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- Occupational Health News Roundup October 21, 2014Article series investigates lead poisoning at the nation's gun ranges; autopsy shows coal miner was wrongly denied black lung benefits; health care workers take part in mass protective gear training; and a Wells Fargo employee sends a big email about income inequality.
- Worth reading: Ebola, family planning and “the conversation that matters most” October 20, 2014Recent pieces address healthcare workers' safety and the research behind controlling Ebola's spread; end-of-life planning; contraception; and more.
- New research finds that drinking soda may lead to cell aging and disease, regardless of obesity October 17, 2014At this point, it’s pretty clear that soda is bad for your health. But a new study has found that it may be even worse than we thought.
- Not an “accident”: John Dunnivant, 57, suffers fatal work-related injury at Kia Motors plant in West Point, Georgia October 16, 2014This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the U.S. This one occurred on October 7 at a Kia Motors manufacturing plant.
- Murray cares about the chickens, the workers? Not so much October 15, 2014Too bad Murray's Chicken doesn't care as much about working conditions for its employees, as it does about the living conditions for its birds.
- Study: Public views of drug addiction much more negative than views of mental illness October 14, 2014When it comes to substance abuse disorders, public health and the public at-large are hardly on the same page — in fact, they’re not even reading the same book. And that’s a serious problem for sustaining and strengthening efforts to treat addiction and advancing effective public health policy.
- Expanding the right to know: California workers gain additional access to workplace toxics information as new hazards emerge October 13, 2014"If the California Public Health Department had been able to find out that my company was using a chemical that was killing people, I might never have gotten so sick that I had to have a lung transplant," Ricardo Corona told a California Judiciary Committee last April, testifying in favor of California Senate Bill (SB) 193 that Governor Jerry Brown […]
- New York dairy farm workers organize for justice: ‘Law or no law, we are going to organize’ October 10, 2014“Yes, you can use my name because it doesn’t matter. They have already done everything they can do to me.” Those are words from Eliceo, a former dairy farm worker in upstate New York. Earlier this year, Eliceo, 36, decided to speak up and share his story with local advocates who are tirelessly working to improve conditions on New York dairy farms and end per […]
- Long-acting contraceptives for teens October 9, 2014The American Academy of Pediatrics published a "Contraceptives for Adolescents" policy statement that advises pediatricians to consider long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods as first-line contraceptive choices for adolescents. Recent research shows that women, including teens, will choose LARCs when cost is not a barrier and when heal […]
- Byssinosis, an infamous booklet, and Reagan-era OSHA October 8, 2014In his first week on the job, President Reagan's appointee to head OSHA ordered a booklet about the hazards of cotton dust destroyed. He considered the image and words of textile workers afflicted by "brown lung" disease "biased."
- RT @CGIAR: Open data’s contribution to better research for development: The example of RTBMaps: bit.ly/1x7oK83 #OAWeek2014 via @CIA… 1 day ago
- @JulieGuthman talks Tues 10/28/14 4:10-5:30 3201 Hart Hall #UCDavis #biopolitics of soil #fumigants in #California #strawberry industry 2 days ago
- What are we #SMOKING in the new #climate? Succulent #drought tolerant #GMO #tobacco! Your #tax #dollars at work! ow.ly/CZNeJ 3 days ago
- #cowpea , the legume of the 21st century, new book by @b.b.singh -- short season is key! CSA News Magazine - agronomy.org/publications/c… 5 days ago
- Mercury News editorial: Prop. 1 water bond deserves Californians' support: mercurynews.com/opinion/ci_266… via @MercNews 6 days ago