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January 6, 2015

Newborn babies screened for more rare conditions

Public Health England has confirmed that every newborn baby in England will be screened for four rare inherited metabolic diseases (IMDs) from 5th January 2015. The UK National Screening Committee recommended that four new IMDs were added to newborn blood spot screening in the UK. The diseases; homocystinuria (HCU), maple syrup urine disease (MSUD), glutaric […]

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December 3, 2014

Updated NICE guidance

NICE guidance updated today confirms that midwife-led care during labour is safest for women with straightforward pregnancies. Nearly 700,000 babies were born in England and Wales last year. Nine out of 10 babies are delivered in hospital under the ultimate supervision of obstetricians, but NICE wants women to be given greater freedom to choose where […]

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