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7 September 2011
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) will follow the debates about the Health and Social Care Bill during the Report stage with interest. Previously the RCOG made its views known in its briefing on the Government’s
6 September 2011
A new retrospective study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) looks at the possible link between taking nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in early pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage.
2 September 2011
Cardiac disease is a leading cause of maternal death in pregnancy in many developed countries, including the UK.
1 September 2011
A meta-analysis of 22 studies published today in BJPsych shows that women who have had an abortion are at an increased risk of mental health problems.
11 August 2011
New research published in The Lancet today from the US shows how women are at a 25% higher risk of cardiovascular disease from the effects of smoking when compared to men. This risk increases the longer a woman smokes.
10 August 2011
A new review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) looks at the effectiveness of tests using DNA derived from the fetus but present in the mother’s blood to determine the sex of the fetus.
8 August 2011
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) welcomes the views expressed in the BMJ by Professor Catherine Nelson-Piercy and colleagues on the need for more obstetric physicians. It validates the RCOG’s views that more
27 July 2011
Yesterday’s episode of the BBC Panorama programme, ‘One born every forty seconds’, highlighted serious flaws in NHS London maternity services. They report 17 maternal deaths which occured over a 18-month period.
19 July 2011
New data from a survey published in today’s Journal of Medical Ethics reveals the views of medical students on conscientious objection.
6 July 2011
A new paper published in BJOG today suggests that heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy increases the risk of low birth weight, preterm birth and small size for gestational age (SGA) whilst light alcohol consumption may not affect these