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Upskilling the early years workforce

Upskilling the early years workforce

A recent report from the Children's Alliance has made a number of recommendations about upskilling the early years workforce.

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Latest NICE Guideline on Induction of Labour

Latest NICE Guideline on Induction of Labour

The recurrent theme of the new Guideline for Induction of Labour released by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the UK today is that in all circumstances, the woman’s decision about her care must be respected.

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Making birth safer in England

Making birth safer in England

The UK Government has published its response to the Health and Social Care Committee’s enquiry into the safety of maternity services in England.

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Home birth in the USA

Home birth in the USA

Home birth is controversial in the United States. A recent study conducted by midwives, obstetricians and epidemiologists from the University of British Columbia and Bastyr University in Washington found that  a planned home birth with a licensed midwife is as safe as giving birth at a licensed birth centre.

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Depression in pregnancy and placental changes

Depression in pregnancy and placental changes

Research from the United States’ Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development has shown that episodes of maternal stress or depression during pregnancy are associated with chemical modifications to placental genes.

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Link between ACEs and neurologic disease

Link between ACEs and neurologic disease

This cross-sectional study from the University of Pennsylvania recruited 198 patients who were attending an outpatient neurology clinic.

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Periconception alcohol use

Periconception alcohol use

This longitudinal, population-based study from Victoria, Australia, examined the frequency of periconception alcohol use (prior to becoming aware of a pregnancy) among 289 women who were in the third trimester of pregnancy, and explored whether this correlated with the extent to which the women had used alcohol during adolescence and young adulthood.

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Children at risk for police contact

Children at risk for police contact

A longitudinal cohort study from Australia has demonstrated that the well-known association between mental health problems and contact with the criminal justice system in adults and adolescents can be identified at an earlier developmental stage and extends to police contact for any reason.

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Crawling and water safety

Crawling and water safety

A study from the University of Otago in New Zealand tested babies’ behaviour around a tub filled with water – a ‘water drop-off’.

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Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood

Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood

Today marks the launch of the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood by the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Link between parental education and child mortality

Link between parental education and child mortality

Education has long been considered a core social determinant of health with Sustainable Development Goal 4 focusing on promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all, with a specific emphasis on better education for girls.

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Reducing the caesarean delivery rate

Reducing the caesarean delivery rate

A new study suggests that the caesarean section rate can be lowered by reducing induction rates.

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