Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Medical Notes

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Medical Notes

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medicines.

medicines. According to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, part of the reason could be parents are confused by different units of measurement - such as teaspoons, tablespoons and millilitres - which are used inter-changeably on labels.

According to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, part of the reason could be parents are confused by different units of measurement - such as teaspoons, tablespoons and millilitres - which are used inter-changeably on labels.

The solution? Don''t guess.

The solution? Don''t guess.

Measure the medication in millilitres, using a proper measuring device.

Measure the medication in millilitres, using a proper measuring device.

always a choice? always a choice? You should also record the time and dose given to your child to make sure they are not given too much or take the medication too often.

You should also record the time and dose given to your child to make sure they are not given too much or take the medication too often.

| A CROAKY voice can be improved by humming, say researchers.

| A CROAKY voice can be improved by humming, say researchers.

Experts at Japan''s Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine tested daily humming as a treatment for people with the voice disorder muscle tension dysphonia, which can make the voice husky, breathy or rough. Of 23 people with the condition, all but five saw their voice improve through humming therapy.

Experts at Japan''s Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine tested daily humming as a treatment for people with the voice disorder muscle tension dysphonia, which can make the voice husky, breathy or rough. Of 23 people with the condition, all but five saw their voice improve through humming therapy.

It''s believed the vibrations from humming relax the muscles around the voice box.

It''s believed the vibrations from humming relax the muscles around the voice box.

IF you think you are being healthy by choosing a salad when you''re out, think again.

IF you think you are being healthy by choosing a salad when you''re out, think again. …

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