Health

14.06.2015

Backlash Against TPP Grows as Leaked Text Reveals Increased Corporate Control of Public Health

Backlash Against TPP Grows as Leaked Text Reveals Increased Corporate Control of Public Health

As the Obama administration praises the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), backlash continues to grow against the deal. WikiLeaks has just published another section of the secret text — this one about public healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry. Newly revealed details of the draft show the TPP… »

13.06.2015

400 Million People Do Not Have Access to Health Services

400 Million People Do Not Have Access to Health Services

Human Wrongs Watch Some 400 million people do not have access to health services and 6 per cent of people in low- and middle-income countries are tipped into or pushed further into extreme poverty because of the high cost of health spending, according to a report released on 12… »

05.06.2015

[UK] NHS boss Simon Stevens must explain his trade lobbying activities for private US healthcare

By Unite Britain’s biggest union Unite, has written to Simon Stevens, head of NHS [National Health Service] England asking him to explain his involvement in trade lobbying activities on behalf of private US healthcare while he was a senior executive at UnitedHealth. The union is also calling on Mr… »

02.06.2015

Greenpeace releases confidential IAEA Fukushima-Daiichi accident report

Greenpeace releases confidential IAEA Fukushima-Daiichi accident report

The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors meets on June the 8th to discuss its confidential Fukushima-Daiichi Accident Summary Report. The report describes itself as ‘an assessment of the causes and consequences of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan that began on 11 March… »

01.06.2015

‘Huge paradigm shift’: Biggest cancer breakthrough in 40 years sees tumors disappear

‘Huge paradigm shift’: Biggest cancer breakthrough in 40 years sees tumors disappear

Terminally ill cancer patients have seen miracle reversals, with some tumors completely disappearing, thanks to new drugs, which follow trials with “spectacular” results. Doctors now promise to save tens of thousands of lives. The test results, announced on Sunday at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual conference in Chicago,… »

29.05.2015

Nigeria bans Female Genital Mutilation

Nigeria bans Female Genital Mutilation

Goodluck Jonathan signed the ban into law as one of his final acts as president before handing power over to Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn into office last Friday. “According to 2014 U.N. data, a quarter of Nigerian women have undergone FGM — the partial or total removal of… »

29.05.2015

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

Women and Biodiversity Feed the World, Not Corporations and GMOs

By Prof. Vandana Shiva* 28 May 2015 – TRANSCEND Media Service — Biodiverse ecological agriculture in women’s hands is a solution not just to the malnutrition crisis, but also the climate crisis. The two great ecological challenges of our times are biodiversity erosion and climate change. And both are interconnected,… »

25.04.2015

TTIP – denial in face of defeat

TTIP – denial in face of defeat

By John Hilary 21 April 2015 for OpenDemocracy, Our NHS This week sees the start of the ninth round of talks towards the infamous Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the EU-US treaty that is widely seen as one of the greatest threats… »

09.04.2015

How to Use Heat Energy Radiating from the Earth’s Core To Produce Food

How to Use Heat Energy Radiating from the Earth’s Core To Produce Food

Human Wrongs Watch Rome — Geothermal energy, the flow of heat energy radiating from the earth’s core, provides unique opportunities for cost efficient, sustainable food production and processing in developing countries, says a new report published by FAO on 7 April 2015. In some developing economies, as much as half… »

07.04.2015

South Africa’s Ministry of Health sitting on lawsuits

South Africa’s Ministry of Health sitting on lawsuits

The Health Ministry of South Africa is providing free primary health care to citizens in public hospitals and clinics. Though, it is under pressure to deliver service to about 80% of the population. Therefore, the government is responding with a fa reaching reform plan to revitalise and restructure the South… »

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