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Casual employment is linked to women being childless by the age of 35

PhD student, Emily Steel’s second PhD paper, “Is precarious employment associated with women remaining childless until 35 years? Results from an Australian birth cohort study”, by E.J. Steele, L.C. Giles, M.J. Davies, and V.M. Moore, Human Reproduction (first published online November 19, 2013 doi:10.1093/humrep/det407), has generated buzz around the world Women who have worked in […]

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Risks of over-the-counter painkillers to Aboriginal people

New research at the University of Adelaide has highlighted serious potential health risks to Aboriginal people because of a lack of understanding about the use of over-the-counter painkillers. The research has led to calls for more culturally appropriate information so that Aboriginal people may better understand what medications they’re taking and the associated risks. Professor […]

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Need for debate on when babies should eat solids

A University of Adelaide researcher says it’s time for Australia’s health authorities to rethink advice on how long women breastfeed their children exclusively. Dr Brian Symon, Clinical Senior Lecturer in General Practice at the University of Adelaide and an expert on young children’s sleeping problems, says there is growing evidence to suggest that exclusive breastfeeding may not […]

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Incontinence takes mental toll on younger women

New research from the University of Adelaide shows middle-aged women are more likely to suffer depression from a common medical problem that they find too embarrassing to talk about: urinary incontinence. However, help is available for women if they seek medical advice, researchers say. In a study of the experiences of women with urinary incontinence, […]

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Vitamin deficiency screening needed for refugees

New research from the University of Adelaide has discovered a high prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency among refugees, prompting calls for refugees to be routinely screened for the problem soon after they arrive in the country. Vitamin B12 deficiency is a sign of severe malnourishment and can result in permanent damage to the nervous system. […]

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