Zambia: Zambia Goes to Polls Amid Rising Public Debt
[Nation] The Covid-19 pandemic has only worsened things in Zambia. The pandemic, having sent the global economy into deep recession in 2020, continues to ravage developing nations, and Zambia has been hit hard. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Euro zone economy expands 2% in second quarter, rebounding from recession
The euro zone economy expanded in the second quarter of this year as various governments tiptoed around their economic reopening,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Jobless Claims Down 24,000 to 400,000 As Economy Recovers
The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits slid last week, another sign that the job market continues to recover rapidly from the coronavirus recession. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Expenses for university R & D & I increase moderately in Spain
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Total public spending on university R&D&I gradually increased by 6% between 2016 and 2019, increasing from 8,989 to 9,554 million Euros, although it has still not reached 2008 pre-recession levels, when 10,628 million Euros were invested. This data comes from the most recent edition of the IUNE Observatory's Report, which analysed university R&D&I over the last decade (2009-2018) and which allows its figures dating back to its first edition in 2003 to be consulted. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. recession ended in April 2020, making it shortest on record
The U.S. recession touched off by the coronavirus lasted only two months, ending with a low point reached in April 2020 after thestart... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In memoriam: Dr. Gerald S. Levey, 84, oversaw building of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Dr. Gerald Levey, who led the transformation of UCLA ’s hospitals and medical school into a world-class academic health system, died at home of Parkinson’s disease on June 25. He was 84. Levey served the campus as vice chancellor of medical sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from 1994 to 2010. During his tenure, Levey amassed an extraordinarily long list of achievements, crowned by the construction of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the sealing of a $200 million gift to the UCLA School of Medicine by entertainment executive David Geffen.  “It&rsq...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 30, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Pandemic Caused the Biggest Decline in U.S. Life Expectancy since World War 2. Black and Hispanic Americans Have Suffered the Most
Although James Toussaint has never had COVID-19, the pandemic is taking a profound toll on his health. First, the 57-year-old lost his job delivering parts for a New Orleans auto dealership in spring 2020, when the local economy shut down. Then, he fell behind on his rent. Last month, Toussaint was forced out of his apartment when his landlord—who refused to accept federally funded rental assistance—found a loophole in the federal ban on evictions. Toussaint has recently had trouble controlling his blood pressure. Arthritis in his back and knees prevents him from lifting more than 20 pounds, a huge obstacle for...
Source: TIME: Health - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Szabo / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Education Cannot Wait for Refugee Children in Crisis, says Yasmine Sherif
Yasmine Sherif in Lebanon with Palestine refugee children. Credit: Education Cannot Wait (ECW)By Nayema NusratNEW YORK, Jun 19 2021 (IPS) With financing, the number of out-of-school refuges could be reduced to zero, Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) says, as the world commemorates World Refugee Day. In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with IPS in New York, Sherif shared her vision for a world where dignity and the right to believe in better prospects are returned child refugees – something, she says, can be delivered through education. “When you sit down and listen to young refugees in ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nayema Nusrat Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Climate Change Education Education Cannot Wait. Future of Education is here Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Trade & I Source Type: news

New study explores link between economic shock and physical inactivity
(Dickinson College) A new study published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine finds critical links between job loss and physical inactivity in young adults during the U.S. Great Recession of 2008-09 that can be crucial to understanding the role of adverse economic shocks on physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Quiz: How Does Hunger Affect Aging Adults?
The rate of hunger among older adults was 6.3 percent in 2007 before the Great Recession. ... What was the rate in 2018?\n", "explanation": "", "hint": "", "answers": { "answer0": { "isRight":... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Death on the job: the Great Recession and work-related traffic fatalities - French MT, Gumus G.
In light of recent discussions about shifting employees from traditional workplaces to virtual employment, we are motivated by the question of whether this phenomenon will end up saving lives even in the absence of an infectious disease outbreak. Motor veh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Recession and risk of suicide in Denmark during the 2009 global financial crisis: an ecological register-based study - Konieczna A, Jakobsen SG, Larsen CP, Christiansen E.
AIM: The aim of this study is to analyse the potential impact from the financial crisis (onset in 2009) on suicide rates in Denmark. The hypothesis is that the global financial crisis raised unemployment which leads to raising the suicide rate in Denmark a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Pandemics and social cohesion: 1918-1920 influenza pandemic and the reduction in US suicide rates - Bastiampillai T, Allison S, Brailey J, Ma M, Wa SK, Looi JCL.
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may increase US suicide rates due to the combined impact of high COVID-19-related mortality, acute recession, income shock, bankruptcy, decline in asset values, loss of savings, rising unemployment, job stre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

The Latest: Philippine president eases lockdown in capital
The Philippine president has eased a coronavirus lockdown in the bustling capital and adjacent provinces to fight economic recession and hunger but still barred public gatherings this month, when many Roman Catholic summer religious festivals are held (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

‘How Can Modi Be Forgiven?’ India’s COVID-19 Crisis May Be Turning the Middle Class Against the Prime Minister
On April 24 at 3:22 a.m., a doctor in Delhi’s Guru Tegh Bahadur hospital sent an urgent plea via Whatsapp to a colleague. She had just finished her shift at the COVID-19 ward in the hospital, where her mother was also undergoing treatment. A patient was in critical condition when she finished her shift. If he died, she asked, could his body be sent to the mortuary immediately? It was an unusual request, she admitted, but these are unusual times. The doctor’s own mother was in a bed next to the critical patient, and she feared that his corpse might be left there throughout the night. Mortuaries throughout the In...
Source: TIME: Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nilanjana Bhowmick/New Delhi Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature India Londontime Source Type: news

R & D Activities at Small Companies Yet to Recover from 2008 – 09 Great Recession
Showing how business research and development responds to economic fluctuations — such as the recent recession induced by the coronavirus pandemic — is an important use of data from the National Center for Science and Engineering Research ( NCSES ) . To that end, this InfoChart uses the most recently available data ( 2018 ) to examine the recovery of U.S. R&D activities from the 2008 – 09 Great Recession and how the impacts differ based on company size. Data are from the NCSES survey Business Research and Development. (Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources)
Source: NSF - Statistics on U.S. Science and Engineering Resources - May 4, 2021 Category: Statistics Source Type: news

"Clean energy" PACE loans putting borrowers at risk of losing their homes due to high fees and interest rates
(Natural News) During the height of the Great Recession in 2009, then-Vice President Joe Biden touted an alternative financing program known as Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE). The problem with this program was that it has made thousands of homeowners across the country pay so much more than what they initially agreed to. PACE can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europe ’s Economy Shrank in First Quarter, Revealing a Recession: Live Updates
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Euro zone economy slips into another recession as Covid lockdowns bite
The region might be in a technical recession, but economists are optimistic about growth looking ahead. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Europe ’s economy is expected to shrink while the U.S.’s grows
Europe entered a recession as governments continued fighting the pandemic, though recent signs suggest that its fortunes are already improving. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Might State Responses to the Pandemic Affect the Safety Net?
Significant federal relief efforts and better-than-expected revenue in many states have mitigated the effects of the economic recession during the pandemic despite COVID-19’s damaging personal cost, according to Urban Institute analyses. (Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF - Obesity and Childhood Obesity - April 29, 2021 Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Hahn H Tags: Social Determinants of Health Health Disparities Health Care Coverage and Access Source Type: news

Economic crisis and child maltreatment in Spain: the consequences of the recession in the child protection system - Montagud Mayor X.
This study aims to examine the consequences of the last great recession on the child protection system (CPS) in Spain, to estimate whether there is any kind of relationship between the conditions of socio-economic crisis and its protective activity... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Fighting with the gender-based violence amid the pandemic - Bi ̇ngöl U, Yeni̇lmez MNCE.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been the highlight of the year 2020, creating ripples of strife and tribulation across sectors and society. It is not just a global health challenge. However, it has since caused nations to go into recession, thereby disrupting li... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

California is 'clawing back' from pandemic recession. But some have quit the job hunt
Some 40,000 California workers quit the labor force in March, pulling the unemployment rate down slightly to 8.3% but feeding stubborn joblessness. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Margot Roosevelt Source Type: news

The Pandemic Remade Every Corner of Society. Now It ’s the Climate’s Turn
On her third day as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge phoned the White House. She had taken over an agency with a role to play addressing a range of crises as the lack of affordable housing in U.S. cities has left hundreds of thousands homeless and millions more in financial straits. She connected with Joe Biden’s climate team. Fudge and Gina McCarthy, Biden’s national climate adviser, talked about addressing climate change and the affordable-­housing shortage at the same time. Three weeks later, the Administration announced plans to provide for more than 1 million resilient and e...
Source: TIME: Science - April 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized climate change Cover Story feature Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

South Africa: Cosatu Welcomes the Extension of the Loan Guarantee Scheme for an Additional Three Months
[COSATU] The Congress of South African Trade Unions COSATU welcomes the extension by the government of the Loan Guarantee Scheme (LGS) for an additional three months. The Federation supports every bit of relief for an economy experiencing its worst recession in a century. Close to three million jobs were lost last year and thousands of companies are still facing closure. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 13, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Meet 7 Health Workers Who Are Changing the Way We Approach Global Health Beyond the Pandemic
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalApril 06, 2021Health workers know better than anyone what they need to be safe on the job. They know what it takes to be prepared for coronavirus cases as they come in the door. To end the COVID-19 pandemic, prevent future disease outbreaks, and to keep essential services running and available for their communities.During World Health Worker Week 2021, we’re amplifying their voices and recommendations on how we can better support and protect health workers—now and for the long haul.Meet seven health workers and leaders who are telling us what’s essential t...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 World Health Worker Week Health Workers Source Type: news

Africa: Drawing The Line On Malaria
[allAfrica] A recent survey conducted by the RBM Partnership to End Malaria and Gallup International shows that African youth are determined to end malaria. Conducted across six countries - Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, and South Africa - the findings reveal that 9 in 10 youth in Africa believe that we can have an impact against the disease. These statistics come as light at a dark time in the malaria response due to the socioeconomic recession brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has sw (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 6, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World Autism Awareness Day – 2 April 2021
By External SourceMar 30 2021 (IPS-Partners) Autism Spectrum Disorder is a complex condition that remains misunderstood. The effects of ASD and the severity of symptoms vary so much between individuals. But the number of people with ASD diagnoses continues to grow globally. The rate of ASD in the US grew by an estimated 14% in just 2 years. According to the World Health Organization, ASD affects 1 in 160 children. The prevalence of ASD in children is at its highest in Hong Kong. About 1 in 54 children in the United States has an ASD diagnosis. An ASD diagnosis is four times more likely in boys than girls. People with AS...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Education Health Labour Multimedia Video Source Type: news

The U.S. Economy… and Changing Occupations
The COVID-19 pandemic drove down employment and pushed the U.S. economy into recession a year ago, and now many unemployed Americans are considering changing occupations, according to the Pew Research Center. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Guardian view on pandemic politics: we need cooperation, not confrontation | Editorial
Vaccinating the world is the only way out of Covid, but a mixture of nationalism and protectionism is blocking the exitCovid-19 has proved to be the greatest humanitarian and economic disaster of the century. A reported 2.7 million people have already died from the pathogen. Its recession is estimated to betwice as deep as that associated with the 2008 crash. Ultimately, the only way out of the pandemic is to vaccinate the world. Yet there has been an alarming outbreak of a “my country first” approach to vaccine allocation. In February, the USannounced that it would not donate any doses to poor countries until ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Coronavirus Health Infectious diseases World Health Organization World Trade Organization Boris Johnson European Union Medical research Aid AstraZeneca Pfizer Pharmaceuticals industry Foreign policy Po Source Type: news

Namibia: Shiimi Pins Hopes On Vaccines... Budget Seeks Path Out of Pandemic
[New Era] Faced with the daunting task of ushering Namibia out of a prevailing recession coupled with significantly reduced revenue as a result of subdued economic activity brought about by a global pandemic, finance minister Iipumbu Shiimi yesterday tabled the 2021/22 national budget with a total proposed expenditure outlay of N$67.9 billion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sustainable Development Goals Can Guide Asia-Pacific to Build Back Better
By Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 16 2021 (IPS) The COVID-19 crisis poses an unprecedented threat to development in the Asia-Pacific region that could reverse much of the hard-earned progress made in recent years. The good news is we know how to tackle this challenge. Recovery from the pandemic and our global efforts to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 must go hand-in-hand. The Goals provide a compass to navigate this crisis, faster and greener, everywhere and for everyone. Armida Salsiah AlisjahbanaResults from the 2021 edition of the Asia and the Pacific SDG Progr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Environment Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Tweens and TV: UCLA ’s 50-year survey reveals the values kids learn from popular shows
How important is fame? What about self-acceptance? Benevolence? The messages children between the ages of 8 and 12 glean from TV play a significant role in their development, influencing attitudes and behaviors as they grow into their teenage years and beyond, UCLA psychologists say.Now, a new report byUCLA ’s Center for Scholars and Storytellers assesses the values emphasized by television programs popular with tweens over each decade from 1967 to 2017, charting how 16 values have waxed and waned in importance during that 50-year span.  Among the key findings is that fame, after nearly 40 years of ranking ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The Mexican Economy: A Short or Long Recession Cycle?
By Saul Escobar ToledoMEXICO CITY, Mar 8 2021 (IPS) The trend of the Mexican economy during the last two years has not been positive. INEGI, the official bureau of statistics, has just reported that GDP registered a fall of 8.5 percent compared to 2019 with seasonally adjusted figures. But in 2019 GDP also receded, although in far less measure, less than one percentage point. However, it must be considered that the Mexican economy has been falling for 6 quarters (compared to the previous year). Considering the population growth rate (1.2 percent per year), the fall in the GDP per capita is close to 11 percent. This figure ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saul Escobar Toledo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021The World Not Only Needs Women Leaders – It Needs Feminist Leaders
Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCOBy Audrey Azoulay and Katrín JakobsdóttirPARIS and REYKJAVIK, Mar 5 2021 (IPS) International Women’s Day pays tribute to the achievements of women worldwide and reminds us what still needs to be done for full gender equality. In 2021, we are taking stock of the many ways in which COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women and girls around the world. The pandemic has created a new landscape. Although women have played a key role in responding to the crisis, gender inequalities have widened across the board. In education, 767 million women and girls were impa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Audrey Azoulay and Katrin Jakobsdottir Tags: Civil Society Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Women in Politic Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day, 2021Removing Barriers to Women’s Leading Role in African Agriculture
Nteranya Sanginga in the field. Credit: IITABy Nteranya SangingaIBADAN, Nigeria, Mar 4 2021 (IPS) Africa’s population will double by 2050 if growth rates continue their trajectory, but the creation of jobs is not keeping pace, with up to five times more young people seeking employment each year as there are new posts to fill. And, on top of this, the COVID pandemic is plunging Africa into its first recession in 25 years. But once again agriculture is demonstrating its crucial importance in times of crisis. A recent World Bank survey of five African countries showed that more people are turning to agriculture because...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nteranya Sanginga Tags: Africa Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy Internatio Source Type: news

‘We Will Handle It.’ An Army of Women Is Taking on the Hunger Crisis in Local Communities
Just before 3 p.m. on a warm Wednesday in February, 30-year-old Jammella Anderson—­donning heart-shaped glasses, a Black Lives Matter tee and 2-in. platform boots—strolls up to a small bicycle-­repair shop just north of Albany, N.Y. She’s here to persuade Troy Bike Rescue to let her use an electrical outlet so she can plug in a new refrigerator just outside the shop’s front door. “It’s just two prongs,” she explains to one of the employees. “All I need is an outlet.” Anderson, who works as a part-time doula and yoga instructor, is here on behalf of the one-woman...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis and Mariah Espada Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature food insecurity Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

I Avoided Facing My Mental Illness for Decades. The Pandemic Changed That
“I didn’t leave my apartment for days, weeks. Time became meaningless.”“I was struggling with almost every aspect of my life.”ide class="right-rail__container right-rail__container--ad"> Several years ago, when I was in my mid-20s, after suffering from major depressive disorder and anxiety for most of my life, I found myself at the emergency room during an episode of substance-induced psychosis. My father and stepmother found me, at the very beginning of the episode, having paranoid delusions. Someone had tried to poison me and now they were coming, I told them. “Do not ans...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jaquira Díaz Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature health Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

Another Round of Stimulus Checks Is Coming, But Some Families May Fall Through the Cracks
With fewer than two weeks remaining before Congress’ expanded federal unemployment benefits expire, lawmakers are racing to finish their latest COVID-19 relief package, which passed the House of Representatives on Feb. 27 before heading to the Senate. The legislation, known as the American Rescue Plan, extends that unemployment program, and also includes a new child care tax credit and rent payment assistance. For many Americans, though, the most anticipated provision is another round of $1,400 direct checks. But who will get those checks—and how much money they’ll actually get—has been a sticking p...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Neoliberal Finance Undermines Poor Countries ’ Recovery
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 2 2021 (IPS) After being undermined by decades of financial liberalisation, developing countries now are not only victims of vaccine imperialism, but also cannot count on much financial support as their COVID-19 recessions drag on due to global vaccine apartheid. Anis ChowdhuryFinancialisation undermined South Developing countries have long been pressured to liberalise finance by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank. The international financial institutions claimed this would bring net capital inflows. This was supposed to reduce for...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Developing Countries Struggling To Cope With COVID-19
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 23 2021 (IPS) The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is adversely impacting most developing countries disproportionately, especially the United Nations’ least developed countries (LDCs) and the World Bank’s low-income countries (LICs). Years of implementing neoliberal policy conditionalities and advice have made most developing countries much more vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic by undermining their health systems and fiscal capacities to respond adequately. Anis ChowdhuryLess taxes Four decades of ‘neoliberal’ policy influence has r...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Internet trends suggest COVID-19 spurred a return to earlier values and activities
American values, attitudes and activities have changed dramatically during COVID-19, according to a new study of online behavior.Researchers from UCLA and Harvard University analyzed how two types of internet activity changed in the U.S. for 10 weeks before and 10 weeks after March 13, 2020 — the date then-President Donald Trump declared COVID-19 a national emergency. One was Google searches; the other was the phrasing of more than a half-billion words and phrases posted on Twitter, blogs and internet forums.The study is thelead research article in a special issue of the journal Human Behavior and Emerging Technologi...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 18, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Rwanda: Rwanda's Economy Hit Hard By Lockdowns, Curfews
[East African] Rwanda's economic managers face a daunting task in the coming months to find new sources of growth to revive the economy, which is currently in recession. Coronavirus restrictions imposed by the government during the pandemic have had a negative impact. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Longevity of Teeth and Dental Implants in Patients Treated for Chronic Periodontitis Following Periodontal Maintenance Therapy in a Private Specialist Practice: A Retrospective Study with a 10-Year Follow-up
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent.Jan-Feb 2021;41(1):89-98. doi: 10.11607/prd.4674. Abstract The aim of the present study was to retrospectively evaluate the longevity of teeth and implants during a long-term period in a cohort of periodontally compromised patients, treated and maintained in a private specialist periodontal practice, and to analyze the associated risk factors. Fifty-eight patients (30 men, 28 women) who had received active periodontal therapy (APT) and regular periodontal maintenance (PM) ≥ 10 years were included and evaluated. The following were evaluated: (1) statistically significant differenc...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 12, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

U.K. Hit By Worst Economic Contraction On Record Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
Limited growth in the final quarter of 2020 staved off a possible double-dip recession. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 12, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Policy /policy Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Money /money Breaking breaking-news Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Long-term unemployment is close to a Great Recession record
Almost 40% of unemployed workers have been out of a job for at least six months. That means many have entered a particularly risky... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Botswana: Botswana Poorer Because of Covid-19 - Matsheka
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- The local economy contracted by nearly 25 per cent in the period March to June last year and experienced deep recession due to COVID-19. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Economy Plunges Into Recession as Covid-19 Hits Hard
[Nation] The economy is officially in recession, the latest data has revealed, reflecting the pain unleashed by the global Covid-19 pandemic that triggered a near complete shutdown for most of last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. economy closes out 2020 with lower than expected 4% gain
Full-year GDP declined 3.5%, the worst year for the U.S. since at least the end of World War II, as a pandemic-induced recession took... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news