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Psychological therapy should be offered to treat postnatal depression

Mothers with postnatal depression should have access to psychological therapies as an alternative to antidepressants, when treated in primary care.  That is the recommendation from researchers at Brighton and Sussex


9 November 2016 – The Kings Fund Annual Conference 2016; London

Join 300 senior leaders from across the NHS, local authorities, housing, national bodies, voluntary and community sector for The Kings Fund Annual Conference 2016 to explore progress made in addressing the top


Do women still visit an Ob/Gyn in their post-reproductive years?

The proportion of women aged 45  to 64 in their post-reproductive years, who rely solely on an obstetrician/gynecologist for their primary care needs is declining, although about 10-20 per cent


MRIs in first trimester of pregnancy not associated with increased risk to fetus

Performing an MRI on a woman in the early part of pregnancy does not increase the risk of her baby being stillborn, dying soon after birth or having a birth


Depression in early pregnancy linked to gestational diabetes, NIH study finds

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a two-way link between depression and gestational diabetes. Women who reported feeling depressed during the first two trimesters of pregnancy were


Factor isolated from babies’ cord blood could treat harmful inflammation, sepsis

A factor found in umbilical cord blood could become the basis for developing a new therapy to fight harmful inflammation, University of Utah School of Medicine researchers report. When given


Largest review into twin pregnancies reveals ideal delivery time to prevent stillbirths

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have analysed the twin pregnancies of more than 30,000 women to identify the ideal delivery period in an attempt to reduce rates


Deaths from ovarian cancer decline worldwide due to oral contraceptive use

Deaths from ovarian cancer fell worldwide between 2002 and 2012 and are predicted to continue to decline in the USA, European Union (EU) and, though to a smaller degree, in


The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Unequal access and low quality of maternal health care hampering progress towards SDGs

Each year, about 210 million women become pregnant and about 140 million newborn babies are delivered. While progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality globally, differences remain at international


Babies born with a low birth weight may be less active in later life

Individuals who are born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school or participate in exercise later on in life. The study, published