Public Health

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Anne Benson, 49, a market vendor in Monrovia, Liberia, one of the countries impacted both by the Ebola outbreak and by massive IMF and World Bank debt. (Photo: Morgana Wingard/ UNDP/flickr/cc)
An alliance of African mayors is demanding that the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank cancel debts owed by West African nations that are in the grips of an Ebola crisis. The call was issued this week in a Communiqué entitled "The Accra Accord on Ebola," which emerged from a three-day conference of Global Alliance of Mayors and Leaders...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Faced with an opportunity to end the epidemic within two decades or risk...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Five thousand nurses picketed outside of Kaiser Permanente headquarters in Oakland, California on Wednesday, chanting "We are the nurses!" (Photo: California Nurses Association)
With vigils, rallies, and strikes, 100,000 registered nurses across the country...

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Called "horrifying, infuriating, compelling and hopeful," a new documentary Toxic Hot Seat explores the chemical flame retardants - equally likely to cause cancer and not to work - that are everywhere in our lives and houses, and the massive lobbying efforts of chemical manufacturers and Big Tobacco that put them there. With a new Give Toxics the Boot! campaign. "The average American baby is born with 10 fingers, 10 toes and the highest recorded levels of flame retardants among infants in the...