Archive for May 17th, 2017

17/05/2017

From Homer to Justinian

Human Wrongs Watch

By Jeffrey Levett*

16 May 2017- Wall Street International –  Herodotus wrote that Egyptians of about 1000 BCE were the healthiest of all civilized people. Both the Hebrews and Greeks benefited from Egyptian science.

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Asclepios – Epidauros | Image reproduced  from Wall Street International
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The Hebrews extended hygienic thought, which is formulated in Leviticus, while in Greece geometry developed. So did rationality. Asclepios and his disciple Hippocrates, father of Western medicine proclaimed: we have an opinion, let’s discuss it, if the evidence warrants, let’s change it.
17/05/2017

Truth or Delusion?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Robert J. Burrowes*

DAYLESFORD, Australia, 15 May, 2017 – One inevitable outcome of the phenomenal violence we all suffer as children is that most of us live in a state of delusion throughout our lives.

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Robert J. Burrowes

This makes it extraordinarily difficult for accurate information, including vital information about the endangered state of our world and how to respond appropriately, to penetrate the typical human mind.

‘Phenomenal violence?’ you might ask. ‘All of us?’ you wonder. Yes, although, tragically, most of this violence goes unrecognised because it is not usually identified as such.

For most people, it is a straightforward task to identify the ‘visible’ violence that they have suffered and, perhaps, still suffer.

However, virtually no-one is able to identify the profoundly more damaging impact of the ‘invisible’ and ‘utterly invisible’ violence that is inflicted on us mercilessly from the day we are born.

So what is this ‘invisible’ and ‘utterly invisible’ violence?

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17/05/2017

Low-Cost Housing Could Cut Malaria Transmission in Africa by Half 

Human Wrongs Watch

May 16, 2017 (UNEP)* – Despite a 50 percent reduction in malaria infections in sub-Saharan Africa over the last fifteen years, almost half of the world’s population still remains at risk of the deadly disease.

Photo: UNEP

Despite a 50 percent reduction in malaria infections in sub-Saharan Africa over the last fifteen years, almost half of the world’s population still remains at risk of the deadly disease.

Insecticide-treated nets are responsible for 68 percent of the decline in malaria transmission, but more could be done to help reduce the burden of disease and help reduce the dependency on insecticides – including Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT).

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17/05/2017

Conflict-Related Child Deaths Hit New High in (Liberated) Afghanistan

Human Wrongs Watch

16 May 2017 – Deeply concerned by the continued increase in conflict-related child deaths in Afghanistan, the UN Assistance Mission in the country (UNAMA) has urged parties to the conflict to take immediate measures to reduce harm.

Children play in the Sosmaqala Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in northern Afghanistan. The camp is comprised of returned Afghans following many years as refugees in neighbouring Iran. 30/Aug/2009. Sar-e-Pul, Afghanistan. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein.

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