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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A food company is researching humane, healthy, and environmentally sustainable alternatives to eggs. Thank this company for committing to cruelty-free food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A multi-millionaire recently left behind an amazing donation for a major Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Praise his generous act of philanthropy.
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.
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.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation held a contest to design condoms men would actually use. Commend their commitment to safe-sex practices.
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.
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.