Obstetrics & gynaecology

Placenta plays pivotal 'umpire' role to influence pregnancy outcomes

Researchers have shown for the first time how the placenta "umpires" a fight for nutrients between a pregnant mother and her unborn baby. The study suggests that the placenta will adjust the amount of nutrients transported ...


Eight common questions new parents ask about vitamin K

Vitamin K is a nutrient that helps blood clot or stop bleeding. Most adults get vitamin K from their food. Bacteria in the large intestines also make some vitamin K that the body can absorb.

Health informatics

Q&A: How AI will, and won't, change health care in 2024

Muhammad Mamdani understands why people are wary of artificial intelligence having a say in their health care—but he's even more concerned about the patients who are waiting to benefit from the potentially life-saving benefits ...

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