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- Study finds dozens of health, medical organizations take soda company money October 19, 2016After years of alarming increases in child and adult obesity and billions spent to treat related medical problems, one might think health organizations and soda companies would be on firmly opposite sides of the fence. But a new study finds that a surprising number of health groups accept soda sponsorship dollars, inadvertently helping to polish the public i […]
- Roughneck’s serious injury: “It changes everything” October 19, 2016The profile of an injured worker in Wyoming puts a face on the issues raised in a recent Labor Department report.
- When adults forgo their immunizations, it costs the nation billions in care October 14, 2016Another day, another study on the benefit of vaccines. This time, it’s a study on the economic cost of vaccine-preventable diseases among U.S. adults — a cost that likely surpasses your wildest guesses.
- Study: Despite ACA’s success, consistent insurance coverage still a problem for many Americans October 13, 2016If you look at the numbers, there’s no doubt that the Affordable Care Act is making a positive difference. In fact, just last month, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the nation’s uninsured rate had hit a record low. At the same time, the health reform law wasn’t intended as a silver bullet and a number of problems remain. One of those problems is known a […]
- In wake of Chevron Richmond fire, California aims to improve refinery safety October 12, 2016Safety advocates say, if done right, this has potential to improve process safety management of highly hazardous chemicals nationwide.
- Occupational Health News Roundup October 11, 2016Denver Post reporters investigate the lives and deaths of Colorado's oil and gas workers; employees from Donald Trump's California golf club say he only wanted to hire "pretty" women; cobalt mining in Congo comes with dangerous risks for adult and child workers; and Harvard's dining staff goes on strike for living wages.
- Congress approves long-overdue Zika response funding October 10, 2016Just before the end of its September session, Congress finally did what public health officials had been begging it to do for more than seven months and approved substantial funding for Zika response efforts. That delay has entailed serious costs for public health.
- Report: Black students, students with disabilities bear brunt of corporal punishment October 7, 2016Corporal punishment in America’s public schools seems like a relic of the past — a practice we had surely banned long ago. The reality, however, is that it’s perfectly legal to physically discipline students as young as preschoolers in 19 states. And according to a new report, corporal punishment is most often used against black students and students with di […]
- Does workers’ comp fulfill its obligation to injured workers? October 6, 2016A Labor Department report describes the ways in which our state-based workers' compensation system is failing injured workers. Will the report become a roadmap for reform or another government report that collects dust?
- Chemical Safety Board’s missed opportunity to build public confidence, push reforms October 5, 2016Charleston, WV residents lost confidence in government officials when they received conflicting information about the January 2014 contamination of their tap water. The Chemical Safety Board missed an opportunity last week to restore some of that trust.
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- Researchers find potentially habitable planet in our celestial 'backyard' bit.ly/2bOoyrf via @dailydot 1 month ago
- Meet the California couple who control Kern Water Bank -Geniuses or Gangsters? motherjones.com/environment/20… via @MotherJones 2 months ago
- Thanks for the picture. So that's what #HLB looks like! twitter.com/UnderGardener1… 2 months ago