Thursday, December 1, 2022

Inequality kills. But we can stop the killing.

So argues a gripping new book from an activist physician who’s helped divine the keys to long and healthy life.

The US promised tribes they would always have fish, but the fish they have...

Oregon Public Broadcasting and ProPublica did our own testing, and we found what public health agencies have not: Native tribes in the Columbia River Basin face a disproportionate risk of toxic exposure through their most important food.

FDA approves lab-grown chicken for first time

The FDA's approval determined that a California company's lab-grown meat is safe to eat, but will need to go to the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service next.

How union solidarity improves everyone’s health care

"People want to see us being treated well so they’re treated well. We were fighting for everyone.”

EPA launches civil rights investigation into Jackson, Mississippi, water crisis

“We believe we gave compelling evidence that the state of Mississippi intentionally starved the city of Jackson of the resources to maintain its water infrastructure.”

Choosing life in a pro-violence society

Post-Dobbs abortion access for military dependents is in question.

Court ruled against USDA’s GMO QR code labeling requiring additional on-package labeling

“Today’s decision marks a key step toward ending the food industry’s deceptive and discriminatory GMO food labeling practices, which have kept consumers in the dark by concealing what’s in their products.”

15,000 Minnesota nurses launch historic strike to put ‘patients before profits’

"We feel like this is the only thing we can do," said one nurse. "Hospitals tell us it's our fault, but we've been actively involved and getting nowhere."

As new Covid boosters move forward, better outreach is needed to save lives

Vaccine uptake for the other Covid-19 boosters has been relatively low, leaving millions of Americans with waned immunity to a virus that quickly learned to evade the protection offered by initial vaccines.

‘Hidden killer’: experts urge action after study shows how air pollution causes lung cancer

"If you want to address human health, you have to address climate health first," said Charles Swanton, who led the research team.