Health

Don’t Let HIV Patients Die Over Ideology

Don’t Let HIV Patients Die Over Ideology

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.

Don’t Block Life-Saving Discount Drug Program

Don’t Block Life-Saving Discount Drug Program

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.

Demand Healthcare for Immigrant Families

Demand Healthcare for Immigrant Families

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.

Urge Starbucks to Serve Safe and Organic Products to Customers

Urge Starbucks to Serve Safe and Organic Products to Customers

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.

Demand that Doctors Learn to Listen to Patients

Demand that Doctors Learn to Listen to Patients

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.

Improve Access to Infertility Treatment

Improve Access to Infertility Treatment

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.

Applaud France for Banning E-Cigarettes in Public Places

Applaud France for Banning E-Cigarettes in Public Places

France recently banned e-cigarettes in many public locations. Commend the country for protecting public safety.

Urge Government to Fund Healthy School Meals

Urge Government to Fund Healthy School Meals

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.

Stop a Deadly Nuclear Waste Accident

Stop a Deadly Nuclear Waste Accident

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.

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.