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Silencing a gene may prevent deadly pre-eclampsia in pregnancy

Pre-eclampsia affects up to 10 per cent of pregnanciesNontapan Nuntasiri/EyeEm/Getty By Clare Wilson High blood pressure in pregnancy, one of the leading risks to women and babies, could be stopped in its tracks by turning off genes in the placenta. The technique, known as RNA silencing, has worked in a small trial in monkeys, bringing… Read More »

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Exercise during pregnancy: Get Moving

Should you exercise during pregnancy? If you already follow an exercise routine then, providing your GP agrees, there is no reason why you shouldn’t’ continue. Exercise strengthens and tones muscles, some of which you’ll be using during your labour and birth. It also increases the circulation of blood between you and your baby. Pregnancy Exercises decrease… Read More »

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