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NMC to amend English language requirements for applicants trained outside the UK

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has announced that it is making alternative options available for nurses and midwives, trained outside the UK, to demonstrate their English language capability. From 1

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Multivitamins in pregnancy may be linked to lower autism risk in children

The researchers stress that their findings cannot establish cause and effect, but say they raise questions about a possible association that warrant further investigation. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes a

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For women, high blood pressure in your 40s may be tied to increased risk of Dementia

Women who develop high blood pressure in their 40s may be more likely to develop dementia years later, according to a study published in the online issue of Neurology, the

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New insights into leading cause of miscarriage, birth defects discovered

Two recent Northwestern University studies shed new light on the mystery of the leading cause of birth defects and miscarriage, laying the foundation for further research in an understudied but

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Menopause and estrogen affect muscle function

According to a research conducted at the University of Jyväskylä, estrogen acts as a regulator of muscle energy metabolism and muscle cell viability. Menopause leads to the cessation of ovarian

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Sands Memory Boxes now available for free

Sands’ (Stillbirth and neonatal death charity) Memory Boxes are now available free of charge to healthcare professionals and healthcare providers. Sands Memory Boxes provide a place for parents to keep memories

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Iron supplements have long-term benefits for low birth-weight babies

Babies classified as low birth weight (under 2.500 grams) are at risk of iron deficiency, which is linked to impaired neurological development. A long-term randomised study now shows that providing

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NMC seeks new Council Chair

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is seeking a new Council Chair to lead its governing Council from May 2018, when the term of office of the current Chair, Dame

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Test of cervical mucus may reveal pregnant women’s risk of going into labour too early

Up to 18 per cent of babies born worldwide arrive before they are full-term, defined as 37 weeks of gestation. About 1 million of those babies do not survive, and

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Study in early stage breast cancer shows that even small tumours can be aggressive

Even small tumours can be aggressive, according to a study in patients with early stage breast cancer that will be presented at the ESMO 2017 Congress in Madrid. [1] Researchers