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With India On Board, Southeast Asia Could Soon Be Declared Polio-Free

India celebrates three years since its last recorded polio case today, marking an anniversary that could mean the disease is no longer endemic to Southeast Asia.<p>Three years ago today, India reported its last case of polio. Five years ago, the country was home to nearly half of the world's cases of …

Public Health

In groundbreaking procedure, doctors transplant wombs into nine women

Temporary transplants will test potential for pregnancy<p><i>Lead researcher Mats Brannstrom during an operation in 2012.</i><p>Researchers in Sweden have begun the first major attempt to see if women with transplanted wombs are capable of giving birth. The Associated Press reports that nine women in Sweden …

Biologists uncover a new clue to messenger RNA decay - Futurity

A new discovery about chemical modifications on messenger RNA could offer insights into disorders such as obesity, diabetes, and infertility.

One-third of Mississippi population will have diabetes by 2030, doctor warns

A third of the population of Mississippi will have diabetes by 2030 and need costly care to stay alive, which will have a devastating impact both on them and the state's economy, according to a leading physician.<p>Dr Richard deShazo at the University of Mississippi medical centre in Jackson, is one …

‘We Are Terrified as a People’: Nigeria’s Gays Live in Fear Amid New Crackdown

The country arrested dozens Tuesday as its anti-homosexual law took effect, but activists say they are prepared to fight back amid the atmosphere of …