An organization is paying alcoholics in beer to clean up the city of Amsterdam. Please encourage the group to direct its efforts towards programs that help alcoholics overcome their addiction, rather than encouraging it.
Antibiotics are being over-prescribed, causing germs to become resistant in patients. Urge federal officials to rectify this dangerous situation before an epidemic of antibiotic resistance occurs.
Sham service dogs are a growing problem, due in large part to the lack of regulation in terms of who can buy a service dog vest. Sign this petition to increase regulations on service dog vests to ensure the safety of those who need the aid of service dogs.
The Food and Drug Administration recently made an announcement about the dangers of a cancer-causing chemical, acrylamide. Ask the agency to take action to limit the chemical’s consumption by humans.
Bulimia is a worldwide epidemic and a disease that is incredibly difficult to recover from. Support an online community center that provides free resources to those suffering from the disease.
Dietary supplements are widely used, yet their dangers are barely regulated. The FDA must step in and ensure the safety of these health products.
Toxic dye is used to color maraschino cherries. Millions of children ingest these harmful cherries and are exposed to the toxins. Urge the FDA to immediately ban this toxic dye.
HIV positive patients are now allowed to donate organs to one another, a procedure that had previously been banned. This increase in available organs will improve chances of survival for HIV patients across the country. Praise this open-minded and thoughtful government achievement.
A parent was recently deemed ‘unfit’ by a psychologist for not allowing his son to eat Mcdonalds. Support this father who is being criticized for simply trying to practice healthy eating habits with his child.
University of Washington researchers have developed software that allows visually impaired individuals to learn yoga poses without having to see a teacher’s example. Applaud the makers of this software for opening the door for the visually impaired to participate in exercise activities successfully.
The Food and Drug Administration has recently addressed the possibility of regulating or banning trans fats in American food products. Support the ban of this dangerous substance from food items and create a healthier society.
Trans fats increase the risk of heart disease, serve no known health benefits, and have no safe level of consumption. Please voice your support for efforts to phase out this harmful and unnecessary food additive.
Alberta’s industrial heartland has become known as ‘Cancer Alley,’ due to the cancer-causing chemicals that are emitted there every day. These chemicals threaten citizens in surrounding communities as well as the environment. Demand a plan to end emissions of deadly chemicals.
A New York public school is the first in the nation to offer a 100% vegetarian lunch menu. Studies show it has improved students’ health and mental abilities. Applaud this school for their efforts to keep kids healthy and smart.
For Americans facing tough times, hunger doesn’t take a break during the holidays. Instead of preparing a Thanksgiving feast, 49 million Americans may be wondering where their next meal will come from – that’s nearly 1 in 6 people in your community and across the country that could be facing an empty plate during the holidays. This Thanksgiving, pledge to spread the word about the impact of hunger in our communities.
A Ph.D. candidate recently created the first program which effectively teaches yoga to the blind. Commend this innovative work making yoga more accessible to the vision-impaired community.
Many children are so frightened of having MRIs that they have to be anesthetized in order to undergo the process. However, Stanford’s Institute of Design recently rolled out newMRI machines that make the process easier for children to undergo. Commend Stanford for inspiring positive change in product design.
Foods high in sugar and fat can be even more addictive than cocaine or morphine. This contributes to the rise in obesity and diabetes. Commend researchers for proving just how addictive junk food can be.
A recent study shows that couples who have access to birth control also earn more money, and so do their children. Praise the Affordable Care Act for making birth control free for everyone, and for improving the lives of American families.
The number of school nurses in Pennsylvania schools is dropping at an alarming rate due to budget cuts. Students are left unprotected and confused when illness or injury strikes. Urge the Pennsylvania Department of Health to fix this issue immediately.
A physically fit mother of three who showed off her body on the internet was unjustly accused by many of fat shaming. While simply trying to provide hope and inspiration to women and mothers, she was attacked with disrespectful and hateful comments. She deserves justice.
Artificial ‘pink slime’ burgers have been put back in schools, reversing progress made by a 2012 campaign to have them removed. Urge school officials to replace this unhealthy meal option with real, nutritious food.
Due to employees being furloughed as a result of the government shutdown, federal inspection agencies are not inspecting our food. Condemn the furloughs for putting public health at high risk.
Every 60 seconds, a child dies from malaria. Malaria is one of the deadliest diseases on the planet, especially for young children. By investing in a simple and affordable tool like insecticide-treated bed nets, we can save millions of innocent lives.
I recognize rape, abuse and other forms of gender based violence are happening in my community, in my school and in my church. Ignoring the problem only perpetuates it. We must unite and raise our voices to stop this epidemic.