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Expansion of the Government Provision of Health Care and Individual Rights: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?
“The proposal that promoting and protecting human rights is inextricably linked to the challenge of promoting and protecting health derives in part from ecognition that health and human rights are complementary approaches to the central problem of defending and advancing human well-being.” Jonathan...
The world sighed a collective breath of relief when all 33 of the miners trapped in a Chilean mine for over two months were rescued this week. But the health risks for some of these minors may not be over. As I blogged previously here in the context of the serious emotional distress suffered by...
The Use of Best Management Practices to Reduce Nutrient Pollution in the Everglades Agricultural Area
It is only after my recent move to South Florida where I routinely drive on the Sawgrass Expressway that I appreciate how the wild beauty of the South Florida Everglades lives cheek to jowl with the buzz and press of busy city life.William H. Owen captures this juxtaposition in a recent Earth...
Mental health professionals have shown that there are serious emotional disturbances (SED) among children as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The Category 3 storm ravaged the Gulf Coast in August 2005. Characteristics of SED include inappropriate behavior, depression, hyperactivity, eating...
Queensland's Daintree Rainforest, said to be 135 million yeras old, containing more rare and endangered plant and animal species than any other areaFifty years ago, improved public health measures, the development of antibiotics, better vaccines, insecticides and advancements in surveillance...