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September 30, 2022

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Social and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to reverse progress towards gender equality, new study reveals

First comprehensive report on gender disparities caused by indirect impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which analysed differences in vaccine hesitancy and uptake, healthcare services, economic and work-related concerns, education, and safety at home and in the community. The greatest and most persistent gender gap was seen in employment and uncompensated labour, with 26% of
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Multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is rare among 12- to 20-year-olds who have received COVID-19 vaccination, study suggests

Researchers report surveillance data recording cases of multi-system inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) among those aged 12-20 who had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine during the first nine months of the US COVID-19 vaccination programme. During the nine month period, over 21 million children and adolescents in this age group received […]
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More than a quarter of women have experienced intimate partner violence in their lifetimes, finds new study

Largest study to present internationally comparable estimates of the prevalence of sexual and/or physical violence against women by a male intimate partner. Estimates from a global database of surveys conducted between 2000 and 2018 indicate that 27% of women aged 15-49 have experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence in their lifetime, with 13%
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Overlooked and underfunded—experts call for united action to reduce the global burden of depression

In estimated 5% of adults worldwide suffer from depression each year, yet it remains a neglected global health crisis, that has its most frequent onset in young people. Poor understanding of this condition and lack of psychosocial and financial resources impact on prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and the economic prosperity of nations. The Lancet-World Psychiatric
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Substantial increase in life-saving opioid overdose intervention urgently needed in almost every U.S. state

First study to estimate naloxone needs for each state in the USA finds that access to the life-saving opioid overdose intervention is underdeveloped and under-utilised in nearly every U.S. state. Modelling study suggests that community-based and pharmacy-initiated naloxone distribution pathways were more effective at averting opioid overdose deaths than prescriber-based
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Industry arguments against alcohol labelling influencing policy discussions at World Trade Organisation, study suggests

Study suggests that alcohol industry arguments used to prevent or delay countries from implementing effective alcohol labelling policies are being put forward in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee. Analysis of 212 member statements on ten alcohol labelling policies found that more than half (55%; 117) included arguments made by
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Over 1.2 million additional opioid overdose deaths expected in North America by 2029, with epidemic set to expand globally, experts warn

Without urgent interventions, including public health policy reform and stricter corporate regulations, 1.2 million additional opioid deaths are expected in North America by 2029—more than double the opioid overdose deaths that have occurred over the past two decades — and more deaths are expected globally as the epidemic expands beyond North America. The COVID-19 pandemic