Home > Parenting Parenting All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid WATCH: Doctors operate on spine of baby in womb In a UK first, doctors have used keyhole surgery to repair the spine of a baby with spina bifida while it was still inside the womb. Parenting News Give newborn to mom right away – after moving the electrodes When newly delivered babies come into contact with electrodes on their mothers' skin after C-section surgery, it may cause false alarms. More in Parenting News Early miscarriages: Study finds link to frequent dagga use in men How young is too young to leave kids home alone? Paracetamol in pregnancy might raise children's odds of ADHD and autism Are high lead levels in pregnancy linked to obesity in kids years later? News A weak grip may signal future health trouble, even in kids Weak grip power in children might suggest risk for wellbeing issues as diabetes and coronary heart illness, new study suggests. See all News » Parenting 8 ways to protect your family from worms Prevention is always better than cure – and never more so than with worms. See all Parenting » Birth Epidural better than 'laughing gas' for labour pain Nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') is becoming more widely available in the United States, but the majority of patients still end up requesting an epidural. See all Birth » Parenting Childcare workers need to follow hand-washing guidelines In a study researchers used video cameras to record the hand-washing habits of adults at an early childhood centre. See all Parenting » Take action ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » How to stimulate your baby How to massage a new baby Nutrition Do gluten-free kids' foods provide enough nutrition? Although many parents think it’s healthy, a gluten-free diet might not be the best thing for children. See all Nutrition » Body More kids and teens heading to ER with headaches Between 2007 and 2014 hospital admission rates for children with a headache increased from 10 percent to 24 percent, a recent study found. See all Body » Nutrition Weight-loss surgery may reduce pregnancy complications A study suggests that women who undergo weight-loss surgery procedures before pregnancy are less likely to need Caesarean deliveries than obese women. See all Nutrition » advertisement Live healthier Lifestyle » E-cigarettes: Here are five things to know E-cigarettes have become hugely popular in the past decade, but a rash of vaping-linked deaths and illnesses in the US is feeding caution about a product that's already banned in some places. Allergy » Ditch the itch: Researchers find new drug to fight hives A new drug works by targeting an immune system antibody called immunoglobulin E, which is responsible for the allergic reaction that causes hives.