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Maternal depression: seeking help sooner is better for mums and kids

06/15/2020

Mothers may worry that if they’ve been depressed during pregnancy then it’s too late to do anything about it, but reducing depressive symptoms at any stage is better for them and their children.

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High-risk mothers missing out on mental health checks

06/11/2020

Analysing data from more than 7,500 women in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, researchers mapped mental health screening rates between 2000 and 2017, and compared these figures to policy initiatives and clinical practice guidelines.

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‘Breast is best’ push out of touch

06/04/2020

Using data from the Mothers and their Children's Health (MatCH) substudy, researchers have discovered why only 34 per cent of mothers exclusively breastfeed to six months, despite the global push to increase rates to 50 per cent.

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Traditional vegetable diet lowers the risk of premature birth

04/14/2020

High consumption of carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, pumpkin, cabbage, green beans and potatoes before conception helped women reach full term pregnancy.

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Premature menopause increases risk of chronic health issues

01/20/2020

Women who experience premature menopause are significantly more likely to develop multiple chronic conditions, according to a new study.

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What is perimenopause and how does it affect women’s health in midlife?

10/18/2019

All women know to expect the time in life when their periods finish and they reach menopause. What many women don’t know, however, is they will also experience symptoms in the time leading up to menopause. This is known as perimenopause.

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Play equipment that gets kids moving

09/17/2019

Parents will be pleased to know that more is not always better when it comes to play equipment for their children.It's not about having the most play equipment; it's about having the right equipment.

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Caring for grandchildren: a joy or a burden?

10/15/2018

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for their role as caregivers and some are at risk of being overburdened, according to a report from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

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Bullying takes toll on young women’s health

06/15/2017

Almost one in five 18-23 year old women was bullied recently and more than half had been bullied in the past, resulting in serious physical and mental health issues.

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Domestic violence impact lasts a lifetime

06/13/2017

Women who experience intimate partner violence have significant, long-term physical and mental health problems according to researchers from the University of Newcastle who tracked three generations of women for 16 years.

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