Medical economics

High heat can serve up food insecurity within days

Amid record-high temperatures globally, a study Monday reveals that a few days of searing heat can be enough to prevent billions of people already living hand-to-mouth on daily wages from putting food on the table.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How austerity made the UK more vulnerable to COVID

The concept of austerity featured prominently in the first round of hearings of the UK's COVID inquiry, which has recently come to a close. Notably, former chancellor George Osborne claimed that austerity had a "positive" ...


Can food banks better promote nutrition and health?

An estimated 53 million people in the U.S. turned to food banks and community programs for help putting food on the table in 2021. In recent decades, food banks have adopted policies and practices to make sure people not ...

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