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    ‘No evidence of harm’ from antipyretic use in feverish children

    There is no evidence that antipyretics prolong fever in children with acute infections, claims a UK meta-analysis.

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    ‘Steep’ rise in GP reporting of child maltreatment

    GPs are increasingly reporting maltreatment-related concerns in children, according to UK researchers.

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    100,000 patients set to receive personal health budgets by 2020 Subscription

    NHS chiefs are aiming to increase the number of people receiving personal health budgets by 2,000% over the next five years, under the Government’s drive to roll out the scheme to more patients with complex needs and multiple long-term conditions.

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    50% hike in antidepressant use in UK children

    Prescriptions for antidepressants in children have risen over 50% in recent years in the UK, an international study has revealed

  • Adenoid surgery no use for recurrent URTIs

    Surgery to remove the adenoids is no better than a watchful waiting strategy in children with recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, a new study concludes.

  • ADHD drugs 'common source of drug reactions'

    Drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were the most common source of yellow card reports in children after vaccinations, a new analysis reveals.

  • ADHD medication link with cardiovascular events disputed

    ADHD medications do not increase the risk of cardiovascular events as has previously been suggested, a large analysis shows.

  • Admissions up for children with diabetes

    The number of children in England urgently admitted to hospital for complications of diabetes has risen sharply, new figures show.

  • Adverse events reported in US following HPV vaccination

    More than 12,000 reports of adverse events following immunisation (AEFIs) were reported by girls aged 11 and 12 who received the quadrivalent HPV vaccine in the US between June 2006 and January 2009.

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