Health

05.03.2016

NHS staff shortage “shock”…

NHS staff shortage “shock”…

By JOHN LISTER 3 March 2016 for Open Democrqcy, Our NHS The Beeb [BBC] claimed a scoop in investigative journalism this week – but its findings were no shock to most people. This week the BBC led on its ‘scoop’ – obtained through Freedom Of Information requests – that… »

26.02.2016

Clinical Trials in Africa Reduce by 30% the Risk of HIV Infection in Women

Clinical Trials in Africa Reduce by 30% the Risk of HIV Infection in Women

Human Wrongs Watch The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on 23 February 2016 welcomed the “encouraging” results of two studies from Africa in which women modestly reduced their risk of infection by inserting a vaginal ring coated with the antiretroviral drug… »

22.02.2016

‘Bees Can Help Boost Food Security of Two Billion Small Farmers at No Cost’

‘Bees Can Help Boost Food Security of Two Billion Small Farmers at No Cost’

Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 19 February 2016 highlighted the publication of a new study that quantifies, for the first time, how much crop yields depend on… »

13.02.2016

Jeremy Hunt goes nuclear – the 12 things you need to know

Jeremy Hunt goes nuclear – the 12 things you need to know

DOMINIC PIMENTA 12 February 2016 for OpenDemocracy, Our NHS Jeremy Hunt’s decision to impose a contract makes as little sense as the rest of his narrative about the junior doctors and a ‘7 day NHS’ – unless you unpick the real story. [UK] Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has… »

11.02.2016

‘Overuse of Antibiotics and Other Antimicrobials Threats Rural Livelihoods, Food Security’

‘Overuse of Antibiotics and Other Antimicrobials Threats Rural Livelihoods, Food Security’

 Human Wrongs Watch The overuse of antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents is impacting rural livelihoods and food security, and requires globally coordinated efforts, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 10 February 2016 said. Speaking to European ministers of health… »

23.01.2016

Seven things the private healthcare insurance adverts won’t tell you

Seven things the private healthcare insurance adverts won’t tell you

The NHS [UK National Health Service] financial crisis is being used by healthcare insurers to try and sell their products – but what are the risks? By PAUL HOBDAY 22 January 2016 for OpenDemocracy, Our NHS Like any big business the UK’s £5 billion medical insurance industry has to sell… »

19.01.2016

Ultra-rich ‘Philanthrocapitalist’ class undermining global Democracy: report

Ultra-rich ‘Philanthrocapitalist’ class undermining global Democracy: report

As foundations and wealthy individuals funnel money into global development, what “solutions” are they pursuing? by Sarah Lazare, staff writer for Common Dreams From Warren Buffett to Bill Gates, it is no secret that the ultra-rich philanthropist class has an over-sized influence in shaping global politics and policies. And… »

19.01.2016

Air pollution killing millions, threatening global health systems

Air pollution killing millions, threatening global health systems

“We are storing up problems. These are chronic diseases that require hospital beds. The cost will be enormous.” by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams The World Health Organization (WHO) over the weekend warned that skyrocketing air pollution levels are killing millions of people in thousands of cities… »

16.01.2016

‘Invisibility cloak’ for chemo: Lung cancer treated with one-fiftieth of usual dose

‘Invisibility cloak’ for chemo: Lung cancer treated with one-fiftieth of usual dose

Researchers have found a way to treat drug-resistant lung cancer by packaging a chemotherapy drug in containers made from a patient’s own immune system and delivering it directly to tumors. The technique results in 50 times less chemo for patients. The containers, which protect the drug paclitaxel from being destroyed… »

15.01.2016

Hillary, Hypocrisy, and Healthcare

Hillary, Hypocrisy, and Healthcare

Hillary, Hypocrisy, and Healthcare By David Swanson http://davidswanson.org/node/5026 In a video from February 2008, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton passionately denounces candidate Barack Obama for criticizing her healthcare plan and daring to “discredit universal healthcare.” “Since when do Democrats attack each other on universal healthcare?!”… »

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