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Worldwide campaign on abortion raises $300m, UCL Lancet lecture told

The Dutch MP leading the worldwide campaign against Donald Trump’s funding ban on abortion advice revealed at the UCL Lancet lecture last night that it has so far raised $300m including up to $100m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and an anonymous US donor.

Published: Nov 21, 2017 9:30:45 AM

UCL and PKU draw up roadmap to tackle global challenges

UCL and Peking University (PKU) have extended their partnership by agreeing a new roadmap to tackle issues including creating a blueprint for sustainable cities, teaching Mandarin in English schools and reducing the occurrence of spina bifada, one of the world’s most common birth defects.

Published: Nov 9, 2017 10:33:23 AM

More women than men diagnosed with bowel cancer as an emergency

More than a third (34%) of women with bowel cancer in England were diagnosed after an emergency hospital visit compared to less than a third of men (30%), despite women having more red flag symptoms and more visits to their GP, according to UCL research. The research was presented at the 2017 National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.

Published: Nov 3, 2017 1:08:08 PM

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