Proposals in NSW to force someone who spits at or bites a frontline worker to be tested for HIV and other blood-borne viruses are a real problem - for workers and the public.
In some communities, over a quarter of the children were misclassified as iron replete whereas they were iron deficient.
There are real consequences to ignoring children’s pain in hospital. These include increased sensitivity to pain, abnormal social behaviours when older and higher levels of anxiety before a future procedure.
From broken limbs to blood tests, hospital visits can cause unnecessary pain for children. An emergency care pediatrician offers seven easy strategies for parents to lessen this pain.
No, not that type of iron overload – haemochromatosis, when your body absorbs too much iron.
Feeling tired and out of energy? Talk to your GP about checking your iron level.
Antibiotics are wrongly being prescribed for infections where they won't work and cutting this down could help combat resistance. But change isn't as easy as just providing the means.
Patient and doctor in hospital room.
Almost half of all needle sticks in a hospital may be unnecessary, a recent study shows. There's a way to be done with one, thus avoiding the pain of extra sticks.