Health

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…

Bangladesh: adolescent girls living in urban slums

The concentration of public health issues and adverse environmental circumstances in slums are increasingly important concerns for developing countries like Bangladesh. This country has experienced a steady growth in its urban population, most particularly in the capital city, Dhaka, ever…

Privatisation will be irreversible unless the NHS is exempted from the EU-US Trade deal

Published by the National Health Action Party (UK) One of the main planks of our Euro election campaign is calling for the NHS to be exempted from the EU-US Trade deal, or the TTIP as it’s officially called. Most people…

UK: Respect the needs of people with disability. Stop the Cull

Press Release from Atos National Demo By Dan Ashman for Occupy News Network Next month people from across the country will gather nationally outside every ATOS centre to peacefully protest the inhumane treatment of people receiving employment support allowance and…

“Drugs Aren’t the Problem”: Neuroscientist Carl Hart on Brain Science & Myths About Addiction

Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! As we continue our conversation on the nationwide shift toward liberalizing drug laws, we are joined by the groundbreaking neuropsychopharmacologist Dr. Carl Hart. He is the first tenured African-American professor in the sciences at Columbia…

3-D Tissue Printing: Cells from the Eye Inkjet-Printed for the First Time

Science Daily Report. “Dec. 18, 2013 — A group of researchers from the UK have used inkjet printing technology to successfully print cells taken from the eye for the very first time. The breakthrough, which has been detailed in a paper…

Food Security Can Come in Tiny, Wiggly Packages

By Amy Fallon for IPS News LUSAKA, Dec 17 2013 (IPS) – It is known as the land of copper to the outside world, but there’s another c-word that does a roaring trade in Zambia, albeit locally – caterpillars. On…

WHO Celebrates Major Progress in Fighting Malaria

By Jim Lobe for IPS WASHINGTON, Dec 11 2013 (IPS) – Enhanced efforts to fight malaria have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives and nearly halved the disease’s global mortality rate since 2000, according to the latest edition of the World…

Resistance to the EU/US Free Trade Agreement? Latin America did it

With the title “How the EU is making NHS privatisation permanent” The New Statesman further analyses the effects of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) launched in June at the G8 meeting, in particular with reference to the looming…

WHO 2014 Violence Prevention Meeting Report

by Joam Evans Pim – TRANSCEND Media Service The Center for Global Nonkilling, a member of the World Health Organization’s Violence Prevention Alliance, participated Nov. 11-15 in the 6th Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting, organized in…

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