Health

Half of the world's poor classed as 'destitute'

An Oxford University study to identify the multidimensionally poor in the developing world has found that in 49 countries, half of the poor are so deprived they should be classed as 'destitute'.

Health

Meeting the health needs of Indigenous LGBTQ+ youth

Understanding the multiple identity groups of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+ young people can assist in meeting their health care needs, according to the authors of a Perspective published online today by the ...

Vaccination

Mexico's vaccine campaign faces problems, successes

Mexico's president lashed out Tuesday at criticism of the country's coronavirus vaccination effort, dismissing a pair of scandals as the work of conservative opponents or grumpy "elderly people who go grumbling because they ...

Health

Dying elderly need comforting, not rescuing, according to study

UNSW medical researchers are calling for restraint on the use of aggressive life-saving treatments for frail elderly patients at the end of their lives, saying the focus should instead be placed on making patients' last days ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Global death toll tops 200,000 as some virus lockdowns eased

As the global death toll from the coronavirus surpassed 200,000 on Saturday, countries took cautious steps toward easing lockdowns imposed amid the pandemic, but fears of a surge in infections made even some outbreak-wounded ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

As rich nations battle COVID-19, anxiety grows for low-income states

As Europe and the United States struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic, aid groups warn that without measures millions could die in low-income countries and war zones such as Syria and Yemen, where hygiene conditions ...

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