Tag: health care

In the U.S., nearly 15% of families went hungry last year

Add this to the list of woes faced by Americans during the pandemic: A growing number of families went hungry, according to a new government report. The findings, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, showed that 14.8% of households with children experienced food insecurity in 2020. That’s up from 13.6% in 2019, […]

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Windows on the World chef on his near-miss on 9/11 — he stopped off at the World Trade Center concourse to repair his glasses

Michael Lomonaco escaped with his life on Sept. 11, 2001 all because of a detour on his way to work and a pair of busted reading glasses. On that day, the New York City chef was headed to his job as culinary director of Windows on the World, the famed dining space at the World […]

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Biden administration set to sue Texas over new abortion law

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is preparing to sue Texas over its new law banning most abortions, people familiar with the matter said, an action that would set off a federal-state clash at a time when the future of abortion rights becomes an ever-more-pressing question before the courts. The Justice Department could file a lawsuit […]

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Climate change is the ‘greatest threat’ to global public health — and will be ‘impossible to reverse,’ say 200 medical journals

COVID-19 is not the biggest threat facing humanity. Global warming packs the “greatest threat” to public health, argues an unprecedented joint statement out Tuesday from more than 200 U.S. and international medical journals. The medically-trained editorial staffs of such leading publications as The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine and others insist that global leaders must […]

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