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 ...

Jan 14, 2016

Vietnam jails Canadian for sexually abusing homeless boys

Vietnam has jailed a Canadian teacher for four years for sexually abusing underage homeless boys he met on Hanoi’s streets, a court official said Thursday, in a rare prosecution for the offense. Vadim Scott Benderman, 46, who taught English at a foreign language centre ...

Clinic-run day care centers fight to stay afloat

Jan 12, 2016

Clinic-run day care centers fight to stay afloat

In a nation struggling to increase its population, and amid strong demand for day care centers operated in conjunction with children’s clinics, such facilities are fighting for their own financial health. Hug Room, a facility in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, is operated by a pediatric ...

Briton fights to regain baby left in New York hotel

Jan 8, 2016

Briton fights to regain baby left in New York hotel

A British police officer has gone to court in New York to seek the return of her baby son, who was given to an LGBT-activist foster mother after he was found alone in a hotel. Louise Fielden, 42, flew to Manhattan last April with ...

Jan 8, 2016

Woman who served as surrogate gives birth to granddaughter

A North Texas woman has given birth to her own granddaughter after serving as a surrogate for her daughter. At age 54, Tracey Thompson of Plano delivered a 6-pound, 11-ounce (3,000-gram) girl after serving as surrogate for her 28-year-old daughter, Kelley McKissack. Doctors at ...