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03.01.2016

Purpose in Life protects from cognitive decline

Purpose in Life protects from cognitive decline

A study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry in 2012 has just been widely reported. Its title: “Effect of Purpose in Life [PIL]on the Relation Between Alzheimer Disease Pathologic Changes on Cognitive Function in Advanced Age” The study defines purpose in life as “the tendency to… »

27.12.2015

Antibiotics expert warns it’s ‘almost too late’ to stop global Superbug

Antibiotics expert warns it’s ‘almost too late’ to stop global Superbug

‘We have got a 50-50 chance of salvaging the most important antibiotics but we need to stop agriculture from ruining it again,’ says UK health expert. by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Following the discovery in the UK of bacteria that resist the most common antibiotic of… »

25.12.2015

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness… »

25.12.2015

70% of 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Local Extreme Poverty Line

70% of 1 Million Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Live Below Local Extreme Poverty Line

Human Wrongs Watch Some 70 per cent of the over 1 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the UN on 23 December 2015 reported, calling for greater… »

25.12.2015

Australia has defended itself against Big Tobacco this time – but no one is safe with ISDS

Australia has defended itself against Big Tobacco this time – but no one is safe with ISDS

By Guy Taylor for Global Justice Now. One of the more infamous examples of corporations suing governments was resolved, at least in the short term, last week. The Australian government has successfully defended itself against an Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) case brought by Philip Morris, the US cigarette… »

22.12.2015

Water-Sanitation: forward-looking reflections

Water-Sanitation: forward-looking reflections

Forward-looking reflections In this last issue, we look back on what we have learned in 2015 and can take with us in the new year. CEO Patrick Moriarty reflects on the new Global Goals and climate change. Senior sanitation specialist Erick Baetings shares his insights on urban sanitation, organisational capacities… »

18.12.2015

Every Two Seconds, a Baby Is Born in a Conflict Zone – “Can There Be a Worse Start in Life?”

Every Two Seconds, a Baby Is Born in a Conflict Zone – “Can There Be a Worse Start in Life?”

Human Wrongs Watch More than 16 million babies in 2015 were born in conflict zones such as Afghanistan, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen or on perilous journeys to escape fighting, which translates to 1 in 8 of all births worldwide, or one newborn every two… »

15.12.2015

Was it missed in the Paris Climate Talks? Pollution and Health

Was it missed in the Paris Climate Talks? Pollution and Health

So the triumphalism of the Paris Climate change talks seemed contagious and timely. But there were criticisms. Not enough money. Too voluntary, not really binding. And so on. Here is another: Pollution and Health Carbon capture does not address cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and strokes), respiratory (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease,… »

10.12.2015

Governor Inslee can end fluoridation in Washington with the stroke of his pen

Governor Inslee can end fluoridation in Washington with the stroke of his pen

From: JAMES ROBERT DEAL ATTORNEY PLLC To:  Governor Jay Inslee, PO Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504-0002, 360-753-4110 fax, 360-902-4111 telephone Dear Governor Inslee, On September 3, 2015, I submitted a Petition for Adoption, Amendment, or Repeal of a State Administrative Rule to the Board of Health. My petition and proposed… »

05.12.2015

WHO calls in Paris for a Climate Agreement that benefits Health

WHO calls in Paris for a Climate Agreement that benefits Health

Paris, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The World Health Organization (WHO) called on the UN conference on climate for achieving a new binding climate agreement that takes into account among its purposes, the benefits to global public health. Representatives and experts from the WHO offered at the Le Bourget Exhibition Center,… »

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