Barbie doll gets three new looks

Jan 29, 2016

Barbie doll gets three new looks

Poor Barbie. She had plastic surgery to become more socially acceptable. But a lot of her critics still don’t like her. Barbie’s manufacturer, Mattel, announced Thursday that the doll has three new body types — curvy, tall and petite. Barbie will also now come ...

Jan 29, 2016

Breast-feeding said best for several reasons: study

Breast-feeding more babies for longer could save the global economy some $300 billion in a single year, simply by yielding smarter and higher-earning offspring, researchers said Friday. It would also prevent more than 800,000 child deaths, and about 20,000 breast cancer deaths every year. ...

Brazil to fund development of vaccine to fight Zika virus

Jan 17, 2016

Brazil to fund development of vaccine to fight Zika virus

The Brazilian government announced it will direct funds to a biomedical research center to help develop a vaccine against a virus linked to brain damage in babies. Health Minister Marcelo Castro said Friday that the goal is for the Sao Paulo-based Butantan Institute to ...