For three decades, the spinal decompression industry has promised relief to back pain patients. But stupendous claims of success are not backed up by scientifically rigorous research.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—once “the world’s most admired public health agency”—has suffered a loss of institutional credibility during the Covid-19 pandemic, at the time it was most needed. The CDC responded to the pandemic with technical mistakes and botched messaging, while also facing false accusations and interference from the Trump administration.
Even after appearing to have recovered from Covid-19, many ''long haulers'' continue to suffer headaches, muscle weakness, fatigue and cognitive difficulties, such as an inability to concentrate, for weeks or even months.
The federal agency changed information on its website saying the virus can be transmitted more than six feet and ventilation is key, then removed it, saying it had been posted in error. Experts say the information would have been of value to the public.
As U.S. Death Toll Nears 200,000, U.N. Secretary General Calls Coronavirus Pandemic the World’s Number One Security Threat
United Nations Secretary General António Guterres called the Covid-19 pandemic the “number one threat to global security in our world today.” After marked declines, new coronavirus cases have come roaring back in Europe, while the U.S. death toll nears 200,000.
The plastics industry has presented itself as a constructive force in battling plastic pollution, while blaming the problem on messy consumers and weak disposal and recycling programs. Whatever the weight of that argument, it falls apart when it comes to tiny plastic pellets, which have escaped into waterways by the countless billions as a result of failures by industry, not consumers.
Spurred by stories that diabetics are spending thousands of dollars a year on insulin, or even dying trying to ration it, lawmakers in at least 36 states are trying to tackle the issue. But the lawmakers are finding that the drug industry is working full-time to weaken or kill insulin price caps.
Across the United States, workers face wildly varying rules about whether Covid-19 is covered as a workplace injury. More than a dozen states have changed their laws or rules since the pandemic—often forcing workers to prove they contracted the virus on the job.
Tipped service workers have often been left out of the nationwide push to raise the minimum wage. But as the pandemic rearranges business models, advocates see potential for long-awaited change.
With the U.S. increasingly dependent on foreign manufacturers for prescription and generic drugs, the Food and Drug Administration's problem-plagued efforts to inspect overseas plants are under growing scrutiny.
In recent years, new areas of study have opened up into how air pollution might affect our minds and the way we think and feel. Epidemiologists and neuroscientists have found evidence linking long-term exposure to air pollution with increased incidence of dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and other brain maladies.
A rising tide of climate-related lawsuits across the U.S. could represent an important new front in the fight to limit harm from a warming planet, and force energy companies to foot the bill for measures to address it. But against the staunch opposition of energy producers and federal agencies also targeted in some of the suits, it's uncertain how much impact the litigation will have.
An 18-month probe by Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee produced a report, provocatively titled: "The NRA and Russia: How a Tax-Exempt Organization Became a Foreign Asset." It accuses NRA officers, board members and donors of helping to facilitate Russia's illegal influence campaign during the 2016 presidential race.
A recent study found that contaminants in tap water could cause 100,000 cases of cancer over the course of 70 years.