pregnancy

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 »

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 »

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 »

Why are girl babies winning in the battle for survival?
Why are girl babies winning in the battle for survival? June 5, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sexual inequality between boys and girls starts as early as in the mother’s womb – but how and why this occurs could be a key to preventing higher rates of preterm birth, stillbirth and neonatal death among boys. A team ... Read More »

Readmission more likely after private hospital birth
Readmission more likely after private hospital birth May 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies born to a low risk mother in New South Wales private hospitals are more likely to have a health problem and be readmitted for birth related issues and further treatment in the first month than those born in a ... Read More »

Weight gain in pregnancy- How much is healthy?
Weight gain in pregnancy- How much is healthy? May 20, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, you should be expecting to gain a bit of extra weight in the months of your pregnancy. Weight gain during pregnancy is normal and healthy. You could hardly grow that baby bump (which ... Read More »

Taking omega-3 supplements during pregnancy does not make children smarter
Taking omega-3 supplements during pregnancy does not make children smarter May 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A major study led by Adelaide researchers has found that the use of omega-3 fatty acid or fish oil supplements during pregnancy does not improve cognitive outcomes in children. In the biggest study of its kind in the world, researchers ... Read More »







 
 
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