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FIGO supports World Prematurity Day 2017

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) to highlight World Prematurity Day 2017 (17 November 2017). Please click here to view the statement.

FIGO joins IDF in highlighting World Diabetes Day 2017

Statement from the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) to highlight World Diabetes Day 2017 (14 November 2017). Please click here to view the statement.

Wellbeing of Women’s Project Grants' round for 2018 is now open!

Wellbeing of Women’s Project Grants' round for 2018 is now open! The deadline is 16 February 2018 . WOW (with whom FIGO has a Memorandum of Understanding) is inviting applications to its Research Project Grants. These awards are open to all researchers leading their own work in women...

Researchers find clue behind SIDS

A developmental abnormality in babies - especially in premature babies and in boys - has for the first time been directly linked to cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The researchers from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital...

Study: No amount of alcohol safe during pregnancy

Any amount of alcohol consumption during pregnancy can cause extreme lasting effects on a child, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York, US. The researchers behind the study, led by Dr Marvin Diaz, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton...

Ovarian cancer ‘may begin in fallopian tubes’

The genomic roots of many ovarian cancer tumours may begin in the fallopian tubes, according to a new study. According to the researchers, this discovery can potentially provide insights into the origin of ovarian cancer and suggest new ways for prevention and intervention of the disease. They...

Study reveals clues to mechanisms of breast cancer

An international collaboration has identified 72 new genetic variants that contribute to the risk of developing breast cancer. Of these, the researchers revealed, 65 are common variants that predispose to breast cancer and a further seven predispose specifically to oestrogen-receptor negative...

Giving birth in winter or spring associated with lower risk of postnatal depression

Women who give birth in winter or spring are less likely to experience postnatal depression than those who give birth in summer or autumn, according to a new study. The researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, US, also found that other factors influencing the risk of...

Length of incision ‘may affect pain after cesarean delivery’

Both short and long surgical incisions for cesarean section births are associated with increased pain after delivery, according to a new study. The study authors, from the Center for Precision Medicine in Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, US, there said they...

Cancer linked with breast implants ‘may be underreported’

A rare cancer developed by some patients with breast implants may be on the rise, but not all patients or doctors are aware of the risks of augmentation, according to new research. Scientists from Penn State College of Medicine explained that breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma...

Machine learning can identify pre-breast cancer lesions

A machine learning tool has the ability to help identify which high-risk breast lesions are likely to become cancerous, according to a new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), US. Researchers said the technology has the potential to reduce unnecessary surgeries. High-risk breast lesions...

April 2018 - Upcoming FIGO Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa!

FIGO is holding a Regional Congress of Middle East and Africa from 11-13 April 2018. Please click here for full details.

Safety of HPV vaccination in adult women investigated

Researchers at the Statens Serum Institut, in Denmark, have been investigating whether the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is safe in adult women. In their study of more than three million Danish and Swedish women, they found that it was not linked with 44 serious chronic diseases. However,...