Just because many of the children in the current severe hepatitis outbreak were exposed to dogs, doesn’t mean dogs are the cause.
Scientists are urgently trying to find the cause of the global outbreak of severe liver disease in young children. So far, adenovirus seems to be the best lead.
Any COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be given first to higher risk groups before it is given to children. But we still need vaccines that are safe and effective for them too.
Before COVID-19, if you told me that I’d need to construct a tent in which to operate this year, whilst wearing spoggles and a respirator mask, I would not have believed you.
Case numbers are very low, but parents should be be alert for symptoms.
Babies are normally vaccinated against measles at 12 months old. But doctors are now suggesting having the shot as early as six months might be worthwhile for youngsters traveling overseas.
Many of the gels, toys or therapies recommended to help kids through teething may be dangerous. So, what’s a parent to do?
Parents aren’t taught how to verify the health information they find online. So here are some ways to ensure the sources are credible and trustworthy.