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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.