Health & Lifestyle
US Isolates Troops While Australia Imposes Visa Ban On Ebola-Hit West Africa States
'Western countries are creating mass panic which is unhelpful in containing a contagious disease like Ebola,' Ugandan government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said.
Kansas Governor Is Forcing Disabled People Off Medicaid
The conservative experiment in Gov. Sam Brownback’s Kansas has led to more suffering across the board — not just for the state’s economy, but for people with disabilities who are losing life-sustaining services. At the time of his inauguration, Brownback was touted by fellow Republicans as a model example of what conservative governance nationwide could look like. While he promised to rejuvenate the state’s economy by slashing the state’s top income tax rate by 26 percent, his fiscal policy
New Research Shows That The BP Oil Spill Left An Oily “Bathub Ring” The Size Of Rhode Island On The Sea Floor
The study estimates that about 10 million gallons of oil coagulated on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico around the damaged Deepwater Horizons oil rig.
Thousands More US Troops Headed To Liberia To Fight Ebola
The treatment units are supposed to be completed by December, but the latest indications are that the US military involvement there will not end with this construction.
Nurse Held In Forced Quarantine Readies Legal Battle Against ‘Preposterous’ Ebola Protocols
'My basic human rights are being violated,' says Kaci Hickox, who recently treated Ebola patients Sierra Leone.
Density Of Industrial Hog Farms In North Carolina Prompts Civil Rights Investigation
People living near North Carolina’s large-scale hog farms have complained for decades about health and quality-of-life issues, with communities of color reportedly disproportionately affected. The EPA is now considering whether to launch a full investigation.
Syngenta Facing Legal Blitz Over Genetically Modified Corn
Biotech giant Syngenta’s fact sheet on a genetically modified corn urges farmers to “plant with confidence,” yet when China rejected this corn because the country hadn’t approved that particular product for its market, the entire U.S. corn industry suffered.
Climate Needs ‘Radical Shock Treatment'; EU Pledges Only ‘Smelling Salts’
Challenging EU narrative, Green campaigners say only place European pledges are "leading" is towards climate disaster.
After 1st Ebola Case In NYC, 3 Others Quarantined
NEW YORK  — A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo urged residents not to be alarmed by the doctor’s diagnosis Thursday, even as they described him riding the subway, taking a cab and bowling since returning
In Pakistan, The Push To Eradicate Polio Competes With “The Zillion Other Issues”
Despite hundreds of millions in international aid funds, vaccination drives and decades of awareness campaigns, Pakistan remains polio’s last refuge.