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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Public forum: Making babies in the 21st Century – Let’s talk about sex!

To make a baby you need to have sex. But it’s not straight forward. Research is now showing that the life you lead affects your ability to conceive and the life-long health of your baby. There are those wanting to have sex without risking pregnancy, and those who are struggling to enjoy sex. It is a […]

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Could assisted reproduction reduce birth defects for older women?

Babies born to women aged 40 and over from assisted reproduction have fewer birth defects compared with those from women who conceive naturally at the same age, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. This is contrary to widespread belief that the greater risk of birth defects after assisted conception is due to […]

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Video available: The short and long-term implications of late preterm and early term birth

Professor Jonathan Morris presented the third in the series of Robinson Research Institute / Women’s and Children’s Hospital co-hosted Grand Rounds on the topic: The short and long-term implications of late preterm and early term birth. Watch the recording of Professor Morris’ presentation at the link below.  

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Women should be told about their breast density when they have a mammogram

Breast density appears white or bright on mammograms – so do breast cancers. Tomas K/Shutterstock Authors: Kara Britt, Monash University; Honor Joy Hugo, Queensland University of Technology; Jennifer Stone, University of Western Australia; John Hopper, University of Melbourne; Pallave Dasari, University of Adelaide; Rik Thompson, Queensland University of Technology, and Wendy Ingman, University of Adelaide Women […]

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Media Release: Breast density matters in detection of breast cancer

Almost 8% of women have extremely high breast density, which can make it harder for health professionals to detect breast cancer on a screening mammogram. These women are also more likely to develop breast cancer in the future. This is the warning from a new Australian alliance of breast cancer researchers, who are working together […]

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