Health

15.05.2016

Is this the return of U.S. ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’ serving corporations?

Is this the return of U.S. ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’ serving corporations?

By Dave Johnson for Common Dreams Colombia is allowing local production of a generic form of a cancer drug that is ultraexpensive because of a government-granted monopoly handed to a giant, multinational pharmaceutical corporation. The U.S. government is stepping in on the corporation’s side with a modern form of… »

13.05.2016

UK’s National Health Service soon needing thorough check up

UK’s National Health Service soon needing thorough check up

You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to know [UK Health Secretary] Hunt is getting the NHS wrong – this week, everyone does! By CAROLINE MOLLOY 13 May 2016, for OurNHS MPs are waking up to the scale of the unnecessary destruction being wrought on the NHS. But with… »

27.04.2016

Destroy and Privatise: the old strategy now used against the UK Health Service

Destroy and Privatise: the old strategy now used against the UK Health Service

The Junior Doctors are on strike, for the first time in history the National Health Service has a withdrawal of emergency services by Junior Doctors for 2 days, following the Government refusal to negotiate. Not about money, but about creating impossible conditions that would put patients at risk, and doctors… »

27.04.2016

Neo-liberalism at Work

Neo-liberalism at Work

Anne Kass When she had just retired after being a judge in a Family Court for 18 years, the Albuquerque Rotary Club invited her to give a speech which words are still very accurate: “Thank you for inviting me today. Since I retired on December 31st,… »

26.04.2016

Leave the Nuclear Era behind! Put a Stop to the Bombs, the Reactors and the Falsehoods!

Leave the Nuclear Era behind! Put a Stop to the Bombs, the Reactors and the Falsehoods!

Exactly 30 years ago, on 26 April 1986, reactor number 4 at Chernobyl exploded, and began to spread death over all the northern hemisphere, except over France where we were told that the radioactive plume was stopped at the border. After Chernobyl there was Fukushima, on 11 March 2011. This… »

26.04.2016

30 years since Chernobyl: effects suppressed and downplayed

30 years since Chernobyl: effects suppressed and downplayed

Marking the commemorations of  the nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima, IPPNW Germany is calling on the German government to work towards a speedy closure and decommissioning of all nuclear reactors in Europe. One early morning thirty years ago, humankind was made painfully aware of the dangers of nuclear energy… »

24.04.2016

2,500 UK senior doctors back striking junior colleagues

2,500 UK senior doctors back striking junior colleagues

Thousands of British consultants, general practitioners and senior doctors have expressed support for their junior colleagues’ decision to hold an all-out strike next week in a dispute with the government over working conditions. More than 2,500 senior clinicians signed a letter sent to British Prime Minister David Cameron and Secretary of… »

23.04.2016

Developing Countries Take Lead at Climate Change Agreement Signing

Developing Countries Take Lead at Climate Change Agreement Signing

Human Wrongs Watch By Lyndal Rowlands* UNITED NATIONS, 22 April 2016 (IPS) – An unprecedented 175 countries are expected to sign the Paris Climate Change Agreement… »

09.04.2016

UK. Five reasons to support the junior doctors

UK. Five reasons to support the junior doctors

Junior doctors working in the NHS have just completed another 48hs strike against the contract imposed by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who is refusing to go back to the negotiating table. OurNHS, part of the OpenDemocracy news outlet explains why the doctors need and deserve our support. »

11.03.2016

The UK National Health Service is no more, says the WHO

The UK National Health Service is no more, says the WHO

The Independent news headlines read: “Terrifyingly, according to the World Health Organisation definition the UK no longer has a NHS”. It explains that 34% of contracts are now going to the private sector: “It has opened up the NHS to unlimited privatisation. The government continues to deny that privatisation… »

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