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  1. 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.

  2. 12 October 2017 - Under the Microscope

    When economists have babies

    After both his children were born via C-section, University of Melbourne researcher Dr Cain Polidano investigated how caesarians impact cognitive development.

  3. 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

  4. 31 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Study backs wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome

    Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and University of Melbourne study backs need for wider carrier screening for Fragile X Syndrome – a genetic cause of autism

  5. 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.

  6. Podcast1 May 2017 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    The wonders of relaxin

    Laura Parry from the University of Melbourne on how the hormone relaxin, produced in high quantities during pregnancy, could help treat cardiovascular disease.

  7. 5 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Predicting premmies: The test that could save babies’ lives

    A simple, affordable and reliable test that predicts if a baby is likely to be born prematurely could help save lives and reduce anxiety for parents-to-be.

  8. 24 September 2015 - Go Figure

    Why do women suffer nausea during pregnancy?

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