Public Health

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Sierra Leone authorities on Thursday are slated to commence a three-day lockdown in a bid to combat the Ebola outbreak, the Guardian reports , despite warnings from medical experts that the drastic and unprecedented move could actually make the outbreak worse. Residents of this country, which is one of the West African nations hardest hit by the...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama is expected to announce that he will be...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday forced through one of the most severe abortion...

Further

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...

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