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Childhood obesity and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our healthcare systems and populations to the core, the scale of which has never been seen in peacetime. COVID-19 has brought with it significant adjustments in daily living for children and their families, some of which will have far reaching consequences for the worsening picture of childhood obesity in the UK

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.

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.

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