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Make pregnancy health warning labels mandatory for alcohol products
Make pregnancy health warning labels mandatory for alcohol products (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Doctors from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) are calling for the Australian Government to introduce mandatory pregnancy warning labels on alcohol products. “Drinking alcohol while pregnant can lead to birth defects and lifelong neurodevelopmental problems associated with Fetal ... Read More »

Cholesterol-related genetic disorder identified in children
Cholesterol-related genetic disorder identified in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A genetic defect affecting normal development in children has been identified by a study involving University of Queensland researcher and alumnus Professor David Coman. The study revealed that mutations in the gene FDFT1 prevented children from producing enough cholesterol, causing ... Read More »

Breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research
Breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Four genes have been identified which work together to cause cleft lip and palate, in an international research collaboration with researchers from UNSW Sydney and the University of Washington. The genes, associated for the first time with cleft lip and ... Read More »

Prem baby survival links to key dates of pregnancy
Prem baby survival links to key dates of pregnancy (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Australia, decisions regarding perinatal care, including neonatal care unit admission, play a greater role in the survival of infants born at 23 weeks gestation than at 24 or 25 weeks, Flinders University researchers say. Babies born in Australia at ... Read More »

Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women
Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A wide range of foetal genetic abnormalities could soon be detected in early pregnancy thanks to a world-first study led by University of South Australia researchers using lab-on-a-chip, non-invasive technology. Biomedical engineers Dr Marnie Winter and Professor Benjamin Thierry from ... Read More »

Australia’s stillbirth rate remains steady while neonatal death rate has fallen
Australia’s stillbirth rate remains steady while neonatal death rate has fallen (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

While Australia is one of the safest places in the world to give birth, close to 1% of babies are stillborn or die in the first month of life, according to a report released by the Australian Institute of Health ... Read More »

Traditional roles still rule
Traditional roles still rule (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Australia both in policy and practice, men are expected to be primary breadwinners while women are filling roles as primary caregivers for both children and the household. A study at Flinders University has found that this leads some men ... Read More »

Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums
Poorer outcomes for babies born to teen mums (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Babies of teenage mothers often experience poorer health outcomes than babies born to women just a few years older, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s (AIHW) first report on this subject. The report, Teenage mothers in Australia 2015, shows ... Read More »

Maternal placenta consumption causes no harm to newborns
Maternal placenta consumption causes no harm to newborns (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The largest study of its kind found mothers who consumed their placenta passed on no harm to their newborn babies when compared to infants of mothers who did not consume their placenta. The joint study by University of Nevada Las ... Read More »

Brains of young people with severe behavioural problems are ‘wired differently’
Brains of young people with severe behavioural problems are ‘wired differently’ (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research has revealed new clues which might help explain why young people with the most severe forms of antisocial behaviour struggle to control and regulate their emotions, and might be more susceptible to developing anxiety or depression as a result. ... Read More »

 
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