Paediatrics news

A young boy wearing a face mask looks away as a doctor's blue-gloved hands are seen injecting a vaccine into the boy's upper arm.

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine approved for paediatric use

A new lower-dose presentation of Comirnaty has been...

A woman's hand holds a blue plastic scoop full of baby milk powder above the tin she has just filled it from, with a baby bottle visible in the background.

Prescribing infant formulae made easier with new MIMS table

MIMS has published a quick-reference comparison table...

First obesity treatment approved for adolescents

Saxenda (liraglutide) can now be prescribed to treat...

Don't prescribe antibiotics for childhood chest infections, GPs advised

Clinicians should not prescribe antibiotics for most...

Chloramphenicol eye drops safe for under 2s, says MHRA

The balance between the benefits and risks of chloramphenicol...

Study links short-course oral steroids to severe adverse effects in children

Results from a recent study showed that use of a single...

Chloramphenicol eye drop contraindication advice published

Advice on the contraindication for use of chloramphenicol...

Paediatric contraindication for chloramphenicol eye drops

Chloramphenicol eye drops should no longer be used...

Early emollient use does not prevent eczema in children, studies show

Daily application of emollients in infancy is not effective...

Don't prescribe antibiotics for non-bullous impetigo, draft NICE guidance advises

Topical antiseptics are preferable to antibiotics for...

Boys to be vaccinated against HPV from September

The routine HPV vaccination programme is to be extended...

Licensed melatonin treatment now available for children with autism

GPs can now prescribe melatonin as a licensed prolonged-release...

Two new steroid inhalers launched

A new beclometasone metered-dose inhaler and a new...

Teething products containing lidocaine to become 'P' medicines

All oral lidocaine-containing preparations indicated...

Update on dermatological signs of child abuse with a free interactive learning module from MIMS Learning

MIMS Learning is offering an interactive module on...

New salmeterol/fluticasone inhaler for adult and childhood asthma

The new pressurised metered-dose inhaler (MDI) Combisal...

Long-acting anticholinergic licensed for childhood asthma

Spiriva Respimat (tiotropium) is now licensed for use...

No need to treat most functional gastric disorders in infants

Most functional gastrointestinal problems in infants...

Emollient bath additives 'no benefit' in childhood eczema

Emollient bath additives provide no clinical benefit...

Increasing inhaled steroid doses may not prevent asthma exacerbations in children

Children with mild to moderate asthma do not benefit...