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The Center for Science in the Public Interest is suing Kellogg and Viacom for using cartoon characters to brainwash kids into consuming mass amounts of junk food.

The toxic food industry is fueling a preventable epidemic of diabetes. Most
vulnerable are poor children, barraged with ads urging them
to eat the sugar and grease-laden food that will eventually kill them.

Vaccine production in the United States is in an alarming condition--with drug-makers wedded to outmoded techniques and government more focused on terror than pandemics.

The Bush Administration's ill-advised new prescription drug program could destroy Medicare as a benefit for all Americans.

Thanks to the fear tactics advocated by the Bush Administration and abetted by many health activists, gay and bisexual men have been engaged in a one-sided conversation about safe sex--all death and no life. Isn't a sex-positive approach more realistic?

It's not true that only the rich can help the poor. We must work to empower nations like
Bangladesh that are addressing the problem of hunger by creating networks of
schools, health training and micro-loans.

As neurotechnology expands our abilities to rejuvenate aging brains, rebound from trauma and enhance moods or sexual prowess, we need a consistent set of neuroethics about how that technology should be used.

The overlooked players in the torture scandal are the medical personnel
who supervise--and often participate in--acts of torture. Military
medical professionals have reportedly tailored torture sessions to the
personalities of detainees, at a time when their professional
conscience should have told them to take an ethical stand. Though
they're not the usual suspects, they should be investigated as
well.

Despite its controversy, World AIDS Day has demonstrated how vast and global the AIDS movement has gone. While the extent of AIDS advocacy was not as far-reaching then, in 1987 a burgeoning movement of health care practitioners and gay activists battled the FDA's questionable policies on AIDS drugs experimentation, which included excluding women and i.v. users from drug trials.

Reports of ethical breaches in the harvesting of human eggs for stem
cell research in Korea has focused attention on the need to protect the
health and welfare of women who might be pressured into becoming
donors.

Blogs

Except Obama calls it “The Decree.” 

December 9, 2014

Congress will not have the power to overturn the Affordable Care Act, so Republicans are hoping the Supreme Court’s right-wingers will do the dirty work for them.

December 8, 2014

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

For Obama, Gruber has become an Other from another mother.

 

November 19, 2014

The Roberts Court's announcement that it will hear another legal challenge that threatens to disable and perhaps destroy the new healthcare system has the distinct odor of political collusion.

November 19, 2014

Could the chemicals in beauty products be causing long-term health problems for salon workers?

November 17, 2014

The US Supreme Court is preparing to hear another case that could render key parts of the ACA illegal.

November 12, 2014

We can't take any chances.

November 3, 2014

Los Angeles is trying to make good jobs vital to producing good food.

November 3, 2014

A new report documents the most major concerns.

October 31, 2014