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New drug to ease C-Section trauma
New drug to ease C-Section trauma (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

James Cook University researchers from the College of Medicine and Dentistry may have found a way to reduce trauma and prevent infections after Caesarean births. Caesarean delivery rates are increasing worldwide and around a third of all mothers in Australia, ... Read More »

Be part of the alcohol in pregnancy and foetal alcohol reference group
Be part of the alcohol in pregnancy and foetal alcohol reference group (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are you interested in the risks of alcohol use during pregnancy? Do you want to have a say in improving diagnosis and treatment for people and families living with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder? Would you like to join a national ... Read More »

Staying connected a key to beating baby blues
Staying connected a key to beating baby blues (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women who maintain connections with their social groups after having a baby are at lower risk of developing postnatal depression, according to University of Queensland research. UQ School of Psychology researcher Magen Seymour-Smith said women who positively embraced the new role of mother as ... Read More »

Cervical length the key to preventing premature birth
Cervical length the key to preventing premature birth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A team of researchers from The University of Western Australia says that measuring the length of a woman’s cervix at mid-pregnancy can help decrease the chance of preterm birth. A short cervical length in mid-pregnancy can dramatically increase the risk ... Read More »

Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2017
Seasonal Influenza Vaccination 2017 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The annual National Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program will commence in April 2017. Annual seasonal influenza vaccination is recommended for any person aged 6 months and over who wishes to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with influenza. Australian Government advice and recommendations on the National Influenza Vaccination Program ... Read More »

More Extremely Preterm Babies Survive
More Extremely Preterm Babies Survive (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Babies born at just 22 to 24 weeks of pregnancy continue to have sobering outlooks – only about 1 in 3 survive. But according to a new study led by Duke Health and appearing Feb. 16 in the New England Journal of ... Read More »

Baby’s Sex Plays a Role in Pregnant Women’s Immunity
Baby’s Sex Plays a Role in Pregnant Women’s Immunity (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Women have claimed for years that their bodies react differently whether they’re pregnant with a male or female baby. Some studies suggest that a baby’s sex could play a role in why some women report differences with morning sickness, cravings ... Read More »

The reasons for our left or right-handedness
The reasons for our left or right-handedness (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Unlike hitherto assumed, the cause is not to be found in the brain. It is not the brain that determines if people are right or left-handed, but the spinal cord. This has been inferred from the research results compiled by ... Read More »

Early indicators of preterm birth
Early indicators of preterm birth (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study could pave the way for a simple blood or saliva test to predict whether an expectant mother is likely to have a preterm birth. Dr Carlos Salomon from The University of Queensland and Dr Ramkumar Menon from the University of Texas will investigate early ... Read More »

Predicting premmies: one simple test to revolutionise childbirth in Australia
Predicting premmies: one simple test to revolutionise childbirth in Australia (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A simple bedside test for pregnant women to accurately predict early labour is under development at the University of Melbourne. Researchers are working towards the affordable, painless and reliable test, that could be taken at 24-weeks pregnant, giving doctors a ... Read More »

 
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