Obstetrics & gynaecology

New Brazil rules seek to cut Cesarean craze

New regulations aimed at rolling back Brazil's obsession with Cesarean sections took effect Monday, with the government hoping it can steer the country from its status as a world leader in C-section births.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Vaccinated' mosquitos released in Rio to combat dengue

Ten thousand mosquitos immunized against dengue fever have been released in Brazil as part of an innovative attempt to curb the spread of the tropical viral sickness, biologists said Thursday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study confirms and quantifies Zika-microcephaly link in Brazil

Women infected with Zika virus early in pregnancy are almost 17 times more likely to have a child with microcephaly, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Oliver Brady of the London School of Hygiene ...

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