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The TGA has warned against using codeine in children under 12 In its latest Medicines Safety Update, the TGA has advised that the recommendations of its safety review of codeine …

Many parents still believe cough and cold symptoms should be treated with antibiotics, new figures show Ahead of next week’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week (November 13-17), NPS MedicineWise has released …

Discrimination, not same-sex parenting itself, is the source of harm to children, say academics and health professionals A group of academics and medical practitioners have written an update for the …

Parents need accurate information about vaccine preventable diseases, writes Karalyn Huxhagen The Immunise Australia Program website contains a wealth of information relating to immunisation of all age groups and ethnicity. …

Australian children have one of the highest rates of food allergies in the world, writes Leanne Philpott Yet a recent survey uncovered a serious need for extensive community education on …

Essays on health: Australia is failing new parents with conflicting advice – it’s urgent we get it right Much of the baby’s distress, as well as that of the parents, …

Guild Learning and Development is partnering with Care Pharmaceuticals in an online course titled Management of paediatric constipation This course examines some of the common causes of constipation in children, …

An Irish pharmacist is warning of a new head lice risk factor They’ve been blamed for everything from a growing disconnect with older people to a rise in narcissism and …

A handful of Melbourne doctors have formed an “underground network” to help families avoid mandatory vaccinations, the Herald Sun claims In the article, “Secret Melbourne cell of anti-vaxxer doctors under …

Experts have called for greater access to and takeup of flu vaccination, as Australia endures a likely record-breaking season But this doesn’t extend to pharmacies being able to vaccinate children …

The Turnbull Government has launched a “Get the Facts about Immunisation” campaign to encourage childhood vaccination In launching the campaign, Health Minister Greg Hunt said that the Government knows parents …

Pharmacists are ideally placed to help children and their parents understand the source and severity of pain as well as presenting options to alleviate it. By Leanne Philpott Much to …