illness

No support for chronically-ill students
No support for chronically-ill students (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Australia’s school system is failing some of its most vulnerable young people by leaving them unsupported in their education. A new Victoria University report reveals chronically-ill children who need to take extended absences from school are neither officially acknowledged nor ... Read More »

Majority of children readmitted to hospital following transplant
Majority of children readmitted to hospital following transplant (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Nearly two-thirds of children receiving stem cell transplants returned to the hospital within six months for treatment of unexplained fevers, infections or other problems, according to a study performed at Dana-Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Center in Boston. Children who received donor ... Read More »

Pets important for sick kids
Pets important for sick kids (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center broke ground today on a new Family Pet Center that will enable patients on extended stays to visit with their own family pets while at the medical center. The Center will feature visitation bays that ... Read More »

Catheter placement important for hospitalized children
Catheter placement important for hospitalized children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Location, location, location. A new Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study shows the real-estate mantra also holds true when it comes to choosing correct catheter placement in children. The research findings, described online March 18 in JAMA Pediatrics, show that catheters ... Read More »

Chicken pox vaccine saving children’s lives
Chicken pox vaccine saving children’s lives (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The widespread introduction of a chicken pox vaccine in Australia in 2006 has prevented thousands of children from being hospitalised with severe chicken pox and saved lives, according to new research. In a national study of chicken pox admissions at ... Read More »

Parents’ views critical at the end of a child’s life
Parents’ views critical at the end of a child’s life (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More emphasis should be given to parents’ needs when deciding whether or not to withdraw life support from critically ill children, according to a new book written by a University of Adelaide academic. The book, published by Oxford University Press, ... Read More »

Daily antiseptic baths reduce risk of bloodstream infections in critically ill children
Daily antiseptic baths reduce risk of bloodstream infections in critically ill children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Daily baths with an ordinary antibacterial cleanser can safely reduce the risk of dangerous bloodstream infections in critically ill children, according to a trial conducted in five pediatric hospitals and led by investigators at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center. Conducted among ... Read More »

H1N1 flu shots are safe for pregnant women
H1N1 flu shots are safe for pregnant women (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Norwegian pregnant women who received a vaccine against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus showed no increased risk of pregnancy loss, while pregnant women who experienced influenza during pregnancy had an increased risk of miscarriages and still births, a study has ... Read More »

More kids being hospitalised for arthritis
More kids being hospitalised for arthritis (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hospitalisation rates for juvenile arthritis are increasing, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, A snapshot of juvenile arthritis, examines the prevalence, treatment and experience of arthritis in children aged ... Read More »

Pregnant women need a flu shot!
Pregnant women need a flu shot! (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you’re pregnant, a flu shot is your best protection against serious illnesses caused by the flu. The flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune ... Read More »

 
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