Paracetamol for paediatric fever: The facts.

Very good reference for something I didn’t really know enough about as a parent.

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Fever is one of the most common reasons for children to present to our hospitals (some estimate it to account for 1/3 of paediatric presentations to healthcare providers).
Fever is classified as a body temperature above 38 C.
Here is a quick bullet-point summary on the management of paediatric fever with Paracetamol (US = Acetaminophen).

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Dumb-ass stuff we need to stop saying to Dads.

Totally in board with Rosie here. I’ve met plenty of awesome parents (they come in both genders) who agree our language needs to be more inclusive.

How else do we get less motivated dads involved? If you tell them they are expected to be disconnected and they are not normal for wanting to play with and love their kids, no wonder they DON’T engage!

Hey over it world and media. It took two to make them and it takes two to raise them. And they both deserve the same acknowledgement for their fears, struggles, joy, triumphs, and just for being parents.

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5 Reasons Why You Should NOT Visit a New Mom in the Hospital, According to an OB Nurse

Fitting to revisit while we sit in Hospital today, thankful for the friends who watch our kids.

ADVENTURES OF A LABOR NURSE

No one knows more than a labor and delivery nurse that everyone loves a baby.  I’m sure your intentions are good, but here are just a few reasons why it’s not a good idea to visit a new mom while she’s still in the hospital. And this is not intended for everyone!  Of course, if you’re part of her immediate family or if you’re her BFF, this doesn’t apply to you.  A good way to think about it—Would she get angry at you for not visiting her in the hospital?  If the answer is no, then save your visit for when she’s at home 🙂

She just had a baby! – But that’s why you wanted to go in the first place, right?!? Well, sometimes labors are long and hard, and sometimes they’re short and hard, but either way…they’re hard work. After delivery, it’s almost a guarantee that a new mom will be hungry…

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RBA keeps rates at 2.50%

At its meeting today, the RBA decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5 per cent.

Currently things are rolling well according to the RBA, in my conversations with people it is widely varied between industries and workplaces. Some businesses are picking up, others are still flatlining.

Most of my clients are saying general wages growth has been non-existent as well. How are your family travelling? Are you feeling positive about the economy?

View the RBA release here.

What are you revealing online? Much more than you think

This is a very interesting discussion around our privacy online. What we often fail to understand is entities are making inferences about us, and about information we haven’t disclosed, based on what we have. Sometimes, saying nothing doesn’t mean we haven’t said too much…

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What can be guessed about you from your online behavior? Two computer privacy experts — economist Alessandro Acquisti and computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck — on how little we know about how much others know.

The best indicator of high intelligence on Facebook is apparently liking a page for curly fries. At least, that’s according to computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck (TED Talk: The curly fry conundrum), whose job is to figure out what we reveal about ourselves through what we say — and don’t say — online. Of course, the lines between online and “real” are increasingly blurred, but as Golbeck and privacy economist Alessandro Acquisti (TED Talk: Why privacy matters) both agree, that’s no reason to stop paying attention. TED got the two together to discuss what the web knows about you, and what we can do about the things we’d rather it forgot. An edited version of the conversation follows.

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