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Positive Parenting Phase III Launched (PPMC)

On behalf of Datuk Dr Zulkifli Ismail, we would like to thank those who were present at the Launch of Positive Parenting Phase III on April 12, 2014 at KidZania Kuala Lumpur.
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Neonatal Mortality Risk Increased for Home Midwife Births

Total neonatal mortality risk was almost 4 times greater in babies birthed at home by midwives compared with babies delivered by hospital midwives, according to an analysis of data from almost 14 million deliveries in the United States. In addition, early neonatal mortality risk was almost 7 times higher in the home birth group than in the hospital birth group.
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Death From Swaddling

Infant Deaths and Injuries Associated With Wearable Blankets, Swaddle Wraps, and Swaddling
Rebirth of an Ancient Tradition
A tightly swaddled baby, asleep in a crib, paints a very peaceful picture. Swaddling, an ancient childcare practice used to keep babies content, warm, and asleep, is as popular as ever.
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Nutritional status and dietary intakes of children aged 6 months to 12 years

Findings of the Nutrition Survey of Malaysian Children (SEANUTS Malaysia)
The prevalence of overweight (98 %) and obesity (118 %) was higher than that of thinness (54 %) and stunting (84 %). Only a small proportion of children had low levels of Hb (66 %), serum ferritin (44 %) and vitamin A (44 %), but almost half the children (475 %) had vitamin D insufficiency.
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POLIO: A Plan in Action

Just Announced
IPV Price Drops Substantially:
Last Wednesday, UNICEF concluded a tender process that will make available sufficient quantities of affordable inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) for low- and middle-income countries, with new
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Bacterial Contamination, Bacterial Profile and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern of Isolates From Stethoscopes at Jimma University Specialized Hosp

Introduction: Hospital acquired infections are recognized as critical public health problems. Infections are frequently caused by organisms residing in healthcare environment, including contaminated medical equipment like Stethoscopes.
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Off-Label Pediatric Drug Prescribing: AAP Updates Guidance

Because more than half of the medications approved for marketing by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lack evidence of safe and effective use in pediatric patients, the practice of medicine will "more than likely" require that practitioners prescribe medicines off-label to appropriately treat pediatric patients, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
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Medical disrespect

Bullying doctors are not just unpleasant, they are dangerous. Can we change the culture of intimidation in our hospitals?
He comes to the operating room late, greets no one, and berates the nurse for not setting up the stepstools the way he likes.
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