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C-sections may be causing evolutionary changes

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According to researchers, the rise of cesarean sections in recent years may be contributing to an even bigger gap between the size of newborns and their mothers’ pelvises. The researchers estimate that the regular use of C-sections has led to a 10 – 20 percent increase in the gap between female pelvis width and babies’ size.

Read more about this here:

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/12/05/C-sections-may-be-causing-evolutionary-changes/4471480972832 […]

Baby Loss and Awareness Remembrance Evening

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The Miscarriage Association of Ireland is hosting a free event on the 15th of October 2016. Check out their webpage for more information. http://www.miscarriage.ie/oldnews.html

 

 

 

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Zika made a “notifiable disease” in Ireland

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The Zika virus has become a ‘notifiable disease’ in Ireland the Department of Health announced last night.

Minister for Health Simon Harris signed the Infectious Diseases (Amendment) Regulations, 2016, yesterday.

According to the Department information from any notification “is used to investigate cases thus preventing spread of infection and further cases”.

In February the WHO Director-General declared that Zika had become a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

“I would like to emphasise that we take the public health threat of Zika virus disease seriously,” said Minister Harris

“The signing into law of this amendment to […]