Although current guidelines regarding confidentiality within psychological practice are internationally consistent, many Australian psychologists still disagree on when they would breach confidentiality when dealing with adolescents, a new study by Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Swinburne University of Technology has found.
Premature birth rates have risen in the last two decades in Australia, and the rates continue to rise. Late preterm babies- babies born between 34 and 36 weeks- account for 70% of all preterm births, which translates to about 16,000 births annually in Australia.
A groundbreaking study by Murdoch Children's Research Institute has shown unequivocally for the first time that the environment experienced in the womb may have a greater effect on our future health than previously thought - and more of an effect than our DNA and the health and lifestyle of our mothers while pregnant.
Researchers from Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT have discovered a new genetic defect that can lead to Leigh syndrome, a rare and potentially fatal neurometabolic disorder that affects the central nervous system.
Researchers at Murdoch Children's Research Institute have discovered that toddlers who later go on to be diagnosed with autism use fewer gestures, in findings that may revolutionise the way in which autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is screened.
Immigrant women of non-English speaking backgrounds report greater psychological distress, less emotional satisfaction with their partner and more relationship problems in the first three months after birth than women born in Australia.