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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

07/07/2016 - Freezing all embryos benefits older IVF patients
Freezing all embryos – rather than transferring a fresh embryo to the uterus during the same cycle in which the eggs were collected and freezing the rest – benefits older IVF patients, a new study has found. More

06/07/2016 - Premature infant care could be improved - study
Many premature babies in Europe are not being given the most effective lifesaving care, experts claim today. More

05/07/2016 - Mitochondrial DNA clue to IVF embryo viability
A new approach to embryo assessment could help IVF fertility experts understand why so many apparently healthy embryos are not viable. More

04/07/2016 - Paracetamol pregnancy risks reported
Taking paracetamol during pregnancy could increase the risk of autism in boys and attention-related and hyperactivity symptoms in girls and boys, the first study of its kind has revealed. More

22/06/2016 - Pregnant women should not go to the Olympics - advice
Pregnant women should not go to the Olympics in Brazil because of the Zika virus, according to official guidance published yesterday. More

17/06/2016 - RCM: Dads should be involved in pregnancy
The majority of new fathers enjoy a closer or stronger relationship with their partner after having a baby, research by leading charity NCT reveals today. More

16/06/2016 - Breast milk benefits early babies
Feeding with breastmilk may improve heart outcomes for premature babies, according to researchers. More

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