Sunday, January 19, 2020

Trump’s loosening of pork inspection regulations fails to protect consumers from illness and death...

"Food safety is one of the most important protections in our country and gifting the slaughter industry self-regulation powers will mean pork eaters in this country will be facing higher threats of disease.”

Study shows wealth inequality does make a difference in how long you will live

In the UK and US, being rich can add almost a decade of healthy living to a person’s life.

Study shows Medicare For All could save us $600 billion annually on paperwork and...

“Industry wants you to think universal healthcare is too expensive. In reality, it’s our current system that’s a wasteful, unsustainable disaster.”

White nationalism and public health

We can start small—sign a petition calling for equity in health care—and think big as we consider the stakes of the 2020 election.

EPA’s proposed ‘secret science’ rule directly threatens children’s health

If the secret science rule is adopted, EPA officials will have to pretend that this kind of research doesn’t exist, since the patient records that it draws on can’t be made public.

Study shows Medicare for All could save US $600 billion annually on paperwork and...

"Medicare for All could save more than $600 billion each year on bureaucracy, and repurpose that money to cover America's 30 million uninsured and eliminate co-payments and deductibles for everyone."

Buyers should beware of organic labels on nonfood products

Without effective oversight, unscrupulous retailers have an incentive to continue cashing in on the organic seal.

A health breakthrough that depends on people, not drugs

Meet the system stewards, people from every walk of life who improve Americans’ well-being by tackling the deeper causes of disease and despair.

FDA failed to make sure opioid prescriptions were safe, documents show

"FDA has tools that could mitigate opioid risks more effectively if the agency would be more assertive in using its power to control opioid prescribing, manufacturing, and distribution."

Michael Moore: Americans pay more for healthcare than others, but “we don’t call it...

“The real question never gets asked. They always want to pin them on how much is it going to cost in taxes.”