Blacks and South Asians more likely to die from virus, new data shows

Black people and those from South Asian ethnic backgrounds have higher risks of death from COVID-19 compared to those with White ethnic background, according to new data from the UK Office for National Statistics released on Friday. For men in England and Wales, those with a Black African background had the highest COVID-19 death rate, … Continue reading Blacks and South Asians more likely to die from virus, new data shows

How does coronavirus affect children?

Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, children have been largely spared the worst health impacts of COVID-19, but the same SARS-CoV-2 virus capable of killing a 50-year-old might leave a four-year-old unscathed. Now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending K-12 schools reopen this fall, saying the health risks should be … Continue reading How does coronavirus affect children?

Pandemic intervention costs and cost-effectiveness

Innovations in pandemic financing have been developed in response to the significant burden that a pandemic can place on a country’s financial resources. One such innovation is the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF) (Katz and Seifman 2016).3 A type of disaster risk pool, the PEF provides poorly resourced countries with an infusion of funds … Continue reading Pandemic intervention costs and cost-effectiveness

Is the world prepared for long term impacts of COVID-19?

While much has been written about the rapid worldwide growth of COVID-19 and the ways it is transforming daily life, there have been comparatively fewer discussions on where it will lead longer term. As global security leaders prepare their response strategies, there is significant value in taking the time to consider the second order consequences … Continue reading Is the world prepared for long term impacts of COVID-19?

Can infrequent sex cause early menopause?

There is a link between having less sex and early menopause, a new study suggests. Using a sample population of 3,000 American women, a group of British researchers studied the relationship between women’s menopausal status and sex lives. The 10-year study focused on validating an assertion those who had less sex were most likely to … Continue reading Can infrequent sex cause early menopause?

Best tips on taking care of HIV-infected babies

Giving HIV-suppressing medications to infected babies within hours of birth is feasible and might help doctors eliminate hidden reservoirs of the virus, new research suggests. "Strategies to test and treat infants immediately after birth may improve outcomes," said study senior author Dr. Mathias Lichterfeld. He's an associate physician of infectious diseases at Brigham and Women's … Continue reading Best tips on taking care of HIV-infected babies

6 Most common leadership challenges

Leadership challenges vary by organization, but many of the most common have to do with motivating, encouraging, and effectively managing people. This is particularly true in business settings, where employees must learn to work together in order for a company to be profitable. Any situation in which there are both leaders and supporters can have … Continue reading 6 Most common leadership challenges

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The Impact of Technology Adoption in e-Commerce: A case of Jumia Nigeria

The advances made in the field of information and communication technology in the late twentieth century and early twenty- first century coupled with relatively higher incomes and drop in prices of consumer goods have fueled consumption globally and more importantly the rise of electronic shopping. Ekwueme and Akagwu (2017) asserted that e- commerce as a … Continue reading The Impact of Technology Adoption in e-Commerce: A case of Jumia Nigeria

Mars travelers told not to forget their red wine

A new study suggests that future travelers to Mars may want to consider packing a few boxes of red wine. Or, more practically, supplements of a compound found in red wine that can help keep muscles from withering away, per a release at Eureka Alert. Harvard researchers make the assertion in a NASA-funded study at Frontiers in … Continue reading Mars travelers told not to forget their red wine

Common leadership mistakes every employer should avoid

  Workplace stress is exacting an ever-higher physical and psychological toll on workers and it adversely affects productivity, drives up voluntary turnover as well costs US employers nearly $200 billion every year in healthcare costs. Many companies are aware of these negative effects, and some have gotten busy devising ways to counteract them. Efforts range from … Continue reading Common leadership mistakes every employer should avoid