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A Finnish group of researchers released the results of a three-year study examining the effects of long-term probiotic use on antibiotics and children's health. The results suggest probiotics may offer far more than a means to prevent AAD and C. difficile. They may actually help to reduce the need for antibiotics in the future.
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As a medical student taking part in a Social Paediatrics course at The Hospital for Sick Children, I was recently immersed in the lives and healthcare needs of low-income families in Toronto. This experience reshaped the lens through which I now view healthcare and helped me recognize that societal factors greatly influence the emotional and physical wellbeing of children and their families.
ummer is a great time for reading. In fact, encouraging child literacy is a very key part of healthy child development. We also know that reading is a great option to avoid excessive screen time; children under the age of two should have no screen time at all, and limited amounts as they get older.
Very soon, people of all ages across Canada will roll up their sleeves for their flu shots. The vaccine is already available in many doctors' offices in time to help people protect themselves from the...
I am often asked how patients can best prepare for office visits with me. Busy parents don't have time to wait hours to see the doctor, only to forget important questions. Make your visit count! Here are some tricks to make your pediatrician or family doctor visit most efficient and useful.
There are simply not enough hours in the day for parents of children with developmental challenges to manage the complicated care needs of their sons and daughters. There are a number of ways in which "the system" can work well to support better outcomes for families dealing with developmental challenges.
Many moms and dads dive into research and read everything they come across. There is no right way to handle news of this nature. The moment illness strikes, life becomes split into two sections: before and after. And it's normal to yearn to get back to before. Before was a time of blissful unawareness.
Baby Tess receiving care from her parents through Mount Sinai Hospital's Family Integrated Care Program, the first program of its kind in North America. (Image credit: Jacqueline Hourigan) Jacqueline...
OTTAWA - The Canadian Paediatric Society is calling on all provinces and territories to implement a publicly-funded enhanced well-baby visit for all Canadian babies.The doctors' group says there's a s...
TORONTO - Oni Joseph used to go to her son's school each fall and explain why he was constantly sniffling and out of breath.Her son, 13-year-old Toussaint, was "born wheezy," and his asthma has only g...