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When does hungry become hangry?

You’re ready to blow your top – but how much is due to your internal hunger and how much to external annoyances? perfectlab/Shutterstock.com Jennifer MacCormack, University...
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How to effectively treat acute coughs in children

Coughs are common in school-aged children, occurring seven to 10 times a year. A cough is a particularly bothersome symptom that tends to resolve...
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Why vaccine opponents think they know more than medical experts

Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, even though many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children. Africa Studios/Shutterstock.com Matthew Motta, University of...
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Paternity leave in South Africa

Finally! In November 2017, Parliament adjusted parental leave and benefits to better reflect the kinds of demands that parenting puts on working adults. People...
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Hearing loss in children: Act now, here is how!

Many people believe that hearing loss affects is merely a sign of ageing but this assumption could not be further away from the truth....
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Life Insurance 101: What you need to know about life insurance for young families

If your children depend on you, then you need life insurance, no matter how much you earn, or if you work or not. Life...
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How I conquered breastfeeding

We celebrated Breastfeeding Week recently and while it was beautiful seeing mothers on social media baring their breasts proudly to feed their babies, it...
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African mothers in science need more support. Providing it is actually easy

Mothers need support to manage the demands of a scientific career with their family responsibilities. Shutterstock Bernard Slippers, University of Pretoria and Smeetha Singh There are a...
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Happy marriage, happy munchkins

Marriage is the bedrock of the family. If this foundation is crumbling, so will the entire household that is built upon it. As busy...
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Extreme stress in childhood is toxic to your DNA

Photo by Kat J on Unsplash, CC BY-SA Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D., Johns Hopkins University The real danger of separating children from parents is not the...