Vaccination

Rich nations snap up vaccine stocks in global race for jab

Rich nations representing a fraction of the global population have already bought up over half the promised Covid-19 vaccine stocks, a study showed, as US President Donald Trump pledged to begin inoculating Americans within ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO urges nations to join global shared vaccine bid

The WHO wrote to every country on Tuesday urging them to quickly join its global shared vaccine programme—and spelled out who would get its eventual coronavirus jabs first.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO sees hope despite looming 750,000 virus death toll

The World Health Organization insisted Monday there was still hope of conquering the coronavirus pandemic despite the suffering behind the looming landmarks of 750,000 deaths and 20 million cases.

Health

Meet the super-nutritious new pasta with a greener footprint

The more environmentally minded and diet-conscious among us may soon be tinkering with age-old Italian recipes after scientists have shown a tasty new pasta made from chickpeas greatly improves the environmental sustainability ...

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 ...

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