Vaccination

One year of vaccines: Many lives saved, many needlessly lost

One year ago, the biggest vaccination drive in American history began with a flush of excitement in an otherwise gloomy December. Trucks loaded with freezer-packed vials of a COVID-19 vaccine that had proved wildly successful ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Baby girl born from embryo frozen for 27 years

(HealthDay)—A baby girl born in Tennessee from a 27-year frozen embryo broke the record for the longest-frozen embryo to result in a live birth, which was held by her older sister, Emma.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

COVID-19 can be transmitted in the womb, study reports

A baby girl in Texas—born prematurely to a mother with COVID-19—is the strongest evidence to date that intrauterine (in the womb) transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) can occur, ...

Health

India moves to allow abortions up to 24 weeks

India's on Wednesday approved moves to ease abortion laws, enabling rape survivors and other vulnerable women to terminate pregnancies up to 24 weeks after inception.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

How forceps permanently changed the way humans are born

Obstetric forceps look like ninja weapons. They come as a pair: 16 inches of solid steel for each hand with curved "blades" that taper into a set of molded grips. Designed for emergencies that require a quick delivery, they ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

First-ever set of sextuplets born in Poland

A woman has given birth to Poland's first sextuplets with each newborn weighing about one kilogram (2.2 pounds), physicians at the University Hospital in the city of Krakow announced on Monday.

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