Health

Preventing adverse birth outcomes could boost education, income

Reducing the excess prevalence of low birthweight, preterm birth or small-for-gestational-age birth in low- and middle-income countries may lead to substantial long-term human capital gains when it comes to both long-term ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria: Killer of African children set for vaccine zap

Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly children living in Africa, succumb every year to malaria, an age-old mosquito-borne scourge that worsened during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health

Meat-eating extends human life expectancy worldwide

Has eating meat become unfairly demonized as bad for your health? That's the question a global, multidisciplinary team of researchers has been studying and the results are in—eating meat still offers important benefits ...

Health

Child deaths during pandemic lowest on record for England

The number of children in England who died fell to 3,067 between April 2020–March 2021. This is 356 fewer deaths than were recorded in the preceding 12 months (April 2019–March 2020), and likely represents the lowest ...

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