Wednesday, July 24, 2024

UnitedHealth reports $7.9 billion Q2 profits as protesters decry coverage denials

Protesters reiterated their commitment to fighting for healthcare justice, emphasizing the need for systemic changes.

Republicans Call Everyone But Governor Snyder for Congressional Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

It is unknown who will be called to testify at the hearing, or why the Governor of the State, whose administration and appointees were responsible for the decisions that led to the public being forced to drink and bathe in contaminated water for so long, isn’t being called to the hearing.

Coal Dust Responsible for Thousands of Deaths in the E.U.

Not only does burning coal cost companies and governments billions of pounds in disease treatment and lost working days, but it is proven to be the cause of thousands of deaths.

FDA bans brominated vegetable oil in food because of concerns about chemical’s health harms

Due to the chemical's health hazards such as harmful effects on the nervous system, the agency said the food additive is no longer safe for food use.

How can we improve health care access for LGBTQ individuals in America?

Doctors, nurses, administrators, lawmakers and voters should come together to make positive changes that transform medical spaces into inclusive environments for all patients.

5 ways we need to improve health care accessibility for vulnerable populations 

The United States is a study in health care inequality.

EPA Bans Fracking Wastewater from Sewage Treatment Plants

“While no known municipal treatment plants currently accept fracking waste, the option could have become more attractive to drillers as standards tightened on other waste disposal methods.”

Monsanto loses millions of dollars after Indian farmers switch to indigenous seeds

Monsanto claims that the genetically modified cotton seeds they sell are superior. So why are so many people trying to switch?

WHO classifies talc as ‘probably carcinogenic’ for humans

Most human are exposed to talc, which is a naturally occurring mineral mined in many parts of the world, in baby powder, skincare and cosmetics.

This Wind-Powered Device Pulls 11 Gallons of Drinkable Water From the Air Each Day

This low-cost, low-tech water condenser could help create water self-sufficiency in communities around the world that lack regular access to clean, drinkable water.