Psychology & Psychiatry

Community groups a 'lifeline' in post-COVID UK

A new report highlights the vital role community groups play in staving off isolation and forging a sense of identity among vulnerable people—and researchers even suggest using such groups could be prescribed by GPs in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Data science can play a key role in combating coronavirus

After China, Europe and America, chances of a major coronavirus outbreak in Africa are high. "Many victims will be in poor communities where health care and protection is scarce," says professor Mirjam van Reisen of Leiden ...

Health

Health of poor Brits worse than that of those born a century ago

The self-reported health of poor Brits is worse than that of people born a century ago, suggests a large nationally representative study of more than 200,000 working-age people, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study gauges efficacy of drugs against pork tapeworm

Taenia solium—also called pork tapeworm—is a parasite which causes disease around the world, particularly in very poor communities with deficient santiation and where pigs roam free. Researchers have now analyzed the ...

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