Health

27.11.2013

WHO 2014 Violence Prevention Meeting Report

WHO 2014 Violence Prevention Meeting Report

by Joam Evans Pim – TRANSCEND Media Service The Center for Global Nonkilling, a member of the World Health Organization’s Violence Prevention Alliance, participated Nov. 11-15 in the 6th Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting, organized in Mexico City by the country’s ministries of Health, State and… »

09.11.2013

TED: two different aspects of Active Nonviolence

TED: two different aspects of Active Nonviolence

Active Nonviolence is a methodology for change which is coherent with its objectives. Here we report of two TED lectures that show its power in theory and practice. Non-violence resistance with Erica Chenowets Published on Nov 4, 2013 Between 1900-2006, campaigns of nonviolent civil resistance were twice as… »

06.11.2013

US Health Professionals Designed and Participated in Torture of Detainees

US Health Professionals Designed and Participated in Torture of Detainees

According to Research carried out by the Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centers and published on the Institute on Medicine as a Profession website “Medical, Military, and Ethics Experts Say Health Professionals Designed and Participated in Cruel, Inhumane, and Degrading Treatment and Torture… »

24.10.2013

How many solar panels for £80bn+, UK’s new nuclear power plant price tag

How many solar panels for £80bn+, UK’s new nuclear power plant price tag

[divide][clear] ‘The British energy secretary, Ed Davey, has signed the first new nuclear contract with French state-backed utility firm EDF, admitting only a clairvoyant could know the true cost to the taxpayer of the 35-year contract because of the uncertainty of future energy prices. Energy academics said on Monday that… »

19.10.2013

IARC: Outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths

IARC: Outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths

PRESS RELEASE N° 221 Lyon/Geneva, 17 October 2013 – The specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced today that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). 1 After thoroughly reviewing the latest available scientific literature,… »

10.10.2013

Single-Payer Prescription for What Ails Obamacare

Single-Payer Prescription for What Ails Obamacare

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “We apologize for the inconvenience. The Marketplace is currently undergoing regularly scheduled maintenance and will be back up Monday 10/7/3013.” You read it right, 3013. That was the message on the homepage of the New York state health insurance exchange website this past weekend. »

10.10.2013

Bees also affected by pollution. Risks to food production

Bees also affected by pollution. Risks to food production

We reported in Pressenza the importance of considering the effects of burning fossil fuels on health, as the discussions brought on by the evidence presented in the most recent report about climate change, making a very strong case for fossil fuel burning being responsible… »

08.10.2013

Potential breakthrough anti-Malaria vaccine

Potential breakthrough anti-Malaria vaccine

Published by Science : “We report that the PfSPZ Vaccine—composed of attenuated, aseptic, purified, cryopreserved PfSPZ—was safe and well-tolerated when administered four to six times intravenously (IV) to 40 adults…These data indicate that there is a dose-dependent immunological threshold for establishing high-level protection… »

05.10.2013

Why the NHS must be exempted from the US/EU free trade agreement

Why the NHS must be exempted from the US/EU free trade agreement

By National Health Action. The Health and Social Care Act and the regulations for implementing it change the nature of the NHS for corporate benefit. Obligatory competitive tendering effectively means privatising. And because this is the UK – a very ‘open’ economy ­ the investment opportunities created in this process… »

02.10.2013

Fish to fight Dengue in Pakistan

Fish to fight Dengue in Pakistan

Islamabad, The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province hopes to combat the menace of dengue by releasing fish in waters where dengue mosquitoes breed. According to Pakistan Yahoo News the provincial government has asked the local administration of Rawalpindi to use fish from a hatchery in… »

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