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New drug combo “promising candidate” for on-demand contraceptive pill

A new combination of drugs has emerged as a “promising candidate” for an on-demand contraceptive pill, suggests preliminary research published online in the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. The combination

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New studies provide reassuring data on menstrual changes after covid-19 vaccination

Latest evidence suggests any changes are short-lived and small compared with natural variation in normal cycles Many women have reported changes to their periods after a covid-19 vaccination and the

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Diabetes drug may help to prolong preterm pregnancies in women with pre-eclampsia

Further trials needed to confirm results, but researchers are “cautiously optimistic” that treatment of preterm pre-eclampsia is possible Giving the drug metformin to women diagnosed with preterm pre-eclampsia may help

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Link between menstrual changes after covid-19 vaccination is plausible and should be investigated

Reported menstrual changes are short lived, but research into this possible adverse reaction remains critical to the success of the vaccination programme Some women say their periods change after getting

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Study sheds more light on use of oxytocin during labour

A study published by The BMJ recently sheds more light on the use of oxytocin (a hormone that stimulates contractions) during induced labour. The findings show that stopping oxytocin in

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Fetal exposure to antibiotics in mid to late pregnancy linked to heightened childhood asthma risk

Fetal exposure to antibiotics in mid to late pregnancy may be linked to a heightened risk of childhood asthma, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. The

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No links between opioids or certain antibiotics in pregnancy and major birth defects

Two studies published by The BMJ recently find no links between prescription opioids or macrolide antibiotics taken during pregnancy and risk of major birth defects. Both opioids (painkillers) and macrolides (antibiotics)

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Early birth linked to greater risk of hospital visits during childhood

Being born early (before 37 weeks’ gestation) is associated with a higher risk of hospital admission throughout childhood than being born at full term (40 weeks’ gestation), finds a study

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Thousands of women likely missing out on key postnatal check-ups in the UK every year

Every year more than 350,000 women in the UK may be missing out on key formal health and wellbeing check-ups following the birth of a child, reveals the largest study

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Taking the Pill may cut risk of severe asthma bouts in women of reproductive age

Taking the Pill may cut the risk of severe bouts of asthma in women of reproductive age with the respiratory condition, finds a large long term study published online in