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  1. 24 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Saving lives when the power goes out

    Developed by University of Melbourne experts, the FREO₂ LPOS (Low Pressure Oxygen Store) is delivering oxygen without power and saving children’s lives.

  2. 21 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Busting five myths about pregnancy

    From what you should eat to how much your baby should move, two University of Melbourne experts bust some pregnancy myths for expecting parents.

  3. 13 November 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How do you define healthy in kids?

    A blood test compares your results to what’s normal to work out suitable treatment, but a University of Melbourne team says this step is missing for children.

  4. 24 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How every day counts for pre-term babies

    University of Melbourne and Royal Women's Hospital researchers have shown how a premature baby's chances of survival change with every day of intensive care.

  5. 10 July 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    How to help babies avoid getting a flat head

    A University of Melbourne expert says plagiocephaly, or flat-headedness, is common but preventable - if parents encourage their babies to move their own heads.

  6. 22 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Vaccinating newborns against the deadly rotavirus

    University of Melbourne experts have developed a potentially life-saving vaccine to protect newborns world-wide against the sometimes fatal rotavirus.

  7. 7 February 2018 - Legal Affairs

    Boy or girl: Should we be able to choose?

    Non-medical sex selection for IVF babies is banned in Australia, but the legislation is blurry and confusing, say University of Melbourne legal experts.

  8. 3 January 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The probiotic hope for colic

    New international research, including the University of Melbourne, finds that a probiotic can help treat breastfed babies less than 3 months old who have colic.

  9. 28 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    The challenge of small and preterm babies

    University of Melbourne research finds that underweight preterm babies face no higher health risks than normal weight preterm babies, of the same gestation age.

  10. 31 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Rethinking premature baby care

    More modern care for premature babies is leading to worse lung function later in childhood, compared to earlier care, University of Melbourne research has found