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Clinical trial confirms GP-prescribed treatments are effective for women with heavy periods

The largest and longest running clinical trial of medical therapies for heavy periods has found that women can be greatly helped by having treatments just from their GP, with most

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Could assisted reproduction reduce birth defects for older women?

Babies born to women aged 40 and over from assisted reproduction have fewer birth defects compared with those from women who conceive naturally at the same age, according to new

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Sanofi Pasteur MSD’s new 9-valent HPV vaccine is now available in the UK

Sanofi Pasteur MSD UK announced that Gardasil® 9 (Human Papillomavirus 9-valent Vaccine (Recombinant, adsorbed)) is now available for use by private prescribers in the UK. The vaccine received marketing authorisation

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Half of UK doctors planning to practise abroad

Almost half of doctors are looking to move abroad as their current experience of being a doctor is worse than they expected when they graduated, a new BMA study has found.

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Administering additional antibiotic prior to c-section reduces infection rates by 50 per cent

Physicians at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and colleagues have discovered that administering the antibiotic azithromycin alongside the standard recommended antibiotic regimen, cefazolin, reduces infection rates by 50 per

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Night shift work ‘does not raise breast cancer risk,’ study finds

In 2007, the World Health Organization published a review that concluded night shift work is likely to raise the risk of cancer, particularly breast cancer. A new review of more

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Watching stem cells change provides clues to fighting osteoporosis in older women

For years, scientists have studied how stem cells might be used to treat many diseases, including osteoporosis. One consistent challenge has been observing and monitoring the process through which stem

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Women unaware of menopause risk to the heart

Women could be storing up health problems for the future because they are not aware that their heart disease risk increases after the menopause, a new survey has revealed. The

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Point-of-care ultrasound helps enhance maternity services in Africa

A unique collaboration between the charity Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (HIPZ) and the Zanzibar government has seen point-of-care ultrasound systems introduced into the country’s hospitals, helping to improve maternity services.

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Importance of breast milk gene for toddler gut bacteria

University of Queensland researchers have found that a genetic variation affecting the composition of a mother’s breast milk could have a lasting impact on the gut health of her child.