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  1. 1 June 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Twins can face unique risks before and just after birth

    Twins and other multiple birth babies face a higher risk of infant mortality and specific care guidelines are needed say University of Melbourne researchers.

  2. 14 October 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    A simple way to improve maternal health globally

    A key treatment of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia isn’t being used in many parts of the world – University of Melbourne experts look at why and suggest solutions

  3. 2 September 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Midwives on the COVID-19 frontline in Indonesia

    Midwives in Indonesia have had to battle COVID-19 to maintain care, underscoring the need to protect healthcare workers, say University of Melbourne experts

  4. 7 March 2021 - Health & Medicine

    Finding an ‘early warning’ for preeclampsia

    New University of Melbourne research aims to develop an 'early-warning' blood test for pregnant women at risk of potentially life-threatening preeclampsia.

  5. 5 January 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    Rising caesarean rates and inequality

    Rates of caesarian section are growing, especially in Asia, and University of Melbourne research in Indonesia shows the growth comes with widening inequalities

  6. 13 October 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Support after miscarriage – how can we do better?

    Miscarriage during pregnancy is common, but the loss often goes unacknowledged – we need to get better at providing support, say University of Melbourne experts

  7. 21 July 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    The stories our teeth can tell

    Research led by the University of Melbourne describes a new approach for a more detailed understanding of life history by analysing the structure of our teeth.

  8. Podcast17 March 2020 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Shaping the brain: Before, during and after birth

    Neurologist Professor Tracy Bale looks at how our life experiences can be transmitted biologically to the next generation and how that shapes our unique brains.

  9. 3 March 2020 - Science Matters

    The wallaby that's permanently pregnant

    The swamp wallaby is the the only mammal known to be pregnant and lactating throughout the female’s entire adult life finds new University of Melbourne research

  10. 22 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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