Psychosocial impact on pandemic workers in Shanghai during Omicron wave lockdown

In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* server, researchers assessed the well-being of all workers involved in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) testing between April and June 2022, i.e., during…

Labour MP opens up about IVF battle and lockdown baby joy

A Labour MP has spoken out about her battle to conceive and how she finally achieved success with IVF despite the “postcode lottery” which exists in services. Feryal Clark, MP…

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Lockdown

How To Celebrate Mother’s Day In Lockdown Mothers have been honoured in society since time immemorial because of their special role in not just bringing us into this world but…

Research provides insights into the effects of Covid-19 lockdown on early development

An international consortium with researchers from 13 countries has investigated the impact of Covid-19 related social isolation measures on 2,200 young infants and toddlers between 8 and 36 months of…

Pregnancy outcomes during the Jordanian COVID-19 national lockdown

There have been numerous outbreaks associated with coronaviruses throughout the years that have had the potential to cause serious problems to global health, including the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV)…

Stringent lockdown measures during early pandemic led to dramatic drop in vaccinations

Stringent lockdown measures imposed in the spring of 2020 led to a dramatic drop in vaccinations among both children and adults, according to a new study led by Children’s Hospital…

COVID-19 lockdown restrictions may increase preterm stillbirths

Researchers in Australia have reported that pregnant women in Melbourne were more likely to have a preterm stillbirth during the period when coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions were imposed…

Teen pregnancy rates rose in St Helens during national lockdown

Teenage pregnancy rates in St Helens are now the second highest in England and Wales, new figures have revealed. The number of under-18s who became pregnant across England and Wales…