Health

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(Español) Negligencia institucional podría estar envenenado a los niños

(Español) Este viernes un jurado de California encontró responsable a Monsanto en una demanda presentada por Dewayne Johnson, jardinero de una escuela, quien dijo que los herbicidas de la compañía Monsanto, incluido Roundup y otros que contienen glifosato le causaron cáncer.

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For Many College Students, Hunger Can ‘Make It Hard To Focus In Class’

Some schools are also using the Swipe Out Hunger program, which allows students to donate their unused meal plan vouchers, or swipes, to other students to use at campus dining halls or food pantries.

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Contaminación del aire por emisiones vehiculares de carbono. Foto: www.dmvnv.com.

(Español) Revocan reglas de autos limpios pero California y otros estados contraatacan

(Español) Trump propone congelar requisitos de niveles de emisiones exigidos a la industria automotriz antes de las regulaciones impuestas por el gobierno de Obama, y dejarlos así hasta 2026.

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Rollback of Clean Car Rules. Also, Smoke from Wildfires: Health Alerts.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 PROGRAM # 8399 12:00 PM PT Rollback of Clean Car Rules. The Trump administration is proposing to rollback landmark federal clean car and fuel economy standards. About 20 state Attorney Generals are countering with legal challenges, stating the new plans will cause people to breathe dirtier air and pay higher gas prices. […]

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Posted in Línea Abierta, Environment, Politics & Elections, Health |
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Breathing ‘A Chore’: California Wildfires Threaten The Health Of Young And Old

Kimberly McCoy, who lives in Fresno, has seen that firsthand. She and her son both have asthma, and she said her chest feels tight and her son has been wheezing. McCoy said she hasn’t let her son outdoors in recent days. “That’s really hard for an active 6-year-old,” she said.

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(Español) Disparidades raciales severas en arrestos por mariguana a pesar de su legalización en D.C.

(Español) En 2017, dice la Policía Metropolitana, “el 86 por ciento de los arrestados eran negros, a pesar de que los residentes negros sólo son alrededor del 47% de la población del Distrito de Columbia”.

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Trump Administration Loosens Restrictions On Short-Term Health Plans

Short-term plans have been around for decades, meant as a stopgap for job changers, students and others who found themselves without coverage.

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Foro sobre sobrevivientes de tráfico humano, organizado por Visión y Compromiso.

Pioneer in the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation

The World Day Against Human Trafficking was held this week. Human trafficking affects millions of victims around the world, many of them immigrants from poor countries.

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It’s getting increasingly difficult for patients to afford Truvada, also known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, because of the drug’s high price and insurance company efforts to restrict the use of coupons that shield patients from it. (Heidi de Marco/California Healthline)

Out-Of-Pocket Costs Put HIV Prevention Drug Out Of Reach For Many At Risk

Beyond these state-based programs, some public health departments and HIV service organizations are hiring PrEP navigators to help patients navigate the maze of copays and deductibles, and to improve recruitment and retention of new PrEP users.

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Health Care and the Midterms.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 PROGRAM # 8393 12:00 PM PT Health Care and the Midterms. Health care issues are becoming a hot debate topic for the upcoming midterm elections. Opinion polls show that health care has risen to the top as an issue, especially among women voters, in the midterm elections. Analysts examine the current impact […]

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