Despite the recent publication of the Respectful Maternity Care Charter, reports of disrespect and abuse in maternity care continue to be common in low-resource settings. A new paper in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth explores the perception and understanding of respectful maternity care, and lack thereof, among both women and healthcare providers in a hospital in Malawi.
Monthly Archives: February 2019
Do video game interventions improve motor outcomes in children with developmental coordination disorder? • Human papilloma virus and breast cancer • BMC Materials open for submissions • First articles published in BMC Chemical Engineering and BMC Biomedical Engineering • Attitudes, beliefs and knowledge about medical cannabis among primary care providers • Deprescribing interventions impact on medication adherence
Despite being a known risk factor for colon cancer, a new study published in BMC Cancer has found obesity to be paradoxically associated with better survival in a cohort of 217 advanced stage colorectal cancer patients. Here to talk about the study and the potential reasons behind this paradox is lead author, Dr. Caroline Vandeputte.
Following weight gain guidelines has been shown to improve pregnancy and birth outcomes for women and their babies, but adherence is low. A new paper in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth brings evidence of healthcare system-wide interventions that increased weight monitoring, and important step in helping women meet weight gain recommendations. In this blog post, the author discusses the context and evaluation of this intervention.