Health

19.07.2014

UK: On TTIP and the NHS, they are trying to bamboozle us

UK: On TTIP and the NHS, they are trying to bamboozle us

By John Hilary 14 July 2014, for Open Democracy The TTIP trade treaty talks re-open in Brussels this week. We should not be reassured by the convenient ‘leak’ of a private letter between key TTIP advocates claiming the treaty poses no threat to the NHS. The… »

08.07.2014

This is thrilling life-extension news – for dictators and the ultra-rich

Longevity science may divide us into treated and untreated: the first living ever longer, the second dying even younger than now George Monbiot, The Guardian, Monday 7 July 2014 19.15 BST Once it was a myth. Now it’s a dream. And soon it will be an… »

05.07.2014

UK: Cameron is wrecking our world-beating health system

UK: Cameron is wrecking our world-beating health system

By James Lazou, researcher on health for Unite the Union for Open Democracy A Commonwealth Fund survey found the UK health system topped the poll on just about every criteria – so why are the Tories wrecking it? After all the negative headlines over the last few years you… »

17.06.2014

People Have Never Consumed So Much Fish As They Do Today

People Have Never Consumed So Much Fish As They Do Today

People have never consumed so much fish or depended so greatly on the sector for their well-being as they do today, UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 9 Jun 2014 reported*. Did you know?  Fish is one of the most-traded food commodities worldwide, worth almost US$130 billion in… »

15.06.2014

In Developing World, Pollution Kills More Than Disease

In Developing World, Pollution Kills More Than Disease

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jun 13 2014 (IPS) – Pollution, not disease, is the biggest killer in the developing world, taking the lives of more than 8.4 million people each year, a new analysis shows. That’s almost three times the deaths caused by… »

01.06.2014

“Advergames”: new tricks to sell junk food to children

“Advergames”: new tricks to sell junk food to children

Channel 4 News, UK, reports on the new trend to circumvent legislation brought in to limit the typo of advertising that can be directed to children. “Companies including McDonald’s and Coca-Cola should be stopped from designing apps and online games that advertise their products directly to children, according to… »

23.05.2014

A Third of Our Food Depend on Bees and Other Insects — Don’t Kill Them!

A Third of Our Food Depend on Bees and Other Insects — Don’t Kill Them!

By Matthias Wüthrich, Greenpeace* A third of our food, including some of our most delicious produce such as apples, tomatoes and coffee, along with most of the flowering plants on earth, depend on honeybees, wild bees and other insects for pollination. The situation, however, doesn’t look… »

20.05.2014

WHO Discuss on Climate Change”s Impact on Health

WHO Discuss on Climate Change”s Impact on Health

Geneva, May 20 (Prensa Latina) Climate change and its consequences were at the center of the plenary of the World Health Organization Assembly, which continues today its meetings in the Palais des Nations, chaired by Cuba. Several ministers and other representatives noted the need to include the item on… »

29.04.2014

Centenarians Meet at International Longevity Event

Havana, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The 12th International Seminar on Active and Satisfactory Longevity is taking place here today, with a swimming exhibition performed by elderly people, and other expressions of physical culture and Cuban traditional dances. Experts from Cuba, Mexico, Argentina, the Dominican Republic, Uruguay, Chile and Venezuela… »

02.04.2014

Europe, Central Asia Face Nutritional Deficits

Europe, Central Asia Face Nutritional Deficits

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) paints a picture of persistent nutrition problems due to vitamin and mineral deficiencies, and stunted growth in its latest snapshot of the Europe and Central Asia.* On the eve of its biennial Regional Conference for Europe –… »

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