Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Coronavirus hits Italian birth rate

The coronavirus crisis has hit Italy's already historically-low birth rate, new projections from the national statistics agency reveal.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Sharp decline in mental health for young Australians

COVID-19 is continuing to lead to worsening mental health outcomes for young Australians, with the highest levels of psychological distress for 18- to 24-year-olds observed this year, new analysis from The Australian National ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Burn out: the emotional toll of being a politician revealed

Anyone who's ever worked in public service will understand the emotional toll it can take. In 1983, sociologist Arlie Hochshild coined the term "emotional labour" to capture this effect. She was talking about "the management ...

Medications

Pain-relief drug delivers choices for mothers in labour

Choice and control are important factors for ensuring a positive childbirth experience, yet until recently, little was known about the impact of alternative administrations of fentanyl—one of the pain relief drugs used ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

LatAm virus cases top 1.5mn as markets fear second wave

A worrying social crisis is brewing in Latin America where the coronavirus pandemic is spiralling, experts are warning, as fears of a second wave in the United States sent shivers through global markets.

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