Health

23.06.2016

Asia – Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Asia – Climate Change Taking Toll on Food Security

Human Wrongs Watch By Graham J. Dwyer* MANILA, 21 June 2016 (IPS) – Asia’s economic growth over the last decade has been relentless, bringing with it a rising population and an influx of people from the countryside to the… »

19.06.2016

Protesting ‘shameful’ refugee policies, Doctors Without Borders rejects EU funds

“Once again, Europe’s main focus is not on how well people will be protected, but on how efficiently they are kept away.” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams The international humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) announced Friday that it will… »

07.06.2016

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

The Poverty Dilemma: Hunger or Malaria?

In these weeks most Tanzanian mothers receive mosquito nets meant to protect their children from Malaria. Such a ritual is repeated every year in every poor country, at the height of the rainy season when Malaria claims the majority of its half a million children lives. The distribution of… »

04.06.2016

Female circumcision – the worst anyone can do to a woman

Female circumcision – the worst anyone can do to a woman

The following is an interview with Fadumo Korn, chairwoman of the association Nala e.V., an interpreter in Munich, Germany and author of the brave book entitled “Geboren im großen Regen” (Born in the big rain). As a victim of FGM, she described her experience as the absolutely worst thing… »

25.05.2016

Shock and Awe, the Chevron way

Shock and Awe, the Chevron way

How the oil giant made itself a victim—and launched a nearly unprecedented legal offensive—after poisoning a region and its people by Nick Meynen for Common Dreams With pockets deep enough, you can buy justice. That’s what Chevron assumes since they lost a $9.5 billion verdict at… »

16.05.2016

On Int’l Day, ‘Families Still Struggle with Violence, Discrimination and Poverty’

On Int’l Day, ‘Families Still Struggle with Violence, Discrimination and Poverty’

Human Wrongs Watch The rise of violent extremism, the effects of forced displacement, extreme weather events and other challenges are taking a heavy toll on the health and integrity of families in crisis situations, UN … »

16.05.2016

Science Report: Emotions in the age of Botox

Science Report: Emotions in the age of Botox

The kingdom of the secondary is not harmless fun. The culture of celebrity and the compulsion towards money and power, making them more important than human beings, are driving a level of inequality and suffering that threatens the whole world. The search for the Fountain of Youth in the form… »

15.05.2016

Is this the return of U.S. ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’ serving corporations?

Is this the return of U.S. ‘Gunboat Diplomacy’ serving corporations?

By Dave Johnson for Common Dreams Colombia is allowing local production of a generic form of a cancer drug that is ultraexpensive because of a government-granted monopoly handed to a giant, multinational pharmaceutical corporation. The U.S. government is stepping in on the corporation’s side with a modern form of… »

13.05.2016

UK’s National Health Service soon needing thorough check up

UK’s National Health Service soon needing thorough check up

You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to know [UK Health Secretary] Hunt is getting the NHS wrong – this week, everyone does! By CAROLINE MOLLOY 13 May 2016, for OurNHS MPs are waking up to the scale of the unnecessary destruction being wrought on the NHS. But with… »

27.04.2016

Destroy and Privatise: the old strategy now used against the UK Health Service

Destroy and Privatise: the old strategy now used against the UK Health Service

The Junior Doctors are on strike, for the first time in history the National Health Service has a withdrawal of emergency services by Junior Doctors for 2 days, following the Government refusal to negotiate. Not about money, but about creating impossible conditions that would put patients at risk, and doctors… »

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