“The Viral Underclass”: COVID-19 and AIDS Show What Happens When Inequality and Disease Collide

This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, Democracynow.org, the War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman with Juan González. We end today’s show looking at World AIDS Day, marked every year December 1st. In a new interview the head of UNAIDS, Winnie Byanyima, …
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Len McCluskey slams disease of fire and rehire, as Heathrow Airport workers stage fresh strikes

Thousands of workers at Heathrow Airport, including security staff and firefighters, are to stage a series of fresh strikes in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions. Action Unite said 41 strikes will be held over a 23-day period from 2 to 23 April, involving different groups of workers. The union has accused Heathrow of …
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Unethical practices in lion farming and elephant tourism are increasing disease risk

African lions and Asian elephants are in a very precarious situation. Both species have alarmingly small estimated remaining wild populations. People also keep significant populations of them enslaved for tourism. Additionally, the bones of slaughtered captive lions are a popular ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). As if that wasn’t enough, these species also have another …
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Cardiovascular disease profiles: December 2020 update

The cardiovascular disease profiles have been updated by Public Health England (PHE). The profiles provide an overview of data on cardiovascular and cardiovascular related conditions of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. They are intended to help commissioners and health professionals assess the impact of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on their local population, make decisions …
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National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service

The National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service (NCARDRS) records those people with congenital abnormalities and rare diseases across the whole of England. This registration service: provides a resource for clinicians to support high quality clinical practice supports and empowers patients and their carers, by providing information relevant to their disease or disorder provides …
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Liver disease profiles: November 2020 update

This update of the liver disease profiles data tool includes: new 2019 mortality data to update the existing mortality indicators new vaccination coverage data is also available for 1 indicator Data has been refreshed to the 2020 geographies. Liver disease is one of the main causes of premature mortality nationally. The profiles are designed to …
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Legionnaires’ disease: investigation of household water systems

Published 10 March 2016 Last updated 2 October 2020 + show all updates 2 October 2020 Added information about widening the scope of sampling. 28 December 2016 New guidance document for on investigation of water systems has been uploaded. 10 March 2016 First published. Source link

Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England in 2019 to 2020

Published 20 December 2019 Last updated 29 September 2020 + show all updates 29 September 2020 Added HPR 14(17) April to June report. 30 June 2020 Added corrected table 1 in January to March 2020 report. 23 June 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) January to March 2020 quarterly report. 25 February 2020 Added Health …
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UK risking another disease outbreak through its massive trade in wild animals

A new report shows that the UK is putting itself at risk of another disease outbreak due to its vast trade in wild animals. Using data sourced through a Freedom of Information (FoI) request, the charity World Animal Protection has revealed that the UK legally imported millions of wild animals between 2014 and 2018. The …
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