Health

15.06.2017

UK doctor denounces Health Secretary, accuses him of incompetence

UK doctor denounces Health Secretary, accuses him of incompetence

In the recent UK general election, the Minister for Health, Jeremy Hunt, was opposed in his constituency by a doctor standing for the National Health Action Party.  Dr Louise Irvine, sadly lost the vote by a over 20,000 votes yet did herself receive 12,000 votes in her campaign. In his acceptance… »

08.06.2017

Not just Climate. Trump’s exit from Paris agreement has important Health consequences

Not just Climate. Trump’s exit from Paris agreement has important Health consequences

Trump has announced that he is pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, following through with a campaign promise to support the coal and oil sector. The Paris Agreement, signed by 195 nations in December 2015, set the global goal to keep the planet from warming… »

30.05.2017

An Open Letter to People with ‘Mental Health’ Issues

An Open Letter to People with ‘Mental Health’ Issues

As ‘mental health’ issues gain more attention, sympathetic and otherwise, in a wide variety of contexts and countries around the world, the opportunity for inaccurate perceptions of what causes these issues, and how to treat them, are likewise expanded. So if you or someone… »

25.05.2017

Radiation and gender: One basis for new nuclear weapons treaty

Radiation and gender: One basis for new nuclear weapons treaty

By the Nuclear Information and Resource Service and the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research This week, an historic nuclear weapons ban proposal was unveiled at the United Nations. The proposed agreement recognizes, for the first time, that nuclear weapons and radiation… »

17.05.2017

CDC recommend Cholera Vaccination

CDC recommend Cholera Vaccination

Adults between the ages of 18 and 64 years visiting friends and relatives for extended periods in a cholera-affected area, health care personnel, and cholera outbreak response workers are recommended to receive one dose of the lyophilized cholera vaccine.   Such recommendation is released in the May 11 Morbidity… »

12.05.2017

Access Denied: Facebook blocks abortion pill provider’s page for ‘promotion of drug use’

Access Denied: Facebook blocks abortion pill provider’s page for ‘promotion of drug use’

‘WTF Facebook?!’ say supporters of international group that provides reproductive health information and access to abortion pills in countries where it remains illegal by Jon Queally, staff writer for Common Dreams As of late Thursday night, Facebook has yet to explain why it has… »

08.05.2017

All-White, All-Male Senate Republican Group Drafting Health Bill

All-White, All-Male Senate Republican Group Drafting Health Bill

On Capitol Hill, Senate Republicans have begun drafting a healthcare bill that would repeal much of the Affordable Care Act, though the legislation is unlikely to closely resemble a bill approved by the House last week. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tasked a “working group” of 13 Republicans to draft… »

05.05.2017

House GOP Health Bill Could Put Coverage Out of Reach of Millions

House GOP Health Bill Could Put Coverage Out of Reach of Millions

The House of Representatives on Thursday voted narrowly to do away with the Affordable Care Act, replacing it with a healthcare bill that would dramatically roll back Medicaid, provide hundreds of billions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy, gut protections for patients with pre-existing conditions and add tens… »

22.04.2017

The Illusion of Correctional Medicine

The Illusion of Correctional Medicine

By Mumia Abu-Jamal In the netherworld of American prisons, one must jettison any medical assumptions one brings in from the so-called ‘free’ world. We have been conditioned to see nurses as sweet sources of solace, and doctors as people dedicated to healing the sick, and easing our pains. In prison,… »

20.04.2017

Time to put SEX into sex education

Time to put SEX into sex education

We republish this article which first appeared in the UK publication, ShoutOutUK, by kind permission of the author*.  Although it concerns the situation of sex education in the UK, our readers in other countries may find it thought-provoking. Celebrate sexual pleasure. Combat sexual shame & abuse Sex education in… »

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