When is a child an adult?

When does childhood end? That’s the question international researchers are asking as they chart age cut-offs for paediatric services around the world. Adolescent Health Professor at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne Susan Sawyer says previous research has found that global health systems do not meet adolescents’ needs. “Yet pediatricians are well placed to provide age-appropriate […]

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Is my child seriously ill?

Parents generally tend to consider their child more unwell than GPs and use different factors to judge symptom severity, according to researchers at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care in a study published in the British Journal of General Practice. Respiratory infections are the commonest reason parents take children to see their GP. Disagreement between parents and […]

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