25 May 2012

RCOG statement on the results of the NPEU Birthplace study

The Birthplace study, conducted by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (NPEU) at the University of Oxford, examined the impact of...

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25 May 2012

New devices could hold key to predicting premature births

Scientists and doctors from the University of Sheffield are developing two novel devices that could lead to the improved prediction...

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25 May 2012

Reasons why women request caesarean sections need to be explored more by clinicians

Clinicians need to explore the reasons behind why women request a caesarean section rather than counsel women about the risks...

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25 May 2012

Age and BMI can predict likelihood of developing gestational diabetes new research suggests

Age and body mass index (BMI) are important risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) particularly amongst South Asian and...

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25 May 2012

RCOG statement in response to Daily Telegraph report ‘Baby girls aborted, no questions asked’

Doctors at British clinics have been secretly filmed allowing illegal pregnancy terminations based on the gender of the babies, with...

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25 May 2012

Plateau coincides with slowdown in contraceptive use

After a period of substantial decline, the global abortion rate has stalled, according to new research from the Guttmacher Institute...

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25 May 2012

Depressive symptoms and intimate partner violence link found in new study

Forty percent of women who report depressive symptoms following birth also reported intimate partner violence finds a new study published...

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25 May 2012

Breast implant situation highlights crucial value of registry and clinical audit data in identifying risk for patients, HQIP says

The current situation regarding the PIP breast implants has highlighted the lack of suitable data available to monitor the safety...

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