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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

Multivitamin use 'does not lower cancer risk'

A new study has found the long-term use of multivitamins does not have any impact on the risk of a number of common cancers in postmenopausal women. The results of a study by the Fred Hutchin

White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Inc

FIGO has agreed a Memorandum of Collaboration with the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood Inc to confirm the close links between the two organisations in shared areas of interest and work in the reduction of maternal mortality and morbidity and in promoting safe motherhood worldwide.

Fertility drugs 'not linked to ovarian cancer'

A new study has found the use of fertility drugs does not increase the risks of developing ovarian cancer. Researchers from the Danish Cancer Society studied data from 54,362 women with infer

Belly button 'could be sign of fertility'

The size and shape of a woman's belly button could be evidence of her fertility, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of Helsinki claim that the scar left from the umbili

African-American adolescents 'more open to HPV vaccine'

New research has found that only 25 per cent of African-American adolescents in the US have received the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against cervical cancer.

US cancer survivors 'going without vital medication'

Over one million cancer survivors in the US are declining necessary medical care due to the costs attached to it, a new report has shown.

Baby boomers 'see increase in sexual cancers'

The "swinging 60s" could have been responsible for an increase in the rates of sexually-transmitted cancers, a new study has shown...

Green tea 'could blunt the effect of cancer treatment'

New research has found that green tea could negate the effects of cancer therapy chemical bortezomib. Green tea has previously been shown to have an effect a variety of diseases, including ca

Mother's experience 'can impact offspring behaviour'

The life experience of a mother can have an effect on the biology of her offspring, according to new research. Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology conducted studies on anim

Study into improving fertility for older women launched

Researchers in Australia are looking at new ways to help improve fertility in older women. Professor Eileen McLaughlin from Newcastle University has received $400,000 from the National Health