Alcohol advice for pregnant women – a lost opportunity to communicate new guidelines

Pregnant women in the UK are now officially advised to consume no alcohol at all. These guidelines, from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), were issued in January 2016, and replaced a previous recommendation that women should limit...

‘Rise Up’ and fly at Africa’s biggest kite festival

Come and meet an aerial ‘big five’ when Nemo, Squid, Octopus, Red Teddy and Bertie the Worm take to the skies at the 24th Cape Town International Kite Festival on 27 and 28 October, in...

Why family planning matters for maternal deaths and child survival

Family planning improves child survival and reduces maternal deaths. But the uptake of family planning in Africa is only 33%, nearly half the world average of 64%. The contraceptive prevalence rate in African countries is...

Fresh-Faced

The Body Shop Drops of Youth: Youth Fresh Emulsion (R220) I use this wonderful product under my makeup and over my moisturiser, and it plumps up my skin for a less tired look. The hydrating emulsion helps protect against...

Best Buys

BABE-Eeze 2-in-1 Bowl & Feeding Mat (R300) Feeding a toddler can be a real messy affair. This flat silicon mat with a bowl moulded right into it will save you cleaning time and make mealtimes much more fun. Designed...

Does Birth Order Really Effect a Child’s Development?

mother and child reading a book together at home Can the order in which you were born really affect how you turn out as an adult? Common knowledge seems...

Breastfeeding is not ‘easy’ – stop telling new mothers that it is

It’s difficult to talk about breastfeeding in a productive way right now. On the one hand, the UK’s breastfeeding rates are so low, that campaigns such as National Breastfeeding week have become really important in encouraging more...

Time to call in the good guys

When your digestive system’s a war zone, probiotics can help fight the bad bacteria in your gut Did you know that as many as 60% of diseases begin in the gastrointestinal tract?  Imbalances can lead to...

Let Justine care for you while you care for baby

You’re probably experiencing a few changes to your skin as your bundle of joy grows inside of you. Stretch marks, scars, pigmentation and sensitivity to the sun are just some of them. Justine has improved its...

5 tips for parents to build communication skills with children with autism spectrum disorder

We are researchers who coach parents to communicate with children with disabilities. Here are five strategies families can use to help children with autism spectrum disorder build their communication skills, along with examples of how to...

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