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12-13 May 2022, Gynae Imaging Course; London and virtual

Join us for our first hybrid Gynae Imaging Course back in London (also available virtually to our worldwide radiology community) Suitable for Radiologists, Registrars through to Radiographers and Sonographers, already


14-18 March 2022, Breast Imaging Course; Bristol and virtual

Bristol/Virtual Imaging Course for radiologists, reporting radiographers, trainee medical practitioners and researchers. Join us in the cultural hub of central Bristol, for our five-day imaging course covering a range of


Giving birth at 40-plus is increasingly common

An increasing proportion of women aged 40 and over in Sweden and Denmark are giving birth. Nevertheless, over a recent 10-year period, the need for assisted reproduction for women over


Widespread effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on maternal and newborn care in Europe

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to deficiencies and large inequalities in the care of mothers and newborns in Europe. This is shown by a study in which researchers from the


Babies born during pandemic’s first year score slightly lower on a developmental screening test

Columbia researchers found that babies born during the pandemic’s first year scored lower on a developmental screening test of social and motor skills at 6 months, regardless of whether their


Single blood sample can detect women at risk of pre-eclampsia

A study of pregnant women’s blood RNA has found specific molecular profiles that identify women at risk of pre-eclampsia. These insights can identify complications before a woman experiences symptoms. The


Abnormal thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy may increase the risk of preschool boys’ behavioural problems

Thyroid hormone levels during pregnancy may predict preschool boys’ emotional and behavioural problems, according to a study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Thyroid hormones are


Choline during pregnancy impacts children’s sustained attention

Seven-year-old children performed better on a challenging task requiring sustained attention if their mothers consumed twice the recommended amount of choline during their pregnancy, a new Cornell study has found.


‘Battle of the sexes’ begins in womb as father and mother’s genes tussle over nutrition

Cambridge scientists have identified a key signal that the fetus uses to control its supply of nutrients from the placenta, revealing a tug-of-war between genes inherited from the father and


Healthy diet in early pregnancy reduces risk of gestational diabetes

A healthy, comprehensive diet that lowers the body’s inflammation reduces the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, reveals a new study from the University of Turku in Finland. Obesity is a