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Blame US trade policy for sky-high drug prices

Blame US trade policy for sky-high drug prices

Sharp price increases for essential and life-saving medicines have generated a political backlash against the pharmaceutical industry in the United States.

Hong Kong’s Lam caves in to pressure on extradition bill

Hong Kong’s Lam caves in to pressure on extradition bill

With an escalating US trade war, a faltering economy and tensions in the South China Sea vexing her bosses in Beijing, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam appeared in no mood to compromise on a planned extradition law at recent meetings, according to foreign envoys and business people who met with her.

Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain

Listening to music may ease cancer patients’ pain

Listening to music at home may reduce cancer patients’ pain and fatigue and ease symptoms like loss of appetite and difficulty concentrating, according to research in Taiwan. In the study, breast cancer patients assigned to 30 minutes of music listening five times

Paying for the welfare state without raising taxes

Paying for the welfare state without raising taxes

The current value of the US government’s unfunded pension and Medicare liabilities is $46.7tn, or roughly two and a half times US GDP. Other estimates put that figure much higher. In the United Kingdom

After Cyclone Fani, Odisha eyes sturdier homes, power

After Cyclone Fani, Odisha eyes sturdier homes, power

Six weeks after India’s eastern state of Odisha was battered by the strongest storm since 2013, officials are considering how to build back damaged homes and power networks to better withstand future wild weather, as well as protecting the coast with trees.

World waking up to the grim reality of plastic pollution

World waking up to the grim reality of plastic pollution

Plastic litter remains one of the biggest problems facing the world’s seas, along with rising sea levels, climate change, and human-made chemical pollution.Thirty-two countries have so far banned at least some single-use plastics, with many more provinces

Defects in designs or their execution method

Defects in designs or their execution method

Question: We are into designing of projects since 2001 and we have engaged in many projects in Qatar. Now we received a notice from a client for defects in works, seeking compensation.

What automation means for gender gap

What automation means for gender gap

Recent trends, and the broader history of technological change, indicate that automation will usher in major shifts in labour markets over the next decade, displacing millions of workers but also creating millions of new jobs that require new skills.

Lessons from India in digital disruption

Lessons from India in digital disruption

Digital technology can rapidly transform how countries provide services such as education and health to their citizens. The public services of the future should be effective, efficient, fair, data-driven, and responsive to individual needs.

Taming the ‘Wild West’ of digital health innovation

Taming the ‘Wild West’ of digital health innovation

Digital technology is revolutionising our daily lives. Mobile devices monitor our movements, marketing algorithms guide our consumption, and social media shape our worldviews and politics. While such innovations have their advantages, they also carry significant risks

Nasa’s got a trip for you that’s off the beaten path

Nasa’s got a trip for you that’s off the beaten path

A cabana on the sands of Aruba just doesn’t do it for you anymore? Seen all there is to see up and down the Champs-Elysees? Tired of waiting in line to summit Everest? Nasa’s got a trip for you that’s off the beaten path. Way off.

Doha tapped as 2019 Capital of Islamic Youth

Doha tapped as 2019 Capital of Islamic Youth

Doha has been selected by the Organisation for Islamic Co-operation (OIC) as the OIC Youth Capital in 2019.

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