Health

China's births fall in 2021, as workforce shrinks

The number of babies born in China fell again last year, official data showed Monday, adding to pressure on the ruling Communist Party's ambitions to boost national wealth and influence with a workforce that has been shrinking ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Once a near COVID-free utopia, Australia sees omicron surge

Like millions of others in the most locked-down place on the planet, Melbourne resident Rav Thomas dutifully spent 262 days confined to his home as the COVID-19 pandemic raged. He got vaccinated. And the single father of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Quebec begins retail store closures amid new COVID-19 wave

Quebec proceeded with the first of three planned closures of non-essential retail stores Sunday as the provincial government tried to curb a new wave of COVID-19 driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant.

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