health

  • An outbreak of underdevelopment

    Brazil’s states of Minas Gerais, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, three of the most developed, have recently gone through an outbreak of yellow fever, a disease transmitted by mosquitoes, which can have deadly consequences. More than a health issue inherent to any tropical place like Brazil, it has...
  • #Newyearnewme – Is your health regime damaging the environment?

    This January 2018, as with every new year, the usual resolutions will be made, often focused on starting health regimes and diets. However, the impact of some of the most popular ‘healthy’ diets today aren’t all positive, particularly when considering the cost to the environment. The health and wellness...
  • The diseases of the future

    “The warming of the planet will be gradual but the frequency and severity of extreme weather events such as intense storms, heat waves, droughts and floods could be abrupt – the consequences for health will be dramatic’ – World Health Organisation.   In just eleven days, last month, hurricane...
  • Access to Safe and Legal Abortion Saves Lives

    Every year 47,000 women, mostly from developing countries, die from complications of unsafe abortion. Unsafe abortions, according to the World Health Organisation are “procedures for terminating an unintended pregnancy carried out either by persons lacking the necessary skills or in an environment that does not conform to minimal medical standards,...
  • The Greatest Threat to Health

    Catherine Thomasson, executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility has called climate change “the greatest threat to public health in the 21st century”. There is no doubt that the effects of climate change are becoming more and more prominent. Climate change may affect health in multiple ways; for example...
  • My Body is a Battlefield

    The harsh reality is that while some of us are comfortably laid back on the couch thinking about what to eat at dinner or about our plans for Saturday night, millions of people are living under a war scenario , such as in Syria, South Sudan and Libya. Wars...
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