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  1. 16 November 2023 - Health & Wellbeing

    Parents of premature babies are being left behind

    The Australian paid parental leave scheme has no provision for babies born prematurely or unwell, it’s time for a change say University of Melbourne experts

  2. 20 February 2022 - Health & Wellbeing

    Premature birth linked to lung disease later in life

    New research led by the University of Melbourne shows a link between premature birth and obstructive lung disease after age 50, particularly for smokers

  3. 29 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Birth isn’t destiny

    High rates of low birth weight among Aboriginal babies can addressed within a generation if we improve maternal health, University of Melbourne research finds.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 7 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    A smart phone app for cerebral palsy screening

    Researchers at University of Melbourne, Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Women's Hospital create smart phone app to screen for cerebral palsy

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.