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Australian mums needed to help prevent diabetes
Australian mums needed to help prevent diabetes July 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Deakin University researchers are recruiting 1000 mums who experienced diabetes during pregnancy to participate in a national survey that aims to reduce their risks of going on to later develop type 2 diabetes. Studies show one in two women who ... Read More »

Helping pregnant women remain active – ‘Fit-4-Two’ intervention program evaluated
Helping pregnant women remain active – ‘Fit-4-Two’ intervention program evaluated July 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnancy is a critical risk period for sedentary behaviour and overweight development among women, boosting their chance of suffering chronic diseases and having a shorter life-span. That’s according to CQUniversity PhD researcher Mel Hayman who has just gained a $20,000 grant ... Read More »

Giving women more choice when inducing labour
Giving women more choice when inducing labour July 10, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that if given the choice, pregnant women who are due to have their labour induced would prefer to go home than stay in hospital overnight. The study, led by researchers at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and ... Read More »

Project to help pregnant women quit smoking
Project to help pregnant women quit smoking July 8, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who smoke and want to quit will receive personalised, ongoing support through a new pilot project. Dr Mai Frandsen has just received a $95,000 Fellowship, awarded by Cancer Council Tasmania, in partnership with the University of Tasmania’s Faculty ... Read More »

Why are women delaying pregnancy?
Why are women delaying pregnancy? July 6, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by the Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Western Australia is exploring the reasons why women are delaying pregnancy well into their thirties. Researcher Jessica Tearne said delayed childbearing is becoming more common in Australia and researchers ... Read More »

Key to triggering labour in pregnancy
Key to triggering labour in pregnancy June 29, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian researchers have identified an electrical switch in the muscle of the uterus that can control labour and may help explain why overweight pregnant women have difficulty giving birth. The world-first discovery, published today in Nature Communications, is a result ... Read More »

Many more babies born by Caesarean in Qld than in the UK
Many more babies born by Caesarean in Qld than in the UK June 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Queensland women have higher odds of having a caesarean section than women of similar age and health in England, QUT’s Dr Yvette Miller has found. Dr Miller from QUT’s IHBI (Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation) said Queensland women had ... Read More »

Pregnant women respond to music with stronger physiological changes in blood pressure
Pregnant women respond to music with stronger physiological changes in blood pressure June 22, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Music can be soothing or stirring, it can make us dance or make us sad. Blood pressure, heartbeat, respiration and even body temperature – music affects the body in a variety of ways. It triggers especially powerful physical reactions in ... Read More »

Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back?
Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back? June 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first study by a researcher from The University of Western Australia is calling for volunteers to help unravel why being a mum may cause years of back pain and dysfunction. Occupational bio-mechanist and PhD student Adele Stewart says early ... Read More »

Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies
Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies June 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A seven-year study of women who take antipsychotic medication while pregnant, proves it can affect babies. The observational study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals that whilst most women gave birth to healthy babies, the use of mood stabilisers ... Read More »







 
 
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