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RCOG statement: Cervical cancer prevention week

26 January 2016

This week (24-30 January) is cervical cancer prevention week (CCPW), a UK-wide initiative led by Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust. It aims to highlight symptoms and causes of cervical cancer and the importance of vaccination and cervical screening (smear

RCOG policy briefing: Pregnant women planning travel to Zika affected areas

20 January 2016

Further to the RCOG policy briefing: Zika virus in pregnancy, the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new advice on travel to countries where Zika virus transmission is ongoing.

BJOG release: Depression of either parent linked to premature birth

20 January 2016

Depression in both expectant mothers and fathers increases the risk of premature birth, finds a study published in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

RCOG response to The Lancet: Ending preventable stillbirths series

19 January 2016

The Lancet has published a five-paper series on ending preventable stillbirths. The series reports on the present state of stillbirths, highlights missed opportunities, and identifies actions for accelerated progress to end preventable stillbirths

RCOG response to UKNSC recommendation on NIPT testing for high-risk women

15 January 2016

The UK National Screening Committee has published 11 recommendations including improvements to existing screening programmes. This includes introducing non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) as an additional test to the NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening

RCOG policy briefing: New advice on alcohol consumption levels in pregnancy

13 January 2016

The Chief Medical Officers of all four nations of the UK have published (8 January 2016) new guidelines on alcohol consumption.

RCOG response to Government’s pledge for revolution in mental health treatment

12 January 2016

The Government has announced almost a billion pounds of investment for mental health treatment including £230m for specialist support for mothers during and after pregnancy and the first ever waiting time targets for teenagers with eating disorders.

RCOG response to the Chief Medical Officer Alcohol Guidelines

8 January 2016

The UK Chief Medical Officers’ have proposed new guidelines to limit the health risks associated with the consumption of alcohol.

RCOG policy briefing: Zika virus in pregnancy

16 December 2015

Public Health England (PHE) has issued a briefing note to healthcare professionals about the increase in Zika virus (ZIKV) in parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean and Pacific Islands because of a potential association between infection

BJOG release: Smoking in pregnancy “affects boys’ fitness in later life”

9 December 2015

Mothers who smoke are putting more than their own health at risk, suggests a study published today in BJOG: an International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). Young men whose mothers smoked during pregnancy had lower aerobic fitness

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