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infant health


Leading pharmacist calls for more guidelines on colic, constipation and reflux in infants, as new survey shows 99% of pharmacists field questions on these disorders A new survey has found …

A leading hospital pharmacist has announced South Australia’s new advice on infant teething gel, asking parents not to use lidocaine gels Deputy Director of Pharmacy at the Women’s and Children’s …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Probiotics to prevent infantile colic A Cochrane review has concluded that there is no clear evidence that probiotics are more effective …

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 …

Researchers examined whether providing a low FODMAP diet to breastfeeding mothers could help reduce colic in infants… and the results suggest it could While avoiding “windy” foods is common among …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Current treatment options for postmenopausal vaginal atrophy Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) affects up to 50%–60% of postmenopausal women, with symptoms of dryness, …

Supporting breastfeeding is important, but many parents need advice on alternatives, write Dr Esther Lau and Professor Lisa Nissen As a profession, pharmacists encourage and support breastfeeding. However, for whatever …

A trial of sildenafil in pregnant women has been stopped after eleven babies died The Amsterdam University Medical Centre has confirmed that it has stopped a study of the effect …

Health stakeholders have criticised “bizarre” attempts by US officials to block a World Health Assembly resolution encouraging breastfeeding According to an article published in the New York Times, the United …

The AMA has issued a reminder of MMR safety in Australia following the deaths of two infants in Samoa shortly after vaccination Samoan health officials have reportedly recalled the MMR …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news  Comparative effectiveness of extended-release naltrexone versus buprenorphine-naloxone for opioid relapse prevention (X:BOT) A 24-week randomised controlled, comparative effectiveness trial …

From mastitis and the hidden hindrances of breastfeeding to baby pain and constipation, motherhood is fraught with highs and lows Lisa Properjohn, registered nurse specialising in paediatrics at Pharmacy 777 …