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Monthly Archives: September 2015

BJOG Media Release: New studies show no long term effects of antidepressant use during pregnancy, but risk of significant blood loss during childbirth is increased

The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long term neurodevelopmental or behavioural effects on the child, however they may be associated with an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, suggests the findings from three studies published today (16 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). Depression and anxiety are the most […]

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Event: Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture

The Robinson Research Institute is pleased to host the second Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture. This lecture series features international research and policy leaders tackling grand challenges in reproduction, pregnancy and child health. We are delighted to announce that Laureate Professor John Aitken, Pro Vice-Chancellor at The University of Newcastle will present this year’s lecture on the […]

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Media Release: Uni of Adelaide reproductive expert among Fellowship winners

University of Adelaide’s Professor Ben Mol was awarded the Highest Ranked Practitioner Fellowship in the annual National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards. The Awards, which were presented last night in Canberra, recognise the Australians behind new research to combat serious diseases and improve the health of the community. Professor Mol, from […]

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The Conversation: Antidepressant trial’s upended results show need for sharing data

Authors: Jon Jureidini and Melissa Raven   In 2001, a “landmark” study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry purported to show the safety and effectiveness of using a common antidepressant to treat adolescents. But soon after its publication, both researchers and journalists raised questions about the research. And […]

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Media Release: Antidepressant was misrepresented as safe for adolescents

A University of Adelaide led study has found that a psychiatric drug claimed to be a safe and effective treatment for depression in adolescents is actually ineffective and associated with serious side effects. Professor Jon Jureidini, from the University of Adelaide’s newly created Critical and Ethical Mental Health Research Group (CEMH) at the Robinson Research […]

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Media Release: Hey dad, your health matters in fertility too

A University of Adelaide review found that compared to men of a healthy weight, obese men were more likely to be infertile, unsuccessful with assisted reproduction and have poor quality DNA in their sperm. Dr Jared Campbell, from the University of Adelaide’s Joanna Briggs Institute, led a review involving 30 research papers about obesity and […]

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Media Release: Link between shiftwork, birth defects and fertility treatment

An Australian study has found for the first time a link between the effects of shift work on women who have undertaken assisted reproductive technologies and birth defects of the bladder, kidneys or genital system in their children. The study of 6,000 South Australian women whose children were born after fertility treatment between 1986 and […]

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