A classical definition of “public health” describes it as the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical and mental health, sanitation, personal hygiene, control of infection, and organization of health services. The practice of public health derives from dim antiquity, at least with respect to sanitation and personal hygiene, which was often done for religious purposes. The Greeks—including Hippocrates—in the 4th and 5th centuries BC, are considered the first to have applied logic and right reason to the causation of disease.
Category Archives: Oil and gas
Thank you for what you do Dr. Rayne.
The fracking change is much more important than you can imagine–petrol products are essential to modern life.
Marita talks about the US picking up the slack on declines in middle east oil supplies.
Maybe. The North Carolina Senate voted 33-13 in favor of fracking. Continue reading
In an otherwise reasonable summary of some proposed major changes being suggested by the NYS Public Service Commission in how electrical utilities and their grids would operate, the reporter adds this unattributed cautionary note:
“Burning natural gas in thousands of locations would make it almost impossible to capture carbon from power plants and pump it underground to avoid worsening climate change.”
Foundations using money from business interests to campaign against those donor’s competition? Shocking. Imagine such deviousness.