New research on touch

Touch can take place in many forms in society. In some cases it is part of clinical practice when patients are examined as part of a consultation. A new research study exploring views on touch, the Touch Test, commissioned by a partnership between the Wellcome Collection and BBC Radio 4, is being conducted by psychologists at Goldsmiths, University of London. Read more

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