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Mum’s sleep matters: the effect of sleep on an unborn baby

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How much sleep mothers get when they are pregnant can impact on the health of their growing baby, according to a new scoping study conducted by the University of South Australia. Assessing outcomes relating to...

Use of nicotine during pregnancy may increase risk of sudden infant death syndrome

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Nicotine exposure during pregnancy, whether from smoking cigarettes, or nicotine patches and e-cigarettes, increases risk of sudden infant death syndrome – sometimes known as “cot death” - according to new research published in The...

Men’s drug helps women in labour

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A drug usually used for erectile dysfunction is helping to improve outcomes during labour in an Australian-first trial in Brisbane. Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) Professor Sailesh Kumar said Sildenafil – commonly known as...

High blood pressure in pregnancy linked to mother’s heart function

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Pregnant women who develop high blood pressure, or have small babies, may have hearts that pump less blood with each beat. The study, led by Imperial College London and researchers from the Universities of Bristol...

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...

Make pregnancy health warning labels mandatory for alcohol products

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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...

Why do people get haemorrhoids and how do you get rid of them?

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You may think of piles as those dreaded things your mum said you’d get if you kept sitting on cold concrete. But actually, every healthy person has piles or haemorrhoids. They are columns of cushioned...

The risks associated with gestational diabetes don’t end after pregnancy

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In Australia, 12-14% of pregnancies are affected by gestational diabetes. Despite its prevalence, most people aren’t aware the risks don’t end when the pregnancy does. Diabetes occurs when the level of glucose (sugar) in the...

Prem baby survival links to key dates of pregnancy

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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...

Blood sample breakthrough good news for pregnant women

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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...
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