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Pre-term babies could benefit from study of Melbourne mums
Pre-term babies could benefit from study of Melbourne mums (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Melbourne researchers are to begin a major study that could result in a test to accurately predict if women will experience pre-term labour during their pregnancy. Such a laboratory or bed-side product would enable clinicians to offer suitable, potentially life-saving ... Read More »

Antibiotics during pregnancy increased risk of the child being hospitalised with infection
Antibiotics during pregnancy increased risk of the child being hospitalised with infection (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has revealed children born to mothers who were prescribed antibiotics during pregnancy may have up to a 20 per cent higher risk of being hospitalised with infection. The study, a ... Read More »

What genetic testing information to expect when you’re expecting
What genetic testing information to expect when you’re expecting (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The latest research from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), published in the European Journal of Human Genetics, has shown a divide in the amount of genetic information they want to receive from their prenatal test. Current practice does not ... Read More »

‘Baby brain’ a scientific reality
‘Baby brain’ a scientific reality (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New Deakin University research shows “baby brain” does exist, but scientists say more research is needed to determine its effect on expecting mothers. The meta-analysis of 20 studies, examining a total of 709 pregnant and 521 non-pregnant women, showed women ... Read More »

Eating more foods with choline during pregnancy could boost baby’s brain
Eating more foods with choline during pregnancy could boost baby’s brain (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Cornell University study suggests. Choline – found in egg yolks, lean red meat, fish, poultry, legumes, nuts and cruciferous vegetables ... Read More »

Health risks associated with electromagnetic radiation
Health risks associated with electromagnetic radiation (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study of real-world exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields in pregnant women found a significantly higher rate of miscarriage, providing new evidence regarding their potential health risks. The Kaiser Permanente study was published in the journal Scientific Reports ... Read More »

Sugary drinks during pregnancy increase asthma risk for children
Sugary drinks during pregnancy increase asthma risk for children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children between the ages of seven and nine may be at greater risk for developing asthma if they consumed high amounts of fructose in early childhood or their mothers drank a lot of sugar-sweetened beverages while pregnant, according to new ... Read More »

Streamlined genetic tests and respiratory risks for premature babies
Streamlined genetic tests and respiratory risks for premature babies (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Streamlined genetic testing for women diagnosed with cancer and strategies to improve outcomes for premature babies in Australia were the subjects of the fifth Professorial Inaugural Lectures at UNSW. As demand for genetic counseling skyrockets, UNSW researchers are leading a nationwide program ... Read More »

Key to miscarriages in blood clotting disorder
Key to miscarriages in blood clotting disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Monash University researchers have potentially shed light on why women with the rare autoimmune disorder Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) are prone to successive pregnancy losses. APS causes abnormal blood clots in the arteries or veins along with the risks that go ... Read More »

Stillbirth is not just stillbirth: more information is needed
Stillbirth is not just stillbirth: more information is needed (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Forty two babies are stillborn in Australia every week, and 60 per cent of them are recorded as “unexplained”. Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland researchers undertook a global review of stillbirth reporting and classification, seeking ways to improve procedures. Dr ... Read More »

 
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