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  1. 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

  2. 21 January 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  3. 24 October 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 18 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    The discovery shedding light on birth defects

    University of Melbourne researchers have learned more about birth defects after uncovering the details of programmed cell death, or apoptosis, in embryos.

  5. 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.

  6. 5 February 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Antibiotics during pregnancy and the link to a baby’s immune system

    University of Melbourne and Murdoch Children's Research Institute researchers have found a link between taking antibiotics in pregnancy and child infection.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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