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NOT smoking during pregnancy is as important for Indigenous women as it is for non-Aboriginal women, but with smoking rates in Aboriginal people three times those of the non-Aboriginal community, proactive smoking cessation campaigns must be stepped up for this population in particular, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Dr Nicolette [...]

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A University of Adelaide researcher whose studies could help infertile couples to achieve their dream of having children, as well as preventing unwanted pregnancies, will have her work highlighted with an award at a major national conference this weekend. Dr Rebecca Robker from the University’s Robinson Research Institute has made a number of important discoveries [...]

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There’s now overwhelming evidence that a child’s future health is influenced by more than just their parents’ genetic material, and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, according to University of Adelaide researchers. In a feature paper called “Parenting from before conception” published in today’s issue [...]

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International research involving the University of Adelaide has shown an anti-blood clotting treatment that has been used for more than 20 years to prevent a range of serious pregnancy complications is not effective, while being costly and painful for pregnant women. Complications that have been linked to blood clotting, or thrombosis, in pregnant women include: [...]

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There’s some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at term. A study conducted by the University’s Robinson Research Institute has found that as long [...]

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Noor Alia Lokman from the Robinson Research Institute’s Ovarian Cancer Group attended the Metastasis Research Society 15th International Biennial Congress Noor presented a poster on the topic Annexin A2 a potential prognostic marker for serous ovarian cancer promotes ovarian cancer metastasis. This is what Noor had to say about her experience:   Q. What was [...]

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Amy Wooldridge from the Robinson Research Institute’s Pregnancy and Development Group, attended the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 18th Annual Conference, the Fetal and Neonatal Workshop (FNW) and the 2014 Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Conference. Amy presented on the topic: Effect of placental restriction and late maternal methyl supplementation [...]

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Dr Luke Grzeskowiak from the Robinson Research Institute’s Pregnancy and Development Group, attended the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 18th Annual Conference and the 2014 Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Conference.     Luke presented at both conferences on the following topics: Prenatal antidepressant exposure and impact on duration of [...]

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Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown new media technologies such as smart phone apps may be an effective means of improving health outcomes for new mothers and their babies. A health communication study at a South Australian hospital found that midwives are already trying to raise the level of health literacy among their [...]

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At least 1 in 6 Australian couples experience infertility and now 4% of children are conceived by IVF – and this number is on the rise. Age is the largest cause of infertility and increasingly women are having children later in life, and turning to IVF. However, IVF is not a magic solution that works [...]

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