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Uneven growth of identical twins may begin in first few days after conception

Uneven growth of identical twins may begin in first few days after conception Unequal growth between genetically identical monozygotic (MZ) twins in the womb may be triggered in the earliest

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New ambition to halve rate of stillbirths and infant deaths

New ambition to halve rate of stillbirths and infant deaths The Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has announced a new ambition to reduce the rate of stillbirths, neonatal and maternal deaths

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Patients, staff and NHS organisations to have their say on first national whistleblowing policy

Patients, staff and NHS organisations to have their say on first national whistleblowing policy People working in the NHS who raise concerns about poor quality care will receive more support

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Delaying umbilical cord clamping for preterm infants results in better motor development

Delaying umbilical cord clamping for preterm infants results in better motor development Delaying umbilical cord clamping for 30 to 45 seconds among a group of preterm infants led to better

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National charity welcomes pilot showing screening saves babies’ lives

National charity welcomes pilot showing screening saves babies’ lives Findings being presented at a national one-day conference in London show that screening pregnant women for group B Strep has resulted

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GEneSTATION created to tackle complications of pregnancy and childbirth

GEneSTATION created to tackle complications of pregnancy and childbirth An interdisciplinary team of biologists and medical researchers have created a new platform, which they call GEneSTATION (its name stems from

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More precise due date for pregnant mothers

More precise due date for pregnant mothers To the frustration of busy pregnant women everywhere, estimates of when she’ll actually give birth can be off by as much as two

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Singing calms baby longer than talking

Singing calms baby longer than talking In a new study from the University of Montreal, infants remained calm twice as long when listening to a song, which they didn’t even

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Study finds obese pregnant women that maintain or lose weight save money and have healthier newborns

Study finds obese pregnant women that maintain or lose weight save money and have healthier newborns A recent study conducted by The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston

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Most healthy women would benefit from light meal during labour

Most healthy women would benefit from light meal during labour Most healthy women can skip the fasting and, in fact, would benefit from eating a light meal during labour, suggests