Treating your kids with complementary medicine? Be diligent, warn doctors

Doctors have warned parents to get their GP’s advice if engaging the services of a complementary medicine practitioner for their child, after a four-year-old with autism was admitted to emergency following treatment by a naturopath. Reporting in the British Medical Journal in October, doctors said that the naturopath had prescribed 12 holistic supplements, including calcium, vitamin D and camel milk, and the child was admitted to hospital … Continue reading Treating your kids with complementary medicine? Be diligent, warn doctors

Cairns parents warned of asthma risk as school term looms

STARTING school is scary enough without the added concern of a child’s asthma flaring up in the classroom or playground. The National Asthma Council Australia is warning parents that one in 10 schoolchildren with asthma will face a significant increase in the risk of asthma flare-ups or attacks and hospitalisation in the first few weeks of school. For Carmel Debel, it means additional preparations to … Continue reading Cairns parents warned of asthma risk as school term looms