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How death shapes life

As global COVID toll hits 5 million, Harvard philosopher ponders the intimate,…

How Did Lockdown Affect People’s Sex Lives in Britain?

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The FINANCIAL — Lockdown affected people’s sex lives in a variety of different ways with young people and those not living with a partner reporting the greatest changes, according to researchers from UCL, the University of Glasgow and the National Centre for Social Research.…

Can movies change the world?

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Despite rise of feminism, romance films continue to stereotype women’s roles. You know the movies. The holiday-themed ones that play nearly 24/7 after Halloween.…

How death shapes life

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As global COVID toll hits 5 million, Harvard philosopher ponders the intimate, universal experience of knowing the end will come but not knowing when…

Life expectancy falls as a result of COVID-19

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The FINANCIAL –A new report published by a panel including an expert from The University of Manchester has highlighted that life expectancy at birth fell by 1.3 years for men and 0.9 years for women in 2020, linked to the excess mortality caused by the coronavirus pandemic.…

COVID-19 has caused the biggest decrease in life expectancy since World War II

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The FINANCIAL — The COVID-19 pandemic triggered life expectancy losses not seen since World War II in Western Europe and exceeded those observed around the dissolution of the Eastern Bloc in central and Eastern European countries, according to research published today, led by scientists at Oxford’s Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science.…

New Research on Preventing Infant Deaths Due to Neonatal Sepsis

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The FINANCIAL — Information about the most effective antibiotics to use in low and middle income countries (LMICs) for neonatal sepsis has been discovered uniquely combining epidemiological, genomic and pharmacodynamic data. The research could be applied to potentially save many lives globally by increasing the effective treatment – currently neonatal sepsis causes an estimated 2.5…

Rare Meteorite Could Hold Secrets to Life on Earth

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The FINANCIAL — Scientists are set to uncover the secrets of a rare meteorite and possibly the origins of oceans and life on Earth. Research carried out on the meteorite, which fell in the UK earlier this year, suggests the rock dates back to the beginning of the solar system, 4.5 billion years ago. The meteorite has…

UK Update: Life and Death in COVID-19 Pandemic

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The FINANCIAL -- The number of people in England who have tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) has continued to increase in recent weeks. An estimated 103,600 people within the community population in England had COVID-19 during the latest week, from 13 to 19 September 2020, equating to around 1 in 500 people.…