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Analysis of maternal deaths calls for urgent action to tackle systemic biases

Urgent action is needed to tackle systemic biases contributing to unequal mortality outcomes in Black women, women from Asian ethnic backgrounds, and those facing multiple problems and deprivation, according to a new analysis of maternal deaths in the UK


Can data analytics help improve the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes in pregnancy?

Lucy Mackillop, consultant obstetric physician at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, University of Oxford; and Chief Medical Officer


BAME babies at highest risk of Vitamin D deficiency

A third of all babies and half of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) babies are vitamin D deficient, a large study of 3,000 UK newborns reveals, highlighting potential shortfalls


Pregnant women in third trimester unlikely to pass SARS-CoV-2 infection to newborns

Pregnant women with the SARS-CoV-2 infection, the virus that causes COVID-19, during the third trimester are unlikely to pass the infection to their newborns, suggests a study funded by the


Drinking milk while breastfeeding may reduce the child’s food allergy risk

Children of mothers who drink relatively more cow’s milk during breastfeeding are at reduced risk of developing food allergies. That is the conclusion of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology,


New research highlights the importance of the thymus in successful pregnancies

How the immune system adapts to pregnancies has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, findings from an international group of researchers, led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, reveal important


Oral contraceptive pills protect against ovarian and endometrial cancer

A comprehensive study from Uppsala University, involving more than 250,000 women, shows that oral contraceptive use protects against ovarian and endometrial cancer. The protective effect remains for several decades after