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RCOG statement on new Lancet study exploring impact of smoke-free legislation on preterm birth and child health

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A new study published in The Lancet today suggests smoke-free legislation is associated with substantial reductions in preterm births and hospital attendance for asthma.

RCOG release: FIGO President discusses how to make labour safer for women worldwide

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Labour, birth and the immediate postnatal period is the most dangerous time for mothers and their newborn babies, and there is more that medical professionals need to do to help reduce mortality rates around the world, says FIGO President Professor Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran in his lecture today at the 2014 RCOG World Congress in Hyderabad, India.

RCOG release: Raising awareness of sepsis in pregnancy as a major global health problem

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More needs to done to identify and initiate treatment of sepsis in pregnant women to reduce maternal mortality, says Professor James Walker in his plenary lecture today at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) World Congress in Hyderabad, India.

RCOG release: New guideline for managing thalassaemia in pregnancy announced at the RCOG World Congress in India

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New advice for clinicians on the management of women with thalassaemia in pregnancy, a condition that affects more than 70,000 babies worldwide each year, is published today (28 March) by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and launched at the annual RCOG World Congress in Hyderabad, India.

RCOG statement on JECH study looking at alcohol consumption in early pregnancy

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A new study published today in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health looks at alcohol consumption from preconception until the end of pregnancy, and suggests how alcohol consumption in the first 3 months of pregnancy may heighten the risk of having a premature or small baby.

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