Paediatric Forensic Medicine & Pathology

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Mother admits murdering seven-week-old son after poisoning him with anti-depressant

A woman has admitted murdering her seven-week-old son.<p>Hannah Turtle, from Shotton in Flintshire, had denied murdering her baby son James Hughes but …

Crime

Child Abuse

Child Abuse: Diagnostic and Forensic Considerations<p>edited by Caroline Rey-Salmon, Catherine Adamsbaum

Child Abuse

The Symptoms of Child Physical Abuse by Frequency and Specificity

*<b>Corresponding Author:</b> Dennis M Cullinane, Biomechanics Laboratory, Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA 01342, USA, Tel: 978-463-0532, Email: [email …

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Teenage mother convicted of letting baby starve to death while she went out for a week

A teenage mother whose nine-month-old son died after she left him at home to go out with her friends, has been sentenced to six-and-a-half years in …

Russia

Deaths of two babies a week linked to bed-sharing, UK data shows

Figures show 665 babies’ deaths over past five years were linked to sleeping in bed with parents<p>The deaths of more than two babies a week are linked to sleeping in the same bed as one or more parents, official figures show.<p>Co-sleeping has been linked to 665 babies’ deaths over the past five years, …

Pregnancy

Updated: 2 medical examiners offer opposing views at murder trial

Two medical examiners offered opposing views Tuesday during the murder trial of Brent Houdeshell, an Arlington man accused of killing 2-year-old …

Crime

The mystery of how babies experience pain

Before the 1980s, clinicians actually performed surgery on newborns without giving them anaesthetics or pain medications. This wasn’t because they …

The Brain

‘We believe you harmed your child’: the war over shaken baby convictions

Expert witnesses who claim parents have been wrongly accused have been vilified and struck off. But the science is anything but certain. What happens to the truth when experts can’t agree? By Will Storr<p>At first, Craig Stillwell and Carla Andrews only vaguely registered the change at the hospital; …

Poppi Worthington inquest: Expert casts doubt on abuse theory

<b>An expert witness has cast doubt on suggestions toddler Poppi Worthington was sexually abused in the hours before her death.</b><p>Dr Nat Cary, a consultant forensic pathologist, told the inquest there was no clear-cut evidence of trauma implying third-party involvement.<p>His evidence contradicted the …

Sociology

Poppi Worthington: Doctor who carried out post-mortem 'strongly suspects child abuse'

A doctor said she suspected child abuse on examining the body of Poppi Worthington, who was 'probably' sexually assaulted by her father before her …

Doctor in Poppi Worthington case rushed to judgment, inquest told

Lawyer for child’s father claims pathologist who examined body lost her professionalism and objectivity<p>The doctor who first raised concerns that a 13-month-old child died after being sexually assaulted “rushed to judgment”, a court has heard.<p>Poppi Worthington died suddenly on 12 December 2012 after …

Man jailed for murdering toddler stepson 50 years ago

David Dearlove, 71, swung 19-month-old Paul Booth’s head into a fireplace, an attack witnessed by boy’s three-year-old brother<p>A man who murdered his stepson almost 50 years ago in a brutal assault has been jailed for life after a Facebook picture triggered a fresh investigation by police.<p>David …

Paediatric Trauma Anatomy - Easy as AcBC

<b>Authors:</b> Charlotte Davies and Nikki Abela / <b>Code:</b> PMP4 / <b>Published:</b> 27/11/2017<p><i>The alert phone goes: the ambulance team are bringing in a 2 year old</i> …

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Elsie Scully-Hicks: Dad of adopted baby guilty of murder

<b>A man has been found guilty of murdering his 18-month-old baby just two weeks after formally adopting her.</b><p>Matthew Scully-Hicks, 31, of Delabole, Cornwall, had denied inflicting catastrophic injuries on Elsie at his Cardiff home four days before she died.<p>He called 999 on 25 May 2016 claiming he had …

Crime

Calls for UK-wide ban on smacking children after Scottish move

Children’s commissioners of all four nations welcome confirmation Scotland will give minors same legal protection as adults<p>The children’s commissioners of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are calling for a UK-wide change in the law after the Scottish government confirmed its support …

Gabriel Fernandez: Mother's boyfriend beat eight-year-old to death because he thought he was gay, court told

An eight-year-old boy endured unimaginable abuse before his death including being forced to eat cat litter and being bound and gagged, a court …

The Little Orange Book - expert advice on helping babies and young children when they're poorly

The Little Orange Book – expert advice on helping babies and young children when they’re poorly<p>The Little Orange Book is focused on acute illness in …

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Metabolism

Baby sleep positioners dropped by shops after deaths warning

<b>Some UK retailers have stopped selling baby sleep positioners amid concerns over their safety.</b><p>A US health regulator said they "can cause suffocation that can lead to death" and have been linked to 12 infant deaths in the US.<p>The positioners, aimed at infants under six months, are intended to keep a …

Pregnancy

HR executive flushed baby's body down her parents' drain - where a plumber found it three years later

A former Marks and Spencer HR executive flushed her dead child down a drain only for a plumber to find the body three years later.<p>Sinead Connett admitted to concealing her baby in a towel and three Marks and Spencer's plastic bags before putting him into a drainage pit at the bottom of her parents' …

Crime

Child protection and the development of child abuse pediatrics in New York City

•<p>New York City is where pediatrics evolved and where child abuse pediatrics was created.<p>•<p>Pediatric medicine began in the face of social strife and …

The radiological investigation of suspected physical abuse in children

The radiological investigation of suspected physical abuse in children | The Royal College of Radiologists

This guidance has been produced jointly by The Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers, and endorsed by the Royal …

Dad jailed over baby son Reggie Young's dog bite death

<b>A father who was drunk and asleep when his dog killed his three-week-old son has been jailed for 21 months.</b><p>Reggie Young was mauled for up to 20 minutes at the family home in Falkland Road, Sunderland, on 20 June 2015.<p>Ryan Young, 32, of Holborn Road, Sunderland, previously pleaded guilty at …

Crime

Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith death: Social workers 'missed danger signs'

<b>Social workers missed signs of danger around a toddler who was stamped to death and focused too much on the condition of the mother who killed her, a serious case review has found.</b><p>Ayeeshia-Jayne Smith was murdered by her mother Kathryn Smith in May 2014.<p>The serious case review by the Derbyshire …

Sociology