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6,000 Fistula surgeries celebrated at the FIGO Regional Congress in Dubai

Dubai,11 April 2018 : FIGO's Fistula Surgery Training Initiative is restoring the lives of thousands of women Read the press release here...

50-year anniversary of a maternal health breakthrough

Dubai, UAE, 9 April 2018: The upcoming FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa (11 – 13 April, Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City) is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first use of Anti-D Immunoglobulins to...

Automated screening for cervical cancer is more effective

Carrying out cervical cancer screenings using an automated approach has been found to be more effective. The study by the National Cancer Institute in the US indicated that coverage in underserved regions was increased by the automated technology. Cervical cancer is the result of persistent...

Later menopause linked with benefit to memory

Entering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to a woman’s memory years later, according to a new study. Study author Dr Diana Kuh, of University College London, UK, said: “This study suggests that lifelong hormonal processes, not just short-term fluctuations...

Menopause symptom severity ‘could predict heart disease risk’

The severity of menopause symptoms could help to predict whether a woman will develop cardiovascular disease (CVD). This is according to new research, published in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Menopause is associated with a number of health issues,...

Heart failure risk in women at highest during postpartum period

Women face the highest risk of heart failure in the six weeks after giving birth, it has been discovered. According to a study carried out at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the US, the postpartum period is when the heart is at its most vulnerable. Lead author of the study, Mulubrhan...

Breast cancer patients 'have no increased risk of death from heart disease'

The heart can be damaged during treatment for breast cancer, but this does not necessarily increase the risk of death, a new study has found. Research carried out by the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, Germany has shown that those who have undergone radiotherapy or chemotherapy...

PerkinElmer collaborates with FIGO to help combat pre-eclampsia

PerkinElmer sponsors FIGO’s NCD Committee to support healthcare community in addressing pregnancy-related diseases. Click here for the press release ...

Large analysis of gynaecological and breast tumours reveals 5 new subtypes

A vast study into gynaecological and breast cancers has uncovered some remarkable findings. Among the discoveries made by scientists from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in the US were previously unknown molecular features of tumours and five new subtypes of cancer. The...

Lymph node biopsies not always necessary in cases of small breast tumours

Scientists have been investigating whether it is necessary to give patients with microinvasive breast cancer biopsies of the lymph nodes. Microinvasive cancers are defined as those where the tumours are a millimetre or less in size. Researchers at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute in the US...

Abdominal fat reduces chances of women surviving kidney cancer

Abdominal fat is a large contributing factor to the chances of women dying from kidney cancer, although it does not appear to affect men in the same way. This is according to scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, US, who have been studying the correlation between the...

Breakthrough in 100-year-old breast cancer mystery

Scientists have had a breakthrough in an area of breast cancer research that has baffled their predecessors for around a century. The team at Baylor College of Medicine and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in the US has discovered a connection between the Warburg pathway and cancer growth...