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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
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Freya Harewood of the Murdoch Children's Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Group explains how one cheap and available vaccine could have significant impact on reducing the burden of illness, and potentially even allergies in children. The vaccine in question is likely known to many Australian parents - the Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) vaccine – if it is unfamiliar to you understanding the potential added benefits to this vaccine could be paramount to your child’s health. Freya shares the focus of her research:
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Vaccine hesitancy is now an issue of global concern. Parental concerns about the safety, efficacy and necessity of vaccines are increasing as exposure to vaccine preventable diseases decreases in Australia and other developed countries. Vaccine and Immunisation expert Doctor Margie Danchin provides information for healthcare providers to help address parents concerns.
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The advent of social robots is giving rise to new possibilities in paediatric health care. So what does it take to deploy a robot as a clinic-ready therapeutic aid for diverse patients? We have been exploring these questions and other by using the highly engaging humanoid robot NAO as a therapeutic aid for paediatric rehabilitation.
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PhD Student Sophia Frentz is calling for more women to choose science as a career, and explains that if you’re curious, if you’ve ever stuck a knife in a toaster, started taking apart a washing machine or watched a cake transform in the oven and wanted to know just what was going on, then the sciences might be your jam.