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FIGO Congress: advance media notice

ADVANCE MEDIA NOTICE: Women’s Health World Congress Mark October 4-9 in your calendar for the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics - FIGO 2015 XXI World Congress of Gynecology and Obstetrics - in Vancouver, BC, Canada. FIGO 2015 is bringing together over 7,000 professional...

Summer issue of FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter now available

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Latest FIGO Newsletter available online

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Only half of newborns in Ireland breastfed?

Around half of new mothers across Ireland are breastfeeding children at birth, a recent survey has suggested. A study published in the Irish Journal of Medical Science found that one third of mothers give up within two weeks. And when their baby is between six and seven months, only one in 40...

26% of senior oncology patients use complementary or alternative medicines

Just over a quarter (26 per cent) of senior oncology patients are currently using alternative medicines, new research has suggested. A recent report published in the Journal of Geriatric Oncology said that many oncologists were currently unaware of the alternative medicines being taken by their...

India claims to be free of newborn tetanus

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi claims India has successfully eliminated maternal and newborn tetanus (MNT). Mr Modi paid tribute to the government's flagship programme the National Health Mission (NHM) for the achievement, which comes on the back of the alleged elimination of polio...

High-profile FGM victim set to teach pupils about risks of practice

A high-profiled victim of female genital mutilation (FGM) is set to help schools in London, England, in their efforts to teach pupils about the risks of 'being cut'. Hibo Wardere was a victim of FGM in Somalia at the age of six and is now set to carry out work as an “FGM community...

Fertility treatments could lead to increased depression among new mothers

Mothers that give birth on the back of receiving fertility treatment could face an increased risk of depression, new research has suggested. A study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, found that women who give birth after receiving fertility treatment could...

Smoking ban coincides with 8% drop in stillbirths

Stillbirths across England have dropped by eight per cent since the introduction of the smoking ban, new figures have suggested. Research conducted by a team at Edinburgh University, UK, examined information on over 10 million births across England between 1995 and 2011. It found that nearly 1,500...

61% of Egyptian girls aged 15-17 suffering from FGM

Some 61 per cent of Egyptian girls aged between 15 and 17 underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) during 2014, a new survey has concluded. While lower than the 74 per cent recorded during 2008, the 2014 population survey is still reportedly a central part of the Egyptian government's plans to...

Long hours could increase infertility risk for women

Women routinely working over 40 hours a week or regularly lifting heavy loads could find it more difficult to get pregnant, a new study has suggested. Researchers at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States,...

Screening 'essential' to newborn health

Doctors in Dubai, UAE, have stressed that screening is the best way to ensure newborn children remain healthy. Screenings are currently compulsory for all children within 48 hours of birth. The child health unit of the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) primary health care centre already provides...

Methadone maintenance therapy could aid HIV fight

Methadone maintenance therapy could help to reduce the risk of HIV infection for people who inject drugs, a new study has suggested. The findings, which formed part of research published this week in the latest publication of Lancet HIV, claim that the rate of infection for the virus for those that...