Health

09.08.2019

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong

In his research on the war on drugs, Johann Hari discovered that addiction isn’t what we think it is. TEDGlobalLondon One of my earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of my relatives and not being able to. And I was just a little kid, so I… »

08.08.2019

Breast milk can save the lives of 595,000 children a year and save $1 billion a day.

Breast milk can save the lives of 595,000 children a year and save $1 billion a day.

A study in more than 130 countries highlights the health and economic benefits of breastfeeding. Did you know that if all babies born in the world were breastfed exclusively with breast milk, that is, without any other artificial milk until six months of age, humanity would save a billion dollars… »

28.07.2019

Concern for children and medicalization of ADHD lead a group of volunteers to produce documentary in Spain

Concern for children and medicalization of ADHD lead a group of volunteers to produce documentary in Spain

In 2016 a team of the Humanist Party in Madrid decided to transform their proposals into audiovisual productions. Then, together with a team of volunteers including a documentary director, a film student, a psychologist and some neighborhood supporters, they decided to take on the issue of parents who were being… »

13.07.2019

One in three people globally do not have access to safe drinking water – UNICEF, WHO.

One in three people globally do not have access to safe drinking water – UNICEF, WHO.

New report on inequalities in access to water, sanitation and hygiene also reveals more than half of the world does not have access to safe sanitation services Billions of people around the world are continuing to suffer from poor access to water, sanitation and hygiene, according to a new report… »

20.06.2019

Long hours at the office could be killing you – the case for a shorter working week

Long hours at the office could be killing you – the case for a shorter working week

Shainaz Firfiray, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick for The Conversation UK employees have the longest working week compared to other workers in the European Union. But, despite the long hours, recent studies have shown this does not make the UK a more productive nation. An… »

10.04.2019

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change

A report published by Science Daily states that “Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research. New research shows that resources that would be spent on developing… »

16.03.2019

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

The kids got it right: Climate Change, pollution and the system

Somehow for years vested interests had managed to keep a split between the two most damaging effects of burning fossil fuels: climate change leading to disaster in particular to the poorest areas of the planet and the millions of deaths and illnesses caused by pollution, also being the less well… »

07.12.2018

Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, used to justify policies of exclusion

Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, used to justify policies of exclusion

According to research published in The Lancet and reported by ScienceDaily “Stereotypes that migrants are disease carriers who present a risk to public health and are a burden on services are some of the most prevalent and harmful myths about migration. Evidence from a comprehensive new report, including new… »

04.06.2018

We must resist and not allow a single step backwards to be taken in the right to health

We must resist and not allow a single step backwards to be taken in the right to health

Carmen Esbrí is a human rights activist. Member of the Madrid Public Health Defence Committee MEDSAP – Marea Blanca and of the National White Tide Coordinator. The Madrid Public Health Defence Committee MEDSAP – Marea Blanca (White Tide), is a platform created in 2012 with… »

09.06.2017

Water Woes Rock Southern Africa

Water Woes Rock Southern Africa

Evelyn Mbiza struggles with a wheelbarrow laden with multiple five litre containers filled with water while her eight-year-old child follows behind carrying another container as the two head home after spending several hours queuing for the precious liquid at a local borehole in Malbereign, a medium-income suburb in Harare, the… »

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