Friday, May 20, 2022

Tag: health

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

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 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,

More than half of US car seats contain chemicals, report confirms

“Parents shouldn’t have to strap their child into a car seat that exposes them to toxic chemicals.”

How the US healthcare system fails its diabetic citizens

We can understand the problem best through the example of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Why the US culture of colonial extraction is making people sick...

Rupa Marya, a physician and musician, studies how social structures impact health. She says colonial capitalism fractures the critical relationships that keep us healthy.

‘Breakthrough results’: New study detects microplastic pollution in human blood for...

While more studies need to be done to examine the direct effects of microplastics on the human body, researchers from the study warn microplastics can cause damage to human cells.

With the Omicron Ba2 variant we in the US are in...

So what's coming down the pike?

Gas flaring can harm people 60 miles away, study finds

Researchers found that people don't have to be right next to oil and gas fields to experience respiratory distress from flaring.

Shielding poor children from the looming food crisis

The war in Ukraine is causing further disruption to the global food supply and making it harder for the world’s poorest households to afford adequate nutrition.

Childhood adversity is a ‘cause of causes’ of adult illnesses and...

This public health hazard that hides in plain sight is childhood adversity: experiences like physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect.

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Looks like another ‘bad blue’ just bit the dust

Jamie McLeod-Skinner, as the replacement for Bad Blue Kurt Schrader, would not be beholden to any of the many corporate PACs that supported him.

Former Minneapolis cop pleads guilty to manslaughter during George Floyd arrest

“His acknowledgment he did something wrong is an important step toward healing the wounds of the Floyd family, our community, and the nation."

New research could lead to solar panels that work at night

“We do not yet have the miracle material that will make the thermoradiative diode an everyday reality, but we made a proof of principle and are eager to see how much we can improve on this result in the coming years.”

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

How America can stop violence against health care workers

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