Health

How many solar panels for £80bn+, UK’s new nuclear power plant price tag

[divide][clear] ‘The British energy secretary, Ed Davey, has signed the first new nuclear contract with French state-backed utility firm EDF, admitting only a clairvoyant could know the true cost to the taxpayer of the 35-year contract because of the uncertainty…

IARC: Outdoor air pollution a leading environmental cause of cancer deaths

PRESS RELEASE N° 221 Lyon/Geneva, 17 October 2013 – The specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), announced today that it has classified outdoor air pollution as carcinogenic to humans (Group…

Single-Payer Prescription for What Ails Obamacare

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “We apologize for the inconvenience. The Marketplace is currently undergoing regularly scheduled maintenance and will be back up Monday 10/7/3013.” You read it right, 3013. That was the message on the homepage of the…

Bees also affected by pollution. Risks to food production

We reported in Pressenza the importance of considering the effects of burning fossil fuels on health, as the discussions brought on by the evidence presented in the most recent report about climate change, making a very strong case for fossil…

Potential breakthrough anti-Malaria vaccine

Published by Science : “We report that the PfSPZ Vaccine—composed of attenuated, aseptic, purified, cryopreserved PfSPZ—was safe and well-tolerated when administered four to six times intravenously (IV) to 40 adults…These data indicate that there is a dose-dependent immunological threshold for…

Why the NHS must be exempted from the US/EU free trade agreement

By National Health Action. The Health and Social Care Act and the regulations for implementing it change the nature of the NHS for corporate benefit. Obligatory competitive tendering effectively means privatising. And because this is the UK – a very…

Fish to fight Dengue in Pakistan

Islamabad, The government of Pakistan’s Punjab province hopes to combat the menace of dengue by releasing fish in waters where dengue mosquitoes breed. According to Pakistan Yahoo News the provincial government has asked the local administration of Rawalpindi to use…

Euthanasia alive and well and feeding on UK’s austerity measures

The invitation reads “10 Thousand Cuts and Counting is a ceremony of remembrance and solidarity led by disability activists, Occupy activists, Michael Meacher MP and the Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral for those who have had their lives devastated by…

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…

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