Friday, December 1, 2023

Privatized prison healthcare in the US—profiteering at the expense of inmate health

Profiting from pain—the harsh reality of privatized prison healthcare in America.

Surging hunger in the US signals alarming trend as food aid cuts take toll

As vital food aid programs expire, millions of Americans face rising hunger challenges, reveals Hunger Free America's 2023 National Hunger Survey Report.

US military says national security depends on ‘forever chemicals’

As regulators propose restrictions on their use or manufacturing, Pentagon officials have told Congress that eliminating the chemicals would undermine military readiness.

Insurance executives refused to pay for the cancer treatment that could have saved him....

A Michigan law requires coverage of cancer drugs. One insurer came up with a “defensible” way to avoid paying for treatments that offered Forrest VanPatten his last chance for survival. “We crossed the line,” says a former executive.

2023 Lancet Report on health and climate change: a critical call for comprehensive global...

In-depth analysis of the escalating health crisis due to climate change and the imperative for systemic global climate action.

Newborns torn from mothers: South Carolina’s harsh crackdown on drug use during pregnancy

South Carolina leads the charge in prosecuting pregnant women for substance abuse.

Chemical catastrophe: daily disasters spotlight America’s toxic time bomb

U.S. struggles with daily hazardous chemical incidents, underlining systemic safety lapses.

Fossil fuels: the hidden ingredient in our food chain

Unveiling the entwined destiny of our food systems and climate crisis

Methane emissions from food waste alarmingly accelerate climate crisis

As EPA reports highlight the staggering methane emissions from food waste, the U.S. grapples with an overlooked environmental hazard.

Sanders demands probe of push to give company patent for public-funded cancer treatment

Sanders demanded a probe of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) patent proposal in a letter to Christi Grimm, inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.