Daily Archives: July 27, 2021

2021-07-27: News Headlines

Rubin R. (2021-07-27). Internet Access as a Social Determinant of Health. jamanetwork.com Using data from its social determinants of health database, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently created an online visualization tool providing county-level information about people's internet access.

Rubin R. (2021-07-27). Higher Medicare Payments for In-home COVID-19 Vaccinations. jamanetwork.com The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently increased payments for at-home COVID-19 vaccinations for Medicare beneficiaries.

Rubin R. (2021-07-27). Ending Structural Racism in Federally Funded Research. jamanetwork.com National Institutes of Health (NIH) leaders, scientists, administrators, and staff, including Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, recently published a framework to end structural racism in biomedical research.

Slomski A. (2021-07-27). MDMA-assisted Therapy Highly Effective for PTSD. jamanetwork.com Supportive therapy together with 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)—also known as the recreational drug ecstasy—significantly reduced severe posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a phase 3 multisite clinical trial. MDMA-assisted therapy has the "potential to dramatically transform treatment for PTSD," the researchers wrote in Nature Medicine.

Bhatt AS, Solomon SD, Vaduganathan M. (2021-07-27). Prioritizing Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiometabolic Medicine. jamanetwork.com Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction serves as a prototypical example in which advances in scientific discovery have not been fully realized in clinical practice. In recent years, stepwise progress in discovery science has afforded the availability of several disease-modifying therapies. Complete uptake of contemporary multidrug regimens is estimated to provide significant improvements in longevity and event-free survival. However, deep, pervasive gaps have remained in the optimal adoption of these therapies. Similar implementation gaps exist across other prevalent cardiometabolic conditions, including di…

Slomski A. (2021-07-27). Tai Chi Reduces Waist Size Among Older Adults. jamanetwork.com Tai chi was as effective as conventional exercise for reducing central obesity in middle-aged and older adults, according to a trial published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The authors recommended incorporating the gentle mind-body exercise into physical activity guidelines for older people.

WSWS (2021-07-27). Fall in UK daily COVID cases used to reinforce government propaganda that everyone can "live with the virus" wsws.org These figures do not include the impact of the full opening up of the economy on July 19 and there is nothing to suggest that infections will not once again rise inexorably.

Laura Dyrda (2021-07-27). Florida COVID-19 Fatalities Data Included Man who Died in Motorcycle Accident. globalresearch.ca

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-07-27). Signs of COVID Injection Failure Mount. globalresearch.ca

Sam Pizzigati (2021-07-27). The Olympic Event We Need: a Race To See Where People Live the Longest. counterpunch.org In pandemics, people die. They die in incredibly frightful numbers. That may be why so few media commentators greeted this week's biggest news story — the release of the latest stats on U.S. life expectancy — with anything much more than a shrug. The new stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showthat

WSWS (2021-07-27). UK NHS workers cannot rely on unions to fight for pay rise. wsws.org The trade unions are making noises of protest over the government's pay offer but there is no chance of a genuine fight for a substantial wage increase by any health union.

Michael Snyder (2021-07-27). Health Freedom Is the Hottest Political Issue on the Entire Globe, and Our World Will Never be the Same after this. globalresearch.ca

Ensrud KE, Schousboe JT. (2021-07-27). Anabolic Therapy for Osteoporosis. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Insights reviews the use of anabolic medications to reduce the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures, including teriparatide, abaloparatide, and romosozumab.

oneworld.press (2021-07-27). Russia Vows To Foil Western Meddling In Its Upcoming Elections. oneworld.press Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov vowed that his country will foil Western meddling in its upcoming elections, which he expects will be attempted through a variety of means including politicized foreign observers as well as the propagation of false narratives concerning Russia's foreign and domestic policies which aim to negatively influence voters' perceptions of the ruling authorities.

Dean Baker (2021-07-27). Patent Monopolies, Corruption, and the New Alzheimer's Drug. counterpunch.org It seems that no one in policy circles believes that people respond to incentives. How else can we explain this lengthy piece in the New York Times on the process by which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Aduhelm, a drug for treating Alzheimer's disease. The piece details how the clinical trials designed to

Halbmeijer NM, Onland W, Cools F, et al. (2021-07-27). Effect of Systemic Hydrocortisone Started After Birth in Ventilated Preterm Infants on Mortality and Neurodevelopment. jamanetwork.com This follow-up to the STOP-BPD randomized clinical trial, which investigated the efficacy and safety of systemic hydrocortisone treatment initiated 7 to 14 days after birth in ventilator-dependent, very preterm infants in the Netherlands and Belgium at 36 weeks' postmenstrual age, examines the prespecified composite of death and neurodevelopmental impairment among these infants at 2 years' corrected age.

Shao L, Wu X, Huang W. (2021-07-27). Effect of Ventral vs Dorsal Spinal Surgery in Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy. jamanetwork.com To the Editor The recently published CSM-S trial demonstrated that both ventral and dorsal surgical approaches performed equally well in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy. We have several comments about this study. First, while Dr Ghogawala and colleagues have used randomized clinical trials comparing the ventral and dorsal approaches, they refined the eligibility criteria to a patient population suitable for either surgical approach. The careful selection of patients provided clinical equipoise but also reduces the generalizability of their findings. For patients who met the study inclusion criteria,…

Melvin Goodman (2021-07-27). The Continuing Horror of CIA's Torture and Abuse. counterpunch.org Nearly two decades ago, the Central Intelligence Agency began its sadistic program of torture and abuse, and the Department of Defense created a prison at Guantanamo to evade U.S. law. We are still learning about the horrors of the Global War on Terror. On July 16, military prosecutors finally asked to erase information obtained through

Ghogawala Z, Barker FG, II, Benzel EC. (2021-07-27). Effect of Ventral vs Dorsal Spinal Surgery in Patients With Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy—Reply. jamanetwork.com In Reply We agree with Dr Inose and colleagues that fusion is not always necessary after a dorsal decompression for cervical myelopathy. To clarify, in our study, we excluded patients with C2 to C7 kyphosis greater than 5 ∞ measured using a standing cervical radiograph with the patient in extension. We did not report the length of operative time or estimated blood loss during these surgeries, but we plan to include these data in a future study focusing on differences in cost between the ventral and dorsal cervical spinal operations. A study site coordinator (blinded to patient randomized group) evaluated ea…

Baman JR, Sekhon S, Maganti K. (2021-07-27). Patient Information: Cardiac Rehabilitation. jamanetwork.com This JAMA Patient Page describes the goals of cardiac rehabilitation, its 3 phases, and which patients benefit from it.

DeVore AD, Granger BB, Fonarow GC, et al. (2021-07-27). Effect of a Quality Improvement Intervention on Outcomes and Care Quality for Patients With HFrEF. jamanetwork.com This cluster randomized trial evaluates the effect of a hospital and postdischarge quality improvement intervention vs usual care on time to heart failure rehospitalization or death, and quality of care, among patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction in the US.

Staff (2021-07-27). "Tired of Waiting": Cuban Americans Say Biden Broke Promise to Lift Cuba Sanctions & Thaw Relations. democracynow.org After rare anti-government protests in Cuba, Cuban Americans are speaking out to demand the U.S. government end its blockade of the island. But President Joe Biden has responded with new sanctions. We speak with Cuban American Carlos Lazo, who just led a march from Miami to the White House with Puentes de Amor, or Bridges of Love, and says President Biden promised during the 2020 presidential campaign to undo Trump sanctions and return to a more constructive relationship with Cuba. "After seven months, he did nothing," says Lazo. "We get tired of waiting." We also speak with Latin American affairs scholar William…

Leon Kunstenaar (2021-07-27). SF March to Pass Medicare For All Now. indybay.org Protesters vow to take issue to UN as human rights complaint if M4A is not passed…

news.un (2021-07-27). Myanmar: Rights expert calls for 'COVID ceasefire', urges UN action. news.un.org The UN independent expert on the human rights situation in Myanmar on Tuesday called for a "COVID ceasefire" for the country, as infections and deaths soar even as the military junta escalates attacks against healthcare workers.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Telemedicine before and after orthopedic surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org In health care, one of the biggest changes during the COVID-19 pandemic was the expansion of telemedicine. Virtual visits have been used in many specialties, including orthopedics and orthopedic surgery. While the use telemedicine escalated out of necessity during the pandemic, Dr. Shawn O'Driscoll, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, believes its use will continue to be used going forward. "I think that the advantages to patients are really going to be the driving forces behind…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: ACL tears — when surgery is the answer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ACL tears can sideline an athlete or crush an Olympic dream. It's a common knee injury affecting nearly twice as many women than men. Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, says 150,000‚Äí200,000 ACL injuries occur each year in the U.S., and that number is growing as more children become involved in competitive sports year-round. The good news is that surgery can help get some athletes get back in the game. Watch: The Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Beyond stem cells, regenerative medicine finds exosomes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Exosomes, a new tool in regenerative research, have implications for cardiac and tendon regeneration, wound healing, and incontinence, as well as many other applications. _______________________________ In the 60 or so years since stem cells were first defined, they've become heralds of a new type of medicine, one that promises to harness the body's healing properties. Stem cells are a sort of cellular blank slate and can be engineered to form any cell in the body….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: The right way to get your body flexible. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Muscle flexibility is important for your body. But according to sports medicine experts at Mayo Clinic, the old way of stretching before you exercise isn't the right approach. Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/ZiuoldvSc2U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (0: 58) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Having flexible muscles and mobile joints can help reduce…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Hesitant about COVID-19 vaccine development? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Some people may be hesitant to be vaccinated for COVID-19 because they think COVID-19 vaccines were developed too quickly. But today's successes are the result of many years of coronavirus research. "To say that these messenger RNA vaccines were only developed in the past year would be erroneous," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "I know some people are hesitant and they might be fearful over some of the headlines they…

Laura Donnelly (2021-07-27). It Took a Data Leak to Reveal Huge Portion of UK "COVID Hospitalizations" Are Admitted for Something Else. anti-empire.com More than half of The figures suggest vast numbers are being classed as Experts said i…

Global Research News (2021-07-27). Selected Articles: The "Killer Vaccine" Worldwide. 7.9 Billion People. globalresearch.ca By Let us be under no illusions, it's not only "experimental", it's a Big Pharma "killer vaccine" which modifies the human genome. The evidence of mortality …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Unvaccinated people at highest risk of being infected by delta variant. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A highly transmittable form of COVID-19 known as the delta variant is spreading globally. Now a subvariant known as delta-plus has been identified. "Delta-plus just means that there's been an additional mutation in the delta variant," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. "We have not really seen that take off yet. And that's probably because it's being outcompeted by the delta variant. If you look at the original virus and…

Strike Debt Bay Area (2021-07-27). Saturday 8/21: Strike Debt Bay Area Book Group: Degrowth. indybay.org Depending on the Covid situation, we may meet online or at the OMNI Commons (4799 Shattuck, Oakland, CA). Please email strike.debt.bay.area@gmail.com a few days before the event so we can let you know what's what.

Patrick Cockburn (2021-07-27). Boris Johnson is a Comic Operate Prime Minister, Whose Antics Have Killed Tens of Thousands. counterpunch.org Boris Johnson turns out to have privately yearned to adopt the same approach as Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro who publicly favoured allowing Covid-19 to rip through his nation. "Stop all this fussing and whining," Bolsonaro told Brazilians, some 543,000 of whom have died in the epidemic. "How long are you going to go on crying?"

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Tips to stay healthy while working from home. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to readjust in many ways, including some companies shifting to remote work. Working from a home office has its benefits, but it also comes with quite a few challenges. Virtual offices mean added screen time which can lead to eye strain, ear problems and too much time sitting in one place. Living and working in the same space also can lead to challenges with setting boundaries and having an…

_____ (2021-07-27). 3 Million People Have Died of Covid Since Rich Nations Began Obstructing Vaccine Patent Waiver. commondreams.org

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Strong immune response underlies acute kidney injury related to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic researchers have found that acute kidney injury associated with COVID-19 resembles sepsis-caused kidney injury, and the immune response triggered by the infection plays a pivotal role. The findings, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction — a loss of function in cellular energy production — is commonly found in kidney injury related to COVID-19. More than one-third of hospitalized COVID-19 patients report acute kidney injury, and sudden…

Jordan Schachtel (2021-07-27). Politics over Science: Biden Admin Signals Intent to Force FDA Approval of COVID Vaccines. globalresearch.ca

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Keeping translational science on the fast track to curb COVID-19 pneumonia. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org At the beginning of the pandemic, experimental therapies were the only options available to help patients. Turning them into standard care required clinical and translational research. Experts in the Mayo Clinic Center for Clinical and Translational Science helped make that happen. ____________________________________ "I think we've accomplished in this year what normally would take seven years," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo Clinic cancer researcher. Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D., director of Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo research provides insights into high-risk younger demographics for severe COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Using data from 9,859 COVID-19 infections, Mayo Clinic researchers have new insights into risk factors for younger populations, some of which differ significantly from their older counterparts. People younger than 45 had a greater than threefold increased risk of severe infection if they had cancer or heart disease, or blood, neurologic or endocrine disorders, the research found. These associations were weaker in older age groups. The study was published in Mayo Clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Monoclonal antibodies help COVID-19 patients avoid hospitalization. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In a large observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that two monoclonal antibodies administered separately helped prevent hospitalization in high-risk patients who became infected with COVID-19. The study also showed more hospitalizations were observed among patients with more comorbidities. The findings appear in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. "The real-world data reported in this study confirm what has been seen in clinical trials involving a placebo," says Raymund Razonable, M.D., a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Respiratory illnesses on the rise with symptoms similar to COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A respiratory infection prevalent mostly in the winter has been increasing in parts of the U.S."Particularly in the South part of the U.S., we have seen an increase in what's called RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus. It's a virus that causes a cold much like influenza causes a cold, though it can be severe in very young children and elderly adults," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at Mayo Clinic. Watch: …

Staff (2021-07-27). Headlines for July 27, 2021. democracynow.org California & New York City to Require Workers to Get Vaccine or Weekly Tests, CDC: Florida Accounts for One in Five of All U.S. COVID Cases, Study: Lifting of Eviction Moratoriums Resulted in Over 10,000 COVID Deaths, Tokyo Reports Record Number of COVID Cases as It Hosts Olympics, Protesters Denounce "Coup" as Tunisian President Expands Power Grab, U.S. Troops to Remain in Iraq, But Biden Says "Combat Mission" Is Ending, 57 Feared Dead as Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Libya, Human Rights Watch Accuses Israel of War Crimes in Gaza Assault, Lebanese Billionaire Tapped to Be Next Prime Minister, U.S. Sends Over 2 Doze…

repost (2021-07-27). David Moore to run as the SEP candidate in the California gubernatorial recall election. indybay.org The SEP is running in the California elections to provide an independent working-class voice demanding the eradication of the pandemic by placing lives over private profit.

Bay Area Freedom Socialist Party (2021-07-27). Sunday 8/8: Make Rebellion the New Normal! Fighting for Working People's Needs Post Pandemic. indybay.org New Valencia Hall – 747 Polk Street (at Ellis, near Civic Center, BART/Muni and on #19, 31,47, & 49 Muni bus lines), wheelchair accessible.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Study may improve understanding of how disability develops in MS patients versus those with related diseases. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Did you know multiple sclerosis (MS) means multiple scars? New research shows that the brain and spinal cord scars in people with MS may offer clues to why they developprogressive disability but those with related diseases where the immune system attacks the central nervous system do not. In a study published in Neurology, Mayo Clinic researchers and colleagues assessed if inflammation leads to permanent scarring in these three diseases: MS.Aquaporin-4 antibody positive…

imperial.ac.uk (2021-07-27). Global outreach award for top public health engineer. imperial.ac.uk Professor Michael Templeton has recently been given a global outreach award by the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Consumer Health: Understanding glioblastoma. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Glioblastoma Awareness Day will be observed on Wednesday, July 21, which makes this a good time to learn more about one of the most complex, deadly and treatment-resistant cancers. Glioblastoma, a type of glioma, is an aggressive cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord. It can occur at any age, but it tends to occur more often in older adults. Approximately 13,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with glioblastoma in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Mayo Clinic Minute: Drink to thirst when exercising. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If the Summer Olympics inspires you to start working out, Mayo Clinic health experts say it's important to stay hydrated when you exercise. And a valuable term to remember is "drink to thirst." Reporter Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/uEMhUqleuj8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0: 57) is in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-07-27). Consumer Health: 10 ways aerobic exercise can help you live longer and healthier. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A well-rounded fitness routine contains several elements, including strength training, core exercises, balance training, and flexibility and stretching. The fifth element is aerobic fitness. Aerobic activity causes you to breathe faster and more deeply, which maximizes the amount of oxygen in your blood. Your heart will beat faster, which increases blood flow to your muscles and back to your lungs. The better your aerobic fitness, the more efficiently your heart, lungs and blood vessels transport oxygen throughout…

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