Published Articles

Why regularly weighing pregnant patients is important

Asking mums-to-be to step on the scales delivers weight-related positives.
18 February 2019

'Unusually high' spike in summer flu sparks vax reminder

More than 7000 cases have been reported to health authorities nationally.
11 February 2019

Was the Pill's 21/7 regime really invented to please the Pope?

Critics say the seven-day break has always been unnecessary but was introduced in the hope it would make the Pill acceptable to the Catholic Church. But are the claims true?
05 February 2019

Long-term study finds vitamin D deficiency linked to schizophrenia

Ensuring pregnant women have enough of the vitamin may prevent cases, researchers say.
10 December 2018

Here's why pregnant women should be taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements

A Cochrane review reports that the supplements clearly lower the risk of preterm birth.
10 December 2018

Metformin in pregnancy 'doesn't harm child'

NZ study gives healthcare professionals 'important information' on treating gestational diabetes.
05 December 2018

Upping omega-3 intake reduces risk of preterm babies

Pregnant women can be advised to take a supplement from 12 weeks, says Cochrane review.
19 November 2018

Folic acid a flop in preventing pre-eclampsia

Advice to take the supplement beyond first trimester should cease, say researchers.
20 September 2018

Class action launched against Bayer contraceptive

Experts suggest a complete hysterectomy is the only safe way to remove the device
14 August 2018