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Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase women’s risk of experiencing a heart attack more than men’s, new research shows

Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase women’s risk of experiencing a heart attack more than men’s, new research shows

Smoking, diabetes and high blood pressure increase the risk of a heart attack more in women than in men, new research from The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford has found.

Gestational Diabetes App officially launched

Gestational Diabetes App officially launched

A smartphone application for women with gestational diabetes, developed with support from NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, has been launched commercially.

New test successfully predicts all women who will not develop pre-eclampsia

New test successfully predicts all women who will not develop pre-eclampsia

A new test that predicts with almost 100 per cent accuracy that a pregnant woman will not develop pre-eclampsia within the following seven days has been given the green light to be used as standard clinical practice in one of the UK’s biggest acute hospital trusts.

University of Oxford Initiates Research on Endocrinology of Human Lactation

University of Oxford Initiates Research on Endocrinology of Human Lactation

The Family Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation (FLRF) has awarded £2.9 million to the Nuffield Department of Women’s & Reproductive Health at the University of Oxford to establish a research centre focused on studying the endocrinology of human lactation.

Celebrating two new Associate Professors in NDWRH

Celebrating two new Associate Professors in NDWRH

We are delighted to let you know that the Medical Sciences Division Board has conferred the title of Associate Professor on Katy Vincent, Senior Pain Fellow, and Roberto Tozzi, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer.

2nd UK Fertility Preservation Conference

2nd UK Fertility Preservation Conference

Everyone is invited to attend the 2nd UK Fertility Preservation Conference on 14 September 2018 at St. Anne’s College at the University of Oxford. This meeting follows on from the 1st highly successful meeting in Edinburgh in 2017. Oxford is home to The Future Fertility Trust which is the main Fertility Preservation Centre in England. They provide a comprehensive tissue cryopreservation service for girls, boys and young adults alongside a dynamic research programme.

GDm-Health app wins innovation award

GDm-Health app wins innovation award

Dr Lucy Mackillop, Dr Jane Hirst and their team from the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health have won an award at the University’s first Vice-Chancellor’s Innovation Awards. Their GDm-healthTM: real-time management of gestational diabetes project was awarded ‘highly commended’ in the ‘Team Work’ category. The GDm-Health app allows pregnant women to track their blood glucose levels and stay in touch with their healthcare team.

Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with women at even greater likelihood, a major new study has found

Diabetes raises risk of cancer, with women at even greater likelihood, a major new study has found

A global review involving almost 20 million people has shown that having diabetes significantly raises the risk of developing cancer, and for women the risk is even higher.

Pregnant women invited to take part in pioneering diabetes prevention research

Pregnant women invited to take part in pioneering diabetes prevention research

Pregnant women are being invited by the University of Oxford and the NHS to take part in the world’s first clinical trial to prevent type 1 diabetes in babies and infants.Researchers want to find out if giving small amounts of oral insulin to babies on the National Institute for Health Research-supported trial can prevent type 1 diabetes, thus allowing mothers to protect their children from injecting insulin.

Translational Research in Pelvic Pain

Translational Research in Pelvic Pain

Investigation of endometriosis-associated pain and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome by public-private partnership. Chronic pelvic pain is a condition with high unmet medical need and has a significant impact on quality of life, work efficiency & healthcare utilization. The disorder is frequently associated with endometriosis and bladder pain syndrome/interstitial cystitis – debilitating diseases affecting millions of women worldwide. An important new research programme focused on these diseases has recently been launched. It will be undertaken by a large international consortium including leading academic centres, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), pain societies, patient organizations and pharmaceutical industry partners.

Dr Jenny Tran wins Asian Women of Achievement Award

Dr Jenny Tran wins Asian Women of Achievement Award

Dr Jenny Tran (from The George Institute, Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health) is already a medical doctor, Rhodes scholar, and one of Forbes’ ‘30 under 30’, and she can now add Asian Women of Achievement award-winner to her list of accolades.

Prof Terry Dwyer to step down as Executive Director

Prof Terry Dwyer to step down as Executive Director

Professor Terry Dwyer is stepping down from his role as Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford to focus on his research into children’s cancer and childhood risk factors for heart disease and cancer in adults.

‘Apple shape’ more strongly linked to risk of heart attack in women

‘Apple shape’ more strongly linked to risk of heart attack in women

Women with bigger waists relative to their hips face a proportionately greater risk of experiencing a heart attack than men who have a similar ‘apple shape’, new research from The George Institute for Global Health, (Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health).

Making chemotherapy more effective

Making chemotherapy more effective

Professor Ahmed's lab is leading groundbreaking research to find ways of making paclitaxel chemotherapy more effective. Whilst many patients with ovarian cancer respond well to paclitaxel, about 60% do not. Overcoming such resistance to chemotherapy is a major challenge.

Healthy weight gain in pregnancy - your opinion needed

Healthy weight gain in pregnancy - your opinion needed

Could you help us to continue to deliver ground-breaking research on healthy weight gain during pregnancy?

Prof Jo Poulton: Research is in my DNA

Prof Jo Poulton: Research is in my DNA

Jo Poulton is a professor and honorary consultant in mitochondrial genetics at the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, where she works on diseases caused by mutant mitochondrial DNA. In an interview by the British Medical Journal, Prof Poulton discusses her biggest inspiration, her best career move, the living doctor she most admires and much more.

Women’s reproductive health linked to risk of heart disease and stroke

Women’s reproductive health linked to risk of heart disease and stroke

Girls who start their periods before they turn 12 are at greater risk of developing heart disease and stroke in later life, according to a new study of nearly 300,000 women in the UK by The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week runs from 22nd - 28th January 2018. Every day, 9 women are diagnosed with Cervical Cancer and 2 women lose their lives. And yet 75% of cervical cancers can be prevented by cervical screening. The key messages of Prevention Week are for women to attend cervical screening when invited and to take up the HPV vaccination if aged 11-18.

Heart failure in the UK continues to rise; poorest people worst affected

Heart failure in the UK continues to rise; poorest people worst affected

The number of people being diagnosed with heart failure in the UK continues to grow, and the poorest people are significantly more likely to be affected by the condition, new research from The George Institute for Global Health has found.

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

High blood pressure linked to common heart valve disorder

Global Health

For the first time, a strong link has been established between high blood pressure and the most common heart valve disorder in high-income countries, by new research from The George Institute for Global Health.

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