Inside the Japanese town that pays cash for kids

When Katsunori and Kaori Osaka had their first child, they were living in a cramped flat in Nagoya, a city of more than 2...

Japan suffers biggest natural population decline ever in 2018

Japan suffered its biggest natural population decline ever this year, government statistics show. The fast-graying nation also posted a record-low birthrate, as the estimated number...

Female genital mutilation blamed for death of 10-year-old girl in Sierra Leone

A 10-year-old girl has died from complications that arose after undergoing female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone, authorities said. Marie Kamara, a primary school student...

Chronic fatigue syndrome may be due to an overactive immune system, study finds

Chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition that causes extreme tiredness, could be triggered by an overactive immune system, a study has found. UK researchers found that...

First baby born to woman with uterus transplanted from deceased donor

For the first time, a baby has been born to a woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, according to Hospital...

China suspends scientists who claim to have produced first gene-edited babies

China has suspended the research activities of the scientists who claimed to have created the world's first gene-edited babies, state-run Xinhua news reported Thursday. The...

Climate change is already here, and heat waves are having the biggest effect, report...

Climate change is here and affecting our health, with extreme heat in particular also having effects on productivity, food supply and disease transmission, a...

Chinese gene-editing scientist defends his research, raises possibility of third baby

The Chinese scientist who sparked an international outcry after alleging to have helped create the world's first genetically edited babies has raised the possibility...

Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns

A new US government report delivers a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impacts, saying the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars...

Malaria on the rise in more than 13 countries, experts warn

After almost two decades of decline, malaria cases have significantly risen in 13 countries, prompting concern that much more is needed to combat the...

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