Health

Improve Access to Pain Relief for Dying Patients

Improve Access to Pain Relief for Dying Patients

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.

Stop Vermont from Being Sued for Labeling GMO Products

Stop Vermont from Being Sued for Labeling GMO Products

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.

Ban Weed Killer Linked to Cancer

Ban Weed Killer Linked to Cancer

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.

Require Warning Labels for Cancer-Causing Manicure Lamps

Require Warning Labels for Cancer-Causing Manicure Lamps

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.

Thank City for Exposing Unsanitary Restaurants

Thank City for Exposing Unsanitary Restaurants

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.

Demand Supervision of Steroid Use in Farm Animals

Demand Supervision of Steroid Use in Farm Animals

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.

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Applaud Ban on Harmful Household Ingredient

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.

Support Healthier Weight Loss Methods

Support Healthier Weight Loss Methods

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.

Keep Toxic Ingredients out of Natural Cosmetics

Keep Toxic Ingredients out of Natural Cosmetics

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.

Strengthen Mental Health Facilities to Curb Gun Violence

Strengthen Mental Health Facilities to Curb Gun Violence

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.

Applaud Company for Fighting Breast Cancer

Applaud Company for Fighting Breast Cancer

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.

Reduce High Amounts of Sugar in Cereal

Reduce High Amounts of Sugar in Cereal

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.

Praise Advances in Treatment of Brain Disorders

Praise Advances in Treatment of Brain Disorders

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.

Provide Assistance Dogs for Disabled Veterans

Provide Assistance Dogs for Disabled Veterans

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.

Support New Study Helping Children with Cancer

Support New Study Helping Children with Cancer

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.

Ban Sickness-Causing Pesticides

Ban Pesticides Linked to Illnesses and Birth Defects

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.

Praise Soccer Star for Promoting Vegetarianism

Praise Soccer Star for Promoting Vegetarianism

Soccer great Phil Neville recently gave an interview in which he hailed vegetarianism. Praise him for using his fame as a professional athlete to promote a healthier, more animal-friendly diet.

Praise Bill Labeling Genetically Engineered Food

Praise Requirement of Genetically Engineered Food Labeling

Vermont now requires all food manufacturers to label any genetically engineered food. Sign this petition to thank the governor who enacted this law, which marks a huge step in the campaign against Big Agriculture.

Support Ban on Direct Marketing of Tobacco

Support Ban on Direct Marketing of Tobacco

Tobacco companies are marketing their products directly to the younger generation and increasing their chances of smoking. Urge the FDA to ban direct marketing.

Support Healthier Standards of Beauty

Support Healthier Standards of Beauty

Unrealistic images of women’s bodies, created by photo editing, contribute to mental and physical disorders in women and girls. Support a law that would enact healthier and more realistic body image standards for the advertising industry.

Support Regulating GMO Experimentation

Support Regulating GMO Experimentation

GMO corporations are releasing toxic chemicals into the environment that can cause illness and cancer. Urge lawmakers to enforce strict regulations on GMO experiments and help protect public health.

Applaud Doctors for Using Nature to Heal Patients

Applaud Doctors for Using Nature to Heal Patients

Many doctors are now prescribing time outdoors to help fight obesity and heal mental illness in children. Thank these doctors for helping children and the environment by promoting eco-friendly healing methods.

Protect Pregnant Women from Unjust Criminal Prosecution

Protect Pregnant Women from Unjust Criminal Prosecution

Under a new state law, pregnant women can be criminally prosecuted for pregnancy outcomes related to narcotics use. Help ensure women receive the prenatal care they need, instead of being unfairly imprisoned for a healthcare issue.

Thank Obama for Protecting Coal Miners

Thank Obama for Protecting Coal Miners

Black lung is a chronic and often fatal disease caused by exposure to coal dust. More than 78,000 workers have died of black lung disease since 1968. Please sign this petition to thank the Obama administration for taking recent action to protect coal miners.

Applaud Family for Fighting Harmful Fracking

Applaud Family for Fighting Harmful Fracking

Praise this family for exposing the lies of a fracking company. Despite the corporation’s protests that its work was safe for nearby residents, the family’s rapidly deteriorating health told the true story. Congratulate the family on successfully winning their suit and proving the extreme dangers of fracking.