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Iodine in bread not enough for pregnant women

New research from the University of Adelaide shows that iodised salt used in bread is not enough to provide healthy levels of iodine for pregnant women and their unborn children. The study – led by researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute – has prompted calls for pregnant women to keep taking iodine supplements. […]

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Rob Norman honoured for his work in IVF and reproductive Endocrinology

Professor Rob Norman has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his service to reproductive health. For more than 25 years, Professor Rob Norman has helped to create more than 1200 lives. Now, his own life has been recognised. “I feel privileged, but I see it as recognition of the teams […]

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Explainer: why does female fertility decline?

Former Olympic swimmer Lisa Curry has announced she will undergo fertility treatment to try to have a baby with her partner of three years. News reports say doctors estimate she has less than a 10% chance of success. Given her doctors also note Curry’s ovaries are in “much better shape than expected”, why is it that her […]

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The Conversation: Explainer: why does female fertility decline?

Author: Melanie McDowall   Former Olympic swimmer Lisa Curry has announced she will undergo fertility treatment to try to have a baby with her partner of three years. News reports say doctors estimate she has less than a 10% chance of success. Given her doctors also note Curry’s ovaries are in “much better shape than expected”, […]

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