Health

13.07.2019

One in three people globally do not have access to safe drinking water – UNICEF, WHO.

One in three people globally do not have access to safe drinking water – UNICEF, WHO.

New report on inequalities in access to water, sanitation and hygiene also reveals more than half of the world does not have access to safe sanitation services Billions of people around the world are continuing to suffer from poor access to water, sanitation and hygiene, according to a new report… »

12.07.2019

Why we need to fight misinformation about vaccines

Why we need to fight misinformation about vaccines

Ethan Lindenberger TEDxMidAtlantic  To start, I want to share with you guys something about my hometown of Norwalk, Ohio. Now, as this video stated, I am from Norwalk, which is an extremely small town, about 15,000 people. And really, in Norwalk, if you want to do something fun, you… »

11.07.2019

Moving mindfulness from ‘me’ to ‘we’

Moving mindfulness from ‘me’ to ‘we’

If mindfulness is to become a force for social and political change it needs to radically expand its scope beyond individual therapy. Ronald Purser for openDemocracy Mindfulness provides important psychological and emotional benefits for individuals, but caring for our own personal wellbeing as if it were a private… »

09.07.2019

The “Humanist Network of Health News” is born (REHUNO Health)

The “Humanist Network of Health News” is born (REHUNO Health)

By Jorge Pompei, Flavia Estevan and Victor Piccininni* Who we are? We are a group of volunteers from different countries around the world, professionals and/or health users, who want to give voice to a “humanizing view” on health systems from a broad and comprehensive perspective. We want to put into… »

03.07.2019

Is Bottled Water Safe to Drink, Everyday?

Is Bottled Water Safe to Drink, Everyday?

The next time you put your lips to a plastic bottle of “crystal-clear mountain spring water” think about Trump’s herculean efforts to dismantle federal agencies that protect health. More to the point, Trump’s innate distrust of science is already starting to impact health risks, e.g., according to Consumer Reports (“CR”)… »

04.06.2019

Antibiotics resistance and rivers contamination

Antibiotics resistance and rivers contamination

“The threat of antibiotic resistance is as great as that from climate change, said Dame Sally Davies, [UK Chief Medical Officer] and should be given as much attention from politicians and the public… ”…Davies said efforts to combat the problem of common illnesses becoming untreatable by antibiotic medicines should… »

30.05.2019

Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Faces Imminent Closure.

Missouri’s Last Abortion Clinic Faces Imminent Closure.

Meet One of the OB-GYNs Fighting Back “This is not a drill. This is not a warning. This is real, and it’s a public health crisis.” Those were the words of Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen Tuesday, when news broke that Missouri’s only abortion clinic might be forced to close… »

25.05.2019

Bolivia’s universal healthcare is model for the world, says UN

Bolivia’s universal healthcare is model for the world, says UN

The World Health Organization (WHO) has cited the universal healthcare system in Bolivia as a model for all. Media reports said: The U.N.’s World Health Organization praised Bolivia’s newly implemented universal health care system, known in the country as the Single Health System (SUS). The WHO pointed out that Bolivia’s… »

24.05.2019

For the Climate Crisis kids the future is now – and Nonviolence works

For the Climate Crisis kids the future is now – and Nonviolence works

On Friday, 24 May 2019, Jenny Tuazon – 350.org <350@350.org> wrote: Hi Friend, As a second massive global School Strike unfolds today in 120 countries, I’m forwarding you this powerful call to action published today by Greta Thunberg and other young climate strike organisers.Young people everywhere have… »

21.05.2019

The scandal that should force us to reconsider wellness advice from influencers

The scandal that should force us to reconsider wellness advice from influencers

Stephanie Alice Baker, City, University of London and Chris Rojek, City, University of London for The Conversation Former social media influencer and “wellness guru” Belle Gibson first caught public attention after claiming she cured herself of terminal cancer by rejecting conventional medicine in favour of… »

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