Global Food Insecurity Report 2021

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report published by the FAO provides a detailed overview of the current state of food security and nutrition worldwide. The report highlights the negative impact of COVID-19 on food systems, with an estimated 811 million people experiencing hunger in 2020. The report also highlights…

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EPA sets new regulations on “forever chemicals” to prevent water contamination

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued new regulations aimed at limiting the use of PFAS chemicals, commonly known as “forever chemicals.” The chemicals have been linked to health issues such as cancer, liver damage, and developmental problems, and have contaminated water sources across the United States. The EPA’s new regulations focus on two of…

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Russia-Ukraine Tensions Escalate as Russian Missile Strikes Ukrainian Naval Vessel

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine continues to escalate as a missile fired by Russian forces struck a Ukrainian naval vessel on March 14, 2022. The missile attack, which occurred in the Black Sea, resulted in no casualties, but has heightened tensions between the two countries and sparked concern among the international community. The missile…

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Rite Aid Faces Legal Action for Allegedly Contributing to National Opioid Epidemic

• Rite Aid accused of failing to report suspicious opioid orders to DEA.• Lawsuit alleges Rite Aid’s management ignored suspicious orders.• Lawsuit part of broader effort to hold drug companies accountable for role in opioid epidemic. The United States government has filed a lawsuit against Rite Aid, accusing the pharmacy chain of “knowingly” failing to…

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Housing as a Public Health Imperative

The housing crisis in the United States is a growing public health concern, with inadequate housing conditions linked to a range of negative health outcomes, including asthma, injuries, and mental health problems. The Harvard Public Health Magazine article, “The Housing Crisis Is a Health Crisis” argues that improving housing conditions is essential for promoting health…

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