How are infections in a newborn baby treated?

Mar 30 2018

One in four newborn babies with a bacterial infection die, even if given antibiotics, according to figures from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice). Babies can also be left with life-long injuries if an infection is not recognised and treated quickly enough.

Nice recommend faster diagnosis and immediate treatment with antibiotics to improve outcomes for newborn babies with bacterial infections, highlighting the importance of providing treatment within 1 hour of identifying an infection.

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Managing Thyroid Problems in Children – Understanding Hyperthyroidism 

Mar 09 2018

Hyperthyroidism or an overactive thyroid, is the term for a range of conditions which affect the thyroid’s hormone production. An over-production of these hormones results in a more active metabolism and a variety of symptoms. These can be relativity minor to potentially life-threatening. Examples include a fast heart rate, weight loss, poor concentration or anxiety and sweating. 

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Are the British public risking their health to prop up the NHS?

Feb 23 2018

One of the more conflict-ridden topics of the decade, the organisation of the NHS has been at the core of administrative, economic and legal discourse for many years. With the UK public being so ferociously protective of the NHS plus an ageing population and stealthy privatisation; a fresh survey by UK medical negligence solicitors Your Legal Friend got the opinions of UK NHS patients – to see how much the pressure on the NHS is being felt.

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