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Doctors warn against unnecessary CT scans in children presenting with new onset seizures
Doctors warn against unnecessary CT scans in children presenting with new onset seizures (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New medical advice is recommending doctors avoid Computed Tomography (CT) scans when evaluating children and adolescents who present with their first seizure. The advice is one of five recommendations released by the Australia and New Zealand Child Neurology Society (ANZCNS), ... Read More »

Poor asthma prescribing compromising health of children
Poor asthma prescribing compromising health of children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An alarming number of children under five years of age are being prescribed asthma medication outside of national guidelines, new research shows. The study, by medical researchers at UNSW and Sydney Children’s Hospital, was presented in Adelaide today to health ... Read More »

Australian kids receive healthcare in line with guidelines 60% of the time
Australian kids receive healthcare in line with guidelines 60% of the time (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Landmark national CareTrack Kids study assessed the quality of healthcare delivered to children across 17 common clinical conditions Australian-first national benchmarking study shows children receive care within guidelines on average 60 per cent of the time Children with tonsillitis, gastroesophageal ... Read More »

Rethinking childbirth education could save $97 million yearly
Rethinking childbirth education could save $97 million yearly (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Research led by The University of Notre Dame Australia shows antenatal education not only reduces the rates of medical interventions during childbirth but can save the healthcare system up to $97 million per year. The Australian-first research, in partnership with ... Read More »

Roadblocks for Adolescents with Autism and their Caregivers
Roadblocks for Adolescents with Autism and their Caregivers (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For most people, trips to the doctor can be quite scary. For adolescents and young adults with autism, taking control of health care decisions is not only frightening, it also can be a barrier to independence. Now researchers from the ... Read More »

What youth want from GPs
What youth want from GPs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by medical students from the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School has revealed what young people really want when visiting their general practitioner. The medical students surveyed 155 teenagers aged 16-18 from a rural Tasmanian high school, ... Read More »

Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children
Obese preschoolers have 60% higher healthcare costs than healthy weight children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Obese children are two to three times more likely to be admitted to hospital, according to a new study on the healthcare costs of overweight preschoolers. Obese children aged two to five years old are 2-3 times more likely to ... Read More »

Emergency Department triage of children points to need for better training
Emergency Department triage of children points to need for better training (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Victorian study has revealed inconsistent accuracy with Emergency Department triaging of low to moderate urgency presentations involving children. This study is the first to assess the accuracy and reliability of the use of the Australasian Triage Scale (ATS), since ... Read More »

For Kids with Injured Ankles, Less Treatment May Be More
For Kids with Injured Ankles, Less Treatment May Be More (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with hurt ankles by as much as 23% and save emergency patients both money and time.  The results of a cost analysis of the Low Risk Ankle Rule (LRAR) were published online ... Read More »

Teddy Bear Hospital aims to reduce children’s anxiety
Teddy Bear Hospital aims to reduce children’s anxiety (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Today 35 University of Tasmania medical students from years 3-5 acted as “teddy doctors” at the third “Teddy Bear Hospital” visit to Albeura Street Primary School. Kindergarten and Prep children and their teddies visited different activity stations, each simulating different ... Read More »

 
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