Category - health

  • 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.

  • 11 Jul 2009

    Church leaders and members are among those giving enthusiastic support to the new Wall of Life initiative, an interactive campaign across the UK by the NHS Blood and Transplant service.

  • 2 Jul 2009

    With health care a top reform issue in the USA, there is much discussion of the NHS and other social-based systems – just as they are potentially being further undermined in the UK.

  • 25 Jun 2009

    The Church of England has called for greater investment in public health programmes aimed at teenagers, in a submission to UK advertising regulating bodies.

  • 14 Jun 2009

    As the federal government in the USA considers comprehensive reform of the health care system, faith groups, civic organisations and labour unions are mobilising for change. They want to see an end to the massive health divisions.

  • 26 May 2009

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  • 21 May 2009

    When people hear the word 'health' they think immediately of medical matters, says Juan Michel. But health is also an issue of clean drinking water, nutritious food, a safe work environment and essential care accessible at the community level - not least in a time of flu panics.

  • 1 May 2009

    While the impact of flu viruses and the issues surrounding them is making life increasingly difficult in Mexico, churches in the USA are seeking to respond rationally and with care to a situation where panic can be a major part of the problem.

  • 17 Apr 2009

    Patients' and hospital groups have expressed anger that a nurse who exposed serious mistreatment of elderly hospital patients has been struck off the medical register for misconduct.

  • 10 Apr 2009

    Chaplaincy teams in the National Health Service are good value and bring added benefits and resources to clinical treatment, say health specialists responding to a call to stop their official funding.