Water and gender equality | EurekAlert! Science News

Water isn’t just crucial for life, it’s fundamental to increasing opportunities for women and girls in rural areas across the globe. A new Stanford study reveals how bringing piped water closer to remote households in Zambia dramatically improves the lives of women and girls, while also improving economic opportunities, food security and well-being for entire […]

Self-managed abortion attempts among US women

What The Study Did: Researchers used nationally representative survey data to estimate the proportion of women of reproductive age in the United States who have ever attempted to end an unwanted pregnancy on their own without medical assistance. Authors: Lauren Ralph, Ph.D., of the University of California San Francisco, is the corresponding author. To access […]

Balancing climate and development goals

That is the key finding in a new study published today in Environmental Research Letters by scientists from the Carnegie Institution for Science, USA and the University of Waterloo, Canada. The study explores the climate consequences that would emerge should developing countries reach a specific per-capita GDP level before they start to focus their efforts […]

New report finds global health research infrastructure imperiled by COVID-19

The strong foundation of global health research and development (R&D) that greatly accelerated the development of COVID-19 innovations is now being weakened by pandemic pressures that are diverting funding and expertise away from other dangerous diseases and putting clinical trials and scientific endeavors around the world on indefinite hold. That’s a key conclusion of a […]

Prejudice, poverty, gender – illustrations show the reality of living with disease

IMAGE: Long distances and poor roads hinder many with NTDs from accessing healthcare, especially those with poor mobility. view more  Credit: Sightsavers Illustrations by a local artist in Nigeria are helping health workers and policy makers understand what it’s really like to live with a neglected tropical disease (NTD). The twelve illustrations have been drawn as […]

Better health – for people and the planet – grows on trees

IMAGE: A view of an agroforestry production system in Lampung province, Indonesia in 2017. view more  Credit: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Two of humanity’s biggest problems – the climate crisis and abysmal eating habits – can partly be solved by one healthy solution: eating more food from trees, specifically tropical ones. While global trends […]

COVID-19 a double blow for chronic disease patients

There has never been a more dangerous time than the COVID-19 pandemic for people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, respiratory problems or cardiovascular conditions, new UNSW Sydney research has found. Among the adverse impacts of the pandemic for people with NCDs, the study found they are more vulnerable to catching and dying […]

Strategic interventions in dairy production in developing countries can help meet growing global demand for milk

IMAGE: Projected volumes of milk (ECM, International Energy Corrected Milk) that will be produced by region in 2030 and percentage increase over 2017 levels (International Farm Comparison Network, IFCN, 2018) CIS… view more  Credit: Adesogan, A.T. and G.E. Dahl. 2020. MILK Symposium Introduction: Dairy production in developing countries. J. Dairy Sci. 103:9677-9680. https://doi.org/10.3168/jds.2020-18313. Philadelphia, October 15, […]

Update on excess deaths from COVID-19, other causes

What The Study Did: This study updates a previous report of the estimated number of excess deaths in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic through August 1 and describes causes of those deaths and relationships with lifting of coronavirus restrictions. Authors: Steven H. Woolf, M.D., MP.H., of  the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, is the […]