One of the many reasons policymakers often give for restricting abortion access is that the procedure causes depression. A new study finds no evidence of such claims.
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is sending a dangerous message that asbestos can be used safely.
Earlier this month, another judge rebuked the Trump administration’s attempts to terminate teen pregnancy prevention grants, ruling the decision unlawful and ordering federal health officials to reinstate the five-year grant agreements. Youth health advocates are cautiously relieved, but they also say the shift away from evidence-based sexual health education is well underway.
A proposed EPA rule that would sharply restrict the studies the agency can use when regulating faces pushback from the agency’s Science Advisory Board and a bipartisan group of more than 100 Congress members. The agency has extended the comment period and scheduled a hearing, but still seems determined to move ahead with a deeply flawed rule.
The Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy for migrants is a cruel experiment. It is making children sick and will have long-term adverse consequences for their health.
Coal miners are concerned that a program that assists individuals who are disabled by black lung disease is in debt. The problem will explode if Congress fails to act before the end of the year.
The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund faces the risk of insolvency; Trump signs executive order making it easier to fire civil servants; farmworker advocates call on Wendy’s to join the Fair Food Program; and thousands of activists call on Amazon to eliminate forced arbitration for contractors.
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.