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France’s Le Pen calls for end to public education for illegal immigrants

France’s Le Pen calls for end to public education for illegal immigrants

The French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed Thursday that children of illegal immigrants be refused places in public school as part of tough program to restrict state services. “I’ve got nothing against foreigners, but I say to them: ‘If you come to our country, don’t expect that you will be taken care of, treated [...]

December 8, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on France’s Le Pen calls for end to public education for illegal immigrants

Four steps to precision public health

Four steps to precision public health

When domestic transmission of Zika virus was confirmed in the United States in July 2016, the entire country was not declared at risk — nor even the entire state of Florida. Instead, precise surveillance defined two at-risk areas of Miami-Dade County, neighbourhoods measuring just 2.6 and 3.9 square kilometres. Travel advisories and mosquito control focused [...]

December 5, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Four steps to precision public health

Family violence a ‘serious public health’ issue in Canada

Family violence a ‘serious public health’ issue in Canada

More than 200 people are reported as victims of family violence every day in Canada, according to a new report by the chief public health officer. Family violence was the focus of the “State of Public Health in Canada report,” which waspublished Friday. In a statement, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Gregory Taylor called [...]

October 21, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Family violence a ‘serious public health’ issue in Canada

Cigarettes, asbestos, now fossil fuels. How big business impacts public health

Cigarettes, asbestos, now fossil fuels. How big business impacts public health

The decisions reached at the recent Coag energy council meeting are reminiscent of a long series of failures to understand the impacts of powerful business on the health of the community. The failures extend historically from tobacco, to asbestos to the health scourges of coal, and now to the health and community impacts of the [...]

August 31, 2016 Saheli Business Comments Off on Cigarettes, asbestos, now fossil fuels. How big business impacts public health

Norway man rescued after climbing into public toilet

Norway man rescued after climbing into public toilet

Firefighters in Norway have pulled a man from the inside of a toilet after he lowered himself in to retrieve a friend’s phone and became stuck in the tank below. Cato Berntsen Larsen climbed feet-first into the public facility after his friend dropped the phone while urinating. Mr Berntsen Larsen said he had volunteered to [...]

August 26, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Norway man rescued after climbing into public toilet

Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The option to hail a ride in a self-driving car, which was science fiction just a few years ago, will soon be available to Uber users in Pittsburgh, the first time the technology has been offered to the general public. Within weeks, the company announced Thursday, customers will be able to [...]

August 19, 2016 Saheli News Comments Off on Self-driving cars go public; Uber offers rides in Pittsburgh

Psychiatrists Reminded To Refrain From Armchair Analysis Of Public Figures

Psychiatrists Reminded To Refrain From Armchair Analysis Of Public Figures

Earlier this week the American Psychiatric Association cautioned psychiatrists against taking part in a feverish new national hobby. Catching Pokémon wasn’t mentioned. Psychoanalyzing Donald Trump was. On the organization’s website APA president Maria A. Oquendo wrote: “The unique atmosphere of this year’s election cycle may lead some to want to psychoanalyze the candidates, but to [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Psychiatrists Reminded To Refrain From Armchair Analysis Of Public Figures

Phil Corrigan: Is good public health worth paying for?

Phil Corrigan: Is good public health worth paying for?

IT IS sometimes said that you can’t put a price on good health. But in an era of public sector spending cuts, it’s a sad fact that everything can be – and usually is – seen as having an economic cost, including people’s basic wellbeing. A national tabloid recently reported that 325 ‘nanny state’ public [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Phil Corrigan: Is good public health worth paying for?

The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

Hospitals overflowing, with patients abandoned in corridors. Accident and Emergency rooms threatened with overnight closure. And it just keeps getting worse. It is clear the NHS is in a crisis that threatens its very existence. No doubt you’ve experienced it yourself – an agonising wait for much-needed surgery, a cancelled operation, or even the infuriating engaged [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

Personal and public choices eroding health

Personal and public choices eroding health

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) linked to lifestyles have surpassed communicable diseases as the leading cause of lost productivity and premature deaths. According to a report in the Lancet journal, NCDs contribute to 52 per cent of all disease burden and more than 60 per cent of deaths in the country. Cardiovascular diseases, cancer, tuberculosis and other [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Personal and public choices eroding health

The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

Hospitals overflowing, with patients abandoned in corridors. Accident and Emergency rooms threatened with overnight closure. And it just keeps getting worse. It is clear the NHS is in a crisis that threatens its very existence. No doubt you’ve experienced it yourself – an agonising wait for much-needed surgery, a cancelled operation, or even the infuriating engaged [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on The public will have to pay to save the NHS which is at ‘breaking point’, says former coalition health minister NORMAN LAMB

The looming public health crises threatening to take down China’s health care system

The looming public health crises threatening to take down China’s health care system

The slender, steel needle pierced Mary Shi’s pudgy belly. The sharp point pricked her skin and as her thumb pushed down on the syringe, cloudy insulin began to swim in her bloodstream. Shi was running out of places to inject herself: her stomach, arms and legs all bore the bruising from regular shots. More importantly, [...]

August 14, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on The looming public health crises threatening to take down China’s health care system