A new model of community-based group pregnancy care and information, the ‘Healthy Happy Beginnings’ program, has been developed for Karen women from Burma to help them feel empowered and more confident during pregnancy, childbirth and the months after.
A chance encounter between two sets of identical twins switched at birth has given scientists a rare opportunity to study how both pre- and postnatal environments and lifestyle can change how our genes are expressed in adulthood.
The Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Program Evaluation have partnered to independently evaluate MiniLit, a program targeting children in the bottom 25 per cent of readers at the start of year 1, to help improve their literacy skills.
On Monday 21 November 2016 the Australian Respiratory Early Surveillance Team for Cystic Fibrosis (AREST CF) were announced as the winners of the inaugural Cystic Fibrosis Australia Governor-General's Patron's Awards at Admiralty House in Sydney.
Congratulations to Associate Professor Andrew Steer who has received several accolades from the Heart Foundation for his work advancing the prevention, and developing interventions, for rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease.