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Demystifying constipation

Childhood constipation is a common reason for parents seeking help and advice. Siba Prosad Paul and Christine Routley provide an overview of managing the condition in the community

Inhaled corticosteroids slow growth

Regularly using low or medium doses of inhaled corticosteroids (ICs) suppresses children's growth during the year after starting treatment for mild to moderate persistent asthma, a Cochrane review has concluded.

ADHD linked to allergies

Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to develop atopic diseases and skin infections like impetigo, new research suggests.

Itching in young children

Itching is one of the most common dermatological complaints seen in practice. Jean Watkins discusses the causes and treatments in children.

Type 1 diabetes in children

Many children are not diagnosed early enough. Nicky Kime highlights the symptoms and importance of an accurate early diagnosis.

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