Junior doctors’ strike in the UK

Jeremy Hunt, the UK Secretary of State for Health, has urged the junior doctors’ representatives to return to the negotiation table.  This followed the most successful “junior doctors’ strike” in the UK. Doctors are complaining about the working conditions especially the new junior doctors’ contract to be introduced by the government. The contract in its… Continue reading Junior doctors’ strike in the UK

Demand for rubber ‘threatens forests’

According to a report, protected forests in Southeast Asia are being threatened due to increasing worldwide demand for rubber tyres. As swathes of tropical forests make way for rubber plantations, UK researchers say animal life, which is already, endangered, such as birds, bats and primates are at risk. According to Conservation Letters, it is estimated… Continue reading Demand for rubber ‘threatens forests’

Gene therapy: ‘Tame HIV’ used to cure disease

A pioneering treatment to correct errors in DNA, has transformed the lives of six boys with a deadly genetic disease, doctors declare. For people suffering Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome (WAS), a defective immune system leaves people susceptible to infections and bleeding. A British and French study, published in JAMA, has used tamed HIV to correct the irregularities.… Continue reading Gene therapy: ‘Tame HIV’ used to cure 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

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?

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