Category Archives: Health / Environment

Medical: The Dangerous Impact of Air Pollution on Health

— Impact may be far worse than thought, study suggests

Results chime with earlier review indicating almost every cell in the body may be affected by dirty air

Traffic – Exhaust fumes

However, the research suggests the impact could be far wider, despite looking at only one component of air pollution, chiming with a global review published earlier this year that indicated almost every cell in the body may be affected by dirty air.

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World AIDS Day: The Christmas songs of Little Mario – by Francis Quamina Farrier

World AIDS Day – December 01:  – by Francis Quamina Farrier
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December 1 is observed internationally as World AIDS Day, and in this Feature Article, I share with you The Story of Little Mario who was born with AIDS and how he sang some Christmas songs on TV for thousands of viewers. 

The story began when, in my capacity as a Journalist attached to the VCT Evening News, I was on a tour of Linden in Region 10, with a Team from the Public Relations Department of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) headed by then head of the Department, Ms Deborah Carter, to the Bauxite town.    Continue reading

Extinction Rebellion Founder’s Holocaust Remarks Spark Fury – Kate Connolly and Matthew Taylor | The Guardian UK

German politicians accuse Roger Hallam of downplaying significance of genocide

Kate Connolly in Berlin and Matthew Taylor | The Guardian UK

A co-founder of Extinction Rebellion [XR] has sparked anger in Germany after referring to the Holocaust as “just another fuckery in human history”.

Roger Hallam has been accused of downplaying the Nazis’ genocide of 6 million Jews by arguing in an interview that the significance of the Holocaust has been overplayed.

In the interview with the weekly Die Zeit, in which he referred to the Holocaust several times, Hallam said: “The fact of the matter is, millions of people have been killed in vicious circumstances on a regular basis throughout history.”             Continue reading

Medical: Canadian Youth & Vaping—No governmental escaping – By Yvonne Sam

  By Yvonne Sam

All levels of government need to protect the youth against the evils of e-cigarette use. Who ever said that vaping is harmless is merely blowing smoke.

Electronic nicotine delivery systems, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or vapes are a relatively new product category, which first emerged in Canada in 2004. E-cigarettes are battery-operated devices that mimic the smoking experience using an inhalation and heating process that vaporizes fluid within the device. The liquid solution varies in composition but it is usually propylene or vegetable glycol based and can be combined with other ingredients and flavours.    Continue reading

UK Elections: At a glance: what’s in the Labour Party manifesto? – Video

As Labour launches its 2019 election manifesto, we break down the details – from Brexit to housing

Health

  • Labour’s big policy is a promise to increase spending on the NHS by an average 4.3% a year.
  • The party’s base will be hugely cheered by a pledge to end and reverse privatisation in the NHS in the next parliament and reinstate the responsibilities of the health secretary to provide a comprehensive and universal healthcare system.            Continue reading

UK Election debate: Johnson and Corbyn clash over Brexit – BBC News

Photo: Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn locked horns over the NHS, Brexit and the Royal Family
  • Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have clashed over Brexit in the first TV election debate of the campaign.
  • Mr Johnson promised to “end this national misery” and said Labour offered “only division and deadlock”.
  • Mr Corbyn said Labour would “get Brexit sorted by giving you, the people, the final say”.
  • The two leaders also locked horns over the NHS, trust and leadership, the future of Scotland – and the Royal Family.

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How One Kenyan Tribe Produces The World’s Best Runners – opinion

Kenyan Wilson Kipsang won the 2013 Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 23 seconds — an average of 4:42 per mile. It was easily the fastest marathon time ever recorded, an incredible feat for another powerful Kenyan runner.

But perhaps equally remarkable was that his fellow Kenyans also came in second, third, fourth and fifth place in this major international race. On the women’s side, Kenyans placed first, second and fourth.

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Why being kind could help you live longer – By Lauren Turner – BBC News

An illustration of hands holding hearts

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What can kindness do for you? Give you a warm glow perhaps, or a feeling of well-being? While that may be true, scientists and academics at a new research centre say it can do much more – it can extend your life.

The staff at UCLA’s Bedari Kindness institute are ready for the jokes.

“We look at the scientific point of view. We aren’t sitting around in circles, holding hands. We’re talking about the psychology, the biology, of positive social interactions,” says Daniel Fessler, the institute’s inaugural director.

The notion of kindness has made headlines recently.  It was a key part of former president Barack Obama’s eulogy of veteran US Democrat Elijah Cummings, following his death last month.

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Environment: Plastic Pollution: Coca-Cola Nasty Plastic Problem + Video

  – Sandrine Rigaud | DW

 By 2050, there could be more plastic than fish in the sea. Ten tons of plastic are produced every second.

Sooner or later, a tenth of that will end up in the oceans. Coca-Cola says it wants to do something about it – but does it really?

In January 2018, Coca-Cola made an ambitious announcement:

The brand, which sells 120 billion plastic bottles every year, promised a “world without waste” by 2030.

Filmmaker Sandrine Rigaud was skeptical about this ostensibly noble resolution. In Tanzania, for example, far from the company’s American headquarters, a different picture emerges.  Continue reading

Lessons from Nature: Adapting to Change – by Rosaliene Bacchus

New post on Three Worlds One Vision

by the Rosaliene Bacchus Blog

Section of my succulent garden

The succulent plants in my garden brighten my life. During humanity’s mad dash towards the abyss, their quiet dynamic presence calm my troubled mind. Under California’s scorching sunshine that set dry brush ablaze, my succulent plants have found a way to survive the extreme heat. Some change color; others become more compact in form.

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