Daily Archives: May 25, 2021

2021-05-25: News Headlines

_____ (2021-05-25). The Self Determination Of Native Americans Hinges On This Supreme Court Case. popularresistance.org A case brought before the United States Supreme Court by three Native American women, who have been representing themselves, may decide the future of the 1975 Indian Self Determination Act. Clearing the FOG speaks with Charmaine White Face, a petitioner in the case, about her fight to stop the privatization of an Indian Health Service facility, Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City South Dakota, that serves 325 tribes in the area. She describes how the privatization is harming the health of the people who use this historic hospital. To her knowledge, this is the first effort to privatize an Indian Health Service hospi…

WSWS (2021-05-25). "We're cannon fodder, that's all"—Indian health care workers cry out for basic PPE as official deaths skyrocket past 300,000. wsws.org Health care workers in India and around the globe face horrific working conditions that have contributed to more than 17,000 deaths from COVID-19 among them worldwide.

WSWS (2021-05-25). Dominic Cummings: Former advisor reveals Johnson government's herd immunity plan envisaged 800,000 deaths in UK. wsws.org Cummings reveals that the government discussed the hitherto unknown Operation Nimbus, which contemplated the deaths of 800,000 people with "schools told stay open," while 33 million cases of Covid-19 engulfed the population over a "16 week wave".

WSWS (2021-05-25). Former advisor reveals Johnson government's herd immunity plan envisaged 800,000 deaths in UK. wsws.org Dominic Cummings reveals that the government discussed the hitherto unknown Exercise Nimbus, which contemplated a "16 week wave" of COVID-19 with 33 million cases and 800,000 deaths.

WSWS (2021-05-25). UK: Intensive care nurse who treated Prime Minister Johnson quits, citing "cesspool of COVID" conditions. wsws.org Neither the government, nor the Labour and trade union bureaucracy want an examination of the policy of placing profits over lives that is responsible for the situation she describes.

Slomski A. (2021-05-25). Clear Surgical Masks Create More Positive Interactions With Patients. jamanetwork.com Removing the barrier that surgical masks create can help protect the patient-physician relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the authors of a trial in JAMA Surgery.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation. "The decision about masking needs to be nuanced," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the …

Rubin R. (2021-05-25). Studying Allergic Reactions to mRNA Vaccines. jamanetwork.com A new National Institutes of Health phase 2 trial aims to assess whether people with a history of allergies or a mast cell disorder are at a higher risk of systemic allergic reactions to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.

Zachary Conti (2021-05-25). IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy. indybay.org As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025.

Eds. (2021-05-25). Nicaragua's inspiring response to COVID-19. mronline.org Little attention has been paid internationally to how the Central American country has managed to keep COVID-19 cases and fatalities low even under a devastating campaign of U.S. sanctions | May 25, 2021…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults. What does it mean? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask indoors at a movie theater, shopping center or restaurant. But this new guidance does not apply to health care settings. Mayo Clinic …

WSWS (2021-05-25). Educators and workers must take control of the response to the global pandemic! wsws.org We are uniting educators in Michigan with those across the US and internationally, together with autoworkers and workers in all industries, in a common struggle to take control of the response to the pandemic into our own hands.

Naomi Wolf (2021-05-25). The Fascism Construction Manual. indybay.org Immediately after the proclamation of this pandemic, many elements of absolute all-around totalitarianism were put into effect in most countries of the West, even in countries that had previously been robust democracies. All of this happened very quickly and comprehensively.

Kuehn BM. (2021-05-25). Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Continue to Break Records. jamanetwork.com Sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases in the US have risen to historic highs, fueling an epidemic that a CDC official said has unraveled 2 decades worth of progress.

Slomski A. (2021-05-25). Patient Navigation Reduces Substance Abuse Disorder Readmissions. jamanetwork.com Proactive patient navigation services reduced inpatient readmissions and emergency department visits among hospitalized patients with comorbid substance use disorders (SUDs) in a trial at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.

Roger Harris (2021-05-25). US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the 'Crime' of Securing Food for the Hungry: The Case of Alex Saab v. The Empire. counterpunch.org The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice and

Slomski A. (2021-05-25). Patients Favor Surgical Repair of Ruptured ACL. jamanetwork.com Patients with acute rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) who had early surgical reconstruction perceived their symptoms, knee function, and ability to play sports more positively after 2 years than patients who had rehabilitation followed by surgery, if needed. But the clinical importance of the findings reported in The BMJ is unclear because 50% of the rehabilitation group recovered without surgery.

jamanetwork (2021-05-25). The Social Responsibilities of Modern Medicine. jamanetwork.com Frederick R. Green, A.M., M.D., Secretary, Council on Health and Public Instruction, American Medical Association, Chicago…

LaCoursiere D. (2021-05-25). Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight During Pregnancy. jamanetwork.com In this issue of JAMA, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) presents an inaugural Recommendation Statement for behavioral counseling interventions for healthy weight and weight gain during pregnancy, along with an accompanying evidence report and systematic literature review. In this Recommendation Statement, "the USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer pregnant persons effective behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain and preventing excess gestational weight gain in pregnancy (B recommendation)."

WSWS (2021-05-25). Australian public mental health workers take stopwork action. wsws.org Victorian mental health workers are set to strike and march to state parliament to fight for urgently needed better pay and conditions.

Jin J. (2021-05-25). Patient Information: Behavioral Interventions for Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the US Preventive Services Task Force's 2021 recommendations on behavioral interventions for healthy weight gain during pregnancy.

Hirai AH, Ko JY, Patrick SW. (2021-05-25). US Hospital Data About Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-Related Diagnoses—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Medications for OUD, including methadone and buprenorphine, improve pregnancy outcomes by reducing relapse and risk of preterm birth; however, in many parts of the US, equitable access to these medications for pregnant women remains elusive. In our study, we found notable variation across states in both MOD and NAS rates.

Cantor AG, Jungbauer RM, McDonagh M, et al. (2021-05-25). USPSTF Review: Nonmedical Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy. jamanetwork.com This systematic review to support the 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on interventions for healthy weight and weight gain in pregnancy summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of counseling and behavioral interventions for healthy weight and gestational weight gain in adolescent and adult women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Sang W, Xu F. (2021-05-25). Effect of Sodium Nitrite on Survival of Cardiac Arrest to Hospital Admission. jamanetwork.com To the Editor In a recent JAMA study, administration of sodium nitrite did not significantly improve survival to hospital admission after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This result is contrary to animal studies that have shown a protective effect of sodium nitrite in the process of ischemia and reperfusion. In the study by Dr Kim and colleagues, sodium nitrite was administered in patients over a longer period than in the animal studies, and that may have contributed to the negative outcome.

Rubin R. (2021-05-25). Free, At-Home Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Tests. jamanetwork.com The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently began offering a month's worth of free, do-it-yourself (DIY), rapid SARS-CoV-2 tests to residents of Pitt County, North Carolina, and Chattanooga/Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Rubin R. (2021-05-25). Improving Maternal Health. jamanetwork.com The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced measures to improve maternal health.

Meyer M, Metayer J. (2021-05-25). US Hospital Data About Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-Related Diagnoses. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The recent article describing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and maternal opioid-related diagnoses (MOD) from 2010 to 2017 provided interesting information. As obstetric and neonatal care practitioners at the only academic medical center in Vermont, we would like to highlight the findings in our state and discuss the interpretation of discharge data in this study.

Kim F, Maynard C, Nichol G. (2021-05-25). Effect of Sodium Nitrite on Survival of Cardiac Arrest to Hospital Admission—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply Mr Sang and Dr Xu discuss potential explanations for the lack of benefit seen in our study with the use of sodium nitrite during resuscitation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. They cite 2 potential reasons for this lack of benefit: a delay in nitrite administration compared with animal studies and a potential benefit of sodium nitrite in certain subgroups of patients.

Adler AI, Latimer NR. (2021-05-25). Adjusting for Nonadherence or Stopping Treatments in Randomized Clinical Trials. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods describes various methods to handle trial participant nonadherence to study interventions.

Yan C, Li H. (2021-05-25). Preliminary Investigation of In situ Thrombus Within Patent Foramen Ovale in Patients With and Without Stroke. jamanetwork.com This study uses high-resolution optical coherence tomography to investigate whether patent foramen ovale could be the site of thrombus formation in patients with or without stroke.

Slomski A. (2021-05-25). Upadacitinib Noninferior to Adalimumab for Psoriatic Arthritis. jamanetwork.com In a phase 3 trial, upadacitinib, an oral Janus kinase inhibitor approved for rheumatoid arthritis, was more effective than placebo and noninferior to adalimumab among patients with psoriatic arthritis who'd had an inadequate response to nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. Adalimumab is a subcutaneously injected tumor necrosis factor α inhibitor used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.

, Davidson KW, Barry MJ, et al. (2021-05-25). USPSTF Recommendation: Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight in Pregnancy. jamanetwork.com This 2021 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians offer pregnant persons effective behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain and preventing excess gestational weight gain in pregnancy (B recommendation).

Slomski A. (2021-05-25). Shorter Antibiotic Therapy Safe for Inpatients With Pneumonia. jamanetwork.com For patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, shortening antibiotic therapy by 5 days does not affect cure rates, a trial published in The Lancet found. The shorter course could substantially reduce antibiotic consumption and resistance, adverse events, and costs.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DiversityInc announced its annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity listings. Mayo Clinic was named to two specialty lists this year — No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems list, up from No. 7 in 2020, and a new entry onto the Top Companies for People with Disabilities list at No. 19. DiversityInc's listing is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Science Saturday: Explaining cholesterol, research and regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., directs the Neural Repair Laboratory within Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her lab examines central nervous system repair after injury, such as traumatic spinal cord injury or a disease like multiple sclerosis (MS). A major area of innovation for the lab is improving nerve regeneration by identifying what helps or hinders that process. Cholesterol, the …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Consumer Health: Reducing your risk of breast cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Researchers have identified hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of breast cancer. And an estimated 5% to 10% of breast cancers are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Top tips for reducing heart attack and stroke risk. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister just turned 50. She went in for a standard cardiac checkup and learned she has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The doctor told her that since our mom also had these issues, she must drastically change her diet, increase her exercise, and take medications to lessen her risk for a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Consumer Health: How some types of osteoporosis drugs can hurt your bones. 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. Your bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Dr. Cheryl Willman named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cheryl Willman, M.D., has been named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Willman comes to Mayo Clinic from University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she has served as director and CEO for 20 years. Under Dr. Willman's leadership, University of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Consumer Health: Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis — what's the connection? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Bladder cancer patients require ongoing surveillance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder, a hollow muscular organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer signs and symptoms can include blood in the urine, frequent or painful urination, and back pain. "The vast majority of bladder cancer patients are diagnosed with cancer that's not …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-05-25). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to 'stop the bleed' in an emergency. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you came upon an emergency where a person is bleeding, would you know what to do? During National Trauma Month, May 20 is acknowledged as Stop the Bleed Day — a day to teach people how to take to control of serious bleeding. In this demonstration, Gwen Meyer, a Trauma Center nurse and trauma …

_____ (2021-05-24). The Fight For A New Colombia. popularresistance.org On 28 April, Colombian trade unions and social movements staged a new round of Paro Nacional (National Strike) protests, the latest in an ongoing series of mobilisations to address the litany of problems impacting Colombian society. | Opposition to a planned tax reform — which strike organisers said would unfairly target the middle and working classes in what is one of Latin America's most unequal countries — was the central issue, particularly in the context of the global pandemic which has pushed an estimated five million Colombians out of work. Calls to repeal the tax reform were aligned with longe…

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The Self Determination Of Native Americans Hinges On This Supreme Court Case
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-05-25
A case brought before the United States Supreme Court by three Native American women, who have been representing themselves, may decide the future of the 1975 Indian Self Determination Act. Clearing the FOG speaks with Charmaine White Face, a petitioner in the case, about her fight to stop the privatization of an Indian Health Service facility, Sioux San Hospital in Rapid City South Dakota, that serves 325 tribes in the area. She describes how the privatization is harming the health of the people who use this historic hospital. To her knowledge, this is the first effort to privatize an Indian Health Service hospi…
popularresistance.org/the-self-determination-of-native-americans-hinges-on-this-supreme-court-case/

Nicaragua's inspiring response to COVID-19
Eds. | mronline.org | 2021-05-25
Little attention has been paid internationally to how the Central American country has managed to keep COVID-19 cases and fatalities low even under a devastating campaign of U.S. sanctions | May 25, 2021…
mronline.org/2021/05/25/nicaraguas-inspiring-response-to-covid-19/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=nicaraguas-inspiring-response-to-covid-19

UK: Intensive care nurse who treated Prime Minister Johnson quits, citing "cesspool of COVID" conditions
wsws.org | 2021-05-25
Neither the government, nor the Labour and trade union bureaucracy want an examination of the policy of placing profits over lives that is responsible for the situation she describes.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/25/nurs-m25.html

Former advisor reveals Johnson government's herd immunity plan envisaged 800,000 deaths in UK
wsws.org | 2021-05-25
Dominic Cummings reveals that the government discussed the hitherto unknown Exercise Nimbus, which contemplated a "16 week wave" of COVID-19 with 33 million cases and 800,000 deaths.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/25/herd-m25.html

Dominic Cummings: Former advisor reveals Johnson government's herd immunity plan envisaged 800,000 deaths in UK
wsws.org | 2021-05-25
Cummings reveals that the government discussed the hitherto unknown Operation Nimbus, which contemplated the deaths of 800,000 people with "schools told stay open," while 33 million cases of Covid-19 engulfed the population over a "16 week wave".
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/25/herd-m25.html

UK: Intensive care nurse who treated Prime Minister Johnson quits, citing "cesspool of COVID" conditions
wsws.org | 2021-05-25
Neither the government nor the Labour and trade union bureaucracy want an examination of the policy of placing profits over lives.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/25/nurs-m25.html

Clear Surgical Masks Create More Positive Interactions With Patients
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
Removing the barrier that surgical masks create can help protect the patient-physician relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the authors of a trial in JAMA Surgery.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780331

"We're cannon fodder, that's all"–Indian health care workers cry out for basic PPE as official deaths skyrocket past 300,000
wsws.org | 2021-05-25
Health care workers in India and around the globe face horrific working conditions that have contributed to more than 17,000 deaths from COVID-19 among them worldwide.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/25/inhc-m25.html

Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Guidelines and nuances of wearing a face mask
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
Recent COVID-19 masking guidelines announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, continue to generate a public conversation. "The decision about masking needs to be nuanced," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Wearing a mask should be based on the risk of infection, the percentage of the …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-qa-podcast-guidelines-and-nuances-of-wearing-a-face-mask/

Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
Mayo Clinic in Rochester and at its Health System sites continue to offer patients, visitors and staff additional convenient opportunities to be vaccinated for COVID-19. All domestic and international patients, visitors and staff who want to be vaccinated for COVID-19 have a couple of opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week: Mayo Clinic …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-offers-covid-19-walk-in-vaccine-clinics-in-rochester/

IMF Proposes $50 Billion Vaccine Plan to End Pandemic and Boost Economy
Zachary Conti | indybay.org | 2021-05-25
As worldwide COVID cases peak, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva unveiled a $50 billion proposal to support vaccinations of 60% of the world's population. During a G20 and European Commission summit, Georgieva argued the global vaccine investment would end the pandemic and spur $9 trillion in economic gains by 2025.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/21/18842679.php

The safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for children
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
A coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccine is now available to children ages 12 through 15 in the U.S. Here's what parents, caregivers and children need to know about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine, the possible side effects, and the benefits of getting vaccinated. This is written by Mayo Clinic Staff and you can …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/the-safety-and-efficacy-of-covid-19-vaccines-for-children/

Studying Allergic Reactions to mRNA Vaccines
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
A new National Institutes of Health phase 2 trial aims to assess whether people with a history of allergies or a mast cell disorder are at a higher risk of systemic allergic reactions to the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780345

New CDC guidance for fully vaccinated adults. What does it mean?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
On Thursday, May 13, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced updated COVID-19 guidance for masking for fully vaccinated people. For instance, fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear a protective mask indoors at a movie theater, shopping center or restaurant. But this new guidance does not apply to health care settings. Mayo Clinic …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/new-cdc-guidance-for-fully-vaccinated-adults-what-does-it-mean/

Educators and workers must take control of the response to the global pandemic!
wsws.org | 2021-05-25
We are uniting educators in Michigan with those across the US and internationally, together with autoworkers and workers in all industries, in a common struggle to take control of the response to the pandemic into our own hands.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/25/mich-m25.html

The Fascism Construction Manual
Naomi Wolf | indybay.org | 2021-05-25
Immediately after the proclamation of this pandemic, many elements of absolute all-around totalitarianism were put into effect in most countries of the West, even in countries that had previously been robust democracies. All of this happened very quickly and comprehensively.
indybay.org/newsitems/2021/05/24/18842722.php

Sexually Transmitted Disease Cases Continue to Break Records
Kuehn BM. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
Sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases in the US have risen to historic highs, fueling an epidemic that a CDC official said has unraveled 2 decades worth of progress.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780314

The Social Responsibilities of Modern Medicine
jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
Frederick R. Green, A.M., M.D., Secretary, Council on Health and Public Instruction, American Medical Association, Chicago…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780340

Preliminary Investigation of In situ Thrombus Within Patent Foramen Ovale in Patients With and Without Stroke
Yan C, Li H. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
This study uses high-resolution optical coherence tomography to investigate whether patent foramen ovale could be the site of thrombus formation in patients with or without stroke.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780339

Patient Information: Behavioral Interventions for Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy
Jin J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
This JAMA Patient Page summarizes the US Preventive Services Task Force's 2021 recommendations on behavioral interventions for healthy weight gain during pregnancy.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780323

US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the 'Crime' of Securing Food for the Hungry: The Case of Alex Saab v. The Empire
Roger Harris | counterpunch.org | 2021-05-25
The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice and…
counterpunch.org/2021/05/25/us-trying-to-extradite-venezuelan-diplomat-for-the-crime-of-securing-food-for-the-hungry-the-case-of-alex-saab-v-the-empire/

Effect of Sodium Nitrite on Survival of Cardiac Arrest to Hospital Admission
Sang W, Xu F. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
To the Editor In a recent JAMA study, administration of sodium nitrite did not significantly improve survival to hospital admission after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This result is contrary to animal studies that have shown a protective effect of sodium nitrite in the process of ischemia and reperfusion. In the study by Dr Kim and colleagues, sodium nitrite was administered in patients over a longer period than in the animal studies, and that may have contributed to the negative outcome.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780337

Improving Maternal Health
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced measures to improve maternal health.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780344

USPSTF Review: Nonmedical Interventions for Healthy Weight and Weight Gain in Pregnancy
Cantor AG, Jungbauer RM, McDonagh M, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
This systematic review to support the 2021 US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement on interventions for healthy weight and weight gain in pregnancy summarizes published evidence on the benefits and harms of counseling and behavioral interventions for healthy weight and gestational weight gain in adolescent and adult women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780319

Upadacitinib Noninferior to Adalimumab for Psoriatic Arthritis
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
In a phase 3 trial, upadacitinib, an oral Janus kinase inhibitor approved for rheumatoid arthritis, was more effective than placebo and noninferior to adalimumab among patients with psoriatic arthritis who'd had an inadequate response to nonbiologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. Adalimumab is a subcutaneously injected tumor necrosis factor α inhibitor used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780330

Patients Favor Surgical Repair of Ruptured ACL
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
Patients with acute rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) who had early surgical reconstruction perceived their symptoms, knee function, and ability to play sports more positively after 2 years than patients who had rehabilitation followed by surgery, if needed. But the clinical importance of the findings reported in The BMJ is unclear because 50% of the rehabilitation group recovered without surgery.
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Effect of Sodium Nitrite on Survival of Cardiac Arrest to Hospital Admission–Reply
Kim F, Maynard C, Nichol G. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
In Reply Mr Sang and Dr Xu discuss potential explanations for the lack of benefit seen in our study with the use of sodium nitrite during resuscitation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. They cite 2 potential reasons for this lack of benefit: a delay in nitrite administration compared with animal studies and a potential benefit of sodium nitrite in certain subgroups of patients.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780335

Defense Against Numbness
He CX. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
In this narrative medicine essay, an Asian American physician discusses how her race has played a role in interactions with patients, both negatively and positively, and how these exchanges have provided a lens through which to see mutual recognition and shared experience.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780321

Australian public mental health workers take stopwork action
wsws.org | 2021-05-25
Victorian mental health workers are set to strike and march to state parliament to fight for urgently needed better pay and conditions.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2021/05/25/ment-m25.html

Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight During Pregnancy
LaCoursiere D. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
In this issue of JAMA, the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) presents an inaugural Recommendation Statement for behavioral counseling interventions for healthy weight and weight gain during pregnancy, along with an accompanying evidence report and systematic literature review. In this Recommendation Statement, "the USPSTF recommends that clinicians offer pregnant persons effective behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain and preventing excess gestational weight gain in pregnancy (B recommendation)."
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780348

US Hospital Data About Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-Related Diagnoses
Meyer M, Metayer J. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
To the Editor The recent article describing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and maternal opioid-related diagnoses (MOD) from 2010 to 2017 provided interesting information. As obstetric and neonatal care practitioners at the only academic medical center in Vermont, we would like to highlight the findings in our state and discuss the interpretation of discharge data in this study.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780336

USPSTF Recommendation: Behavioral Counseling Interventions for Healthy Weight in Pregnancy
, Davidson KW, Barry MJ, et al. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
This 2021 Recommendation Statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians offer pregnant persons effective behavioral counseling interventions aimed at promoting healthy weight gain and preventing excess gestational weight gain in pregnancy (B recommendation).
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780318

US Hospital Data About Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Maternal Opioid-Related Diagnoses–Reply
Hirai AH, Ko JY, Patrick SW. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
In Reply Medications for OUD, including methadone and buprenorphine, improve pregnancy outcomes by reducing relapse and risk of preterm birth; however, in many parts of the US, equitable access to these medications for pregnant women remains elusive. In our study, we found notable variation across states in both MOD and NAS rates.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780334

Free, At-Home Rapid SARS-CoV-2 Tests
Rubin R. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently began offering a month's worth of free, do-it-yourself (DIY), rapid SARS-CoV-2 tests to residents of Pitt County, North Carolina, and Chattanooga/Hamilton County, Tennessee.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780343

Adjusting for Nonadherence or Stopping Treatments in Randomized Clinical Trials
Adler AI, Latimer NR. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
This JAMA Guide to Statistics and Methods describes various methods to handle trial participant nonadherence to study interventions.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780346

Patient Navigation Reduces Substance Abuse Disorder Readmissions
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
Proactive patient navigation services reduced inpatient readmissions and emergency department visits among hospitalized patients with comorbid substance use disorders (SUDs) in a trial at the University of Maryland Medical Center in…
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780327

Shorter Antibiotic Therapy Safe for Inpatients With Pneumonia
Slomski A. | jamanetwork.com | 2021-05-25
For patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, shortening antibiotic therapy by 5 days does not affect cure rates, a trial published in The Lancet found. The shorter course could substantially reduce antibiotic consumption and resistance, adverse events, and costs.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2780328

Dr. Cheryl Willman named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs, Director, Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Cheryl Willman, M.D., has been named executive director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Programs and director of Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Willman comes to Mayo Clinic from University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center, where she has served as director and CEO for 20 years. Under Dr. Willman's leadership, University of …
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Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Bladder cancer patients require ongoing surveillance
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
Bladder cancer is a common type of cancer that begins in the cells of the bladder, a hollow muscular organ in the lower abdomen that stores urine. Bladder cancer signs and symptoms can include blood in the urine, frequent or painful urination, and back pain. "The vast majority of bladder cancer patients are diagnosed with cancer that's not …
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Consumer Health: What do you know about inflammatory bowel disease?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
World IBD Day will be observed on Wednesday, May 19, which makes this a good time to learn more about how these disorders are similar and different. Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Inflammatory bowel disease can be …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-what-do-you-know-about-inflammatory-bowel-disease/

Mayo named a 2021 DiversityInc No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
DiversityInc announced its annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity listings. Mayo Clinic was named to two specialty lists this year — No. 4 on the Top Hospitals and Health Systems list, up from No. 7 in 2020, and a new entry onto the Top Companies for People with Disabilities list at No. 19. DiversityInc's listing is …
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Consumer Health: Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis — what's the connection?
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
May is Arthritis Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the connection between smoking and rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disorder that can affect more than just your joints. In some people, the condition can damage a wide variety of body systems, including the skin, eyes, lungs, heart …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-smoking-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-whats-the-connection/

Consumer Health: Recovering from a stroke
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about stroke and stroke rehabilitation. Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and a major cause of serious disability for adults. More than 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke each year, according to the Centers …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-recovering-from-a-stroke/

Science Saturday: Explaining cholesterol, research and regeneration
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
Isobel Scarisbrick, Ph.D., directs the Neural Repair Laboratory within Mayo Clinic's Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her lab examines central nervous system repair after injury, such as traumatic spinal cord injury or a disease like multiple sclerosis (MS). A major area of innovation for the lab is improving nerve regeneration by identifying what helps or hinders that process. Cholesterol, the …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/science-saturday-explaining-cholesterol-research-and-regeneration/

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center joins national call to get HPV vaccinations back on track
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has joined 71 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in calling on the nation's health care providers, parents and young adults to help get HPV vaccinations back on track. HPV causes several types of cancers, and nearly everyone gets infected with HPV by age 50. "Mayo Clinic recommends …
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Dr. Prathibha Varkey named president of Mayo Clinic Health System
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., has been named president of Mayo Clinic Health System, effective August 16, 2021.Dr. Varkey will partner with Mary Jo Williamson, chief administrative officer, Mayo Clinic Health System, to lead the strategy and operations of the health system's 17 hospitals and nearly 50 community clinics across Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin."We're …
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Consumer Health: How some types of osteoporosis drugs can hurt your bones
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
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. Your bones are living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn't …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/consumer-health-how-some-types-of-osteoporosis-drugs-can-hurt-your-bones/

AI-enabled EKGs find difference between numerical age and biological age significantly affects health, longevity
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
ROCHESTER, Minn. — You might be older ? or younger ? than you think. A new study found that differences between a person's age in years and his or her biological age, as predicted by an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled EKG, can provide measurable insights into health and longevity. The AI model accurately predicted the age …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/ai-enabled-ekgs-find-difference-between-numerical-age-and-biological-age-significantly-affects-health-longevity/

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Top tips for reducing heart attack and stroke risk
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My sister just turned 50. She went in for a standard cardiac checkup and learned she has high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The doctor told her that since our mom also had these issues, she must drastically change her diet, increase her exercise, and take medications to lessen her risk for a …
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-top-tips-for-reducing-heart-attack-and-stroke-risk/

Consumer Health: Reducing your risk of breast cancer
newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org | 2021-05-25
Breast cancer will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S. Researchers have identified hormonal, lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of breast cancer. And an estimated 5% to 10% of breast cancers are …
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