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January - February 2014
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Basic Obstetric Ultrasound Workshop 01 November 2014

A one day Practical Course in line with RCOG requirements More...

Born too soon

Listen to Neil Marlow (IfWH Neonatology) talking to Claudia Hammond about prematurity during six-part series on BBC World Service titled 'The Truth About Life and Death'; Episode 2 Born too soon (air date: Wednesday 2 July, 1930-2000 BST).

Simple blood test can predict women's risk of breast cancer

A study led by Professor Martin Widschwendter (IfWH Women's Cancer) has identified an epigenetic signature in the blood of women predisposed for breast cancer owing to an inherited genetic mutation of the BRCA1 gene. More...

IfWH Annual Meeting 3 June 2014

This year's IfWH Annual Meeting took place on Tuesday 3rd June at the Kennedy Lecture Theatre at ICH on 30 Guilford Street (Google maps link).  More...

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The Birthplace study influences new NICE guidelines on planning place of birth

Institute for Women's Health Seminar 7 July 2014

Joel Caton, Engberg Endowed Professor will be visiting from North Dakota State University, US on Monday 7th July.   More...

FGM charges against doctor "have left medical staff afraid"

Peter Brocklehurst says that the first prosecution for FGM has sparked "a lot of worry among midwives and obstetricians about what they can and can't do to control haemorrhaging"... Read more in the Guardian. More...

IfWH Research Student Day 1 April 2014

The IfWH Postgraduate Student Day 2014 is an opportunity for all the students in the Institute for Women’s Health to share their exciting research with us all and for everyone to get to know one another.

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Congratulations to Panicos Shangaris (Research Department of Maternal and Fetal Medicine)


Tackling female genital mutilation in the UK

Sarah Creighton, UCLH consultant gynaecologist and honorary clinical professor at the Institute for Women’s Health and Lih-Mei Liao, UCLH consultant clinical psychologist wrote an editorial in BMJ (published 4 December 2013). More...

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