Health

Reprimand Journalist for Fat-Phobic Remarks

Reprimand Journalist for Fat-Phobic Remarks

Journalist Samantha Brick has been disguising her fat-phobic, patriarchal views about women under the umbrella of ‘insightful journalism’ for too long. Reprimand her for her latest rant against plus-sized women.

Prevent State from Requiring Separate Abortion Insurance

Prevent State from Requiring Separate Abortion Insurance

Michigan is devising a law that would require seperate abortion insurance, even for rape victims. This unjust law targets women and attempts to restrict freedom of choice. This law must be stopped before it goes any further.

Stop Dangerous Do-It-Yourself Plastic Surgery Trend

Stop Dangerous Do-It-Yourself Plastic Surgery Trend

Teenagers in South Korea are using risky procedures to perform plastic surgery on themselves, sometimes causing permanent damage to their bodies. Urge health officials to address this craze as the serious public health threat that it is.

Don’t Allow Doctors to Withhold Vital Heath Information from Pregnant Women

Don’t Allow Doctors to Withhold Vital Heath Information from Pregnant Women

Many Catholic hospitals withhold critical health information from pregnant women and deny them the right to terminate non-viable pregnancies. Support efforts to ensure patients are provided honest information and proper healthcare.

Help Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Help Combat Antibiotic Resistance

The meat industry’s use of antibiotics in animal feed is inhumane, and is making human disease strains immune to the effects of drugs. This could prove deadly in the event of a serious disease outbreak. Support efforts to end antibiotic use in meat production.

Recognize Health Benefits of Exercise

Recognize Health Benefits of Exercise

Exercise can equal and even surpass prescription drugs’ ability to lessen mortality among patients suffering from chronic diseases. Urge our government to invest in the life-saving benefits of exercise.

Demand Medicaid Stop Billing Dead People

Demand Medicaid Stop Billing Dead People

A new Medicaid rule allows a deceased person’s estate to be billed for hospital expenses. The low-income individuals who rely on Medicaid to provide them with free or reduced health care cannot afford this expense even beyond the grave. Demand that Medicaid stop this unethical practice now.

Thank Organization for Helping the Mentally Ill

Thank Organization for Helping the Mentally Ill

People with severe mental illnesses die 25 years earlier on average. One organization is making it their mission to lengthen the lifespans of these patients by approaching health holistically. Thank this group for fighting for these patients’ right to a long and healthy life.

Support Ethical Alternatives to Eggs in Food

Support Ethical Alternatives to Eggs in Food

A food company is researching humane, healthy, and environmentally sustainable alternatives to eggs. Thank this company for committing to cruelty-free food.

Block Hateful Rape Insurance Bill

Block Hateful Rape Insurance Bill

Soon, Republicans in Congress will have substantial support for a bill that will force women to buy additional insurance if they want to be covered for abortions, even in the case of rape. If passed, this law will severely restrict women’s access to abortions and force women to plan ahead for unplanned pregnancy, an impossible feat. Do not let this bill get passed.

Remove Unregulated Chemicals from Drinking Water

Remove Unregulated Chemicals from Drinking Water

Twenty-one contaminants exist in over one third of all drinking water in the United States. Most of these chemicals are hazardous yet unregulated, meaning the government has no responsibility to remove them. Demand better standards for drinking water in the U.S.

Improve Access to Essential Pain Medications

Improve Access to Essential Pain Medications

Millions of people suffer from chronic pain, because the Indian government imposes strict restrictions on medications like morphine. These patients desperately need treatment. Urge the President of India to reform the nation’s medical laws.

Support the Healing Power of Tattoos for Breast Cancer Survivors

Support the Healing Power of Tattoos for Breast Cancer Survivors

Breast cancer leaves scars that are not only physical, but also emotional. Sign this petition to support women who get tattoos to beautify their scars from breast cancer as a way to cope with both their physical and emotional scars.

Support Efforts to End Suicide

Support Efforts to End Suicide

Suicide is a serious, and frequently underestimated problem in the United States. Support the efforts of a strong organization that is fighting against this epidemic.

Praise Independence-Giving Innovation for Paralyzed People

Praise Independence-Giving Innovation for Paralyzed People

A new device is in the process of being developed that would help paralyzed wheelchair users gain more independent mobility. Praise the team of scientists who are working to finalize this device.

Praise Philanthropist For Donation to Children’s Hospital

Praise Philanthropist For Donation to Children’s Hospital

A multi-millionaire recently left behind an amazing donation for a major Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Praise his generous act of philanthropy.

Don’t Make Cancer Doctors Drop their Patients

Don’t Make Cancer Doctors Drop their Patients

Many gynecologists, who specialize in treating the female reproductive system, also care for male patients who are HIV+ or who have anal cancer. A recent ruling could prevent these doctors from giving their male patients essential care. Demand they be allowed to continue providing much needed treatment.

Save Therapeutic Center for At-Risk Children

Save Therapeutic Center for At-Risk Children

After decades of supporting Childhaven, a therapeutic center for children with special needs, the U.S. government pulled its funding of this important program. Urge federal officials to reinstate the funding agreement, and help give these children the care they require.

Commend Gates Foundation for Promoting Safe Sex

Commend Gates Foundation for Promoting Safe Sex

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation held a contest to design condoms men would actually use. Commend their commitment to safe-sex practices.

Ban Fast Food Restaurants Around Schools

Ban Fast Food Restaurants Around Schools

Forty-four percent of children in Austin, Texas are at risk from obesity. Austin’s City Council is considering creating ‘healthy food zones’ around schools, which would ban building new fast food restaurants. Combat childhood obesity by supporting this effort.

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.