Friday, May 20, 2022

How America can stop violence against health care workers

“The severity seems to keep going up. It doesn’t go down.”

New documents show how drug companies targeted doctors to increase opioid prescriptions

A trove of recently released documents offers the public an unvarnished look inside those relationships from the perspective of drug companies themselves.

Sanders and colleagues introduce Medicare for All Act of 2022 in the Senate

The Medicare for All Act of 2022 would be implemented over a four-year period and would include dental care, vision coverage, and hearing aids with no out-of-pocket expenses, insurance premiums, deductibles, or co-payments,

Majority of Americans of all religions or none want legal abortion, except for Evangelicals...

Even if you add all abortion critics in all the religions together, they are a minority of the country.

20 million acres of U.S. cropland may be contaminated by PFAS ‘forever chemicals’

“The EPA could today require treatment plants to test sludge for PFAS and warn farmers that they may be contaminating fields, but it has refused to do so.”

Study shows even ‘green’ and ‘nontoxic’ products for kids contain forever chemicals

"These are products that children come into close contact with every day and over a long period of time," said one co-author, arguing that PFAS "should not be allowed in products."

Plastics recycling ‘does not work,’ environmentalists stress as U.S. recycling rates drop to 5%

The authors of the report hope it sheds light on the inefficiency and unsustainable nature of plastics and plastic recycling to inspire better, widespread policies moving forward.

New report details fracking’s ‘widespread and severe harm’ to health and climate

"From a public health perspective and a climate perspective, stopping fracking is imperative."

Drugged water: A new global pandemic hiding in plain sight?

While 80 percent of wastewater in the world is not treated, even in developed countries treatment facilities are often unable to filter out dangerous bugs.

A pandemic of the poor

As we approach 1 million COVID-19 deaths, Americans in poorer counties have died at double the rate of wealthier counties.