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NMC announce radical overhaul of nursing education

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is currently undertaking a radical review of nursing education. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to review the standards that all nursing students trained in

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Young breast cancer patients undergoing breast conserving surgery see improved prognosis

A new analysis indicates that breast cancer prognoses have improved over time in young women treated with breast conserving surgery. The analysis included 1331 patients younger than 40 years treated

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In utero exposure to diesel exhaust could be linked to adult heart failure

According to a study published online in The FASEB Journal, involving mice, gestational exposure to airborne particles derived from diesel exhaust can modify DNA in utero and alter the expression of

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Why some women are more likely to feel depressed

New study links duration of estrogen exposure with increased vulnerability to feel depressed: Longer exposure to estrogen shown to provide protection. It’s no secret that the risk of depression increases for women

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3D MRI predicts pregnancies complicated by foetal growth restriction

A team of Children’s National Health System research scientists in the US is beginning to provide insights about the poorly understood placenta. Using three-dimensional (3D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the

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Babies of overweight, obese, or diabetic mothers have more immature lungs

Babies born to women who are overweight, obese or have diabetes during their pregnancy more immature lungs than babies of normal weight pregnancies. That’s according to research done in a sheep

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Changes to NMC’s FtP processes come into force

Long-awaited changes to the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) legislation have come into force. The changes will give the NMC new powers to resolve cases more quickly and proportionally meaning only the

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Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a

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‘Reports mark another successful and productive year for NMC’

The NMC published its Annual Report and Accounts and Fitness to Practise Annual Report this month for the year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. NMC Chief Executive and

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New comparison chart sheds light on babies’ crying

A chart that enables parents and clinicians to calculate if a baby is crying more than it should in the first three months of its life has been created by