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Pregnancy and postpartum pain
Pregnancy and postpartum pain August 20, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Bond University team has launched an extensive research project involving 60 pregnant women and 120 new mothers to ascertain the effectiveness of SRC Shorts on the management of prenatal and postnatal pain. The aim of the research is to evaluate ... Read More »

Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby
Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby August 15, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Babies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age, a University of Queensland study has found. The discovery was made by School of ... Read More »

High-fat maternal diet changes newborn heart ‘tastebuds’
High-fat maternal diet changes newborn heart ‘tastebuds’ August 14, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors for bitter flavours, according to new UNSW research. The study, led by the UNSW Head of Pharmacology Professor Margaret Morris and published ... Read More »

Mum’s weight during first pregnancy may impact second child
Mum’s weight during first pregnancy may impact second child August 12, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A woman’s weight during her first pregnancy can affect how her second baby fares, Saint Louis University research finds. Physicians have long recognized complications can occur when a mother is not at a healthy weight when she first becomes pregnant. ... Read More »

Diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women
Diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women August 7, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a study led by King’s College London. The findings, published in the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, suggest ... Read More »

Researchers isolate the culprit in preterm birth
Researchers isolate the culprit in preterm birth August 3, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide researchers have identified a key sensing molecule that controls the timing of birth. The discovery is expected to generate new therapies to prevent preterm labour. Published this week in the journal Endocrinology, the laboratory study found that ... Read More »

Health information causing new mums anxiety
Health information causing new mums anxiety July 23, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Pregnancy and motherhood are both wonderful and worrisome times – could public health campaigns and social stereotypes be contributing to anxiety for mothers? Researchers from Monash University have identified links between perinatal anxiety and social and health messages that women ... Read More »

Support needed for substance abuse in pregnancy
Support needed for substance abuse in pregnancy July 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

ICPS researchers examined the outcomes of identifying Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use during pregnancy on women, their partners and their children by consulting widely, and reviewing the literature and existing policies in Australian states and territories relating to the ... Read More »

Early pregnancy weight control through healthy eating may prevent gestational diabetes
Early pregnancy weight control through healthy eating may prevent gestational diabetes July 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study published in the international journal Diabetes Care has found that obese women keeping their weight under control through healthy eating from early in pregnancy might prevent gestational diabetes. The purpose of the study was to look at ... Read More »

Link between preeclampsia and children’s development
Link between preeclampsia and children’s development July 5, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research has revealed that hypertensive diseases during pregnancy, in particular preeclampsia, have long-term and possibly permanent consequences for the motor development in offspring. Studies by Notre Dame researcher, Tegan Grace, which ... Read More »







 
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