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  • 17 June, 2008
    This Swedish study of more than 500 000 women explored the causal association between smoking and the risk of stillbirth in a second pregnancy.
  • 17 June, 2008
    In this randomised controlled trial, researchers investigated whether antenatal breastfeeding education alone or postnatal lactation support alone improve rates of exclusive breastfeeding compared with routine hospital care.
  • 17 June, 2008
    A variety of news stories from around the world
  • 17 June, 2008
    The NMC has agreed the definition of ‘lack of competence’ when new rules come into effect in November.
  • 17 June, 2008
    All new parents in Scotland are being invited to have their newborn babies tested for cystic fibrosis in the first few days of their lives.
  • 17 June, 2008
    A variety of brief news from April 2003
  • 17 June, 2008
    The government is set to increase health funding by one-third to improve recruitment and training opportunities for midwives, nurses and other health professionals.
  • 17 June, 2008
    Extensive consultation on draft midwifery rules and national standards for local supervising authorities (LSAs) has revealed solid support for the NMC’s proposals.
  • 17 June, 2008
    Health professionals are struggling to lower appalling maternal death rates in Chad. John Camm reports on the work of Dr Grace Kodindo, who is being supported by an appeal in the UK.
  • 17 June, 2008
    The charity Group B Strep Support (GBSS) will be aiming to raise recognition and understanding of group B streptococcus (GBS) with their first awareness week from 26 September to 2 October 2005. GBS is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies.
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