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Women who give birth in winter or spring less likely to have postpartum depression

Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely than women who deliver in the fall or summer to suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), suggests a study being

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Calcium in the prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis

A new clinical guide summarises the evidence regarding the effects of calcium in reducing the risk of osteoporosis after the menopause. Osteoporosis is common and affects one in three women.

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Sleep on your side, not your back in late pregnancy

A pregnant mother sleeping on her back during late pregnancy may cause problems for the fetus, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. This is the first study

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Westcountry project to prevent Cerebral Palsy in premature babies wins ‘scaling pics’ funding

Developed in maternity units across the West of England, the ‘PReCePT’ project has been selected by the Health Foundation to be part of an ambitious £3.5 million improvement programme. The Scaling Up

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NMC to amend English language requirements for applicants trained outside the UK

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has announced that it is making alternative options available for nurses and midwives, trained outside the UK, to demonstrate their English language capability. From 1

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Multivitamins in pregnancy may be linked to lower autism risk in children

The researchers stress that their findings cannot establish cause and effect, but say they raise questions about a possible association that warrant further investigation. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes a

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For women, high blood pressure in your 40s may be tied to increased risk of Dementia

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology, the

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New insights into leading cause of miscarriage, birth defects discovered

Two recent Northwestern University studies shed new light on the mystery of the leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage, laying the foundation for further research in an understudied but

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Menopause and estrogen affect muscle function

According to a research conducted at the University of Jyväskylä, estrogen acts as a regulator of muscle energy metabolism and muscle cell viability. Menopause leads to the cessation of ovarian

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Sands Memory Boxes now available for free

Sands’ (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) Memory Boxes are now available free of charge to healthcare professionals and healthcare providers. Sands Memory Boxes provide a place for parents to keep memories