Iran COVID infections jump after New Year holidays

Iran’s daily new COVID-19 infections reached a four-month high on Monday as the capital Tehran was put on the highest virus risk level, with authorities blaming increased travelling. The Islamic republic is battling the Middle East’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak, and case numbers have risen following a surge in trips during…

Why children are waiting up to a year for occupational therapy

Children are waiting up to 12 months for critical developmental therapy because of a shortage of paediatric occupational therapists, clinic owners say. The profession – which provides services such as physical therapy, handwriting support, behaviour management and social skills development – is struggling to cope with the increased demand generated…