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World Diabetes Day 2018: How Diabetes Affects Children and What Parents Should Know

Child (Photo Credits: Pixabay) Diabetes mellitus, the silent killer that claims millions of lives worldwide, is generally understood as a disease that affects adults. The risk of the chronic condition tends to go up after the age of 35. But despite what we know about diabetes as a “grown-up” disease, it doesn’t spare children either.… Read More »

Survey: Most Parents Share Leftover Antibiotics With Others

Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health in the United States. Now, new findings presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2018 National Conference & Exhibition reveal that nearly 75 percent of parents share leftover antibiotics with family members and other individuals. Known as prescription diversion, this practice could further increase the… Read More »

EpiPen shortage: Chemists told to quiz parents on children's need

Chemists have been told by the NHS to check whether young children are in urgent need of adrenaline pens before dispensing the devices. Pharmacists must ask parents and carers how many auto-adrenaline injectors they have before deciding how many to give. Only children who have no pens – including expired but usable devices – should… Read More »