A doctor prepares a measles vaccine in the Romanian capital Bucharest. AFP
Every region in the world, expect the Americas, is experiencing an increase in the number of cases of measles, a vaccine-preventable disease that can kill or disable children,
Almost 20 million children missed out on potentially life-saving vaccinations last year, according to the United Nations, and the surging measles cases certainly highlight dangerous gaps in efforts to shield kids from preventable illnesses. Various factors like conflict, inequality and complacency have led to a stagnation
The health group and a number of experts have stated that face coverings must be replaced if they become damp and urged government officials to provide the public with “clear advice” about wearing masks during wet weather.
The destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine along the Dnipro River in the war between Ukraine and Russia has brought in a scary new dimension to the conflict between the two countries. The water that has flown from the reservoir has now flooded large parts of the Khersov region, and it has endangered the war
In politics, as in life, it’s all too easy to write off old people, especially when they are frail or disabled. President Joe Biden’s fall on stage during the Air Force Academy graduation ceremony on Thursday immediately raised questions of fitness. Even I, a geriatrician and anti-ageism advocate, looked at Dianne Feinstein’s recent return
Seven of eight earth system boundaries (ESBs) that are critical for stability of the planet’s health and survival of species have already been crossed, a new research paper by the Earth Commission published in the Nature journal said, suggesting that the very future of humanity may now be at risk from the climate crisis. Transgression of
Being human beings — the climax of the creation of the Creator who created this beautiful world — we have a huge responsibility to take care of not only humans but also natural resources and other creatures as well (“World must ‘work as one’ to end plastic pollution, says UN Chief Guterres,” June 5, Gulf Today website).