Health

10.03.2018

Nearly 800 Quebec Doctors Demand Their Pay Raises Go To Nurses, Improving Healthcare Overall

Nearly 800 Quebec Doctors Demand Their Pay Raises Go To Nurses, Improving Healthcare Overall

“These increases are all the more shocking because our nurses, clerks, and other professionals face very difficult working conditions, while our patients live with the lack of access to required services because of the drastic cuts in recent years.” by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams Hundreds of… »

01.03.2018

Blockchain Will Upend Big Medicine

Blockchain Will Upend Big Medicine

Posted on: Monday, February 26th 2018 at 1:45 pm Written By: James Grundvig The original article, copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2018, can be found here. Here are GreenMedInfo Re-post guidelines Translated into Italian in two parts: here and here   The third digital revolution to… »

01.03.2018

How Uncle Sam launders marijuana money

How Uncle Sam launders marijuana money

The government accepts marijuana money for taxes… The government makes a massive profit off the deal, snatching up to 70 percent of the proceeds of the reporting businesses, as opposed to the more typical rate of 30 percent … [since they] are not entitled to deduct their costs when reporting their income. posted… »

08.02.2018

Trump attack on the UK NHS: mudding the waters for profit

Trump attack on the UK NHS: mudding the waters for profit

Trump has used a demo that has just taken place in London demanding proper NHS funding to campaign against universal health coverage in the US. He tweeted “The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK because their U system is going broke… »

30.01.2018

British austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argue experts

British austerity policies lie at heart of soaring homelessness and related health harms, argue experts

Science Daily reports on a British Medical Journal article by Mark Fransham and Danny Dorling at the University of Oxford calling for action on welfare reform and the housing market. “The number of people officially recorded as sleeping on the streets of England rose from 1,768 in 2010 to… »

29.01.2018

A group of US hospitals will create their own generics to avoid pharmaceutical manipulation

A group of US hospitals will create their own generics to avoid pharmaceutical manipulation

Tired of the scarcity and high prices, more than 450 hospitals in the US have come together to create a non-profit pharmaceutical company. Several companies are being investigated in the US and the European Union for trying to manipulate the generic drug market. “It is a very necessary initiative and… »

22.12.2017

Stephen Hawking joins lawsuit aimed at foiling UK’s government NHS shake-up

Stephen Hawking joins lawsuit aimed at foiling UK’s government NHS shake-up

Stephen Hawking is joining a legal action aimed at questioning yet another set of changes in the NHS [the UK’s National Health Service] which like most previous ones it is feared will lead to greater privatisation and rationing of resources. The introduction of ACOs modelled on US healthcare structures, is… »

02.12.2017

Glyphosate: Democracy 0 – Lobbyists 1

Glyphosate: Democracy 0 – Lobbyists 1

By Erik Edman for DiEM25 As we predicted right after the European Parliament voted not to renew glyphosate’s licence in Europe, the European Member States have now ignored all democratic voices and have decided to renew the licence of the potential carcinogenic herbicide. This decision does not… »

01.12.2017

One Third of Food Lost, Wasted – Enough to Feed All Hungry People

One Third of Food Lost, Wasted – Enough to Feed All Hungry People

By Baher Kamal Believe it or not, the way to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth is as feasible as it is handy. In fact, the current loss and waste of one-third of all food produced for human consumption would be just enough to feed the nearly one… »

10.11.2017

The great British drug rip-off

The great British drug rip-off

By MORTEN THAYSEN 5 November 2017 for openDemocracy Drug prices are soaring, crippling our NHS [1]. And Big Pharma’s defence (‘research is expensive’) omits one crucial fact… As he became ‘the most hated man on the Internet’ last year, ‘pharma-bro’ Martin Shkreli repeatedly claimed that by hiking the price… »

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