Category Archives: Health

State Of The Ocean: ‘Shocking’ Report Warns Of Mass Extinction From Current Rate Of Marine Distress

By Travis Donovan HUFFINGTON POST If the current actions contributing to a multifaceted degradation of the world’s oceans aren’t curbed, a mass extinction unlike anything human history has ever seen is coming, an expert panel of scientists warns in an … Continue reading

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IMPACT OF WAR & CONFLICT SPENDING ON WOMEN & POVERTY

Panel on Women-Poverty-Crises-Human Rights United Nations Human Rights Council 17 3 June 2011 IMPACT OF WAR & CONFLICT SPENDING ON WOMEN & POVERTY Beatrice Fihn, Reaching Critical Will – WILPF www.reachingcriticalwill.org According to the new report released by Stockholm International … Continue reading

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The Rise of the Red Market

By Scott Carney Foreign Policy At what point is one person entitled to use the flesh of another? On the night of Jan. 11, Turkish police officers burst into a villa in Istanbul’s Asian quarter and arrested a 53-year-old transplant … Continue reading

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SOLUTIONS: Feds Target Top Execs For Health Fraud

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar HUFFINGTON POST By some estimates, health care fraud costs taxpayers $60 billion a year, galling when Medicare faces insolvency. … “When you look at the history of health care enforcement, we’ve seen a number of Fortune 500 … Continue reading

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Organ trafficking: ‘Her heart was missing’

By Chris Arsenault Al Jazeera “The common denominator [with theft and “consensual” sales] is profiteering,” he told Al Jazeera. The stories are grim and often impossible to confirm: illicit clinics, corrupt doctors and global networks dealing in human flesh. International organ … Continue reading

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Yes Men Affiliates Prank Peabody Energy

By Jason Linkins HUFFINGTON POST It appears that a merry gang of agitprop pranksters associated with the Yes Men have pulled a fast one on Peabody Energy, the self-described “world’s largest private sector coal company.” The prank took off in … Continue reading

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Obesity as lifestyle choice

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The Corporate State Wins Again

The Corporate State Wins Again, by Chris Hedges, Published on Monday, April 25, 2011 by TruthDig.com When did our democracy die? When did it irrevocably transform itself into a lifeless farce and absurd political theater? When did the press, labor, … Continue reading

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Senate Dems Consider Health Care Fix That Could Hit Poor Consumers The Hardest

By Sam Stein HUFFINGTON POST “It would cause a significant number of people, through no fault of their own, to have a significant liability at the end of each year,” said Ron Pollack, the founding executive director of Families USA, … Continue reading

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Gambling On Hunger: Amid A Food Crisis, Why Do Republicans Want To Keep Regulators At Bay?

By Zach Carter and Ryan Grim HUFFINGTON POST Big price spikes are good for traders holding onto wheat or oil contracts, allowing them to stuff more money into their wallets while families struggling to make ends meet thousands of miles … Continue reading

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