Psychology & Psychiatry

Many who attempt suicide not getting the care they need

(HealthDay)—About 4 in 10 Americans who attempt suicide don't get mental health care, claims a new study that also found a "substantial and alarming increase" in suicide attempts.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pandemic recovery for kids goes well beyond keeping schools open

The impact virtual school had on kids goes well beyond academics, say Children's National Hospital experts in a new JAMA Pediatrics editorial. From the beginning of the pandemic, new data shows that school closures for in-person ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID tests ordered for 14 million in China's Tianjin

The northern Chinese city of Tianjin on Sunday advised its nearly 14 million people to stay home while it conducted mass COVID testing after a spate of recent cases, including two caused by the Omicron variant, state-controlled ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Total COVID cases in Africa top 10 million: watchdog

Africa has registered a total of more than 10 million coronavirus cases, according to figures from the African Union's health watchdog seen by AFP on Sunday.

Health

France introduces free contraception for women aged 18-25

Free birth control for all women under 25 will be available in France from Saturday, expanding a scheme targeting under-18s to ensure young women don't stop taking contraception because they cannot afford it.

Vaccination

No country can boost its way out of pandemic: WHO chief

The World Health Organization chief warned Wednesday that the rush in wealthy countries to roll out additional COVID vaccine doses was deepening the inequity in access to jabs that is prolonging the pandemic.

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