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How Yad Eliezer Feeds Israel’s Hungry

According to data collected by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Israel suffers from an overwhelming poverty rate of 21 percent. Furthermore,...

Pollution May Increase Stroke Risk in AFib Patients: Study

People with one of the most common heart disorders or atrial fibrillation (AFib) who are exposed to greater levels of pollution have a 1.2-fold...

Terrorism, Pandemic Trigger Depression and Stress: Study

By Marissa Melton This September 11 is different. Every year, Americans have remembered the largest terrorist attack on American soil by coming together – to...

We must Recognize Connection Between Population and Development: Vice Prez

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday cautioned that development challenges will become more difficult to resolve as the population increases. Naidu stressed the need...

Childhood Trauma Linked to Faster Ageing

Children who suffer trauma from abuse or violence early in life show biological signs of ageing faster than children who have never experienced adversity,...

Violations of Human Rights in Yemen and the Continuation of Saudi Crimes 

By Amin Bagheri It is natural that when the name of the war comes up or the news of an attack on another country is...

Death Risk From COVID-19 Increases with Increasing Poverty: Researchers

By Henry Ridgwell The probability of death from COVID-19 increases dramatically with increasing poverty because of underlying inequalities in society in many poorer countries, according...

India Reports Largest Surge in New Covid-19 Cases in a 24-Hours Period

India reported its largest surge in new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period Saturday. The 11,458 new infections surpassed the previous record of 10,956...

Discrimination and Impunity Cannot be Tolerated: Angelina Jolie

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie feels discrimination and impunity cannot be justified in any way, and says she hopes people in the US can come...

Poverty and Inequality Rising Rapidly in Thailand: Report

By Zsombor Peter Thailand's poverty rate has been rising in recent years despite steady, if slow, overall economic growth, a new World Bank report says, widening...

Millions of Women Still Face Poverty, Discrimination and Violence: UN

Calling himself “a proud feminist and supporter of women,”  U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres lashed out at men who abuse power and declared before Sunday’s...

Higher Poverty Associated with Increased Youth Suicide Risk: Researchers

Researchers have revealed that adolescents living in poverty may be at greater risk of suicide, particularly by firearms. According to the study, suicide in children...

Teenage Pregnancy Leads to Poor Mental Health: Study

Researchers have found that women who get pregnant during their teenage years are more likely to fall victim to poverty, have poorer mental health...

Here’s how you can Appear More Competent Through your Clothing

People tend to instantly judge others as more competent if they come dressed in "richer" clothing, says a study that warned that such economic...

This Bamboo Entrepreneur from Philippines Aims at Tackling Poverty and Climate Change

Mark Sultan Gersava grew up in poverty, one of 12 children of a slash-and-burn subsistence farmer in the Philippines province of Sultan Kudarat. Today he...

By 2030, African Children to Make ‘Half of the World’s Poor’

African children are being left further and further behind and will make up more than half of the world’s poor by 2030, according to...

Here’s How Poverty Linked with the Ageing Process

Genetics, lifestyle and environment are all factors that somehow influence when and how we all age. Now, researchers have revealed that four or more...

Survey: India is Still Far Away from Achieving its Goal of Zero Hunger

A recent nutritional survey in India finds the country is still far away from achieving its goal of zero hunger for its populous country...

UN Human Rights Accuses North Korean Government of Starving its People While Building up Military Power

The U.N. human rights office has accused the North Korean government of starving its people while building up its military power. It finds people...

Sell Charcoal to Buy Food: North Korean Children on Street To Support Themselves

North Korean teenagers in some areas of the country are giving up their studies to take menial jobs because their parents cannot adequately provide...

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A new study released this week describes how excessive alcohol-consuming too much alcohol, too fast — affects the brain, leading to anxieties and other...

Playback Singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Dies at 74

Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam also known to as S. P. Balu or S. P. B. was not just an Indian musician or playback singer instead...

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As winter brings shorter days and lower temperatures to the Northern Hemisphere, there is a chance we could see more COVID-19 cases. But experts say...

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Helsinki Airport is getting creative when it comes to operating safely in the age of COVID-19. Beginning this week, travelers arriving at Finland's busiest...