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UN calls for action to protect young African women from HIV

A new UNAIDS report has revealed that people are particularly vulnerable to HIV at certain points in their lives and has called for a “life-cycle approach” to find solutions for people of all ages. ? UNAIDS also announced that by June 2016, around 18.2 million people had access to HIV...

UK launches personalised breast cancer programme

The Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Cambridge Institute has launched a personalised breast cancer programme to map patients' DNA and RNA to tailor treatment for individuals. According to CRUK, the project will analyse the genome and all expressed genes of tumour cells from 250 breast cancer patients...

FIGO reaffirms support for World Prematurity Day (17 November 2016)

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) on World Prematurity Day 2016 Please click here to view the statement

Kangaroo Mother Care Joint Statement

FIGO endorses Joint Statement - acceptance and promotion of kangaroo mother care (KMC) by professional associations is critical for its accelerated use to save newborn lives and improve outcomes globally.

What is the psychological impact of miscarriage?

As many as one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, yet it is still a topic that is often considered taboo. Indeed, it's so little talked about that its links to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have only recently been clearly exposed, while psychological support for women affected is...

Vitamin D linked to breast cancer outcome

Women with higher vitamin D levels in their blood following a breast cancer diagnosis had significantly better long-term outcomes, according to new research from Kaiser Permanente and Roswell Park Cancer Institute, US. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with the risk for several cancers. It...

Women warned over non-lump breast cancers

Women are being warned that a lump is not the only sign of breast cancer and that they should be aware of the other symptoms of the disease. Researchers from UK universities, including University College London (UCL), the University of Exeter and the University of Durham, found that although most...

GPs ‘have low awareness of tamoxifen as breast cancer prevention’

New research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute’s (NCRI) Conference has shown that there is a low awareness among GPs of tamoxifen as a preventive treatment for women at medium or high risk of breast cancer. The study - led by Professor Jack Cuzick at Queen Mary, University...

WHO: Pregnant women should have 8 antenatal healthcare appointments

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued updated recommendations for pregnant women to improve the quality of antenatal care and reduce the risk of stillbirths and pregnancy complications. According to the WHO, an estimated 303,000 women died from pregnancy-related causes around the world...

Most female cancer deaths ‘occur in developing countries’

Most deaths caused by breast and cervical cancer occur in developing countries but could be prevented with cost-effective interventions, according to a new study by King’s College London (KCL), UK. A total of two-thirds of breast cancer deaths and nine out of ten deaths from cervical cancer...