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March 2022

Health-related behaviours and weight status of expectant fathers

Little attention has been given to the health status and lifestyle behaviours of expectant fathers. This study aimed to examine health-related variables in a cohort of expectant fathers to identify potential focus areas for interventions designed to optimise health and wellbeing outcomes in this group.

Published research ORIGINS Subsite: ORIGINS Project
March 2022

Anti-Müllerian hormone concentration is associated with central adiposity and reproductive hormones in expectant fathers

The role of the anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) as an indicator of physical and reproductive health in men is unclear. We assessed the relationships between AMH and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), testosterone, and metabolic parameters, in a cohort of expectant fathers.

Published research ORIGINS
April 2021

Botulinum toxin and surgical intervention in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: who, when and why do we treat?

This audit aimed to increase understanding of the long-term outcomes of evidence-based medical and surgical interventions to improve gross motor function in children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Published research Alcohol and Pregnancy and FASD Research ORIGINS Child disability
February 2022

‘There’s good and bad’: parent perspectives on the influence of mobile touch screen device use on prenatal attachment

The potential for human-computer interaction to have a substantial impact on adults is well documented. However, its potential importance prior to birth has rarely been reported. Parental use of smartphones and tablet computers could influence the relationship between parent and baby during pregnancy (prenatal attachment) and thus child development.

Published research Early Childhood Development Human Capability ORIGINS Technology & Kids