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$70 billion in US healthcare costs saved by Pfizer vaccine rollout

The Pfizer vaccine saved up to $40 billion in healthcare costs and over 110,000 lives, in just one year of being rolled out to the US population.
superman pose

Is there any psychological benefit to the superman pose?

Can the superman pose really affects confidence and behaviour, as implied in popular culture? Scientists, working in an international collaboration, have the answer.
vaccine hesitancy, social media

Negative sentiments on social media influence vaccine hesitancy

Research examining Twitter opinion about vaccines shows that social media is a considerable factor influencing vaccine hesitancy.
COVID health technologies

WHO licensing agreement can improve access to COVID health technologies

The WHO licensing agreement with the Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) and US National Institutes of Health (NIH) should improve access to some COVID health technologies, like early-stage vaccines and diagnostic tools.
robot-assisted surgery, technology

Safer and faster recovery to be expected from robot-assisted surgery

Robot-assisted surgery cut hospital recovery time down by 20%, according to a clinical trial used to perform bladder cancer removal.
cannabis plants, Thailand

Thailand gives out one million free cannabis plants to promote legalisation

One million homes will be given cannabis plants across Thailand, to mark the legalisation and attract foreign tourists – to be used for ‘medicinal purposes’ only.
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56% of Black people in tech felt unable to negotiate salary

Data from Colourintech and Meta shows that 56% of Black people in tech feel unable to negotiate a fair salary - while 75% of white respondents feel empowered in doing so.
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eMOTIONAL Cities: Mapping cities through the senses of who make them

Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, eMOTIONAL Cities is a 48-month project, with a total budget of nearly €5 million, that is designed to fully characterise the intensity and complexity of urban health challenges and inequalities.
poverty trap, assets

Asset transfer programmes could pull people out of the poverty trap

When rural poor people get a one-time capital boost, it helps them accumulate assets and find better occupations - pulling them from the poverty trap.

Health Commissioner says EU will tackle “causes of vaccine hesitancy”

Speaking to COVI on Thursday (12 May), Commissioner Stella Kyriakides announced upcoming health measures for the bloc - including strategies against "causes of vaccine hesitancy."
unhappiness, social media

Unhappiness on Instagram: Can we train algorithms to detect it?

Researchers are developing algorithms to detect unhappiness on social media, which identify the basic needs of users from the content they share.
digitised society, digital transformation

Denmark: A blueprint for becoming a digitised society

Richard Davies, UK Country Managing Partner, Netcompany turns the spotlight on Denmark, an excellent blueprint for becoming a digitised society.
diversity, tokenism

Lack of diversity brings ‘colourism’ and ‘tokenism’ to retail websites

Lighter-skinned models are more frequently used to represent diversity on most retail websites – if there are darker-skinned models, they’re ‘tokens’ of diverse marketing.
community diagnostic hubs

Are Community Diagnostic Hubs the way forward?

Medispace, a provider of fully equipped MRI trailers and CT trailers, looks to the future of community diagnostic hubs, advocating for much-needed changes to be implemented.
diabetes education, nhs resources

Prioritising structured diabetes education for better health outcomes

Karrie Wallace, Education Services Clinical Lead, Spirit Health, explains the elements that comprise diabetes education & how education at an early stage can have a significant impact on health outcomes & NHS resources.
sexual harassment in the workplace

Gender segregation contributes to sexual harassment in the workplace

Individuals who form the gender minority at work are more likely to experience sexual harassment in the workplace and leave the job.
inclusive higher education

Addressing barriers to inclusive higher education in China

James Pitman, Managing Director UK and Europe, Study Group, addresses the barriers to inclusive higher education (HE) in China.
gender equality in education, female incarceration rate

Female incarceration rates decrease with gender equality in education

Research finds that with greater gender equality in education there is a lower prison admission rate for females – but not males.
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Spain implement sick leave for severe period pain

Spain will implement a three day sick leave for severe period pain, which impacts the majority of people who experience menstruation.
early puberty, precocious puberty

Early puberty increased globally during COVID pandemic

Early puberty, which mainly impacts girls under the age of eight, surged during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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