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Pregnant women to help test vaccine against childhood virus

Pregnant women to help test vaccine against childhood virus

Maternal & Fetal Health

Pregnant women receiving antenatal care in the Women’s Centre at Oxford’s John Radcliffe Hospital may be asked to take part in a world-first clinical trial to find a vaccine against a common and potentially serious viral infection in babies.

Honour for George Institute UK Executive Director

Honour for George Institute UK Executive Director

General Maternal & Fetal Health Global Health

Executive Director of The George Institute, UK, Professor Terry Dwyer has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Trinity College Dublin for his extensive work in child health.

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s heart attack and stroke risk

Breastfeeding may reduce a mother’s heart attack and stroke risk

Global Health Maternal & Fetal Health

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.

INTERGROWTH-21st team receives grant to improve infant health and development

INTERGROWTH-21st team receives grant to improve infant health and development

Maternal & Fetal Health Global Health Research

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).

Oxford Safer Pregnancy Alliance & Gynaecology Research Open Day

Maternal & Fetal Health Research Reproductive Medicine & Genetics

Women and their families are encouraged to come along to a public open day, on Tuesday 24th May, about research into the health of women and babies. During the event you can listen to talks and meet the teams who are involved in gynaecology, pregnancy and reproduction research.

Improving the prediction of preeclampsia

Improving the prediction of preeclampsia

Maternal & Fetal Health

Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and neonatal death worldwide, yet effective strategies are lacking for prevention and treatment. A new paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine, explores the Predictive Value of the sFlt-1:PlGF Ratio in Women with Suspected Preeclampsia.

Senior Fellow in Image Analysis of Growth and Development joins NDOG

Senior Fellow in Image Analysis of Growth and Development joins NDOG

Maternal & Fetal Health

The Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (NDOG) is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Hammond, a world leader in the analysis of facial dysmorphism in rare genetic syndromes, has joined the department.

“See your Baby” project wins Aspen Ideas Award

“See your Baby” project wins Aspen Ideas Award

Maternal & Fetal Health

The “Ona-Matoto-Lako” project (“see your baby” in Swahili) will take lifesaving antenatal care to pregnant women in remote parts of low & middle income countries, where women can see their baby free of charge using a mobile ultrasonagraphy bus.

Assessing foetal heartbeats for over 35 years

Assessing foetal heartbeats for over 35 years

Maternal & Fetal Health

Every expectant mother is familiar with the “Sonicaid” – a hand-held monitor used to “hear” the fetal heart beat, monitoring the baby’s health and detecting any early signs of distress in pregnancy.

National award for project providing better care for pregnant women with diabetes

National award for project providing better care for pregnant women with diabetes

Maternal & Fetal Health

A gestational diabetes smartphone app developed in collaboration with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Oxford's department of biomedical engineering has won an award.