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Severe infections during pregnancy associated with complications around childbirth

Individuals who are hospitalised during pregnancy due to sepsis have higher odds of complications surrounding childbirth, according to a study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. The study found

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Breast milk proven to enhance heart performance in premature babies

New research from RCSI University of Medicine and Health Sciences demonstrates the beneficial effect of breast milk consumption on cardiovascular health and early cardiovascular development in premature infants. Published in JAMA

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Physical activity during pregnancy is linked to lung function in offspring

Researchers have found further evidence that exercise during pregnancy is good not only for mothers but also for their offspring. In research presented at the ‘virtual’ European Respiratory Society International

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Maternal voice reduces pain in premature babies

A team from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), in collaboration with the Parini Hospital in Italy and the University of Valle d’Aosta, observed that when the mother spoke to her

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RGU first university in Scotland to receive UNICEF Gold Award in official ceremony

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has become the first university in Scotland to be awarded the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Gold Award for Universities in an official ceremony. The award

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Central Medical Supplies makes business branding investment

Promotional feature Specialist medical equipment provider Central Medical Supplies (CMS) has re-energised its brand and redeveloped its website, to make it more user friendly and informative for users. The updates

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Premature birth could be predicted as early as 10 weeks pregnant by testing chemicals and bacteria in the vagina

Mothers at risk of premature birth could be identified far sooner in pregnancy than current tests allow by looking for specific bacteria and chemicals in their cervicovaginal fluid, according to

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Key protein helps sperm do their job in timely fashion

Mammalian sperm cannot fertilise an egg from the get-go. It’s an ability acquired only after insemination, during passage through the female reproductive tract, and requires two consecutive, time-sensitive processes to

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New study reveals that children of mothers with diabetes during pregnancy have an increased risk of eye problems

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that mothers who have diabetes before or during their pregnancy are more likely

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Survey finds pregnant women do well with COVID vaccine

A survey of more than 17,000 pregnant and lactating individuals who received the COVID-19 vaccine showed that the individuals did not experience symptoms any more severe than their non-pregnant counterparts.