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‘Medicinal food’ diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes

Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute researchers have led an international study that found – for the first time – that […]

Genetic sequencing of new virus affecting babies

Scientists have sequenced a new virus that affects babies, in an important first step towards combating the illness. Geelong scientists […]

Cannabis use in Australians with epilepsy

The first Australian nationwide survey on the experiences and opinions of medicinal cannabis use in people with epilepsy has revealed […]

Better sleep feels like winning the lottery

Improving your sleep quality is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery, according to research by the […]

Premature babies don’t use sensory-prediction brain process that may be k…

Babies born prematurely don’t use their expectations about the world to shape their brains as babies born at full term […]

Trial determines safest airway device for babies in surgery

A ground-breaking Western Australian medical trial, involving babies with breathing problems, has determined that a laryngeal mask (a medical device […]

What we want you to know about life with a feeding tube

13 year old Bella Gray had a feeding tube inserted in her stomach at the age of 7. When she […]

Unravelling the genetic mystery behind mitochondrial disease

Mitochondrial disease is an illness that robs its sufferers of energy, and damages muscles and major organs like the brain […]

Symptoms of mitochondrial disease commonly misdiagnosed

At least 30 Australian children (1 in 200) born every week are at risk of developing some form of mitochondrial […]

Is Acetaminophen Use When Pregnant Associated with Kids’ Behavioral Probl…

Using the common pain-relieving medication acetaminophen during pregnancy was associated with increased risk for multiple behavioural problems in children, according […]