2021-06-05: News Headlines

Bruce Campbell, Art Sedrakyan (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] Patient involvement in regulation: an unvalued imperative. thelancet.com There is now an imperative for medical regulators to involve patients and the public across the range of their work, in the same way as it has become accepted practice to involve patients in decisions about their medical care, as part of mainstream existentialist philosophy.1 However, patient involvement remains largely unvalued for its influence on decision making about approval of medicines and medical devices, or their withdrawal from use because of safety signals. Regulatory agencies worldwide are grappling with the range and complexity of ways in which patients and the public might be involved in regulation,…

Richard Lane (2021-06-05). [Perspectives] Mary Gospodarowicz: focused on oncology's unfinished agenda. thelancet.com Marie Curie once said: "One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done", and these words have been at the heart of Mary Gospodarowicz's approach to her career in oncology during the past four decades. Gospodarowicz is Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, and the University of Toronto, Canada. Most of her career has been based at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, including her role as its medical director from 2005 until 2020.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine graduates ease physician shortage in world affected by COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ninety-eight students took part in commencement events on Friday, May 21, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine ? Arizona Campus and Sunday, May 23, at Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This is the first multistate commencement for Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and the first commencement for the inaugural class of students …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Science Saturday: How regenerative medicine is advancing ALS research. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is?ALS Awareness Month, a time to reflect on the role of regenerative medicine research in advancing understanding and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis?(ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease. This neurodegenerative disorder causes nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to die, blocking signals to the muscles. That results in paralysis that robs a person …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Infographic: Overhead and throwing athlete. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about sports medicine.?Other health tip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com?

WSWS (2021-06-05). East Timor's coronavirus pandemic worsens. wsws.org Lockdown restrictions have been undermined by a series of government decisions aimed at bolstering its political position and promoting business activity.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Unify the working class across the Indian subcontinent to fight the COVID-19 pandemic! wsws.org Only an international, scientific health strategy can defeat this highly contagious virus, which ignores borders and passports and infects people of all nationalities.

WSWS (2021-06-05). French scientist tries to silence whistle-blower over discredited COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine claims. wsws.org Dr. Didier Raoult has threatened legal action against the whistle-blower who challenged his claim that the anti-malarial drug was effective in treating COVID-19.

WSWS (2021-06-05). US COVID-19 vaccination campaign drastically slowing. wsws.org As the rate of inoculation slows, state after state is attempting to employ gimmicks to entice the unvaccinated to receive the jabs.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Dutch caretaker government accelerates lifting of social-distancing measures. wsws.org Even as UK schools record a rise in COVID-19 infections due to reopening policies, Mark Rutte's Dutch government is pushing to end all social-distancing measures.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Australia records cases of highly-infectious Delta variant as government demands end to lockdowns. wsws.org The state and federal governments have agreed to a narrow definition of COVID-19 outbreaks aimed at outlawing future lockdowns, even when the virus is circulating widely in the community.

WSWS (2021-06-05). The "Wuhan lab" lie and the political witch hunt against science. wsws.org Over the past week, the US media and the Biden administration have sought to legitimize the conspiracy theory that the world's leading scientists were engaged in a cover-up of the "Wuhan lab" origins of COVID-19.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-06-05). [World Report] ACT Accelerator strains donors' aid budgets. thelancet.com The continued shortfall in funding for the international COVID-19 response raises the question of whether alternative forms of financing should be explored. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Arun Kumar, Valentina Bernasconi, Mark Manak, Ana Paula de Almeida Aranha, Paul A Kristiansen (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] The CEPI centralised laboratory network: supporting COVID-19 vaccine development. thelancet.com With a wide range of COVID-19 vaccine development platforms and extensive variability between laboratory assays, comparison of results for vaccine trials can be challenging.1 The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) has established a global network of laboratories to centralise testing and enable comparison of immunological responses generated by COVID-19 vaccines. The CEPI centralised laboratory network aims to enable key immunogenicity and efficacy endpoint evaluation, support COVID-19 vaccine developers in the pathway towards licensure, and help the identification of immune correlates of prot…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Overcoming pandemic procrastination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Have you noticed that you put things off more during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. This article is written by Yaser Dorri, Ph.D., is a psychologist Psychiatry and Psychology in Austin, Minnesota. ______________________________________________ When COVID-19 emerged, people did not have time to adjust to the new lifestyle and process it. As a result of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Brushing off the 'social rust' as COVID-19 restrictions ease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As society emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, many are feeling excited yet anxious and awkward about returning to normal life and interacting with others. What used to come so naturally doesn't feel so natural anymore. This article is written by Olivia Bogucki, Ph.D., is a clinical health psychology fellow in Primary Care at Mayo Clinic …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Patients now permitted two visitors at Mayo Clinic Health System locations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ALBERT LEA and AUSTIN, Minn. ? Patients are now permitted to have two visitors in inpatient and outpatient settings at Mayo Clinic Health System sites at all southeast Minnesota locations. The change is being made in response to consistently lowered COVID-19 positivity rates in the region and is subject to change should the situation change. …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Dissecting COVID-19 research and putting data in perspective. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The number of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. continues to decline. However, cases of COVID-19 are increasing in younger populations. "It's becoming a childhood disease," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Children have composed over 16,000 hospitalizations for COVID-19 and about 300 have died." …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Mayo Clinic updates masking, in-person meeting guidance. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released guidance on May 13 stating that people who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 do not need to socially distance or wear a mask indoors in most settings. This updated guidance excluded certain environments, including health care facilities. Mayo Clinic has reviewed its guidance for masking, distancing and …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). 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. Available COVID-19 …

Danica Jorden (2021-06-05). Actor's Death Links Homophobia, Sexism and Covid Denial in Brazil. zcomm.org Paulo Gustavo was remembered in mass protests in 24 states and the capital district on May 29 against the Bolsonaro government's inaction in the face of Covid…

Nina Burleigh (2021-06-05). Swept into a Covid Hell of Profits. zcomm.org The Great Forgetting, Part 2…

WorkWeek (2021-06-05). Pacifica CRD & WorkWeek Covering Picketing & Block of Israeli Chartered Ship Volan At. indybay.org WorkWeek & Pacifica's Covid, Race & Democracy will be covering the picket of the Zim Ship Volan at the Port of Oakland…

WSWS (2021-06-05). Delta variant of COVID-19 dominant in UK, spreading rapidly with millions still unvaccinated. wsws.org The government has gone into overdrive to portray the virus as under control, claiming that its vaccine rollout means everything must still be allowed to return to normal.

Megan Redshaw (2021-06-05). More than 5,000 Covid Vaccine Deaths in America, 25,359 "Serious Injuries" and Almost 300,000 Reported "Adverse Events" globalresearch.ca This week's number of reported deaths among all age groups following COVID vaccines passed the 5,000 mark, up 759 from last week, according to data released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The data comes directly …

Staff (2021-06-05). California Is Still Averaging About 34 New COVID Outbreaks in Workplaces Per Day. truthout.org This article was originally published at Foster Farms was fined $181,500 on May 24, 2021 by the California Division of Occupational Health and Safety (Cal/OSHA) for failing to protect workers from Covid-19 at its Livingston poultry plant and distribution center near Fresno, and for failing to report all infections. At least eight Foster Farms workers die…

Badri Raina (2021-06-05). Ramdev Baba: Icon of 'New India'. zcomm.org Does the Baba use a mask? No. Has he taken a vaccine shot? No. Has the virus made any difference to his well-being? A resounding no. What more is needed to disprove the hollow claims of allopathy?>

WSWS (2021-06-05). Pandemic provokes wave of bus workers strikes across Brazil. wsws.org Over the past year, bus workers have carried out 238 strikes, protests and demonstrations, disrupting 88 transportation systems across Brazil.

WSWS (2021-06-05). Australia's billionaires boost wealth at workers' expense during pandemic. wsws.org The combined fortunes of Australia's richest 200 people increased by a staggering $55.6 billion in less than 12 months.

No Nukes Action (2021-06-05). Friday 6/11: STOP Criminal Insanity Of Holding Tokyo Olympics In Middle Of Pandemic-Lives Over Profit. indybay.org San Francisco Japanese Consulate | 275 Battery St./California St. | San Francisco…

John Feffer (2021-06-05). Even With Light at End of Pandemic Tunnel, We Mustn't Be Complacent. zcomm.org Interview on how a unified pandemic response could repair and restore social movements and compacts in helping to reshape the national and global economy…

_____ (2021-06-05). Roman Protasevich, Casualty Of The Ryanair Incident In Belarus, Is Spilling The Beans. popularresistance.org 'Western' media, as well as other regime change activist claim that Protasevich must have been tortured to say what he says. However, aside from light handcuff marks at his wrists there is no evidence of that. Protasevich had previously been wounded when he fought in the fascist Ukrainian Azov battalion against the Donbas secessionists. He is a tough guy who will not be impressed by handcuffs which, by the way, police everywhere use for good reasons.

John Zarocostas (2021-06-05). [World Report] Aid agencies escalate Gaza relief effort. thelancet.com After an 11-day conflict, the world now focuses on humanitarian emergency needs and accountability. John Zarocostas reports.

John Zarocostas (2021-06-05). [World Report] Aid agencies escalate Gaza relief effort. thelancet.com After an 11-day conflict, the world now focuses on humanitarian emergency needs and accountability. John Zarocostas reports.

Margaret McCartney (2021-06-05). [Perspectives] A sudden glittering. thelancet.com I got to know Andrew O'Hagan's writing through the London Review of Books. He is a writer who often starts from a position of a proper kind of disinterest, able to disconcert us and make us reassess our presumed certainties. In his short novel Mayflies, O'Hagan tells us about friendship, music, cancer, and euthanasia.

Jane Speight, Norbert Hermanns, Dominic Ehrmann, PsychoSocial Aspects of Diabetes Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] Data on diabetes-specific distress are needed to improve the quality of diabetes care. thelancet.com We commend the Lancet Commission on diabetes1 but the section on comorbidities and mental health is limited to psychiatric comorbidities. Mental wellbeing is not simply the absence of mental disorders.2 Diabetes-specific distress is the negative emotional impact of living with and managing diabetes, a sign of coping difficulties. Diabetes-specific distress is very common, affecting around a third of people with diabetes.3 We suggest that ignoring diabetes-specific distress contributes to the suboptimal outcomes highlighted by the Commission.

Charidimos Tsagkas, Silke Schà§fer, Annette Baumgartner, Jannis Màºller, Tim Sinnecker, Matthias Mehling, Jan Gerrit van der Stouwe, Susan Felder, Anneza Panagiotou, Eliska Potlukova, Bettina Winzeler, Marleen Carina Scholz, Katharina Timper, Kristine Blackham, Christian H Nickel, Mirjam Christ-Crain, Roland Bingisser, Philippe Lyrer, Ludwig Kappos, àñzgàºr Yaldizli (2021-06-05). [Clinical Picture] Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion and hypothalamic hypocortisolism in neuromyelitis optica. thelancet.com A 35-year-old woman presented to our emergency room with a 3-day history of dizziness, nausea, and fatigue. The patient said she had been diagnosed with a brain tumour 2 years earlier; at that time, she reported having diplopia as well as dizziness and fatigue. A stereotactic tumour biopsy was considered, but not done because she made a full recovery with high-dose steroid treatment.

Juliana C N Chan, Lee-Ling Lim, Jonathan E Shaw, Carlos A Aguilar-Salinas, Edward W Gregg, Lancet Commission on diabetes (2021-06-05). [Correspondence] Data on diabetes-specific distress are needed to improve the quality of diabetes care — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We fully agree with Jane Speight and colleagues' emphasis on the need to assess and manage diabetes-specific distress. In our Commission,1 we addressed, in no fewer than ten places, the possible causative and amplifying effects of psychosocial stress on diabetes self-management and disease control, and highlighted many of the contributing factors, such as rapid rural—urban migration, living conditions, social disparity, economics, work, family, and interpersonal relationships.Acknowledging the importance of diabetes-specific distress arising from worries about the condition's nature and quality of care, the…

Julia K Gundersen, Ela Chakkarapani, Sally Jary, David A Menassa, Emma Scull-Brown, Adam Frymoyer, Lars Wallà∏e, Marianne Thoresen (2021-06-05). Morphine and fentanyl exposure during therapeutic hypothermia does not impair neurodevelopment. thelancet.com Higher cumulative opioid doses in TH-treated infants with HIE was not associated with worse Bayley-3 scores at 18—24 months of age.

Andrew Green (2021-06-05). [Obituary] Mary Jeanne Kreek. thelancet.com Physician and pioneer of pharmacological treatment for opioid dependence. Born on Feb 9, 1937, in Washington, DC, USA, she died on March 27, 2021, in New York, NY, USA, aged 84 years.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Speech therapy often can help those whose speech is affected by stroke. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother had a stroke six months ago. Her mobility has returned to near normal, but she still has some difficulty communicating. She can read and understand others when they speak, but she often struggles to find the words she wants to say. While frustrated, she refuses to try speech therapy, saying it …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Consumer Health: Men's health threats and strategies for healthier living. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Do you know the greatest threats to men's health? Do you know what you can do to lower your risks and lead a longer, healthier life? June is Men's Health Month, which makes this a good time to explore these topics. Three of the top causes of death among men in the U.S. are heart …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Infographic: Cardiac ablation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Learn more about cardiac ablation.More healthtip infographics: mayohealthhighlights.startribune.com

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Consumer Health: Summer eating with celiac disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With summer nearly here, thoughts turn to summer eating, including potlucks, picnics at the beach and celebrations. In addition to concerns about food safety and keeping sand out of the fruit salad, people with celiac disease need to be careful of gluten along the way. If someone with celiac disease will be at your summer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Consumer Health: Antidepressants and tinnitus. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Tinnitus is the perception of noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 15% to 20% of people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Tinnitus also can be caused by a number …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Consumer Health: Understanding atypical depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about dealing with atypical depression. Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. For some …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Detecting and treating thoracic aortic aneurysms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a weakened area in the major blood vessel that feeds blood to the body. When the aorta is weak, blood pushing against the vessel wall can cause it to bulge like a balloon. This is called an aneurysm. Depending on the cause, size and growth rate, your thoracic aortic aneurysm …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Mayo Clinic study provides clarity on use of anticoagulants in gastrointestinal cancers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A study by Mayo Clinic researchers provides some clarity in the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC), such as apixaban and rivaroxaban, to treat acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with gastrointestinal cancers. The findings were published Wednesday, June 2, in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Among the study's findings: Rivaroxaban showed no higher risk …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Consumer Health: Understanding the link between depression and pain. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It affects how you feel, think and behave, and it can lead to emotional and physical problems. Depression and pain are closely related. Depression can cause pain, and pain can cause depression. Sometimes pain and depression create a vicious cycle …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-05). Consumer Health: Treating 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 …

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