Home > Parenting > 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 Fresh donor egg better than frozen for IVF In the case of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), fresh eggs had a much higher likelihood of implantation and birth than frozen eggs, a study found. 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 Preemies' impaired immune systems quickly catch up The findings of a new study suggest that preterm and full-term infants' immune system development follows a set pattern after birth. Could dad-to-be's health affect his newborn's health? A new study suggests a father's health before conception should be considered because it could affect the outcome of the pregnancy for both mother and child. 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. Vitamin D in pregnancy doesn't curb kids' asthma Although a study failed to show that prenatal vitamin D supplementation prevents the development of asthma, it may have delayed the onset of the condition. Pregnant moms who smoke, drink put babies at risk of SIDS The findings of a new study suggest that mothers-to-be's combined exposures to alcohol and tobacco have a synergistic effect on SIDS risk. Everything you need to know before doing intermittent fasting while pregnant Gaining, not losing, the right amount of weight may actually be the right thing for your health. How low-dose aspirin could help prevent preterm births A trial, run in six lower-income countries, found that giving first-time mothers a daily low-dose aspirin reduced their risk of preterm birth by more than 10%. 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. How mom-to-be's cosmetics chemicals could lead to heavier baby A number of studies have suggested that parabens mimic oestrogens in the body and may disrupt the normal function of hormones. General anaesthesia boosts postpartum depression risk after C-section Why could general anaesthesia for C-section deliveries put women at a higher risk of postpartum depression? How puberty starts a year earlier for girls now than in the 1970s Early menstrual bleeding – the last clinical sign of puberty for women – is associated with a higher risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and allergies. 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? 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.