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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...

RCOG and FSRH release manifesto ahead of 2017 election

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (FSRH) have published their manifesto ahead of the general election. It urges the government to consider a national maternity review, make improvements to planning services and support...

Breast cancer cells spread in gangs, study shows

When breast cancer cells spread, they move in units of tumor cells, a new study has indicated. Research from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, found that many of the mutations driving recurrent tumours when they appear elsewhere were part of the original tumour. Many...

New scans could help track brain development of unborn babies

New technology allowing detailed scans of baby brains could help scientists to track brain development, a new study has indicated. Research from the Developing Human Connectome Project (dHCP) found new techniques to allow photos to be taken of foetuses and babies that were previously difficult,...

Pulse rate could help identify start of fertility windows, study shows

A woman’s pulse rate could help to work out the beginning of a fertility window, a new study has indicated. Research from Ava, a medical technology business focused on innovations in female reproductive health, discovered a substantial rise in resting pulse rate at the start of the fertile...

WHO members urged to delink R&D from cancer medicine

Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have been urged to delink the costs of research and development (R&D) from the prices of cancer medicines. A number of civil society organisations and health specialists have sent a letter to delegates at the annual World Health Assembly and member...

WHO members urged to delink R&D from cancer medicine

Members of the World Health Organization (WHO) have been urged to delink the costs of research and development (R&D) from the prices of cancer medicines. A number of civil society organisations and health specialists have sent a letter to delegates at the annual World Health Assembly and member...

Cancer Research UK: Prescription history could lead to quicker cancer detection

Cancer Research UK are to fund a new investigation to look at whether patterns in medication taken by patients could help to diagnose cancer earlier than ever before. The findings could especially help those who have nonspecific symptoms that don’t typically suggest cancer. Only around half...

Doctors may be able to predict newborn health during pregnancy

Specific genetic changes in the placentas of women could have an impact on the health of newborns, a new study has indicated. According to research from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), these changes could affect the ability of the placenta to develop blood vessels and sufficiently...

Hormone therapy linked with hearing loss in women

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been associated with hearing loss in women, a new study has found. Research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts looked into the effects of HRT and found that 23 per cent of participants who underwent the treatment developed hearing...

Introducing an important new resource for Safer Motherhood!

FIGO is introducing a very important new resource for Safer Motherhood. After extensive testing and evaluation, FIGO’s educational platform, The Global Library of Women’s Medicine, is making available a unique Safer Motherhood APP; it is entirely FREE and we hope it will be genuinely...