Health & Fitness

‘Dirty meat’: Shocking hygiene failings discovered in US pig and chicken plants
Previously unseen government records detail ‘deeply worrying’ incidents in pork and poultry plants, raising fears of ‘dirty meat’ entering the UK under a post-Brexit trade deal. Shocking hygiene failings have been discovered in some of the US’s biggest meat plants, as a new analysis reveals that as many as 15% (one in [...]
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Obama tried to close a big pollution loophole. Trump wants to keep it.
The EPA is using a shady study to carve out a massive pollution exemption for dirty glider trucks. The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to protect a loophole that allows vastly more pollution than is typically permitted from heavy-duty commercial vehicles — all in the name of helping out a Trump supporter. [...]
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German Police Association Advocates Total Legalization of Cannabis
The group is calling for a rational drug policy based on promoting responsible cannabis use, rather than repression and arrest. The Confederation of German Criminal Officers (BDK) has called for the legalization of cannabis, saying that its ban makes no sense. "The prohibition of cannabis has historically been arbitrary and unti [...]
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Stephen Hawking challenges Jeremy Hunt at High Court over NHS ‘privatization’
Stephen Hawking is backing a group of campaigners in bringing Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to the High Court over a new policy which they claim will lead to the privatization of the NHS. The acclaimed physicist is joining campaigners in challenging the health secretary over his introduction of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO [...]
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‘International Health Service’: Is Trump taking cues from Farage in his NHS criticism?
US President Donald Trump attacked Britain’s “broke” National Health Service (NHS) in a tweet that came just minutes after Brexiteer Nigel Farage appeared on Fox News to blame immigrants for stretched UK health services. [...]
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Obesity Epidemic: Your Environment Has Big Influence – Hospital Head
Obesity could be spread among people living in close proximity, similarly to contagious diseases, according to a new report by researchers from the University of Southern California and think tank Rand Corp. Radio Sputnik discussed the findings with Louise Baur, Professor of child and adolescent health at the University of Sydne [...]
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Enough Already: Hospitals Form Own Drug Firm to Fight Big Pharma Price Gouging
A group of some of the largest hospital chains in the US has had it with Big Pharma price gouging, announcing their intention to form their own nonprofit drug manufacturing company.  A coalition of several of America's largest hospital systems have announced that they will collaborate on the creation of a not-for-profit organiz [...]
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New York sues Big Pharma for deadly opioid epidemic
New York City is suing eight companies that make or distribute prescription opioids for their role in the ongoing opioid crisis. The suits aim to recover $500 million for current and future costs combating the epidemic. Mayor Bill de Blasio said opioids killed more people in the city in recent years than car crashes and homicide [...]
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Why would Norwegians come? Twitter blows up at Trump’s s***hole slur
Twitter users have pointed out the irony of Donald Trump lamenting immigration from “s***hole countries” wishing to have “more people from places like Norway”: Why would Norwegians immigrate to the United States? Where people are far more likely to be shot, live in poverty, get no healthcare, get no paid parental leave o [...]
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Doctors restore vision to 121yo man, who’s happy ‘to read Koran again’
One of the oldest people on the planet, Appaz Iliyev from the Russian republic of Ingushetia, has got his sight back thanks to a successful surgery. One of the oldest people on the planet, 121-year-old Appaz Iliyev from the Russian republic of Ingushetia, has got his sight back thanks to a successful surgery. Born in 1896, the m [...]
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Why We’re Losing the War (On Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cancer)
The first step to solving a problem is to admit that one exists. I was recently sitting in a department meeting in my hospital, where we had recently raised over $1 million to fund a Centre for Integrative Medicine (CIM) in conjunction with the University. There was great fanfare when it began, a few years ago. The director of t [...]
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Men’s Health: The More Porn You Watch, the Less Sex You Have?
Do you want to have more sex with women and never face performance issues? What you need to do is to stay away from watching porn, US medics warned. Instead of stimulating sex drive, porn appears to deal a crushing blow to it, scientists suggested: the Rolling Stone magazine reported about thousands of visitors of Reboot [...]
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There’s a Hidden Carcinogen Tainting Tap Water and Consumer Products Nationwide
More than 7 million Americans across 27 states are impacted. Water supplies for more than 7 million Americans in 27 states are contaminated with an industrial chemical at levels higher than what federal scientists say poses a minimal lifetime risk of cancer, according to a new analysis by Environmental Working Group (EWG). [...]
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Cosmopolitan – Numbers Don’t Lie! Melania’s Fortune Exposed and Worth More Than Donald’s
US President Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office Monday after a two-week vacation rife with chaos -- and the dark clouds plaguing his fledgling presidency show no signs of clearing up. Seven months after taking office the real estate magnate's approval rating has plunged to a record low. [...]
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Trump, Obamacare, and Why Healthcare Should Be a Right Rather Than a Privilege
Trump's failure at the second attempt to push legislation repealing and replacing Obamacare through a Republican-controlled Congress comes as further evidence that his administration is marking time towards its inevitable demise. [...]
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I’ll drink to that: Alcohol actually helps your memory, study claims
Scientists claim that consuming alcohol after studying can actually improve people’s memory. A team of researchers at the University of Exeter found that individuals who drink alcohol after studying are better at recalling information. [...]
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Put the Kettle On! Coffee Could Help You Live Longer, Especially if You’re a Man
Coffee lovers have been given a double boost by new research which suggests the drink is good for health and longevity. Two studies, both published on Tuesday (July 11), both claim coffee has beneficial effects, especially for men. [...]
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