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May 2022

Infant feeding practices and childhood acute leukemia: Findings from the Childhood Cancer & Leukemia International Consortium

Increasing evidence suggests that breastfeeding may protect from childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia. However, most studies have limited their analyses to any breastfeeding, and only a few data have examined exclusive breastfeeding, or other exposures such as formula milk.

Children's Cancers Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Breastfeeding Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research
June 2022

Exploring offending characteristics of young people with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder in Western Australia

Neurodevelopmental impairments resulting from Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) can increase the likelihood of justice system involvement. This study compared offence characteristics in young people with FASD to demographically matched controls (n = 500) in Western Australia.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Published research Parenting & Families Early Childhood Development Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research
April 2022

Bigiswun Kid Project: a longitudinal study of adolescents living with high rates of prenatal alcohol exposure, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and early life trauma in remote Australian Aboriginal communities

The Lililwan Project was the first Australian population-based prevalence study of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) using active case ascertainment. Conducted in 2010-2011, the study included 95% of all eligible children aged 7-9 years living in the very remote Aboriginal communities of the Fitzroy Valley, Western Australia.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Aboriginal Health Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research Youth Health Youth mental health
May 2022

Looking beyond: complex holistic care needs of Syrian and Iraqi refugee children and adolescents

Protracted international conflict has seen escalating numbers of displaced and resettled Syrian and Iraqi refugees, raising concerns for their health and well-being. This paper describes the demographic and clinical profiles of recently resettled Syrian and Iraqi refugee children and adolescents across physical, psychosocial, developmental and educational domains using standardised multidisciplinary assessments.

Published research Academic Biostatistics Early Childhood Development Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research Infectious Diseases Epidemiology
Meet Dr Rebecca Pedruzzi

Working to prevent prenatal alcohol exposure

Meet David Tucker

Making FASD History in the Pilbara

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