Six-fold rise in brain pressure disorder that affects mostly women

A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in 15 years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, a new study by Swansea University researchers has shown. Rates of emergency hospital admissions in Wales for people with the disorder were also five times higher […]

Low cost chlorine dispensing device improves tap water safety in low-resource regions

IMAGE: The chlorine treatment device requires little maintenance and no change in collection of water from the tap view more  Credit: Amy Pickering MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE (January 14, 2021) – A team of researchers led by engineers at Tufts University’s School of Engineering and Stanford University’s Program on Water, Health and Development have developed a novel and inexpensive […]

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 […]

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 […]

COVID-19 in Victorian schools and childcare mainly driven by community transmission

News at a Glance: Analysis of Victorian data by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute suggests that COVID-19 cases in schools and childcare were mainly driven by community transmission 373 students possibly acquired COVID-19 via a school or early childhood education centre The COVID-19 in Victorian Schools Report recommends prioritising opening schools and childcare for […]

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 […]

Liver cancer diagnoses and deaths impacted by geography and household income

An analysis of information from a large U.S. cancer database indicates that patients with liver cancer from rural regions and lower income households often have more advanced cancer at the time of diagnosis and face a higher risk of death compared with other patients. The findings are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal […]

Only 7% of US school districts in poorer, ethnic minority populations to reopen this fall

US schools in poor districts with large non-white student populations are less likely to reopen fully this academic year, according to a major new study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of School Choice. The data suggests race and deprivation are significant factors influencing education decisions during the pandemic. The findings are based on an analysis […]