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A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma while pregnant. Dr Jessica Grieger from the University’s Robinson Research Institute says diet is important for all women planning to start a family but it’s even more essential for women with asthma. “Asthma [...]

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Last night the Institute teamed up with Healthy Development Adelaide to co-host the public forum Peri-conception planning to protect pregnancy & infant health. Chaired by Professor Ray Rodgers, the event featured four fantastic presenters: Professor Claire Roberts: What women can do to optimise their health during pregnancy & that of their baby Associate Professor Rebecca [...]

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University of Adelaide reproductive experts have developed the world’s first screening test which can predict a woman’s risk of developing one or more of the four common pregnancy complications. Researchers at the University’s Robinson Research Institute have developed algorithms (or calculations) that combine subtle variations in DNA sequences in genes involved in placental development with clinical, socioeconomic, [...]

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Researchers are a step closer to understanding the risk factors associated with endometriosis thanks to a new University of Adelaide study. Dr Jonathan McGuane, from the University’s Robinson Research Institute, says they discovered, for the first time, an association between contact with seminal fluid and the development of endometriosis. “In laboratory studies, our research found that [...]

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Dr Hannah Brown from the Robinson Research Institute’s Early Development Research Group attended the World Congress of Reproductive Biology 2014 and Metabolism satellite conference in Scotland. Hannah presented her research: Diabetes alters the epigenetic landscape of the oocyte and early embryo. This is what Hannah had to say about her experience: What was a highlight [...]

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University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a previously unknown link between vitamin D and depression in overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In a study led by Dr Lisa Moran, from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute and Monash University’s Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation, researchers looked at the relationship between vitamin [...]

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Research from the University of Adelaide shows that the additional cost of providing one-on-one lifestyle advice to overweight and obese women during pregnancy is offset by improved outcomes at birth. Researchers from the University’s Robinson Research Institute ran an economic evaluation in parallel with the world’s biggest study offering healthy eating and exercise advice to [...]

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In Australia approximately 9% of babies are born preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation), and there is compelling evidence that the effects of preterm birth persist over life. Babies born preterm often face life-long setbacks in development and education and may be prone to continuing health challenges. Dr Luke Schneider, a Postdoctoral Research Officer at [...]

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Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body with the onset of darkness.  It plays an important role in fine tuning people’s circadian rhythms, such as the timing of [...]

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Treat, Trial and Transform: Towards a globally self-learning and wholly evidence-informed health system When it comes to receiving medical treatment, the majority of us would make a fundamental assumption: sound evidence exists to suggest the proposed course of action will improve our condition. Too often, however, that assumption’s wrong. All over the world, including here [...]

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