Ageing creates unique challenges in relation to loneliness and isolation. This study explores the effects on mental health from devastating losses.
Food insecurity increased in the US during 2020, according to a new report, with almost 15% of households with children classified as being food insecure.
COVID-19 has worsened the existing global learning crisis, with 53% of children in low and low-middle income countries in Learning Poverty.
Top stories: Urgent call to accelerate vaccination in Africa; Indian study finds drop in COVID-19 antibodies within four months of first dose; UK recommends booster shots for vulnerable a...
Top stories: COVID-19 cases in southeast China spread; COVID-19 booster shots not widely needed, leading scientists say; Indonesia eases restrictions on tourist island of Bali.
Since COVID-19 has changed how schools and workplaces operate, some parents have considered whether working for pay is still the best solution for them.
Nearly 40% of students in underprivileged households in India have not been studying during school closures, caused by COVID-19, according to a new report.
Top stories: Germany launches week-long vaccination drive; US studies suggest vaccines hold strong against Delta variant; South Africa set to ease COVID-19 restrictions.
New business applications in the United States fell during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but by summer 2020 they'd recovered to historic highs.
Dr. Cameron Wolfe, a Duke University infectious disease expert, looks at COVID-19 vaccine booster shots and some key questions to be considered.
The pilot bus service in Bangkok, Thailand, will ensure that the elderly and other vulnerable groups are vaccinated against COVID-19.
A new Ipsos survey shows that a majority of adults in 13 countries believe first doses should be the priority, although most would get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot if offered.
Top stories: White House announces new plan to tackle COVID-19; WHO extends call for global moratorium on booster shots until end of 2021; Emergency COVID-19 restrictions extended in Japan.
Top stories: Warning over COVID-19 disruptions to TB, HIV treatment in world's poorest countries; Sweden to ease remaining restrictions; COVID-19 likely to evolve like influenza: WHO.
The proven benefits of automation – reduced errors, lower costs – are all advantages that can be gained by applying it to mitigate hygiene risk.