Investigating induction of overdue babies

Providing clear information about available options during maternity care is very important for pregnant women. This is particularly important when considering what action to take when pregnancy becomes overdue.  Current practice in the United Kingdom (UK) based on guidelines on inducing labour (https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg70) advocates avoiding a pregnancy lasting longer than 42 weeks (known as a prolonged pregnancy). Read more

How the weather affects pain in patients

Many of us have seen patients who report their pain is
affected by the weather.  A large study
involving citizen scientists has collected data from 2658 patients over a 15
month period.  Data were collected about
how pain symptoms varied during different weather conditions.  More information about the study can be found
at https://www.cloudywithachanceofpain.com/.  The findings of the study led by Professor
Will Dixon can be found at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41746-019-0180-3 Read more