Jill Sewell

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1 Dec 2006

Constipation is defined as the infrequent passage of hard stools. Constipation is common during childhood, occurring in up to 25% of children. Low dietary fibre intake, slow transit time, coercive toilet training, and in some children abnormal contraction of the anal sphincters and pelvic floor...


1 Aug 2002

The prevalence of asthma is increasing in western countries. Over two million Australians suffer with asthma, and one in every four to five children will have some asthma symptoms at some stage. The Federal Government has identified asthma as a national health priority area, and...


1 Sep 1997

Eczema is a common, inflammatory change in the skin that may feature redness, swelling, weeping, crusting and scaling of the skin. The article considers treatment, anti-inflammatory agents, sedation, infection, occupation and some of the commonly held myths.

The second article provides guidance for health...


1 Dec 1996

Speech and language disorders are a common childhood problem, affecting approximately ten per cent of children. Assessments of hearing, intellectual functioning, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and emotional functioning will be needed before proceeding with a course of management and treatment.

The second article looks at...


1 Mar 1992

Deafness is often described as a 'hidden handicap'. Even children who are profoundly deaf may not be diagnosed until the second year of life, or later. By this stage, children have already "missed out" on the early sound input so necessary for their normal speech...

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