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The Conversation: What happens in the womb affects our health as adults, but girls and boys respond differently

A baby’s sex determines how they will respond to exposures during pregnancy. from shutterstock.com Authors: Tina Bianco-Miotto and Claire Roberts Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons. In this series on Gender Medicine, experts explore these differences and the importance of approaching treatment and diagnosis through a gender lens. […]

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Media Release: Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found. Led by University of Adelaide researchers, in collaboration with Flinders Medical Centre, and published in the journal Obesity Surgery, the study is […]

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Video now available: Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture

We were thrilled to welcome Professor Fiona Stanley (AC, FAA, FASSA) to the RRI to present the annual Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: Before the Bough Breaks – Data and research to guard our children’s future. If you were unable to attend, below is the recording – please feel free to share.

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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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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: Preterm children’s brains can catch up years later

There’s some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at term. A study conducted by the University’s Robinson Research Institute has found that as long […]

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Media Release: How accurate is child mental health screening at four years?

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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