March 6, 2021

British Government being urged not to deport woman with Jamaican roots

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From RJR News Online The British Government’s plan to deport a former nurse whose Windrush Generation father served in the Royal Air Force is being cited by politicians and campaigners in the UK demanding an immediate end to what they described as the government’s cruel and inhumane hostile environment policy. Sharon Vitalis has been threatened […]

Why privatizing the VA won’t do much to help veterans

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By David Dayen, The Fiscal Times From Business Insider You don’t often see Donald Trump pull a punch, but he did it last week. Trump spent his entire campaign deeply angered by how the government treats veterans, particularly regarding their medical care. He promised to overhaul the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system and “take care” […]

This technology is helping young girls with a rare syndrome communicate

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BY JONATHAN KEANE When 13-year-old Nathalia Lawlor was born, she seemed perfectly healthy, moving and babbling like any other baby. But at around six or seven months, she started to lose her coordination and ability to move. Once able to grasp small objects, she could no longer pick up pieces of food from her plate. […]

Sperm donors wanted: UK government seeks to address shortage

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BY BLATHNAID HEALY from Mashable LONDON — The world’s first national sperm bank opened its doors in Britain [in October 2014] calling for “very special men” to help reduce the shortage of sperm donations in the UK and address the reliance on donations from abroad. Based in Birmingham, the National Sperm Bank, will be a collaboration between […]