China, producing a quarter of the world’s carbon emissions, has an instrumental role in reducing levels so that global temperatures can be kept in check. President Xi Jinping’s pledge at the recent virtual Climate Ambition Summit to further cut carbon dioxide outflows by “at least” 65 percent over 2005 amounts by 2030 is obviously a welcome decision.
The upcoming China International Import Expo (CIIE) will bring hope and confidence to the global economy, an associate professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore has told Xinhua.
A vaccine considered a frontrunner in the race to protect the global population from COVID-19 has produced a robust immune response in elderly people, the group at highest risk from the disease, according to two people familiar with the finding.
Cyprus expects a 60 percent drop in arrivals or 1.5 million tourists in the best-case scenario due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Tourism Minister Savvas Perdios told CNA.
In a new paper published in JAMA, Mayo Clinic researchers describe the benefits of in-home noninvasive ventilation therapy — which includes a type referred to as bi-level positive airway pressure, or BiPAP — for many patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The team identified a number of benefits, including reduced mortality, fewer hospital admissions, lower risk of intubation, improved shortness of breath, and fewer emergency department visits.
The German economy returned to growth in the first quarter as householders spent more freely and construction activity picked up, but the government cautioned that the outlook remained clouded by trade disputes.
New treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, could be expected after scientists mapped out the genetic foundation of the mental disorder in the largest study of its kind.