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May 2024

Shoulder dystocia in babies born to Aboriginal mothers with diabetes: a population-based cohort study, 1998–2015

Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with diabetes in pregnancy (DIP) are more likely to have glycaemic levels above the target range, and their babies are thus at higher risk of excessive fetal growth. Shoulder dystocia, defined by failure of spontaneous birth of fetal shoulder after birth of the head requiring obstetric maneuvers, is an obstetric emergency that is strongly associated with DIP and fetal size.

Diabetes (Type 1) Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Early Childhood Development Aboriginal Health Child Disability
May 2024

Health and well-being needs of Indigenous adolescents: A protocol for a scoping review of qualitative studies

Improving the health of Indigenous adolescents is central to addressing the health inequities faced by Indigenous peoples. To achieve this, it is critical to understand what is needed from the perspectives of Indigenous adolescents themselves. There have been many qualitative studies that capture the perspectives of Indigenous young people, but synthesis of these has been limited to date. 

Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Aboriginal Health Indigenous Genomics
May 2024

Strategies for coping and dealing with lateral violence among Aboriginal people living in south-east Australia

Lateral violence, a group of behaviours directed towards people of the same group, is considered endemic among Aboriginal people. Behaviours include bullying, gossiping, isolation or exclusion of certain group members, and challenges to one’s Aboriginal identity. Lateral violence impacts all aspects of one’s life. Due to its pervasiveness, this qualitative study investigated strategies employed by Aboriginal people to deal with lateral violence.

Published research Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Bullying Aboriginal Health Mental health