Monday, September 20, 2021

Biden administration plans an immediate ban on menthol cigarettes

Studies prove that such bans will help people quit smoking, especially those disproportionately affected by menthol cigarettes.

Sanders, Omar, and others introduce permanent universal school meals program

“No child in the richest country in the world should face hunger.”

A pesticide linked to brain damage in children could finally be banned

A court has ruled that the EPA must ban the controversial pesticide chlorpyrifos—or prove its safety.

What America can learn from China—Lessons from the pandemic

While the China model cannot be transplanted to the West, there’s a lot that America can learn from China.

Over a half-million Americans live near oil refineries with high levels of a cancer-causing...

More than a dozen U.S. oil refineries released the potent carcinogen benzene in 2020 at levels high enough to require action under...

Third round of coronavirus relief checks led to largest monthly rise in household income...

The third round of coronavirus relief checks, which have been sent to 159 million households so far, were directly linked to an historic rise...

Oxford vaccine professor: rich countries have a moral duty to share their COVID-19 shots

Usually, World Immunisation Week is a chance for those of us who research vaccines to reinforce the message about their importance in saving lives....

How America can curb the epidemic of violence against health care workers

Health care professionals are five times more likely to encounter violence on the job than other Americans.

New study finds undisclosed ingredients in Roundup lethal to bumblebees

"Will the Biden administration fix this problem, or will it allow the EPA to continue its past practice of ignoring the real-world harms of pesticides?"

New study finds correlation between specific pesticides and central nervous system tumors in children

"Policy interventions to reduce pesticide exposure in individuals residing near agricultural fields should be considered to protect the health of children."