Health

19.05.2019

Meet The Alabama Doctor Who Could Face 99 Years In Prison For Providing Abortions Under New Law

Meet The Alabama Doctor Who Could Face 99 Years In Prison For Providing Abortions Under New Law

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban into law on Wednesday, effectively banning the procedure except in cases where a pregnant person’s life is at serious risk. The law does not make exceptions in cases of rape or incest and doctors could face 99 years in… »

13.05.2019

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019: day 2

IV Latin American Humanist Forum 2019 Building Convergence “The aim of the Humanist Forum is to study and establish a position on the global problems of today’s world. From that point of view, it is a cultural organisation in a broad sense that is concerned with structurally relating the… »

09.05.2019

Corporations are funding health and nutrition research — here’s why you should be worried

Corporations are funding health and nutrition research — here’s why you should be worried

Sarah Steele, University of Cambridge and Lejla Sarcevic, University of Cambridge for The Conversation For the health-conscious consumer, it’s hard to keep up with the dizzying array of products on offer. Consumers want unbiased information to help them make the right choices, and industry says it… »

07.05.2019

Empathy in healthcare is finally making a comeback

Empathy in healthcare is finally making a comeback

Jeremy Howick, University of Oxford for The Conversation A doctor friend – let’s call her Anne – was teaching three smart medical students who were told to diagnose a woman complaining of nonspecific pain and anxiety. After 20 minutes of questions, the students wrote seven pages of notes… »

10.04.2019

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

A report published by Science Daily states that “Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research. New research shows that resources that would be spent on developing… »

10.04.2019

Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

Neoliberalism promised freedom – instead it delivers stifling control

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Creeping privatisation is rolling back the state to create a new, absolutist bureaucracy that destroys efficiency.  My life was saved last year by the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, through a skilful procedure to remove a cancer from my body. Now… »

30.03.2019

Measles: should vaccinations be compulsory?

Measles: should vaccinations be compulsory?

Tom Solomon, University of Liverpool for The Conversation Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces, raising important questions about the responsibilities of the state and of individuals when… »

29.03.2019

‘Verdict Is In’: Monsanto Found Liable for Man’s Cancer, Ordered to Pay $80 Million in Damages

‘Verdict Is In’: Monsanto Found Liable for Man’s Cancer, Ordered to Pay $80 Million in Damages

“The jury resoundingly held Monsanto accountable for its 40 years of corporate malfeasance.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams In a victory for consumers and yet another massive blow to Monsanto, a federal jury on Wednesday found the company liable for causing a California man’s… »

17.03.2019

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Brexit Britain’s weakness exposed in US trade deal documents

Michael Plouffe, UCL for The Conversation The US has published its objectives for a proposed trade agreement with the UK – and its thinking highlights just how weak Britain’s bargaining position will be in the post-Brexit global economy. The US trade representative outlines many of the usual… »

16.03.2019

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

Somehow for years vested interests had managed to keep a split between the two most damaging effects of burning fossil fuels: climate change leading to disaster in particular to the poorest areas of the planet and the millions of deaths and illnesses caused by pollution, also being the less well… »

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