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Sex of baby associated with pregnant women’s immune responses

Women have claimed for years that their bodies react differently whether they’re pregnant with a male or female baby. Some studies suggest that a baby’s sex could play a role

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Men can show signs of depression when their partners are pregnant

Men who were stressed or in poor health had elevated depression symptoms when their partners were pregnant and nine months after the birth of their child, according to the results

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Effects of removing ovaries during hysterectomy

A study led by the University of Warwick has found a link between the removal of ovaries during hysterectomy and an increase in heart disease, cancer and premature death. The

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Smartphone app aims to reduce surgical complications for up to 3,000 hysterectomy patients

Around 30,000 hysterectomies are performed in Australia every year with up to 3,000 women undergoing the procedure affected by complications during or after surgery*. However surgeons are currently unable to

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Postmenopausal hormone therapy treatment may protect from dementia

Postmenopausal estrogen-based hormone therapy lasting longer than ten years was associated with a decreased risk of Alzheimer’s disease in a large study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland.

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Third OSCE test centre for the NMC

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) announced in February a third UK OSCE centre for the test of competence for nurses and midwives trained outside the EU and EEA. The

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Benefits and risks of eating the placenta after childbirth

Placentophagy – maternal consumption of the placenta – has become increasingly prevalent in the past decade among women seeking to promote health and healing during the postpartum period. But how

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Examining women’s bones during menopause help understand risk of fractures

“Bone fragility is considered a silent disease,” says Karl Jepsen, associate chair of research and professor of orthopaedic surgery at Michigan Medicine. “One of the biggest challenges when you’re looking at

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Scientists create cell ‘maps’ bringing breast cancer research forwards by decades

Scientists have created a ‘map’ linking the shape of breast cancer cells to genes turned on and off, and matched it to real disease outcomes, which could one day help

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Protein in womb plays role in future of bone health

Researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine have shown that limiting a specific maternal protein in pregnant mice with osteogenesis imperfecta resulted in offspring with stronger, denser bones.