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Does MRI plus mammography improve detection of new breast cancer after breast conservation therapy?

A new article published by JAMA Oncology compares outcomes for combined mammography and MRI or ultrasonography screenings for new breast cancers in women who have previously undergone breast conservation surgery


Report on stillbirth and neonatal death rates across the UK

Research recently published shows that the stillbirth rate in the UK has reduced by almost 8 per cent over the period 2013 to 2015. A current Government ambition is to


Breast implants may impede ECG and lead to false heart attack diagnosis

Breast implants may impede an electrocardiogram (ECG) and could result in a false heart attack diagnosis, according to research presented at EHRA EUROPACE – CARDIOSTIM. “Our experience shows that breast


New diagnostic test for amniotic leaks

Paul Stillman looks at methods to test the risks when amniotic leaks occur during pregnancy Symptoms of vaginal wetness is common during pregnancy. Around 20 per cent of pregnant women


Thermocare baby warming beds available from CMS

Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS), a specialist supplier of medical equipment, is the sole UK distributor for the Weyer GmbH Thermocare range of baby warming beds. The Thermocare modular standalone


Bitter taste receptors may hold the key to managing preterm labour

This could be good news for those trying to prevent preterm labour: New research published online in The FASEB Journal suggests that exposing bitter taste receptors in the uterus to


Screening for both genetic diseases and chromosomal defects with a single biopsy improves pregnancy rates

Couples who are undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in order to avoid transmission of genetic diseases, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy or cystic fibrosis, should also have their embryos screened for


Pregnancy after breast cancer does not increase chance of recurrence

Findings from a retrospective study of 1,200 women provide reassurance to breast cancer survivors who are contemplating pregnancy. In the study, women who became pregnant after an early breast cancer


Breastfeeding may protect against chronic pain after C-section

Breastfeeding after a caesarean section may help manage pain, with mothers who breastfed their babies for at least 2 months after the operation three times less likely to experience persistent