Squashing head lice myths

MYTH: Head lice jump from one head to another. FACT: They are wingless and cannot jump or fly. They can

Probiotics and children

General features of probiotics and their importance in our GITs: Firstly, let us consider the general benefits of probiotics: Probiotics

New fluid replenishment for children now available

In children, fluid and nutrient loss can be caused by a variety of factors, some of which include vomiting, diarrhoea,

Understanding enuresis

HOW COMMON IS IT? Bedwetting is very common. It afflicts 5-10% of children below the age of ten years, and

Vitamin B and kidney function in children with diabetes

Studies indicate simple supplementation of vitamin B complex may protect against the development and progression of kidney disease in children

Digital medicine for autism and ADHD

A new study evaluates the feasibility, safety, and benefit potential of video game-based ‘digital medicine’ to help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD.

SA medical breakthrough: measuring intracranial pressure

Paediatric neurosurgeon Dr Llewellyn Padayachy has introduced a novel diagnostic method, which uses the eye as a window to the brain.

Cape Town newborn benefits from advanced keyhole surgery

A keyhole procedure to repair a diaphragmatic hernia, a congenital defect in the diaphragm, was successfully performed on a newborn baby at Netcare Blaauwberg Hospital in Cape Town.

Understanding an ADHD diagnosis and how to manage it

It is unclear whether ADHD is more common today, but it is evident that the prevalence rates of diagnosed and treated cases have escalated over time.

Tackling teething

Tender, swollen gums can make life miserable for not only a baby but his/her parents too. While there are many

Treating cuts and grazes

Treatment Try and assess the severity of the cut, and apply pressure to the cut with a clean cloth. Fingers

When breast is snubbed

The Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, which evaluated 194 nations, found that only 40% of children younger than six months are breastfed