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Current Controversies in Gestational Diabetes A one day conference on gestational diabetes, with guest discussant: Professor Chittaranjan Yajnik Prof CS Yajnik, Director Diabetes Unit, KEM Hospital Pune, India, is a Consultant Physician, Diabetologist and the Director of Diabetes Unit at the King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune. In addition, he is an Associate Professor at the [...]

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As a member of the Fertility Coalition the Robinson Research Institute is taking part in the Fertility is ageist social media campaign launched today by Your Fertility. The campaign aims to address misconceptions around age and fertility which may lead to missed conception. Focus groups run by the Your Fertility project revealed that misconceptions in the community could [...]

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Two people experience the same injury.  Both receive identical treatment and rehabilitation programs – so naturally we would expect to see similar results.  Unfortunately this is not always the case. Six months later one patient has fully recovered, while the other develops a chronic pain condition.  What has caused the transition to chronic pain and [...]

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The world’s biggest study offering healthy eating and exercise advice to pregnant women who are overweight or obese has shown a significant reduction in the number of babies born over 4kg in weight. The LIMIT Study, led by researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, involved more than [...]

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Research from the University of Adelaide shows that although mental health screening of children at ages 4-5 can help to predict mental health problems in future years, only a quarter of children can be accurately identified with such screening. In a study conducted by the University’s School of Population Health and the Robinson Institute, researchers [...]

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A father’s input is important for his child’s future health right from the moment of conception, with the quality of his seminal fluid playing a major and unique role in that process, according to new research from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute. Scientists have known for some years that seminal fluid is critical in [...]

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A University of Adelaide study has shown that the risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies. In the most comprehensive study of its kind in the world, researchers from the [...]

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The Robinson Institute will close for Christmas from COB Tuesday 24 December 2013 until Wednesday 1 January 2014. For urgent enquiries please contact Kate Irving: 0419 820 071.

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Pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant can make use of the summer holiday season to adjust their diets and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute. The recommendation comes at a time when there is increasing evidence to suggest that red meat is linked [...]

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The cerebral palsies are a heterogeneous group of non-progressive developmental disorders affecting movement and posture. Their prevalence of 2–2.5 per 1000 births has changed little since cerebral palsy registers began 57 years ago, despite a sixfold increase in caesarean birth. They are heterogeneous in clinical type, in brain imaging pathology, in their association with other [...]

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