September 14, 2018

Ukraine’s ‘Baby Factories’: The Human Cost of Surrogacy

(Aljazeera) – Ukraine has become an increasingly popular destination for foreign couples seeking affordable surrogacy services since they became legal in 2002. The average package costs around $30,000, compared with prices between $80,00 and $120,000 in the United States. Demand has surged since 2015 when Thailand, … Read More

September 13, 2018

As Massive Zika Vaccine Trial Struggles, Researchers Revive Plan to Intentionally Infect Humans

(Science) – In 2016, as the mosquito-borne Zika virus spread through the Americas and cases of infected women having brain-damaged babies mounted, investigators raced to develop a vaccine. Now, a $110 million vaccine trial is underway at 17 sites in … Read More

September 11, 2018

Former Nigerian Leader Obassanjo Urges West African Governments to Decriminalize Drugs

(Reuters) – West African governments should overhaul their drug laws to decriminalize personal use and prioritize treatment as a response to rising substance abuse in the region, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said on Tuesday.  In an interview before he … Read More

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