More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus

Feb 7, 2016

More than 3,100 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus

More than 3,100 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday, as the disease continues its rapid spread across the Americas. Brazil is investigating the potential link between Zika infections and more than 4,000 suspected ...

Jan 15, 2016

Planned Parenthood sues anti-abortion group for secret video

Planned Parenthood, the U.S. women’s health care provider perennially attacked by conservatives, filed a lawsuit Thursday against an anti-abortion group it says filmed it illegally. The conservative Center for Medical Progress last year released video it secretly filmed, purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials ...

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 ...

Dec 17, 2015

1 in 8 babies were born in conflict zones in 2015: UNICEF

The number of babies born in conflict zones increased by more than 125,000 this year to 16.6 million compared with last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The figure translates to 1 in 8 of all births worldwide in 2015, according to data ...

Young Chinese mostly lukewarm to one-child policy change

Oct 31, 2015

Young Chinese mostly lukewarm to one-child policy change

China has unwound its one-child policy, for decades a symbol of invasive and coercive government planning, but the shift has been met with a disinterested shrug from many younger couples. “People are thinking: Why increase our burden by having another baby?” said Wu Tingting, ...