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FIGO recruiting Project Manager - Global Safe Motherhood (Maternity Cover, 8 months)

FIGO is recruiting a Project Manager for Global Safe Motherhood (Maternity Cover, 8 months) Please click here for full application details. Deadline: 18 April 2017

Teachers concerned with reporting FGM cases

A third of teachers in the UK have said that they are worried about reporting female genital mutilation (FGM) or child abuse related to faith, according to a recent survey. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has released its recent poll findings revealing that many teachers are...

Chewing gum could help to detect breast cancer

A new cancer test has been developed that can easily show whether a person has cancerous tumours, including breast cancer. Volatile Analysis has developed a chewing gum that collects chemicals released into the saliva by cancerous tumours, allowing for quick analysis to show if any are present...

New genetic findings could aid fertility treatment

Genetic studies have found a molecular mechanism that is important when it comes to maintaining eggs in a dormant state and so ensure fertility is effective, reports Phys.Org. Researchers have found that mammalian egg cells, also called oocytes, are generated by female embryos. During development,...

Scotland unlocks drug for breast cancer treatment

A drug that is used to treat an aggressive form of breast cancer is to be made available on NHS Scotland after being withdrawn in England due to the expense. The drug Kadcyla is used to treat cancer known as HER2, which is a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer. It is also an expensive...

Link between air pollution and breast cancer discovered

Women living in areas that experience high levels of pollution could be at a higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study. Research has suggested that increased exposure to soot particles could lead to denser breast tissue, which is one of the strongest risk factors linked to breast...

Common chemical could make breast cancer more aggressive

A common chemical found in many household items could result in cancer being harder to treat. Bisphenol S (BPS) is used as an alternative to bisphenol A (BPA) in plastic items and could cause breast cancer to become more aggressive. A new study has found that BPS disrupts the endocrine system by...

Treating PCOS early could improve fertility

Treating polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) early could help to reduce the likelihood of a drop in fertility later on. New research has suggested that reducing the amount of abdominal visceral fat and liver fat down to normal levels among adolescent girls with PCOS could help restore ovulation and...

Scientists explain why women’s fertility falls with age

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM), Canada, claim they have discovered a possible new explanation for female infertility . They have observed for the first time a specific defect in the eggs of older mice and have said that this defect may also be present in...

Italy could be offering 'period leave'

Italy could be the first Western country to provide 'period leave' for women who suffer from painful periods. A draft law is currently being discussed by Italy's parliament that would mean employers have to grant three days of monthly leave to those women who present a doctor's note...

Gum disease linked to higher death rate for post-menopausal women

Post-menopausal women suffering from gum disease or tooth loss could be at risk of a higher chance of death, according to new research. However, these dental problems are not associated with an increased risk of heart disease. New research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association...