Health

Shut Down ‘Non-Religious’ Church Poisoning Its Adherents

Shut Down ‘Non-Religious’ Church Poisoning Its Adherents

A bizarre “non-religious” church is exploiting people by taking advantage of their desperation and pushing a “cure-all” product that is actually toxic. It is against the law to sell unapproved drugs in the U.S. and the promotion of this product as a means by which to cure diseases classifies it as a drug. Sign the petition to stop this church from peddling toxic substances as cures and hold it criminally liable.

Do Not Cut Free School Lunch Programs

Do Not Cut Free School Lunch Programs

House Republicans are working to cut funding to school lunch programs, potentially placing millions of kids at risk of going hungry. Sign the petition and tell them that every kid in every school should have access to lunch, regardless of their proximity to the poverty line.

Don’t Allow Therapists to Refuse Patients Based on Personal Beliefs

Don’t Allow Therapists to Refuse Patients Based on Personal Beliefs

A law defies medical ethics by offering therapists the opportunity to turn away patients based on the therapist’s personal beliefs. Sign the petition to demand that this abominable law is overturned immediately.

Support the Decriminalization of Marijuana in City

Support the Decriminalization of Marijuana in City

Officials in Orlando are voting to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana in the city. This legislation is vital in putting fewer people behind bars and freeing up time for police officers to pursue more dangerous crimes. Urge officials to decriminalize marijuana in Orlando.

Justice for Baby Who Died After Parents Were Unable to Reach 911 Operator

Justice for Baby Who Died After Parents Were Unable to Reach 911 Operator

A baby died after his parents were allegedly unable to reach a 911 operator. The call center lacked sufficient staff and was unable to respond to every call. Demand a reevaluation of the 911 system and an immediate staffing increase.

Shut Down Dentist After Procedure Allegedly Resulted in Child’s Death

Shut Down Dentist After Procedure Allegedly Resulted in Child’s Death

A six-year-old boy reportedly died at the dentist’s office after receiving anesthesia. The dentist was sued for malpractice and negligence, but he’s still allowed to practice even while the case is pending. Demand that this dentist be shut down so that no more lives are unnecessarily put at risk.

Stop Blocking Life-Saving Drug for Addicted People

Stop Blocking Life-Saving Drug for Addicted People

Addicted persons could have been given access to a life-saving drug, but the Governor of Maine decided that taking away the threat of overdose death would perpetuate addiction. This is not supported by a basic understanding of how the drug works. Sign to denounce this heartless decision.

Promote Violence Intervention in Hospitals

Promote Violence Intervention in Hospitals

Baltimore is one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S., and many patients are likely to return to the hospital multiple times for violent injuries. A recent proposal would partner Baltimore hospitals with the local Safe Streets program to decrease the cycle of neighborhood violence. Support the establishment of this violence intervention program.

Improve Health Care for Native American Populations

Improve Health Care for Native American Populations

Native Americans are dying at much higher rates than other people in America from serious health conditions such as diabetes and liver disease due to their lack of access to quality health care. Demand that the Department of Health and Human Services provide more funding for Native American health care.

Support Creation of Safe-Consumption Site for Heroin Users

Support Creation of Safe-Consumption Site for Heroin Users

The heroin epidemic in the U.S. is a deadly problem, claiming thousands of lives each year. The city of Seattle is considering the creation of a safe-consumption site for heroin users that would hopefully save lives and increase access to addiction treatment. Show your support for this new idea to combat heroin addiction.

Applaud Cookbook Author for Aiding Eating Disorder Recovery

Applaud Cookbook Author for Aiding Eating Disorder Recovery

An author has written a cookbook dedicated to helping people with eating disorders recover with stories and support. Please thank cookbook author Francesca Baker for her work in helping those who are recovering from eating disorders.

Don’t Delay Access to Care for People With Eating Disorders

Don’t Delay Access to Care for People With Eating Disorders

Many people suffering from eating disorders in England have to wait up to 180 days to gain access to treatment even though early intervention is one of the most important factors in recovery. Demand that the U.K. Department of Health establish quick access to treatment for those with eating disorders.

Success: Victoria, Australia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Success: Victoria, Australia Legalizes Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana is now legal in Victoria, Australia thanks to progressive efforts by the state’s government. Thank the Victorian Premier for his government’s commitment to protecting and ensuring the health of its citizens.

Stop Poisoning Drinking Water by Fracking

Stop Poisoning Drinking Water by Fracking

Fracking has been definitively linked to water contamination in Wyoming, with reports of contaminated water near fracking sites across the country. However, fracking operations are not regulated with regards to the safety and purity of nearby water sources. Sign our petition and ask President Obama to regulate fracking.

Protect Workers From Chemicals Linked to Dangerous Lung Disease

Protect Workers From Chemicals Linked to Dangerous Lung Disease

The production of coffee has been found to produce two chemicals that can be highly toxic when inhaled in large quantities. A recent study found high levels of these dangerous chemicals in two coffee roasteries in the U.S. Demand that federal regulations are established to protect hundreds of thousands of people who work in the coffee industry.

Lower the Cost of Overpriced Diabetes Treatments

Lower the Cost of Overpriced Diabetes Treatments

The cost of insulin has increased dramatically over the last decade, leaving millions without the money to afford the life-saving drug. Urge the American Medical Association to do their part in making insulin more affordable, thus saving millions of lives.

Remove Marijuana From List of Dangerous Drugs

Remove Marijuana From List of Dangerous Drugs

Marijuana could soon be reclassified from a Schedule I drug. Reclassifying marijuana would allow federal research of the drug to discover medical benefits and would reduce penalties and the number of people who are incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses. Urge the DEA to reclassify marijuana.

Protect Citizens From Potentially Harmful Water Pollution

Protect Citizens From Potentially Harmful Water Pollution

High levels of bacterial contamination have been found in the water of a popular bathing area in Hawaii. The pollution is from animal waste and could prove harmful to people, yet the Department of Health has not put up any warning signs. Demand signs be placed at the affected areas to protect people’s health.

Clean Up All Hazardous Waste Situated Dangerously Close to Drinking Water

Clean Up All Hazardous Waste Situated Dangerously Close to Drinking Water

Resident drinking water is threatened by a 8.5-acre landfill that contains 1.5 million gallons of hazardous industrial waste. The current cleanup plan will only remove part of that waste, leaving the rest in the ground to potentially contaminate the nearby groundwater aquifer. Demand that all hazardous waste is removed, not just some of it.

Demand Accessible, Effective Contraception for All Women

Demand Accessible, Effective Contraception for All Women

Only 12 percent of women using contraceptives are using the most effective form that is available. This is largely due to the many hurdles women must jump in order to obtain these forms of birth control. Demand that these contraceptive devices be made more readily available to all women in the U.S.

Don’t Remove Access to Women’s Health Services

Don’t Remove Access to Women’s Health Services

It will soon be almost impossible for the women of Florida to have access to reproductive healthcare. Sign this petition and demand Governor Rick Scott stop his attack on women’s rights.

Ban Powdered Surgical Gloves

Ban Powdered Surgical Gloves

Powdered surgical gloves have been linked to serious health complications, including allergic reactions, post-operative adhesions, and wound inflammation. Demand the FDA place a ban on these potentially hazardous medical supplies.

Combat Opioid Addiction in Newborns

Combat Opioid Addiction in Newborns

Babies are being born addicted to opiates, in a disturbing consequence of the growing opioid epidemic. Demand that all state health departments track and document every case of this tragic disease to aid in its prevention.

Regulate Prices of Prescription Drugs

Regulate Prices of Prescription Drugs

The cost of prescription medication is not regulated by the U.S. government. A study, authored by American physicians, highlights the issue of rising medication prices and provides suggestions that could solve the problem of rising drug prices in the country. Demand that the U.S. government review and adopt these important suggestions.

Don’t Allow GMO Crops To Be Released Despite Community Protest

Don’t Allow GMO Crops To Be Released Despite Community Protest

Monsanto wants to release genetically modified crops in Nigeria that could potentially be harmful to millions of people, just like they were in a nearby region. Sign this petition and prevent their application from being approved.

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