Health

Introduce Mandatory Substance Abuse Course in College

Introduce Mandatory Substance Abuse Course in College

The recent hospitalization of several Wesleyan students highlights the issue of drug abuse and lack of knowledge regarding these substances. Urge the university to introduce a course designed to educate students on the risks associated with drug use and allow them to make informed decisions in the future.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Spanish_flu#mediaviewer/File:1918_flu_in_Oakland.jpg

Fight Back Against Neglected Tropical Diseases

A gamut of neglected tropical diseases affect billions of people around the world each year and health officials need more resources to help people effectively. Demand that the United States increase international health funding to help tackle these deadly diseases.

Stop Giving Toddlers and Infants Psychiatric Drugs

Stop Giving Toddlers and Infants Psychiatric Drugs

Powerful psychiatric drugs are being given to infants and toddlers for no better reason than behavior control. Please sign here to show your outrage and demand stricter prescription drug regulations.

Fight Spread of Deadly, Drug-Resistant Malaria

Fight Spread of Deadly, Drug-Resistant Malaria

Malaria claims roughly half a million lives each year, and its growing resistance to treatment is a major threat to human health. Call on world leaders to stop the spread of this deadly disease.

Stop Severe Restrictions on Abortion

Stop Severe Restrictions on Abortion

The most restrictive anti-abortion law in America is being put forward in Ohio, threatening the rights of women. Oppose the law, which could force women to result to unsafe abortion methods, and ask the state’s governor to veto it if necessary.

Don’t Terminate Obamacare

Don’t Terminate Obamacare

Obamacare may soon be terminated by Congress, despite millions of Americans depending on it for health insurance. Tell Congress not to deny affordable health care to struggling Americans.

Thank Nestlé for Removing Artificial Colorings

Thank Nestlé for Removing Artificial Colorings

Nestlé has made an important decision to remove artificial colorings and flavors from its candy products sold in the United States. Thank the company for its efforts to protect the health of its customers.

Don’t Restrict Veteran Access to Necessary Medication

Don’t Restrict Veteran Access to Necessary Medication

Recent efforts by the DEA have left many veterans without necessary medication, leading to severe pain and withdrawal. Urge the DEA to overturn their recent decision and allow efficient access to medication for all veterans in need.

Remove Toxic Ingredient from Whisky

Remove Toxic Ingredient from Whisky

A popular whisky contains propylene glycol, a substance used in antifreeze. Urge the company to remove this toxic ingredient at once.

End Healthcare ‘Brain Drain’ in Uganda

End Healthcare ‘Brain Drain’ in Uganda

Uganda’s healthcare system is in shambles due to low numbers of healthcare workers, yet the government plans to send more than 250 of them to other countries. Sign the petition to urge Uganda’s president to stop brain drain and improve healthcare conditions in his country.

Applaud Efforts to Decrease Tobacco Use Among Youth

Applaud Efforts to Decrease Tobacco Use Among Youth

The Truth campaign has worked tirelessly to educate young people on the harms of tobacco use. Since its introduction, the percentage of young people using tobacco has declined dramatically. Applaud this campaign for its innovative methods of decreasing tobacco use among youth.

Ban Use of Harmful Flavoring Chemical

Ban Use of Harmful Flavoring Chemical

Workers at food flavoring plants and e-cigarette smokers are being exposed to dangerous amounts of a harmful chemical. Sign here to demand it be banned before any more people are forced to suffer.

Support Rescued Pit Bulls Aiding in Veteran Recovery

Support Rescued Pit Bulls Aiding in Veteran Recovery

Rescued pit bulls are being trained to act as service dogs for veterans in need, thanks to the efforts of an organization called Pits for Patriots. Applaud this non-profit for helping to eliminate the stigma of pit bulls and aiding in the rehabilitation of United States veterans.

Protect Children from Disease

Protect Children from Disease

There are over 100 cases of measles in California due to an anti-vaccine movement there. Parents are also intentionally infecting their children with the disease at “measles parties.” Sign here to stop this child abuse before any other children are forced to suffer.

Legalize Marijuana Oils for Epilepsy Treatment

Legalize Marijuana Oils for Epilepsy Treatment

Using marijuana-derivative oils to treat severe epilepsy may soon be legal in Virginia. Ask the governor to support the bill, which would improve the lives of hundreds of epileptics as well as their families.

Prevent Cervical Cancer in Young Women

Prevent Cervical Cancer in Young Women

Women under the age of 25 are denied free cervical screening tests, however, young women can still contract cervical cancer. Demand that the minimum age requirement be lowered to help prevent cervical cancer from taking any more lives.

Fraser River, British Colombia, Canada

Protect River and Sacred Land from Nuclear Waste Recycling Facility 

A hazardous waste recycling plant has been proposed to operate along a treasured river. Sacred land and historical villages will be destroyed for its construction. Action must be taken now to save tribal land, water quality, and the health of citizens and wildlife from contamination by this toxic recycling site.

Stop Fox News from Bullying Starving Families

Stop Fox News from Bullying Starving Families

While millions of Americans struggle with hunger Fox News spreads lies about people in poverty, supporting the push to gut food assistance. Demand that the network stop misreporting on the hunger crisis.

Applaud General Mills for Banning Harmful Preservatives

Applaud General Mills for Banning Harmful Preservatives

A food preservative known to cause liver and kidney damage has not yet been banned by the FDA. Thankfully, General Mills has removed this harmful chemical from its products. Praise the company for its efforts to help protect Americans by providing healthier, safer products.

Increase Funding for Depression Research

Increase Funding for Depression Research

Only two-thirds of those that seek treatment for depression will find adequate treatment. Urge the U.S. National Institutes of Health to increase funding for research on depression and end this silent killer.

Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Legalize Doctor-Assisted Suicide

Canada has fully legalized assisted suicide throughout the country. For many patients, assisted suicide offers a measure of dignity and some level of control over their disease. Applaud the overturning of a complete suicide ban in favor of doctor-assisted suicide.

Protect Elementary School Near Fracking Wells

Protect Elementary School Near Fracking Wells

Students at an elementary school are falling ill and dying due to a fracking well that sits only 400 feet from the school. Stand up for the voiceless students and demand that the strongest safety standards be implemented for this well.

Demand Stricter Regulation on Dietary Supplements

Demand Stricter Regulation on Dietary Supplements

Many dietary supplements are falsely labeled and may not even contain the supplement that they are labeled as. It is easy for manufacturers to falsely label these supplements as they are not strictly regulated by the FDA. Demand stricter regulations on dietary supplements to protect the health of consumers.

Don’t Kill Maternity Care Coverage

Don’t Kill Maternity Care Coverage

Lawmakers want to allow insurance companies to refuse to cover maternity care once again by instating an “alternative” to the Affordable Care Act. Demand that the GOP reject this plan that puts people at high risk for pregnancy-related health problems and death,

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Cigarette_smoking#mediaviewer/File:Woman_smoking_a_cigarette.jpg

Raise Legal Smoking Age from 18 to 21

An anti-Big Tobacco senator wants to raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21, which could infinitely improve the health of millions of Americans. Demand that his important proposal be signed into law.

Skip to toolbar