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Weight loss doesn’t help pregnancy chances, study finds

Women who are obese and struggling to become pregnant are often advised to lose weight, but a new study finds no fertility benefits from weight loss A randomised study of


Prenatal mindfulness programme improves stress response in infants

Infants whose mothers participated in a mindfulness programme during pregnancy had healthier stress responses at six months old The new UC San Francisco is the first known study to show


The Sonata® Advantage: a part to play in the Covid backlog recovery plan?

Promotional feature Patient numbers awaiting elective surgeries have never been so high following a period of suspension as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic [1,2]. There are burgeoning waiting lists


Lower chance of pregnancy and childbirth after IVF with one ovary

Women who have had one ovary surgically removed (unilateral oophorectomy) are less likely to become pregnant after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and give birth to fewer babies than women with


Placenta plays active part in transferring vitamin D to foetus during pregnancy

A study led by the University of Southampton has shed new light on the role of the placenta in managing the relationships between maternal vitamin D and foetal development. The


New AI and medical scanning study could end the need for invasive surgery to diagnose endometriosis

A new study of women with endometriosis is underway exploring the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cutting-edge medical scanning techniques in diagnosing women earlier without going through invasive surgery.


Women with irregular periods may be at risk for liver disease

Women with long or irregular periods are known to have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but researchers found these women may also be at risk


UK stillbirths among black and South Asian communities still double those of rest of population

Despite an overall decline in stillbirths across the UK in recent years, rates among black and South Asian communities are still around double those of the rest of the population,


13-14 May 2022, Marion Gluck Training Academy: Introduction to BHRT and Developing your knowledge; London

The Marion Gluck Training Academy has announced the dates of their next in-person training courses for spring/ summer. The courses are focused on training existing prescribing medical practitioners in the


HCML launches menopause policy

To mark International Women’s Day 2022, HCML, one of the UK’s most comprehensive providers of rehabilitation treatment and case management solutions, has launched its in-house Menopause Policy. The policy, being