A pop-up site in Johannesburg aimed at encouraging mini-bus taxi operators and commuters to vaccinate on site.
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Between May 2020 and early September 2021, over a quarter of a million more people have died from natural causes than was predicted for that time period.
Biologists and demographers are actively debating whether there is a natural cap on the human life span, and how high that might be.
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Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.
Madrid’s City of Justice building has been converted into a morgue for coronavirus victims.
Too may countries are drastically unprepared for the coming weeks and months.
Studies on mortality in sub-Saharan Africa haven’t focused on the effects of climate change.
African countries need to take into account the effects environmental changes, like climate change, have on their ability to deal with food security, poverty reduction and lowering mortality rates.
What is happening to UK life expectancy?
There were an extra 623,000 deaths in the UK in the year to mid-2018 – an increase of 3%.
Several studies have shown that health suffers after being laid off, as fear and anxiety lead to stress.
The negative effects of job loss have been well-documented and fairly well-understood. But why would studies also suggest that health improves during a recession? The reasons may surprise you.
Soaring heating costs mean many vulnerable Australians endure cold houses and the associated risks to their health.
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The idea of a hot and sunny land is so baked into our thinking about Australia that we’ve failed to design and build houses that protect us from the cold.
An additional 39,074 people died in 2015, compared with the previous year. And the latest data shows that the trend continues.
Inequality is a major driver.
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For two countries that have similar wealth and health spending, there are stark differences in how many children under five survive.
Overall cancer deaths continue to fall, but some cancers are being left behind.
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The rate of Australians dying from cancer is on a steady, downhill trajectory, thanks to powerful advances made in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
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