Many funeral homes don't post prices for their services online, making it difficult for consumers to comparison shop.
Writer: Hillel Aron
While walking and bicycling have been promoted as ways to get healthy exercise while reducing traffic congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions, the death toll for pedestrians and cyclists has risen sharply. Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths are now about 20 percent of all U.S. traffic fatalities.
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.
An 81-year-old labor law allows certain companies to pay disabled workers less than minimum wage. Some make pennies an hour.
People are still taking Miracle Mineral Solution, a toxic chemical compound that purports to cure everything from cancer to autism.
There's a broad scientific consensus that alcohol is a carcinogen. Now some advocates want alcoholic beverages to come with cancer warning labels.