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Part two: From constipation to diarrhoea

In part two of “From constipation to diarrhoea”, we go in-depth in our discussion of the smelly but serious topic of diarrhoea. Please read...
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Safety when heating with gas

By Arrive Alive. During the cold of winter, our first responders are often attending to incidents of fire and burn! May is Burn Awareness Month...
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Part One: From constipation to diarrhoea

You know that you’re a mother or parent when you get excited about poo! From relief that your baby has a regular bowel movement...
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Being a mom made me a better human

Raising children is part challenge and part opportunity. You have the opportunity to create a whole new person, with the challenge of making sure...
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Bacterial vaginosis: Something fishy

By Dr Jireh Serfontein, sexual health practitioner. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is not an infection caught from your partner; it is due to an upset of the...
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Braving the tonsil op times two

We recently had both my younger children’s tonsils out. Jack is 6 and Emma is 4 and we needed to have both done –...
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To my wife, on Mother’s Day

So, it’s Mother’s Day again and, once again, I am reminded just what a fantastic mom you are! We both know how tough modern parenting...
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When your child doesn’t like to read

Reading is a highly beneficial activity for children, but what if your child strongly dislikes flipping the pages? Television, video games, iPads; technology has opened...
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It is possible to manage asthma!

Workers’ Day is not only a reason to take a day off work; 1 May is also World Asthma Day and throughout May, the...
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Top tips to get your kids involved in home cooking

Whether it’s muddy outdoor activities or indoor ones that involve the splashing of paint or dirtying of clothes, if there’s the potential to get...

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