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Nutrients being trialled to manage OCD
Mental Health 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.
Mediterranean diet key to delaying Alzheimer’s
Mental Health 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.
Being large for gestational age at birth combined with maternal diabetes is associated with a near-trebling of child’s risk of obesity | Canada
Children's health 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…
Smoking during pregnancy may lead to childhood eye condition | International
Eye Care 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.
New screening tool to improve outcomes for kids with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Children's health 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.
New report looks at Australians’ diets across different stages of life – and the results aren’t good
News 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…
Diet and depression link
Mental Health 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.
Preeclampsia: We can do more
Heart 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.
Ask the tough questions: Bring fetal alcohol spectrum disorder out of the shadows
News 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.