Health

Stop Rewarding Alcoholics with Beer

Stop Rewarding Alcoholics with Beer

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.

Stop an Antibiotic Resistance Epidemic

Stop an Antibiotic Resistance Epidemic

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.

Demand a Crackdown on Sham Service Dogs

Demand a Crackdown on Sham Service Dogs

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.

Protect Consumers from Dangerous Chemical

Protect Consumers from Dangerous Chemical

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.

Fight the Worldwide Bulimia Epidemic

Fight the Worldwide Bulimia Epidemic

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.

Regulate Dangerous Dietary Supplements

Regulate Dangerous Dietary Supplements

Dietary supplements are widely used, yet their dangers are barely regulated. The FDA must step in and ensure the safety of these health products.

Ban Toxic Dye in Maraschino Cherries

Ban Toxic Dye in Maraschino Cherries

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.

Applaud Legal Organ Transplants Between HIV Patients

Applaud Legal Organ Transplants Between HIV Patients

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.

Ensure that Denying Children Fast Food is not Deemed ‘Unfit Parenting’

Ensure that Denying Children Fast Food is not Deemed ‘Unfit Parenting’

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.

Commend Makers of Yoga Software for the Visually Impaired

Commend Makers of Yoga Software for the Visually Impaired

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.

Support Ban on Trans Fats

Support Ban on Trans Fats

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.

Commend Effort to Ban Dangerous Trans Fat

Commend Effort to Ban Dangerous Trans Fat

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.

Eliminate Cancer-Causing Chemicals in “Cancer Alley”

Eliminate Cancer-Causing Chemicals in “Cancer Alley”

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.

Commend School for Healthier Lunch Menu

Commend School for Healthier Lunch Menu

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.

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Let Hungry Americans Go Forgotten

This Thanksgiving, Don’t Let Hungry Americans Go Forgotten

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.

Applaud Invention of Blind Yoga Program

Applaud Invention of Blind Yoga Program

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.

Applaud New Child-Friendly Medical Equipment

Applaud New Child-Friendly Medical Equipment

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.

Fight America’s Junk Food Addiction

Fight America’s Junk Food Addiction

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.

Praise the Affordable Care Act for Making Birth Control Accessible

Praise the Affordable Care Act for Making Birth Control Accessible

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.

Urge Pennsylvania to Keep School Nurses

Urge Pennsylvania to Keep School Nurses

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.

Defend Mother Criticized for Being Physically Fit

Defend Mother Criticized for Being Physically Fit

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.

Keep Pink Slime Burgers Out of Schools

Keep Pink Slime Burgers Out of Schools

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.

Condemn Government Shutdown for Putting Public Health at Risk

Condemn Government Shutdown for Putting Public Health at Risk

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.

Save Children from Malaria

Save Children from Malaria

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.

End Sexual and Gender Based Violence

End Sexual and Gender Based Violence

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.