Home > Parenting > Child > News News All sections in Parenting » Child » Pregnancy » Fertility » Baby » Child Nutrition » Body » Home » First Year » Multimedia » Birth » Pregnancy nutrition » Pregnancy week-by-week » Kindergesondheid Microplastics seeping out of baby's bottle, study shows Infants are likely exposed to an average daily dose of nearly 1.6 million microplastic particles through baby formula they drink from heated plastic bottles. ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Drug might curb dangerous urges in paedophiles Swedish paedophiles who received a testosterone-lowering drug said they lost their sexual interest in children. Hugs more calming for baby when given by mom or dad Researchers found that even though infants cannot speak, they recognise their parents through various parenting methods, including hugging. Beyond baby talk: helping early language development US researchers found that 'parentese', which is proper speech with elongated vowels and exaggerated tones of voice, attracts babies' attention and encourages them to respond. Being bullied about weight may raise risk of drug use A study found that frequent teasing about weight was associated with higher levels of overall alcohol use, binge drinking and marijuana use. Are antibiotics a recipe for obesity in childhood? Researchers found that four-year-olds who'd received more than nine antibiotic prescriptions were twice as likely to be obese as their peers with no antibiotic exposure. When it comes to classroom performance, praising kids is a powerful tool If teachers sang their kids' praises more than reprimanding them, could it have a positive effect on their focus and concentration levels? Mom's handbag may hold hidden dangers for kids 'A handbag, backpack or diaper bag can contain a hodgepodge of medications and supplements, cosmetics, hand sanitizers, candy, coins and other items that attract little hands.' Baby in your room, not in your bed - are parents listening? Even though many parents have been warned against bed-sharing, new parents may be getting inconsistent advice on bed-sharing from their paediatricians. Late bedtimes in preschool years could bring weight gain A new study adds to the evidence linking kids' sleep habits to their weight. load more articles 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.