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NHS could save £200m a year and improve patient satisfaction, new research reveals

New research by academics at the University of East Anglia (UEA) suggests that NHS Trusts in England could save more than £200 million a year by managing staff well. The


Discovery of natural killer cells in the womb could lead to screening for miscarriage risk

Researchers at the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust have discovered the role that they play in preparing the womb for pregnancy. Although it


Sands Helpline to open on Christmas Day and New Year to support bereaved parents

Sands (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) knows that the festive period can be a particularly difficult and lonely time for parents who have experienced the death of a baby.  For


Cervical cancer diagnoses and deaths to rocket in older women

Incidence of cervical cancer in young women is set to decline 75 per cent by 2040 with deaths close to eradicated, however older women will face greater risk according to


Vitamin D may be key for pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Vitamin D may play a key role in helping some women seeking treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)-related infertility get pregnant. PCOS is a hormonal disorder affecting 5 to 10


Link found between morning sickness, smoking and healthy pregnancies

A link between the ‘old wives’ tale that morning sickness may indicate a healthy pregnancy, and the reason smoking is so detrimental has been found, according to a review published


Postmenopausal breast cancer: It is sufficient to extend treatment by two years

Standard treatment for postmenopausal breast cancer is to give a hormonal (endocrine) breast cancer drug for five years following surgical removal of the tumour. The results of a recent study conducted


Saving babies’ lives with home test

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE An easy-to-use and convenient diagnostic home test for pregnant women has been proven to be as accurate as hospital tests – and could help save babies’ lives thanks


Inadequate regulation for vaginal mesh products has exposed women to unnecessary harms

Inadequate regulatory processes for vaginal mesh products used to treat stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse have exposed women to unnecessary harms, warn experts in the BMJ. Professor Carl Heneghan


Eye contact with your baby helps synchronise your brainwaves

When a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behaviour can synchronise, including their gaze, emotions and heartrate, but little is known about whether their brain activity also synchronises