EDITOR’S PICKS

  • If you or your child is short-sighted (struggles to see things further away) you might have heard about orthokeratology, writes Paul Gifford Also known as OK or ortho-k, orthokeratology has been around since the 1960s. However, it has gained interest recently for its ability to...

  • Ruth Purcell reports that Science has made impressive gains in the art of producing animal products minus the animal. Now this emerging field of cellular agriculture is taking on its biggest challenge yet: breastmilk. Breastmilk is a complex substance, and breastfeeding is even more complicated....

  • The holiday season can be especially hard for separated families but experience says it doesn’t have to be. THE FAMILY LAWYER Greta Haywood, the director of Haywood Solicitors in Melbourne, says… Christmas can be difficult to navigate, especially with young children, particularly when each parent...

  • Here’s how to make the most of these rapid antigen tests, and to increase your chance of a meaningful result, writes Thea van de Mortel You can now buy rapid antigen tests in supermarkets and pharmacies to test yourself at home for COVID-19 in about...

  • It may be the season to be jolly, but for many people Christmas is a time of tension and stress.

  • Over the years, Jayne Kearney’s resolve has been swamped by a wave of mass merchandising. Toys are an iconic part of childhood. They have been immortalised in much-loved children’s literature such as Raggedy Ann and Andy, Enid Blyton’s Noddy (and his adventures in Toyland), and...

Celebrating Mothers

  • Just don’t douche! write Naomi Strout and Mathew Leonardi. Researchers in the UK recently discovered a rapid test that checks the vaginal microbiome and can detect risks of preterm birth. Usually, tests to check the microbiome are complicated and it takes a long time to...

  • Associate Professor Joshua Vogel, Dr Meghan Bohren , Katherine EddyandRana Islamiah Zahroh, look at why Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are dangerous disorders causing high blood pressure during pregnancy. After haemorrhage, they are the second leading direct cause of death among pregnant or recently pregnant women –...

  • IVF success rates have improved significantly over the last 10 years, a new report by UNSW medical researchers has shown. The live birth rate per initiated IVF cycle in women using their own eggs has increased by 18% overall, with even steeper improvements in older...

  • The cost of raising a child with a rare genetic disorder was significant but the economic burden could be reduced by earlier diagnosis and targeted treatment, a new study has found. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), supports the addition of...

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