Health

UN chief: Pandemic shows need for universal health coverage

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the "utterly inadequate health systems" around the world, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday in arguing that universal health coverage is essential for nations ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Responding to COVID-19 in the developing world

The mass social distancing strategy being used to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the United States and Europe doesn't easily translate to a developing country like Bangladesh, which lacks the capacity to impose restrictions ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Maternal depression on rise in poor countries

Women in low and medium-income countries struggle with many health issues in pregnancy and childbirth, but little attention is given to antenatal depression—which is on the rise in many developing countries, new PLOS ONE ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity as a growing social norm

From a philosophical point of view, we cannot reconcile a world in which so many people are suffering from malnutrition and starving for want a few grains and yet others are killing themselves through obesity.

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