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The Aboriginal Families Study is a cross sectional population-based study investigating the views and experiences of mothers having an Aboriginal baby in South Australia between July 2011 and June 2013. The study aims to compare experiences and views of women attending standard models of antenatal care with those accessing care via Aboriginal Family Birthing Program services.
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This innovative study possibly provides the greatest opportunity for finding a preventable cause of childhood cancer. It aims to examine associations between environmental exposures and the incidence of childhood cancers by pooling prospective population data from one million pregnant mothers and their babies.
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The Children’s Cancer Centre Tissue Bank is a world-class resource for researchers studying childhood and adolescent/young adult (AYA) cancer. The Tissue Bank is based at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). Our Tissue Bank also includes patients with bone marrow disorders, primary immunodeficiency disease and Neurofibromatosis.
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The HAPPI (Harmonizing Age Pathology Parameters in Kids) Study aims to collect blood samples from around 5,000 children to establish age-appropriate reference ranges in haematology, immunology, and biochemistry.
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‘Good health and humane care for all mothers and families’. The Maternal Health Study collects information on common maternal physical and psychological health problems, aiming to improve understanding of social and obstetric factors influencing maternal and child health.
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This project invites children and adults who have a speech disorder and their family members to take part in this Australia-wide study, exploring the genetic and neural contributions to speech and language disorders.
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Mi-iron is a research project which aims to measure the effect of reducing moderate iron overload back to the normal range in people with haemochromatosis. This study will compare two groups of people and measure improvement of symptoms such as fatigue, mood and general feeling of well-being.
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The Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register is now one of the largest geographically-defined cerebral palsy registers in the world, holding information on over 5200 individuals with cerebral palsy. The information enables researchers to monitor trends in the incidence of cerebral palsy and identify factors that appear to contribute. The register ultimately aims to advance knowledge of cerebral palsy and provide better help and support for everyone with cerebral palsy, their families and the communities in which they live.
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The HealthNuts study of 5,300 children is the world's first comprehensive population-based study of food allergy with objective measurement of true food allergy. It will enable us to better understand the natural history of allergic disorders including food allergy, asthma, eczema and hay fever and the risk factors for developing these conditions in childhood. The study will have important implications for clinical guidelines and public health policy.