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Science Stories: Longer not always better in twin pregnancies

Hospitals in South Australia and across the world are changing the way they manage twin pregnancies thanks to research lead by The Robinson Institute’s Professor Jodie Dodd. Published in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in June 2012, the Twins Timing of Birth Randomised Trial shows that delivery of twin babies at 37 weeks […]

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Australia ranked number # 10 in the world for the well-being of mothers and children

The birth of a child should be a time of wonder and celebration. But for millions of mothers and babies in developing countries, it is a dance with death. Every year, nearly 3 million babies die within the first month of life, most from preventable causes. More than a third of these babies die on […]

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Science Stories: Vaccination against chicken pox reduces severe illness and death in Australian children

New research published recently by The Robinson Institute’s Helen Marshall and her colleagues shows that an Australian chicken pox vaccination program which commenced in 2006 has been highly successful in reducing severe illness and death due to the varicella virus in children. The study is important from a public health perspective, offering clear evidence of […]

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A little miracle, 20 years in the making

Her arrival is a breakthrough for IVF treatment but for parents Rachel and Con Coussiounelos, baby Elena is simply the answer to their parenthood dreams. The two-week-old is the first baby born in Australia using a pioneering EmbryoGen technology developed in Adelaide, that increases IVF embryo implantation rates by 40 per cent and has been […]

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