World Health Organization declares Zika virus global health emergency

In May of last year, an outbreak of the Zika virus was discovered in Brazil.  Less than a year later, the virus has spread to over twenty countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, prompting the World Health Organization to declare it an international public health emergency in early February. An increasing body of evidence links the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, to microcephaly, a condition which causes babies to be born with unusually small heads and, consequently, inco...
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A Womanless World

The world is missing approximately 160 million women as a result of prenatal female infanticide, sex–selective abortions, differential mortality rates, and other discriminatory practices against women. This figure is equivalent to more than the entire female population of the United States. While normal sex birth ratios range between 105 and 107 male births per 100 female births, the gender ratios in Asian and Eastern European countries have reached unprecedented numbers.[1] In China, 121 boys a...
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