Why are so many people leaving the workforce amid a UK cost of living crisis?

Something odd is going on in Britain’s jobs market. Even as unemployment hovers close to its lowest level since the mid-1970s and businesses across the country struggle to recruit enough staff to fill roles, growing numbers are quitting the workforce altogether. The rise of economic inactivity – when working-age adults are neither in a job … Read more

Can People With Diabetes Consume Sports Drinks

As we age, it is common to be treated for more than one medical condition at a time, for example, diabetes, high blood pressure and arthritis. To manage these conditions, patients are often prescribed more than one medication to be taken each day. However, taking multiple medications can be challenging to work into your daily … Read more

Why Do Vaccinated People Represent Most COVID-19 Deaths Right Now?

The share of COVID-19 deaths among those who are vaccinated has risen. In fall 2021, about 3 in 10 adults dying of COVID-19 were vaccinated or boosted. But by January 2022, as we showed in an analysis posted on the Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, about 4 in 10 deaths were vaccinated or boosted. By April … Read more

China targets older people in Covid-19 vaccination drive

Chinese health officials have announced a drive to accelerate vaccinations of older people against Covid-19, as police patrolled major cities to stamp out protests against the country’s strict zero-Covid policy. The low vaccination rate among older people is one of the major hurdles to easing the zero-Covid policy, which has eroded economic growth, disrupted the … Read more

China moves to deter zero-Covid protests and vaccinate older people

Police have been out in force in China to stamp out zero-Covid protests and health authorities have launched a vaccination drive for older people, days after a show of civil disobedience unprecedented since president Xi Jinping assumed power a decade ago. At least one person was arrested, according to social media videos, and there were … Read more

China Covid protests explained: why are people demonstrating and what will happen next?

What is happening? In an extraordinary wave of civil disobedience, dozens of protests broke out across Chinese cities over the weekend as frustrations with the government’s stringent Covid policies boiled over. Groups of people numbering from single digits to about 1,000 have gathered for candlelit vigils and peaceful street protests. In some places, like Wuhan, … Read more

Mouth diseases hit nearly half the world’s people – WHO | The Citizen

Rotting teeth, swollen gums and oral cancers: nearly half the world’s population suffer from mouth diseases, the World Health Organization said Thursday. A new report highlighted glaring inequities in access to oral health services, saying it badly affected the most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. “Oral health has long been neglected in global health,” WHO chief … Read more

Kuwait executes seven people, first since 2017 | The Citizen

Kuwait put seven people to death for murder on Wednesday, the public prosecutions service said, as the first executions since 2017 went ahead despite appeals from a prominent rights group. One Ethiopian woman and one Kuwaiti woman were among those hanged, along with three Kuwaiti men, a Syrian and a Pakistani, a statement said. The … Read more

Rare unrest in Chinese city of Guangzhou as people protest over Covid restrictions – video

Protesters poured on to the streets of the southern Chinese city in a rare demonstration against strict Covid-19 restrictions.  Video circulating on social media shows crowds of people marching through the Haizhu district, breaking Covid barriers in noisy scenes. Cases have also been rising in other large Chinese cities, including Beijing, Chongqing and Zhengzhou. China … Read more