Tag Archives: Report

Hospitalizations of children with COVID-19 likely overcounted, Stanford researchers report

The number of children hospitalized because of COVID-19 is likely much lower than reported, according to a new study from Stanford University researchers. “Our goal is to make sure we have accurate data on how sick children are getting,” Dr. Alan Schroeder, a co-author of the report and a pediatric critical care researcher at Stanford,… Read More »

Report Links Power Lines to Cancer

After looking at a database of 850 patients diagnosed with lymphatic and bone marrow cancers between 1972 and 1980, researchers from the University of Tasmania and Britain‘s Bristol University found that living near high-voltage power lines might increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma, and related conditions later in life. People who lived within 328 yards… Read More »

Chewing on Raley’s Social Impact Report: Re-Imagining the Future of Food, Health and Community

This week, Raley’s, a grocery chain based in California, released its first-ever Raley’s 2020 Impact Report “Imagine a grocery store with a higher purpose,” the landing page for the company’s social impact resources calls us to do. In today’s post, I explore — or chew on, if you will — Raley’s Report through the lens… Read More »

Mistakes laid bare in Ruby Princess report

When COVID-infected passengers were allowed to disembark the now-infamous Ruby Princess cruise ship in Sydney the errors were inexcusable and inexplicable and the results deadly. A special commission of inquiry into the ship’s arrival in Sydney on March 19 has determined authorities made a litany of mistakes when contagious travellers alighted at Circular Quay, spreading… Read More »

Special Report: A Plastic Tide

The catastrophe of plastic pollution is growing worse. Single-use plastic bottles and bags, food packaging, fishing nets and biosolids are turning the world’s oceans, seas and beaches into tragic wastelands. Microplastics from artificial clothing fibers and microbeads in personal care products add to the devastation. Plastic is everywhere. Bottled water, grocery bags, shower curtains, garbage… Read More »