Obstetrics & gynaecology

Woman from Mali gives birth to 9 babies in Morocco

A Malian woman has given birth to nine babies at once—after expecting seven, according to Mali's Minister of Health and the Moroccan clinic where the nonuplets were born.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India expands faltering vaccine drive as new cases soar

India's devastating COVID-19 surge further accelerated on Saturday with more than 400,000 new cases in 24 hours, as vaccinations opened to all adults despite shortages of shots.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Portugal poised to lift more restrictions as pandemic ebbs

Six weeks after starting to gradually ease an extended pandemic lockdown, Portugal has kept a lid on the spread of COVID-19 and is on track to further loosen restrictions next week as planned.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

In Africa, vaccine hesitancy adds to slow rollout of doses

Some Africans are hesitating to get COVID-19 vaccines amid concerns about their safety, alarming public health officials as some countries start to destroy thousands of doses that expired before use.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Venezuela fears malaria more than COVID

Luz Martinez has caught malaria three times, the last of which was when she was six months pregnant with her fourth child. Like many Venezuelans, she fears malaria more than COVID-19.

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