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child health


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 Administrative Tribunal hearing has heard …

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 Health Organisation (WHO) has named …

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 including 9News covered a Facebook video …

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 A new school year, and …

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 coins (generally with minimal reported …

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 D supplementation does not prevent …

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 pose a serious risk to …

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 alleviate cold symptoms but their …

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 Medsafe, and the Medicines Adverse …

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 (RACGP) Red book (or ‘Guidelines …

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, published in the Medical Journal …

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 Health, Michael Ferguson, announced that …