Health

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… »

09.09.2016

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

Discrimination can seriously damage your health (both ways)

It is not surprising that communities that suffer discrimination are at a disadvantage in many aspects or their lives, including health. New research published in Science Daily and conducted at the  University of California – Berkeley by J. B. Leitner, E. Hehman, O. Ayduk, R. Mendoza-Denton. »

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… »

19.01.2016

Air pollution killing millions, threatening global health systems

Air pollution killing millions, threatening global health systems

“We are storing up problems. These are chronic diseases that require hospital beds. The cost will be enormous.” by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams The World Health Organization (WHO) over the weekend warned that skyrocketing air pollution levels are killing millions of people in thousands of cities… »

13.10.2015

You can grow new brain cells. Here’s how

You can grow new brain cells. Here’s how

Can we, as adults, grow new neurons? Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says that we can, and she offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis—improving mood, increasing memory formation and preventing the decline associated with aging along the way. »

28.06.2015

Can a Pope start a positive domino? The Eco-Eco initiative

Can a Pope start a positive domino? The Eco-Eco initiative

What are the biggest worries of the present times? For many it is Climate Change, for many others it is inequality and economic violence. For everybody it is physical violence. The unspeakable violence unleashed in the Middle East boomeranging back to its cradle in the West, the horrifying violence of… »

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