Coronavirus pandemic is jeopardizing decades of work in reducing preventable childhood deaths, new report finds

“The COVID-19 pandemic has put years of global progress to end preventable child deaths in serious jeopardy,” Muhammad Ali Pate, the Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank, said in a statement. “It is essential to protect life-saving services which have been key to reducing child mortality.

Grieving David Crosby rocked by death of the son he helped Melissa Etheridge conceive with sperm donation… and reveals he ‘doubts’ his estranged former bandmates will reach out

She wrote that her son ‘struggled to overcome his addiction and finally succumbed to it today. He will be missed by those who loved him, his family and friends,’ she added. I will sing again, soon. It has always healed me.’

Welcome to the world Olympia Arabella Kitty Spencer-Churchill! Wife of the Marquess of Blandford announces the birth of the couple’s first child as she unveils glimpse of their ‘little angel’

The diamond and pearl-encrusted Boucheron tiara, which was sewn into the bride’s hair, was originally a wedding gift to Consuelo Vanderbilt, one of the ‘Dollar Princesses’, from her father at the time of her marriage to the 9th Duke of Marlborough.

The women who shaped, seduced and scarred John Lennon: New book reveals untold stories of the mother whose death the Beatle never got over, Britain’s first female pop star, and how Yoko Ono begged to be his lover (because she’d gone off sex)

He would look to Yoko for guidance and approval in most things, as a child looks to his mother. Tellingly, he called Yoko ‘Mother’. Previously, John had indulged his feverish sex drive whenever he liked. Now he had ‘only’ Yoko to satisfy his needs – and by her own assessment she was not sexually adventurous. […]

COVID-19 could reverse downward trend in infant deaths: UN

The number of global deaths for children under the age of five dropped to its lowest point in 2019, down to 5.2 million from 12.5 million in 1990, according to new mortality estimates released by an inter-agency group made up of UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Population Division of the UN Department of […]

How the Kardashians’ reality show changed the world…and themselves

He got down on one knee at San Francisco’s AT&T Stadium and as a 50-piece orchestra played Lana del Rey’s Young And Beautiful, “PLEEEASE MARRY MEEE!!!” flashed on a giant screen.

Home births, missed vaccinations, lack of critical care: India’s health ‘time bomb’ keeps ticking, and it’s not Covid-19

When the pandemic broke out in India, understaffed and overcrowded hospitals had patients sleeping on the floor until beds were freed up and multiple patients being serviced by a single oxygen station. Limited transport during and after the lockdown also restricted people’s access to primary health centers and pharmacies, resulting in interrupted treatment and delayed […]

Defiant Ashley Banjo enters the Britain’s Got Talent studio to Elton John’s hit I’m Still Standing amid fury over THAT Black Lives Matter dance routine which prompted 15,000 OfCom complaints… and counting

During their performance the group also illustrated the death of Floyd, who lost his life after police officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on his neck for nearly nine minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25 for nearly nine minutes.    

Century-old BCG vaccine used to eradicate tuberculosis DOES ‘reduce the chance of death from Covid-19’, study confirms

Professor Ben Neuman, Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Reading, say that while there is a clear benefit to using BCG to protect against TB, ‘it is questionable whether a tuberculosis vaccine would be seen as a viable form of long-term immune system modification for use against Covid-19’. 

French police cut soles off migrant children’s shoes, claims Oxfam

Capitani said unaccompanied minors had for some time been sent back to Italy by French police, although it was only in March that they allegedly began falsifying birth dates on “refusal of entry” documents – one month after a court in Nice ruled that border authorities had illegally detained and returned children to Italy in […]