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Mammograms do not have a direct impact on the reduction in the number of breast cancer deaths seen in recent years, a new study has revealed.
An international team of researchers, including some from the UK, France and Norway, looked at the World Health Organization database to conduct their study.
If there were better monitoring of blood pressure during pregnancy, health risks posed to mothers and babies could be reduced, new research suggests.
Researchers from the University of Bristol, UK, said that if the life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia were defined as the extreme end of blood pressure risk, more women who may experience it could be identified.
The density of a woman's breasts is linked to her risk of getting certain types of breast cancer, according to new research.
Women whose breasts seem dense on mammogram scans are more likely to get the disease and are also at an increased risk of their tumours having certain aggressive characteristics than women with less-dense breasts.
If women with HER2-positive breast cancer develop resistance to trastuzumab, also known as Herceptin, there may be an alternative therapy for them to use, a new study has revealed.
A law which bans female genital mutilation in Iraqi Kurdistan has been welcomed by Human Rights Watch.
Genetic counselling and testing services should be on offer to women who are at a high risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer, new research shows.
Many doctors do not appropriately offer these services to their female patients, according to the study by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, US.
Women who have type 2 diabetes and are obese during pregnancy have a very dangerous combination of conditions, according to new research.
Both of these conditions independently contribute to far higher risks during gestation, such as delivery and newborn complications, but the two together pose an even greater risk.
The UK government has vowed to step up female genital mutilation laws in the country during the school holidays.
Mothers should wean their babies on home-cooked food, rather than ready-prepared meals, according to one leading nutritionist.
Women are more likely to be able to fight off pre-natal infections, thanks to new research.
Scientists from the University of Minnesota in the US found that by manipulating an immune suppressive cell type - regulatory T cells - they increase the chance of a woman fighting off an infection during gestation.
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