Pregnancy and childbirth


Test-tube baby pioneer dies aged 87

Thursday, 11 April 2013

British scientist Robert Edwards, who was awarded a Nobel prize for his pioneering work in developing in vitro fertilisation (IVF), has died aged 87, his university announced.

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The cost of choice

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

A decision to include a controversial abortion pill on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme will change the way in which abortion in Australia can be accessed, say Caroline de Costa and Mike Carrette.

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Loose ends of evolution make humans suffer

Monday, 18 February 2013

Culture is what helps us deal with the ‘scars of evolution’, said researchers during a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Air pollution has been linked to low birth weight.

Air pollution linked to low birth weight

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

For pregnant women, breathing in air pollution from vehicles, heating and coal power plants increases the risk of having a low birth weight baby, according to a new international study.

Pregnant woman holding vitamin pills and orange juice

Epilepsy drug has long-term effect on child IQ

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A drug found to affect the cognitive ability of toddlers born to women who took the medication for epilepsy has a longer-term impact on their IQ, according to a new study.

Asian Elementary Student

China’s ‘Little Emperors’ more neurotic, risk averse

Thursday, 10 January 2013

China’s one-child policy has created a generation that is more pessimistic, neurotic and risk averse – while being less trusting, trustworthy, competitive and conscientious.


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