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Severe doctor shortage made far worse by Obamacare

Natural News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), more infamously known as Obamacare, is once again in the news due to a lack of foresight in developing and writing this law. The problem is a lack of qualified physicians to treat the newly insured and the millions...

Three power foods that can help treat sinus infections

Natural News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) A sinus infection, or sinusitis, is an inflammation of the lining of the sinuses that often leads to persistent runny noses, headaches, fevers and facial pains. According to the American Academy of Otolaryngology, more than 37 million Americans -- almost 12 percent of...

Air pollution from vehicles damages your lungs and cardiovascular system after just two hours on busy street

Natural News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Just two hours on a busy city street is enough to cause damage to your lungs and arteries, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom.The findings came just weeks after the European...

Obama head fake - No executive order was ever signed for amnesty

Natural News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) Tens of millions of Americans were outraged when, in recent weeks, they watched as President Obama addressed the nation and appeared to indicate that he was going to sign an executive order that would ostensibly grant administrative "amnesty" to as many as 5 million...

How to get rid of lice naturally

Natural News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) The kids are back in school. Your child comes home clutching a note from the teacher in one hand as she scratches behind her ear with the other. You don't even need to open that letter to know what it says. Lice. Those lovely little itchy monsters that take up residence...

The mass looting of pension plans begins as federal law altered to reduce pension payouts

Natural News - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:30
(NaturalNews) No doubt in a sop to their corporate masters, a bipartisan group of lawmakers reached a deal just days ago to allow, for the first time, pension benefits of current retirees to be severely cut.As reported by The Washington Post and MSN, the deal was necessary, say...

Commission dumps eco-initiatives in 2015 work plan

The Ecologist Magazine - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:33
The European Commission has dropped measures to improve air quality and reduce waste from its work plan for 2015 - instead 'cutting red tape' and prioritizing 'jobs, growth, investment' at all costs.
Categories: Ecological News

Commission pulls eco-initiatives from 2015 work plan

The Ecologist Magazine - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 22:33
The European Commission has dropped measures to improve air quality and reduce waste from its work plan for 2015 - instead prioritizing 'jobs, growth, investment' at all costs.
Categories: Ecological News

Reclaim the power! It's time to deprivatise Britain's energy

The Ecologist Magazine - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 20:12
Privatised energy has failed us, writes Sam Lund-Harket. While energy company chiefs earn millions of pounds a year, one in ten English households live in fuel poverty. But there is another way. All over the world countries and communities are taking energy, water and other essential public services back under democratic control.
Categories: Ecological News

Inside Beijing's airpocalypse – a city made 'almost uninhabitable' by pollution.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
Beijing’s air quality has long been a cause of concern, but the effects of its extreme levels of pollution on daily life can now be seen in physical changes to the architecture of the city.
Categories: Ecological News

Detroit residents complain of health effects of breathing in toxics.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
According to a 2014 Public Policy Poll, more than three in five DTE customers say they support replacing the state’s coal burning power plants with renewable energy sources and are also very concerned about asthma attacks and other potential health problems from coal-burning power plants.
Categories: Ecological News

Thailand fails to clean lead-poisoned creek despite court order.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
Hundreds of families in western Thailand are suffering from lead poisoning near a polluted creek that the government has failed to clean up despite a court order two years ago, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
Categories: Ecological News

Children 'clean' oil spill with kitchen utensils in the Sundarbans.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
Bangladesh still struggles to deal with a devastating oil spill in the world's largest mangrove forest.
Categories: Ecological News

Growing use in US, EU of systematic review for safety analyses targets different issues.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
Research and regulatory agencies in North America and Europe are increasing their use of systematic review, but they are applying the strategies to different targets.
Categories: Ecological News

Canada feds leave $321-million unspent for green programs.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
The federal government failed to spend a total of $321-million Parliament approved for “environmentally responsible” programs last year, while spending more than the $438-million to fund programs that primarily supported the oil and gas sector.
Categories: Ecological News

Kingman, Arizona, ‘downwinders’ seek recognition from US decades after atomic tests.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
Despite data showing that Kingman, like the rest of the southern portion of Mohave County, was exposed to double the amount of radiation recorded in other Arizona counties, the health risks are yet to be acknowledged by the federal government.
Categories: Ecological News

South Korea cancer victims bring class action against nuclear operator.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
A group of South Korean thyroid cancer patients living near nuclear plants have filed the country's first class action suit against the operator, after an October court ruling in favor of a plaintiff claiming a link between radiation and the cancer.
Categories: Ecological News

Planetary climate pledge drive.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
After the U.N. summit in Lima, Peru, follow-up relies on peer pressure among the 200 nations. About the best that can be said for the accord announced in Peru on Sunday, after two weeks of talks, is that even a weak deal is better than no deal.
Categories: Ecological News

Klity Creek's neglected toxic lead legacy.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
To this day, residents of lower Klity Creek continue to be exposed to toxic lead — as they have for decades. Thailand's environmental authorities have studied Klity Creek since 1998. They have repeatedly found high levels of lead. Yet, the main response to these studies has been to do more tests.
Categories: Ecological News

The new climate denialism: More carbon dioxide is a good thing.

Environmental Health News - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 19:30
Fossil-fuel industries are floating an intriguing new argument: They’re admitting that human use of coal, oil and gas is causing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to rise – but they’re saying this is a good thing. We need more CO2 in our lives, not less.
Categories: Ecological News
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