The “small” amount of data on female genital mutilation (FGM) collected by NHS Trusts is already changing public opinion, the Labour shadow health minister for preventing violence to women and girls has announced at the annual Unite/CPHVA conference.
New data showing cancer treatment Avastin® (bevacizumab, Roche) can extend the lives of women with advanced cervical cancer compared to chemotherapy alone has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Research carried out by Newcastle University and announced today in the journal Age and Ageing has found that the lifetime prevalence of arthritis in 85 year olds to be 65.4%, occurring most commonly in women.
A dietary supplement containing an amino acid and antioxidant vitamins, given to pregnant women at high risk of pre-eclampsia, can reduce the occurrence of the disease, finds a study published on bmj.com.
Updated leaflet improves information given to women eligible for Breast Screening. The new resource was developed in consultation with cancer charities across Scotland, and has been informed by the leaflet produced for the breast screening programme in England