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Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits
Diet and exercise during pregnancy has hidden benefits October 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. Results of ... Read More »

Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests
Better Information about Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Tests October 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A clinical trial led by UC San Francisco has found that when pregnant women are educated about their choices on prenatal genetic testing, the number of tests actually drops, even when the tests are offered with no out-of-pocket costs. The ... Read More »

New mothers smile at oral health program
New mothers smile at oral health program October 8, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Improving the oral health of pregnant women in the Riverina is the aim of a new program being coordinated by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) and Charles Sturt University (CSU). The Smile Mum Wagga Wagga initiative involves pregnant women ... Read More »

Pregnant women encouraged to try new Fit4Two program
Pregnant women encouraged to try new Fit4Two program October 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Information about the ‘behaviour-change intervention’ program is being distributed through the generous support of local medical practices. Central Queensland University PhD researcher Mel Hayman is looking forward to implementing the Fit4Two program she has developed with her research support team. ... Read More »

Halving the risk of preterm birth for twins
Halving the risk of preterm birth for twins September 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

International research involving the University of Adelaide has found that the risk of preterm birth could be halved for a specific group of “super high-risk” twin pregnancies. The results could help to save babies’ lives throughout the world and prevent ... Read More »

Expectant Parents’ Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting Behaviour
Expectant Parents’ Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting Behaviour September 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives. Researchers videotaped 182 couples in the third trimester of pregnancy while they played with ... Read More »

New guidelines to help families impacted by stillbirth
New guidelines to help families impacted by stillbirth September 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The quality of care being provided to families affected by stillbirth is set to improve across Australia following new research by the University of Adelaide’s Joanna Briggs Institute. In a project funded by the Stillbirth Foundation Australia, researchers at the ... Read More »

False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone
False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone September 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An alarming number of new mums who develop increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy are placing themselves at heightened risk of long-term diabetes because of false perceptions of their own weight and health risk. Research by University of Western Sydney School ... Read More »

Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk
Maternal death rate remains low for Australian women—but some groups at greater risk September 2, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Deaths from complications of pregnancy and childbirth are rare among Australian women, but some groups are at greater risk than others, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). Over the five years ... Read More »

Protecting newborns: milk protein could save millions from harm
Protecting newborns: milk protein could save millions from harm August 26, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An international effort led by the University of Sydney hopes to protect hundreds of Bangladeshi newborns from a host of severe health problems by assessing the effect of lactoferrin, a natural protein found in breast and cow’s milk, in the ... Read More »







 
 
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