Category “Children’s Health”

UK officials confirm more cases of hepatitis in children

May 3rd, 2022
UK officials confirm more cases of hepatitis in children

Health officials in the UK have confirmed more cases of hepatitis in children. Investigations have uncovered a further 34 cases of the disease, which affects the liver, since April 25th. The new confirmed cases take the total number to 145 since January. The total covers cases in England (108), Scotland (17), Wales (11) and Northern […]

Doctors in Israel complete pioneering procedure to separate conjoined twins

September 7th, 2021

Doctors in Israel have completed pioneering surgery to separate twins who were born joined at the back of the head. The one-year-old twins have seen each other for the first time after spending the first 12 months of their lives joined at the back of their heads. The procedure to separate the twin girls took […]

Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces measures to protect against measles-4342-0725-9982-8978-0920-7834

August 20th, 2019

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has announced a raft of measures to protect the public against measles. The move comes after the UK lost its measles-free status amid a decline in immunisation rates. Measles can be prevented by means of a double-dose immunisation, which is provided as part of the NHS routine vaccination programme for […]

Parents urged to pack children’s medicines in hand luggage-9160-1635-5604-1868-6520-8195

July 30th, 2019

With thousands of families expected to travel abroad in the coming weeks, experts are urging parents to pack children’s medicines in their cabin bags.  Research conducted in America suggests that most in-flight incidents could be dealt with swiftly, but that most airlines don’t carry sufficient stores of children’s medication. Researchers at Duke University analysed data […]

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