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Empa scientists develop medication for the unborn baby

An Empa team has succeeded in developing a new three-dimensional cell model  of the human placental barrier. The “model organ” can quickly and reliably deliver new information on the intake

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New technology helps identify amniotic fluid leakage

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Paul Stillman looks at a revolutionary new non-invasive product that detects leaking amniotic fluid  This new product – AmnioSenseTM – will help midwives to reliably exclude SROM/PROM/P-PROM without the

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New diagnostic test for amniotic leaks

Paul Stillman looks at methods to test the risks when amniotic leaks occur during pregnancy Symptoms of vaginal wetness is common during pregnancy. Around 20 per cent of pregnant women

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New technology makes diagnosing SROM much simpler

New technology is now available to healthcare professionals for reliably excluding SROM/PROM/P-PROM without invasive speculum testing – AMNIOSENSE. AmnioSense is a two-stage diagnostic polymer strip within the comfortable and familiar

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Early stimulation helps give a boost to brain development

Many new parents still think that babies should develop at their own pace, and that they shouldn’t be challenged to do things that they’re not yet ready for. Infants should

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Does hormonal contraception alleviate premenstrual symptoms?

The results of a new study designed to compare the severity and timing of perimenstrual symptoms among women who do or do not use cyclic hormonal contraception are reported in

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Miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder

Women may be at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder following a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from Imperial College London, say the

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New-born mortality rates in Ethiopia down by 40% thanks to VSO volunteers

In Ethiopia, the first 28 days of a baby’s life can be a matter of life or death. Since 2013, international development charity VSO has increased the number of neonatal

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Procedure associated with increased risk of premature birth and neonatal loss

Researchers are urging surgeons to reconsider using a particular type of thread for a procedure to prevent premature birth. New research has found this thread was associated with an increased

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Effect of metformin on maternal and fetal outcomes in obese pregnant women

Effect of metformin on maternal and fetal outcomes in obese pregnant women (EMPOWaR): a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial Background Maternal obesity is associated with increased birthweight, and obesity and premature