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Io Io Io! Modern Christmas vs Roman Saturnalia

Partying, pantomime, feasting and gift-giving are all established traditions of the Christmas season. At the same time of the year over 2000 years ago, Romans had the very same customs in celebration of a different festival – Saturnalia.


Womb natural killer cell discovery could lead to screening for miscarriage risk

For the first time the functions of natural killer cells in the womb have been identified. Researchers at the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust have discovered the role that they play in preparing the womb for pregnancy.


Sexual harassment of girls is widespread in schools, researchers find

A new study carried out by University of Warwick’s Institute for Employment research for the NEU teaching union and campaign group UK Feminista has found that over a third of girls at mixed-sex schools in England and Wales have been sexually harrassed while at school.


Turning back the clock? Employment rights after Brexit

Over the last 20 years, the UK has become a leader in creating an employment culture that promotes work-family balance and assists working parents. The fourth Warwick Brexit Briefing on Employment examines how Brexit may risk a return to parents and carers becoming trapped in flexible jobs with fewer rights than full-time, permanent workers, and see men and women returning to entrenched gender roles.

 

Thu 07 December 2017, 10:48 | Tags: gender, Brexit, Institute for Employment Research, women, research, work, Law

Trial aims to reduce serious complications caused by delivery of bigger babies

A nationwide study of 4,000 pregnant women is to determine if delivering bigger babies earlier will prevent serious complications during labour and beyond.

The clinical trial, led by a partnership between University of Warwick, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust and the Perinatal Institute, will help decide if inducing an earlier birth is preferable to pregnancies going full-term and reduce complications.

Wed 27 September 2017, 13:22 | Tags: Health, NHS, children, women, medicine, WMS, parenting

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