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