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Taiwanese weightlifter Kuo Hsing-chun breaks world record
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A breakthrough's been reported in the search for a gonorrhea vaccine
Despite a century of research, efforts to find a vaccine against the fast-spreading disease, which can lead to infertility, have been unsuccessful.
 
Gonorrhea is becoming untreatable and oral sex is partly to blame
Two-thirds of the countries that report resistance data to the WHO have seen antibiotics-resistant cases in recent years.
 
Finally allowed 2nd child, older mainland parents turn to IVF
Mainland China's decision to allow all married couples to have two children is driving a surge in demand for fertility treatment among older women, putting heavy pressure on clinics and breaking down past sensitivities, and even shame, about the issue.
 
New penis recipient excited to leave hospital a 'complete' man
The recipient of the U.S.' first penis transplant says he is looking forward to walking out of the hospital a "complete" man.
 
Cancer patient receives first penis transplant in United States
A cancer patient has received the first penis transplant in the United States, a Boston hospital said Monday.
 
India hosts growing number of foreigners seeking budget sex-change surgery
After decades of battling depression, former soldier Betty Ann Archer finally flew to New Delhi to complete her gender transition, one of a growing number of foreigners heading to India for budget sex-change operations.
 
Women have an increased risk of miscarriage if they or their partner consume more than two caffeinated drinks a day in the weeks leading up to conception, a new U.S. study found.
 
Federal health regulators plan to warn consumers more strongly about Essure, a contraceptive implant that has drawn thousands of complaints from women reporting chronic pain, bleeding and other health problems.
 
'Gay conversion' therapists in US find a new safe haven — in Israel
A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a U.S. court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel.
 
The legislature in the mainly Catholic Philippines has eliminated the government's budget for contraceptives, the health department said Wednesday, despite a law mandating the state provide them to the poor.
 
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