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Thousands of women likely missing out on key postnatal check-ups in the UK every year

Every year more than 350,000 women in the UK may be missing out on key formal health and wellbeing check-ups following the birth of a child, reveals the largest study

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Taking the Pill may cut risk of severe asthma bouts in women of reproductive age

Taking the Pill may cut the risk of severe bouts of asthma in women of reproductive age with the respiratory condition, finds a large long term study published online in

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Researchers studied how family history can predict preterm birth

Predicting preterm birth can be difficult, especially for women who have not given birth. It has long been known that the best predictor of preterm birth is someone who has

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Energy drinks can raise stillbirth risk and caffeine guidance confuses mums-to-be

Stillbirth experts warn that expectant parents need to know more about caffeine, as a new study from Tommy’s Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre shows 1 in 20 women increased

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Use of some contraceptives may temporarily delay a woman’s fertility from resuming

Women may have to wait eight months for fertility to return after ending their use of injectable contraceptives, study suggests. Women who stop using some forms of contraception may have

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Diet and lifestyle during pregnancy linked to modifications in infants’ DNA

A new study has shown pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity. Research published recently in the journal

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Menstrual cycle length and body temperature change with age and seasons

Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have shown that the mean menstrual cycle length increased from age 15-23 years, subsequently decreased up to age 45 years, and then

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Delivering proteins to testes could someday treat male infertility

According to the Mayo Clinic, about 15 per cent of couples are infertile, and male infertility plays a role in over one-third of these cases. Often, problems with sperm development

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How birth experience shapes development

A new study on birth experience from the University of Delaware finds that how one is born can have an effect on the amount of stress hormones released at the

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NMC launches consultation on future use of emergency powers

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has today launched a consultation seeking views from the public, professionals and health and care sector partners on its future use of powers, which