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Pregnancy and reproductive history may impact dementia risk

Research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2018 in Chicago highlighted sex differences associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease across the life course, including the first ever large-scale

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Depression-induced inflammation during pregnancy may impact newborns

The physiological impacts of depression on pregnant mothers may affect babies while in the womb and lead to changes in the behaviour and biology of newborns, finds new research from

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New technology can keep an eye on babies’ movements in the womb

A new system for monitoring fetal movements in the womb, developed by Imperial researchers, could make keeping an eye on high-risk pregnancies easier. Monitoring the movements of babies in the

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Why baby’s sex may influence risk of pregnancy-related complications

A baby’s sex controls the level of small molecules known as metabolites in the pregnant mother’s blood, which may explain why risks of some diseases in pregnancy vary depending whether the

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Safe Obstetric Systems wins Best Product or Innovation for its Fetal Pillow

Safe Obstetric Systems has won the award for Best Product or Innovation at the 2018 HSJ Patient Safety Awards for its device Fetal Pillow. The winners of the 2018 Patient

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NMC puts patients and families at the heart of its work

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today set out how it plans to implement and build on the recommendations of the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) Lessons Learned Review. The

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Chief Medical Officer appointed for clinical trials of world’s first therapy targeting both PMDD and menstrual migraine

A small Swedish pharmaceutical company has taken another step towards being the first company in the world to launch a targeted treatment for PMDD. Märta Segerdahl has been appointed Chief

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Worrisome vitamin D deficiencies in pregnant women

One in three pregnant women in Norway has a vitamin D deficiency at the end of her pregnancy, a major study published earlier this year in PLOS One has shown. In Norway’s

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New standards launched to boost midwifery unit presence in Europe

Researchers at City, University of London have launched new midwifery standards in partnership with the Midwifery Unit Network (MUNet) to support the growth of midwifery units and enable them to

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Only 7 percent of social egg freezers have returned for fertility treatment at Europe’s largest fertility centre

Despite a dramatic uptake in the numbers of women electing to freeze their eggs as insurance against an anticipated age-related fertility decline, there is still little that clinics can predict