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HRI awarded Best Scientific Presentation Award at SOMANZ

HRI awarded Best Scientific Presentation Award at SOMANZ

HRI's Dr Katrina Chau has been awarded Best Scientific Presentation at the 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting held by the Society of Obstetric Medicine of Australia and New Zealand (SOMANZ) in conjunction with the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS). 

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World Hypertension Day

World Hypertension Day
Today is World Hypertension Day. Do you Know Your Numbers? Hypertension usually produces no symptoms which means most people don’t even realise they have it. It is estimated that roughly half of adults with hypertension are not aware of their condition.

 

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Dr Mary Kavurma, Group Leader of the Vascular Complications Group

Dr Mary Kavurma, Group Leader of the Vascular Complications Group

A creative and inspired scientist, Dr Mary Kavurma has led the Vascular Complications Group since joining the HRI in 2013. 

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Vascular complications in early pregnancy

Vascular complications in early pregnancy

Preeclampsia is a disease of high blood pressure during pregnancy, affecting around 3-5% of all pregnancies. It is life-threatening for both mother and the unborn child. Our scientists investigate that mothers with a history of preeclampsia have around double the risk of heart disease later in life.

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