Brittany Shoot, Fortune

Brittany Shoot


San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Brittany:

Use of Opioids, Benzodiazepines at Same Time is Skyrocketing. Here's Why That Matters

Combining these two types of painkillers can be fatal. → Read More

UN World Health Organization Staffers Report Racism, Sexism, Corruption

Over the last year, misconduct reports were sent to the agency via anonymous emails. → Read More

Key West Wants to Put the Cap on Sunscreens in Order to Save Coral Reefs

Hawaii passed a sunscreen ban that will take effect in 2021. → Read More

Vaccine Hesitancy Joins Climate Change on World Health Organization's 2019 Global Health Threats List

The World Health Organization has issued its annual list of global health threats, including antivax ideas that bring down vaccination rates → Read More

Bill Gates Says These Global Health Investments Were the Best He’s Ever Made. Here’s Why

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates wrote in the WSJ that $10 billion invested in global health is the best investment he's ever made. → Read More

5 Things to Know About Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democrat Who Launched Her 2020 Presidential Run on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The New York senator will announce her plans to form an exploratory committee on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. → Read More

Despite Government Shutdown, Hyundai, Kia Issue Vehicle Recall for Risk of Engine Fire

This recall will correct a problem that started during a previous Hyundai and Kia vehicle recall. → Read More

Now That's Fake News: The Ironic Reason Activists Handed Out Phony Washington Post Newspapers

"Unpresidented" read one headline about Donald Trump's supposed resignation from office. → Read More

As Shutdown Continues, U.S. Government Recalls Furloughed IRS Agents To Process Tax Refunds

The recalled agents, nearly 60% of the IRS's workforce, will work without pay. → Read More

Smartphones May Be Changing When People Are Having Heart Attacks, Study Says

Early mornings were long thought to be the period during which most sudden cardiac arrests took place. But smartphones may be changing that. → Read More

Immigrants Founded Nearly Half of 2018's Fortune 100 Companies, New Data Analysis Shows

Almost half of Fortune 100 companies including Amazon, Alphabet (Google), Apple were founded in part by first- or second-generation immigrant entrepreneurs. → Read More

Gymboree to File for Second Bankruptcy in Two Years

Children's apparel chain will reportedly close its remaining 900 stores in the U.S. and Canada, including Crazy 8, Janie and Jack locations. → Read More

Tempur Sealy Provides Mattress Retailer With Nightmare-Soothing Bankruptcy Relief

The mattress retailer, Innovative Mattress Solutions, operates Mattress King, Mattress Warehouse, and Sleep Outfitters stores. → Read More

Federal Government Shutdown Could More Than Double Wait Time for Immigration Cases

As the 2019 US federal government shutdown continues, immigration courts may have to reschedule applicants years into future. → Read More

A New Climate Change Report Says Ocean Warming Is Far Worse Than Expected

Expect more extreme weather and other environmental fallout to continue. → Read More

Opioid Overdose Rates Up Nearly 500% for Women 30-64, CDC Reports

The CDC reports that women 30 to 64 have seen the highest increase in deaths from opioid overdose, and drug overdose rates are up as well. → Read More

Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme Stepping Down for Health Reasons

Accenture CEO and chairman Pierre Nanterme is stepping down due to health reasons. He was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2016. → Read More

American Cheese Is Piling Up (Cheddar, Swiss too). Here's Why the U.S. Has A Massive Cheese Surplus—Again

Roughly 1.4 billion pounds of American, cheddar, and Swiss sits in cold storage. → Read More

Get to Know Jeff Bezos' Almost-Ex, MacKenzie Bezos, Who Could Soon Be One of the World's Richest Women

Mackenzie and Jeff Bezos met while working at a hedge fun before Amazon was founded. → Read More

The Cost of Smoking: Quit and You Could Buy a New Car Every Year

The cost of smoking, daily tobacco use, adds up to more than lung cancer. New analysis by Wallethub shows annual cost of nicotine addiction. → Read More