August 2011

Children with Incontinence: Understanding their Quality of Life

It is estimated that between 5% and 15% of school aged children have urinary incontinence. To date there has been little data on the impact of urinary incontinence on the quality of life for children or information on the aspects of this that affect quality of life. The condition is a cause of significant anxiety to children and their parents.

US journal The Journal of Urology recently published Kids Research Institute’s study on bladder disorders in children. Aniruddh Deshpande is Urology Fellow at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and undertook this study with The Centre for Kidney Research as part of his PhD on bladder disorders in children, along with Prof Jonathan Craig, Dr Grahame Smith and Dr Patrina Caldwell Read full story...

Governor-General visits indigenous research project

The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC and Mr Michael Bryce met the clinical team from the Liliwan Project at remote Fitzroy Crossing on Thursday August 11, during their visit to Western Australia’s Pilbara and Kimberley region.
The Lililwan Project is a community led research project that takes the first step in identifying children affected by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. The Governor General is Patron of the National Organisation for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Related Disorders and of The George Institute for Global Health Read full story...


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a devastating and tragic event in families. While many environmental factors which decrease the risk of SIDS have been identified, up to 100 babies still die each year in Australia from SIDS.
The Splash of Red Foundation is funding further research into SIDS by awarding Dr Rita Machaalani from The University of Sydney’s Department of Medicine and The Bosch Institute a research scholarship of $17,500. Dr Machaalani will be funded to work with A/Prof Karen Waters from the Kids Research Institute, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead Read full story...

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