Health

End Daylight Savings Time

End Daylight Savings Time

Daylight savings time not only confuses Americans, but has been shown to waste energy and increase rates of suicides and heart attacks. Remove this archaic system from the United States by signing this petition.

Stop Tolerating Unsafe Plastic Surgeries

Stop Tolerating Unsafe Plastic Surgeries

A Brazilian model endured the painful price of plastic surgery gone badly due to the country’s low standards for safety and training with this type of procedure. Convince the President of Brazil to investigate this issue and implement higher standards for plastic surgeries.

Demand Compensation for All Injured Workers

Demand Compensation for All Injured Workers

Workers’ compensation varies from state to state, leaving countless injured workers without appropriate financial reparation. Urge Congress to create a federal minimum workers’ compensation to ensure all injured employees receive the compensation they deserve.

Create Online Support for Spouses of Alcoholics

Create Online Support for Spouses of Alcoholics

Spouses of alcoholics can greatly benefit from online support programs designed to provide coping techniques and decrease depression and anxiety. Urge the Research Institute on Addiction to continue its efforts to implement an online support program for spouses of alcoholics.

Help Multidrug-Resistant TB Patients

Help Multidrug-Resistant TB Patients

The medications used to treat Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis are not affordable for the majority of the population of South Africa. Demand that the costs be lowered so that MDR-TB patients can receive the treatment they need to survive.

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Stop Increasing the Price of Heroin Overdose Drug

People are not able to acquire a drug that counteracts the effects of potentially fatal heroin overdoses because the company that manufactures it has increased its price dramatically. Demand that the company reduce the price for this valuable medicine.

Protect Students’ Emotional and Mental Health

Protect Students’ Emotional and Mental Health

Suicide is the leading cause of death among college students, and cases of depression and anxiety are on the rise. There are many ways a school can prevent suicide and improve students’ experiences. Support making student wellness and mental health a top priority at stressful universities like Harvard.

Ban the Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors

Ban the Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to Minors

Online tobacco vendors are not enforcing age restrictions for the purchase of electronic cigarettes and we are experiencing a dramatic increase in use among minors. Please sign this petition to urge the FDA to issue regulation banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.

Stop Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs on Elderly Patients

Stop Overuse of Antipsychotic Drugs on Elderly Patients

Antipsychotic medications are overused or inappropriately used on the elderly throughout the U.S., federal investigators have found. Urge Medicare authorities to curb this misuse and give elderly Americans the dignity and quality care they deserve.

Install Air Filters on School Buses to Protect Children

Install Air Filters on School Buses to Protect Children

Children are exposed to dangerous amounts of air pollution while they are riding on school buses. Keep the air and the lungs of our children clean by supporting a new filtration system that reduces smog and other pollutants on school buses.

Praise McDonald’s for Phasing out Antibiotics

Praise McDonald’s for Phasing out Antibiotics

McDonald’s has announced that it will stop treating its chickens with antibiotics used in human medicine. Applaud the move, which will help stop the rise of life-threatening antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains.

Applaud Efforts to Cure Children’s Cancer in Developing Nation

Applaud Efforts to Cure Children’s Cancer in Developing Nation

A doctor has introduced free cancer treatments for children in a country where many of them die from lack of medical care simply because their families cannot afford it. Applaud this physician for bringing life-saving cancer treatment to children in Guatemala.

Thank Former Ebola Patient for Aiding Research

Thank Former Ebola Patient for Aiding Research

A former Ebola patient decided to take part in the Ebola virus vaccine research by donating her plasma and dedicating her time and efforts to traveling abroad. Thank this woman for giving back to the community and helping others in need.

Success: Mandatory Vaccination Law Introduced

Success: Mandatory Vaccination Law Introduced

All California children may soon be required to get vaccinated, thanks to a newly introduced bill. The bill is sadly necessary due to the growth of a willfully ignorant anti-vaccine movement in California. Sign the petition to thank California legislature and the efforts of the ForceChange community to mandate vaccines.

Prevent Disease Outbreaks Among Schoolchildren

Prevent Disease Outbreaks Among Schoolchildren

Even parents who do believe in vaccinations can have trouble keeping their kids’ immunizations up to date. Support better funding for school nurses to improve record keeping and help families keep their children safe and healthy.

Allow Patients to Access Medication They Need

Allow Patients to Access Medication They Need

Americans in need of personalized medications will now have more difficulty obtaining them, thanks to tighter restrictions on the interstate selling of compounded medicines. Sign the petition and persuade the FDA to stop jeopardizing the health of patients.

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Fight the Rise of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Dangerous bacteria that cannot be killed with antibiotics are on the rise and are infecting more and more people every year. These bacteria are difficult to treat and, as a result, much more dangerous. Demand that Congress create a comprehensive response plan to address this rising public health threat.

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.

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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.

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