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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
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.
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).
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
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
13 January 2016
The Chief Medical Officers of all four nations of the UK have published (8 January 2016) new guidelines on alcohol consumption.
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.
8 January 2016
The UK Chief Medical Officers’ have proposed new guidelines to limit the health risks associated with the consumption of alcohol.
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
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