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When to take a baby with a cold to the doctor: 3-12 months
When to take a baby with a cold to the doctor: 3-12 months (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

When your baby’s symptoms are more serious than a blocked nose and slight fever, it’s important to see a doctor to check that another more serious illness is not causing their symptoms. But as a parent you’re probably wondering when ... Read More »

Lung function and wheezing beyond childhood
Lung function and wheezing beyond childhood (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study in Australia suggests that reduced lung function in infancy was associated with wheezing beyond childhood at 18 years of age, according to a report published Online First by JAMA Pediatrics, a JAMA Network publication. Abnormal airway function is ... Read More »

Important changes to cough and cold medicines for children
Important changes to cough and cold medicines for children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The TGA has conducted a review of the use of cough and cold medicines in children and, as a result, advises consumers and health professionals of the following changes: Cough and cold medicines should not be given to children under ... 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 »

Prenatal exposure to pesticide linked with childhood cough
Prenatal exposure to pesticide linked with childhood cough (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Cough symptoms at age 5 and 6 appear to be unrelated to asthma or infection. Children exposed in the womb to the widely used pesticide additive piperonyl butoxide (PBO) have heightened risk of noninfectious cough at ages 5 and 6, ... Read More »

Children’s cough reflex weakened by parental smoke
Children’s cough reflex weakened by parental smoke (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research from the Monell Center reveals that exposure to secondhand smoke decreases sensitivity to cough-eliciting respiratory irritants in otherwise healthy children and adolescents. The findings may help to explain why children of smokers are more likely to develop pneumonia, ... Read More »

Cough and cold medicine alert for parents
Cough and cold medicine alert for parents (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents have been alerted to take note of important changes in the latest advice on dispensing cough and cold medicines to their young children. Federal Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, Catherine King, said a review by the Therapeutic Goods ... Read More »

 
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