Britain's health service is for sale, leaked trade docs suggest thumbnail

Britain's health service is for sale, leaked trade docs suggest

The United Kingdom’s National Health Service is up for grabs in a post-Brexit trade deal with the United States, the opposition Labour Party revealed on Wednesday, despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s unequivocal denials. Johnson has repeatedly stated in clear and absolute terms that the NHS – which offers British citizens free healthcare at the point…

Is UK election about Brexit, or health, wealth and education? I Inside Story thumbnail

Is UK election about Brexit, or health, wealth and education? I Inside Story

The UK’s general election is less than three weeks away on December 12th. It was called by Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson more than two years early, in a bid to get a parliamentary majority so he can “Get Brexit Done”. His pledge on Britain’s exit from the European Union is at the centre of…

Health: Fighting Diseases in Ethiopia and the Philippines | Al Jazeera Selects thumbnail

Health: Fighting Diseases in Ethiopia and the Philippines | Al Jazeera Selects

The end is in sight Aba Wolde Agdew lives in the Amhara province of Ethiopia. He is partially blind from trachoma and cannot work to support his family. “When the pain comes, it irritates and irritates and makes me cry out,” Agdew says. “What made my problem worse was the death of my children and…

Will e-cigarette industry go up in smoke over health epidemic? thumbnail

Will e-cigarette industry go up in smoke over health epidemic?

US President Donald Trump is expected to meet with officials from the e-cigarette industry in the United States. Trump announced in September he is considering banning most vaping, and it has caused business to plummet. Health advocates are hoping he follows through. Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Gaithersburg, Maryland. – Subscribe to our channel:…

Oman's Health Ministry announces vacancies thumbnail

Oman's Health Ministry announces vacancies

The Ministry of Health seeks to provide jobs for Omani citizens and appoint them in place of expatriates. This is in order to be able to accommodate graduates from government and private universities and colleges as well as other job seekers. “Ministry is pleased to announce its desire to appoint citizens and replace expatriates to…

Health Ministry releases statistics for Oman thumbnail

Health Ministry releases statistics for Oman

Hospitals and health centres affiliated to the Ministry of Health in the Sultanate witnessed 121,812 surgeries in 2018. These operations included 52,274 major operations and 69,538 minor operations. “8,406 operations at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, including 4,754 major operations and 3,652 minor operations, while the number of operations conducted in the Royal Oman Police Hospital…

Oman's health ministry suggests doctor visit before Keto thumbnail

Oman's health ministry suggests doctor visit before Keto

Oman’s health ministry suggests doctor visit before Keto The Ministry of Health has issued an advisory to people on following popular commercial diets, suggesting that those wishing to shift to a Keto diet to visit a doctor first. According to the Ministry, a Keto diet could lead to side effects including dehydration, lack of salts,…

Analysis: New Delhi smog threatens health of residents thumbnail

Analysis: New Delhi smog threatens health of residents

Indian offiicials have declared a public health emergency in the capital, New Delhi because of deteriorating air quality. Chronic air pollution in and around India’s capital, New Delhi has dipped to a new low this year, leading some scientists to liken it to smoking 50 cigerettes a day. Residents are complaining of sore eyes and…

Fourth US Democratic debate: Impeachment, healthcare, Syria thumbnail

Fourth US Democratic debate: Impeachment, healthcare, Syria

Twelve Democratic candidates held the fourth debate for the right to challenge President Donald Trump for the US presidency in 2020. The candidates defended the congressional impeachment inquiry of Trump and debated healthcare, the economy, foreign policy and other issues on Tuesday night. Al Jazeera’s John Hendren reports from Westerville, Ohio. – Subscribe to our…

Yemen fuel shortage: health concerns rise as rubbish piles up thumbnail

Yemen fuel shortage: health concerns rise as rubbish piles up

In Yemen’s capital Sanaa health officials warn that enormous piles of uncollected rubbish littering its streets could lead to another cholera outbreak. But rubbish trucks have not been able to do their rounds because of a severe fuel shortage, despite last year’s Sweden deal which promised the delivery of goods and other services if the…