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Simple blood test could quickly predict how ovarian cancer patients are likely to respond to chemotherapy treatment

Scientists might be able to quickly predict how ovarian cancer patients are likely to respond to chemotherapy treatment using a simple blood test, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study


Study links nurse staffing levels to patient wellbeing

A new study investigating the links between variations in patient wellbeing and how registered nurses deliver care to their patients, has been published in the BMJ Open. Academics from Birmingham


How pregnancy can cause long-lasting alterations in brain structure

A study has revealed how pregnancy causes long-lasting alterations in brain structure, probably related to improving the mother’s ability to protect and interact with the child. Pregnancy involves radical hormone surges


Discerning users insist on the benefits of the ‘pink speculum’

In busy screening and colposcopy clinics, it is often a case of having to ‘make do’ with the speculum available to hand. This can lead to discomfort for the patient


Anaesthetic cream most effective pain reliever for infant vaccinations

Infant vaccinations are considered the best way to protect a baby from 14 serious childhood diseases. Sometimes, the pain from vaccine injections can distress infants, which contributes to hesitancy from


NMC receives best ever performance review

The NMC received the best ever review from the Professional Standards Authority (PSA) for 2015/16 meeting all but one of the Standards for Good Regulation. The Professional Standards Authority for


13–15 April 2017 – 2nd Oman Pediatric & Neonatal conference; Oman

Dear Dr Obs Gynae, Following the success of our 1st Oman Pediatrics conference last year, it is our great pleasure to invite you to attend the 2nd Oman Pediatric &


Researchers find link between antidepressant use and congenital anomalies or stillbirths

Academics at Swansea University have carried out a dose-response analysis which suggests that pregnant women who take a specific type of antidepressant in early pregnancy have a small but significantly


New mums moving toward the bottle

New mothers are increasingly using expressed breast milk (either pumped or expressed by hand into a bottle) instead of directly breastfeeding their babies, according to research from the University of British


Study shows new possibility in treating aggressive ovarian cancer

A recent discovery by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) may lead to a new treatment strategy for an