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Pharma firm commits to improve maternal health in low-income countries

US pharmaceutical company MSD (also known as Merck & Co and Merck Sharp & Dohme) has announced it will be committing $10 million (£8 million) to the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in support of the Every Woman Every Child strategy to improve maternal and child health in low and lower...

Anti-FGM campaign launched in UK

A campaign featuring a symbolic red triangle is being launched across the UK to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), taking place on February 6th. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has partnered with the charity Freedom for the campaign to...

FGM ‘identified in medical appointments every hour in UK’

New research has shown that a woman in England attends a medical appointment where female genital mutilation (FGM) is identified every hour on average. According to an analysis of the latest annual NHS statistics by children’s charity Plan International UK, there were 8,656 total attendances...

Cancer rates in women ‘to rise faster than in men’

A new study has revealed that cancer rates will rise nearly six times faster in women than in men over the next 20 years. According to Cancer Research UK, it is predicted that UK cancer rates will increase by roughly 0.5 per cent for men and by approximately three per cent for women. This means...

Women treated for breast cancer precursor ‘live as long as others’

Women over the age of 50 who have been treated for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) are more likely to be alive ten years later than women who have not, according to new research presented at the European Cancer Congress 2017. Led by Dr Jelle Wesseling, breast pathologist at the Netherlands Cancer...

BanFGM conference kicks off in Rome

A high-level international conference on female genital mutilation (FGM) has begun in Rome, Italy, where campaign groups, United Nations (UN) officials and government ministers have discussed how to end the practice. Campaigners at the BanFGM conference called on governments to focus their...

Women with early periods at risk of early menopause

An international study has linked early puberty and not having children with an increased risk of early menopause in women. The study found women who had their first period before the age of 11 were 80 per cent more likely to experience premature or early menopause, according to Professor Gita...

Anti-inflammatory diet could reduce osteoporosis risk

A new study has found that anti-inflammatory diets - which are high in fruits, vegetables, fish and whole grains - could help to boost some women’s bone health, which can prevent fractures. Researchers from Ohio State University (OSU), US, examined data from the Women’s Health...

UK government to protect against pregnancy discrimination

Margot James, under secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has promised the UK government will launch a consultation on how to prevent women losing their jobs after having children. It follows a call from the House of Commons Women and Equalities Select Committee...

Inflammation linked to breast cancer risk

Researchers have identified a link between breast cancer and a protein that causes inflammation. The scientists, from the Hospital Research Foundation (HRF) in Adelaide, Australia, have shown that chronic low-level inflammation drives increased breast density and is associated with a woman’s...