Home > Parenting > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Synthetic hormone may protect preemies' brains Synthetic erythropoietin (EPO), a hormone used to stimulate red blood cell production, might prevent brain damage when used shortly after preterm birth. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Baby yoga or child abuse? Dr Sascha Edelstein on the causes of infertility Adult video games encourage risky behaviour in kids A study suggests that teenagers who play risk-glorifying games created for mature players may develop values consistent with their deviant game characters. Witbank family poisoned by household heater Three members of a Witbank family have died of carbon monoxide poisoning, allegedly caused by their heater, Mpumalanga police said on Tuesday. Japan bans possession of child porn Japan has finally criminalised possession of child pornography, but still allows sexually explicit comics and animation. Gay fathers – mom and dad rolled into one Gay men raising babies show brain activity resembling that of both new mothers and new fathers. Single moms' job loss has negative impact on kids Children of single mothers who lose their jobs are less likely to graduate from high school and college, and more likely to develop depression, according to a study. Sub-Saharan women most likely to die in pregnancy The WHO reports that the dangers of childbearing are still far more acute in the developing world than in wealthy countries. Single motherhood doesn't lead to unhappiness According to a study, having a child did not lead to a decline in single women's happiness. Parents' driving instruction often superficial Recordings of parent-child pairs when the child was driving found a little over half of the talk was driving related, but parents rarely discussed how to anticipate and avoid hazards. “ Latest comment on Health24 Joe Black says... I hope the surgery is a success. Poor kids needs a bit of help to hopefully live a more normal life. Crazy pictures of China's "Giraffe Boy" ” Motsoaledi warns against illegal initiation schools Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi urged parents to report illegal initiation schools to prevent their children from being harmed by ruthless racketeers. A new research on child abandonment and adoption A new qualitative research study on child abandonment and adoption in the context of African ancestral beliefs in contemporary urban South Africa was released today by the National Adoption Coalition South Africa (NACSA) ahead of Child Protection Week. More US women delaying pregnancy Over the last forty years women have been having babies later in life than ever before. HIV drugs cause slight increase in birth defects Researchers found that taking antiretroviral drugs only slightly increased the risk of birth defects in children born to French mothers. Size of foetus affects stillbirth risk A study found that foetuses that were both too small and large for gestational weight were associated with a greater likelihood of stillbirth. Chinese parents offer babies for adoption on internet In China, expectant couples, unwilling or unable to keep their children, go to the internet looking for adoptive parents rather than abort their babies or abandon them. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Like us on facebook! Why take out life insurance from OUTsaurance Keep your pet's teeth in tip top condition Occlusal disease - a modern day dental problem Live healthier Knee pain relief » Knee injuries Test your knee pain knowledge Symptoms of knee pain Do you suffer from knee pain? Do you suffer from recurrent knee pain? It could be osteoarthritis... Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins Get your vitamins right Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.