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Midwifery and neonatal nursing

Using narratives to boost care: HIV in pregnancy

Using narratives to boost care: HIV in pregnancy Subscription Required

Receiving a diagnosis of a long-term condition is disruptive and life-changing but nurses can use narrative care to help patients successfully manage the disruption

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Antenatal screening: an online learning tool Subscription Required

Many health professionals are involved in ante- and neonatal screening programmes. An online learning resource ensures they can stay up to date with best practice.

Obesity in pregnancy is increasing and carries significant risks for the mother and her baby

Barriers encountered when recruiting obese pregnant women to a dietary intervention Subscription Required

Maternal obesity has health implications for mother and baby but a study revealed how midwives were reluctant to raise this issue with women in their care

Every organisation in the NHS needs to assess its contribution to implementing the high impact actions

Implementing the eight high impact actions to transform healthcare and boost efficiency Subscription Required

Patient care can be radically improved and healthcare costs drastically cut by rolling out a range of actions. The NHS Institute shows you how

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New NICE guidance aims to help increase immunisation uptake among children and young people

NICE guidance to reduce variations in immunisation rates and maximise uptake

Immunisation numbers are increasing but members of some populations are slow in coming forward. New guidance from NICE looks at tackling the problem

Royal College of Midwives

Midwife leader pays tribute to pioneer of childbirth reform

The Royal College of Midwives has described Sheila Kitzinger MBE, who died at the age of 86 over the weekend, as a midwifery “pioneer”.

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Ed Miliband

Labour unveils health manifesto including 1:1 maternity care pledge

Labour has said it will ensure every woman is guaranteed one-to-one care while giving birth, as it unveiled its election manifesto for health at the weekend.

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Great Ormond Street

London hospitals set to offer 'more accurate' Down's Syndrome test

A group of NHS hospitals in London are in discussions to use a new non-invasive prenatal test for Down’s Syndrome that has been proven to be more accurate than other forms of testing for the condition.

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University of California, Los Angeles

Moon 'innocent' of role in driving healthcare activity, say researchers

Lunar cycles do not influence the timing of births or hospital admissions, despite the presence of a full moon being a common refrain when things appear more hectic than usual, say US researchers.

Macrolide antibiotics linked with 'small risk' of foetal neuro damage

Macrolides antibiotics, currently considered safe during pregnancy, may carry a small risk of neurological damage and so should be reviewed by regulators, according to UK researchers. 

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'Kirkup report set out the painful and devastating truth'

Last week was a very difficult one for me and families like mine who suffered loss at Morecambe Bay.

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Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women

Termination of pregnancy: a review of psychological effects on women Subscription Required

This study reviews the evidence on the psychological effects of induced abortion.

'4D' ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies

'4D' ultrasound shows effects of smoking on unborn babies

“Unborn baby shown grimacing in womb as mother smokes,” is the somewhat misleading headline in The Daily Telegraph.

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