A five-year plan to halve the number of stillbirths, newborn deaths and baby brain injuries in the UK has been launched.
About 500 babies a year died or were left severely disabled by labour complications, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists said.Read More
Many US women use unapproved custom-compounded hormones for menopause
An estimated 1.4 million U.S. women take custom-compounded bioidentical hormone therapy (CBHT) for menopausal symptoms, and most are unaware that these drugs are not FDA-approved, according to late-breaking research presented this week at the North American Menopause Society (NAMS) annual meeting.Read More
The first baby has been born following a womb transplant, the Telegraph had learned
The world’s first birth from a transplanted womb has been announced.
Details of the boy’s birth were being closely guarded, but it was believed that it took place in Sweden where surgeons have performed pioneering surgery.Read More
Doctors nationwide are still using a gynecological tool months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned that it can spread undetected cancer, demonstrating the limits of the regulator's reach into clinical practice.Read More
Pregnant women will be offered screening tests for potentially fatal conditions in their babies earlier, it has been announced
Screening for potentially fatal conditions will be offered earlier in pregnancy so women can avoid a later abortion if necessary, it has been announced.Read More
Hysterectomies are one of the most common surgeries for women. A radical hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus, cervix and ovaries, while a total hysterectomy refers to the removal of the uterus and cervix. During partial hysterectomies, the upper part of the uterus is removed and the cervix and ovaries remain in place.Read More
A sample of frozen testicle has been used to produce live offspring in experiments on mice, Japanese researchers report.
The breakthrough could have important implications for boys with cancer who become infertile due to chemotherapy treatments.Read More
Extreme stress even before conception can affect unborn child's weight, study suggests
Unborn children of mothers exposed to severe stress are more likely than others to grow up overweight or obese, even if that stress occurred months before pregnancy, a new Danish study has found.Read More
But, past research shows risks, and one expert says this study doesn't provide definitive answers
Antidepressants taken during the first three months of pregnancy don't appear to increase the risk of heart defects in babies, new research suggests.Read More
Family doctors should offer 'on the spot' smear tests to women during other medical appointments, experts say
Women should be offered “on the spot” smear tests during other medical appointments to overcome a tendency to put off screening, according to a report by the think tank Demos.Read More