UK Health Newswire Archive
16-06-2006 21:33In the ‘Our Health, Our Care, Our Say’ White Paper, the government has published details of how you must travel further to see your doctors and dentists, spending more time and money whilst damaging the environment with increased exhaust emissions that poison us all.
14-06-2006 22:40A boycott of the Nestlé Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Fringe was launched in 2001. Today Nestlé announced it was no longer sponsoring the Award and the organiser announced a new sponsor. The demonstration outside the event was part of the protest calendar, but good riddance to Nestlé.
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13-06-2006 11:03Cuts and job losses will devastate health services. The NHS debt of £800m is less than 1% of its total budget. The government could easily afford to cancel the debt and cancel job cuts. Join together to make them give us the money to run the NHS.
12-06-2006 16:46Following hard on the heels of the Liverpool Women's and the Countess of Chester hospitals, two more local hospital trusts have applied for 'foundation' status - opening healthcare up for private profit.
This decision will in all probability be put to the vote at the Development and Control Committee meeting on 19 July at the Council House Nottingham.
09-06-2006 12:58There's something is in the air at the Aamjiwnaang First Nations reserve near Sarnia, Ontario. But it's not just in the air. It's also in the water, the soil, and in the residents themselves: alarming levels of toxic chemicals, believed to be behind the area's skewed birth ratios. In Aamjiwnaang, two girls are born for every boy.
08-06-2006 14:29Ambulance staff on Merseyside are considering strike action after their employers - the Merseyside Regional Ambulance Service Trust - double-crossed them over a new pay deal.
08-06-2006 13:48Following yesterday's publication of the NHS deficit figures ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5055602.stm), Wirral Hospital Trust has announced it will slash its budget by £21.5 million over the next five years.
08-06-2006 11:11BAA Southampton are proposing a massive expansion of Southampton Airport
which would increase the already chronic noise pollution experienced by
residents of Bitterne Park, as well as increasing air pollution and
carbon dioxide emissions. In response, residents and environmental
groups have joined forces to create AXE specifically to campaign against
any expansion of the airport or increase in flights.
08-06-2006 05:23An overview of what retroviruses are and how our own retroviruses turn up in disease due to DNA hypomethylation.
It also explains why pregnant women test positive in the HIV antibody test.
This was first put on a website in Ireland.
07-06-2006 14:54On the very day that the government announced a £500 million 'overspend' on the NHS ( http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/5055602.stm), it has been revealed that an as yet unannounced FTSE 100 company will be invited to 'help' run the Liverpool Women's Hospital. Cadbury's and Sainsbury's are believed to be in the front running.
07-06-2006 12:31A thoughtful complaint to Sainsburys Supermarkets Ltd. regarding their lack of a serious organics policy, given that many people will only encounter organic foods in large corporate food chains. I bypassed appealing to conscience in favor of pointing out various self-serving reasons to take organics seriously. (I have included it as an attachment as the color-coded version is easier to read.)
07-06-2006 02:29Nuclear Accidents, Earth, 1952 - 252006: The problem with nuclear accidents is that they do not just happen - they go on happening.
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