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‘Rapid’ test to diagnose preeclampsia presented by researchers

A ‘rapid’ diagnostic test that can diagnose preeclampsia has been presented by researchers in the U.S.

NCT Stars nominations now open

The National Childbirth Trust (NCT) is seeking nominations for the NCT Stars Awards 2016, which recognises the achievements of volunteers and practitioners within the charity.

Zika virus in pregnancy guidelines published by RCOG

Interim clinical guidelines for the Zika virus during pregnancy have been published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

Group B Strep infections in babies still rising

Charity Group B Strep Support says that the number of babies infected with group B Strep is still rising, despite good adherence to the national prevention strategy.

Lancet report says breastfeeding could prevent 800,000 child deaths

A report, published by The Lancet, suggests that breastfeeding could prevent over 800,000 child deaths and 20,000 deaths from breast cancer each year.

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