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Infants of mums who smoke while pregnant at heightened risk of of fracture during first year of life

Infants of mothers who smoke during early pregnancy appear to have a small increased risk of fractures during the first year of life, finds a study from Sweden published by The


Health and care leaders celebrate incredible contributions of nursing associates on one year anniversary

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are celebrating one year of nursing associates making a difference in


18-19 July 2020, Pelvic floor & Anorectal Ultrasound Masterclass: two-day Hands-on Masterclass; Croydon

This workshop aims to provide skills in all aspects of pelvic floor and anal endosonography that would interest the novice as well as the more experienced. The faculty comprises of


Women still face barriers to breastfeed at work

Despite the protections in place to support breastfeeding for employees, the burden still falls on working mothers to advocate for the resources they need, according to a new study from


Women’s digital health market forecast to hit £227m in 2024

The global market for women’s digital health technology will hit $297 million (£227m) in 2024 as device and service providers look to cash in on “one of the largest addressable


Sperm donation to strangers after death should be allowed in the UK, say ethicists

Ethicists say it is technically feasible and ‘morally permissible’ to plug gap in supply and growing demand Men in the UK should be allowed to voluntarily donate their sperm after


Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger long-term post-traumatic stress

One in six women experience long-term post-traumatic stress following miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. This is the finding of the largest ever study into the psychological impact of early-stage pregnancy loss, from


Having less sex linked to earlier menopause

Women who engage in sexual activity weekly or monthly have a lower risk of entering menopause early relative to those who report having some form of sex less than monthly,


‘My Future, My Midwife’: NMC launches its new Future Midwifery Standards in Belfast

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is launching its new Future Midwifery Standards, which will set out what the next generation of midwives will know and learn, in Belfast in


Recurrent miscarriage: diabetes drug could lead to new treatment

A drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be repurposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by targeting the lining of the womb itself, according to a clinical trial