In children, CT scans have more downsides than benefits. Often, no extra information is obtained and non-radiation alternatives are equally suitable. This conclusion was presented by surgeon David Nellensteijn, who defended his thesis ‘Paediatric abdominal injury: Initial treatment and diagnostics’ on April 1st, 2015, at the university of Groningen. Continue reading
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The organization Grand Challenges Canada, subsidized by the Canadian government, has announced that it will invest 12 million dollar in 65 development projects that aim at improving the health of newborns, children and mothers in third world countries. Canada is one of the top players in promoting health of mothers and children in developing countries. Continue reading