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Screen time: Children advised not to use electronic devices at dinner

Mobile phones should be banned from the dinner table and bedtimes as part of a healthy approach to devices, the UK’s four chief medical officers have said. Children should also take a break from screen-based activities every two hours, the government advisers said. And they added industry must do more to keep children safe. Their… Read More »

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Improved liver function, but progressive kidney damage, among children on antiretroviral therapy in Ethiopia

Among HIV-positive children with liver and kidney abnormalities, liver enzyme abnormalities improved while kidney function progressively deteriorated the longer the children were on antiretroviral therapy (ART). With the exception of nevirapine, the specific ART regimen did not have a significant effect on changes in liver enzymes or kidney function. These findings from the Ethiopian Paediatric… Read More »

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Children With Asthma Prescribed More Antibiotics Than Those Without

January 02, 2019 Share this content: The most commonly known indication for an antibiotic prescription was an upper respiratory tract infection. Children with asthma are prescribed antibiotics at a higher rate than those without asthma, according to a study published in BMJ Open. Furthermore, the diseases for which they are prescribed typically do not call for antibiotics.… Read More »

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