Paediatric Forensic Medicine & Pathology

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Allergic school pupil 'hit' by cheese before he died, say family

A 13-year-old boy suffered a fatal allergic reaction after a boy allegedly flicked cheese into his face.<p>Karanbir Cheema's heartbroken father said his "brilliant" son had died in his arms.<p>Karanbir Cheema, known as Karan, was a bright "sweet" boy who enjoyed playing football and also attended karate …

Allergies

Insufficient evidence for ‘shaken baby syndrome’ – a systematic review

Abstract<p>Shaken baby syndrome has typically been associated with findings of subdural haematoma, retinal haemorrhages and encephalopathy, which are …

Is Shaken Baby Syndrome the New Satanic Panic? A New Doc Reveals The Same "Experts" Behind Both

It's never simple when science suffers a shakeup. The road to the truth is littered with fallen experts who were disgraced when they tried to …

Child Abuse

Boy, 4, died alone in Hackney flat two weeks after his mother's death

Coroner calls for changes in how schools treat cases of absent children following tragic death of Chadrack Mulo<p>A four-year-old boy, who was unable to call for help or feed himself, starved to death two weeks after his mother collapsed and died suddenly in the flat they shared, a coroner has said. …

Crime

Traumatic shaking – The role of the triad in medical investigations of suspected traumatic shaking

Summary of the results<p>The systematic review showed the following graded results:<p>There is limited scientific evidence that the triad1 and therefore …

Inflatable Beds: Dangerous For Infants, Attractive To Cash-Strapped Parents

Inflatable beds can be cheap, which is good news for consumers who want an alternative to pricey traditional mattresses. But their uneven, soft, impermeable surfaces are dangerous for babies, and can increase the risk of sudden infant death.<p>The dangers may be particularly acute for low-income …

Public Health

Baby thought to have been shaken has rare syndrome, family court finds

Physical Abuse of Children — NEJM

Evaluation of infants and young children for suspected inflicted trauma includes a careful history; examination of the skin, oral cavity, and fundi; …

Non-accidental injury | Radiology Case

Couple abused baby for month then staged its death on London bus

A couple who staged the death of their premature baby on a London bus are facing a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty at a trial at the …

Linear Skull Fracture

We all know that <b>traumatic brain injury</b> is a significant concern when evaluating pediatric patients with head injury. Over the years, this concern has …

Medicine

'My baby died after we fell asleep on the sofa'

<b>As many as half of all babies in England have slept in the same bed as their parents by the time they are six months old. In some instances, including cases where parents have fallen asleep on a sofa, it has resulted in tragedy.</b><p>The Victoria Derbyshire programme has discovered that many parents who …

Mother drugged 9-year-old daughter and burnt her to death amid bitter custody battle

A Canadian woman has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to the murder of her nine-year-old daughter.<p>Laura Coward was arrested in Alberta, Canada, in August 2014, two days after her daughter Amber Lucius was reported missing.<p>At the time Ms Coward's divorce from Amber's father, …

Crime

A diabetic boy’s religious parents ‘didn’t believe in doctors.’ Now they’re guilty of his murder.

Alexandru Radita's first medical crisis began when he was on the verge of turning 3. His parents brought him - thirsty, feverish, vomiting and …

Child Sexual Exploitation

CSE occurs when a child or young adult (under the age of 18) is manipulated or pressured into taking part in sexual activity. The young person (or …

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BBC Radio 4 - Today, Could tantrums signal child abuse?

New draft guidlines from NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, are intended to help professionals who work with children recognise and respond to any form of abuse and neglect.<p>Professor Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive of NICE, says that it's important that people don't …

Shaken Baby Cases

By <b>Louise Shorter</b> on <b>04/05/16</b><p><b>Share:</b><p>The Tribunal’s judgment against Dr Squier is already starting to shape the course of criminal trials in America.<p>It …

The silencing of Dr Waney Squier

Sketch by Isobel Williams www.isobelwilliams.blogspot.co.uk<p>A leading QC has attacked as ‘deeply flawed’ the recent decision of a medical disciplinary …

Silence in court

Silence in court: British defendants in shaken baby cases look to US for help<p>Dr. John Plunkett, forensic pathologist and leading critic of shaken …

The Shaken Baby Martyr: Top brain doctor who was struck off for controversial claims speaks out on how jailed parents could be innocent

• <b>Dr Waney Squires is back to work after being branded a 'liar' over her views</b>• <b><br>She questioned the validity of many cases of Shaken Baby Disorder</b>• <b><br>After</b> …

Sixty seconds on . . . scurvy

Medical Journals

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Justin Ross Harris sentenced to life for son's hot car death

<b>A US father who deliberately left his toddler son to die in a hot car has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole.</b><p>Justin Ross Harris, 36, was found guilty last month of the 22-month-old boy's death in June 2014 in a car park outside his office in Atlanta, Georgia.<p>He argued …

Explainer: what is scurvy and is it making a comeback?

A major hospital in western Sydney recently reported a number of diabetes patients were suffering from scurvy, a historical disease common in sailors …

Mother who stamped daughter to death appeals conviction because her lawyer was interrupted by judge

A mother who was jailed for life after stamping to death her 21-month-old daughter has launched an appeal against her conviction.<p>Kathryn Smith was …

Sudden unexpected death in infancy and childhood: Multi-agency guidelines for care and investigation (2e)

Poppi Worthington: CPS backs decision not to charge father over death

Lawyer finds decision announced in July not to bring criminal charges against Paul Worthington was correct<p>No criminal charges will be brought over the death of 13-month-old Poppi Worthington, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.<p>In January it emerged that a judge in the family courts had ruled …

Crime