While online sex may not be a substitute for intimacy and touch, research shows there are many benefits. Technology can make sex more creative, for instance, and help people explore fantasies.
Almost all of the food we consume in Australia is made in Australia. We export far more than we import.
Expanding planned burning is often touted as a way to lessen the risk of bushfires. But this burn-off season is bad news for the COVID-19 pandemic.
For every $1 lost in university tuition fees, there is another $1.15 lost in the broader economy. This means loss of university revenue can cost the Australian economy more than $40 billion by 2023.
Traders sell food at a busy market in Kampala, Uganda on March 26, 2020. COVID-19 could devastate impoverished communities in Africa and contribute to a second wave of the global pandemic, which is why Canada must not adopt a ‘Canada First’ response.
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The COVID-19 pandemic demands that Canada and other rich countries do all they can to slow the global spread of the virus — for the health security of people around the world, and for Canadians too.
The “abortion pill” mifepristone.
With healthcare facilities burned by the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries have eased access to the "abortion pills" mifepristone and misoprostol (RU-486), a change that could signal a long-term shift.
The UK has acted tactically to avert disaster – the basic problem has not been solved and there is no exit in sight. But there is a long-term prospect of things changing for the better.
A housing crisis combined with inadequate access to health care in many communities makes Canada’s North vulnerable to COVID-19.
Despite chronic housing need and persistent health and infrastructural inequities, northern communities are turning to the land and each other to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The science is not so clear cut.
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Many LGBTQ people are being forced to move back into unsafe domestic spaces.
The poorest urban dwellers can spend up to 60% of their income on food.
Africa's industries are not growing at the same pace as its cities, leaving the informal economy as the main source of income for many. COVID-19 lockdowns have cut this umbilical cord.
A doctor measures a worker’s temperature in Kitui, Kenya. With technology, AI and human resources, Africa’s health systems can take on COVID-19.
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AI can supplement the efforts of available medical personnel - and help keep them safe.
Children at window of a building in Hillbrow, Johannesburg. Children will be vulnerable if vaccinations are postponed.
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South Africa could lose many children due to a measles outbreak which is completely preventable.
Ghana has spent years developing a trusted justice system.
The novel coronavirus has necessitated judicial reforms that should have been the norm.
Mauritius’ social welfare system is relatively stronger than most nations’
Mauritius preserved its social welfare system even during structural reforms in the 1970s. It is now better prepared than most nations for the health and economic impact of COVID-19.
The composer, performer and poet was an artistic pioneer of lasting and distinctive gifts, and bottomless stamina. He gave us over 70 years of high-octane Somali musical mastery.
Morrison says the budget, to be delivered in October, will have a plan to deal with debt and deficit. The big question will be, how far they'll be kicked down the road.
A lot can change in a few months.
With almost 30,000 Americans having succumbed to coronavirus, twice as many voters now want Medicare for All than are against it.
The government has announced up to $165 million to enable Qantas and Virgin Australia to service crucial metropolitan and regional routes over the next two months, with a review after that on whether more support is needed.
Testing blood provides answers about who has been infected.
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After your body fights off an infection, antibodies remain in your blood. Two researchers explain how tests identify these antibodies and what the data can be used for.