News by category: research

As the largest provider of maternity healthcare services in Australia, Mater Mothers cares for more than 10,000 mothers and...

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11
Sep

The importance of stillbirth education and research

Following detailed review, Mater is pleased to announce recruitment for the RIDSTRESS study has recommenced.

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03
Sep

Recommencement of the RIDSTRESS (Sildenafil/Viagra) trial

Mater Research is planning the largest group cohort study in the state since the 1980s, aiming to follow 10 000 Queensland families over three decades, in collaboration with...

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09
Aug

Mater Research planning for largest cohort study in Queensland

As a recipient of last year’s Mater Research Grant for Outstanding Women, Dr Shelley Wilkinson  is passionate about supporting women to have healthy pregnancies and...

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08
Mar

Women supporting women

Did you know that at Mater Mothers 10 to 13 per cent of our maternity patients—about 1000 women a year—are treated for gestational diabetes?

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16
Jul

Check your risk this National Diabetes Week

Are you expecting and battling with the scales? Expectant mums with a BMI of more than 25 are welcome to take part in our new world-first study to investigate the...

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24
Apr

World-first gestational diabetes study looking for participants

After three heartbreaking miscarriages, Kristie Kelly was almost ready to give up on her dream of having another baby when she was referred to a fertility trial being run by...

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28
Feb

Golden Casket donates $500 000 towards Mater research projects

Mater’s Fertility Assessment and Research team require more pregnant women who are at risk of miscarriage to take part in a trial which aims to lower the rate of...

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28
Feb

Pregnant women to benefit from progesterone trial

A Gold Coast businessman, Terry Jackman has donated $1 million which will fund a pivotal role in our neonatal research team—ensuring Mater babies have the best...

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20
Nov

Mater receives $1 million donation for Neonatal Research Chair

Mater researchers have contributed to a world-first trial analysing one-to-one midwifery care and its benefits to mums and care providers. The findings are in and caseload...

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01
Oct

One-to-one midwifery care benefits mums

A new way of interpreting information from a low-tech, age-old method used in pregnancy care is expected to more accurately identify potential health issues for mothers and...

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27
May

Pregnant bellies: updating the tape measure technique

Expectant mothers who struggle with their weight can volunteer for a new study to investigate the effects of probiotics on preventing gestational diabetes.

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08
May

New study targets gestational diabetes

Women birthing at Mater Mothers' Hospital can now be involved in a research study examining the impact of sterile water injections on reducing pain and lowering caesarian...

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13
Mar

New trial examines effect of sterile water injections on caesarean rates

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