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Risk of birth defects increases with antidepressants prescribed during pregnancy

A study in the British Medical Journal reveals that antidepressants prescribed to pregnant women could increase the chance of having a baby with birth defects. The risk – 6 to

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Cervical cancer mortality rates may be underestimated

A new analysis from the US reveals that for most women, the risk of dying from cervical cancer is higher than previously thought. Unlike prior estimates that also included women

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Mothers who take fish oil during pregnancy may reduce risk of childhood asthma

The health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids are well-known and range from lowering the risk of heart disease to protecting cognitive function. New research suggests that supplements of the unsaturated

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Acupuncture may alleviate babies’ infantile colic

Acupuncture may be an effective treatment option for babies with infantile colic – those who cry for more than 3 hours a day on 3 or more days of the

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Eating grilled meat linked to higher mortality risk among breast cancer survivors

Findings published in JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute indicate that higher consumption of barbecued, smoked and grilled meat may increase the mortality risk among breast cancer survivors. In the

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Biomarker in pregnant women linked to depression

Depression is very common during pregnancy, with as many as one in seven women suffering from the illness and more than a half million women impacted by postpartum depression in

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NMC welcomes the Department of Health’s response to consultation on changes to its legislation

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) welcomed the Department of Health’s response to their recent consultation on changes to the NMC’s legislation in January. The response signals the Department’s intention to

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NMC seeking two new lay Council members

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is seeking two new lay Council members to join the Chair and nine other Council members on the governing body of the NMC. The

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Pregnant women may need more information about medicine use

Pregnant women may need more information about medicine use Pregnant women overestimate the risks of taking over the counter and prescribed medicine – according to new research from the University of

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Why older mothers are more likely to face birth complications

Pregnant women over 35 years old are more likely to have birth complications due to delayed and longer labour stages, suggests new research published in The Journal of Physiology. It