University of Melbourne

Pregnant women at risk of Vitamin D deficiency

(PhysOrg.com) -- Pregnant women with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, and, their babies are more prone to bone weakness, according to a study and editorial published in the latest issue ...

dateApr 05, 2011 in Health
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Who owns our blood?

The absence of specific laws which define the ownership, storage and use of blood drops taken from every Australian baby since 1971 could threaten public trust in newborn screening (NBS) programs in Australia, a University ...

dateMar 21, 2011 in Health
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Weeds and the Murray

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study has revealed that human-induced changes in the flow of the Murray River has led to mass weed invasion and reduced biodiversity in wetlands along the riverbank, highlighting the need for a review ...

dateFeb 15, 2011 in Environment
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Arthritis, body ache problems during flood clean up

In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating floods, physiotherapists at the University of Melbourne have warned people of the risk of aggravating arthritis and causing their bodies’ physical strain as they work ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Health
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Sex of baby shouldn't be chosen, study finds

Most Australians do not approve of IVF or abortion for sex-selection purposes, and most do not think a hypothetical blue or pink pill to select the sex of a child should be legal, a new study has found.

dateDec 22, 2010 in Other
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