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PANDAS

    “PANDAS”  is short for Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus. This is a group of conditions which are poorly recognised in the UK, both by parents & professionals. They typically involve the development of tics, obsessive-compulsive disorder &/or eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa. This is secondary to a streptococcal infection and is the

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    HOTPOD®️

      What is the HOTPOD®️? The HOTPOD®️ is a kit that allows you to measure key physical variables to determine if your child is unwell. In combination with the Children’s e-Hospital App and website we will be offering a specialist child health service that goes beyond just measuring your child’s temperature to determine if they are

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      Childhood Obesity

        Public Health England have today announced plans to reduce ready meal, burger and pizza portion size in an attempt to tackle childhood obesity. Is this a solution to the tidal wave that is due to hit us in the next decade or simply part of a much bigger problem that needs more investment? Shocking figures

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        Meningitis

          Bacterial meningitis is a medical emergency. Click on the following link to read the resource from the children’s e-hospital on the symptoms & signs of meningitis: Meningitis

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          Chicken Pox

            Chicken pox is a common infection that in most children produces a mild self limiting condition. There are however cases where a more aggressive disease process is seen. We discuss the signs and symptoms of chicken pox, the debate around the chicken pox vaccine and the implications of chicken pox in pregnancy. To read the

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            Under age drinking

              Over one in ten parents allow children between five & seven to drink alcohol at home 47% of parents with children under 14 allow them to drink alcohol at home. 8% of these parents lets their children drink alcohol in the home at least once a month. 11% of parents with children aged five to

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              Zika virus

                The Zika virus is a virus that is transmitted by mosquito bites and which causes a flu like illness in the patient together with a rash. It has been linked with birth defects in the children of infected mothers who acquire the infection in pregancy. Specifically, it is linked with babies being born with microcephaly (small

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                Autism – Diagnosis & Management

                  Autism is becoming an ever increasing problem with more and more children being diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorder. This article, in our resources section, looks at what autism is and how it is diagnosed and managed. Click on this link to access the article in full.  

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                  The Children’s e-Hospital wins first award

                    The children’s e-hospital is pleased to announce that it has received it’s first succesful grant award from Innovate UK. As well as giving us the financial support to develop our services it gives us the endorsement we need to continue to provide more efficient and effective ways of communicating with parents and patients. This award

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                    Paracetamol and Pregnancy

                      A study has been published looking at the potential harmful effects of long-term paracetamol use in pregnant mothers. The article was published on the 20th May 2015 in Science Translational Medicine (Sci Transl Med 20 May 2015: Vol. 7, Issue 288,p.288) and has attracted widespread media attention. This article reported that prolonged exposure (7 days) to paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen)

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