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BJOG study looks at pregnancy complications in older women

1 September 2016

Women who give birth at a very advanced maternal age (48 years+) are at higher risk of pregnancy complications, however most can be explained by multiple pregnancy or the use of assisted conception, suggests a new study published today (1 September)


RCOG/BMS response to Breast Cancer Now study on HRT use and breast cancer risk

23 August 2016

The Breast Cancer Now Generations Study, published today in the British Journal of Cancer, suggests that previous studies may have underestimated the increased risk of breast cancer associated with HRT use.


BJOG release: Ethnicity can affect fertility treatment outcomes

19 August 2016

The ethnicity of women undergoing fertility treatment such as In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) or Intra Cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) can affect live birth rates suggests a new study published today (19 Aug) in BJOG: An International Journal of


Health Committee inquiry into improving suicide prevention in England

17 August 2016

Suicide rates in England have been rising in recent years, reaching 4,882 in 2014. Although suicide disproportionately affects men, with male suicides accounting for 76% of suicides in England in 2014, between 2013 and 2014 there was a 14% increase


GMC guidance for doctors who offer cosmetic interventions

1 August 2016

In April 2016, the General Medical Council (GMC) published their guidance for doctors who carry out cosmetic procedures. This came into force on 1 June 2016.


UK doctors take on RideLondon to save babies’ lives

28 July 2016

Doctors from across the UK will team up next weekend to hit the roads of London to save the lives of hundreds of babies. For the third year running, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will field a team for the almighty


House of Lords Select Committee call for evidence on NHS sustainability

22 July 2016

The present demographic changes within the population of the UK and increase in long-term conditions place additional stress on the NHS. The House of Lords is conducting an inquiry into the long-term sustainability of the NHS over the next 15-20


BJOG release: Short or long birth spacing creates greater preterm birth risk

13 July 2016

Women who conceive less than 11 months after giving birth have a higher chance of going into labour or being medically induced before 37 weeks of gestation. In addition, the odds of a premature birth are also increased for those who wait three years


RCOG statement: multivitamin and mineral supplements in pregnancy

12 July 2016

Multivitamin and mineral supplements for mums-to-be are unlikely to be needed by most pregnant women, suggests a new study published in the BMJ journal’s Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin. The review claims pregnant women should instead focus on


RCOG policy briefing: Maternal health project

12 July 2016

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) and other partners were involved in a project aimed at preventing maternal


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