In his last day on the job as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, Scott Pruitt confirmed that he shouldn’t have been within a million miles of the agency tasked with keeping the environment we all live in safe.
Is it just me, or is it the season for unscrupulous ethical behavior in D.C.? The latest incident may have flown under the radar, what with literally every breath Scott Pruitt has taken over the past year, but the Washington Post reported on Friday that the National Institutes of Health had to cancel a 10-year, $100…
President Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for drug dealers. But would that include doctors and pharmaceutical company CEOs?
On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell touted this victory for the working classes on Twitter:
Is mountaintop coal removal in Central Appalachia a public health safety concern? Probably. Does President Trump’s Department of the Interior care to find out? Maybe not.
Monsanto is currently being sued in a class action lawsuit by plaintiffs who allege its most popular pesticide, Roundup, caused them to develop cancer. A study led by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, seemed to corroborate Roundup’s toxicity in 2015 when…
Monsanto is bad. In an age where facts and truth are ambiguous, a clearer thought has never crossed my mind. Monsanto might even be one of the most depraved organizations in American history; at least top ten. But Monsanto keeps winning because corrupt government officials keep working with the company to hide just…
Whatever you do, stop calling the Flint water crisis a “failure at all levels of government.”
Citing a total “lack of understanding and concern” by President Donald Trump over HIV/AIDS public health policy, six people this week announced their resignations from the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.
It’s a hot, sticky April morning in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, just 10 miles from the Mexican border, and I’m driving with Dora Proa, a reproductive health community educator for a local organization called ACCESS Esperanza. We’ve just passed a field of scrub trees and grazing cattle, and entered a…
A few months into 2017, my partner was looking for ways to tighten our budget. “Let’s cut back to one six-pack a week between the two of us,” he suggested.
Birth control is not one of Donald Trump’s issues. During the campaign, while he adopted Republican Party orthodoxy and took a position against abortion rights, he never much mentioned birth control, probably because he didn’t seem to care and voters generally want politicians to leave it alone.
The Texas Senate’s vote Friday to pass harsh anti-abortion legislation, known as Senate Bill 8, isn’t as surprising as it is demoralizing. In a 22-9 vote, the state Senate adopted House modifications of SB8 approved last weekend.
You might not know this, since it doesn’t appear anywhere on the medication itself, but the morning-after pill doesn’t necessarily work for women over 176 pounds.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed has already accomplished a lot in his 32 years. He was a Rhodes scholar, got a medical degree, taught epidemiology at Columbia, and served as the Executive Director of Detroit’s Health Department, where he led a program that ensured kids in low-income families who needed glasses could get them.
As a teenage girl coming of age in the 1980s, Sara* was uncomfortable with her body. She didn’t like her dark hair, so she tried bleaching it blonde with lemon juice. She was a good athlete, but still heavier than most of her classmates. And there was the matter of her breasts, which began growing—painfully and…
GOP lawmakers will try, with all their might, to justify their very unpatriotic and cruel vote this week to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, potentially leaving millions without access to vital health care services.
It was both outrageous and sadly amusing to watch Republican lawmakers attempt to justify on Friday their appalling health care bill to both the media and their own constituents.
Health experts in Minneapolis are pointing fingers at anti-vaccine activists who hosted information workshops in Somali immigrant communities for the state’s worst measles outbreak in decades.