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Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases
Tonsil and adenoid removal associated with long-term risks of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Removing tonsils and adenoids in childhood increases the long-term risk of respiratory, allergic and infectious diseases, according to researchers who have examined – for the first time – the long-term effects of the operations. The researchers suggest renewed evaluation of ... Read More »

Vaccinations
Vaccinations (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

We are strongly encouraged by the international scientific community to use vaccinations to protect ourselves from many infectious and chronic diseases. The World Health Organization estimates that vaccinations prevent 2-3 million deaths around the world every year. Since the introduction ... 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 »

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 »

New drug to ease C-Section trauma
New drug to ease C-Section trauma (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

James Cook University researchers from the College of Medicine and Dentistry may have found a way to reduce trauma and prevent infections after Caesarean births. Caesarean delivery rates are increasing worldwide and around a third of all mothers in Australia, ... Read More »

Male infant circumcision has a 200 to one risk-benefit: research
Male infant circumcision has a 200 to one risk-benefit: research (2 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

There is a 200 to 1 risk-benefit in favour of infant male circumcision compared to the lifetime risk of being an uncircumcised male, a new study in World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics reveals. The new study by researchers at the University Sydney, UNSW Sydney and several teaching ... 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 »

Premature babies at greater risk of childhood infection
Premature babies at greater risk of childhood infection (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has found children who are born even slightly premature or underweight are more likely to be hospitalised with an infection during their childhood and adolescence. Researchers from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute used unique ... 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 »

Making hand washing posters
Making hand washing posters (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Hand washing is important for child health and developing self care skills. These posters are fun and educational to make and help kids learn the importance of handwashing Read More »

 
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