News headlines in June 2017, page 2

  1. Working Toward a World Without Parkinson’s Disease

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    NEW YORK, Jun 27 (IPS) - As one expert recently noted, if Parkinson's were an infectious disease, we would call it an epidemic. Worldwide, 10 million people live with Parkinson's disease, a number expected to double in the next 20 years. While there is no cure for Parkinson's and no proven way to slow its progression, there is new reason to hope for a world without Parkinson's.

  2. Why Is International Human Rights Law Such an Easy Target?

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    LONDON, Jun 27 (IPS) - "Earlier this month, Britain's Prime Minister called for human rights laws to be overturned if they were to "get in the way" in the fight against terrorism. Specifically, Theresa May said there was a need "to restrict the freedom and movement of terrorist suspects when we have enough evidence to know they are a threat, but not evidence to prosecute them in full in court."

  3. Anyway to Help Slow Down Climate Change, Individually? Yes We Can!

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    ROME, Jun 27 (IPS) - It is no secret that the biggest responsible for climate change is greed. The greed of the world's largest private corporations, which blindly seek unlimited high financial benefits. And the greed of those politicians who are also blindly keen about holding their temporary power at any cost, thus not daring to challenge big business. Ordinary people can meanwhile help slow down such a hellish race.

  4. Europe Stands by Caribbean on Climate Funding

    Monday, June 26, 2017

    BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Jun 26 (IPS) - A senior European Union (EU) official in the Caribbean said Europe is ready to continue the global leadership on the fight against climate change, including helping the poor and vulnerable countries in the region.

  5. Putting the Spotlight on Women Migrant Workers

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (IPS) - Migrant workers, and their economic contribution to the development of both the country of origin and the host country, have caught the eye of governments and policymakers worldwide.

  6. Rural Poverty? Cooperatives!

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    ALICANTE, Spain, Jun 24 (IPS) - Humanity has had and has big projects. Mastery of nature is one, still going on. Middle range phenomena have been mastered, but not the micro level of viri–HIV is a current case–nor the macro level of climate–to the contrary, humanity is making it worse.

  7. Global Devaluation of Work Drives Up Unemployment in Brazil

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 24 (IPS) - In addition to driving up the number of unemployed people to 14.2 million, the severe recession of the last two years led Brazil to join the global trend of flexibilisation of labour laws in order to further reduce labour costs.

  8. “Torture Works” — in All the Wrong Ways

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    COPENHAGEN, Jun 23 (IPS) - "Torture works" might rank among the most sweeping generalisations ever uttered, one brutal in its disregard of the pain and suffering created by this abhorrent practice. Indeed, torture works, but to all the wrong ends.

  9. The High Cost of Ageing

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Jun 23 (IPS) - Evidence shows that health systems must be recast to accommodate the needs of chronic disease prevention.

  10. “Black Soils’ - Excessive Use of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury…

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    ROME, Jun 23 (IPS) - Soil are polluted due mostly to human activities that leave excess chemicals in soils used to grow food, the United Nations reports.