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…

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:…

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…

Kashmir lockdown limits people's access to mental healthcare thumbnail

Kashmir lockdown limits people's access to mental healthcare

The security lockdown in Indian-administered Kashmir continues for nearly two months. Now doctors say the crackdown is causing stress and anxiety in people, while also limiting their access to mental healthcare services. Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera…

Analysis: Canada's Trudeau admits to racist 'brownface' makeup thumbnail

Analysis: Canada's Trudeau admits to racist 'brownface' makeup

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologised after a photo emerged of him wearing brownface makeup to a party in 2001. The picture was published in a school yearbook while Trudeau worked as a teacher in British Columbia, before entering politics. It was taken at the school’s annual dinner with an Arabian Nights theme. The…

Kyrgyzstan's former President Atambayev detained thumbnail

Kyrgyzstan's former President Atambayev detained

Special officers have arrested Kyrgyzstan’s former President Almazbek Atambayev after storming his home for the second time in 24 hours. A soldier was killed during Wednesday’s failed raid at his country residence near the capital Bishkek. Al Jazeera’s Laura Burdon-Manley has more. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish -…

Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi dies: State media thumbnail

Egypt's former president Mohamed Morsi dies: State media

Egypt’s former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in Cairo, according to state media. The 67-year-old died after fainting during the court session in the Egyptian capital on Monday, state TV reported. “He was speaking before the judge for 20 minutes then became very animated and fainted. He was quickly rushed to…