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Costa Rica set to explain itself to human rights court on Thursday

Costa Rica is set to explain itself to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Thursday over the decision of the country’s Constitutional Court earlier this month to suspend a September executive decree that authorized the assisted reproduction technique, in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

National Women’s Hospital on work stoppage

Medical staff and workers at The National Women’s Hospital (Hospital de la Mujer) abandoned their posts Thursday morning, demanding improvements to the hospital.

Malaria might actually be the cure for cancer: reseachers

As far as accidents go, stumbling upon a potential cure for cancer is one we can all probably forgive. According to a recent study, a group of Danish scientists might have done just that by discovering that a potential malaria vaccine had the unexpected side effect of killing tumors.

From history to tragedy: Fifth sextuplet born to Costa Rican couple dies, only one remains alive

Costa Rica’s National Children’s Hospital, or HNN, reported Sunday that the fifth of the sextuplets born on May 17 to 34-year-old Silvia Villegas, has died after a sudden medical emergency.

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court suspends decree permitting IVF after appeal

Costa Rica’s highest court, the Constitutional Court, has suspended a September executive decree that authorized the assisted reproduction technique, in-vitro fertilization (IVF) until the Court is able to resolve an appeal filed by Christian lawmakers.

Nobel chemistry prize awarded for advances in DNA repair

The Nobel Prize committee in Stockholm, Sweden, has awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry to three scientists for their work on human DNA repair, which can be used in treatment of cancer.

Nobel Prize awarded for parasitic diseases treatment

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering drugs that led to the development of treatments for debilitating parasitic diseases, including malaria, river blindness and elephantiasis, the Nobel Committee announced Monday. Hundreds of millions of people around the world, mainly in developing countries, have these diseases, some of which are known as “neglected tropical diseases” that have begun to garner global attention only in the past decade.

Virgin births are on the rise

The number of virgin births, or pregnancies among heterosexual women who’ve never had sex, is on the rise. While some say that bringing up a child in a non-traditional setting such as this could have consequences, others have upheld the idea that these virgin mothers are actually more emotionally stable than mothers who have been left to bring up a child alone due to a failed relationship.

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