New research reveals that the annual cost to provide maternity cash transfers to women working in Indonesia’s informal sector would be a worthwhile investment. The financing need would be below 0.5% of the country’s 2018 nominal GDP, significantly lower than the current annual cost of not breastfeeding in Indonesia – estimated at $USD 9.4 billion,… Read more »
Around 50% of people confirmed to have COVID-19 report a loss or reduction in the sense of smell. But does this imply that the virus is neuro-invasive through the olfactory neurons? A new study concludes that the olfactory nerve is an unlikely route to brain infection, which is thought to be a rare occurrence in humans.
Dr. Meghan Novisky has joined the editorial board of Health & Justice as an Associate Editor. In this Q&A, she discusses her work and current and future issues surrounding healthcare in the justice system.
Camila Picchio is a multidisciplinary public health researcher focusing on health systems responses to viral hepatitis, particularly hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal).
COVID-19 has claimed more than 1.25 million human lives since December 2019 when the SARS-CoV-2 emerged. It has been demonstrated that obesity is an risk factor for worse outcomes, however it is unclear whether the association of obesity with worse outcomes is sex-specific. The authors of a new article on this issue explores the relationship in this blog.
This blog discusses the ASPIRE study, registered at the ISRCTN registry, which aims to help people who are unemployed or living with overweight or obesity to grow fresh produce, learn new skills, and improve their diet, physical activity and wellbeing.
This year’s World Asthma Day is dedicated to uncovering asthma’s misconceptions and disseminating accurate information to patients, prescribers, and caretakers. In this blog, the Editor in Chief of Asthma Research and Practice, Andras Bikov, discusses the common misconception that the only necessary treatment for mild asthma is an inhaler.