ResearchAssociation between Apgar scores of 7 to 9 and neonatal mortality and morbidity: population based cohort study of term infants in Sweden
Antibiotics after assisted childbirth could almost halve maternal infections
BMJ news report, Guardian report
The research itself is in the Lancet, and is open access.
In the newsThe story of a male midwife
Other thingsThis week is Christian Aid Week in the UK. Christian Aid is a church organisation that works with church partners outside the UK, and the theme for this year is maternal health and reducing maternal mortality, with information available from the Christian Aid website at
Last Friday's Google Doodle was Lucy Wills, a haematologist who investigated anaemia of pregnancy. Read this from the James Lind Library, to find out more about her and how Marmite fits into her research.