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One in four women experience domestic violence before age 50

Published: 24Mar2022

Over one in four women (or 27 per cent) experience intimate partner violence before the age of 50, according to a worldwide analysis led by researchers from McGill University and the World Health...

Air pollution: The silent killer called PM2.5

Published: 11Mar2021

Millions of people die prematurely every year from diseases and cancer caused by air pollution. The first line of defence against this carnage is ambient air quality standards. Yet, according to...

Mandatory vaccinations required in only half of all countries

Published: 22Oct2020

As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new...

Taking stock of the world’s lakes

Published: 15Dec2016

The total shoreline of the world’s lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those lakes were spread over the Earth’s landmass, it would form a...

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