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Low birth weight and future heart problems: early clues in the newborn period

A Monash University led study has revealed early clues to identifying which low-weight new born babies are at risk of developing future heart problems, opening the way to better monitoring and treatment.

Medicine & health

How to engineer a plebiscite disaster: lessons from the Tasmanian dams vote

There is an old saying that those who don’t learn from history’s mistakes are bound to repeat them. One wonders if Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull recalls the name of Doug Lowe, for Turnbull’s marriage equality postal plebiscite is on the cusp

Politics

World’s Largest Study of How Exercise and Healthy Diet Interventions in Pregnancy Improve Health of Mothers and Babies

Globally – half of all women of childbearing age are overweight or obese and women generally are gaining excess weight in pregnancy. This excess weight gain is putting women at greater risk of complications.

Medicine & health
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Excessive Exercise Damages the Gut

A Monash University review of published studies has found that people who exercise excessively may be prone to acute or chronic gut issues.

Medicine & health
Mic

Insults, offence and words that wound: why language needs to be handled with care

Who can say what to whom in Australia? In this six-part series, we look at the complex idea of freedom of speech, who gets to exercise it and whether it is being curtailed in public debate.

Arts & culture
Ebonie Rio

Peninsula PhD student wins Mollie Holman Medal

Physiotherapy PhD student, Ebonie Rio, from the Peninsula campus, was recently awarded the prestigious Mollie Holman Medal. The medal is awarded to the best PhD thesis in each faculty, and...

Gut training

Training gut to cope with food during exercise boosts performance: study finds

Monash University research has shown for the first time that athletes can train their gut to cope with food and fluid intake during strenuous exercise, resulting in reduced debilitating gastrointestinal symptoms, improved nutrient uptake, and

Medicine & health