‘Hot’ joints

Boys are 1.2–3.7 times more likely to be affected by BJI than girls in developed countries, recent reports of OM…

Management of chronic pain in children

Chronic pain in children is a significant public health problem globally and a leading cause of morbidity in children, with…

Taste: the missing link in paediatric medicines

Children’s perception of the taste of medicines are often the deciding factor in their adherence to medication.

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Safety and efficacy of paracetamol in children

Paracetamol is a common painkiller for children. It’s often used to treat headaches, stomach ache, earache and cold symptoms. It…

The importance of gut microbiota in early childhood

The period from conception to two years of age represents a critical time of early childhood growth and development. Emerging evidence…

Managing fever in children

Fever is the most common clinical symptom treated by paediatricians and other healthcare practitioners. Pharmacists play a key role in…

‘Tis the season for AOM

Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common childhood illness – 75% of children have at least one episode by three…

Winter illnesses and children: when to be concerned?

Distinguishing between winter ailments with the same common symptoms is vital in order to recommend the correct treatment.

When good medicine tastes bad

Noncompliance is a major source of treatment failure in the outpatient setting. Decades of research have shown that many factors…

Coughs give vital clues to pneumonia

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

RTIs linked to asthma

An international study of 154 492 European children found that those who had had upper respiratory infections, such as colds,…

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…