Health

14.09.2019

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

Japan: Will contaminated water be dumped into the sea?

In 2022, according to forecasts, the Japanese company Tepco, owner of the Fukushima nuclear power plant, will no longer have a place to store contaminated [radioactive] water after the 2011 accident. Faced with this situation, Japan’s own Minister of the Environment has said that there will be no other option… »

08.09.2019

Water #3. Drinking water vs Armament. Humanising health or financing war: what do governments choose?

Water #3.  Drinking water vs Armament. Humanising health or financing war: what do governments choose?

In previous notes of REHUNO Health we affirmed: “The system that converts salt water into drinking water can solve the problem of access to better health, food and hygiene for billions of people around the world. The solution to this serious problem exists almost immediately and depends only on the… »

30.08.2019

Humanising arrivals and departures

Humanising arrivals and departures

In Sao Paulo, on August 28, the Coletivo Feminista Sexualidade e Saúde organised in collaboration with members of REHUNO – Humanist Network for Health News the debate: “Humanising arrivals and departures: legal, emotional and psychological aspects of birth and death”. The event counted with the participation of several health professionals… »

24.08.2019

Water 2. System that converts Salt Water to Drinking Water can change the lives of 3 billion people

Water 2. System that converts Salt Water to Drinking Water can change the lives of 3 billion people

“The system that converts salt water into drinking water can solve the problem of access to better health, food and hygiene for billions of people around the world”. In a recent note from REHUNO Health it was reported that more than 3,000 Million people in the world do… »

11.08.2019

Hepatitis. Invest US$ 6 bn per year to save 30 Million lives

Hepatitis. Invest US$ 6 bn per year to save 30 Million lives

“WHO urges countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis” WHO calls on countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO, published in Lancet Global Health, has found that investing US$6bn per year… »

09.08.2019

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

In his research on the war on drugs, Johann Hari discovered that addiction isn’t what we think it is. TEDGlobalLondon One of my earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of my relatives and not being able to. And I was just a little kid, so I… »

08.08.2019

Breast milk can save the lives of 595,000 children a year and save $1 billion a day.

Breast milk can save the lives of 595,000 children a year and save $1 billion a day.

A study in more than 130 countries highlights the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. Did you know that if all babies born in the world were breastfed exclusively with breast milk, that is, without any other artificial milk until six months of age, humanity would save a billion dollars… »

01.08.2019

A humanist view on wellness at birth and death

A humanist view on wellness at birth and death

It is popularly said that the only certainty we have in life is that we are all going to die. But, in truth, death is a concept with which we learn to live together in the course of our lives, and overcoming fear of it as we approach it is… »

28.07.2019

Concern for children and medicalization of ADHD lead a group of volunteers to produce documentary in Spain

Concern for children and medicalization of ADHD lead a group of volunteers to produce documentary in Spain

In 2016 a team of the Humanist Party in Madrid decided to transform their proposals into audiovisual productions. Then, together with a team of volunteers including a documentary director, a film student, a psychologist and some neighborhood supporters, they decided to take on the issue of parents who were being… »

23.07.2019

The US has a history of testing biological weapons on the public – were infected ticks used too?

The US has a history of testing biological weapons on the public – were infected ticks used too?

Michelle Bentley, Royal Holloway for The Conversation The House of Representatives has instructed the Pentagon to disclose whether it used ticks to infect the American public with Lyme disease between 1950 and 1975. The allegation comes from Chris Smith, the Republican representative for New Jersey. A… »

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