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Latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter online!

The latest FIGO Fistula Surgery Training Initiative Newsletter is now online !

FIGO recruiting for new Conference Manager

FIGO is seeking to recruit a new Conference Manager (£40,000 to £45,000 per annum). 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...

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...

Gene discovery could lead to chlamydia cure

Researchers have discovered genes that can affect how the immune system reacts to infections, which they believe could lead to development of a cure for chlamydia. The sexually transmitted disease (STD) is one of the most common in Britain and usually does not present symptoms in the early stages...

London mayor urged to fight FGM in capital

London's mayor Sadiq Khan is being called on to lead a campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM). The London assembly has urged the mayor to help put an end to "the hidden crime" of FGM in the city. In its report, the assembly said that an estimated 170,000 girls and women...

Thousands of cancers diagnosed in A&E after GPs miss signs

GPs across the UK are missing the signs of cancer, causing thousands of people to be diagnosed when they visit accident and emergency. New research from Cambridge University, University College London and Public Health England (PHE) has found that people are receiving A&E cancer diagnoses,...

Women's wellbeing 'negatively impacted by contraceptive pill'

Women's general wellbeing can be severely affected by the pill, according to new research. Scientists from Sweden have found that healthy women who take the combined contraceptive pill estimate their quality of life being lower than those who don't. The combined contraceptive pill is one of...

Women with hot flushes 'more prone to depression'

Menopausal women who experience regular hot flushes could be more likely to experience depression. Scientists in Australia have found that those experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause are more likely to also develop depression. These latest findings help to support previous research...

IVF 'doesn't affect long-term health of children'

Children conceived through in vitro fertilisation (IVF) are not at risk from more future health concerns compared to those conceived naturally, scientists have said. IVF has become more common over recent years, but since its initial inception, there have been concerns over the effect of the method...

Strawberries could 'protect against breast cancer'

Strawberries could offer some protection against breast cancer, according to a recent scientific study. Researchers have found that eating just 15 strawberries every day might help lower women's risk of developing aggressive forms of breast cancer. Equivalent to a punnet of strawberries a day,...

Antidepressants during pregnancy 'do not cause ADHD and autism'

Taking antidepressants before pregnancy and during the early stages does not increase a child's chances of developing autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to new research. Scientists from Indiana University, US, found that there were no increased risks of...

Sperm could be used to deliver targeted cancer treatment

Doctors are looking at the drug delivery opportunities that could be provided by human sperm. Researchers from the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Germany have started researching the possibility of using sperm to deliver medication to female cancer patients. The team found that sperm...

Glucose sensor could mean end of diabetics' finger prick tests

A new sensor placed under the skin could remove the need for diabetics to perform frequent finger prick tests. The small sensor called Eversense is implanted under the skin, allowing it to monitor blood sugar levels by testing the fluid just below the skin. This information is then relayed to a...