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UK coronavirus live: hospital car parking charges waived for NHS staff in England | Politics

The chancellor, Rishi Sunak, is expected to announce that the taxpayer will pay self-employed workers up to 80% of their recent earnings to help contain the economic impact of coronavirus, as 470,000 extra benefits claims sparked warnings of an “unemployment crisis”. Sunak has been under growing pressure to do more for the UK’s 5 million […]

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Coronavirus sweeps across New York, California fears it could be next

NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – New York state suffered another quick and brutal rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, staggering hospitals at the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, as California said it could be facing the next major wave of the disease. In New York City, the densely packed home […]

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Coronavirus live updates: Pence, wife test negative; 793 more deaths in Italy

As the number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases increases, some states are acting quickly by ordering variations of stay-at-home orders for residents. Oregon issued such an order on Friday night, joining states that include California, Illinois and New York. The respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, has reached every continent except Antarctica, and every state […]

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Edmonton swimmer reflects on missing 1980 Olympics as COVID-19 potentially threatens 2020 Games – Edmonton

The International Olympic Committee seems adamant that the 2020 Summer Olympics will go ahead in Japan. However, with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, things are changing on a daily basis, so there’s no doubt the Games will remain up in the air for the next few weeks. READ MORE: Tokyo Olympics torch ceremony downsized over COVID-19 […]

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Let’s prevent post-partum depression and provide care to those in need — Global Issues

Credit: Patrick Burnett/IPS Opinion by Ifeanyi Nsofor (abuja) Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Inter Press Service Dr. Ifeanyi Nsofor is a medical doctor, the CEO of EpiAFRIC, Director of Policy and Advocacy for Nigeria Health Watch ABUJA, Feb 25 (IPS) – Recently, Nigerian feminist author Ukamaka Olisakwe spoke about her post-partum depression after giving birth in […]

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Community mental health supports ‘almost totally absent’, says watchdog

An “almost total absence” of community mental health supports across the State has been criticised in a new discussion paper from the Mental Health Commission. In addition, there is a major deficiency in the number of acute beds for older patients, the paper suggests. While acknowledging current provision of public acute adult mental health beds […]

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A Tribute to Sir Fazle Hasan Abed (1936 – 2019) — Global Issues

Opinion by Nayema Nusrat (new york) Monday, December 23, 2019 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Dec 23 (IPS) – “When I think about Bangladesh, I think about everybody. Not everybody is enjoying Rabindranath and the great literature and culture that Bangladesh has. But I think everybody has got the right to have this experience”, deeply […]

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Mainstreaming Leprosy-affected People a Big Challenge in Bangladesh — Global Issues

Dr David Pahan, Country Director of Lepra Bangladesh. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPS by Rafiqul Islam (dhaka, bangladesh) Thursday, December 12, 2019 Inter Press Service DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 12 (IPS) – When Feroza Begum was first diagnosed with leprosy in 2006, it felt as though she had been struck by a thunderbolt due to the […]

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L.A. County and Planned Parenthood to open 50 high school sexual health and well-being centers

A high school senior decided recently that she wants to become sexually active with her boyfriend. But she is not yet comfortable talking to her mom about birth control and would be unable to get to a doctor’s appointment on her own. Instead, she walked over to the new well-being center at school during a […]

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Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration — Global Issues

Opinion by Jan Lundius (stockholm / rome) Friday, December 06, 2019 Inter Press Service STOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 06 (IPS) – While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were […]

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