Obstetrics & gynaecology

Study of natural gas flaring finds high risks to babies

Researchers from USC and UCLA have found that exposure to flaring—the burning off of excess natural gas—at oil and gas production sites is associated with 50% higher odds of preterm birth, compared with no exposure.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Baby infected with COVID-19 in the womb: study

Doctors in France have described what they said was the first confirmed case of a newborn infected in the womb with COVID-19 by the mother.

Health

When a pandemic strikes, we still expect an ambulance

Research published today has found that Australians strongly believe paramedics deserve a work environment free from the threat of physical harm, but when it comes to the risk of infectious disease, it's complicated.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, study reports

A baby girl in Texas—born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19—is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

View mask refusers like drink drivers: leading scientist

People who refuse to wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic should be stigmatised the same as drink drivers, the head of the prestigious Royal Society science journal said Tuesday.

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