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New tool to aid diagnosis and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
New tool to aid diagnosis and treatment of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first national tool for diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) has been released in a bid to promote early diagnosis and treatment of FASD. “Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a form of brain injury caused by alcohol use during ... Read More »

Creatine – a vital breakthrough for baby health
Creatine – a vital breakthrough for baby health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A baby’s growth during pregnancy may be dependent on its mother’s levels of a critical nutrient, creatine, according to research from a team of Melbourne researchers. A research team from Monash and Hudson Institute (the Ritchie Centre) have shown the ... Read More »

Autism severity linked to genetics and ultrasound
Autism severity linked to genetics and ultrasound (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For children with autism and a class of genetic disorders, exposure to diagnostic ultrasound in the first trimester of pregnancy is linked to increased autism severity, according to study results reported Sept. 1. The study was conducted by researchers at ... Read More »

Medela breastpumps detachable wall plug for AC power adapter
Medela breastpumps detachable wall plug for AC power adapter (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Recall – risk of electric shock due to breakage Consumers and health professionals are advised that Medela Australia, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling a detachable wall plug, which is a component of the AC power supply for certain personal use ... Read More »

Breastfeeding twice as likely after home births than hospital births
Breastfeeding twice as likely after home births than hospital births (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by academics in Trinity College Dublin has found that there is a strong positive relationship between planned birth at home and breast feeding: breastfeeding was twice as likely after planned home births compared to hospital births. The ... Read More »

Signals that trigger labour and delivery
Signals that trigger labour and delivery (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a normal full-term pregnancy, signals from the mature organs of the foetus and the aging placental membranes and placenta prompt the uterus’ muscular walls to begin the labour and delivery process. It’s still unclear how these signals accomplish this ... Read More »

Beyond the birth
Beyond the birth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The pain of childbirth isn’t always confined to labour. For some women, medical complications can cause anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder well before, and after, their child’s birth. Lynne Roberts reveals how her own traumatic birthing experience, led her ... Read More »

‘Gestational Sleep Apnea’: Time To Wake Up to a New Diagnosis
‘Gestational Sleep Apnea’: Time To Wake Up to a New Diagnosis (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Recent studies reveal that approximately one quarter of pregnant women may suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the recurrent cessation or limitation of normal breathing during sleep. In addition to being the cause of daytime fatigue, the consequences of untreated ... Read More »

The Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy
The Benefits of Exercise during Pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Women who exercise during pregnancy are more likely to deliver vaginally than those who do not, and show no greater risk of preterm birth. Researchers collected and re-examined clinical trial data on exercise during pregnancy and whether it plays a ... Read More »

Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries
Suicide a leading cause of maternal death in developed countries (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in many developed countries. Griffith’s Professor David Ellwood has called for more research to be done to understand the causes and how these tragic deaths can be prevented. Professor Ellwood, from the Menzies ... Read More »







 
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