Public Health

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
The Oklahoma State Capitol in Oklahoma City. (Photo: Daniel Mayer/Wikimedia/cc)
The latest offensive against reproductive rights just gained new ground in Oklahoma, where the GOP-dominated state legislature on Wednesday passed a controversial ban on a medical procedure that doctors say is critical to performing safe abortions during the second trimester. HB 1721 (pdf) takes aim at the dilation and evacuation process, commonly...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Corporate agribusinesses depend on favorable science—often in the form of...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
More than 750 plaintiffs are suing Johns Hopkins University over its alleged...

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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...