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As world leaders all deliver a similar message on how to halt and slow the spreading virus, the WHO urges countries to test the population as much as possible. A potential vaccine is being tested in the US, yet the UK has been criticised for taking a different approach to other places that have enforced full lockdowns.
With the rise of budget airlines and more affordable air travel prices, you can now go anywhere in the world at the drop of a hat. Unfortunately, despite its many positives this 'travel globalisation' has created its own problems.
Here is what I would recommend for keeping positive mental health and all round wellness. Everyone has their own tips that help them and I am just sharing what I know to have helped me and others I interact with.
Cultural differences with regards to beauty goals and anatomical attractiveness can be specific and highly complex. As doctors, we need to closely understand these so that we can communicate with our patients more effectively, rather than treating everyone in a homogenized sense
There is much at stake in Europe just now. The external environment is characterised by economic slowdown, the pressure of conflict, the refugee crisis, and the need to move rapidly to act on the Sustainable Development Goals, especially those related to climate. Urgent action is also needed to tackle the tax and transparency issues revealed by the Panama Papers. The threat of global disease epidemics is ever-present, with Ebola having been supplanted by the zika virus as the most urgent current threat. In all these arenas, the priority is coordinated action among groups of nations: another reason to put the global role of the EU high on the agenda.
By: Inka Weissbecker, Global Mental Health and Psychosocial Advisor, International Medical Corps Around 350 million people
I came across Helen and Hugh at a TEDxBrixton talk last month. They were presenting some video clips from their travels, a collection of narratives and findings born from seemingly simple answers. The work was beautiful, but why travel lands afar and set up such a big operation to film snippets with strangers?
It's a cold night and the car park in Bratislava is lit only by the neon lights from a supermarket. This is where Romana, a prominent gay rights activist was lured after a phone call from a woman who suggested they meet up. In fact, lying in wait were six shaven neo-Nazis.
One of the key questions academics face with this agenda is whether there are limits we will have to heed with urbanisation. Or in other words, can the expansion of cities be a linear scaling driven by the number its inhabitants.
As 2013 came to a close, who would have guessed that oil prices were heading towards $40 a barrel, sending oil-rich economies into chaos and driving investors out of emerging markets? What will the next year bring?