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The Conversation: Planning a baby? A fertility app won’t necessarily tell you the best time to try

Fertility apps are becoming increasingly popular. From shutterstock.com Jessica Grieger, University of Adelaide and Robert Norman, University of Adelaide In years gone by, women would rely on the calendar on the wall to work out when their next menstrual cycle might occur. They would look to physical signs to tell them when they might be […]

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The Conversation: Miscarriages affect 1 in 6 pregnancies. We need better investigations and treatments

Louise Hull, University of Adelaide and Dee McCormack, University of Adelaide A miscarriage is a devastating event. Those who experience them are suddenly and unexpectedly robbed of the promise of new life and the dream of an expanded family. The emotional toll can be even greater if conception was delayed, or if fertility treatments were […]

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Media Release: Does growth before baby alter allergy risk in humans?

It is increasingly clear that genetics alone do not explain risks of developing allergies, and that environmental exposures before and around birth can program individuals to increased or decreased risk of allergies. Restricted growth before birth in preclinical studies appears to protect the offspring against allergic responses. However, whether prenatal growth predicts subsequent risk of […]

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2018 RRI Annual Report

We are pleased to release our 2018 Annual Report. Click here to view the report At the Robinson Research Institute, our 380+ scientists, clinicians and students work collaboratively to comprehensively address how to establish a healthy start to life for all children. This report showcases the science and clinical research being undertaken across the Institute, […]

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Media Release: Holidays disrupt drug routines of children with diabetes

Children with type 1 diabetes find it difficult to adhere to their drug routines during school holidays and weekends. Holiday distractions cause a 20% reduction in adherence to taking medications that assist managing their condition and other associated conditions, which may have serious consequences for their health. “The research, published in the journal Archives of […]

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Seeking adolescent girls with PCOS

Adolescent girls (aged 14-19 years) with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) We need your help! We are seeking adolescent girls with PCOS to help us design useful health information. We are experts in PCOS, but not in how adolescent girls like to get their information. Learn more – you will be reimbursed for your time.

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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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