15 Dec 2018
Nutrients being trialled to manage OCD
University of Queensland researchers are conducting the Queensland trial of a new treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder using an amino acid supplement.
06 Dec 2018
Mediterranean diet key to delaying Alzheimer’s
Eating a Mediterranean diet could delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease by years, new research has found.
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…
03 Dec 2018
Smoking during pregnancy may lead to childhood eye condition | International
In an Acta Ophthalmologica analysis of 11 relevant articles, maternal smoking during pregnancy was associated with a 46 per cent increased risk that offspring will develop strabismus.
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.
27 Nov 2018
New report looks at Australians’ diets across different stages of life – and the results aren’t good
According to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), one thing remains consistent across all ages: the quality of our…
24 Nov 2018
Diet and depression link
James Cook University researchers have found that among Torres Strait Islander people the amount of fish and processed food eaten is related to depression.
16 Nov 2018
Preeclampsia: We can do more
The condition, characterized by high blood pressure, can be fatal and have long-term health effects for both mothers and babies.
15 Nov 2018
Ask the tough questions: Bring fetal alcohol spectrum disorder out of the shadows
Clinicians need to ask questions about drinking in pregnancy to ensure cases of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) are properly diagnosed.