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Little wee dribbles and involuntary farts – could I have incontinence?
Little wee dribbles and involuntary farts – could I have incontinence? April 20, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Incontinence: a smelly and embarrassing problem frequently experienced by your elderly grandmother, right? Well, no actually. You might be surprised to know the person just as likely to experience an embarrassing accident has probably just dropped the kids off at ... Read More »

Premature babies at greater risk of childhood infection
Premature babies at greater risk of childhood infection April 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research has found children who are born even slightly premature or underweight are more likely to be hospitalised with an infection during their childhood and adolescence. Researchers from Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute used unique ... Read More »

Free maternity swim program helps mums-to-be stay healthy
Free maternity swim program helps mums-to-be stay healthy March 21, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Staying healthy during pregnancy and building water confidence with newborns have become a whole lot easier with the launch of an aquatic initiative at The University of Queensland. The UQ Sport Aquatic Centre Bubble Club gives expectant mothers free pool ... Read More »

Increased demand for ‘vaginal seeding’ from new parents despite lack of evidence
Increased demand for ‘vaginal seeding’ from new parents despite lack of evidence March 14, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Doctors are seeing a rise in the number of parents requesting so-called ‘vaginal seeding’ for babies born by caesarean section. The practice, which is also known as microbirthing, involves taking a swab from the mother’s vagina and wiping this over ... Read More »

Old before your time: Study suggests that ageing begins in the womb
Old before your time: Study suggests that ageing begins in the womb March 9, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The process of ageing begins even before we are born, according to an international team of researchers, including lead author Dr Beth Allison who has now returned to The Ritchie Centre at Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Monash University ... Read More »

Grief and compassion in the birthing suite
Grief and compassion in the birthing suite March 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Midwives devote their careers to delivering healthy newborns into the arms of their parents. But what happens when things go wrong and the long-awaited baby is not born alive? In Australia, there are an estimated 2.7 stillbirths per 1000 births ... Read More »

Devastating impacts of fetal alcohol syndrome
Devastating impacts of fetal alcohol syndrome March 3, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are affected by a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, aggression, delinquency and diminished learning capacity a new review of evidence reveals. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the research is the first to comprehensively ... Read More »

Pregnancy and PTSD: Surprising findings could help moms-to-be at risk
Pregnancy and PTSD: Surprising findings could help moms-to-be at risk March 1, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

For most women, expecting a baby brings intense joy –and a fair amount of worry. But what about women who have lived through something awful enough to cause post-traumatic stress disorder? Contrary to what researchers expected, a new study shows ... Read More »

Nose spray for pain relief in childbirth is not to be sniffed at
Nose spray for pain relief in childbirth is not to be sniffed at February 10, 2016 (3 votes, average: 3.67 out of 5)

Pain relief during childbirth could soon be delivered via a self-administered nasal spray, thanks to research from University of South Australia midwifery researcher, Dr Julie Fleet. Well known for its use in delivering pain relief to children and in managing ... Read More »

Zika Virus – be alert, not alarmed say experts
Zika Virus – be alert, not alarmed say experts February 4, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Sydney experts say a causal relationship between Zika virus infection during pregnancy and microcephaly is strongly suspected but not yet proven as the WHO declared the mosquito-borne virus a global public health threat. The World Health Organisation Director-General ... Read More »







 
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