Coughs give vital clues to pneumonia

Annually, pneumonia kills over 1.8 million children throughout the world.

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Think Again

A study by Emma Gee Kee et al, Randomised controlled trial of three burns dressings for partial thickness burns in children published in Burns (2015), compared the effects of three silver dressing combinations on small to medium size acute partial thickness burns in children, focusing on reepithelialisation time, pain and distress during dressing changes.

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RTIs linked to asthma

An international study of 154 492 European children found that those who had had upper respiratory infections, such as colds, sinusitis, laryngitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis and otitis, by the age of five years had a 1.5-fold increased risk of developing asthma in later life.

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Avoiding litigation: It’s not child’s play

There has been a dramatic increase in medical litigation in recent years. Those practicing in specialties considered high risk such as obstetrics and neurosurgery now pay very high premiums for malpractice insurance.

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