Boos for Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at Wrigley Field

U.S. 04/05/21, 06:03

Lori Lightfoot, the mayor of Chicago, was booed by the crowd after she was introduced at a Chicago Cubs baseball game on Thursday, April 1.  Lightfoot has been criticized for her strict CCP Virus lockdown orders. Her suggestion that residents should report business owners who did not comply with the restrictions ...

FDA food sampling finds contamination by ‘forever chemicals’

News 06/03/19, 09:02

The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery store meats and seafood and in off-the-shelf chocolate cake, according to unreleased findings FDA researchers presented at a scientific conference in Europe. The levels in nearly ...

Association health plans gain foothold with Nevada members

Business 12/02/18, 15:30

With members struggling to meet health insurance costs, some Nevada business and trade groups have begun offering discounted policies as one big bloc through a product known as an association health plan. The Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce and five other Nevada associations have begun offering similar health plans to members, the ...

Lawmakers call for detention camp reforms

U.S. 11/29/18, 14:27

Lawmakers Thursday called for stricter background checks, more mental health support and a public hearing to further investigate problems at a massive detention camp for migrant teens raised by a federal watchdog report and an Associated Press investigation earlier this week. In this Nov. 15, 2018 photo provided by Ivan Pierre ...

The FDA cracks down on e-cigarettes

News 11/19/18, 02:52

More than 3.6 million middle and high school students were current e-cigarette users in 2018, a “dramatic” uptick that ended years of decline in overall youth tobacco use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published in a survey Thursday. The FDA released the e-cigarette portion of its National Youth Tobacco Survey early as ...

Fine particle air pollution is a public health emergency hiding in plain sight

News 11/19/18, 02:34

Ambient air pollution is the largest environmental health problem in the United States and in the world more generally. Fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 millionths of a meter, known as PM2.5, was the fifth-leading cause of death in the world in 2015, factoring in approximately 4.1 million global deaths annually. In ...

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