Category - health

  • 17 Aug 2010

    Last week I heard in the news that breast cancer death rates are down nearly 30 per cent since 1980, and although I of course think good thoughts about figures like these and the new wonder drugs and breaks-through we have from time to time, my happiness is tinged with very personal sadness.

  • 20 Jul 2010

    If corporate power groups are permitted to get their hands on our most important and humane social institution, the National Health Service, it will be all but impossible for a future government to restore it, says Jill Segger. The so-called Big Society will have got quite a lot smaller.

  • 25 Jun 2010

    Severe cuts in social welfare spending by governments intent on reducing budget deficits can cost lives as well as cause economic pain, says a new Oxford University study.

  • 14 Apr 2010

    The 'Faiths Act' Fellows programme is organising an event to inform people about malaria and inspire them to action against a disease that kills nearly nearly one million people a year.

  • 7 Apr 2010

    If you’re a hard-pressed parent or guardian trying to encourage your child to eat a bit more healthily with their ‘five-a-day’ portions of fruit and veg, your job has just been made unnecessarily harder by the BBC and other media outlets.

  • 18 Mar 2010

    The first-ever Summit of High Level Religious Leaders on HIV and AIDS will be held in Den Dolder, Netherlands, from 22-23 March 2010.

  • 16 Mar 2010

    Amnesty International has called on Barack Obama to tackle soaring US maternal mortality rates that particularly affect minorities and those living in poverty.

  • 24 Nov 2009

    The rapidly developing field of stem cell research mobilises immense amounts of money in private and public grants, says Celia Deane-Drummond. But it also raises deep ethical questions regarding health justice and the dignity of human life.

  • 11 Nov 2009

    The annual general assembly of the National Council of Churches USA and Church World Service has been taking place this week amid sober assessments of national and world conditions and calls for renewal of the churches’ unity.

  • 22 Aug 2009

    The National Health Service has continued to take a bashing in the USA, says Giles Fraser. The outrage of the religious right is fuelled by ignorance and prejudice, he argues.