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Postmenopausal breast cancer: It is sufficient to extend treatment by two years

Standard treatment for postmenopausal breast cancer is to give a hormonal (endocrine) breast cancer drug for five years following surgical removal of the tumour. The results of a recent study conducted

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Inadequate regulation for vaginal mesh products has exposed women to unnecessary harms

Inadequate regulatory processes for vaginal mesh products used to treat stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse have exposed women to unnecessary harms, warn experts in the BMJ. Professor Carl Heneghan

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Eye contact with your baby helps synchronise your brainwaves

When a parent and infant interact, various aspects of their behaviour can synchronise, including their gaze, emotions and heartrate, but little is known about whether their brain activity also synchronises

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Newborn babies show greater brain response to pain

When newborn babies are under stress, their brains show a heightened response to pain, a new study has found. However, you’d never know it from the way those infants act.

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NMC launches consultation on nursing associate fees

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has launched its consultation seeking views on the proposed registration fees for nursing associates. Proposals outlined in the consultation would see the cost of

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Midwifery care at hospitals is associated with fewer medical interventions

In a new, hospital-level analysis by health policy researcher Laura Attanasio at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Katy Kozhimannnil at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, they

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Breastfeeding does not protect children against asthma and allergies

The effect of breastfeeding on the risk of developing asthma and allergy has been debated for a long time. In a recent study, Uppsala University researchers show that breastfeeding might

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Early breastfeeding success not affected by epidural pain relief with fentanyl

Including the opioid fentanyl in the solution used to maintain an epidural during childbirth does not appear to affect the success of breastfeeding six weeks after delivery, according to a

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Number of CCGs offering three IVF cycles has halved since 2013

The number of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England offering the recommended three IVF cycles to eligible women under 40 has halved in the last five years: just 12 per

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Labour induction at 40 weeks associated with lower risk of perinatal mortality

Labour induction at 40 weeks in nulliparous women aged 35 and older is associated with reduced risk of in-hospital perinatal death, according to an analysis of English Hospital Episode Statistics