Friday, February 3, 2023

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.

‘Monstrous’: Federal judge rules HIV drug coverage mandate violates religious freedom

"No one's religious beliefs should ever prevent access to essential lifesaving medication."

Community groups and activists pivot to mutual aid amid ongoing water crisis in Jackson,...

With 150,000 residents still lacking safe drinking water, grassroots organizations are scrambling to address a crisis decades in the making.

Hypocrisy abounds as PPP loans to 1% forgiven, while Biden seeks to privatize taxpayer...

Word has leaked out that the Biden administration is about to enter negotiations with Big Pharma, for the express intent of shifting the cost of COVID vaccines and lifesaving antiviral medications, to the patient. 

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.