“Don’t see face masks as an act of selfishness but altruism”

Yes, you can make a facemask out of a bandana. No, do not steal them from nurses, insists epidemiologist Catherine Hill of Gustave Roussy Hospital. The University of Birmingham’s K.K. Cheng agrees that everyone should wear them for now. . More on why authorities in the West are coming around on the issue in The … Read more “Don’t see face masks as an act of selfishness but altruism”

Why does Super Tuesday matter?

A rebound for Joe Biden on the biggest day of voting in the Democratic race to challenge Donald Trump for the White House. Super Tuesday: a big group of states get to have their say, and it was super for Joe Biden. The states have given him a lead in delegates – he is the … Read more Why does Super Tuesday matter?

Is the European Union facing a new refugee crisis? | Inside Story

Turkey and the European Union are on a new collision course because of the millions of war refugees and migrants it’s looking after. Tens of thousands, mostly Syrians exiled in Turkey, are heading towards the borders with Bulgaria and Greece. That’s after Turkey eased border controls following the killing of 34 Turkish soldiers in an … Read more Is the European Union facing a new refugee crisis? | Inside Story

Obstructive sleep apnoea & fatty liver disease | Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst

Dr Hazlehurst presents research on the nature of the connection between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and fatty liver disease. Obstructive sleep apnoea (or apnea) is characterised by upper airway obstruction during sleep resulting in intermittent hypoxia. Obstructive sleep apnoea is well-known to be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, but is also connected … Read more Obstructive sleep apnoea & fatty liver disease | Dr Jonathan Hazlehurst

Economic Outlook for the Euro Area in 2011 and 2012

The European University Institute has published a report from the European Forecasting Network, predicting the major economic and policy trends for the Euro Area in 2011 and 2012. The research group summarised their findings thus: In most advanced economies, strained public finances compel central banks to keep their expansive course, while interest rates in most … Read more Economic Outlook for the Euro Area in 2011 and 2012