14 Jun 2023
Your Heart’s Language: A Guide to Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is a crucial factor in overall health, playing a significant role in the proper functioning of the circulatory system. Understanding and managing your blood pressure can help prevent various health issues, including heart disease and stroke. Blood pressure management requires knowledge about the different aspects of…
13 Apr 2023
Anaemia During Pregnancy: Types, Causes, and Treatments
Pregnancy is a time of rapid changes in a woman’s body. One of these changes is an increased need for certain nutrients, including iron, folate, and vitamin B12. Anemia is a common issue that can occur during pregnancy, and it is crucial to address it to ensure the…
20 Feb 2020
Iron deficiency anaemia
Iron deficiency anaemia is a blood disorder in which haemoglobin, used for transporting oxygen, declines due to low levels of iron in the blood.
08 Mar 2019
Blood function and composition
Jump To Blood facts Functions of blood Composition of blood Blood plasma Proteins Amino acids Nitrogenous waste Nutrients Gases…
13 Dec 2017
A vital step for childhood stroke
The Stroke Foundation has welcomed and endorsed Australia’s first clinical guidelines for children with stroke, saying the guidelines were a vital step forward in recognising and treating some of the disease’s youngest sufferers. The guidelines, developed by doctors from the Royal Children’s Hospital and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, have been…
22 Jul 2017
The effects of childhood stroke on motor skills
Stroke is one of the top 10 causes of death in children, yet there is very little research around childhood stroke.
11 Jun 2017
Combining sport with type 1 diabetes: Elite athlete Alex shares his experiences
Elite athlete and type 1 diabetic Alex Kozeniauskas shares his experience on balancing the demands of type 1 diabetes with competition at the highest level.
08 Jun 2017
Saving preterm babies’ lives
The Australian leg of a worldwide Perinatal trial has pinpointed the optimal level of blood oxygen saturation for preterm babies to survive.
05 Sep 2016
Golden staph a public health threat to children
The first major study of golden staph bloodstream infection in Australian children has found higher death rates if the right antibiotic is not used to…