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NMC welcomes two new members to its Midwifery Panel

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has appointed Leigh Kendall FRSA and Lord Willis of Knaresborough to its Midwifery Panel. The Midwifery Panel was set up in March 2015 and

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Direct link between glands and implanting embryos critical to pregnancy

Researchers used 3D imaging with molecular testing to uncover new insight into the earliest stages of mammalian pregnancy – offering clues to unsolved questions in pregnancy. Investigators in the Division

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New discovery offers hope of protecting premature babies from blindness

Now there is hope of a new way to protect extremely premature babies from impaired vision or blindness resulting from the eye disease retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). A study at

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Induced labour after 39 weeks in healthy women may reduce need for cesarean birth

Approximately one-third of women in the United States give birth via cesarean delivery. While life-saving in the right circumstances, cesarean birth also carries with it significant risks, including an increased

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Breast cancer treatments may increase the risk of heart disease

Breast cancer patients may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and may benefit from a treatment approach that weighs the benefits of specific therapies against

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Maternal age over 40 is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth

Pregnant mothers aged 40 and over may have an increased risk for preterm birth, regardless of confounding factors, according to a study published in January in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by

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Care given directly by parents to infants in intensive care helps improve health and wellbeing

Involving parents as direct carers, including doing ward rounds and taking children’s temperature, improves weight gain of preterm infants in intensive care and reduces parent stress and anxiety. Parents whose

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Scientists halt breast cancer spread

Scientists have discovered that an amino acid called asparagine is essential for breast cancer spread, and by restricting it, cancer cells stopped invading other parts of the body in mice,

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NICE consults on updated recommendations for the treatment and care of people with early breast cancer

NICE’s draft updated guideline on early and locally advanced breast cancer calls for extended hormonal therapy for some women after they’ve taken tamoxifen in order to reduce the risk of

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Using imaging to identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely

Ultrasound is traditionally used on pregnant women to study the anatomy, movement and blood flow of the developing fetus, but University of Illinois at Chicago nurse researchers are using the