Daily Archives: May 14, 2021

2021-05-14: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mayo Clinic again receives top honors for high-quality patient care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Eleven? hospitals across?Mayo Clinic?received star ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for Overall Hospital Quality. Six of the 11 hospitals earned five stars — the best score possible. The national average is 3 of 5 stars. The star rating provides patients with information about multiple dimensions of quality …

Monica Grover (2021-05-14). Viruses Know No Borders. Neither Should Vaccines. counterpunch.org In mid-April, three of my cousins — Shashi, Manju, and Renu, all sisters living in New Delhi — died within 10 days of each other. The eldest sister, Manju, was turned away from three medical clinics before she ran out of oxygen. The sole survivor of their nuclear family, Rajesh — or "Chotu" ("Little One")

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treatment for patent foramen ovale. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 36 and do not have any significant medical concerns, but due to a family member's heart health issues, it was recommended I have a cardiac evaluation. After undergoing an echocardiogram, I was surprised to be told that I have a patent foramen ovale. The cardiologist said I don't need to be treated …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Science Saturday: Mayo study examines how Latino participants experience genomic medicine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How do people from minority communities experience genomic medicine in diverse health-care settings? How do they integrate genetic knowledge into their understandings of health-care needs? These answers are critical to researchers as multiple efforts are underway to increase the inclusion of racial minority participants in genomic research and new forms of individualized medicine. Richard Sharp. …

Staff (2021-05-14). Headlines for May 14, 2021. democracynow.org Palestinian Civilian Death Toll Mounts as Israel Pounds Gaza with Airstrikes and Heavy Artillery, Eight Killed in Israel by Palestinian Rocket Fire as Military Chief Threatens "Gaza Will Burn", President Biden Says Israel's Bombing and Shelling of Gaza Not a "Significant Overreaction", India to Make Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Available Amid Devastating COVID-19 Toll, Japan Expands Coronavirus Emergency as Doctors Join Call to Cancel Summer Olympics, CDC Says Fully Vaccinated U.S. Residents Can Go Maskless in Most Settings, Hackers Post Personal Data of D.C. Police Officers Following Ransomware Attack, Active-Duty…

Staff (2021-05-14). Iran coronavirus update: 10k new cases. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, May 14 (MNA) — According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 10,145 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Mark Gruenberg (2021-05-14). Weingarten: Post-pandemic schools should retool education. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The coronavirus pandemic-forced school closures, and upcoming reopening of all public schools this fall, are a massive opportunity to reimagine and retool public education so it serves all kids and gives teachers and staff the support and respect they deserve. So said Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten in a comprehensive hour-long speech on May 13 …

Vijay Prashad (2021-05-14). Why one State in India is showing promising signs of democracy as the world goes more authoritarian. peoplesdispatch.org In Kerala, the re-elected Left government has prioritized making life better for all, even during crises—contrasting sharply with Narendra Modi's right-wing central government's devastating mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic…

Eds. (2021-05-14). U.S. Customs to Indian travellers: Don't carry cow dung in your luggage. mronline.org In India, doctors recently had to issue a warning against the practice of using cow dung in the belief it will ward off COVID-19, saying there is no scientific evidence for its effectiveness and that it risks spreading other diseases. | May 14, 2021…

Jack Rasmus (2021-05-14). Inflation Myths and the US Economic Rebound 2021. counterpunch.org On May 12, 2021, the US Labor Department released its report on businesses now raising prices, as the US economy reopens in the wake of Covid vaccinations and moderating Covid infections. The CPI, or Consumer Price Index, rose 0.8% in April, after a 0.6% in March, and 4.2% for the twelve months ending last month,

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ramping up COVID-19 vaccination rate in race against virus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 cases are falling in the U.S. because 245 million doses of one of the available COVID-19 vaccines have been administered, according to Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "But at the same time, there are still people who need more information about the safety and the value …

Eduardo Camín (2021-05-14). Pandemia, capitalismo, politización y economicismo. globalizacion.ca El horizonte del tiempo atrae, pero también amenaza. Sólo donde hay una amenaza futura surge la aspiración al poder. Algo de todo esto sucede de forma soslayada, con la pandemia de la Covid 19 y la creación de la vacuna….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Talking to your children about vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expanding its emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 12-15 years. So parents and caregivers may be getting even more questions from children about whether vaccines are safe and how vaccines can help end the COVID-19 pandemic. Information in this article was contributed by Jennifer …

WSWS (2021-05-14). Two funerals in one week at Sterling Stamping Plant. wsws.org The deaths last month of Terry Garr and Mark Bruce, one in an industrial accident and the other from COVID, resulted from the insatiable drive for corporate profits.

Brian Shilhavy (2021-05-14). CDC: Death Toll Following Experimental COVID Injections Now at 4,434 — More than 21 Years of Recorded Vaccine Deaths from VAERS. globalresearch.ca The

news.un (2021-05-14). COVID-19: Wealthy nations urged to delay youth vaccines, donate to solidarity scheme. news.un.org The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday appealed for wealthier countries to delay vaccinating younger people against COVID-19 and instead donate doses to the COVAX global vaccine solidarity initiative.

Staff (2021-05-14). The Economic Recovery Is Mostly Benefitting White Families. truthout.org The United States is slowly emerging from the COVID-19 economic recession. The unemployment rate Yet these milestones mask an uncomfortable truth: The economic rec…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Preventive screening during COVID-19 pandemic leads to early diagnosis of treatable breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers have been concerned about a growing number of patients delaying or skipping preventive screenings because they have been hesitant to see their health care provider. Experts have stressed that it's not only safe to come in for preventive screenings, but also it's important to avoid future health problems …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Mammograms and COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend of mine shared that she went for her annual mammogram last week. At the appointment, she was asked whether she had been vaccinated for COVID-19 and had experienced any changes in her breasts. I recently received my first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Although I feel fine, I'm wondering if there …

WSWS (2021-05-14). Workers Struggles: Europe, Middle East & Africa. wsws.org Strikes across Italy to protest high death rates in work accidents; Intensive care nurses protest in France as Covid overwhelms hospitals as lockdown is lifted; After series of union sellouts at bus companies London bus workers strike vote against remote sign on; Teachers in UK oppose victimisations, attacks on jobs, pay and conditions including privatisation…

Javier Sierra (2021-05-14). Mujeres esencialmente heroicas. peoplesworld.org La próxima vez que comas fruta o verdura, da las gracias a las campesinas que se parten el espinazo recolectándolas en condiciones inhumanas. Calor extremo, exposición a pesticidas, abusos sexuales y vulnerabilidad a COVID-19 contribuyen a que el trabajo de estas mujeres sea de los más arriesgados del país. En el caso de los graves …

Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein (2021-05-14). Estados Unidos: øQuién paga la cuenta por el desastre? globalizacion.ca Mucho más que una simple crisis coyuntural, el sistema capitalista se está confrontado a fallas de fondo que dicen relación con las contradicciones que se generan en su fase imperialista monopólica. La pandemia del COVID-19 ha mostrado como nunca antes…

WSWS (2021-05-14). Dozens of corpses found floating in Ganges as India's humanitarian crisis deepens. wsws.org According to the World Health Organization, India currently accounts for half of new COVID-19 cases and 30 percent of deaths worldwide.

Susan Price (2021-05-14). The media is causing harm by reporting official COVID-19 figures from poorer countries. greenleft.org.au The media needs to stop misreporting COVID-19 numbers and minimising the hardships in those countries facing the worst of the global pandemic, writes Tamara Pearson.

Naledi Ushe (2021-05-14). 8 Yankees Players and Staff Test Positive for COVID-19 Despite Being Vaccinated Before Diagnosis. globalresearch.ca Eight …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mayo Clinic to offer more walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Rochester. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic held a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Rochester on Wednesday, May 5. At this clinic, one patient shared why he came in to get the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Watch: Patient discusses why he chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine. youtu.be/ORLLLOOJ7eg Journalists: Broadcast-quality soundbites and b-roll of the Mayo Clinic walk-in COVID-19 …

Sunita Viswanath (2021-05-14). 'Where Are the Moderate Hindus?'. thenation.com 'Where Are the Moderate Hindus?'

Brian Shilhavy (2021-05-14). Conspiracy to Suppress Existing Drugs that Effectively Treat COVID Patients in Favor of "Vaccines" globalresearch.ca To use an …

C.J. Hopkins, Eric Markhoff (2021-05-14). The Covidian Cult and The Higher Breeders. indybay.org Back in October 2020, the author wrote an essay entitled "The Covidian Cult" (1), in which he described the so-called "New Normal" as a global totalitarian ideological movement. Developments over the past six months have proven the accuracy of this analogy. Health preservation takes the place of human dignity!

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Cold vs. allergies during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When it comes to the common cold, allergies and COVID-19, overlapping symptoms can be confusing. In this Q&A, Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergist and immunologist, provides some clarity by comparing and contrasting the signs and symptoms of these conditions: What are allergy symptoms?Allergy symptoms can affect the nose, sinuses and lungs. These symptoms …

Tamara Pearson (2021-05-14). The Missing Dead: How the Media Has Misreported COVID's Toll in Poorer Nations. counterpunch.org Here in Mexico, the majority of people who have died from Covid-19 did not get tested, and so they weren't counted in the official numbers. They do not exist in the numbers that the media repeats over and over, without ever contextualizing them, without ever explaining that they are almost meaningless because testing is so inaccessible here.

_____ (2021-05-14). Colombia Has Lost Its Fear. popularresistance.org After decades of armed conflict and paramilitary violence, Colombia has seen protest movements return in strength over the past year and a half. The forceful demonstrations of the past week exceed even the high points of the nationwide uprising of November and December 2019. In response, the most heavily armed government in Latin America has carried out a brutal crackdown. | The COVID-19 pandemic and its social and economic consequences have hit Colombia hard. The country is reaching a breaking point as the ruling class attempts to squeeze the last drops of profit out of an already suffering populace kept in line…

Sarah Anderson (2021-05-14). How Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic. counterpunch.org During the pandemic, low-wage workers have lost income, jobs, and lives. And yet many of the nation's top-tier corporations have been fixated on protecting their wealthy CEOs, even bending their own rules to pump up executive paychecks. A new Institute for Policy Studies report finds that 51 of the country's 100 largest low-wage employers moved

David Swanson (2021-05-14). Chile and Colombia to Move Money Out of Militaries. warisacrime.org By David Swanson, World BEYOND War, May 15, 2021 While the proposal for a global ceasefire during a disease pandemic has done the opposite of catching on, there are a few small signs of sanity and even of successful activism. While most big military spenders (including the super-mega-biggest one) have increased or kept their spending …

WSWS (2021-05-14). Nationwide demonstrations in Brazil after police slaughter 27 in Rio favela raid. wsws.org The raid, the largest police massacre in Rio since 1989, was carried out in defiance of a Supreme Court ban on such operations during the pandemic.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Why lung cancer screening is important, especially for minorities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer and the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. By the time lung cancer symptoms develop, the disease is usually too far advanced to cure. Studies show that lung cancer screening reduces the risk of dying from the disease. Screening is usually reserved for …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-14). "Trust WHO"? Clandestine Influences Revealed. globalresearch.ca "TrustWHO," a documentary …

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-05-14). "Trust WHO": Clandestine Influences Revealed. globalresearch.ca "TrustWHO," a documentary …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Consumer Health: Staying active and exercising with osteoporosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about this bone disease, which affects approximately 10 million Americans, according to the Office on Women's Health. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or even mild stresses, such as bending over …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Consumer Health: Treating polycystic ovary syndrome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder common among women of reproductive age. Complications can include infertility, gestational diabetes or pregnancy-induced high blood pressure, miscarriage or premature birth, and endometrial cancer. Signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome vary. A diagnosis is made when women experience at least two of these signs: Irregular periods.Elevated levels of male …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Consumer Health: Considering a vaginal birth after a cesarean. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've delivered a baby by cesarean section, or C-section, and you're pregnant again, you might be able to choose between scheduling a repeat C-section or a vaginal birth after cesarean. Many women are candidates for a vaginal birth after cesarean. Still, the choice to pursue a vaginal birth after cesarean or schedule a repeat C-section can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mayo Clinic playing key role in helping injured Minnesotans safely return to work. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — An effort supported by Mayo Clinic to help more injured Minnesotans be able to return to work has received a major boost. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded the state of Minnesota $19.5 million to expand an innovative program that seeks to help workers suffering from injury or illness stay in the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mother and son share rare muscle disorder, treated decades apart by same doctor. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Twenty-four years ago, Bobbi Heinold, 17, was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, a genetic muscle condition characterized by weakness, especially in the face, shoulder blades and upper arms. Doctors told her it could affect her quality of life. Bobbi and her mom drove from their Indiana home to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to learn …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Know the warning signs of stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On average, someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain of oxygen. It's important to recognize the warning signs of stroke, because prompt treatment can minimize brain damage. Every moment is crucial. "Strokes commonly occur in …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Consumer Health: Endometriosis, ovarian cancer and infertility — what are the connections? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've been diagnosed with endometriosis, you may have questions about whether that raises your risk for other conditions, including ovarian cancer and infertility. With endometriosis, tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Trial demonstrates early AI-guided detection of heart disease in routine practice. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Heart disease can take a number of forms, but some types of heart disease, such as asymptomatic low ejection fraction, can be hard to recognize, especially in the early stages when treatment would be most effective. The ECG AI-Guided Screening for Low Ejection Fraction, or EAGLE, trial set out to determine whether …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). New therapy shortens treatment for HPV-related cancers of the tonsils, tongue. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Patients with HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer who undergo surgery and are treated with chemotherapy, may be able to forgo significant radiation therapy without increasing the risk of their cancer spreading, according to the results of a clinical trial led by researchers at Mayo Clinic. "We found that decreasing the amount of radiation therapy after a minimally invasive robotic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-14). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Signs of depression in teens and how to help. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a serious mental health problem that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest in activities. Although depression can occur at any time in life, symptoms may differ between teens and adults. Issues such as peer pressure, academic expectations and changing bodies can bring a lot of ups and downs for …

Staff (2021-05-14). Philly Health Commissioner Resigns After Mayor Reveals MOVE Bombing Victims' Remains Cremated in 2017. democracynow.org As MOVE family members and hundreds of supporters held a memorial Thursday to mark the deadly May 13, 1985, police bombing of their home in Philadelphia, Mayor Jim Kenney announced the resignation of the city's top health official over stunning new revelations he cremated some of the bombing victims' remains, including bone fragments, without the knowledge or permission of the families. This comes amid an ongoing investigation into how the University of Pennsylvania and Princeton University came into possession of bones thought to belong to one or two MOVE children killed in the bombing. The police bombing of the…

Dan Bacher (2021-05-14). California to ban new fracking permits by Jan. 2024, phase out oil extraction by 2045. indybay.org Representatives of environmental justice and climate justice groups praised the directive for being a step in the right direction, but said phasing out oil extraction in California by 2045 is too late and noted that frontline communities need an immediate 2500 foot health and safety buffer now, not later.

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