Outsourcing Pregnancy

April 4, 2016

A visit to India’s surrogacy clinics. Julie Bindel, a strident opponent of surrogacy, travelled to India to find out more about a practice worth an estimated £690m a year on the subcontinent

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Zika and Birth Defects

March 21, 2016

What we know and what we don’t. Experts fear a major epidemic of Zika-linked birth defects, but can’t yet be sure

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During a recent outbreak of the Zika virus in French Polynesia, roughly one in 100 women infected in the first trimester of pregnancy developed a fetus with an abnormally small head and brain damage, researchers reported on Tuesday

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In December, Ami Levy and her husband, Jason, left frigid Washington, D.C., for a two-week vacation in Argentina. Once there, they headed north to the Brazilian border for a couple of days, lured by Igauzu Falls

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According to a recent report from the National Center for Health Statistics, the average age of first-time mothers in 2014 was 26.3, up from 24.9 in 2000. The sharpest increases in age have occurred since 2009, when the average was 25.2. But there has been a steady rise over the past four decades: in 1970, the mean age of a first-time mother stood at 21.4

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February 18, 2016

The current epidemic, research agenda & public health response. Video from a symposium via the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

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Zika Virus and Microcephaly

February 11, 2016

In an NEJM Editorial, Eric Rubin, Michael Green and Lindsey Baden comment on data from a case strengthening the biologic association between Zika virus and infants born with microcephaly

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Whose responsibility is it to stop Zika? The largely mosquito-borne1 virus has spread to more than 20 countries and territories in the Americas since it arrived in Brazil about a year ago, and there’s concern that it’s threatening the fetuses of pregnant women

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