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Health

Stealth cuts of £2 billion cripple NHS - report
Hospitals in England are being hit by “stealth cuts” of more than £2 billion ($3.03 billion) since 2010 according to new research, blaming the cuts for "rapidly deteriorating" hospitals’ finances.

26.04.2015 14:40

London protest warns against crippling PFI debts 'bleeding NHS hospitals dry'
Campaigners travelled across London on a “battle bus” on Saturday in protest against the corrosive impact of private finance initiative (PFI) contracts on Britain’s public health service. They warn hospitals in London are crumbling under toxic PFI debts.

25.04.2015 15:37

EU allows more GM crops to be imported following 1.5-yr hiatus
The European Union has given the green light to start importing 10 new types of genetically modified crops for the first time since 2013. Two types of flowers have also been cleared, amid heated debates over amendments to the EU approval process.

24.04.2015 17:13

Ash turns Chile town into post-apocalyptic scene after Calbuco eruption (PHOTOS)
A thick layer of ash has covered the streets of the town of Puerto Varas and triggered an evacuation on Thursday after the surprise eruption of Calbuco volcano in Chile’s south.

24.04.2015 07:21

Food waste campaigners set up kitchen in Calais migrant camps
A Bristol-based charity that serves unwanted and waste food to the community will set up a mobile kitchen in Calais to provide for migrants living in makeshift camps.

24.04.2015 13:48

‘Breakthrough’ malaria vaccine developed, but only partially effective – scientists
The first vaccine against malaria could potentially help eradicate deaths from the disease within two decades, scientists have claimed.

24.04.2015 13:15

Heat or eat? Fuel bank scheme to assist families crippled by poverty
Poverty-stricken families who face the dilemma of whether to heat their homes or go hungry will be given free fuel vouchers under a new pilot scheme so they can afford to meet soaring energy bills in a climate of ongoing austerity.

24.04.2015 11:26

Not playing chicken: Minnesota declares bird flu state of emergency
Minnesota is the second state to declare an emergency due to a fast-spreading bird flu epidemic at poultry farms across the Midwest. The highly contagious H5N2 strain of avian influenza has led to the killing of more than 7.3 million birds in the US.

24.04.2015 03:48

​DNA-disaster or medical miracle? Chinese researchers modify human genome
For the first time ever, Chinese scientists report having successfully edited human embryos’ genomes. The breakthrough has, however, also revived heated debate about the ethical feasibility of such experiments, which are feared to lead to eugenics.

23.04.2015 14:28

Current EU policy incapable of dealing with modern slavery – study
The EU fails to act quickly enough to prevent human traffickers from making profits, affecting the authority’s capability to monitor and apprehend suspects, according to a new report.

23.04.2015 08:32

The secret country again wages war on its own people
Australia has again declared war on Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought global condemnation on apartheid South Africa. Aboriginal people are to be driven from homelands where their communities have lived for thousands of years.

22.04.2015 16:24

‘Running can cause virginity loss’: Aussie Islamic school refutes allegations of odd claim
An Islamic college in Australia is denying allegations its principal forbade female students from running in a cross-country race because he was convinced they would “lose their virginity.”

23.04.2015 08:09