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First evidence that soot from polluted air is reaching placenta

Evidence of tiny particles of carbon, typically created by burning fossil fuels, has been found in placentas for the first time, in new research presented at the European Respiratory Society

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Fish oil supplement in pregnancy is linked to increase in lean and bone mass by age 6 years

Fish oil supplement in the later stages of pregnancy is associated with a higher body mass index (BMI) in children in the first six years of life, which is explained

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NMC responds to Royal College of Midwives State of Maternity Services Report

Sue Killen, Interim Chief Executive and Registrar at the Nursing and Midwifery Council said: “Like many parts of the NHS, maternity services are under significant pressure. While our own data shows

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Children born through IVF may have higher risk of hypertension

Children conceived through assisted reproductive technologies may be at an increased risk of developing arterial hypertension early in life, among other cardiovascular complications, according to a Swiss study published today

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NMC launches new approach to resolving complaints about nurses and midwives

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has begun introducing a new approach to resolving complaints about nurses and midwives. Under the new arrangements, where nurses and midwives can show that,

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Positional sleep therapy during pregnancy may promote maternal and feotal health

A new study suggests that sleep therapy intervention to reduce supine sleep in late pregnancy may promote maternal and feotal health. Results show that median time spent sleeping supine was reduced

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New Council member for NMC

The NMC has announced the appointment of Claire Johnston as its newest registrant Council member from 1 September 2018. Announcing the appointment, Chair, Philip Graf said: “It’s a great pleasure to

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Baby faeces may be source of beneficial probiotics

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine have developed a probiotic “cocktail” derived from gut bacteria strains found in infant faeces that may help increase the body’s ability to produce

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Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth at no later than 40 weeks gestation

Pregnant women with heart disease should give birth at no later than 40 weeks gestation. That is one of the recommendations in the 2018 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines

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For women undergoing IVF, is fresh or frozen embryo transfer best?

The world’s first baby born via in-vitro fertilization turned 40 years old this summer. Still, after four decades, IVF is a relatively new field with ongoing debate on how to