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What is causing my baby’s colic and what can I do?

Working out what is causing the crying in babies with colic and how to make a difference is not easy. Multiple factors are likely at play. Colic is a term used to describe a baby who is well, but who cries an excessive amount of the time. Treatment options not well understood Formal definitions describe […]

Be Aware of what you share online about your kids

Nowadays parents disclose things about their kids online, leaving a lasting ‘digital footprint’, often containing personal information, which can have repercussions. Parents often keep a close eye on their kids’ use of social media, but they also need to be mindful of their own posts, researchers warn in a new review. Negative consequences These days, it’s […]

Preemies’ brains boosted by breast milk

MRI scans have shown that babies who consume more breast milk have larger brain volumes. “The brains of babies born before their due dates usually are not fully developed,” explained senior investigator Dr Cynthia Rogers, an assistant professor of child psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. “But breast milk has been shown to be […]

‘Too late to stop biggest threat to modern medicine’ – Profmed CEO

The overuse of antibiotics may have created an unstoppable health threat to humanity and medicine, says Profmed’s CEO and Principal Officer, Graham Anderson. On Wednesday (21 September), all 193 member states of the United Nations signed a declaration to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR), including antibiotic resistance, which they described as “the biggest threat to modern […]

Are mobile phones increasing rates of Hospital-Acquired Infections in South Africa?

More research needs to be done into whether cellphone usage by healthcare providers in hospitals is a cause of Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs) in South Africa. This is according to Graham Anderson, CEO and Principal Officer of Profmed, who has called on both private and public sector hospitals to implement systems and dedicated teams to monitor […]