Health

20.09.2018

Fracking mechanism to produce radioactive waste

Fracking mechanism to produce radioactive waste

A new piece of research published by Science Daily demonstrates the way “slick water and black shale in fracking combine to produce radioactive waste: Research papers explain the transfer of radium during hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas”. “Radioactivity in fracking wastewater comes from the interaction between… »

23.08.2018

In Wake of Anti-Choice Senate Vote, Argentines Join Movement to Abandon Catholic Church

In Wake of Anti-Choice Senate Vote, Argentines Join Movement to Abandon Catholic Church

“Obtaining the vote for women, the divorce law, marriage equality, the gender identity law, the assisted human fertilization law, the law of integral sexual education, the dignified death law were all done fighting clerical power, which seeks to have total dominion over our minds and bodies.” by … »

19.08.2018

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised

It’s not that we’re eating more, that we exercise less, or that we lack willpower. The shaming of overweight people has to stop By George Monbiot for The Guardian  When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton… »

14.08.2018

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

By KATE PICKETT and RICHARD WILKINSON 12 August 2018 for openDemocracy Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other. When people are asked what matters most for their happiness and wellbeing, they tend to talk about the importance of their… »

12.08.2018

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

”This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable.” by Common Dreams staff In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company’s… »

31.07.2018

Sanders: Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All!

Sanders: Thank you, Koch brothers, for accidentally making the case for Medicare for All!

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., thanked billionaire mega donors Charles and David Koch for unintentionally helping make the case for Medicare for all. Sanders’s remarks came in a video posted on his Twitter account. The words: “Thank you Koch Brothers” appeared on top of the video. “Let me thank the… »

04.07.2018

Why private alternatives to the NHS are so much more expensive

Why private alternatives to the NHS are so much more expensive

Cam Donaldson, Glasgow Caledonian University for The Conversation The NHS has survived to the age of 70 and now costs the UK just over £120 billion per annum. Many advanced economies spend even more on healthcare per head of population. Why do fully paid-up capitalist nations… »

01.07.2018

Big Demo to defend 70 yr old UK national treasure: its Health Service

Big Demo to defend 70 yr old UK national treasure: its Health Service

“Cuts leave scars” The UK NHS (National Health Service) is 70 years old. In spite of the onslaught it is suffering in the form of austerity and privatisation it continues to provide one of the best services in the world in spite of spending less than similar economies, although some… »

28.05.2018

Facing legal challenge, Tories hint about scrapping some NHS reforms – but remain wedded to privatising ‘solutions’

Facing legal challenge, Tories hint about scrapping some NHS reforms – but remain wedded to privatising ‘solutions’

by TOMMY GREENE 25 May 2018 for openDemocracy [UK] The effects of the 2012 Health and Social Care Act are now too disastrous to ignore. But Jeremy Hunt’s shift is of rhetoric, not of substance – .and his new “ACO” plans are so dangerous, campaigners… »

15.04.2018

Commemoration day of autism in Paestum

Commemoration day of autism in Paestum

At the 9th of April 2018 a celebration took place in commemoration of the autism spectrum disorder, in the archeological Park of Paestum, a town in Southern Italy. This day is regarded as very important for the staff of the park and people who are victims of this particular disease. »

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