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Key protein helps sperm do their job in timely fashion

Mammalian sperm cannot fertilise an egg from the get-go. It’s an ability acquired only after insemination, during passage through the female reproductive tract, and requires two consecutive, time-sensitive processes to


New study reveals that children of mothers with diabetes during pregnancy have an increased risk of eye problems

A new study published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) finds that mothers who have diabetes before or during their pregnancy are more likely


Survey finds pregnant women do well with COVID vaccine

A survey of more than 17,000 pregnant and lactating individuals who received the COVID-19 vaccine showed that the individuals did not experience symptoms any more severe than their non-pregnant counterparts.


Medical college calls on government to ban virginity testing and hymenoplasty

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) is calling on the Government to introduce a ban on virginity testing and hymenoplasty in the UK.  There is no reason why


The Portland Hospital announces acquisition of The Birth Company

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, part of HCA Healthcare UK, has announced the acquisition of The Birth Company, a practice which provides specialist imaging, scans, and consultations for expectant mothers


14-16 October 2021, 11th International Neonatology Conference; Virtual conference

INC2021 will be hybrid event, comprising both an in-person and a virtual conference, delivering a dynamic, enriching and a memorable experience. Open to neonatologists, paediatricians, researchers, nurses and other health


Researchers identify new gene variants that cause hypertension in pregnant women

An international study, led by researchers from Queen Mary University of London and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, has found a unique pair of gene variants that causes sudden onset of hypertension