Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Beijing orders returnees to quarantine as virus death toll hits 1,523

The death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped past 1,500 on Saturday as Beijing ordered people returning to the capital from holiday to self-quarantine for 14 days in another drastic effort to contain the outbreak.

Genetics

UK experts give green light to 'three-parent babies'

British scientists on Wednesday approved the use of so-called "three-parent baby" fertility treatments, paving the way for the country to become the first in the world to officially introduce the procedures.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Costa Rica to regulate IVF after long row

Costa Rica's president will issue a decree to regulate in vitro fertilization (IVF) after a long legal battle, he said Wednesday.

HIV & AIDS

Rights group, worried about HIV, urges Philippines action

A human rights group says the Philippines is facing one of the fastest growing epidemics of HIV in the Asia Pacific, fueled by government policies that restrict intervention, including access to condoms by men who have sex ...

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