Public Health

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin on Wednesday abandoned his plan to create a single-payer healthcare system in his state, saying moving forward at this time would be too costly—a claim critics denounced as "a slap in the face" to Vermonters. The proposal to create a universal, publicly financed healthcare system in Vermont was a centerpiece of the...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Anti-abortion groups routinely—yet selectively and strategically—conflate...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
In a move that advocates are saying is a "momentous" win for public health, an...

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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...