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…

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,…

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…

Calls for a Ceasefire in the War on Drugs

“The production of opium increased by 102% and cocaine by 20% from 1998 to 2007, despite efforts to destroy crops around the world; in the US close to 500,000 people are in jail for drug offenses, compared with 41,000 in…

U.S. Sailors and Marines Allege Fukushima Radiation Sickness

Democracy Now! Three years have passed since the earthquake and tsunami that caused the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. The tsunami’s immediate death toll was more than 15,000, with close to 3,000 still missing.…

More trade unions oppose TTIP (EU-US Free Trade Agreement)

Original article Keep Our NHS Public OXFORDSHIRE March 10-14th saw the latest round of the EU-US free trade negotiations in Brussels. The industry’s 50 leading CEO’s, known collectively as the European Roundtable of Industrialists, proclaimed it their responsibility to ensure…

How Big Tobacco’s lobbyists get what they want from the media

With cigarette packs on the agenda, the BBC must be asked why it lets thinktanks argue the tobacco companies’ case without revealing who their paymasters are. By George Monbiot for The Guardian Almost everything is fake. The brave proverbs with…

A Matter of Life and Death

By Martin Khor for IPS News Martin Khor, executive director of the South Centre, warns that negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement are a matter of life and death. GENEVA, Mar 9 2014 (IPS) – If you or some…

UK Law: CPS witness care staff cut by 57%

By Maeve McClenaghan and Oli Wright for the Bureau of Investigative Journalism The Crown Prosecution Service has cut the number of staff it employs to look after witnesses, some of whom are victims of crime, by more than half in…

EU/US “Free” Trade Agreement and the UK National Health Service

Report from NHS/TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment] meeting 3rd Feb 2014 at Unite building organised by StopTTIP [Notes compiled by Linda Kaucher] A meeting attended by about 80 people and Chaired by Melanie Strickland was convened to highlight what the…

1 62 63 64 65 66 69