Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study finds waterbirths to be safe

New research confirms that for women with an uncomplicated pregnancy, having a waterbirth is as safe as leaving the water before birth. The research, "Maternal and neonatal outcomes among spontaneous vaginal births occurring ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study links chronic pain to quality of family relationships

Strong family relationships have long been associated with a better sense of well-being and connection. Now a team led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers has linked the quality of those relationships with how successfully ...

Addiction

International guideline aims to help taper off opioids safely

In Australia, opioid use is common, with approximately 13.3 million opioid prescriptions dispensed to provide pain relief for almost 3 million people between 2021–22. With opioids being so widely prescribed, it's not surprising ...

Medications

Can over-the-counter cold medicine treat COVID-19?

Research by Cardiff University shows that over-the-counter cold and flu treatments are safe and effective for managing mild COVID-19 symptoms at home and could help alleviate the burden on hospitals during high incidence ...

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