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/ Jul 26, 2018

Somalia brings first prosecution for female genital mutilation

Somalia's Attorney General Ahmed Ali Dahir announced on Wednesday the country's first prosecution against female genital mutilation (FGM) following the death of a 10-year-old girl, an adviser to the government said. Ifrah Ahmed, who advises Somalia on gender issues, said the attorney general was sending ...

After 24 surgeries, 'tree man' relapses in Bangladesh

Feb 2, 2018

After 24 surgeries, 'tree man' relapses in Bangladesh

A year ago Abul Bajandar, a Bangladeshi rickshaw-puller dubbed "tree man" for the bark-like growths that once covered his body, appeared to have made a full recovery from the rare condition that has afflicted him for a decade. But twelve months after doctors declared him ...

More than skin deep: Global cosmetic surgery industry booming

Feb 2, 2018

More than skin deep: Global cosmetic surgery industry booming

In the never-ending quest for youthful, magazine-cover looks $10.7 billion was spent last year on materials and chemicals used in cosmetic procedures worldwide, the IMCAS industry body said Thursday. This meant plastic surgeons and beauty practitioners spent about the equivalent of Costa Rica's total annual ...

Nov 19, 2017

Inujured North Korean defector's parasites and diet hint at tough life

Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades. At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed photos showing dozens of flesh-colored parasites ...

/ Aug 11, 2017

Pig organs made safer as potential human transplants

Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous retrovirus, according to a study released Thursday. The breakthrough, according to authors of the study published ...