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January - February 2014
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Maternal deaths rates falling

Professor Peter Brocklehurst (Director, UCL EGA Institute for Women’s Health) is a co-author of the Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care national report. More...

GLOW 2015

GLOW 2015 will take place in London on Wednesday March 4th 2015 at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. It will be jointly hosted by the MARCH Centre of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Institute for Women's Health at UCL.

Joyce Harper BBC radio interview

Joyce Harper (Reproductive Health, UCL EGA Institute for Women's Health) was interviewed on the PM Show on Radio 4 on 2 December to talk about about genetic screening testing. She has registered to have her DNA tested, which will show her risk of having mutations in 43 genes, the risk of 11 diseases including breast cancer and Alzheimer's, 38 traits, and 12 drug responses.  She will also learn about her ancestry. The interview can be heard 50 minutes into the show: More...

Scientists identify potential cause for 40% of pre-term births

Scientists from UCL and Queen Mary University of London have identified what they believe could be a cause of pre-term premature rupture of the fetal membrane (PPROM) which accounts for 40 per cent of pre-term births, the main reason for infant death world-wide Read more

Education domain showcase invitation

The SLMS Education Board are pleased to invite you to our first education Showcase for all staff involved in education, at any level. More...

“most important breast cancer findings in 2014”:

Two papers from IfWH Women's Cancer made it into the “most important breast cancer findings in 2014”: More...


Premature Babies: how 24 week old babies are now able to survive

Professor Neil Marlow

“Skirt size increase linked to breast cancer risk”.

Going up several skirt sizes in midlife could be a warning sign of increased cancer risk, suggests research led by Professor Usha Menon (UCL Women's Heath)... Read more in BBC News. More...

UCL Infection, Immunology and Inflammation Symposium 2014


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Basic Obstetric Ultrasound Workshop 01 November 2014

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

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