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…
12 Dec 2017
Proteins in breastmilk protect offspring against food allergy
Research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine indicates that a mother’s diet can protect nursing newborns against food allergies.
15 Apr 2017
‘Medicinal food’ diet counters onset of type 1 diabetes
A study has found that a diet yielding high amounts of short-chain fatty acids benefits the immune system and protected against juvenile or type 1…
02 Feb 2017
What we want you to know about life with a feeding tube
There are many reasons why children or adults may require feeding tubes. Bella had a feeding tube inserted in her stomach at the age of…
07 Jul 2016
Too Much Folate in Pregnant Women Increases Risk for Autism
Women who plan on becoming pregnant are told they need enough of the nutrient folate to ensure proper neurodevelopment of their babies, but new research…
03 Feb 2016
Low zinc levels may suggest potential breast-feeding problems
Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during breast-feeding, according to Penn State health researchers.
05 Sep 2015
Tim’s experience managing eosinophilic oesophagitis
Eosinophils cause inflammation of the oesophagus. Tim talks about having eosinophilic oesophagitis and getting food stuck in throat.
19 Jul 2015
Autistic girls suffering in silence
Autism may be going undiagnosed in girls, who are highly likely to suffer additional conditions such as eating disorders and self harming, new research being…
29 May 2015
Breast milk calcium mystery revealed
Breakthrough research at the University of Queensland has unlocked a mysterious process essential to breastfeeding: how calcium is transferred into breast milk.