Women's Health

UNAIDS: More needs to be done to tackle HIV in most affected countries

More needs to be done to tackle HIV in countries that are most affected by the virus, a new report has said. The study, from UNAIDS and the Lancet Commission, says that these countries need to focus their attention on stopping new HIV infections from happening and expand access to antiretroviral...

Human trial for HIV vaccine edging closer to reality

A possible vaccine for the HIV virus could soon become a reality, scientists have claimed. A series of recent studies claim the breakthrough could help to accelerate the human immune system so that it manages to keep up with the pace of the HIV infection. The potential vaccine has been broken up...

HIV rates in Northern Ireland 'nearly double that of 10 years ago'

The number of people living in Northern Ireland with HIV has nearly doubled over the course of 10 years. This is according to experts, who claim the country has seen the largest proportional rise in new cases anywhere in the UK between 2000 and 2013. As well as recording a sharp rise in HIV, the...

Former beauty queen forced into hysterectomy after cancer is misdiagnosed as menopause

A former UK beauty queen was forced to undergo a hysterectomy after doctors misdiagnosed her ovarian cancer as an early onset of the menopause. Paula Brunt, 45, was left with a tumour the size of a football, visiting hospital over 20 times in the space of eight months complaining of severe...

ACP calls for 'wiser' cancer screening

The American College of Physicians (ACP) claims cancer screening now needs to be less intensive and more focused on value. The organisation claims that instead of screening everyone more frequently with more sensitive tests, medical professionals should stick to proven methods. "ACP wants...

Russian Aids epidemic 'worsening under Kremlin policies'

Experts in Russia claim the country's increasingly conservative agenda is causing its HIV -Aids epidemic to worsen. Scientists have predicted that some two million Russians are expected to be infected with the virus over the next five years. Vadim Pokrovsky, head of the country’s state...

Sacramento woman 'could hold key to future HIV treatments'

Scientists are set to study a 61-year old woman from Sacramento in the US, who despite being infected with the HIV virus has managed to naturally keep it at bay. Loreen Willenberg was diagnosed with HIV 23 years ago, but claims to have never been sick or had any other related symptoms, despite not...

Maternal PCOS has long-lasting effects on newborn children

Maternal polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) could have long-lasting consequences for children, a new study has suggested. Research published in the June issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology found that the offspring of affected mothers were more likely to suffer from congenital anomalies when compared...

University of North Carolina partners with GSK to seek HIV cure

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the United States has announced it has joined up with the global pharmaceutical and healthcare giant GlaxoSmithKline in a bid to progress efforts to develop a cure for the HIV virus. The move will see the creation of a dedicated HIV Cure centre at...

Workers with HIV 'taking less than a week off'

The majority of people living in the UK with the HIV virus are taking less than four days off work a year, new research has shown. A study by financial advisers Unusual Risks - which is based in the UK - showed that 89 per cent of sufferers took less than a week of sick leave per year, while 74 per...