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  1. The precautionary principle (November 14, 2022)
    Doing stuff 'just in case' is not precautionary. You need evidence.
  2. Luring Doctors from Poorer Countries is the UK's Quiet Scandal (September 16, 2022)
    The United Kingdom brings in medical professionals from poor and middle-income countries to make up for their shortage while disintergrating these countries' health systems.
  3. Cruelty against Gaza patients enabled by US and EU (July 26, 2022)
    The cruelty of the siege of Gaza and the depravity of those who prolong it cannot be overstated.
  4. Thinking about Terry Fox and the Marathon of Hope (April 12, 2022)
    Reflections on Terry Fox's legacy, forty-two years later.
  5. How the organized Left got Covid wrong, learned to love lockdowns and lost its mind (March 31, 2022)
    For two years the left has championed policies of surveillance and exclusion in the form of: punitive vaccine mandates, invasive vaccine passports, socially destructive lockdowns, and radically unaccountable censorship by large media and technology corporations. For the entire pandemic, leftists and liberals - call them the Lockdown Left - cheered on unprecedented levels of repression aimed primarily at the working class: those who could not afford private schools and could not comfortably telecommute from second homes.
  6. The Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy (February 1, 2022)
  7. The left's contempt for bodily autonomy during the pandemic is a gift to the right (December 21, 2021)
    When did parts of the left get so contemptuous of the principle of "bodily autonomy"? Answer: Just about the time they started fetishising vaccines as the only route out of the current pandemic.
  8. Following the Science? (November 13, 2021)
    "Following the science" has been the mantra of public officials from the very beginning of the pandemic. But what does "following the science" actually mean? When we as a society are faced with difficult policy choices, can science tell us what choices we should make?
  9. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 13, 2021 (November 13, 2021)
    When we as a society are faced with difficult policy choices, can science tell us what choices we should make? We should be sceptical of anyone who says that it can, because that isn’t actually what science does. It can certainly provide information we need to take into account when making choices and trade-offs, but choices don’t automatically follow from science.
  10. How Democracy Ends (October 21, 2021)
    The pandemic events of 2020-2021 outline a potential pathway for a future democratically elected President of the United States to systematically end democracy.
  11. Public health or private wealth? (October 19, 2021)
  12. World-Class Scientist Calls Out Medical Journal For Smearing Lockdown Critics Instead Of Proving Them Wrong (October 13, 2021)
    A respected vaccine safety researchers says that scientific institutions are killing their own legitimacy by enabling and perpetrating lies, distortions, smears, and unwarranted hysteria about COVID-19. "Open and honest discourse is critical for science and public health. As scientists, we must now tragically acknowledge that 400 years of scientific enlightenment may be coming to an end," writes Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a professor of medicine at Harvard University and coauthor of the Great Barrington Declaration.
  13. The Downsides of Masking Young Students Are Real (September 1, 2021)
  14. The smear campaign against the Great Barrington Declaration (August 2, 2021)
    Demonizing those who question lockdowns.
  15. Trauma is constant for Gaza's children (July 28, 2021)
    This article discusses the constant violence that children in Gaza are exposed to at the hands of Israel, and the long-term psychological effects that sustained trauma can have.
  16. Britain is a Parasite on Other Countries (June 15, 2021)
    Britain deliberately trains far fewer doctors and nurses than it needs. It makes up the difference by recruiting great numbers of trained medical staff from impoverished countries where they are already in critically short supply.
  17. Was there a Wuhan lab leak? (June 1, 2021)
    For many years, scientists at labs like Wuhan’s have conducted Frankenstein-type experiments on viruses. They have modified naturally occurring infective agents – often found in animals such as bats – to try to predict the worst-case scenarios for how viruses, especially coronaviruses, might evolve. The claimed purpose has been to ensure humankind gets a head start on any new pandemic, preparing strategies and vaccines in advance to cope.
  18. Private ownership of long-term care homes means overcrowding and more deaths (March 17, 2021)
    The bottom linecknowledge, is that private ownership is associated with overcrowding, failure to invest in modernization, and more deaths. This certainly seems like an argument in favour of ending private ownership of long-term care facilities.
  19. Sweden: Apocalypse Not (March 8, 2021)
    From the moment Covid-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020, Western public-health agencies presented their publics with a single option: total lockdown of their societies. This was an improvised and untested option with many risks. After more than a year, it is clear that lockdowns did not “flatten the curve” as advertised, or even likely slow the spread, as promised. Societies which avoided this shutdown approach did just as well and even better. Since there were a limited number of states which rejected total lockdowns, the experiences of dissident Sweden and, to some extent, lighter-lockdown Japan had to act as the placebos in this grand medical experiment.
  20. No more easy scapegoats (January 3, 2021)
    On Niki Ashton and our collective loss of compassion and critical thought.
  21. 5 Errors Made by Public Heath/ Science During The Pandemic (2021)
  22. Medical Reform Group of Ontario (2021)
    The Medical Reform Group of Ontario (MRG) was a physicians' organization formed in 1978 to act as a voice for progressive doctors who were dissatisfied with the conservatism and self-interest of the established medical profession. The MRG played a significant role in shaping public opinion around health care and health policy in Ontario and Canada for the next several decades, until the group's eventual dissolution in 2014.
  23. Online classes, offline class divisions (December 24, 2020)
    Students living in the Ambujwadi slum in north Mumbai are struggling with online classes for months, while also working to support their families after their parents' income was hit by the lockdown and its aftermath
  24. The Prognosis (October 1, 2020)
    What has impressed me about the coronavirus is the extent to which its fearsome reputation has eclipsed and occasionally exceeded its actual effects. This is not to deny that some of these effects have been, in places, quite terrible. It is only to point out that the myth of the pandemic -- the story that already clothed it upon arrival -- has sometimes had more influence on policy than the facts of the matter, which are more difficult to ascertain.
  25. For Gaza patients, uncertainty over Israeli permits is a matter of life and death (August 4, 2020)
    Israel's permit regime has become even more arduous for Palestinian patients since the PA halted coordination, with rights groups trying to fill the vacuum.
  26. 'Putin Hacked Our Coronavirus Vaccine' Is The Dumbest Story Yet (July 17, 2020)
  27. COVID-19 Exposes the Weakness of a Major Theory Used to Justify Capitalism (July 9, 2020)
    Wolff argues that COVID-19 exposed orthodox economics -- the idea that capitalists' decisions about investing and producing are inherenty "efficent" -- as a sham.
  28. Heat Wave (July 9, 2020)
    Like COVID-19 and much else, extreme heat disproportionately affects the poor and the elderly. They are the ones who often don’t have air conditioning, and often they live alone with no support networks.
  29. Some musings about risk (June 21, 2020)
    When it comes to COVID, my gut reaction is that everyone who is taking fewer precautions than me is reckless, and everyone who is taking more precautions than me is overly timid.
  30. Thinking Clearly in a Time of Crisis (May 12, 2020)
    A crisis like this pandemic is not a time to stop thinking. It is a time when critical thinking and public discussion are more important than ever. A small number of officials and politicians are taking decisions with enormous and far-reaching implications for the lives of many people, not just for the duration of this pandemic, but far into the future. The time to have serious discussions about what they are doing, and the direction we are heading in, is now, not some day in the future when it will be difficult, or too late, to change course.
  31. Face Off: the Problem With Social Distancing (March 31, 2020)
  32. People's Skepticism About Covid-19 Is The Fault Of The Lying Mass Media (March 31, 2020)
  33. Our leaders are terrified. Not of the virus - of us (March 24, 2020)
  34. Calling those who oppose totalitarian Covid-19 measures #COVIDIOTS is just another tactic by our sheepherders to shut down debate (March 23, 2020)
  35. Lockdowns, curfews. Troops on the streets. Governments handing out free cash. This utter madness was entirely avoidable (March 20, 2020)
    What happens when governments confuse worst-case scenarios with reality? They transform a health crisis into a social crisis and an economic tsunami, with consequences more severe than the virus could produce in the first place.
  36. Biggest threat Covid-19 epidemic poses is not our regression to survivalist violence, but Barbarism with human face (March 19, 2020)
    The impossible has happened and the world we knew has stopped turning around. But what world order will emerge after the coronavirus pandemic is over – socialism for the rich, disaster capitalism or something completely new?
  37. Morality in an Amoral World (March 19, 2020)
    A crisis is a mirror. It shows us - if we have the courage to see - who we are as individuals and as a society. The self-congratulatory poses of governments, politicians, and state institutions are confronted with the harsh test of reality. Each of us - as individuals, friends, families, neighbours, communities - face new and sometimes difficult challenges. The novel coronavirus COVID-19 is such a crisis.
  38. The Only Treatment for Coronavirus Is Solidarity (March 13, 2020)
    We live in an interwoven, interconnected world where an injury to one is truly an injury to all. We must confront the coronavirus with solidarity and fight for a society where the health of all is more important than profits for a few.
  39. Capitalism is an Incubator for Pandemics: Socialism is the Solution (March 12, 2020)
    Coronavirus is wreaking havoc across the world. Capitalism cannot adequately respond to a global health crisis. That's why we need socialism.
  40. Capitalist agriculture and Covid-19: A deadly combination (March 11, 2020)
    The real danger of each new outbreak is the failure -- or better put -- the expedient refusal to grasp that each new Covid-19 is no isolated incident. The increased occurrence of viruses is closely linked to food production and the profitability of multinational corporations. Anyone who aims to understand why viruses are becoming more dangerous must investigate the industrial model of agriculture and, more specifically, livestock production. At present, few governments, and few scientists, are prepared to do so. Quite the contrary.
  41. Reading About Coronavirus Without Scaring Yourself Too Much (or Too Little) (March 10, 2020)
    Unfortunately, because this is the corporate-controlled, understaffed, underexperienced news media we’re talking about, much of that coverage has been incomplete, misleading or sometimes just plain wrong.
  42. Time to Stop Pretending People With Serious Psychosis Can be "Independent" (March 10, 2020)
  43. The Great Barrington Declaration (2020)
    As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.
  44. The Great Barrington Declaration - Frequently Asked Questios (2020)
    Basic epidemiological theory indicates that lockdowns do not reduce the total number of cases in the long run and have never in history led to the eradication of a disease. At best, lockdowns delay the increase of cases for a finite period and at great cost.
  45. Harvesting the Blood of America's Poor: The Latest Stage of Capitalism (December 3, 2019)
    In today’s wretched economy, where around 130 million Americans admit an inability to pay for basic needs like food, housing or healthcare, buying and selling blood is of the few booming industries America has left.
  46. A health care algorithm affecting millions is biased against black patients (October 24, 2019)
    A health care algorithm makes black patients substantially less likely than their white counterparts to receive important medical treatment. The major flaw, which affects millions of patients, was revealed in research published in the journal Science.
  47. The PR Campaign to Hide the Real Cause of those Sky-High Surprise Medical Bills (October 18, 2019)
    Since 2010, an increasing number of hospitals have outsourced their emergency rooms, radiology, anesthesiology, and other specialized services to physician staffing firms. Patients who need these critical services may inadvertently receive care from a doctor outside of their insurance network and find that they owe thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars in surprise medical bills.
  48. Lyme Disease and Biowarfare (August 14, 2019)
    Historical look at the connection between Lyme disease and US government-produced bioweapons by a journalist who has been researching it for decades.
  49. Is the Pentagon Behind the Rise in Lyme Disease? (August 6, 2019)
    A conversation with Kris Newby author of Bitten: The Secret History of Lyme Disease and Biological Weapons.
  50. How Slick Consulting Firms Get Us on Drugs (August 1, 2019)
    A look at some of the techniques drug companies use to get doctors to prescribe their products.
  51. Why Aren't the Democrats Talking About Ending Patent Financed Drug Research? (July 9, 2019)
    Presenting a case for replacing government-granted patent monopoly financing of pharmaceutical research to make drugs available at free market prices.
  52. How Capitalist Globalization Forecloses on Health Systems (June 28, 2019)
    Discussion of the multi-author collection "Health Care under the Knife." The book criticizes many aspects of medicine under capitalism but falls short of promoting radical alternatives.
  53. Bolivia's universal healthcare is model for the world, says UN (May 24, 2019)
    Bolivia has implemented universal healthcare to provide free care to its poorest citizens. Although controversial with the country's doctors the program is lauded by the UN.
  54. Where Lyme Disease Came From and Why It Eludes Treatment (May 17, 2019)
    A review of two books that discuss Lyme disease's origin in government experiments with germ warfare.
  55. A Lethal Industrial Farm Fungus is Spreading Among Us (April 26, 2019)
    Agricultural fungicides are creating strains of drug-resistant fungi.
  56. Don't Believe the Hype: Paying for Medicare for All Is Simple (March 31, 2019)
    Debunking recent arguments that Medicare for All will require reducing spending in other areas.
  57. Shout out for peace and quiet (March 7, 2019)
    Noise is a cause of stress with physical and psychological effects on people and also harms the environment. Noise reductions needs to be made part of solutions such as industry standards and urban planning.
  58. The U.S. is funding dangerous experiments it doesn’t want you to know about (February 27, 2019)
    The US government is funding research into making bird flu virus highly contagious without publicly disclosing it. A number of scientists are opposed to the secrecy behind these experiments and even question their value.
  59. Air pollution now 'largest health crisis' (November 23, 2018)
    The WHO estimates that seven million premature deaths are linked to air pollution every year, of which nearly 600,000 are children who are uniquely vulnerable.
  60. 'This is murder': French islanders want Paris to own up to poisoning their land with pesticide (October 9, 2018)
    The French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe in the Caribbean want France to take responsibility for polluting their land with a toxic pesticide. This article looks at the effects of Kepone, also called chlordecone, on the people of the islands, who now suffer from alarmingly high cancer rates and fertility problems.
  61. Miriam Garfinkle 1954 - 2018 (September 16, 2018)
    Obituary for Miriam Garfinkle, who died on September 15, 2018.
  62. Open Letter: Health Care Providers Support OPS and SCS (September 5, 2018)
    An open letter to Premier Doug Ford and Minister of Health Christine Elliot regarding the Ontario Government's recent hold on approvals for new overdose prevention sites (OPS). The letter is signed by over 800 physicians and medical personnel.
  63. Wellness Cures (September 1, 2018)
    The Deaf regularly move through the medical system without agency or dignity -- not because they cannot hear but because they are not given the opportunity to communicate. The onus for change is put on the Deaf themselves, often in terms of changing their own bodies to accommodate the hearing majority. What if, instead, the Deaf were consulted about what changes they would like, or how they would like for them to happen? What if they were invited to take part in shaping the next generation of doctors?
  64. If the doctor is listening, you have 11 seconds (July 23, 2018)
    U.S. study found that just 36% of doctors posed an open-ended question to get patients to talk.
  65. The birth of the Cuban polyclinic (June 28, 2018)
    During the 1960s, Cuban medicine experienced changes as tumultuous as the civil rights and antiwar protests in the United States. While activists, workers, and students in western Europe and the United States confronted existing institutions of capitalism and imperialism, Cuba faced the even greater challenge of building a new society.
  66. Gaza medic killed by Israel as she rescued injured (June 2, 2018)
    Israeli occupation forces shot dead a volunteer medic and injured dozens of people as they continued their indiscriminate attacks on Palestinians taking part in Great March of Return protests in Gaza for the 10th consecutive Friday. Razan Ashraf Abdul Qadir al-Najjar, 21, was helping treat and evacuate wounded protesters east of Khan Younis when she was fatally shot on Friday evening. She was about 100 meters away from the boundary fence with Israel at the moment she was shot and was wearing clothing clearly identifying her as a medic.
  67. What your government can't tell you about drug prices (May 3, 2018)
    One of the best kept commercial secrets? The price governments pay for brand name drugs
  68. Gaza girl awaiting surgery reunited with her mother in West Bank (March 1, 2018)
    After getting an Israeli-issued medical permit, Inam al-Attar traveled without her parents from Gaza Strip to West Bank.
  69. Single Payer: What Will It Take to Pass It? (March 1, 2018)
    Single payer healthcare needs to be implemented in a universal, sweeping move. Incremental changes will only impede progress.
  70. Doctors as Stewards of medicare, or not: CAMSI, MRG, CDM, DRHC and the thin alphabet soup of physician support (February 20, 2018)
    Physicians are deeply involved in Canadian medicare because it is through medicare that they are paid. However, from its origins to the present physicians -- as a profession -- have not been strong supporters of medicare.
  71. Kenya's 'Erin Brockovich' defies harassment to bring anti-pollution case to courts (February 14, 2018)
    Phyllis Omido is leading a landmark class action demanding a clean-up and compensation from a lead-smelting factory accused of poisoning local residents - including her own son.
  72. '54 Palestinians die' as Israel refuses medical permits (February 13, 2018)
    According to Rights groups, Israel is responsible for 54 deaths in the besieged Gaza Strip in 2017 due to a lack of medical permits.
  73. In Sweeping War on Obesity,Chile Slays Tony the Tiger (February 7, 2018)
    The Chilean government, facing skyrocketing rates of obesity, is waging war on unhealthy foods with a phalanx of marketing restrictions, mandatory packaging redesigns and labeling rules aimed at transforming the eating habits of 18 million people.
  74. How Big Pharma Infiltrated the Boston Museum of Science (January 17, 2018)
    Mental illness is a highly stigmatized, life-long condition, that millions do not even realize they have and only a pharmaceutical drug can fix says Pharma and its operatives.
  75. Drinking Poblems (2018)
    A look at the health crisis in Pretty Prairie, Kansas, where Nitrate from farms has polluted the water supply for three decades. Elizabeth Royte takes a look at the town's history and social climate in order to understand why the problem was left for so long.
  76. American Teaching Hospitals: Where Pelvic Exams Under Anesthesia Happen (October 18, 2017)
    Before undergoing a liver biopsy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, I asked my surgeon's nurse whether I was to be catheterized for the procedure. In response to this perfectly legitimate question the knave sardonically replied: "I'm really not supposed to say this, but what difference does it make? You're going to be under general anesthesia."
  77. Sources News Releases (September 11, 2017)
    News releases from organizations and companies on a wide range of topics. Includes an extensive topic index, an archive of releases going back to the 1970s, and links to experts and organizations knowledgeable about the issues covered in the releases. Available via RSS feed as well as on the Sources.com website.
  78. Biological Warfare: US & Saudis Use Cholera to Kill Yemenis (August 1, 2017)
    The US has supported Saudi Arabia and its allies in their aggression against Yemen, committing daily war crimes involving civilians, who are now suffering a cholera epidemic with more than 400,000 victims.
  79. The Biotech Industry Is Taking Over the Regulation of GMOs from the Inside (July 19, 2017)
    When a comprehensive evaluation of GMOs and the weaknesses of scientific risk assessment within the biotech industry is urgently needed, the chemical and biotech industries are forcing risk assessment in the opposite direction.
  80. Gaza power cuts: When fuel runs out, 'babies will die' (June 1, 2017)
    Gaza's doctors fear inevitable patient deaths if fuel reserves are depleted by end of June.
  81. Dying at home: What I learned from my husband’s death (May 31, 2017)
    A physician assistant reflects on the palliative care industry and the death of her husband. People need more information on the reality of death to be prepared to help loved ones die at home.
  82. After Middle Eastern Wars End, the Medical Wars Begin (May 17, 2017)
    What are the wars doing to the health care infrastructure?
  83. Anti-Vax Propaganda Helps Measles -- Once Eradicated -- Spread Across the Twin Cities (May 8, 2017)
    The anti-vaxxer misinformation campaign has led to yet another outbreak of a preventable disease. Minnesota's Department of Health has announced that 44 people in the state have been diagnosed with measles, a disease once eradicated in the United States. Forty-two of the cases are in children, most of them Somali-Americans who were never vaccinated. According to numerous sources, the outbreak is the result of a sustained anti-vaccination campaign.
  84. Pharma Funded "Patient" Groups Keep Drug Prices Astronomical (March 6, 2017)
  85. Humans and Subhumans: Weill Cornell and the Death of the American Soul (February 27, 2017)
    All patients that walk through the door of Weill Cornell are put into two categories: the humans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "good insurance," and the subhumans, who are deemed by Cornell to have "bad insurance." If you fall into the category of the former, they will generally make a grudging effort to provide you with good care. If you fall into the category of the later, they will literally bend over backwards to see to it that you are provided with truly awful and atrocious care.
  86. Killing 'Schizophrenics': Contemporary U.S. Psychiatry Versus Nazi Psychiatry (February 1, 2017)
    In the United States in the earlier part of the twentieth century, there was widespread compulsory sterilization of those diagnosed with serious mental illness; and from the 1970s through the early 1990s, dehumanizing experiments that ignored the Nuremberg Code of research ethics were administered on this population by prominent American psychiatrists.
  87. Industrial Production of Poultry Gives Rise to Deadly Strains of Bird Flu H5Nx (January 30, 2017)
    Debunking the claims of industrial poultry producers that multiple outbreaks of bird flu are due to wild waterfowl, instead providing evidence that industrial farming practices are responsible for the outbreak.
  88. Ontario health-care reform and Community Health Centres (January 7, 2017)
    We already have a working model of primary care that targets these populations and that is very good at dealing with complex needs and providing holistic care. Community Health Centres (CHCs) have been in existence for decades all over Canada, providing care to communities that are not well served by other models of primary care.
  89. Mothers and Children First (2017)
    An interactive report on mothers and child bearing in Bolivia where deaths are highest among indigenous populations. This report looks at the efforts by doctors, indigenous midwives and healers who are collaborating in what is being called 'intercultural health care'.

  90. Ontario's health workers call for improved sick leave policies (2017)
  91. Where Health Care Won't Go (2017)
    A look at the outbreak of tubercolosis in Alabama, where a significant proportion of the population lacks proper health care. While State reaction was swift the lack of attention to some communities persists, as do the conditions for outbreaks to reoccur.
  92. The Senseless Death of Tobeka Daki (December 17, 2016)
    Details the circumstances of the death of Tobeka Daki of South Africa, implicating the exorbitant drug prices of pharmaceutical corporations.
  93. The doctor who is besting big tobacco (August 1, 2016)
    When Dr Bronwyn King discovered her pension fund was investing in the cigarette companies that were killing her cancer patients, she was staggered. And she knew she had to act
  94. Gilead Avoided $10 Billion In Taxes On Over Priced Hepatitis C Drugs (July 13, 2016)
    A new drug called Sovaldi, intended to treat Hepatitis C, is incredibly unaffordable and inaccessible for Americans.
  95. The Wages of Neoliberalism (June 7, 2016)
    Economist Michael Hudson says neoliberal policy will pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate, just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States, and now Greece in search of a better life. A research team from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York estimates 875,000 deaths in the United States in year 2000 could be attributed to social factors related to poverty and income inequality.
  96. Recession led to 260k extra cancer deaths, experts claim (May 27, 2016)
    Unemployment and austerity were associated with more than 260,000 extra deaths of cancer patients in countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Development (OECD), a study has shown. Those countries with universal health coverage , such as the UK, and a record of increased public health spending had fewer casualties.
  97. Workers' Memorial Day: North Dakota deadliest state in US (April 28, 2016)
    Tyler Erickson was a floor hand with Heller Casing in Williston, North Dakota, from 2012 until 2014. He specialised in maintaining the casing, which would be lowered into drill holes in what back then were the state’s booming oil fields. Accidents, he says, were a regular occurrence.
  98. The Precautionary Principle: the basis of a post-GMO ethic (April 18, 2016)
    GMOs have been in our diets for about 20 years. Proof that they are safe? No way - it took much, much longer to discover the dangers of cigarettes and transfats, dangers that are far more visible than those of GMOs. On the scale of nature and ecology, 20 years is a pitifully short time. To sustain our human future, we have to think long term.
  99. Integrating cannabis into clinical cancer care (March 16, 2016)
    Literature review of contemporary (2016) understanding of the efficacy of cannabis and cannabis derived drugs in treating cancer symptoms.
  100. What is Meant by 'Single-Payer' in the Current Discussion of Health Care Reforms During the Primaries? (March 10, 2016)
    Single-payer means that most of the funds used to pay for medical care are public, that is, they are paid with taxes. The government, through a public authority, is the most important payer for medical care services and uses this power to influence the organization of health care. The overwhelming majority of developed countries have one form or another of a single-payer system.
  101. Pharma Greed Run Amuk (February 11, 2016)
    Congress, especially its GOP members, created the Martin monster. Martin Shkreli is only one of the monsters the GOP Congress has created. Probably our best hope is that one or many, like Shkreli, will overreach in an outrageous greed that our government has condoned for decades. Like errant spoiled children, pharmaceuticals (Pharma) have run roughshod over an obliging Congress and a consuming public since politicians -- in effect -- gave them license to steal.
  102. Pandora's box: how GM mosquitos could have caused Brazil's microcephaly disaster (February 1, 2016)
    In Brazil's microcephaly epidemic, one vital question remains unanswered: how did the Zika virus suddenly learn how to disrupt the development of human embryos? The answer may lie in a sequence of 'jumping DNA' used to engineer the virus's mosquito vector - and released into the wild four years ago in the precise area of Brazil where the microcephaly crisis is most acute.
  103. State of emergency in US city after water poisoned (January 7, 2016)
    Flint has faced a lead-saturated drinking water disaster affecting almost 100,000 residents over the past 18 months.
  104. Poisoning the Well (December 16, 2015)
    Lori Cervera had always been an active person. She liked camping, playing outdoors with her kids, and practically lived in her running shoes. She didn’t have much patience for illness. So when she developed a dull ache on her right side in May 2014, Cervera took a few Tylenol and did her best to ignore it. But after a few days in which the pain grew sharper and more intense, she went to the hospital, where a CT scan revealed a mass. To her complete surprise, Cervera, a mother of four and grandmother of two who was 46 at the time, was diagnosed with stage 2 kidney cancer. That July she underwent surgery to remove both the tumor and almost half her right kidney.
  105. The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Implications for Canadian Public Health (December 14, 2015)
  106. Health for All Welcomes Liberal Plan to Reinstate Refugee Health Care (November 8, 2015)
    Health for All applauds the new federal government's pledge to fully restore the Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) in response to years of public pressure. We look forward to a quick reinstatement of the original program, and hope it is a first step towards providing health coverage for everyone who is uninsured in Canada.
  107. How Class Kills (November 8, 2015)
    A recent study showing rising mortality rates among middle-aged whites drives home the lethality of class inequality.
  108. TPP: Big Pharma's Big Deal (October 7, 2015)
    We still don't know all the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal tentatively agreed to on Oct. 5 by negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim countries, but already critics are slamming it for many reasons, including its generous concessions to the pharmaceutical industry.
  109. TPP is "Worst Trade Agreement" for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without Borders (October 7, 2015)
    The TPP [Trans-Pacific Partnership] will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries, said Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in a statement following the signing of the TPP trade deal.
  110. Single-Payer Health Care and the Case Against Clicktivism (September 30, 2015)
    What’s the next step in the campaign for single-payer universal health care in the United States? Single Payer Now's Don Bechler says we have to hit the streets.
  111. The Devil Is In the Details: How Patients' Mental Health Data Is At Risk (August 21, 2015)
    It seems like "Patient doctor confidentiality" doesn’t apply to other doctors. Overly diligent doctors are free to snoop around in the psychiatric medical records of their patients. As if that weren't bad enough, non-psychiatric doctors can highlight this psychiatric history on their patient's medical records. For Julia, doctors will only ever know her as the "woman with bipolar disorder". Not the "mother with a master’s degree".
  112. Canada's top medical journal says Harper is undermining public health care (August 19, 2015)
    The current issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal features an editorial written by Deputy Editor Dr. Matthew Stanbrook slamming the Harper Conservatives for weakening public health care in Canada. "For much of the last decade, Canadian federal health policy has been conspicuous by its absence," Stanbrook says, adding "in recent years, the federal government has neglected [its health care] responsibilities, even when courts have ordered them to do otherwise." The Conservatives are undermining and under-funding Canada's public healthcare system, spurning collaboration with the provinces and essentially removing the federal government from the health care business, Stanbrook suggests.
  113. Why the federal government must lead in health care (August 17, 2015)
    For much of the last decade, Canadian federal health policy has been conspicuous by its absence. During that time, the federal government has walked away from collaborating with the provinces through the Council of the Federation and declined to renew the First Ministers’ Accord on Health Care; dithered on public health measures of glaringly obvious benefit, such as tobacco control and asbestos elimination; ignored and disbanded expert advisory panels on health issues; weakened the authority of the public health agency; muzzled scientists; eliminated the long form census, the best source of information on regional disparities relevant to health; and eroded research support, while increasingly tying what remains to business interests rather than health benefits.
  114. What We Don't Know Will Hurt Us: Ignorance In The Information Age (August 13, 2015)
    The war on knowledge is a war on the health of Canadians. We need a government that will embrace the information age and use evidence to improve our lives. We need a government that has the health of Canadians as its greatest priority. Ten years in, it’s clear that that government is not Stephen Harper’s.
  115. Medical Privacy Under Threat in the Age of Big Data (August 6, 2015)
    Medical privacy is a high-stakes game, in both human and financial terms, given the growing multibillion-dollar legal market for anonymized medical data. The threats to individuals seeking to protect their medical data can come externally, from data breaches; internally, from "rogue employees" and others with access; or through loopholes in regulations.
  116. Zionists Seek to Silence the Lancet and Secure the Dismissal of its Editor, Richard Horton (April 25, 2015)
    The involvement of 396 senior researchers in a mass effort to force Reed Elsevier to withdraw the letter is the latest in a series of heavy-handed interventions to stifle media coverage of the Israel-Palestine issue and should be resisted.
  117. Israeli occupation damages Palestinian health, human rights group shows (April 12, 2015)
    Israeli group Physicians for Human Rights has released two reports documenting the deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation. Divide and Conquer documents the deterioration of Palestinian health in the West Bank and Gaza as the direct consequence of ongoing Israeli military occupation.
  118. Restrict antibiotics to medical use, or they will soon become ineffective (April 6, 2015)
    Antibiotics have saved hundreds of millions of lives since they came into use in the 1930s, but their power is running dry thanks to their massive use in factory farming, horticulture, aquaculture and industry.
  119. Israeli human rights organization highlights deterioration of Palestinian health under occupation (April 5, 2015)
    Two reports from Physicians for Human Rights-Israel detail how Israeli occupation is harming the health of Palestinians.
  120. Health Care and Immigration Policies that Kill (March 17, 2015)
    Cuts to Canada's Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), severely curtail access to health-care services for refugee claimants and refugees. Many beneficiaries and practitioners were already critical of the original IFHP because it provided inconsistent access to health care and many services were not covered. The situation only worsened after the cuts.
  121. Airport expansion (February 20, 2015)
    The Toronto Island airport in its present configuration is already harmful to public health. Any expansion would contribute to climate change by increasing emissions and air pollution and decreasing green and recreational space.
  122. What austerity has done to Greek healthcare (January 26, 2015)
    The shocking 'austerity'-imposed destruction of Greece's once proud healthcare system is a key reason Greeks have turned to Syriza, finds London GP Louise Irvine in an eye witness account.
  123. IMF policies contributed to the Ebola outbreak, weak response to it (December 26, 2014)
    Policies advocated by the IMF have contributed to underfunded, insufficiently staffed, and poorly prepared health systems in the countries with Ebola outbreaks.
  124. Asbestos revealed as Canada's top cause of workplace death (December 15, 2014)
    Asbestos exposure is the single largest on-the-job killer in Canada. Since 1996, almost 5,000 approved death claims stem from asbestos exposure, making it by far the top source of workplace death in Canada.
  125. Cuba leads fight against Ebola in Africa as west frets about border security (October 12, 2014)
    The island nation has sent hundreds of health workers to help control the deadly infection while richer countries worry about their security – instead of heeding UN warnings that vastly increased resources are urgently needed.
  126. Film Review: Revolutionary Medicine - A Story of the First Garifuna Hospital (September 13, 2014)
    A review of the provocative documentary Revolutionary Medicine, which tells the story of the first Garifuna hospital, in Honduras.
  127. Police want right to see medical records without consent (August 10, 2014)
    Police want new and expanded rights to access medical records and other confidential data without an individual's consent.
  128. Mounting evidence of deliberate attacks on Gaza health workers by Israeli army (August 7, 2014)
    An immediate investigation is needed into mounting evidence that the Israel Defense Forces launched apparently deliberate attacks against hospitals and health professionals in Gaza, which have left six medics dead, said Amnesty International as it released disturbing testimonies from doctors, nurses, and ambulance personnel working in the area.
  129. Moral bankruptcy of capitalism': UK's top public doctor shames western society over Ebola (August 3, 2014)
    Western countries should tackle drugs firms' "scandalous" reluctance to invest in research into the virus which has already killed over 700 people in West Africa, the UK's top public doctor said, adding, “They'd find a cure if Ebola came to London.”
  130. Journalists and civil society must join forces to engage the public with health news (July 15, 2014)
    A call for journalists to reach out to a broader audience and "team up" with civil society in orer to force attention onto topics that matter. "Exploring ideas that move the audience to think and act."
  131. Psychiatry's Manufacture of Consent (May 14, 2014)
    Starting in the 1990s — despite research findings that levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin were unrelated to depression — Americans began to be exposed to highly effective television commercials for antidepressants that portrayed depression as caused by a “chemical imbalance” of low levels of serotonin and which could be treated with “chemically balancing” antidepressants such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, and other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
  132. Glyphosate is a disaster for human health (April 30, 2014)
    Extensive, long running evidence for the cancer-causing effects of glyphosate, and other toxic impacts, have been ignored by regulators. Indeed as the evidence has built up, permitted levels in food have been hugely increased.
  133. BP oil spill: Concerns for long-term health of workers 4 years later (April 11, 2014)
    33,000 involved in study examining oil spill related health effects.
  134. What the Tamiflu Saga tells us about Drug Trials and Big Pharma (April 10, 2014)
    We now know the government's Tamiflu stockpile wouldn't have done us much good in the event of a flu epidemic. But the secrecy surrounding clinical trials means there's a lot we don't know about other medicines we take, says Ben Goldacre.
  135. Fill the gap: Ontario should insure injured migrant workers (April 8, 2014)
    We want to sound the alarm over the unjust federal and provincial immigration and health policies that are based on the exploitation of human labour and xenophobia. Migrants increasingly enter Canada to work under temporary foreign worker programs through which they are denied equitable access to services while still being required to pay taxes.
  136. Dr. Miriam Garfinkle: Public Health Will Be Loser if Jets Win (March 29, 2014)
    The serious health and safety impacts and risks arising from the continually expanding island airport are of paramount concern. The negative impacts of this scheme -- increased air pollution in an already highly polluted area, massively increased traffic and congestion in an already congested area, serious concerns about water quality, noise pollution, fuel transport and storage and the risk of planes taking off and landing within a few hundred metres of homes and schools are clear and unacceptable.
  137. How Big Tobacco's lobbyists get what they want from the media (March 17, 2014)
    With cigarette packs on the agenda, the BBC must be asked why it lets thinktanks argue the tobacco companies' case without revealing who their paymasters are.
  138. GMOs show 'substantial non-equivalence' (March 4, 2014)
    New studies document substantial differences of GM maize and GM soybean from their non-GM counterparts, writes Dr Eva Sirinathsinghji - exposing a permissive regulatory regime that has failed miserably in protecting public health and safety.
  139. The chemical dangers in food packaging (March 1, 2014)
    The long-term effects of synthetic chemicals used in packaging, food storage and processing food could be damaging our health, scientists have warned.
  140. Black Sites across America (February 4, 2014)
    There are 2.3 million people in US prisons in conditions that are often inhumane and at worst life threatening. The most striking aspect of this scene is the lack of decent medical care for prisoners, whether in solitary confinement or in the general prison population.
  141. Oil field fumes so painful, Alberta families forced to move (January 27, 2014)
    Severe headaches, dizziness, rashes and loss of memory: all symptoms reported to a new hearing examining health effects of Alberta's rapidly expanding heavy oil industry.
  142. NHS Patient Data to be Made Available for Sale to Drug and Insurance Firms (January 19, 2014)
    Drug and insurance companies will from later this year be able to buy information on patients once a single English database of medical data has been created. Privacy experts warn there will be no way for public to work out who has their medical records or how they are using it.
  143. Undocumented Labour (January 7, 2014)
    Pregnant refugee and non-status women are facing growing difficulties in accessing pre & post-natal care. Some doula's in Montreal are helping to fix that situation.
  144. Undocumented Labour: Changes to refugee health care put women and babies at risk (January 7, 2014)
    Pregnant refugee and non-status women are facing growing difficulties in accessing pre & post-natal care. Some doula's in Montreal are helping to fix that situation.
  145. Ontario's Announcement to Fill the Refugee Health Gap a Win for Migrant Communities (December 10, 2013)
    Health for All welcomes yesterday's announcement that Ontario will join Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, and Quebec in filling the gap left by federal cuts to refugee health care and send the federal government the bill.
  146. Deputation to the Toronto Board of Health regarding proposed expansion of Island Airport (December 9, 2013)
    The waterfront is a highly utilized collective space that we have highly invested in to be used for recreational activities that promote health and fit into the city's vision of increasing green space. Why would we destroy it with an expanding airport?
  147. New York Times, Obamacare and the war on the elderly (December 3, 2013)
    “On Dying After Your Time” by Daniel Callahan advances the notion that the burning issue vexing the US health care system is that people are living too long. The cost of keeping them alive, Callahan argues, is threatening a social catastrophe.
  148. Porter's corporate interests can't be allowed to trump public health (November 21, 2013)
    We are concerned that it will be the children who live, study and play less than 300 metres from the current airport in the high-rises, the Waterfront school, Little Norway Park, the daycare and community centre who will be most affected by the addition of jets. Consider that landings and takeoffs generate the highest emissions and that peak airport periods coincide with times children walk to and from school.
  149. Climate Change as a Class Issue (November 18, 2013)
    Protesting PNC Bank in Pittsburgh financing of mountain-top removal (MTR) coal mining across Appalachia. MTR causes increased cancer rates and birth defects, as well as massive environmental degradation.
  150. Cancer is Capitalist Violence (November 15, 2013)
    It’s been two decades since the publication of Martha Balsham’s landmark study, “Cancer in the Community: Class and Medical Authority (1993).” Balshem, a hospital-based anthropologist, documented how a Philadelphia “lay community” rejected medical advice to stop smoking, eat fruits and vegetables and schedule regular screening tests. The working class community of Tannerstown (a pseudonym) instead blamed air pollution from highway traffic and nearby chemical plants, as well as fate, for their cancers.
  151. Narcs Versus Big Pharma (November 15, 2013)
    Communities in the heartland of America are fighting an epidemic of methamphetamine labs.
    The driving force behind the scourge? Big Pharma.
  152. Canada's Austerity Agenda: It's About the Taxes (November 12, 2013)
    Austerity policies pose major threats to the public's health. Ronald Labonté argues that the austerity agenda in Canada stems not from a crisis in finances, but from a crisis in fair taxation.
  153. Job makes us sick (November 1, 2013)
    Corporations blame individual workers for their own state of health, which in reality is adversely impacted by unsafe work conditions individual workers have little or no control over. When management puts austerity and cost-cutting ahead of well-being, individual human beings pay the price.
  154. The Drug Companies' Expansion Into Emerging Markets (October 18, 2013)
    Faced with declining prescription drug sales in the U.S., and having lost patent protection for many profitable drugs, the drug industry is relying increasingly in new markets such as China and other fast developing countries, such as those in Africa. That expansion, however, is oftentimes tainted by unsavory commercial practices.
  155. 122 Nurses Replaced by Care Aides in Victoria (October 8, 2013)
    BCNU President Debra McPherson says patient care will suffer
  156. Denying health coverage to injured migrant workers is shameful (September 18, 2013)
    Imagine getting injured at work, and instead of going to a hospital or seeing your health-care provider, you are deported from Canada.
  157. Poverty saps mental capacity to deal with complex tasks, say scientists (August 29, 2013)
    People who are poor expand so much mental energy on the immediate problem of paying bills or cutting costs that they are left with less capacity to deal with other complex but important problems.
  158. Letter to Toronto City Council regarding jets at Toronto Island airport (August 3, 2013)
    We are writing to express grave concerns regarding the proposal to expand the Billy Bishop Airport to jets. We are community health physicians and are extremely alarmed by the potential health harm of jets which will particularly impact the community that lives in such close proximity to the airport.
  159. Nurses condemn wheelchair fees (June 7, 2013)
    Nurses are condemning plans by the Fraser and Vancouver Coastal Health authorities to charge their nursing home residents $25 a month to use a wheelchair.
  160. Under siege: North Dakota's last abortion clinic fights on (May 11, 2013)
    North Dakota's largest city, Fargo, is home to the last facility offering terminations. And as laws tighten across America, the pro-life movement is starting to scent victory.
  161. Gene wars: the last-ditch battle over who owns the rights to our DNA (April 21, 2013)
    A US biotech company is fighting to protect the patents it took out on a test for a cancer-causing gene. Scientists say a win for the firm would set back a growing ability to detect diseases.
  162. Colombian Workers Injured and Fired (March 1, 2013)
    The General Motors subsidiary in Colombia, Colmotores, fired over 200 workers who were injured on the job, ranging from spinal fractures to cancer.
  163. Held hostage by Big Pharma: a personal experience (2013)
    Mike Marqusee looks at how drug firms can make huge profits from their state-enforced monopoly on an essential good.
  164. Researchers find link between aircraft noise and heart disease (2013)
    Exposure to high levels of aircraft noise is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, two studies find. Researchers found increased risks of stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease for both hospital admissions and mortality, especially among the 2% of the study population exposed to the highest levels of daytime and night time aircraft noise.
  165. Save Our Waterfront (2013)
    An architect, a doctor, a teacher & mother and a sailor tour Toronto Harbour and discuss the negative impacts the expansion of BIlly Bishop airport would have on the environment.
  166. Pfizer's Elixir of Youth? (December 7, 2012)
    It was a great moment in Pharma funded physician “education.” At a symposium at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2010 meeting called “Mood, Memory and Myths: What Really Happens at Menopause,” two Wyeth/Pfizer funded speakers tried to resurrect the benefits of cancer-linked hormone therapy. But the mostly-female audience was having none of it: what can we do about our “tamoxifen brain” from the cancer we already have, they wanted to know.
  167. How 7 Historic Figures Overcame Depression Without Doctors (November 30, 2012)
    While Sylvia Plath and Ernest Hemingway received extensive medical treatment for depression but tragically committed suicide, other famously depressed people — including Abraham Lincoln, William James, Georgia O’Keeffe, Sigmund Freud, William Tecumseh Sherman, Franz Kafka, and the Buddha — took different paths.
  168. The Drug Store in American Meat (November 28, 2012)
    Food consumers seldom hear about the drugs oestradiol-17, zeranol, trenbolone acetate and melengestrol acetate and the names are certainly not on meat labels. But those synthetic growth hormones are central to U.S. meat production, especially beef, and the reason Europe has banned a lot of U.S. meat since 1989.
  169. Withdraw coercive flu shot policy: nurses (November 14, 2012)
    The BC Nurses' Union is demanding BC health employers immediately withdraw their punitive policy on flu shots for healthcare workers, in light of scientific reviews questioning the credibility of the studies they're using to justify it.
  170. Some pumpkin recipes (November 4, 2012)
    What is really unfortunate about the tradition of pumpkin carving is the waste of food as the vast majority of these pumpkins are destined for destruction. Pumpkin is a highly nutritious vegetable. The seeds and the flesh are packed with vitamins and nutrients. There are wonderful pumpkin recipes around and pumpkin actually is very tasty.
  171. Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory (November 2, 2012)
    CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).
  172. Bad Pharma, Bad Journalism (October 23, 2012)
    ‘The drugs don't work: a modern medical scandal’, from Ben Goldacre's new book, Bad Pharma presents a disturbing picture emerges of corporate drug abuse.
  173. Abortion and Conscience (August 30, 2012)
    I am as in favour of a woman’s right to abortion as I am hostile to Creationism. I recognize, however, a fundamental difference between insisting that all biology teachers teach the theory of evolution and forcing a doctor to perform an abortion against his or her will. I recognize, too, a fundamental difference between defending a woman’s right to choose and insisting that this includes the right to compel a doctor to perform an abortion. Not to recognise such distinctions is to distort the very idea of morality.
  174. Trying to change the world? (July 23, 2012)
    Getting your story across is an uphill battle when you’re challenging the status quo.
    SOURCES can help you get your message out.
  175. National Day of Action against cuts to refugee health care (June 18, 2012)
    On June 30, 2102, refugees will face drastic cuts to their health insurance. Risking the lives of Canada's most vulnerable is unacceptable. There will be a National Day of Action June 18 in cities across Canada. Join us in protesting these cuts.
  176. Medicare Myths and Realities (May 1, 2012)
    Since medicare is an extremely popular social program, the media and right-wing politicians have learned that it is unwise to attack it directly. Instead, they propagate myths designed to undermine public support for, and confidence in, the health care system, with the goal of gradually undermining and dismantling it.
  177. Indonesia's Smoking Epidemic (March 30, 2012)
    Cigarettes are a rite of passage for boys in Indonesia, where 70% of the adult male population smokes. Activists and health care professionals are advocating for age restrictions on tobacco products and a ban on tobacco advertisements.
  178. One latrine at a time (February 24, 2012)
    Diarrhoea kills more children than HIV/Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined – and its main cause is food and water contaminated with human waste. Liberia's president is trying to change all that. Building latrines must be a key priority to promote health and sanitation.
  179. Independent Review of Exposure of Workers to Alpha Radiation at Bruce Power Reactor Released (October 26, 2011)
    The independent review by the Radiation Safety Institute of Canada of exposure of workers to alpha radiation at Bruce A Restart, Reactor Unit 1 has been completed and released. http://www.brucepower.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/RSIC-Final-Report
  180. See the Ability: National Down Syndrome Awareness Week is November 1-7, 2011 (October 25, 2011)
    The Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) is proud to announce National Down Syndrome Awareness Week (NDSAW), November 1-7, 2011. National Down Syndrome Awareness Week celebrates the lives of Canadians with Down syndrome.
  181. "Business Leaders Shaping the Future of Health and Safety in BC" Conference (October 24, 2011)
    CEOs and senior executives will discuss and agree upon BC’s first Health and Safety Charter pledging their commitment to improving health and safety in their own companies and lead by example.
  182. "Radon Daughter Exposure in Mines- The Risks and the Regulatory Requirements" (October 21, 2011)
    Presentation to Mining Legislation Review Committee, Sudbury
  183. ER certainties: death and co-pays (September 1, 2011)
    Our society has made choices that dehumanize all of us. Dehumanization is felt inside and outside the shop floor. The HMO's bottom line is not about how well the patient's illness is treated, but how to minimize costs. They remind us employees daily that we're a business. The corporate ethos is the survival of the business above all, over anyone else's survival.
  184. Pharmageddon: how the US got hooked on prescription drugs (June 17, 2011)
    An investigation into the underground trade of oxycodone, a widely abused prescription drug. Ninety-eight percent of prescriptions in the United States come from southern Florida, where doctors at "pill-mills" can see up to one hundred patients in a sitting.
  185. Traffic Noise Increases the Risk of Having a Stroke, Study Suggests (January 27, 2011)
    Exposure to noise from road traffic can increase the risk of stroke, particularly in those aged 65 years and over.
  186. New Student Journalism Award for Excellence in Lung Cancer Reporting (December 6, 2010)
    The Canadian Lung Association and Lung Cancer Canada, in partnership with the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), are launching the first Canadian Lung Cancer Student Journalism Award to recognize excellence in student reporting on lung cancer.
  187. Anavex appoints contract research organizations to initiate Phase I/IIa clinical programs, regulatory strategies in Alzheimer's disease (August 10, 2010)
    Anavex Life Sciences Corp signs a definitive master services agreement with Genesis BioPharma Group and ABX-CRO Advanced Pharmaceutical Services to begin clinical studies and regulatory filings for its lead compound for the treatment of Alzheimer#s.
  188. What Bhopal Started (June 15, 2010)
    Bhopal marked the horrific beginning of a new era. One that signalled the collapse of restraint on corporate power. The ongoing BP spill in the Mexican Gulf -- with estimates ranging from 30,000 to 80,000 barrels per day -- tops off a quarter of a century where corporations could (and have) done anything in the pursuit of profit, at any human cost.
  189. Join the SOURCES Affiliate Program (March 28, 2010)
    Benefit yourself and benefit your clients, associates, customers, members, readers, and visitors to your website by introducing them to SOURCES' powerful publicity and marketing tools.
  190. Sources Calendar (October 29, 2009)
    Listings of events of interest to journalists, editors, researchers, publishers and others working in the media and in publishing, covering Canadian and international events, press conferences, meetings, festivals and holidays, as well as award deadlines.
  191. 5 Things the Corporate Media Don't Want You to Know About Cannabis (September 23, 2009)
    Recent scientific reports suggest that pot doesn't destroy your brain, that it doesn't cause lung damage like tobacco -- but you won't hear it in the corporate media.
  192. The misbegotten 'war against cancer' (September 21, 2009)
  193. Meet the Real Death Panels (September 18, 2009)
    Harvard-based researchers found that uninsured, working-age Americans have a 40 percent higher risk of death than their privately insured counterparts, up from a 25 percent excess death rate found in 1993.
  194. South Africa: Redouble Efforts to Reduce Maternal Mortality (September 10, 2009)
    Maternal health has been under the spotlight in South Africa after an analysis of maternal deaths was released in July showing an increase in the country's maternal mortality rate. Researchers found that nearly four out of every 10 deaths (38.4 percent) were avoidable. They identified non-attendance and delayed attendance as common problems, together with poor transport facilities, lack of health care facilities and lack of appropriately trained staff.
  195. Health Care Around the World (August 31, 2009)
    Overview of the various ways health services are provided around the world, as well as accompanying issues and challenges. Topics include health as a human right, universal health care, and primary health care.
  196. Israeli Doctors Collude in Torture (June 30, 2009)
    Israeli human rights groups charge that Israel's watchdog body on medical ethics has failed to investigate evidence that doctors working in detention facilities are turning a blind eye to cases of torture.
  197. Testimony of David U. Himmelstein, M.D. before the HELP Subcommittee (April 23, 2009)
    A single-payer reform would make care affordable through vast savings on bureaucracy and profits. As my colleagues and I have shown in research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, administration consumes 31 percent of health spending in the United States, nearly double what Canada spends. In other words, if we cut our bureaucratic costs to Canadian levels, we'd save nearly $400 billion annually - more than enough to cover the uninsured and to eliminate co-payments and deductibles for all Americans.
  198. Ottawa wanted U.S. to accept more lenient meat inspection regime (March 31, 2009)
    The Canadian government strongly opposed tougher U.S. rules to prevent listeria and lobbied the United States to accept Canada's more lenient standards.
  199. Noise Busters (March 1, 2009)
    Good neighbors keep their noise to themselves.
  200. Sources media training (2009)
    Media training to ensure that you are ready to handle media interviews. Topics include Message making, Staying newsworthy, Safe spokesperson techniques, Preparation and relaxation techniques, Media ethics and expectations. Simulations of all media venues including talk shows, double enders, stand-up interviews and scrums, print columnists, videographers, and editorial boards.










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