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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


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


1 in 5 women with postpartum mood disorders keep quiet

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that 21 per cent of recent mothers experiencing postpartum mood disorders (PPMDs), such as anxiety and depression, do not disclose their symptoms to healthcare


45% of parents experience depression, anxiety and stress when newborns leave NICU

Almost half of parents whose children were admitted to Children’s National Health System’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) experienced postpartum depressive symptoms, anxiety and stress when their newborns were discharged


Explaining bursts of activity in brains of preterm babies

The source of spontaneous, high-amplitude bursts of activity seen in the brains of preterm babies, which are vital for healthy development, has been identified by a team led by researchers


Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies

An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do


Outstanding science with Amniosense

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE   Community midwife Emma Herbert looks at the clinical studies that back AmnioSense   AmnioSense is a new, evidence-based non-invasive test for detecting amniotic fluid. It has been