2021-06-19: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

_____ (2021-06-19). US States Press Reopening Amid Mounting Dangers From COVID Variants. popularresistance.org The COVID-19 pandemic has killed more than 600,000 people in the United States, according to the semi-official tabulation by Johns Hopkins University. But while more people have been killed in the US by coronavirus than in any other country, American state governments are moving pell mell to drop all public health protection against the deadly virus, while the Biden administration points to a July 4 reopening of the entire country. | Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that all the state's restrictions on social distancing, indoor gatherings and mask-wearing will be lifted next Tuesday, ending 1…

WSWS (2021-06-19). As COVID-19 variant continues to spread, World Health Organization warns "we expect things to only get worse" wsws.org Surges of the Delta variant in countries around the word, including in Asia, Africa and Europe, have in some cases more than doubled the number of new confirmed coronavirus cases.

Editor2 (2021-06-19). Interview with Nicaraguan Sandinista: Pandemic Recovery, New Elections Follow Defeat of US Coup Attempt. orinocotribune.com Fight Back! interviewed Rosalía Bohórquez, a leader in the youth sector of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN). | Fight Back!: What organization are you a member of? | Rosalía Bohórquez: Sandinista Youth | Fight Back!: How has the experience with COVID-19 been in Nicaragua? | Bohórquez: Nicaragua took a preventive attitude since the very beginning of the global pandemic. Thanks to the public health system, a community model, we succeeded in an awareness campaign by going house to house, neighborhood by neighborhood all over the country. | Alongside this campaign, the government began a health mapping…

WSWS (2021-06-19). Global Wealth Report: Fortunes of Germany's super-rich soared during pandemic. wsws.org The COVID-19 pandemic has enormously increased social inequality throughout the world. This development finds extraordinary expression also in the rise of the superrich in Germany.

WSWS (2021-06-19). COVID-19 cases surge in Britain as government considers ending restrictions weeks earlier than announced. wsws.org Based on official government figures, the UK's 34 percent increase in cases is second only to Russia (40 percent) in Europe…

teleSUR (2021-06-19). Brazilians Protest Against Bolsonaro's COVID-19 Mismanagement. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Brazil's leftist political parties and social organizations called on Brazilians to protest against far-right President Jair Bolsonaro for his mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic. | RELATED: | The Brazil Popular and Fearless People Fronts, the Workers' Party (PT), trade unions and stu…

WSWS (2021-06-19). Fiji regime resists lockdown despite escalating COVID-19 crisis. wsws.org Amid record daily infections, former military coup leader and Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama is resisting calls for a 28-day lockdown, saying it would "destroy" the economy.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Surviving soaring summer temperatures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org When the weather is blistering hot, Dr. David Claypool, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says you need to listen to your body. "What starts out as heat cramps can quickly move to heat exhaustion and then heatstroke when the body loses the ability to regulate and cool itself down," says Dr. Claypool. He adds a reminder that people should begin the …

Karen Conner (2021-06-19). A Father's Day Guide to Paid Family Leave. cepr.net Nation of Change See article on original site As announced recently, President Biden has included paid family and medical leave in the American Families Plan. Additionally, Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) has introduced a similarly generous and inclusive paid family and medical leave bill. Both proposals raise the possibility that working fathers in any state will …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea, Austin to celebrate construction milestone on June 14. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org AUSTIN, Minn. — At a special event on Monday, June 14, Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea and Austin will celebrate a significant milestone in the construction that has spanned both campuses over the past several years. That's when these recently completed units will be unveiled to the community: Medical and Surgical inpatient care …

news.un (2021-06-19). Refugees disproportionately exposed to COVID impact: Guterres. news.un.org Everyone has a duty to help refugees rebuild their lives after a particularly difficult year for so many — that's the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Recent COVID-19 infection could affect recommended timing of your COVID-19 vaccination. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to include all people 12 and up. To date, about 33 million people in the U.S. have had COVID-19. Mayo Clinic recommends that everyone be vaccinated for COVID-19, even those who were previously infected with COVID-19. Health experts do …

Labor Video Project (2021-06-19). US Criminal Homicidal Covid Policy, Profiteering, Variants, Capitalism & Public Health. indybay.org People's Dr. Nayvin Gordon discusses the homicidal policies of Biden, Newsom and the capitalist politicians in the US and their attack on science…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-06-19). 4 British Airways Pilots DEAD Following COVID-19 Injections While Spain and Russia Prohibit "Vaccinated" From Air Travel. globalresearch.ca A man claiming to be a friend with a British Airways pilot has stated that 3 pilots have just died within the past week shortly after receiving COVID-19 injections, and his recording has gone viral on social media. | Here is …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). How clinical trials work: COVID-19 and beyond. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Clinical trials help researchers discover and apply critical advances in patient care. Clinical trials follow rigorous scientific processes that usually take many years to complete. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been able to see and experience clinical trials operating on fast-forward. And a lot of people are wondering, "How do clinical trials work?"In …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Rapid exclusion of COVID-19 infection using AI, EKG technology. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Artificial intelligence (AI) may offer a way to accurately determine that a person is not infected with COVID-19. An international retrospective study finds that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, creates subtle electrical changes in the heart. An AI-enhanced EKG can detect these changes and potentially be used as a …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). COVID-19 travel tips for people with weakened immune systems. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Experts say getting fully vaccinated is the most important step people can take to lower their risk of transmitting or getting infected with COVID-19. Even then, Dr. Stacey Rizza, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases specialist, suggests travelers wear a mask, avoid congregated areas when possible and maintain good hand hygiene. These measures are especially important …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic offers COVID-19 walk-in vaccine clinics in Minnesota. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE: 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 opportunities to do so at walk-in clinics this week. Anyone 12 and older …

Andrew Green (2021-06-19). [Obituary] Sindisiwe van Zyl. thelancet.com HIV clinician and radio presenter. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, on April 3, 1976, she died of COVID-19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, on April 10, 2021, aged 45 years.

Ann Danaiya Usher (2021-06-19). [World Report] A beautiful idea: how COVAX has fallen short. thelancet.com COVAX was meant to supply COVID-19 vaccines for all based on solidarity and equity. Instead, it relies on rich countries' willingness to share their doses. Ann Danaiya Usher reports.

Gabriela Cuevas Barron, Justin Koonin (2021-06-19). [Correspondence] A call to action on UHC commitments. thelancet.com Global health is at an extraordinary moment. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed all the inequities that prevent achieving health for all. At the same time, the pandemic has given countries the opportunity to rebuild health systems differently, and the determination to ensure that bridges are built across geographies and sectors in doing so. This task will only be successful if everyone—communities and civil society, governments, multilateral organisations, philanthropists, and the private sector—does their part.

The Lancet (2021-06-19). [Editorial] Protecting refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic. thelancet.com This World Refugee Day, June 20, coincides with 70 years of the 1951 Refugee Convention, a multilateral treaty that shaped the standards that provide the bedrock of international protection for refugees against discrimination and violation of their human rights. The COVID-19 pandemic has weighed heavily on the 26 ∑3 million refugees worldwide today. International guidelines and national programmes to curb transmission have not always considered the needs of refugees living in densely populated shelters without water and sanitation facilities.

thelancet (2021-06-19). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Boum Y, Bebell LM, Zoung-Kanyi Bisseck A-C. Africa needs local solutions to face the COVID-19 pandemic. Lancet 2021; 397: 1238—40—This Comment should have been published with the copyright line "Published by Elsevier Ltd". This correction has been made to the online version as of June 17, 2021.

teleSUR (2021-06-19). Over 200k Jamaicans Have Been Shot With Astrazeneca Vaccine. telesurenglish.net On Saturday, Health Ministry official Melody Ennis confirmed that over 220,000 Jamaicans have received at least one dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. | RELATED: | She noted that 51,908 people have completed the vaccination process, while 168,758 people have only received one dose. These figures account for 6.2 percent of the Caribbean island's population. | "Please be reminded that persons are not fully protected until after they…

WSWS (2021-06-19). Sri Lankan health unions shut down protests following rotten deal with government. wsws.org The agreement will do virtually nothing to address the crisis facing frontline health workers during the pandemic, instead serving to suppress their recent wave of strikes and protests.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Forty years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from AIDS and 38 million people are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "The last 40 years of …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic researchers study new class of drugs to treat multiple myeloma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX –?Mayo Clinic researchers are studying a new class of immunotherapy drugs called "bispecific antibodies" that have demonstrated potent tumor-killing activity in multiple myeloma. A paper highlighting this work was published in Blood Cancer Discovery. "CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy) cell therapy, which uses a patient's own modified immune cells to kill cancerous tumors, …

Martha Grevatt (2021-06-19). Crush anti-trans legislation in Ohio! workers.org Ohio is one of over 30 states where bigoted legislators have introduced bills that attack trans youth. Ohio House Bill 61 and Senate Bill 132 would bar trans-youth athletes from playing on the teams of their gender identity and would deny access to health care for trans youth who are . . . |

Marjorie Cohn (2021-06-19). Affordable Care Act Survives Right-Wing Attack in Supreme Court. zcomm.org In a long-awaited decision, the Supreme Court rejected a right-wing challenge to the Affordable Care Act in California v. Texas, preserving health insurance for 21 million people…

Julia Conley (2021-06-19). GOP state laws attacking trans kids' rights are 'unconstitutional': DOJ. nationofchange.org "These filings from the Department of Justice confirm what we have been telling legislatures all year: Banning trans youth from sports and denying trans youth health care violates the Constitution and federal law."

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Viral skin bumps that are a common occurrence in childhood. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 7-year-old son developed a small pink bump on his arm recently. Soon we started noticing more on his back and under his arms. His pediatrician said they were called "molluscum," and we didn't have to do anything about them. But I am worried about them spreading to his little sister. What are …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Mayo Clinic experts discuss new Alzheimer's treatment option. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Last week, the Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab to treat Alzheimer's disease, which is a progressive brain disorder that is the most common cause of dementia. Aducanumab targets amyloid plaques in the brain that are believed to be an essential component of Alzheimer's disease. But what does the approval of a new Alzheimer's drug …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Why discussing racism with children matters. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Children are always watching and learning behaviors from those around them, and parents are usually a child's first role model. But when it comes to discussing racism with children, parents and caregivers may wonder how to begin the conversation about race and bias, and what is age-appropriate to discuss with their children. The American Academy …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic again ranked among 'Best Children's Hospitals' by U.S. News & World Report. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Children's Center again ranked as a top-performing children's hospital on U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota and the five state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. "Mayo Clinic Children's Center …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Consumer Health: Breast cancer in men. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Breast cancer may be thought of as a disease that affects only women. It's the second most common cancer diagnosed in women in the U.S., and it will affect 1 in 8 women, according to the American Cancer Society. Much of the messaging around breast cancer research focuses on the disease in women. However, breast cancer …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic Q and A: The connection between skin care and transplant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: About a year ago, I had a heart transplant and I've been doing well since. At a recent follow-up visit, my transplant doctor recommended a skin check with a dermatologist. What's the connection? ANSWER: It's always a good idea to be evaluated by a dermatologist for a baseline skin check, regardless of your past …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Consumer Health: Treating cluster headaches. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most painful types of headache: the cluster headache. Cluster headaches occur in cyclical patterns or cluster periods that can last from weeks to months. During a cluster period, headaches usually occur daily, sometimes several times …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-19). Mayo Clinic patients with a Patient Online Services account can now access Health Records on iPhone. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic patients who have a Patient Online Services account now can use Health Records on iPhone, which allows users to easily view their health data from multiple health care providers in one place. Patient Online Services is Mayo Clinic's patient portal. Health Records allows iPhone users to gather their health records …

Kiyoshi Shikino, Rurika Sato, Nao Hanazawa, Masatomi Ikusaka (2021-06-19). [Clinical Picture] Chronic clicking tinnitus due to palatal tremor: essential or secondary? thelancet.com A 51-year-old woman presented to our department with a 5-year history of a loud clicking sound in her left ear. The patient said that the clicking was persistent and distressing; it disappeared during eating and talking, and she could suppress it at will for a few minutes.

Emilie Koum Besson (2021-06-19). [Perspectives] Confronting whiteness and decolonising global health institutions. thelancet.com Centuries ago, Voltaire satirised the glorification of white men's benevolence in his novel of 1759 Candide. The reader follows Candide's erratic adventures, observing his self-defined good intentions and denial of his own complicity in the atrocities he sees. The text describes the naive optimism of those not directly affected by structural violence but complicit in the creation of the social structures and institutions that enable it. Candide contains a powerful warning. As Carlos Wallace has argued: "Ignorance is a progressive thinker's enemy; acceptance, awareness, accountability and action are the tools of t…

Miranda Wolpert (2021-06-19). [Perspectives] Making a noise about noise. thelancet.com Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment is a call to take the problem of unwarranted variation in decision making much more seriously. Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony, and Cass Sunstein contend that although many people are concerned with bias, we remain largely unconcerned by noise. Bias is defined as systematic deviation, noise as random scatter. The aim of the book is to bring noise out of the shadows.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-06-18). Science Saturday: Mayo researchers study the genetic basis of high cholesterol in adults. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In a new study published in NPJ Genomic Medicine, Mayo Clinic researchers found that genetic testing may help identify patients with high cholesterol, or hypercholesterolemia. It also may have implications for the clinical management of patients diagnosed with high cholesterol due to a genetic disorder, or familial hypercholesterolemia. "In our study, we found more than 50% of the …

WSWS repost (2021-06-18). Why is the World Socialist Web Site still blacklisted on the Reddit forums? indybay.org The World Socialist Web Site calls upon Reddit members to demand that the moderators of r/coronavirus and r/politics halt the McCarthyite blacklisting of content links.

Zahra Mirzafarjouyan (2021-06-18). Over 10,000 new coronavirus cases detected in Iran. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) — More than 10,000 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry's spokeswoman said.

teleSUR (2021-06-18). Player Martins Fined for Talking About COVID-19 in Copa America. telesurenglish.net The South American Soccer Confederation (CONMEBOL) fined Bolivian athlete Marcelo Martins US$20,000 and a one-match suspension for allegedly blaming organizers for COVID-19 contagions at the Copa America being played in Brazil. | RELATED: | CONMEBOL Disciplinary Commission warned that sanctions could increase if Martins continues to violate the confederation's code. It also opened a file against the player for alleged…

Jim McIlroy (2021-06-18). Medicare changes will mean higher patient costs. greenleft.org.au The federal government plans to reduce the number of health services it is prepared to subsidise with Medicare rebates. Jim McIlroy reports.

WSWS (2021-06-18). Child malnutrition and hunger skyrocket in Haiti as COVID-19 infections spike. wsws.org Haiti has seen an alarming acceleration of infections and deaths, with its dilapidated medical infrastructure completely unequipped to handle a significant outbreak.

_____ (2021-06-18). The Farmers' Revolt In India. popularresistance.org India is gripped by the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The daily confirmed cases crossed 400,000 in May as the health system convulsed, hospital beds filled up, and medical oxygen canisters emptied. The spike in the death rate has created queues at crematoriums. While the spotlight is on Delhi and other urban centres, silent deaths are spreading in rural north India. People are dying of 'fever' and 'breathlessness', the common-sense terms used to describe COVID-19 symptoms. Since many have not been tested for the disease, their deaths are not part of the official numbers. | In September 2020, India's gover…

WSWS (2021-06-18). Nurses in Everett, Washington authorize strike for better pay, benefits and more staff. wsws.org Hospital administration is attempting to cut pay as well as health and leave benefits at the two Providence Medical Center facilities.

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