Is Tongue Tie Common in Children?

If you’re a new or expectant parent then you may have heard the term tongue tie, especially if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. What exactly is tongue tie and how likely is it that your baby will be affected?

What Are the Most Common Surgical Procedures for Babies?

Finding out that your baby needs surgery can be worrying, but your child isn’t alone in needing some extra care in their early years. Many babies in the UK need operations to correct conditions that they were born with or to tackle issues that developed later on. If your baby is having an operation at … Read More

Tongue Tie in Children by Mr Bruce Okoye

Mr Bruce Okoye is a Consultant Paediatric, Adolescent and Neonatal Surgeon at St Georges Hospital, London, the Portland hospital for Women and Children, and an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Royal Marsden Hospital. He obtained his paediatric surgical training at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital, Diana Princess of Wales Children’s … Read More

Bed Wetting .. Not a Dinner Time Conversation by Mr Feilim Murphy

Mr Feilim Murphy is the lead Consultant Paediatric Urologist as St George’s NHS Trust in London. After initially training in Ireland he worked in Australia in and New Zealand. He returned to Dublin to complete his training in paediatric surgical training and was awarded a fellowship in paediatric surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons … Read More

NZ’s driveway toll among the worst

New Zealand has one of the worst records in the world for maiming or killing children by running over them in driveways, says a researcher. Child safety lobbyists have asked the Government to fence the driveways of state houses and flats because children in poor neighbourhoods and rented housing are among those at greatest risk. … Read More

Driveways unsafe: surgeon

Governments must act to reduce the incidence of vehicles backing over children in home driveways, an Australian trauma surgeon said yesterday. Feilim Murphy, a surgical registrar at Perth’s Princess Margaret Hospital, said such accidents were far more prevalent in Australia and New Zealand than other Western countries because residential properties were usually larger and the … Read More