Health

30.01.2018

British austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argue experts

British austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argue experts

Science Daily reports on a British Medical Journal article by Mark Fransham and Danny Dorling at the University of Oxford calling for action on welfare reform and the housing market. “The number of people officially recorded as sleeping on the streets of England rose from 1,768 in 2010 to… »

29.01.2018

A group of US hospitals will create their own generics to avoid pharmaceutical manipulation

A group of US hospitals will create their own generics to avoid pharmaceutical manipulation

Tired of the scarcity and high prices, more than 450 hospitals in the US have come together to create a non-profit pharmaceutical company. Several companies are being investigated in the US and the European Union for trying to manipulate the generic drug market. “It is a very necessary initiative and… »

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… »

Newsletter

Enter your e-mail address to subscribe to our daily news service.


Film: The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons

Milagro Sala

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Archives

Except where otherwise note, content on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.