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Young women drinkers ‘face higher breast cancer risk’

Young women who limit their alcohol intake could face a reduced risk of breast cancer later in life, according to a new study by the Cancer Council Victoria, Australia. The research has found that drinking alcohol between the age of 15 and a woman’s first pregnancy is associated with a 35 per...

Diary date: AGOICON-2016, 2-4 December 2016

The Silver Jubilee Conference of the Association of Gynaecologic Oncologists of India takes place from 2-4 December 2016, at Hotel Leela, Ambience, Gurgaon. Professor Purandare, FIGO President, will be in attendance

Two pregnant women infected with Zika in Miami

Two pregnant women have been infected with the Zika virus in Miami, US, according to officials in the country. The cases have been reported in a new outbreak zone in the Florida city. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have said that the new zone is located in an area of about...

Artificial sweeteners ‘could reduce women’s fertility’

Artificial sweeteners - like those found in diet soft drinks - have been linked to reduced fertility in women. The study, carried out by researchers at the Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, also found that the use of sugar in soft drinks and coffee can result in poorer quality eggs and...

Research confirms role of menopause in memory lapses

New research has confirmed that menopause is linked to memory lapses in women. However, according to the research by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), US, reproductive stage, not just chronological age, can contribute to changes in memory and brain function. Studying women aged 45 to 55 -...

FIGO Committee for Women's Health and Human Rights - a new name for a global mission

Please click here to access the first Newsletter of the FIGO Committee for Women's Health and Human Rights...

Women’s ovaries ‘can grow new eggs’

A new study has found evidence that women’s ovaries may be capable of growing new eggs after taking a cancer drug called ABVD. The research, by the UK’s University of Edinburgh, may give hope to women who had previously been unable to conceive naturally. During the small study, ovarian...

Women over 70 ‘more likely to die from breast cancer’

Women over 70 who are diagnosed with breast cancer are more likely to die from the disease, according to a new study. Conducted by a multinational team and presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) annual meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark, the study showed outcome disparities in...

Night shift work ‘not more likely to increase breast cancer risk’

A new study has revealed that women who work night shifts are not more likely to develop breast cancer than those who do not, despite a study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) from 2007 stating that it was a probable cause. The new research, funded by the UK Health and...

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