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Should pregnant women who use drugs be charged as criminals or given help? From a public health perspective the choice is clear: provide treatment to help women quit drugs before their use harms their child. Less than a year ago, Tennessee adopted a progressive policy to provide such treatment, but now is on the brink of taking a big step back.
The US Department of Labor has a plan to eliminate coal mine dust lung disease (a.k.a. black lung.) It's been stuck in White House review for eight months, under the watch of a reg czar who promised timeliness of reviews.
This months marks the fourth anniversary of deadly workplace disasters in West Virginia and the Gulf of Mexico; after coming under pressure from activists, Walmart has changed its policy regarding accommodations for pregnant workers; and two California nurses were stabbed in separate incidents on the same day.
Women aren’t the only ones at risk for depression and in need of screening services when a new baby comes into their lives. Young fathers face significant mental health challenges as well, according to a new study.
Workers in Houston test the City's new anti-wage theft ordinance, making a complaint against companies contracted by the City of Houston.
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