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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 19 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Child stroke survivors have time on their side

    New research from the University of Melbourne has found children who survive a stroke have a much longer period in which to recover motor skills than adults.

  7. 15 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    How caffeine helps premature babies breathe easy

    New research from the University of Melbourne has found caffeine, commonly prescribed to help pre-term babies breathe better, has long-term benefits.

  8. 9 April 2017 - Health & Medicine

    Persuading baby to wee on demand

    A new simple method that increases the chances of successfully collecting a urine sample from an infant has been published in the BMJ.

  9. 29 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    1000 Happy Birthdays

    Research breakthroughs in prenatal care could result in 1000 more babies being born safely over the next 12 months.

  10. 24 September 2015 - Go Figure

    Why do women suffer nausea during pregnancy?

    What causes morning sickness, and what can be done about it?