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FIGO recruiting for new Conference Manager

FIGO is seeking to recruit a new Conference Manager . It is the only organisation that brings together professional societies of obstetricians and gynecologists on a global basis. For over 60 years FIGO has collaborated with the world's top health and donor bodies. FIGO currently has Member...

Misoprostol Dosage Chart - new release!

The new FIGO 2017 misoprostol-only dosage chart has been released! An update from the widely used 2012 chart detailing recommended dosages of misoprostol when used by itself for a variety of gynecological and obstetrical indications has been revised and expanded by an expert group and is now...

IJGO impact factor soars to 2.174!

FIGO's journal, the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IJGO), has seen its impact factor soar to 2.174, its highest ever! The journal’s ranking has also increased to 36/79 journals (up from 47/80). Visit the journal online. Follow IJGO on Twitter. Visit the IJGO Facebook...

Researcher to ‘train virus to kill ovarian cancer’

A UK-based scientist is beginning work to establish whether a virus can be ‘trained’ to fight ovarian cancer. Senior lecturer at Cardiff University, UK, Dr Alan Parker will examine whether the Ad5 virus, which can cause airway infections, can be genetically modified to destroy cancer...

Foetal immunity ‘develops in second trimester’

Scientists in Singapore have discovered that a foetus' immune system is established as early as the second trimester of pregnancy, and may be able to initiate immune responses independently of the mother's immune system. The researchers are from the Agency for Science, Technology and...

Kadcyla to be made available through NHS England

The drug trastuzumab emtansine - known as Kadcyla - is going to be made routinely available for patients in England, UK, with an advanced type of breast cancer. NHS England has announced that a discounted deal has been agreed with the drug manufacturer. This has been backed by the National...

Uterine fibroid embolisation ‘can help restore fertility’

A minimally invasive treatment could help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids, according to a new study. Published in the journal Radiology, the research was conducted by Dr João Martins Pisco, from the Department of Interventional Radiology at Saint Louis Hospital in Lisbon,...

Menopause linked to lower back pain

A new study has suggested that menopause is associated with the severity of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine. The research was conducted by a group of researchers in China and have been published in an article in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). According...

Common periodontal pathogen ‘may hinder conception’

A common periodontal pathogen may delay conception in women, according to a study conducted by the University of Helsinki, Finland. Previous studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be a risk for general health, but no data on the specific influence of periodontal bacteria on conception or...

Fever during pregnancy ‘may result in risk of autism’

Suffering from a fever during pregnancy could raise the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children, according to a study led by scientists at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, US. The research found the effect was most...

Most women ‘not gaining healthy amount of weight during pregnancy’

Some three quarters of women around the world are not gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy, according to a new international study led by Australia’s Monash University. The study found that this leads to preventable adverse health consequences for women and their babies...

Pregnancy after breast cancer ‘does not increase risk of recurrence’

Having a baby after suffering from breast cancer does not increase the risk of the disease recurring, a new study has revealed. The researchers, from the Institut Jules Bordet in Brussels, Belgium, found that women who became pregnant after an early breast cancer diagnosis, including those with...

Alcohol consumption linked to postmenopausal muscle loss

Higher alcohol consumption has been linked to more muscle loss in postmenopausal women in a new study published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Both ageing and menopause affect sarcopenia, a loss of muscle mass and strength, which then affects...