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Cases of Rubella infection in Japan on the rise

/ Aug 29, 2018

Cases of Rubella infection in Japan on the rise

The number of rubella patients reported by the country's medical institutions from Jan. 1 to Aug. 19 totaled 184, nearly double the 93 for the whole of last year, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Tuesday. Patients in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures — ...

/ Aug 24, 2018

Britain faces prospect of sperm shortage in case of no-deal Brexit

British couples looking to conceive through artificial insemination face uncertainty if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal because sperm would no longer be imported from EU countries under existing legislation. Government advice published on Thursday said Britain imported around 3,000 sperm samples from ...

No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest

/ Aug 17, 2018

No children? Pay a tax, Chinese academics suggest

Two Chinese academics have proposed a controversial idea to encourage childbirth as their country faces an aging population: Make people with no or fewer than two children pay into a "maternity fund." The suggestion sparked a furious social media debate in a country whose population ...

Argentine Senate blocks legalizing abortion

/ Aug 9, 2018

Argentine Senate blocks legalizing abortion

Argentina's senators on Thursday voted against legalizing abortion in the homeland of Pope Francis, dashing the hopes of women's rights groups after the bill was approved by the legislature's lower house months earlier. The vote, with 38 against, 31 in favor and two abstentions, capped ...