Tag Archives: health

Daily Headline – 26/02/13

China’s environmental impact

China pollution flagA study on Chinese soil pollution by Chinas leading environmental watchdog will not be released by the ministry of environmental protection in its entirety.

The ministry of environmental protection said that is would not release all the data due to security reasons. Surely a cover for the horrific scale of environmental damage going on in China.

China’s official data already exposes huge environmental damage with the groundwater of two thirds of cities marked as severely polluted and two-fifths of rivers are tainted.

Beijing

Last month air pollution in China’s capital Beijing reached hazardous to human health levels as confirmed both by China and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Environmental awareness is rapidly increasing in China and hopefully the latest development will add pressure on the government to do something about it.

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Taro Aso; elderly “Hurry up and die”

By Leon J Williams

The right-wing Taro Aso is the former Japanese Prime Minister who currently holds duel posts as Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister of Japan.

He has said today that he wants Japan’s elderly to “hurry up and die” and that they are costing the government too much money in medical costs.

Japan has seen it’s GDP place fall from 2nd in the world to 3rd recently after 20 years of a stagnant economy leading to great political pressure to turn things around.

As Taro Aso is right-wing he wants to cut any government funding to help its ageing population, he even went as far as to say that elderly people should feel guilty for taking government money for health reasons.

The right-wing are the same in every country, the privileged class, wealthy, selfish and generally inhumane people.

US sick as a dog

By Leon J Williams

A new US health report by the US National Research Council and the Institute of Medicine comparing the US to 16 other developed countries has once again highlighted the dreadful state of US healthcare.

The report which compares mortality rates between the 17 countries places one of the richest countries in the world, the US, squarely last.

Things are in bad shape (no pun intended) in the US and there is seems to be very little appetite to change things.

In 2007 the UN reported on life expectancy for those born between 2005-2010 which placed the US 38th in the world, even lower than Cuba, Chile and the United Arab Emirates.

America, lots of money, just in the hands of the very few wealthy while the vast majority suffer, long live capitalism!

Capitalism = Selfish
Socialism = Sharing

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Cannabis (marijuana) makes pain more tolerable

By Leon J Williams

An Oxford University study has found that THC (the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) helps make pain more bearable.

The experts over at Oxford University tested volunteers, some with a THC tablet and others with a placebo then induced some pain (they used chilli but watching X-factor would have been perfectly sufficient).
After an MRI scan they found that the patients who took THC were less bothered by the pain.

Full story can be found here.