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11.11.2019

The Neoliberal Assault on Warren’s Plan to Pay for Medicare for All

The Neoliberal Assault on Warren’s Plan to Pay for Medicare for All

By John Atcheson | commondreams.org Both Sanders and Warren have come up with viable plans for funding Medicare for all. The neoliberal establishment and the conservatives have been going after Sanders’ approach by raising the specter of-middle class tax increases. Sanders seems to trust that people will understand that… »

07.10.2019

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

“Unprecedented’ rise in infant mortality in England linked to poverty

Science Daily reports “New study, published in BMJ Open, links a rise in infant mortality in England to poverty.” The research was carried out because “Infant mortality rate (IMR) has risen for the last four years in England, yet the role of increasing levels of child poverty in explaining… »

05.10.2019

Ground-breaking clean air protocol to guard human health and the planet, enters into force

Ground-breaking clean air protocol to guard human health and the planet, enters into force

European and North American countries will take a major stride in cleaning up the atmosphere next Monday, 7 October, through the implementation of an amended legally binding treaty to limit the amount of emissions polluting the air. With 18 countries and the European Union now having ratified the amended treaty, from a total of… »

19.09.2019

Health and Wellbeing Project in Caucaia Park [Brazil] to overcome pain and suffering

Health and Wellbeing Project in Caucaia Park [Brazil] to overcome pain and suffering

The initiative offers free acupuncture and reiki services to residents of the Cotia region. This September, the Health and Wellness Project completes a year and a half offering acupuncture and reiki care to the residents of Caucaia de la Alta Cotia. It began with the initiative of a group of… »

18.09.2019

Over 3,000 killed by deadly virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year – and it’s not Ebola

Over 3,000 killed by deadly virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo this year – and it’s not Ebola

Jeremy Rossman, University of Kent and Matthew Badham, University of Kent for The Conversation Ebola outbreaks, such as the current one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has claimed 2,074 people’s lives, are widely covered in the media. But another virus is… »

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… »

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