Latest Murdoch Children’s Research Institute News

Majority of children needlessly avoid common antibiotics
Researcher receives $3m for trial into suspected septic shock in children
Researcher recognised for tackling drug-resistant infections
New research into a rare genetic brain condition
MCRI researchers contribute to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder inquiry
Children with food allergies seen faster under new paediatric model
MCRI researchers contribute to parliamentary inquiry on allergies
New research announced to reduce high suicide rates in pregnant women and new mums
Vaccine reduces likelihood of severe pneumonia
Low blood oxygen strongly increases sick children’s risk of death
New test improves diagnosis of a common genetic cause of autism
Little evidence common antidepressant is effective in autism spectrum disorders
Factors that predict obesity by adolescence revealed
Weak immune system linked to serious bacterial infection in children
Poor mental and physical health in pregnancy linked to infant sleep problems
New guidelines for children with hearing loss
Best medications to reduce drooling for those with developmental disability
Researchers investigate challenges of testing children’s blood
Assisted reproduction technology leaves its mark on genes but only temporarily, study shows
Victorian child hearing-loss databank to go global
MCRI’s World Scabies Elimination Program awarded $10m
More children suffer head injuries playing recreational sport than team sport
Global study investigates cause of stuttering
Psychology Seminar Snapshot
IV antibiotics at home is safe for kids and cheaper for families and hospitals, study finds
Study examining how flu impacts children’s immune systems seeks participants
Reaching Critical Mass to End Scabies
Researchers study new method of assessing severity of children’s brain injuries
Less focus on plate size and more on reducing quantity and variety of food key to getting children to snack…
Newborn saliva swabs test viability of screening for virus linked to baby hearing loss
CheckPoint study shows Aussie families get enough rest, but don’t always sleep soundly
Snapshot of 11 to 12 year olds to help experts determine what’s needed to keep Australians healthy
Snapshot looks at health as a family affair
Children are not destined to inherit their parents’ weight problems
Children’s snacking habits mirror their parents’
Size does matter … when it comes to telomeres
Aussie pre-teens spend most of their day sitting still, study shows