Health

25.06.2013

UN reveals progress in lowering HIV infections among children in sub-Saharan Africa

UN reveals progress in lowering HIV infections among children in sub-Saharan Africa

New HIV infections among children have been reduced by 50 per cent or more in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations agency spearheading the global AIDS response said today. Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia have reduced new HIV infections among children by half since 2009,… »

07.05.2013

The War of the Health Models. What would it mean to humanise medicine?

The War of the Health Models. What would it mean to humanise medicine?

A video circulating on the internet seems to suggest that a miracle cure has been found for Malaria. (and AIDS, cancer, Hepatitis, warts, etc, etc, etc). Cheap, easy to administer and non toxic. It appears to have the Red Cross backing, al least locally in Africa, but there is a… »

24.04.2013

Insecticide-treated nets protect livestock and boost milk yields in UN pilot projects

Insecticide-treated nets protect livestock and boost milk yields in UN pilot projects

Insecticide-treated mosquito and fly nets encircling livestock pens in small farms in western Kenya are proving to be an effective means of killing disease-carrying pests and boosting milk yields, the United Nations today reported, as well as contributing to fewer people being bitten at home. “The nets are environmentally safe… »

21.04.2013

Call for a worldwide ban on Uranium Mining as the Grand Canyon comes under threat

Call for a worldwide ban on Uranium Mining as the Grand Canyon comes under threat

In Edinburgh on the 17th and 18th of April at the annual meeting of Abolition 2000, a delegation from the Arizona based campaign group, Mama Bears Brigade, presented the plight of indigenous people around the Grand Canyon who are fighting against a mining company currently reopening shafts that… »

03.04.2013

Radiation exposure around Fukushima and as far as Tokyo higher than admitted by Japanese authorities

Radiation exposure around Fukushima and as far as Tokyo higher than admitted by Japanese authorities

For readers interested in the Fukushima disaster, Pressenza recommends you watch this 30-minute video Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident In this video filmed at the symposium, Arnie Gundersen presents his findings concerning the Fukushima Accident. The findings show that the population of Japan have… »

22.03.2013

BBC: major Iraq birth defect study expected to show increase linked to conflict

BBC: major Iraq birth defect study expected to show increase linked to conflict

The BBC has reported that a much anticipated study by the WHO and Iraqi Ministry of Health will show that rates of birth defects in Iraq are higher in areas that were subject to heavy fighting in 2003. The report, broadcast on BBC World and available online features… »

21.03.2013

Ban Ki-Moon announces independent probe into allegations of chemical attack in Syria

Ban Ki-Moon announces independent probe into allegations of chemical attack in Syria

Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon today said that the United Nations will launch an independent investigation into allegations of the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria, after receiving a formal request from the country’s Government. “The investigation mission is to look into the specific incident brought to my attention by the… »

04.02.2013

Syria: UN Begins Delivery of Safe Water for 10 Million People, Half of Total Population

Syria: UN Begins Delivery of Safe Water for 10 Million People, Half of Total Population

A large-scale operation is under way in Syria to secure safe water supplies for more than 10 million people – close to half the population, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today 4 February 2013, amid reports that the quality and quantity of water is continuing to deteriorate… »

02.02.2013

UNAIDS applauds Mongolia for removing HIV-related travel restrictions

UNAIDS applauds Mongolia for removing HIV-related travel restrictions

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has welcomed the recent law reforms in Mongolia that have removed all travel restrictions and other discriminatory provisions for people living with HIV. The reforms, which were passed in December and came into effect on 15 January, removes all HIV-related restrictions… »

02.02.2013

Survey by UN health agency shows major gaps in cancer control and care

Survey by UN health agency shows major gaps in cancer control and care

Ahead of World Cancer Day, the United Nations health agency today launched a survey showing that more than half of all countries are struggling to prevent cancer and to provide appropriate long-term treatment and care to avoid human suffering and protect countries’ social and economic development. “Cancer should not… »

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