World Hunger: Crisis and a plan of action

According to UN food and agriculture agencies, the number of hungry people in the world has fallen over the past decade. However, the number still stands at 805 million, a figure representing one ninth of the global population. Some countries have been able to improve their domestic figures, but the number of undernourished people is… Continue reading World Hunger: Crisis and a plan of action

Stem cell breakthrough for Parkinson’s disease

Swedish scientists from Lund University have found that stem cell treatment can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson’s disease. The disease, which affects body control and movement, is caused by loss of nerve cells which control the chemical dopamine – essential for these cognitive functions. Parkinson’s UK have come… Continue reading Stem cell breakthrough for Parkinson’s disease

Climate change: an urgent need to act

Climate change has become a global issue and residents of countries across the world are beginning to stand up and voice their opinions on perceived lack of action. The constant back and forth between world superpowers over the issue turned it in to a problem that many governments are too willing to place far down… Continue reading Climate change: an urgent need to act

Ebola death toll: are we doing enough?

Since March this year, over 3500 people in western Africa have been affected by the Ebola virus, with over 1,800 people suffering fatalities. The virus, which is contagious, has affected the countries of Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone in this most recent outbreak. Discovered in 1976, the causes for Ebola are not clearly… Continue reading Ebola death toll: are we doing enough?

Ashya King: lessons to be learned

The parents of 5 year old Ashya King were released from a Spanish prison after a European arrest warrant against them was cancelled; this arose following their actions to smuggle him out of Southampton General Hospital and travel to Spain, believing he was not getting the best care and that his condition would deteriorate. They… Continue reading Ashya King: lessons to be learned

Extremism and brainwashing kids at school – A crime against humanity?

In recent weeks, the issue of extremism and brainwashing in UK schools has once again re-occurred in the media and in parliament. Specifically, education secretary Nicky Morgan announced that there would be certain school reforms following ‘disturbing’ findings in Birmingham schools. These findings were uncovered by education commissioner Peter Clarke. He was appointed to the… Continue reading Extremism and brainwashing kids at school – A crime against humanity?

Are Whistleblowers being treated fairly?

Whistleblowers are being victimised when they go back to work. A recent government report found that whistleblowers were often victimised and bullied after exposing misconduct in companies and public services in the UK. As the expenditure of public money is often shrouded in a cloud of secrecy, a whistleblower can give us an insider’s perspective… Continue reading Are Whistleblowers being treated fairly?

Google…Can we trust Google? Especially when they allowed the defamation of hundreds of thousands under the Freedom of Speech Act

Defamation control Before the digital age dictated our every movement, it took a lot more time and effort to find information about a specific person. You may have needed to hire an investigator or spend hours digging through dusty old court documents or financial statements. Since the explosion of the World Wide Web, access to… Continue reading Google…Can we trust Google? Especially when they allowed the defamation of hundreds of thousands under the Freedom of Speech Act

Tony Blair: False information and war

Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and ‘Middle East Peace Envoy’, has urged the government to take action in Iraq or face terror attacks on British soil. These comments sound strikingly familiar as the legacy of 2003’s invasion is highlighted by mass-killing in the Middle East. Indeed, the former PM sent tens… Continue reading Tony Blair: False information and war

HIFA2015: to achieve goals – more support is required

“Our shared vision is a world where people are no longer dying for lack of healthcare knowledge.” Statement on HIFA2015 website. HIFA2015 (Healthcare Information for All by 2015) is a global network of more than 10,000 members which aims to improve the availability of lifesaving information in developing nations. Based in the United Kingdom, HIFA2015… Continue reading HIFA2015: to achieve goals – more support is required