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The gut-brain connection: A new frontier for autism research

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Researchers are discovering new connections between the brain and gut that could make a difference to the daily life of children with autism and their families. A neuroscientist by trade, Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin never expected...

Public or private? Cutting costs and improving the journey to motherhood

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A James Cook University health economics researcher is leading a major new study on the type of maternity care that delivers the ‘best bang for the buck’. Associate Professor Emily Callander, principal research fellow in...

Brain imaging to shed light on ‘loss of skills’ autism

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In a world-first project, a Murdoch Children’s Research Institute autism specialist will use brain imaging to better understand toddlers who show typical development before losing skills and being diagnosed with autism. MCRI researchers are running...

New test could reduce preterm birth rate by 30 per cent

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Researchers at The University of Western Australia and King Edward Memorial Hospital have teamed up with an Australian molecular diagnostics company to develop a new low-cost test to identify women at risk of delivering...

App teaches hearing impaired infants to speak

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Researchers at Swinburne School of Design are developing an app that teaches hearing-impaired infants to speak. They are collaborating across disciplines to create this world-first digital learning tool. The idea for the app started with...

Tell us what you really think of your healthcare

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Everyone is a patient at some point in their lives and QUT is seeking 1000-plus Australians to participate in a survey about their experiences when talking with primary healthcare practitioners such as doctors and...

Overcoming the ‘yummy mummy’ pressure

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Two James Cook University students want to understand how body image and personality can affect exercise during and after pregnancy. Regular exercise during pregnancy can achieve significant physical and mental health benefits for both mother...

Pushing kids into sport too early may backfire

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Pushing kids into sport too early can backfire, with new research showing children who start at age four or five are more likely to drop out of that sport or stop doing sport altogether. Victoria-wide...

Nuts pack a nutritional (and brainy) punch

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Children aged 8-13 years are being sought for a University of South Australia study to test whether nuts can improve their cognitive ability. Nutrient-rich tree nuts – including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias,...

Perth mums play instrumental part in world-first vaccine

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New mothers in Perth are teaming up with researchers at the Telethon Kids Institute in a global bid to develop the first vaccine to prevent Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) disease. The Maternal RSV Study is being run...
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