Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Antigen tests: blunt but fast COVID weapon

Less precise but faster than other forms of COVID-19 diagnosis, antigen tests—such as the 150 million kits ordered by US President Donald Trump this week—are another weapon in the pandemic battle, experts say.

Pediatrics

800 million children still exposed to lead

Every third child in the world has too much lead in their body, according to a report from UNICEF and Pure Earth. Norwegian children are also affected.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Boost for vaccine doses planned for poor as virus rages on

Up to 100 million additional doses of any eventual COVID-19 vaccines will be secured for delivery to poorer countries in 2021, health groups announced Tuesday, as the virus showed no sign of receding after claiming more than ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO, partners roll out faster COVID tests for poorer nations

The World Health Organization announced Monday that it and leading partners have agreed to a plan to roll out 120 million rapid-diagnostic tests for the coronavirus to help lower- and middle-income countries make up ground ...

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Income

Income is the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified time frame, which is generally expressed in monetary terms. However, for households and individuals, "income is the sum of all the wages, salaries, profits, interests payments, rents and other forms of earnings received... in a given period of time." For firms, income generally refers to net-profit: what remains of revenue after expenses have been subtracted. In the field of public economics, it may refer to the accumulation of both monetary and non-monetary consumption ability, the former being used as a proxy for total income.

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