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Play used to boost kids’ learning skills

December 28, 2016
Children's Health   Multimedia  

Eastern Cape children between the ages of three and six are set to be the first South African children to benefit from a new learning-through-play initiative set to teach them new skills and ways of learning.

Mom bans junk after 5-year-old son hits 45kg

December 13, 2016
Children's Health   OurHealth  

A mother, upset about her five-year-old son having become extremely overweight, has managed to resolve the situation by seeking help from a counsellor and dietician.

Video: Tuck shops culprits in rising Childhood Obesity

November 24, 2016
Children's Health   Multimedia   Obesity  

As Childhood Obesity rates in South Africa continue to soar, experts say the unhealthy food on offer in school tuck shops is partly to blame.

SA girls more obese than boys, but why?

This World Obesity Day experts warn of an emerging epidemic among our nation’s children. But why is it that girls, especially those living in urban areas, have obesity rates that double their age group’s average?

SA kids in big fat trouble, warns Federation

October 10, 2016
Breastfeeding   Children's Health   Diabetes  

High rates of overweight exist alongside malnutrition and experts predict an ailing future for the nation’s children if urgent action is not taken.

South Africa battles health burden from both infectious and non-communicable diseases

NEWS RELEASE: New Global Burden of Disease Study reveals that income, education, and birth rates – while critical – are not the only keys to healthy living in 195 countries.

Moms with HIV set to get connected

MomConnect delivers text messages to women, with information geared towards their stage of pregnancy – and soon pregnant women with HIV will be able to receive specialised messages.