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child health


The largest single study to date has concluded that MMR vaccination does not increased autism risk, even among children with other risk factors for autism …

A dentist has been reprimanded after prescribing benzodiazepines to a two-year-old and a seven-year-old who both later presented to emergency departments A NSW Civil and …

Jessica Kaufman, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and Margie Danchin, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, take a look at how everyone can spread the pro-vaccination message The World …

Leading doctors and paediatric experts call for minimum age for chiropractic patients after latest controversy A Melbourne chiropractor has come under fire after media outlets …

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, …