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Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin best known for its important role in how the body uses calcium and phosphor, two minerals crucial for building healthy bones. A severe Vitamin D shortage can lead to a bone-softening disease called rickets, which causes bones to become brittle and to bend more easily. The child may also[...]
All babies teethe. Though this is a completely normal physiological event, it causes some discomfort for babies and is a huge stressor for moms. Started and run by Dr. Londiwe Sibisi-Maboye, Kids Dental Home is a private dental practice, based in Pretoria, with special focus on paediatric dental and oral health care, which includes infants,[...]
The idea of a human being having worms is not a glamorous thought. And this is one topic where gaining more knowledge will simply increase the ick-factor. Unfortunately worm infestations are extremely common, especially amongst children. Research estimates that more than 3,5 billion people suffer from worm infestation worldwide, of which around 450 million experience[...]
Knowledge is power. This is especially true when it comes to giving birth and having a baby. Especially first time parents often feel completely overwhelmed and unprepared. Attending an antenatal class can go a long way in helping new parents to make decisions and to deal with the challenges in this time of their lives.[...]
South Africa’s immunisation programme already saves thousands of lives. We are blessed to have an immunisation programme (EPI) that is funded by our Department of Health, as this is not the case in all countries. But did you know that apart from the diseases on our EPI there are 7 additional diseases that can be[...]