Amazon’s warehouse boom linked to health hazards in America’s most polluted region | Amazon

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Amazon has dramatically expanded its warehouses in southern California in the past year, part of an effort to speed up deliveries during the pandemic’s online shopping boom. But new research raises concerns about pollution and other environmental harms from the logistics sector Continue Reading

Vaccine booking website causes confusion with some regional Australians told to head interstate | Society

The government’s Covid-19 vaccination booking website is telling regional Australians they will need to travel hundreds of kilometres, in some cases across state borders, to receive their dose , despite much closer options expected to be available within weeks. The errors have prompted doctors to urge the Morrison government to Continue Reading

‘A lot of uncertainty’: imams fighting Covid misinformation in Australia’s Muslim community | Health- Tempemail

Whenever imam Alaa Alzokum comes across conspiracy theories – whether in person or online – he bridles at their poor sourcing. “It[’s] always from people who say ‘people say this, people say that’, but never from an actual expert,” he says. During the past year, Alzokum has seen posts on Continue Reading

Experts warn Covid vaccines being sold on darknet likely to be scams | Health

Three major Covid-19 vaccines are being advertised for sale on the darknet – the part of the internet not visible to search engines and which requires specialised software to access, an analysis of 15 marketplaces has found. Researchers at the global security company Kaspersky found advertisements for the Pfizer, AstraZeneca Continue Reading

Vodacom Launches First-of-its-Kind Mobile Health Service in DRC – Tempemail

Vodacom and Mondia have partnered to launch ‘Mum & Baby’ across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Mum & Baby is a free-of-charge mobile health intervention service that provides subscribers with maternal, neonatal and child health information designed to encourage good health practices amongst pregnant women, mothers, partners and Continue Reading

Gwyneth Paltrow’s Covid advice challenged by NHS England director | Film- Tempemail

Gwyneth Paltrow has been urged to stop spreading misinformation by the medical director of NHS England after she suggested long Covid could be treated with “intuitive fasting” , herbal cocktails and regular visits to an “infrared sauna”. The Hollywood star, who markets unproven new age potions on her Goop website, Continue Reading

Dr Feel Good? The NHS DJ helping lift Covid gloom for millions | Society- Tempemail

It has been another gruelling week of night shifts caring for Covid-19 patients in intensive care in Birmingham, but Dr Kishan Bodalia is already gearing himself up for his next DJ set. While nightclubs and musical festivals may be off the cards, Bodalia has found fame performing DJ sets in Continue Reading

A shocking look at racial health inequality – podcasts of the week | Podcasts

Picks of the week The Bias DiagnosisIvan Beckley, a student doctor, hosts this podcast for Audible in which he scrutinises the racial inequalities in healthcare systems, from cancer treatment to mental health. Beckley speaks to patients who received wrong or late diagnoses because of centuries of myths and falsehoods in Continue Reading

Facebook blocks health departments, charities and its own pages in botched Australia news ban | Facebook- Tempemail

The Bureau of Meteorology, state health departments, the Western Australian opposition leader, charities, and Facebook itself are among those to have been blocked on Facebook in Australia as a result of the company’s wide-ranging ban on sharing or viewing news. . On Thursday morning, Facebook began preventing Australian news sites Continue Reading

Sarah Wilson on how the wellness community fell prey to conspiracies | Australia news- Tempemail

The journalist and author found international fame with I Quit Sugar – a New York Times bestselling book that launched a movement. She speaks to Laura Murphy-Oates about how the online wellness community became a hotbed for conspiracy theories and misinformation, and what we can do about it How to Continue Reading