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9–10 October 2018, Magee-Womens Research Summit; Pittsburgh, USA

The Magee-Womens Research Summit will shape the national agenda on women’s health and deliver our future vision of women’s health to the world. The centrepiece of the summit will be the award


NMC sees increase in nurses and midwives joining the register from outside EU

Latest figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show an 86 per cent increase in the number of nurses and midwives joining the UK workforce from outside the EU


Birth study empowers pregnant women

A birth study led by QUT Associate Professor Yvette Miller, from the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, asked almost 6000 women about their birthing experiences in Queensland, Australia. Professor Miller


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


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


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


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


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


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


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