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Global survey on fraud and Covid-19 finds links between corruption and deaths

It appears that the novel coronavirus is not the only cause of deaths. Apparently, fraud and corruption have claimed lives as well. A  new study from Nemexis, an Berlin-based anti-fraud consulting firm, found that fraud and corruption in healthcare services reduced healthcare delivery contributing to Covid-19 related death in every third country surveyed. In fact, […]

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Coronavirus updates: Global death toll tops 251,000; Indonesia’s growth was weaker than expected

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 3.5 million Global deaths: More than 251,000 Most cases reported: United States (over 1.17 million), Spain (over 218,000), Italy (over 211,900), United Kingdom (over 191,800), France (over […]

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What is the global level of physical activity in adolescence?

A new World Health Organization (WHO) study analyzed data from 146 countries to assess trends in global levels of physical activity in adolescence. Exercise and physical activity in adolescence have many important health benefits, promoting muscle, bone, heart and lung health, physical coordination, brain development, and helping to maintain a healthy weight. Physical activity is […]

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UN Chief Condemns ‘Horrifying Global Surge’ In Domestic Violence Amid Pandemic

As countries around the world try to slow the spread of COVID-19 with lockdowns, quarantines and stay-at-home orders, forcing most people into prolonged home confinement, those with abusive partners and family members face a greater danger of domestic abuse. The United Nations secretary-general on Sunday warned that “we have seen a horrifying global surge in domestic […]