05 Dec 2018
Being large for gestational age at birth combined with maternal diabetes is associated with a near-trebling of child’s risk of obesity | Canada
New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that children who are larger than average at birth (large for gestational age or LGA) and born to mothers with gestational diabetes are almost three times as likely to be obese as…
29 Nov 2018
New screening tool to improve outcomes for kids with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) has often been called the 'invisible disability' due to its high rate of non- or misdiagnosis among children.
19 Oct 2018
Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases
New research has found children born in the last three months of the year in Melbourne may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases.
23 Sep 2018
USA: Mothers’ pesticide levels linked with autism in children
A new study finds that elevated pesticide levels in pregnant women are associated with an increased risk of autism among their children.
12 May 2018
Prenatal cannabis use associated with low birth weights
With marijuana use during pregnancy on the rise, a new study led by the Colorado School of Public Health shows that prenatal cannabis use was…
01 May 2018
Miracle Babies Foundation
Miracle Babies Foundation is Australia’s leading not-for-profit supporting premature and sick newborns, their families and the hospitals that care for them.
24 Mar 2018
Combating childhood obesity by preventing “fatty liver” in fetus
New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates that an obese pregnant mother and exposure to a high fat, high sugar diet during pregnancy…
02 Feb 2018
Oral health boost
When a dentist tells a patient they need to clean their teeth more often, there’s every chance the patient will cheerfully agree, then go home…
07 Jan 2018
How diabetes in pregnancy affects baby’s heart
Researchers have discovered how high glucose levels — whether caused by diabetes or other factors — keep heart cells from maturing normally.