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Professional associations affirm commitment to improving quality of maternal and newborn health care

Health care professional associations (including FIGO), at the launch of the Network for Improving Quality of Care for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, have endorsed four joint statements calling all their member associations to assume a critical leadership role in advocating and implementing...

FIGO reaffirms support for 2017’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2017)

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) - held each 6 February - encourages global awareness of FGM/C and promotes its eradication. Please click here to view the statement. View FIGO’s film on FGM...

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Green tea 'could blunt the effect of cancer treatment'

New research has found that green tea could negate the effects of cancer therapy chemical bortezomib. Green tea has previously been shown to have an effect a variety of diseases, including ca

Mother's experience 'can impact offspring behaviour'

The life experience of a mother can have an effect on the biology of her offspring, according to new research. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted studies on anim

Study into improving fertility for older women launched

Researchers in Australia are looking at new ways to help improve fertility in older women. Professor Eileen McLaughlin from Newcastle University has received $400,000 from the National Health

IVF success rate 'not affected by anxiety or depression'

Women with symptoms of anxiety or depression do not have reduced chances of becoming pregnant via IVF treatment, according to a new study. Dutch researchers studied 783 women who were undergo

Scientists use new examination for IBC

Scientists have found a better prognosis for the rare form of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). Researchers from the University of Texas studied 41 women between the ages of 25 and 71 who had

Study into genes and ovarian cancer survival rate

A new study has investigated the relationship between genes and overall survival in ovarian cancer. Researchers from the University Medical Centre in Groningen studied tissue samples obtained

Study monitors proteins in IVF and spontaneous pregnancies

A new study has examined the difference in protein detection during the first half of gestation between IVF and spontaneous pregnancies. Researchers from the University Hospital of Oulu in Fi

Pregnancy hormones affects RLS

A new study has found that hormonal changes related to pregnancy can increase the risks of restless legs syndrome (RLS). RLS can disturb a person's ability to sleep or return to sleep after a

Study predicts uterine rupture in caesarean births

A new study is able to predict which caesarean births could lead to uterine rupture in women. Researchers from Universite Laval in Calgary studied 236 women who had a caesarean delivery and m

Bacteria linked to EONS identified

Researchers have identified proteins associated with a bacterial infection which is linked to premature births. Scientists at the Yale School of Medicine found the biomarkers which are associ