Latest on Health

‘Adolescent boys more prone to injury, death than girls’

[NEW DELHI] A new study on gender equality in health and wellbeing in the Asia Pacific region…

‘Air pollution a co-factor in COVID-19 mortality’

[SYDNEY] Long-term exposure to air pollution generated by human activity is linked to about 27 per cent…

COVID-19 lockdowns cause polio spike in Pakistan

[KARACHI] A spike in the number of polio cases in Pakistan — the last refuge of the…

Vaccine mistrust threatens COVID immunity

Fewer than three quarters of people around the world say they are likely to use a vaccination…

India, Nepal most exposed to PM2.5 pollution

[NEW DELHI] Not only are India and Nepal exposed to the world’s highest concentrations of PM2.5, the…