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EMA recommends suspension of several medicines due to unreliable study data
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EMA recommends suspension of several medicines due to unreliable study data

The European Medicines Agency inspection team identified a number of concerns, including misrepresentation of study data.

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Depressed women likely to deliver heavier babies

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Smartphone test diagnoses male infertility in non-specialist setting

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Sustainability and transformation plans: 4 key concerns

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First trimester vaginal bleeding not associated with latter adverse events | RCOG

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Vaginal microbiome dysbiosis linked to miscarriage | RCOG

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Immediate postpartum LARC: benefits outweigh risks for expulsion

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Does a fetus need analgesia?

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IBD in pregnancy: inadequate GWG tied to preterm birth, growth restriction

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Professional & Business

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Half of £2bn cash boost spent outside NHS

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Report: GPs not treating gynaecological patients ‘with dignity or respect’

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Bariatric surgery rationing ‘misguided’

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Scottish NHS increases access to IVF treatment

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£2bn for social care ‘not solution to the crisis’

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Less than half of women breastfeed after 2 months

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Trump's proposed healthcare Bill pulled at 11th hour
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Trump's proposed healthcare Bill pulled at 11th hour

Representative organisations for healthcare professionals have welcomed the outcome.

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GPs found wanting on women’s health
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GPs found wanting on women’s health

Many women with fibroids and endometriosis are unhappy with their care, a survey of more than 2600 women has found, and many resort to finding out about...

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Abdominal adhesions 3 times more common after caesarean section | RCOG
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Abdominal adhesions 3 times more common after caesarean section | RCOG

Adhesions increased with numbers of CS, from 32% after one CS, 42% after two CS to 59% after three or more.

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Severe peripartum hypertension: new recommendations on emergent therapy

This condition can arise any time in the peripartum period

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Weaponisation of health care in Syria
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Weaponisation of health care in Syria

A strategy of using violence to restrict or deny access to health care as a weapon of war

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US surgeons remove parasitic twin from 10-month old girl
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US surgeons remove parasitic twin from 10-month old girl

The lower half of the underdeveloped twin’s body including pelvis, functioning legs, feet and bladder had been protruded from the infant’s neck and back.

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Zika: incubation period approximately 6 d in travel-related transmission

Consider alternate transmission modes in symptoms developing more than 2 wk after travel.

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HIV: perinatal transmission rate remains above CDC goal

CDC goal for elimination of mother-to-child HIV transmission is 1 per 100,000 live births.

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Young cancer survivors have higher risk of having preterm or low-birth-weight babies

Chemotherapy treatment may be one key factor in the association.

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Preterm births higher in cancer survivors
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Preterm births higher in cancer survivors

Young women who have survived cancer have an increased risk of having a preterm birth and a low birthweight baby, a large case control study of cancer...

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Under half breast feed after two months
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Under half breast feed after two months

Public Health England has launched a 24 hour chat room to try to improve rates of long term breast feeding, after a survey found that women have many unanswered...

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Strategies for reducing prematurity, and low birthweight could prevent kidney disease in later life
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Strategies for reducing prematurity, and low birthweight could prevent kidney disease in later life

A report from the Low Birth Weight and Nephron Number Working Group

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Do VIP patients get better care?
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Do VIP patients get better care?

A new study finds doctors can feel pressured by so-called VIPs to provide additional tests or treatments that they believed were unnecessary.

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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack
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Tributes paid to doctors who rushed to save lives during London terrorist attack

Doctors and nurses from a nearby hospital sprinted across Westminster Bridge during the attack to get to victims.

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