Home > Parenting > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy Parents help kids develop positive body image According to an expert, parents play a crucial role in helping children develop a positive body image and healthy eating habits. TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Dr Sascha Edelstein on the causes of infertility Dr Sascha Edelstein on the latest insights of Infertility Three-year-old with 160 IQ admitted to Mensa Three-year-old Alexia Martin from Arizona has an IQ of more than 160 and has been accepted by the local chapter of Mensa, the world's largest high-IQ society. Shy kids speak less, but understand as much as outgoing youngsters Although shy kids tend to speak less, they understand what's being said as well as more outgoing youngsters. It was found that girls have higher levels of shyness and language development than boys. How to trick kids into eating more vegetables The strategy of pairing something new with something a person already likes is known as associative conditioning and could be helpful in encouraging kids to eat more fruit and vegetables. Viewing ultrasound doesn't change abortion plans According to a large new US study, nearly 99% of women went ahead with an abortion after voluntarily viewing an ultrasound image of the foetus. Birthing fears predict postpartum depression Women with prenatally diagnosed fear of childbirth are at an increased risk of postpartum depression, according to a Finnish study. Parent work schedules affect relationships with kids Research from North Carolina State University shows that working a job that doesn’t keep 'regular' hours can hurt the relationships between parents and adolescents. Hearing loss among US teens increasing One in six teens has some degree of preventable hearing loss, but few parents warn kids to turn down sources of excessive noise. Doctors can influence parents' vaccination choices Research suggests that the way a doctor talks about vaccines can make a difference in whether or not parents resist shots for their child. “ Latest comment on Health24 Ghoulza says... yes however they could easily have written he/she but choose to just written and he and it was written by a women. so the objections are valid Telltale signs of cheating ” Study explores anomalies in autistic kids' brains A study indicates that the brains of children with autism churn busily when they seem to be not doing anything – potentially explaining why they often seem lost in their own inner worlds. Babies may help couples stay together A Danish study suggests that couples who seek evaluation for infertility problems are more likely to stay together if they are ultimately able to have a child. Fears that e-cigarettes may lead to tobacco use A poll conducted by the University of Michigan shows that 44% of parents worry that e-cigarettes will encourage kids to use tobacco products. Messy children make better learners Study shows toddlers learn words for nonsolids better when getting messy in a highchair. Baby delivered from brain-dead mother Doctors have delivered a baby from a woman who has been brain-dead for three months. SA maternal mortality rate increases South Africa is not on track to meet development goals to reduce its maternal mortality ratio, a report says. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Recovery after exercise is an essential part of any workout What is Metabolic Syndrome? Could you have it? Eyecare for computer users Treet-It Anti-Lice aiding schools in the prevention of Head Lice Live healthier Down hill? » Argus Cycle Tour Celebrities who masturbate Can't get it up? Erectile dysfunction and the cyclist Does cycling cause erectile dysfunction? Some urologists seem to think so. Fitness fuel » Banned substances Sport and nutrition Exercise myths busted Are there any 'safe' sports supplements? Sportsmen and -women need to be super vigilant when they take any medication or supplement. Just one wrong step can ruin a promising career, DietDoc warns.