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Global economy: Good times at last?

Global economy: Good times at last?

In February 2017, I wrote an optimistic commentary called “The Global Economy’s Surprising Resilience.”

‘Fake news’ excuse used to curb the press

‘Fake news’ excuse used to curb the press

Governments across Southeast Asia have a history of using laws and the judiciary to curb press freedoms — now, they have found a handy crutch to lean on as they intensify clampdowns: US President Donald Trump’s “fake news” mantra.

Benefits of being around natural greenery

Benefits of being around natural greenery

Exposure to trees and other greenery has been shown to stave off depression in adults, and a new US study finds the same may be true for teenagers.

Serious deficit in German politics

Serious deficit in German politics

Few people outside Germany are familiar with the caricature of themselves that many Germans hold in their minds.

Studies link dietary inflammation to colorectal cancer

Studies link dietary inflammation to colorectal cancer

A lot has been written and discussed about the detrimental effects of excessive consumption of red meat, white bread and sugar-laden drinks.

Water management is health management

Water management is health management

With climate change accelerating and its effects exacerbating other geopolitical and development crises, the role of environmental protection in preserving and improving human well-being has become starkly apparent.

Surfers may be swallowing superbugs

Surfers may be swallowing superbugs

Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows.

After a year of Trump, there is still hope

After a year of Trump, there is still hope

Trump,” the man growled, as he pushed by me on the Amtrak regional train last summer. I was travelling with my two-year-old granddaughter in her stroller, and a suitcase.

US govt shutdown may seriously hurt country’s economy

US govt shutdown may seriously hurt country’s economy

The United States economy will be seriously hurt if the US Federal Government remained in a shutdown following a bitter dispute in the country’s Senate over immigration and border security.

Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus

Sound therapy may train the brain to ignore tinnitus

A sound-emitting device worn in the ear during sleep may train the brain to ignore an annoying chronic ringing in the ears, a new study suggests.

Fighting cyber crime with neuro-diversity

Fighting cyber crime with neuro-diversity

Cyber security is one of the defining challenges of the digital age. Everyone, from households to businesses to governments, has a stake in protecting our era’s most valuable commodity: data. The question is how that can be achieved.

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