antibiotics

Antibiotics often inappropriately prescribed for hospitalized kids
Antibiotics often inappropriately prescribed for hospitalized kids (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Nearly a third of all antibiotics prescribed for hospitalized children globally were intended to prevent potential infections rather than to treat disease, according to the results of a worldwide survey published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. ... Read More »

Global scale of TB in young people revealed for first time
Global scale of TB in young people revealed for first time (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An estimated 1.8 million young people around the world develop tuberculosis each year, according to a new report. The study is the first to estimate the global scale of the disease in people aged 10 to 24, a key demographic ... Read More »

Antibiotics during pregnancy increased risk of the child being hospitalised with infection
Antibiotics during pregnancy increased risk of the child being hospitalised with infection (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has revealed children born to mothers who were prescribed antibiotics during pregnancy may have up to a 20 per cent higher risk of being hospitalised with infection. The study, a ... Read More »

Antibiotic overload a concern for Aussie kids
Antibiotic overload a concern for Aussie kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study has found that half of Australian infants are treated with antibiotics during their first year of life – one of the highest rates in the world. In a time of rising antimicrobial resistance and growing evidence of ... Read More »

Parents overestimate benefits of antibiotics for respiratory infections
Parents overestimate benefits of antibiotics for respiratory infections (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research by Bond University’s Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice (CREBP) has found that parents grossly overestimate the benefit of antibiotics in reducing the duration of acute respiratory infections in their children. The study, published Tuesday, 14 March in the respected ... Read More »

Bacterial or viral? Now we can tell
Bacterial or viral? Now we can tell (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from The University of Queensland and Imperial College London have developed a method to distinguish viral and bacterial infections in children, which will save lives and reduce antibiotic use. Associate Professor Lachlan Coin from the Centre for Superbug Solutions at UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience said ... Read More »

Breastfeeding, vaccinations help reduce ear infection rates in babies
Breastfeeding, vaccinations help reduce ear infection rates in babies (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In what would be considered good news for many parents a new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston finds the rates of ear infections during a baby’s first year have declined; the investigators suggested that higher ... Read More »

Baby cold remedies: Dos and don’ts for babies 3-12 months
Baby cold remedies: Dos and don’ts for babies 3-12 months (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Baby cold remedies help make baby more comfortable while their common cold symptoms resolve. But for the most part you’ll be able to remedy your baby with simple measures and leave medicines aside unless they’re recommended by a doctor. It ... Read More »

Antibiotics not effective for cough due to “common cold” in children
Antibiotics not effective for cough due to “common cold” in children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that antibiotics are not effective in treating cough due to the common cold in children. The study, presented at CHEST 2012, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, found that when children with acute ... Read More »

Organic foods for children
Organic foods for children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents know it’s important for children to eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy products, and whole grains. But it’s less clear whether spending the extra money on organic foods will bring a significant benefit to their ... Read More »

 
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