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Public Forum: The PCOS Q&A (Wed 15 May)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a misunderstood disorder. It is even misnamed as women with PCOS do not have cysts. It is linked to reproductive, metabolic and psychological dysfunction. Researchers are making headway to understanding the causes and impacts of PCOS which affects about 10% of adolescents and women (with up to 70% of cases […]

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Media Release: $1.2 million for community-led endometriosis research and support

A digital health platform for endometriosis research and support will be developed by the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute thanks to $1.2 million funding from the Federal Government and Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. This project will harness the collective power of the endometriosis community – patient groups, researchers and clinicians – to deliver […]

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The Conversation: Considering using IVF to have a baby? Here’s what you need to know

Hannah Brown, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute and Louise Hull, University of Adelaide If it’s not you, perhaps it’s someone you know. You don’t look infertile, you don’t feel infertile, but after many months (or years) of trying to start a family, followed by several months of monitoring your cycle in a fertility […]

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Media Release: Shift work for mothers associated with reduced fetal growth and longer pregnancies

New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced fetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy. Shift work interferes with normal patterns of sleep activity, eating times and exposure to light. Shift workers are at increased risk of […]

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Media Release: Intermittent fasting could improve obese women’s health

Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet. The study, published in the journal Obesity, involved a sample of 88 women following carefully controlled diets over 10 weeks. “Continuously restricting their diet is the main way […]

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Media Release: Metabolic syndrome increases risk of pregnancy complications

Research led by the University of Adelaide shows that metabolic syndrome in pregnant women increases their risk for pregnancy complications including preeclampsia and gestational diabetes by 2-4 times. Published in the journal PLOS Medicine the research assessed maternal metabolic health at 15 weeks’ gestation in 5530 women in the international SCOPE Study based at the […]

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Our NHMRC Success

Congratulations to the following RRI members for being awarded NHMRC Project Grants – commencing in 2019: Prof Jodie Dodd: The First 1,000 Days: in-utero and early life exposures and their contribution to child obesity $2,426,050 Prof Rebecca Robker: A therapy to restore health of gametes from older males and females seeking pregnancy $1,106,080 Dr Luke […]

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Media Release: Obesity intervention needed before pregnancy

New research from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become pregnant. The researchers have reported the results of a large study of birth outcomes in more than 500 overweight or obese women from three public maternity units in Adelaide, Australia in The Lancet Diabetes […]

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The Conversation: Five ways to reduce the risk of stillbirth

Up to half of stillbirths happen unexpectedly and a clear cause is never identified. from shutterstock.com Vicki Flenady, The University of Queensland; Adrienne Gordon, University of Sydney; Caroline Homer, Burnet Institute; David Ellwood, Griffith University; Jonathan Morris, University of Sydney, and Philippa Middleton, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute Six Australian babies are stillborn […]

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The Conversation: Tick-tock – for healthy mums and kids, dad’s age counts

It’s not just women who need to consider their age when planning a family. rawpixel Author: Sarah Robertson, University of Adelaide Women are regularly reminded of their ticking biological clock. It turns out men should also pay attention to age when it comes to having a family. A new study published today in the British Medical […]

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