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Volume 21, Issue 2 - Medical Writing in Paediatrics

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Infants, children, and adolescents have special needs regarding their health and care. They are not ‘little adults’. The spectrum of illnesses differs from that known in adults. Just think of teething problems like chicken pox, measles, or scarlet fever. Sure, these infections can also trouble adults, but usually have a peak in childhood. Some very rare illnesses only occur in children or start in early infancy. This especially applies to genetic diseases, so have you ever heard of Gaucher disease or Legg-Calve-Perthes disease? ADHD, the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is diagnosed with increasing frequency, which is heavily discussed and questioned. Other illnesses are rather unknown in children like osteoporosis, dementia, or heart attack. Further diseases that once presented in adults only are now on the rise in children and adolescents. Our Western life style boosts obesity and hence type 2 diabetes and arthrosis, for example, are now already affecting the young generations.



Medical writing in paediatrics: Children and the future
Message from the President
Challenges of paediatric drug development and impact of paediatric legislation
Writing applications for Paediatric Investigation Plans and waivers
Preparing the Paediatric Investigation Plan application
ADHD: A true neurodevelopmental disorder?
Medicines information for patients: Insights into research and practice for medical writers
The MHRA perspective on the new pharmacovigilance legislation
Are stem cells the future of healthcare?
O, safety, quo vadis?
Crowdpower in the era of ‘health 2.0’
Networking effectively: Essential for being successful in business
The moving image and your business
Forgive me for repeating myself: Self-plagiarism in the medical literature
In the Bookstores
Journal Watch
The Webscout
Manuscript Writing
Regulatory Writing
English Grammar and Style
Out On Our Own

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