27 June 2017
Breastfeeding is not only healthy for babies, it may also help to reduce mothers’ risk of having a heart attack or stroke later in life, according to new research published in today’s issue of Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. The work is based on a large prospective cohort study of 300,000 adult women in China.
18 April 2017
Science and medicine were not subjects of dinnertime conversations in the Norton household in Christchurch, New Zealand, but Professor Robyn Norton grew up observing her parents’ commitment to equity and social justice in improving people’s lives. It left an indelible impression on her young mind.
19 January 2017
Women from low socioeconomic backgrounds are 25 per cent more likely to suffer a heart attack than disadvantaged men, a major new study has found.
23 November 2016
A global research project that aims to improve the health, nutritional status and development of preterm infants has been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF).
17 November 2016
Until just a few decades ago, raised blood pressure was regarded as a benign and natural process of ageing that did not warrant treatment.
19 May 2016
In a paper released today in the publication Stroke, Professor Kazem Rahimi of the George Institute for Global Health, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, describes research findings that show heightened blood pressure increases the risk of developing vascular dementia by 62%.
18 February 2016
The INTERGROWTH-21st Consortium, led by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, University of Oxford, has published the final set of charts that enable healthcare professionals worldwide to assess the weight, length and head circumference of newborns from 24 to 42 weeks of gestation, and that apply to all babies, regardless of the colour of their skin, race or ethnicity.
7 January 2016
In many of our urban areas, health-care facilities rank with the best in countries like the US and the UK. But problems start cropping up as you move away from the cities and deeper into rural India.
10 June 2015
The Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development.
25 March 2015
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust will this week become the first in the world to assess newborn babies using international standards which were developed by the University of Oxford with the aim of ensuring that every newborn baby across the world is evaluated in the same way.
7 September 2014
The first international standards for fetal growth and newborn size have been developed by a global team led by scientists from Oxford University.