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Tues March 26th - Pregnant women who work at least two night shifts in a single week could be at increased risk of suffering a miscarriage the following week, Danish researchers say today. More
Sedentary lifestyles linked to 70,000 UK deaths a year
Tues March 26th - Sitting down for large parts of the day is linked to nearly 70,000 deaths every year in the UK, a new observational study has revealed. More
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09/11/2016 - Thyroid levels critical in pregnancy
Boosting thyroid hormone levels among at-risk pregnant women could reduce the rate of stillbirths, early caesarean sections and low-weight babies, a conference will hear today. More

07/11/2016 - B12 deficiency link to diabetes risk
Pregnant women who eat a diet deficient in vitamin B12 - found largely in dairy products - may increase the risk of their children developing type 2 diabetes, a conference will be told today. More

02/11/2016 - Pregnancy loss trauma common
Women who experience miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy should be screened for possible post-traumatic stress disorder, expert say today. More

31/10/2016 - Effective injectable birth control for men announced
A contraceptive injection for men has been developed successfully, it has been announced. More

28/10/2016 - Pregnant women need tailored vitamin D supplements
Vitamin D supplements are not always effective for pregnant women, a study that was published last night has shown. More

27/10/2016 - Stillbirth autopsies give "little information" - study
Invasive post-mortem examination of stillborn babies is yielding little information about the cause of the problem, according to a major new examination. More

20/10/2016 - New pre-term guidance
Hospitals should ensure women in pre-term labour are treated with magnesium sulfate, according to new guidelines. More

26/09/2016 - Increased VTE risk following caesarean section
Women are four times more likely to suffer postpartum venous thromboembolism after a caesarean section compared to a vaginal birth, new Swiss analysis has revealed. More

21/09/2016 - Obesity gene not linked to weight loss
Scientists have found that a gene which is linked to the risk of obesity does not influence the success of weight loss efforts. More

16/09/2016 - Preliminary study confirms Zika virus causality
The first case-control study to examine the association between Zika virus and microcephaly using molecular and serological analysis has confirmed causality, it is revealed today. More

16/09/2016 - Poor quality care hampers maternal health goals
Poor quality care and increasing 'over-medicalisation' of maternal health care are among the issues hampering progress of achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals, according to a report published today. More

07/09/2016 - Ideal twin gestation length set
Twins with separate placentas would ideally be delivered after 37 weeks' gestation, and those sharing a placenta delivered at 36 weeks, British experts say today. More

24/08/2016 - Vital role for IVF culture solution
The culture media used in in vitro fertilisation may have a significant effect on the success of the procedure and the health outcomes of the foetuses, researchers say today. More

19/08/2016 - Antipsychotics mainly safe in pregnancy
Taking antipsychotic drugs in early pregnancy does not usually increase the risk of congenital malformations, a large new study has found. More

11/08/2016 - Chemotherapy drug may affect foetus fertility
A commonly used cancer drug may affect the fertility of baby girls in the womb, researchers warned today. More

10/08/2016 - Clear link with Zika virus and joint condition
Experts are investigating the links between Zika virus infection in the womb and joint deformities at birth. More

04/08/2016 - Fishing line thread best for cervical cerclage
Doctors performing cervical cerclage should use a thin suture rather than the more common thick "shoe-lace" thread, researchers said yesterday. More

20/07/2016 - IVF breast cancer link ruled out
Women who undergo in vitro fertilisation may not have a raised risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. More

15/07/2016 - Backing for rhesus DNA test
A new test will save thousands of pregnant women from having to take anti-D immunoglobulin, according to new guidance in the UK. More

14/07/2016 - Ultrasound could treat placental twin problem
High intensity focused ultrasound could be used to relieve twin-twin transfusion syndrome, British researchers reported last night. More

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