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Drinking during pregnancy
Research News
University educated women, aged in their early to mid-30s and who smoke, are more likely to continue drinking alcohol throughout pregnancy. And with some women giving themselves a leave pass to drink heavily at special occasions while pregnant, public health experts say doctors need to get over the awkwardness of asking mothers about their pregnancy alcohol use if their children were exhibiting behavioural or cognitive problems once at school.
Institute News
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI), in collaboration with innovation company Curve Tomorrow today announced the two winners for its inaugural Bytes4health program. The winners were officially announced by The Hon. Sussan Ley MP, Minister for Health and Aged Care and Minister for Sport.
Professor Dinah Reddihough
Research News
In Australia, one child is born with cerebral palsy every 15 hours. One in 500 children are affected and about 34,000 individuals have the condition. Professor Dinah Reddihough, Group Leader of MCRI's developmental disability and rehabilitation research has been changing the lives of families touched by cerebral palsy both nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. Here we learn what drives her passion and commitment to changing the face of child health.