Gerontology & Geriatrics

Planning for a growing elderly population

The fact that people are living longer lives represents one of the crowning achievements of the last century, but also requires careful planning on the part of governments. A new IIASA study investigated the prevalence of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Young, but vulnerable to COVID-19

Although populations in countries in the Global South are on average younger than in Europe, they might be more vulnerable to severe forms of COVID-19. One reason for this is the higher proportion of people at working age ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world

Brazil's death toll from the new coronavirus surpassed Italy's to become the third-highest in the world Thursday, as the UN's secretary-general called for a "people's vaccine" to stem the pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus: what if the drugs don't work?

There is no known treatment for COVID-19 and early clinical trial results of repurposed drugs have so far been disappointing.

Health

COVID-19: the impact of air pollution

With research interests in the environmental origins of asthma, Hyunok Choi has a deep understanding of the impact of air pollution on human health. She has a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences from Columbia University ...

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