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US corroborates Zika virus in nine pregnant women

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th November 2017

All suits were contracted overseas and, of three babies born, one was diagnosed with brain defect, the Centre for Disease Control reported The government says Zika infections have been confirmed in nine pregnant women in the United States. All got the virus overseas. Three babies have been born, one with a brain defect. The Center […]

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Stone-age massacre offers earliest evidence of human war

Published in Odd and Fun on 17th November 2017

Researchers say remains of 27 murdered tribespeople in Kenya prove attacks were normal part of hunter-gatherer relations Some 10,000 years ago a woman in the last stages of pregnancy met a terrible demise, trussed like a captive animal and dumped into shallow water at the leading edge of a Kenyan lagoon. She died with at […]

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‘Global gag rule’: stop playing politics with women’s lives, MSF tells Trump

Published in Odd and Fun on 16th November 2017

As affected groups worldwide take up news of Donald Trumps renewal of a policy that has dire implications for family planning, Mdecins Sans Frontires has aimed a broadside at the US presidents stance Mdecins Sans Frontires has told the Trump administration to stop playing politics with womens rights and other global health efforts after the […]

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New Zealand election: Jacinda Ardern pledges to decriminalise abortion

Published in Odd and Fun on 15th November 2017

Leader of resurgent opponent also continues tough line on Australia, threatening retaliatory university fees hike Jacinda Ardern has said Labour will decriminalise abortion in New Zealand if it wins this month’s general election. In a fiery 90 -minute broadcasted leaders’ debate on Monday night in Auckland, Ardern stated unequivocally that abortion” shouldn’t be in the […]

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World’s first baby born from new procedure use DNA of three people

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th November 2017

Experts welcome news of successful mitochondrial transfer but caution against operating in countries beyond regulations The worlds first baby to be born from a new procedure that blends the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment. The baby was born on 6 April after […]

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Life expectancy rises 10 years across world, but more suffer in old age

Published in Odd and Fun on 14th November 2017

As Aids and malaria deaths drop, 70% of deaths are now caused by cancers that often have lifestyle origins, survey finds Life expectancy has increased by 10 years across the globe in the past 35 years, thanks in part to efforts to treat infectious diseases such as Aids and malaria, but diet, obesity and drug […]

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14 -year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th November 2017

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US a process her estranged parent opposed A 14 -year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically […]

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14 -year-old girl who died of cancer wins right to be cryogenically frozen

Published in Odd and Fun on 13th November 2017

Judge backs UK mother in allowing body of teenage daughter, who died of cancer, to be preserved in US a process her estranged parent opposed A 14 -year-old girl who said before dying of cancer that she wanted a chance to live longer has been allowed by the high court to have her body cryogenically […]

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Maternal demises worldwide declined by half, yet shocking gaps remain

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th November 2017

Study in Lancet demonstrates a womans lifetime chance of succumbing from childbirth is one in 36 in sub-Saharan Africa, compared to one in 4,900 in richer countries The number of women dying from causes related to pregnancy and childbirth has almost halved since 1990, a global report has revealed. Worldwide the annual number of maternal […]

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IVF mix-up: wrong sperm may have fertilised eggs of 26 females

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th November 2017

Dozens may have had eggs fertilised by sperm cells from someone other than the aimed father, say authorities A Dutch medical institution has launched an investigation after discovering that up to 26 womens eggs may have been fertilised by the wrong sperm at its IVF laboratory. A procedural mistake between mid-April 2015 and mid-November 2016 […]

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