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Study shows harm WiFi does to human sperm

A new study shows the harm WiFi does to human sperm. Exposure to WiFi means greater risk of male infertility as more sperm die and are left immobile and ineffective.

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‘Digital midwives’ open up about role challenges and hopes for the future

A number of “digital midwives” have spoken about the challenges they face in their roles and what they hope to achieve in the future. Over the past two years NHS

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Nursing and midwifery numbers at all-time high but workforce pressures remain, finds NMC

Around 8,000 more nurses, midwives and nursing associates are now registered to work in the UK compared to 12 months ago, according to latest figures published in May by the Nursing

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Reasons for delay in pelvic organ prolapse treatment revealed

Many women do not seek early treatment for pelvic organ prolapse due to confusion and a lack of awareness around the condition’s symptoms – and feelings of shame and embarrassment

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Weight-loss surgery and risk of pregnancy and birth complications

Women who have undergone weight-loss surgery appear to be at higher risk of developing complications during pregnancy, and their babies seem more likely to be born prematurely, small for gestational

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No safe amount of alcohol during pregnancy, suggest researchers

An international group of researchers has taken one of the first major steps in finding the biological changes in the brain that drive feotal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). New work

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Additional routine ultrasounds benefit mothers and babies

Offering universal late pregnancy ultrasounds at 36 weeks’ gestation eliminates undiagnosed breech presentation of babies, lowers the rate of emergency caesarean sections, and improves the health of mothers and babies.

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First birth after robot-assisted uterus transplant

A boy 48cm long, weighing 2900 grams, is the first baby born after the technological shift in the Swedish world-leading research on uterine transplantation. The birth, with the planned cesarean

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Routine HPV vaccination linked to dramatic reduction in cervical disease among young women

Routine vaccination of girls aged 12 or 13 years with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in Scotland has led to a dramatic reduction in cervical disease in later life, finds

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Stillbirth threefold increase when sleeping on back in pregnancy

Research spearheaded by a University of Huddersfield lecturer has shown that pregnant women can lower the risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side and not on their back. Now the