Obstetrics & gynaecology

Global access to abortion still highly unequal

After the US Supreme Court on Friday made the country the first to withdraw abortion rights, here is a snapshot of highly unequal access to terminations around the world.

Medical research

Scientists decipher the danger of gummy phlegm in severe COVID-19

Stanford University scientists have implicated a logjam of three long, stringy substances behind deadly thick sputum in COVID-19 patients who need a machine to help them breathe. One of these substances may prove especially ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID's Catch-22: The paradox of masking and disease

Much research has been done on the effectiveness of masks to mitigate the spread of infectious diseases. However, standard infection models tend to focus only on disease states, overlooking the dynamics of a complex paradox: ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Key facts you need to know about monkeypox

Media reports about an outbreak of monkeypox may sound scary, but there's no need for most people to take special steps to avoid getting the viral illness, an infectious disease expert says.

Vaccination

Rwanda breaks ground on first mRNA vaccine plant

Rwanda and German pharma company BioNTech broke ground Thursday on Africa's first mRNA vaccine factory where cutting-edge treatments for diseases like COVID-19 will be made for millions across the continent.

Health

Can food taxes and subsidies improve health outcomes?

Globally, millions of deaths every year can be attributed to bad diets, and these numbers are rising. These deaths are preventable, and one strategy to encourage consumers to make healthier choices is through fiscal policy, ...

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