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Sleeping nightmares

Sleeping nightmares

NEW data on children’s sleep may aid parental understanding of what is ‘normal’ at various ages.

Bruising and suspected physical abuse

Bruising and suspected physical abuse

MULTIPLE bruising in children should warrant further investigations.

Jab concerns vs evidence

Jab concerns vs evidence

UNFOUNDED parental concern about vaccines needs sober, scientific rebuttal.

Investigating developmental delay

Investigating developmental delay

ASTUTELY investigating any sign of developmental delay may help parents access assistance.

Correcting cleft lip/palate

Correcting cleft lip/palate

WHAT parents can expect in the first years of life for a baby with cleft palate.

Hydration in bronchiolitis

Hydration in bronchiolitis

IN BABIES with viral bronchiolitis, which hydration strategy should be chosen?

Economics of cystic fibrosis

Economics of cystic fibrosis

SOCIAL deprivation shapes outcomes for young people living with cystic fibrosis.

When it’s hard to breathe

When it’s hard to breathe

CONSIDER stress in the evaluation of dysfunctional breathing.

Antibiotic decision-making

Antibiotic decision-making

CLINICAL judgement is required in deciding whether to prescribe antibiotics.

Consider alternative therapies

Consider alternative therapies

IT is important to include complementary and alternative medicine in history-taking.

Babies’ growth trajectory

Babies’ growth trajectory

A CHILD'S growth trajectory reflects health and wellbeing.

Taking on obesity in kids

Taking on obesity in kids

Researchers are studying the effects of lifestyle changes in obese children.

Children  exposed  to cigarette  smoke in cars

Children exposed to cigarette smoke in cars

Exposure to cigarette smoke is worse in confined spaces such as the family car.

Ask about  snoring in preschoolers

Ask about snoring in preschoolers

Persistent snoring is significant, even from a young age.

Weighing up the risks and benefits of CT scans in kids

Weighing up the risks and benefits of CT scans in kids

THERE are many things to consider when referring a patient for a CT scan, especially in children.

Nature vs nurture: sleep disturbance in infancy

Nature vs nurture: sleep disturbance in infancy

Sleep disturbances in children are often under-reported. GPs play a key role in discussing infant sleep with parents.

The impact of gender on premature birth outcomes

The impact of gender on premature birth outcomes

Study shows that gender differences have significant implications for infants born very prematurely.

Battery-related presentations to the emergency department

Battery-related presentations to the emergency department

Batteries, ubiquitous in Australian households, are an important source of childhood injury.

Infant sleep and maternal caffeine consumption

Infant sleep and maternal caffeine consumption

Is there a relationship between maternal caffeine consumption and infant night waking?

Treatment of chest infections

Treatment of chest infections

How are GPs meeting the challenge of whether to prescribe antibiotics for a young child with a fever and a cough?

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