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child health


A new school year, and another battle between bloodsucking parasites and the kids they love to live on, writes Cameron Webb from the University of Sydney …

University of Melbourne researcher Dr Andrew Tagg and some paediatrician colleagues looked at how long it takes Lego to exit the digestive system “Children frequently ingest …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Effects of vitamin D supplementation on musculoskeletal health A systematic review and meta-analysis suggests that vitamin …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Second-generation antipsychotics in children Second generation antipsychotics such as clozapine, risperidone, olanzapine and quetiapine …

An Australian researcher has urged health professionals not to give decongestants to children under the age of 12 Not only do these treatments fail to …

New Zealand’s health professionals have been advised not to give codeine at all to children aged under 12, or to breastfeeding mothers New Zealand regulator …

Ben Basger takes a look at issues around preventive health for all the family Did you know that the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners …

An Australian trial of 40 children with hard-to-treat epilepsy shows that cannabidiol may have some positive effects with a manageable side effect profile The research, …

Pharmacists in Tasmania are now waiting on government supplies of meningococcal vaccine – and hope to expand vaccination further In late July Tasmania’s Minister for …

The Australian Digital Health Agency is encouraging parents to have My Health Records for their children, saying these could save lives Parents are being encouraged …

There is a widespread view that childhood pain is under-recognised and under-managed, writes Leanne Philpott Pharmacists play a valuable role in helping parents assess the …

The Tasmanian Government is extending the free vaccination program against meningococcal disease – and pharmacists will be able to vaccinate some children Michael Ferguson, Minister …