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Sugars in infant formulas pose risk to babies with inherited metabolic disorder

Babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure if they are fed certain widely available formulas containing fructose, pediatricians and geneticists are warning. Baby formula

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Pregnant smokers may reduce harm done to baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C

In a previous study of pregnant smokers by the American Thoracic Society, the researchers reported that daily supplemental vitamin C in pregnant women who could not quit smoking improved their

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‘Breastfeeding must be a public health priority’ says RCM on new UNICEF report

A new report by UNICEF has highlighted global “breastfeeding gaps” between rich and poor and shows UK breastfeeding rates amongst the lowest in the world. The analysis notes that one in

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Optimising steroid use in pregnancy

A pioneering research program aiming to optimise steroid use in pregnancy, and minimise potential side effects of excess steroid exposure to both mother and baby, is set to benefit the

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For women with history of pregnancy loss, walking may aid chance of becoming pregnant

Results of a recent study to better understand modifiable factors such as physical activity that may affect a woman’s ability to conceive a child suggest that walking may help women

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Effective drugs to stop bleeding after childbirth

New evidence from a Cochrane review published recently, led by a University of Birmingham scientist, suggests that alternative drugs may be more effective than the standard drug currently used to stop women

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New NMC Chair takes office

Philip Graf took office on May 1 as the new Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). At the same time, the NMC bids farewell and thanks to Dame Janet Finch

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Study of monkeys shows male contraceptive compound stops sperm without affecting hormones

A new study published in the journal PLOS ONE details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making

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Largest ever study of running habits of pregnant women shows that running in pregnancy is safe

Nearly 1,300 women were recruited from parkrun, which organises weekly five kilometre runs across the world. Women were categorised according to whether they continued to run during pregnancy or not.

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NMC outlines proposed standards for new nursing associate role

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has launched its consultation seeking views on its proposed approach to the regulation of nursing associates – the new role created to bridge the