Recent pieces address the death toll from Hurricane Maria, how “religious freedom” restricts civil rights, Ebola vaccination efforts, and more.
Another day, another study on the benefits of the Affordable Care Act and the gains we risk losing if the Trump administration continues to undercut the law’s patient protections.
Scott Pruitt says his plan to revoke chemical plant safety rules will save business $88 million dollars. The trouble is, the rule’s estimated costs were never that high.
The Trump administration’s latest move to deny reproductive autonomy to women with low incomes takes the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on major changes to the Title X family planning program.
Public health groups are congratulating Lowe’s for its decision to rid methylene chloride-containing products from its store shelves.
In the world of public health, climate change and antibiotic resistance are often included among the most serious and urgent threats to human health. Now, a new study finds the two phenomena may be more closely related than previously thought.
Scott Pruitt announced is plan to repeal regulations designed to prevent chemical releases and explosions. Fire fighters support those rules, but Pruitt swears allegiance to the chemical industry not to local emergency responders.
Nashville’s housing boom brings new high in construction worker deaths; EPA drops chemical safety rules proposed after the West, Texas, fertilizer explosion; new research identifies nearly 5,000 cases of severe black lung disease; and Tesla reports missing worker injuries after journalists expose unsafe working conditions at its California plant.
For the first time since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, the number of uninsured in America is on its way back up.
A fraction of coal miners who develop black lung disease will receive lung transplants. The treatment costs for this work-related disease should be borne by coal mine operators, but taxpayers through Medicare, are picking up the tab.