Choosing to eat healthy food, be physically active, avoid sexually transmitted infections and limit the intake of alcohol, tobacco and other harmful substances are decisions that do not come easily to those without knowledge of their own health. It requires people to be empowered to make those decisions, and live in communities that make the healthier choice easy.
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The Murdoch Children's Research Institute blog Featuring stories, opinons and news from our research team, patients and staff.
Dr Elisha Riggs discusses the importance of ensuring that people new to Australia, particularly those who have survived horrific experiences and are likely to have ongoing trauma symptoms, have the confidence, support and resources to be healthy.
The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, already a rich source of evidence on the health and wellbeing of our children, is now gathering new evidence on a “public health emergency in slow motion”: the growing burden of non-communicable diseases, writes Professor Melissa Wake.
Dr Hannah Woolhouse, mental health expert from our Healthy Mother's Healthy Families Research group answers questions commonly asked by new mums.
Pregnancy can be a time of great joy and excitement for women, but it can also bring upheaval and stress. Physical health problems, worries about childbirth, and the health of their baby, and fears about managing the transition to motherhood all mean that women can be particularly prone to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress. Dr Hannah Woolhouse shares a new study into the potential benefits of mindfulness in pregnancy