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First birth after robot-assisted uterus transplant

A boy 48cm long, weighing 2900 grams, is the first baby born after the technological shift in the Swedish world-leading research on uterine transplantation. The birth, with the planned cesarean

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Routine HPV vaccination linked to dramatic reduction in cervical disease among young women

Routine vaccination of girls aged 12 or 13 years with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical disease in later life, finds

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Stillbirth threefold increase when sleeping on back in pregnancy

Research spearheaded by a University of Huddersfield lecturer has shown that pregnant women can lower the risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side and not on their back. Now the

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Fewer reproductive years in women linked to an increased risk of dementia

Women who start their period later, go through menopause earlier or have a hysterectomy may have a greater risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published in the

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How does estrogen protect bones? Unraveling a pathway to menopausal bone loss

Researchers at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) and The University of Tokyo find a connection between estrogen and bone health that may offer a new way to treat osteoporosis

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NMC announces further changes to help boost nursing and midwifery workforce

The cost of the professional test of competence that overseas nurses, midwives and nursing associates must take to work in the UK will reduce by more than 20 per cent,

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New English test set to fill NHS jobs

The future for testing English and making sure overseas healthcare staff are language-ready for work is the new Occupational English Test (OET). From May 2019, overseas healthcare staff will be

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Is 50 the new 40 for safe childbirth?

Researchers have determined that childbirth is as safe after age 50 as age 40 without endangering the mother or the baby. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical

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Child’s elevated mental ill-health risk if mother treated for infection during pregnancy

Risks for autism and depression are higher if one’s mother was in hospital with an infection during pregnancy. This is shown by a major Swedish observational study of nearly 1.8

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Baby Lifeline launches national community midwives’ bags

Call the Midwife stars Linda Bassett and Leonie Elliott recently launched the trial of Baby Lifeline’s new standardised home delivery bag for community midwives. Mother and baby charity Baby Lifeline provides ongoing training for maternity healthcare