Obstetrics & gynaecology

Women left in the dark when faced with a breech birth

New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has revealed Western Australian women with a breech presenting baby may feel pressure to have a caesarean section, without being informed of all options available to them.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

England lifts COVID restrictions as omicron threat recedes

Most coronavirus restrictions, including mandatory face masks, were lifted in England on Thursday after Britain's government said its vaccine booster rollout successfully reduced serious illness and COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK lifts COVID restrictions, says omicron wave 'has peaked'

Face masks will no longer be mandatory in public places and COVID-19 passports will be dropped for large events as infections level off in most parts of the country, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unintended consequences of edicts to wear a mask

Governments need to be careful about the messaging around compulsory mask wearing to ensure the policy is fully effective, say researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sweden: Health officials advise expanded use of vaccine pass

Sweden's public health authorities on Wednesday advised restaurants, cultural venues and leisure centers to ask their customers to show digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination starting next week.

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