Health

Fossil fuels, not only a matter of climate change but also health and premature deaths

The Great Smog [smoke + fog] of ’52 or Big Smoke, was a severe air pollution event that affected London during December 1952 … although it was not thought to be a significant event at the time, with London having…

Qualified Chadians in France Support Public Health, Higher Education at Home

GENEVA, Switzerland, September 24, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — UNDP has allocated an additional USD 150,000 to the pilot phase of an IOM-UNDP-Government of Chad joint project: “Strengthening Public Health and Higher Education Sectors Services in Chad through Mobilization of…

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

In “The Spirit Level,” Richard Wilkinson charts data that proves societies that are more equal are healthier, happier societies. Why you should listen to him: For decades, Richard Wilkinson has studied the social effects of income inequality and how social…

Highly hazardous pesticides should be phased out in developing countries

Tragedy of poisoned school children in India provides another reminder The tragic incident in Bihar, India, where 23 school children died after eating a school meal contaminated with monocrotophos, is an important reminder to speed up the withdrawal of highly…

How to kill an NHS. It applies to all privatisation targets

The UK National Health Service (NHS), one of the most efficient and value-for-money healthcare organisations in the world is no more. We may still talk about it as if it were around but the final blow to its existence, appropriately…

International Conference on Orgonomy in Rome

An International Conference on Orgonomy will be held next October 4-6, 2013 at the Hotel dei Congressi, Rome, Italy. The Conference is organized by the Associazione Italiana di Orgonomia, and is focused on the science conceived and developed by Wilhelm…

“No hunger” initiative in Damascus

On the first day of Ramadan, many young people in Damascus started a volunteer initiative to feed the poor people in the city, victims of the internal war. In one day 750 meals were cooked and distributed. A restaurant owner…

Fukushima – tritium levels rise in seawater

Kyodo News reported June 25, 2013 that Tokyo Electric Power Co. has measured a rise in the level of radioactive tritium in seawater within the port at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In a sample collected June 21,…

UN reveals progress in lowering HIV infections among children in sub-Saharan Africa

New HIV infections among children have been reduced by 50 per cent or more in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the United Nations agency spearheading the global AIDS response said today. Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia have reduced…

The War of the Health Models. What would it mean to humanise medicine?

A video circulating on the internet seems to suggest that a miracle cure has been found for Malaria. (and AIDS, cancer, Hepatitis, warts, etc, etc, etc). Cheap, easy to administer and non toxic. It appears to have the Red Cross…

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