GLOBAL

Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers
Barbie debuts dolls in likeness of Covid-19 frontline workers

Honoured with a one-of-a-kind doll made in their likeness, the six experts in the fields are being highlighted for making a positive impact in their communities...

5 Aug 2021

GLOBAL

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Fear spreads easily. That's what gives the Wuhan coronavirus economic impact

One way to count the cost of the Wuhan coronavirus is by how many people catch it, and then how many die. Another is the direct financial costs of public health measures to treat those infected and contain its spread...

By Ilan Noy 30 Jan 2020

GLOBAL

China in lockdown. EPA
Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on 23 January...

By Zheng Wang 27 Jan 2020

NIGERIA

Two women sell roadside refreshments in rural Kano in 2011. Shobana Shankar, CC BY-SA
What the US could learn about vaccination from Nigeria

To consider that Nigeria, infamous for anti-vaxx campaigns leading to polio outbreaks, has any lessons for Americans may be shocking......

By Shobana Shankar 7 Jun 2019

UNITED STATES

IBM offers analytics platform for Ebola fight
IBM offers analytics platform for Ebola fight

WASHINGTON, US: IBM has announced it will offer its analytics platform and other technology for use in African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak.

28 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Vivek Wadhwa, a Research Fellow at Stanford University says that technology has the ability to examine problems from all different sides, virtually simultaneously making it useful in efforts to stem the spread of the Ebola virus. Image:
Big data used as tool to track Ebola

WASHINGTON, USA: Nine days before Ebola was declared an epidemic, a group of researchers and computer scientists in Boston spotted the haemorrhagic fever starting to spread in Guinea.

27 Oct 2014

UNITED STATES

Gay men who use smartphone apps to hook up with others are at a greater risk of contracting infections. Image:
Phone app for gays linked to disease risk

LOS ANGELES, USA: Gay men who use smartphone apps to hunt for a sex partner nearby run a higher risk of contracting sexually transmitted disease than those meeting online or in bars, researchers claim.

17 Jun 2014

UNITED STATES

The Global Awards 2013: The winners
The Global Awards 2013: The winners

NEW YORK CITY, US / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: The Global Awards World's Best Healthcare & Wellness Advertising announced its 2013 award winners on Friday,...

18 Nov 2013

UNITED STATES

Internet health searches not private: US researcher

WASHINGTON, US: Patients searching for health-related information on the Internet may find their privacy threatened, said a research letter published in a major US medical journal on Monday.

9 Jul 2013


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