Health

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. »

26.03.2018

Italy, Germany and the EU’s Future

Italy, Germany and the EU’s Future

The once powerful center-left went down to defeat. As it accommodated to capital, it eroded its trade union base. It bailed out banks and financial speculators, while inflicting ruinous austerity measures on their own populations to pay for it. When center-left parties embraced socially progressive policies, voters supported them, like… »

10.03.2018

Nearly 800 Quebec Doctors Demand Their Pay Raises Go To Nurses, Improving Healthcare Overall

Nearly 800 Quebec Doctors Demand Their Pay Raises Go To Nurses, Improving Healthcare Overall

“These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks, and other professionals face very difficult working conditions, while our patients live with the lack of access to required services because of the drastic cuts in recent years.” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams Hundreds of… »

01.03.2018

Blockchain Will Upend Big Medicine

Blockchain Will Upend Big Medicine

Posted on: Monday, February 26th 2018 at 1:45 pm Written By: James Grundvig The original article, copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2018, can be found here. Here are GreenMedInfo Re-post guidelines Translated into Italian in two parts: here and here   The third digital revolution to… »

01.03.2018

How Uncle Sam launders marijuana money

How Uncle Sam launders marijuana money

The government accepts marijuana money for taxes… The government makes a massive profit off the deal, snatching up to 70 percent of the proceeds of the reporting businesses, as opposed to the more typical rate of 30 percent … [since they] are not entitled to deduct their costs when reporting their income. posted… »

08.02.2018

Trump attack on the UK NHS: mudding the waters for profit

Trump attack on the UK NHS: mudding the waters for profit

Trump has used a demo that has just taken place in London demanding proper NHS funding to campaign against universal health coverage in the US. He tweeted “The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke… »

30.01.2018

British austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argue experts

British austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argue experts

Science Daily reports on a British Medical Journal article by Mark Fransham and Danny Dorling at the University of Oxford calling for action on welfare reform and the housing market. “The number of people officially recorded as sleeping on the streets of England rose from 1,768 in 2010 to… »

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