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There is a lack of information on medications for pregnant women because many clinical trials specifically exclude pregnant women. From shutterstock.com

Why researchers are testing Viagra for women during pregnancy

A new wave of research is looking at how drugs we're already familiar with can be used in prenancy to improve outcomes for unborn babies.
While death rates from heart and kidney disease have dropped among Indigenous people, death rates from cancer are on the rise. from shutterstock.com

To close the health gap, we need programs that work. Here are three of them

Politicians make sweeping statements on how to close the gap. But here's advice from people working directly with Indigenous communities who have evidence for what actually works.
Antenatal care enables the early detection of maternal and fetal conditions. So why are pregnant women delaying their checks? Shutterstock

Two in five pregnant women don’t receive care in the first trimester

Teenagers, unmarried women and migrants are among those missing out on antenatal care in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, according to new Australian research.

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