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    Low Rates of Breastfeeding Increase Child Mortality A new study from researchers at Harvard University is highlighting the importance of breastfeeding babies. The research - published in the journal Maternal and Child Nutrition and says that breastfeeding isn't only good for babies but is also an important women's health care issue. VOA's Kevin Enochs reports.

    IBM’s Supercomputer Watson to Study Rare Diseases IBM’s computer system Watson, already working on many different projects from healthcare and education to creating new recipes, will soon be employed in helping doctors diagnose rare diseases. As a former champion of the quiz show Jeopardy, Watson is able to quickly analyze huge amounts of data and answer complex questions. VOA’s George...

    Female Genital Mutilation Haunts Somalis in US The United Nations estimates 200 million girls and women in more than 30 countries have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM). Somalia has the highest rate in the world recorded by the United Nations, with about 98 percent the country's female population between the ages of 15 and 49 affected by FGM.  Although the procedure is...

    Pakistan’s Parliament Strengthens Honor Killing Law Pakistan’s parliament on Thursday tightened a legal loophole that allowed perpetrators of honor killings to avoid justice. Under the new law, a pardon granted by the victim’s family can spare the convicted perpetrator from capital punishment – but not from a mandated minimum sentence of life in prison. In the conservative Pakistani society, encounters between...

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