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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer
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Concerns voiced after first baby is born using pronuclear transfer

The infant has the genetic make-up of his parents combined with a small amount of mitochondrial DNA from a donor.

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Work-out caution for women, may increase infertility risk

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Prevalence of Foetal Alcohol Syndrome reaches 15 per 10,000

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Three-parent babies, UK debates may have overstated benefits

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  • Clinical Essentials from Int J Gynaecol Obstet
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Are obese women at increased risk for cesarean delivery?

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Heartburn medications use during pregnancy tied to asthma risk in children | Meta-analysis

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Rates of tonsillectomies and hysterectomies plummet in Europe

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New guidelines on managing thyroid disease in pregnancy

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New AHA guidelines on managing pregnancy in women with complex CHD

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Professional & Business

  • International Medical Press

Vaccines fast-tracked to prevent global epidemics

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Yorkshire CCGs place ban on expensive treatments

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Addenbrooke’s hospital comes out of special measures

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Forecasts suggest NHS will need extra £88bn by 2067

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BMA accuses PM of ‘scapegoating’ GPs for NHS crisis

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Half of women face red flag event during childbirth

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Postpartum depression: communication matters

Simple communication from a provider during the antenatal depression may have a protective effect.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Depress Anxiety
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4 risk factors predict postpartum depression

Previous studies of postpartum depression risk factors were limited by reliance on clinical samples and depended on patient recall.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Midwifery
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What does informed choice mean to obstetrical patients?

Efforts to improve maternity care worldwide will need further consideration of informed choice.

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Emerging Infectious Disease: Monthly Essentials January 2017
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Emerging Infectious Disease: Monthly Essentials January 2017

Ebola vaccine | Zika persists in brain, placenta | 6% risk for Zika birth defects.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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SMFM statement: do not use of pessaries to prevent preterm birth

Data are conflicting; more research needed.

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  • Clinical Essentials from Am J Obstet Gynecol
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PCOS: Hispanic women have a higher prevalence of metabolic disorder

Is race important in the diagnosis and treatment of PCOS?

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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies
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OECD report criticises pharmaceutical pricing strategies

Payers must be able to lower or withdraw payment for new therapies that do not live up to expectations in the real world, according to the OECD.

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17-β-oestradiol may be helpful in women with schizophrenic psychoses
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17-β-oestradiol may be helpful in women with schizophrenic psychoses

The role of hormones in schizophrenic psychoses.

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Delayed cord clamping: decreased rates of anemia at 8-12 mo

Can decreased rates of childhood anemia translate to improved psychomotor development?

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  • Clinical Essentials from Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol
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Invasive obstetrical procedures do not increase risk for HIV transmission in patients with low viral loads

Patients with suppressed viral loads do not need to be treated differently during pregnancy.

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  • Clinical Essentials from J Pediatr
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Antibiotic use during pregnancy increases risk for otitis media

Effects greatest in the third trimester.

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Half have “red flag” event in childbirth
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Half have “red flag” event in childbirth

Half of women in England and Wales experience at least one “red flag” event during childbirth as a result of dangerously low staffing levels, a report...

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Neonatal abstinence syndrome: effects may persist into adolescence

Is NAS an intergenerational problem?

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Interventions to prevent obesity in women of reproductive age
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Interventions to prevent obesity in women of reproductive age

Need for a strategy to prevent maternal obesity before, during, and after pregnancy.

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