Some of the heaviest bombardment so far on Aleppo has left rebel-held parts of the Syrian city virtually without medical facilities, observers say.

The World Health Organization says all makeshift hospitals there are out of service, after five days of air and artillery strikes by government forces.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Syria conflict: Aleppo hospitals 'knocked out by bombardment'

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The U.S. wants to fight superbugs by targeting one of the world’s biggest markets for antibiotics: farms.
Big pharma has other ideas.

Even as the industry prepares to comply with new U.S. Food and Drug Administration efforts to limit antibiotic use in American livestock, it is marketing the drugs to U.S. veterinarians while continuing to expand sales elsewhere around the world. Bacteria resistant to antibiotic drugs, or superbugs, are a growing problem particularly in hospitals and claim an estimated 700,000 lives annually. Scientists say there is an intimate link between the health of the planet’s livestock and that of the human population.

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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – As Deadly Superbugs Rise, Big Pharma Presses Farm Antibiotics

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A growing number of people in Obamacare are finding out their health insurance plans will disappear from the program next year, forcing them to find new coverage even as options shrink and prices rise.

At least 1.4 million people in 32 states will lose the Obamacare plan they have now, according to state officials contacted by Bloomberg. That’s largely caused by Aetna Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc. and some state or regional insurers quitting the law’s markets for individual coverage.

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Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – More Than 1 Million to Lose Obamacare Plans as Insurers Quit

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Pork sold in Asda and Sainsbury’s has been shown to be infected with a strain of the antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ MRSA.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism tested 97 British pork products – and found they carried the potentially deadly bacteria.

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Time For Truth: (Metro) – Pork in Asda and Sainsbury’s ‘is infected with deadly superbug MRSA’

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The body that represents hospitals across England has issued a startling warning that the NHS is close to breaking point because of its escalating cash crisis.

Years of underfunding have left the service facing such “impossible” demands that without urgent extra investment in November’s autumn statement it will have to cut staff, bring in charges or introduce “draconian rationing” of treatment – all options that will provoke public disquiet, it says.

Read the Full Article: Source – The Guardian
Time For Truth: (The Guardian) – NHS chiefs warn that hospitals in England are on the brink of collapse

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