Colin Michie, chairman of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health’s Nutrition Committee As a paediatrician I have developed clinical and research expertise in the areas of infectious diseases, nutrition, haematology, gastroenterology and child protection. These comprise part of my daily practice in a busy district general Hospital service. I have experience in peer review, report editing and adjudication in several environments. I provide expert reports for legal, administrative, charitable and commercial authorities.
The UK government recognises that cannabis-based medicines could benefit children with epilepsy, but more robust effectiveness and safety data is required before the products can become widely available.
Results from a meta-analysis show that a mother’s fish oil supplementation during pregnancy may reduce allergy in her children, but the exact benefits of this supplement – and many others – are yet to be determined.
A large clinical trial conducted on a drug derived from cannabis has demonstrated reduction of convulsive seizures experienced by children with a severe form of epilepsy by nearly 50%. The results, publish
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