Health

UNAIDS applauds Mongolia for removing HIV-related travel restrictions

The United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has welcomed the recent law reforms in Mongolia that have removed all travel restrictions and other discriminatory provisions for people living with HIV. The reforms, which were passed in December and came…

Survey by UN health agency shows major gaps in cancer control and care

Ahead of World Cancer Day, the United Nations health agency today launched a survey showing that more than half of all countries are struggling to prevent cancer and to provide appropriate long-term treatment and care to avoid human suffering and…

Fukushima two years later: Global symposium March 11-12

Global symposium to address mounting medical & ecological consequences March 11-12 – New York Academy of Medicine Two years after the March 11, 2011 triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, new research and new information continues to come…

UK: Should the age of consent be reduced to 14?

The latest figures Pressenza could find date back to the last decade and showed that teenage pregnancy rates in the UK were the highest of all European Union countries. Peter Tatchell proposes changes to Britains antiquated, moralist views of sex…

Governments at UN forum agree on legally-binding treaty to curb mercury pollution

Over 140 governments meeting at a United Nations forum in Geneva have agreed to a global, legally-binding treaty to address mercury, a notorious heavy metal with significant health and environmental effects. The Minamata Convention on Mercury – named after a…

Mercury Treaty: Last Chance to Address Health Effects

A proposed international treaty to address the damaging effects of mercury should include specific provisions to protect the health of children and other vulnerable populations, Human Rights Watch said today. Governments are to meet in Geneva beginning January 13, 2013,…

Dr. Gabor Maté on the Stress-Disease Connection, Addiction and the Destruction of American Childhood

Today, a Democracy Now! special with the Canadian physician and bestselling author, Dr. Gabor Maté. From disease to addiction, parenting to attention deficit disorder, Maté’s work focuses on the centrality of early childhood experiences to the development of the brain,…

Over 40 UK Uncut actions across UK successfully target Starbucks over tax avoidance and impact of government cuts on women

– UK Uncut successfully targets Starbucks over tax avoidance and impact of government cuts on women – Over 40 protests across the UK take place at Starbucks shops today, in UK Uncut’s biggest day of action – Protesters stage sit-ins…

In Spain, doctors resist by healing

Some of Spain’s hospitals and clinics have recently begun offering a new kind of public service. In an effort to defend the threatened health care system, thousands of doctors and their supporters have chosen to add civil disobedience to their…

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