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2009-08-19 23:12:41

A doctor in Canada warns the use of codeine to treat pain following a tonsillectomy could prove fatal for some children. Dr. Gideon Koren of the University of Western Ontario investigated the death of a 2-year-old boy following a tonsillectomy.

2008-08-22 00:00:34

Codeine used in some medications can have harmful effects for infants when ingested by some breastfeeding mothers, Canadian researchers said.

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2008-08-21 19:35:00

Using pain treatments which contain codeine may be risky for some breastfeeding mothers, according to researchers at the University of Western Ontario, and the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto.

2005-06-20 22:32:19

Sick Kids researchers find improved effectiveness.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.