How babies may be more vulnerable to medication
Babies lack mechanisms that in adults help protect the brain from medications, University of Melbourne research finds and may allow more precise dose guidelines
How allergies may get under our skin
There's evidence babies may develop allergies through their skin; University of Melbourne researchers are now trialling skin cream to prevent allergies starting
Supporting families with twin babies…or more
Families having twins, triplets or more has doubled in 40 years, but the support and advice provided to them needs updating say University of Melbourne experts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.