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'Weak evidence' light alcohol use in pregnancy harms

September 12, 2017 12:55 am0 comments
'Weak evidence' light alcohol use in pregnancy harms

There is “surprisingly limited” evidence that light drinking during pregnancy poses any risk to the baby, say UK researchers. They reviewed all the available studies done on the topic since the 1950s and found no convincing proof that a drink or two a week is harmful. The Bristol University team […]

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Williams confirms pregnancy – 12 weeks after winning Australian Open

April 20, 2017 1:38 am0 comments
Williams confirms pregnancy - 12 weeks after winning Australian Open

Serena Williams, the most successful female player of the Open era, is pregnant – just 12 weeks after winning her record 23rd Grand Slam. The American, 35, is due to give birth in the autumn, says her representative. The world number two posted a picture on social media app Snapchat, […]

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Women 'should be told' sex of foetus in pregnancy scan

March 19, 2017 5:30 am0 comments
Women 'should be told' sex of foetus in pregnancy scan

Women should be told the sex of the foetus when they are scanned during pregnancy, a senior, retired obstetrician has said. Prof Wendy Savage told the Mail on Sunday it was “outrageous” some hospitals did not tell a woman the sex when it was “her body, her foetus”. She was […]

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What's the hidden message behind Beyonce's pregnancy photo?

February 2, 2017 2:48 pm0 comments
What's the hidden message behind Beyonce's pregnancy photo?

Since Beyonce announced she and husband Jay Z are expecting twins, social media has been abuzz with theories about the deeper meaning behind the record-breaking Instagram photo. Why is she wearing a veil? Why is she kneeling? Why so many flowers? Armchair art critics have been keen to offer up […]

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Pregnancy alters woman's brain 'for at least two years'

December 19, 2016 1:23 pm0 comments
Pregnancy alters woman's brain 'for at least two years'

Pregnancy reduces grey matter in specific parts of a woman’s brain, helping her bond with her baby and prepare for the demands of motherhood. Scans of 25 first-time mums showed these structural brain changes lasted for at least two years after giving birth. European researchers said the scale of brain […]

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Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy 'magic dolls'

August 26, 2016 12:15 am0 comments
Concerns raised over teenage pregnancy 'magic dolls'

Teenage pregnancy prevention programmes which use “magic dolls” to simulate the needs of a new baby do not work, according to a study in The Lancet. More than 1,000 teenage girls who took part in programmes in Western Australia were more likely to become pregnant than girls who did not […]

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Pregnancy multivitamins 'are a waste of money'

July 11, 2016 10:48 pm0 comments
Pregnancy multivitamins 'are a waste of money'

Pregnancy multivitamins are a waste of money because most mothers-to-be do not need them, according to researchers. In Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, researchers say they looked at all evidence and found supplements did not boost the health of mothers and babies. But pregnant women should make sure they take folic […]

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First Zika pregnancy case in Europe

February 4, 2016 5:01 pm0 comments
First Zika pregnancy case in Europe

Zika virus pregnancy case confirmed in Spain – first in Europe 4 February 2016 From the section Europe Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Zika – a mosquito-borne virus – has been linked to babies being born with underdeveloped brains Spain has confirmed that a pregnant woman has been diagnosed […]

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Teen pregnancy rate falling

August 25, 2015 3:50 pm0 comments
Teen pregnancy rate falling

Teen pregnancy rate continues to fall 25 August 2015 From the section Health The teen pregnancy rate in England and Wales is continuing to fall, latest figures show. It stands at 23.3 per 1,000 women aged 15 to 17, which experts say is more in line with the rest of […]

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