HIV patients are dying in Louisiana because the governor’s ideological opposition to Obamacare is causing him to reject funding for treatment options. Tell Governor Jindal that people’s health is not a political game and to allow expanded treatment of HIV patients.
A lawsuit brought against the Obama administration puts the well-being of rural and cancer patients at risk by denying them life-saving drugs at a discount. Appeal this decision and protect the health of vulnerable citizens.
Health care will always be needed whether or not a person can afford it, and immigrant families need greater access to health insurance. Support expanding healthcare options for immigrant women and children.
Starbucks is still serving and using GMO milk in their coffee and other goods with the knowledge of detrimental health effects that GMO products have on human health. Urge Starbucks to switch to organic products.
Limited time for doctor-patient visits may damage not only the doctor-patient relationship but also decrease effectiveness of treatment. Urge policymakers to require training in empathic communication practices for doctors.
Infertility is a heartbreaking condition, and expensive to treat. Many couples go into debt trying to conceive or else abandon the dream completely. Call on healthcare regulators to require insurance companies to cover infertility treatments.
France recently banned e-cigarettes in many public locations. Commend the country for protecting public safety.
Government regulators have set a new budget that neglects the health and nutrition of school-age children. Urge the federal government to allocate additional funds to support healthy school lunch options and help fight childhood obesity.
Thousands of barrels of deadly nuclear waste are currently being stored in the path of potential wildfires. Officials claim there is nowhere else for it to go. Insist that these hazardous materials be transferred to a safer location before a disaster strikes.
Every year millions of people die suffering from unnecessary pain, with no access to pain medication. Easing this suffering begins with proper education. Urge public health officials to make end-of-life care a priority.
Vermont’s newly signed bill that orders companies to label food products that contain genetically modified ingredients is being challenged by the GMO-producing company, Monsato, which claims the law infringes on their “freedom of speech”. Demand that Monsato keep the bigger picture in mind and refrain from suing the state of Vermont.
A widely-used herbicide has been linked to serious health problems in humans. Urge regulators to protect consumers and ban the use of this terrible toxin.
Repeated exposure to the nail drying lamps used in manicures has been linked to skin cancer. Urge regulators to require warning labels on all drying lamps to ensure consumers understand the risk.
Food-borne illnesses kill thousands of people every year, so a team in New York is working with an online review website to combat the problem of unsanitary restaurants. Thank authorities for taking this creative approach to promote public health.
Antibiotics in farm animal feed contribute to treatment-resistant infections in humans. Most of these drugs are used incorrectly and without supervision. Urge regulators to require that antibiotics are only administered to farm animals by trained veterinarians.
Applaud one state’s recent ban on a harmful ingredient in common household products. This ban will set a precedent for other states to more fully protect their citizens’ health.
There are better, healthier ways to lose weight than counting calories, and research into alternatives is desperately needed. Urge one of the largest pharmaceutical companies to step up and help fix a problem that it may have been perpetuating for years.
Cosmetic products from a popular company are promoted as “natural” despite containing lead. Consumers may assume they’re safe because of a stated commitment to using only the best ingredients. Call on the company to live up to its image and remove toxins from its products.
With the recent shooting in Santa Barbara, California, Americans are desperate for a solution to stop the violence. Promoting and strengthening mental health facilities is absolutely necessary, as gunmen in these situations are often mentally ill. Encourage President Obama to prioritize mental health care in the U.S. by signing this petition.
A company has developed a non-invasive way for patients to check for breast cancer through a simple blood test. Please sign this petition to thank the company for this revolutionary research.
A recent report by the Environmental Working Group reveals surprisingly high levels of sugar in cereals, some with more that 50% sugar by weight. These discoveries call for immediate reform to many cereals by the FDA.
Recent scientific discoveries have changed the way we understand evolution, and may hold the key to treatments for Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases. Praise scientists’ for their incredible contributions.
Many veterans who were injured while serving their country suffer from mental and physical disabilities, which can severely interfere with daily life. Assistance dogs who are specially trained to perform tasks to alleviate the negative effects of disabilities are extremely beneficial for affected veterans. Urge lawmakers to support a new piece of legislation that will help increase veterans’ access to this helpful therapy.
A recent study was launched focusing on the effect of friendly animals spending time with children who have cancer. It is the first study of its kind and is already showing positive results in the kids’ treatment programs. Support this study and bring it to the public’s attention so that it can be implemented across the nation.
A spate of recent illnesses in Washington state has been linked to pesticide use. Not only this, a dramatic spike in a deadly birth defect has appeared in the same areas as these illnesses. Sign this petition to ban pesticides in Washington, and to encourage other forms of pest control.