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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… »

26.09.2013

Euthanasia alive and well and feeding on UK’s austerity measures

Euthanasia alive and well and feeding on UK’s austerity measures

The invitation reads “10 Thousand Cuts and Counting is a ceremony of remembrance and solidarity led by disability activists, Occupy activists, Michael Meacher MP and the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral for those who have had their lives devastated by… »

24.09.2013

Fossil fuels, not only a matter of climate change but also health and premature deaths

Fossil fuels, not only a matter of climate change but also health and premature deaths

The Great Smog [smoke + fog] of ’52 or Big Smoke, was a severe air pollution event that affected London during December 1952 … although it was not thought to be a significant event at the time, with London having experienced many smog events in the past, so called “… »

24.09.2013

Qualified Chadians in France Support Public Health, Higher Education at Home

Qualified Chadians in France Support Public Health, Higher Education at Home

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNDP has allocated an additional USD 150,000 to the pilot phase of an IOM-UNDP-Government of Chad joint project: “Strengthening Public Health and Higher Education Sectors Services in Chad through Mobilization of the Chadian Diaspora in France”. The funding will bring the… »

21.09.2013

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

In “The Spirit Level,” Richard Wilkinson charts data that proves societies that are more equal are healthier, happier societies. Why you should listen to him: For decades, Richard Wilkinson has studied the social effects of income inequality and how social forces affect health. In The Spirit Level,… »

30.07.2013

Highly hazardous pesticides should be phased out in developing countries

Highly hazardous pesticides should be phased out in developing countries

Tragedy of poisoned school children in India provides another reminder The tragic incident in Bihar, India, where 23 school children died after eating a school meal contaminated with monocrotophos, is an important reminder to speed up the withdrawal of highly hazardous pesticides from markets in developing countries, the UN Food… »

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