Most cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be linked to factors in childhood, according to a major new study, which highlights the need for early intervention and prevention.
Maternity care for pregnant women with a set of rare inherited conditions called Ehlers-Danlos syndromes “must improve”, according to UK midwifery researchers.
Higher blood pressure prior to conception may increase the risk of miscarriage, even in women not previously diagnosed with hypertension, warn US researchers.
Expectant mothers who are fitter prior to pregnancy are at lower risk of developing gestational diabetes, according to US researchers.
A study chronicling the experiences of women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during and after pregnancy found nurses and midwives were often unable to provide information and advice.
A drug hailed as a “step change” in the treatment of chronic eczema has initially failed to win approval from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence due to concerns about cost.
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Hundreds of patients in deprived African communities have undergone life-changing surgery, thanks to a charity co-founded by a Greater Manchester research nurse.
The controversial epilepsy drug sodium valproate must no longer be used in any woman or girl able to have children unless she has a pregnancy prevention programme in place, under new rules.
Overuse of inappropriate tests and treatments such as imaging, opioids and surgery means patients with lower back pain are not receiving the right care, according to researchers.
Diabetes patients taking dipeptidyl peptidase-4 inhibitors (DPP-4), commonly known as gliptins, may have an increased risk of also developing inflammatory bowel disease, warn Canadian researchers.