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Universal Health Coverage for All Will Limit Medical Financial Ruin: WHO
According to the World Health Organization, universal health coverage would prevent millions worldwide from facing financial disaster. "Today, about 100 million people fall into poverty because of health expenditure," said Rudiger Krech, World Health Organization (WHO) director for health systems and innovation, adding that eve [...]
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Fluoride Literally Turns the Pineal Gland to Stone, Research Suggests
'Research published in 2001 showed that fluoride (F) deposits in the pineal gland with age and is associated with enhanced gland calcification. Eleven aged cadavares were dissected and their pineal glands assayed: “There was a positive correlation between pineal F[luoride] and pineal Ca[lcium] (r = 0.73, p<0.02) but no corr [...]
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Trump’s hidden war on Medicaid
Work requirements, time limits, and drug testing could significantly shrink America’s largest health insurer. A dozen states are applying for or entertaining work requirements and other restrictions on Medicaid — putting the lifeline for millions of poor Americans at risk. [...]
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Avocado, quinoa…cancer: Millennials set to become fattest generation on record
Millennials are on course to become the fattest generation on record. A staggering three-quarters of ‘Generation Y’ will be obese or overweight by the age of 40. Despite fad diets and Instagram health stars shooting to fame among the health-trend generation, the majority are actually putting themselves at serious risk, ne [...]
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‘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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