GPs urged to protect kids from harmful CAM beliefs

Doctors concerned that a child is suffering significantly from undertreatment of conditions such as asthma and eczema due to their parents' alternative health beliefs are being urged to alert child protection authorities.

But the call, made by dermatologists and others in the Medical Journal of Australia this week, has been met with caution by medicolegal experts, with one even labelling it bad advice.

The authors of the article argued that preferences for