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Health & Wellness

U.S. Lacks a Single Standard for Ebola Response
Health & Wellness  (tags: Body-Mind-Spirit, illness, disease, environment, ethics, family, children, medicine, news, prevention, protection, research, risks, safety, science, society, warning, women, babies )

Frank
- 7 days ago - usatoday.com
As Thomas Eric Duncan's family mourns the USA's first Ebola death in Dallas, one question reverberates over a series of apparent missteps in the case: Who is in charge of the response to Ebola?
The Real Dangers of GMOs Dow Chemical Doesn't Want You to Know About
Health & Wellness  (tags: monsanto, Dow Chemical, health, death, children, toxin, chlorpyrifos, farming )

Nancy
- 9 days ago - salon.com
Data show insecticides can cause significant harm to children. Dow Chemical is trying to convince the EPA otherwise Paul Koberstein, Earth Island Journal
Gene Therapy Technique Could Treat Rare Lung Disease
Health & Wellness  (tags: Children, Lung Disease, Cell Transplantation, Gene Therapy, Genetic Modification, Biotechnology, hereditary pulmonary, alveolar proteinosis, hPAP, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Medical Center )

Brian
- 11 days ago - fiercebiotechresearch.com
"Using a new type of cell transplantation, researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center corrected a lung disease in mice that mimics a similar rare condition in humans."
URGENT Please Sign!! Send RFA Argus Hospital Ship to Gaza
Health & Wellness  (tags: petition, Nick Clegg MP, RFA Argus HOSPITAL, Gaza Strip, UK parliament, world, end the occupation-siege, Free Gaza! humanitarian aid to Gazaurgen, humanitarian crisis, children, babies, healthcare, medicine, safety, illness, family )

Jess
- 11 days ago - change.org
Petitioning Nick Clegg MP. We should be at the forefront of the humanitarian response, a pioneering lead from the UK in the face of traumatic world events.
Take Action for Global Child Vaccines ~ PLEASE SIGN
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, children, politics, ethics, treatment, prevention, protection, death, disease, illness )

Beverly
- 11 days ago - act.one.org
The US should help make sure that kids in the world's poorest countries (like these two babies below) don't die from completely preventable diseases - like diarrhea and pneumonia.
Tell Congress Ending Child Hunger Is Important to You Please SIGN
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, healthcare, diet, nutrition, safety, prevention )

John
- 20 days ago - help.feedingamerica.org
One year from now, Congress will decide how to fund child nutrition programs. As an advocate for Feeding America your voice is our greatest asset.
Naomi Klein: Fossil Fuels Threaten Our Ability to Have Healthy Children
Health & Wellness  (tags: Children, Health, Fossil Fuels, Oil Spills, Toxic Contamination, Fertility, Reproductive Issues, Climate Change )

Brian
- 20 days ago - motherjones.com
"Why oil spills, fracking, and climate change pose a special danger to the youngest members of all species."
Tell The EPA To Protect Children From Dangerous Chemical Facilities ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, protection, chemicals, environment )

Cher
- 21 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
1 in 10 children at nearly 10,000 schools learn and play each school day within one mile of a facility that stores large quantities of hazardous chemicals. These children -- 4.6 million in all 50 states -- are at risk of grave harm in the event of a
Ebola Outbreak Emergency Appeal ....PLEASE SIGN!
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, humans, family, food, children, death, drugs, disease, environment, exercise, health, illness, prevention, women, treatment, protection, medicine )

Susan
- 26 days ago - donateusa.actionaid.org
Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea, and Nigeria are currently facing the world's worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. More than 2,461 people have already died from the disease - without proper hygiene and training, this will only increase.many people una
GMO Debate Grows Over Golden Rice in the Philippines
Health & Wellness  (tags: Vitamin A Deficiency, Children, Mothers, Blindness, Death, Developing World, Rice, Genetic Engineering, GMOs, Golden Rice, Controversy )

Brian
- 27 days ago - pbs.org
"Vitamin A deficiency is a pervasive and silent killer of malnourished children and pregnant mothers in the Third World. That's why people here in the Philippines are working to add vitamin A to the daily staple, rice."
Midwest's "Mystery Virus" Is Scary But Not Deadly
Health & Wellness  (tags: Infectious Disease, Enterovirus, Children, Mystery Virus, Midwest US )

Brian
- 28 days ago - thedailybeast.com
"The viral infection sending hundreds of Midwestern kids to the hospital is EV-68, a rather nasty strain of enterovirus. Thankfully, the immune system can fight it off."
Mothers of the Disappeared in Latin America Feel Gaza's Pain
Health & Wellness  (tags: Israel attacks on Gaza-siege, missing civilians, Latin America solidarity with Gaza, mothers, crimes against humanity, israel impunity, Justice Now!, world, BDS, end all US aid to Israel, 2014 gaza massacres, death, children, family )

Jess
- 28 days ago - electronicintifada.net
This past summer, as Israeli weapons deindustrialized Gaza and decimated its civilians, leftist publications in Latin America began circulating a 2012 essay by the renowned Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano
Every Kid Healthy...and Ready to Learn - Take the Pledge !!
Health & Wellness  (tags: goodnews, pledge, Every Kid Healthy, Ready to Learn, obesity, children, health, healthcare, food, correct nutrition, illness prevention )

BarbCat
- 30 days ago - actionforhealthykids.org
Every child in the United States should be well-nourished, physically active, healthy and ready to learn. Sadly, they're not. One in three kids in this country is either overweight or obese. But they don't have to be. Schools are a big part of the
Please Sign: Congress, Make Shackling of Pregnant Prisoners a Crime
Health & Wellness  (tags: pregnancy, pregnant prisoners shackled, health and human rights, women's rights, safety, unborn and newborn health, family, children, abuse of state laws, Department of Correction failure to prot )

Susan
- 32 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
The thought of shackling a woman during labor or delivery is so horrific, one would expect only the most uncivilized places to allow it. But currently those places include most of the US states. States that do have laws banning it often don't enforce them
 

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