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The global cost of unsafe abortion

The global cost of unsafe abortion Seven million women a year in the developing world are treated in healthcare facilities for complications following unsafe abortion, finds a study published in

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Researchers reveal mystery of how contractions in labour grow stronger

Researchers reveal mystery of how contractions in labour grow stronger Scientists, for the first time, have identified a mechanism in the muscle cells of the uterus that could point to

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10–11 Nov 2015 RCM annual conference

10–11 November 2015 Royal College of Midwives annual conference This RCM course in Croydon is essential for all doctors practising obstetrics and repairing perineal tears but will also be useful

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Smoking ban linked to drop in stillbirths and newborn deaths

Smoking ban linked to drop in stillbirths and newborn deaths Stillbirths have dropped by almost eight per cent in England since the smoking ban was introduced, research shows. The study

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New research uncovers important molecule in ovarian cancer

New research uncovers important molecule in ovarian cancer Scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute in Canada have uncovered an important new target for ovarian cancer therapy. Contrary to current research

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More fat around heart during menopause raises risk for heart disease

More fat around heart during menopause raises risk for heart disease – Late- and post-menopausal women have significantly greater volumes of fat around their hearts – a risk factor for

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Experimental drug could treat hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause

Experimental drug could treat hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause Researchers in Texas have discovered an experimental medication that treats hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms without the life-threatening

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US breast milk is glyphosate free

US breast milk is glyphosate free Washington State University (WSU) scientists have found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the herbicide Roundup, does not accumulate in mother’s breast milk. The

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Ovarian hormones play genes like a fiddle

Ovarian hormones play genes like a fiddle A complex relationship between genes, hormones and social factors can lead to eating disorders in women. Kelly Klump, an eating disorder expert at

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Diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women

Diet and exercise does not prevent gestational diabetes in obese women A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, while effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not