News: Sep 2015

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Autumn colds – and why antibiotics are not the answer

30 September 2015

The return to school in autumn can often see an increase in the common cold, with symptoms including cough, sore throat, a runny nose or fever. Children and young people are most likely to suffer from and spread the cold virus, with the highest risk being in nurseries and schools.

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The ‘Epilepsy Passport’ launches in a bid to transform children’s epilepsy care

23 September 2015

An innovative tool developed by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is set to improve communication between healthcare professionals, and keep children and young people with epilepsy out of hospital.

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New link between Medicines for Children and the BNFC

16 September 2015

The 2015-16 edition of the British National Formulary for Children (BNFC) will, for the first time, feature links to Medicines for Children information leaflets.

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Reducing children's sugary drink consumption can improve heart health in adulthood

8 September 2015

Researchers in the US this week have found that consuming fewer sugary drinks in childhood has the potential to lower the risk of heart disease in later life. The findings show that a lower intake of sugar-sweetened beverages by children is linked to increases in the body of good cholesterol (high density lipoprotein cholesterol).