Obstetrics & gynaecology

Aussie women born overseas have higher rates of stillbirths

Stillbirth occurs more frequently among women with non-white backgrounds born overseas than for Australian-born women, particularly among women with African or Indian backgrounds, according to research published online today ...

Genetics

Genealogy and biogeography meet personalized medicine

Biogeographical data is useful in screening for disease risk and drug sensitivity associated with certain ethnic groups. A team of researchers, including an investigator from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has developed ...

Health

Is institutional racism happening in our hospitals?

In a personal view published on bmj.com today, a medical director reflects on a case in which a hospital accepted the choice of the parents of a patient, who wanted only white doctors to treat their child.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Improved diagnosis of lung disease: New global benchmarks

New research has established the first global benchmarks for assessing lung function across the entire life span. The lung growth charts will help healthcare professionals better understand lung disease progression and help ...

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