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homebirth

Hospital or house: Setting the record straight on home births

With more women choosing to give birth at home, researchers are developing a clinical guideline for safe practices in Victoria.

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Blood vessels like a 70 year old: Scientists find cause of fetal growth restriction

Around 5% of babies born in Australia are just a third of the size they should be and suffer lifelong health complications as part of a condition known as fetal growth restriction (FGR).

Medicine & health
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Stem cell treatment hope for babies with chronic lung disease

An innovative stem cell trial offers hope in treating premature babies born with chronic lung disease.

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Men’s violence against women: the leading threat to women's safety and wellbeing

Men’s violence continues to threaten, restrict and harm the lives of Victorian women at alarming levels.

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Accounting principles could lead to increased chances of clinical IVF success

A Monash University accountancy specialist is helping families make more informed choices about the potential success rates of IVF treatment.

Business

Monash to host new centre for women’s sexual and reproductive health in primary care

Monash University will host a new $2.5 million NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in women’s sexual and reproductive health in primary care.

Research
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Type 2 diabetes: is it what you eat, or how much?

While the disease is on the rise, it's preventable – that includes not only considering how much we eat, but the kind of foods we consume.

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Chronic illness and fertility

Plans for children often derailed by chronic illness

More than four million Australian women of childbearing age are living with chronic conditions like diabetes, cystic fibrosis and asthma, with many unaware of the implications their illness has for childbearing.

Medicine & health
baby

World first study of 1.3 million pregnancies in China warns of a dangerous pollutant that causes pre term births

A world first study into the impact of very fine particulate matter pollution – less than 1 mm (PM1) – on preterm births has been done in more than 1.3 million births in rural and urban areas across China.

Medicine & health