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Using personalised video technology to help parents stay connected

The Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow, which opened its doors in 2015, has the largest neo-natal intensive care unit in Scotland. This state-of-the-art unit prides itself on offering the

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British women drink most while pregnant, Norwegian women the least

This is the first study that compares alcohol consumption during pregnancy across 11 European countries. The study uses the same method for collecting data, thereby making the results comparable between

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Organoids could provide new insights into the early stages of pregnancy

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have succeeded in growing miniature functional models of the lining of the womb (uterus) in culture. These organoids, as they are known, could provide

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Weather-forecast tool adapted to evaluate brain health of oxygen-deprived newborns

Paediatric researchers in the US have harnessed an analytical tool used to predict the weather to evaluate the effectiveness of therapies to reduce brain injury in oxygen-deprived newborns during birth.

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A mother’s voice could stabilise preterm infants

A recent review of published research indicates that hearing their mother’s voice can benefit the health of preterm infants. The review included 15 studies with 512 infants from 2000 to

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New drug offers hope for menopausal women experiencing frequent hot flushes

Women plagued by frequent hot flushes during the menopause could cut the number of flushes by almost three-quarters, thanks to a new drug compound. In a trial carried out at

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South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life

Pre-menopausal South Asian women could be more at risk of developing osteoporosis in later life than white Caucasian women, a new study in the Journal Bone reports. In the first

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Birth control pills may protect against some cancers for decades

When it comes to oral contraceptives, women often hear about the increased cancer risk they pose. A new study, however, finds that using birth control pills may protect against certain

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Post-menopausal women with a family history of breast cancer should be offered anastrozole

Women whose close family members have had breast cancer, particularly at an early age, may benefit from taking anastrozole to reduce their risk of developing the disease. New evidence demonstrated if

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Researchers find gene to impact women’s fertility

It has been estimated that more than 80 million people in the world have an unfulfilled desire to have children. But for every 10th couple, the reasons remain unclear. Now,