Health

22.12.2017

Stephen Hawking joins lawsuit aimed at foiling UK’s government NHS shake-up

Stephen Hawking joins lawsuit aimed at foiling UK’s government NHS shake-up

Stephen Hawking is joining a legal action aimed at questioning yet another set of changes in the NHS [the UK’s National Health Service] which like most previous ones it is feared will lead to greater privatisation and rationing of resources. The introduction of ACOs modelled on US healthcare structures, is… »

02.12.2017

Glyphosate: Democracy 0 – Lobbyists 1

Glyphosate: Democracy 0 – Lobbyists 1

By Erik Edman for DiEM25 As we predicted right after the European Parliament voted not to renew glyphosate’s licence in Europe, the European Member States have now ignored all democratic voices and have decided to renew the licence of the potential carcinogenic herbicide. This decision does not… »

01.12.2017

One Third of Food Lost, Wasted – Enough to Feed All Hungry People

One Third of Food Lost, Wasted – Enough to Feed All Hungry People

By Baher Kamal Believe it or not, the way to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth is as feasible as it is handy. In fact, the current loss and waste of one-third of all food produced for human consumption would be just enough to feed the nearly one… »

10.11.2017

The great British drug rip-off

The great British drug rip-off

By MORTEN THAYSEN 5 November 2017 for openDemocracy Drug prices are soaring, crippling our NHS [1]. And Big Pharma’s defence (‘research is expensive’) omits one crucial fact… As he became ‘the most hated man on the Internet’ last year, ‘pharma-bro’ Martin Shkreli repeatedly claimed that by hiking the price… »

20.10.2017

Taking 9 million lives per year, pollution bigger killer than war, tobacco, and various diseases combined

Taking 9 million lives per year, pollution bigger killer than war, tobacco, and various diseases combined

New Lancet Commission spotlights “profound and pervasive threat that affects many aspects of human health and wellbeing.” by Andrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Pollution, “one of the great existential challenges of the Anthropocene epoch,” kills 9 million people per year. That’s more than the number of… »

10.09.2017

Stephen Hawking v. the destroyers of the UK National Health Service

Stephen Hawking v. the destroyers of the UK National Health Service

‘Stephen Hawking has accused ministers of damaging the NHS, blaming the Conservatives in a passionate and sustained attack for slashing funding, weakening the health service though privatisation, demoralising staff by curbing pay and cutting social care support. ‘The renowned 75-year-old physicist was speaking to promote an address he will give… »

07.09.2017

London, thousands of nursing staff demand pay rise

London, thousands of nursing staff demand pay rise

Around 3,000 nurses, student nurses, health care workers and supporters took part in the 90-minute rally in Parliament Square, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The rally was organized as part of the Royal College of Nursing’s “Scrap the Cap” campaign, which calls on the Government to remove the 1% cap… »

07.09.2017

A rare piece of good news for the UK National Health Service

A rare piece of good news for the UK National Health Service

From OurNHS Facebook: Some very good news for once – the government has abandoned plans to privatise the in-house NHS staffing agency, NHS Professionals, after fierce campaigning by WeOwnIt, and others, and support from the official Opposition. We’ve been highlighting these sneaky plans since 2014 on OurNHS – and the… »

07.09.2017

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

John Loretz, IPPNW: Strengthening the message about the consequences of nuclear weapons

Pressenza is in York, in the north of England, to cover the Health through Peace conference organised by MedAct, the UK affiliate of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.  IPPNW are also here in force to hold their world congress. Despite his intense schedule,… »

04.09.2017

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

Nuclear weapons transferred from New York to Old York for medical treatment

International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize winning organisation, gathered around 400 delegates from around the world today, 4th of September, in the old city of York in the United Kingdom, to consider strategy and the way forward in the light of the Earth-moving… »

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