Health

13.01.2016

Junior doctors strike in UK: defending the Health Service

Junior doctors strike in UK: defending the Health Service

Media Response to the Junior Doctors strike: The heart of the matter – a patient addresses striking junior doctors By Sam Semoff 13 January 2016 for Open Democracy At the Royal Liverpool hospital yesterday, a heart patient on the ward addressed the striking… »

13.01.2016

Five polio-free years in South-East Asia Region, announces UN health agency

Five polio-free years in South-East Asia Region, announces UN health agency

The United Nations health agency today announced that the South-East Asia Region has completed five years without any case of wild poliovirus, a highly infectious disease that invades the nervous system and for which there is still no cure. “This is a remarkable achievement in view of the continued threat… »

13.01.2016

UK junior doctors go on strike

UK junior doctors go on strike

British junior doctors have gone on a strike causing major disruption to hospitals across the country. This is the first walkout of its kind over the past 40 years. Now tens of thousands of the junior doctors are providing only emergency cover during a 24-hour walkout which started Tuesday at… »

12.01.2016

Syria: UN and partners get relief convoy into besieged town of Madaya

Syria: UN and partners get relief convoy into besieged town of Madaya

A humanitarian convoy has finally reached the besieged Syrian town of Madaya with life-saving health and food supplies from the United Nations and its partners for the 42,000 desperate residents after reports of people starving to death under encirclement by pro-Government forces. “Crowds of hungry kids around,” Office of the… »

05.01.2016

The UK Health Service under attack, doctors strike to defend it

The UK Health Service under attack, doctors strike to defend it

How YOU can support the junior doctors As the BMA announce the first ’emergency care only’ doctors strike in the NHS’s history – your junior doctors need YOU. By Dr Yannis Gourtsoyannis for Open Democracy Junior Doctors across England are set to commence industrial action on… »

03.01.2016

Purpose in Life protects from cognitive decline

Purpose in Life protects from cognitive decline

A study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry in 2012 has just been widely reported. Its title: “Effect of Purpose in Life [PIL]on the Relation Between Alzheimer Disease Pathologic Changes on Cognitive Function in Advanced Age” The study defines purpose in life as “the tendency to… »

27.12.2015

Antibiotics expert warns it’s ‘almost too late’ to stop global Superbug

Antibiotics expert warns it’s ‘almost too late’ to stop global Superbug

‘We have got a 50-50 chance of salvaging the most important antibiotics but we need to stop agriculture from ruining it again,’ says UK health expert. by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Following the discovery in the UK of bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of… »

25.12.2015

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness… »

25.12.2015

70% of 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Local Extreme Poverty Line

70% of 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Local Extreme Poverty Line

Human Wrongs Watch Some 70 per cent of the over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the UN on 23 December 2015 reported, calling for greater… »

25.12.2015

Australia has defended itself against Big Tobacco this time – but no one is safe with ISDS

Australia has defended itself against Big Tobacco this time – but no one is safe with ISDS

By Guy Taylor for Global Justice Now. One of the more infamous examples of corporations suing governments was resolved, at least in the short term, last week. The Australian government has successfully defended itself against an Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) case brought by Philip Morris, the US cigarette… »

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