News headlines for “Health Issues”

  1. Worldwide Effects of Asbestos Use

    Friday, September 14, 2018

    WALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 14 (IPS) - Emily Walsh is the Community Outreach Director with the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance.

    Earlier this summer, the Environmental Protection Agency of the United States (EPA) issued a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) on asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral that is also a known carcinogen. Asbestos is the only definitive cause of mesothelioma, a cancer which affects the linings of internal organs.

  2. Global Warming Threatens Europe's Public Health

    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    VIENNA, Sep 13 (IPS) - Climate change and health experts are warning of the growing threat to public health in Europe from global warming as rising temperatures help potentially lethal diseases spread easily across the continent.

  3. Q&A: As Water Scarcity Becomes the New Normal How Do We Manage This Scarce Resource?

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Sep 11 (IPS) - Manipadma Jena interviews the executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute, Torgyn Holmgren.

    Growing economies are thirsty economies. And water scarcity has become "the new normal" in many parts of the world, according to Torgyn Holmgren, executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI).

  4. Why India’s Solar Water-Drawing ATMs and Irrigation Pumping Systems offer Replicable Strategies

    Tuesday, August 28, 2018

    NEW DEHLI, Aug 28 (IPS) - At New Delhi's Savda Ghevra slum settlement, waterborne diseases have become less frequent thanks to solar-powered water ATMs that were installed here as a social enterprise venture three years ago.

  5. Damning U.N. Report Outlines Crimes Against Rohingya As Children Suffer from Trauma One Year Later

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    DHAKA, Aug 27 (IPS) - At 12, Mohammed* is an orphan. He watched his parents being killed by Myanmar government soldiers a year ago. And he is one of an estimated half a million Rohingya children who have survived and been witness to what the United Nations has called genocide.

  6. Making the Case for Investing in Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

    Monday, August 27, 2018

    LONDON, Aug 27 (IPS) - Ruth Romer is Private Sector Advisor, WaterAid UK.

    Tea picker Bina, 45 from Sylhet, Bangladesh, used to walk for an hour each day to collect water from a well, also using water from a nearby stream, which was contaminated. Bina and her children were often sick as a result; leading to missed work and a loss of income.

  7. The Fight for the Right to Abortion Spreads in Latin America Despite Politicians

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 23 (IPS) - The Argentine Senate's rejection of a bill to legalise abortion did not stop a Latin American movement, which is on the streets and is expanding in an increasingly coordinated manner among women's organisations in the region with the most restrictive laws and policies against pregnant women's right to choose.

  8. Accessible Public Transportation and Housing, a Need for People with Disabilities in Major Cities

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories on disability inclusion.

    Even though over six billion people—nearly one billion of whom will have disabilities— are expected to live in urban centres by 2050, many of the world's major urban cities have a long way to go before their infrastructure becomes inclusive for people with disabilities.

  9. Old Age Is a Curse in India

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Aug 21 (IPS) - The swift descent of the elderly in India into non-communicable diseases could have various disastrous consequences.Old age morbidity is a rapidly worsening curse in India. The swift descent of the elderly in India (60 years+) into non-communicable diseases (NCDs e.g. cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) could have disastrous consequences in terms of impoverishment of families, excess mortality, lowering of investment and consequent deceleration of growth.

  10. Take Charge of Your Food: Your Health is Your Business

    Friday, August 17, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Aug 17 (IPS) - Sunita Narain is Director-General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) & Editor of Down to Earth magazine in New Delhi.

    The minimum we expect from the government is to differentiate between right and wrong. But when it comes to regulating our food, it's like asking for too much. Our latest investigation vouches for this. The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)'s pollution monitoring laboratory tested 65 samples of processed food for presence of genetically modified (GM) ingredients.

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