Medical economics

New technology could increase health inequities

New technology is good for patients and the healthcare system. But it could also expand the already significant health disparities in Norway and other countries.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Czechs fear pandemic inactivity swells child obesity

Dana Gavrinevova, a sports teacher at a Prague secondary school, has watched in horror as her students have piled on weight after coronavirus restrictions required them to adopt distance learning.


France makes period products free for students

The French government said Tuesday it would make period products free for students, joining a global drive to end "period poverty"—the inability to pay for menstrual protection.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health disorders and alcohol misuse more common in LGB people

Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people are significantly more likely to have mental health conditions and report alcohol and drug misuse than heterosexual people—according to a new study led by UCL researchers in collaboration ...


UK trains volunteer vaccine army in Covid inoculation race

More used to wielding a camera than a needle, taking part in a national vaccination campaign was the "last thing" documentary director Mike Day expected to be doing before the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

School closures still 'last resort' despite variants: WHO

Schools should only close as a last resort while research is under way into whether the new coronavirus variants affect children differently, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.

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