2021-09-05: News Headlines

_____ (2021-09-05). New Mexicans Fought For Abortion Access And Won. popularresistance.org Indigenous and Chicanx/Latinx people, who comprise nearly 50% of New Mexico's population, have been subjected to generational and current day racist reproductive policies under the United State's federal- and state-funded legacy of forced sterilization and coercive reproductive control. Yet New Mexicans, including Indigenous people, Black people, people of color, and people of faith have built and fought for safe and legal access to reproductive health for centuries to protect our own loved ones.

Staff (2021-09-05). Texas Abortion Law Will Chill Online Advocacy Efforts for Reproductive Rights. truthout.org In addition to the drastic restrictions it places on a woman's reproductive and medical care rights, The law creates a cadre of bounty hunters who can use the courts to punish and silence anyone whose online advocacy, education, and other speech about abortion draws their ir…

Planned Parenthood (2021-09-05). Thursday 9/2: Bans Off Our Bodies: National Briefing on Reproductive Health Rights w/ PP. indybay.org Online/virtual…

teleSUR, SH (2021-09-05). Brasil suspende el uso de millones de dosis de Coronavac. telesurtv.net La Agencia brasileña afirmó que la determinación para suspender el uso del lote de la vacuba Coronavac es la de evitar el consumo y uso de productos irregulares.

Internationalist 360 ∞ (2021-09-05). 'Woke' Imperialism, Women's Liberation and Afghanistan. libya360.wordpress.com Sharon Black Afghanistan's socialist Vice President Anahita Ratebzad, standing at right, speaks with a group of activists. Ratebzad said, "Privileges which women, by right, must have are equal education, job security, health services and free time to rear a healthy generation." There is no greater hypocrisy than the deceitful lies of imperialist propaganda. One of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Consumer Health: Back to school, teens and depression. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org With many teens heading back to school, peer pressure and academic expectations are once again a reality. These added pressures can cause ups and downs during what can be an already tumultuous time of life. For some teens, though, the lows are more than just temporary feelings. They're symptoms of depression. Teen depression is a serious mental health problem. It affects how teenagers think, feel and behave, and it can cause emotional, functional and physical…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breaking down the booster terminology for COVID-19 vaccines. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 vaccine boosters are being recommended eight months after a person's second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. "A vaccine booster dose is generally an additional dose above and beyond the primary series needed to achieve protective immunity," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "So the dose that was approved this past week would be better classified as an 'additional dose' for those who are moderately to severely immunocompromised." Dr….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic urges cancer patients to seek third dose of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï Mayo Clinic Cancer Center announced on Tuesday, Aug. 31, that it is following recommendations from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network that encourage cancer patients to receive a third dose of a messenger RNA COVID-19 vaccine. The Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines are messenger RNA vaccines. If patients were vaccinated with the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, no third dose is recommended at this time. The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine is an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Responding to increased demand for COVID-19 testing, vaccines and implementing visitor restrictions. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org RED WING, Minn. — In response to the recent significant increase of COVID-19 cases in Minnesota, Mayo Clinic Health System is implementing new visitor restrictions and enhancing the availability of COVID-19 testing and vaccinations. "We're testing hundreds of people each day for COVID-19. In southeast Minnesota counties outside of Rochester, 15 to 20 percent of tests are coming back positive," says Robert Albright, Jr. D.O., regional vice president, Southeast Minnesota Region, Mayo Clinic Health System….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Ask the Mayo Mom / Back-to-school. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org COVID-19 and especially the spread of the delta variant have created a whole new set of challenges this year. And now, children across the US are returning to school during this same time, creating many questions for families. In this "Mayo Clinic Q&A" podcast, Dr. Angela Mattke, a Mayo Clinic pediatrician and host of #AskTheMayoMom, is joined by two experts in pediatric infectious disease to discuss the important precautions families can take to keep their…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Expert Alert: 3 reasons why more organ donors from diverse backgrounds are needed. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Of the 106,000 people in the U.S. who are awaiting a lifesaving organ transplant, roughly 60% are minorities. As part of National Minority Donor Awareness Month, Mayo Clinic experts provide three reasons why getting more people from diverse backgrounds to be organ donors is vital to help save lives: 1. Some racial and ethnic populations are more likely to need a transplant. African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans have an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Collagen and biotin supplements. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've read that collagen and biotin are good for the body. What are these supplements, and are they beneficial? ANSWER: Collagen and biotin supplements appear to be getting attention in the media for promoting healthy aging, along with joint and bone health. However, it is important to understand what collagen and biotin are and what research is available to support these claims. Collagen is concentrated in bones, ligaments, tendons, skin, blood vessels and internal…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips for a healthy school year. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org After a year of full or partial distance learning, many students will be headed back into a physical classroom this fall. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children's Center, offers some tips for a healthy school year. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/QeFoQkM-x9U Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 05) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. "Going…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). 3 things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 regardless of whether you're vaccinated. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org To maximize protection from the COVID-19 delta variant and limit the spread of COVID-19 to others, health experts continue to urge that people get vaccinated for COVID-19 and wear a mask indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission. Watch: Dr. Andrew Badley discusses how to stop the spread of COVID-19 youtu.be/KaqgA0Mg9-0 Journalists: Broadcast-quality sound bites with Dr. Badley are in the downloads at the end of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Science Saturday: How disease, diet, and genomics interact with gut virome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers published a comprehensive analysis of the gut virome in Gastroenterology, showing how disease, diet and genomics interact with the gut virome in irritable bowel syndrome. This common disorder affects the intestine and manifests as abdominal pain associated with constipation, diarrhea or both. The gut virome is one component of the microbiome (bacteria, fungi, viruses). It includes viruses that specifically attack bacteria (bacteriophages/phages) or those affecting humans (eukaryotic viruses. e.g., norovirus). Hence the gut virome…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Swimming safety for children. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: A friend and I were talking about the risks of swimming and water safety for young children. I have a toddler and a 4-year-old, and I'm curious about when it's safe to swim, the risk of getting sick, and the need for goggles and earplugs. ANSWER: For many people, the hot summer days are often spent swimming at the pool. But before you help your child suit up, it's important to consider practical tips to…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). 9-2-2021 COVID-19 Media Only News Briefing: Ask the Mayo expert. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org On Thursday, Sept. 2, Dr. Abinash Virk, a Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases expert, fielded questions about COVID-19 from news reporters and producers. Journalists who have already registered on the News Network can log into their accounts to download a recording of the Zoom briefing found at the end of this post. Journalists who would like to access the media briefing video can register with the News Network here. Please super: Abinash Virk, M.D. / Infectious Diseases / Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer to retire Nov. 30. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Jeff Bolton, Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer, has announced his plans to retire on Nov. 30. He has been Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer since 2013 and a member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Trustees since 2011. He joined Mayo Clinic in 2002 as its chief financial officer."I am truly grateful to Jeff for his dedication and service during his 19 years in leadership roles at Mayo Clinic," says Gianrico Farrugia,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the COVID-19 vaccine in the African American Community. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org UPDATE 8/28/21: People of color are at greater risk of becoming infected with, and dying from, COVID-19. To reduce this community's risk, an upcoming virtual town hall will be held to discuss mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines, details about the delta variant, and myths and facts about COVID-19. Participants will hear from health experts who have been on the frontlines, working to share health information and save lives. Watch: Recording of Virtual Public Forum: (Mis)trust in the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Pancreas transplant can be a cure for diabetes. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Many advances have been made in diabetes treatments over the past decade. Diabetes is a lifelong chronic disease with the potential for significant complications. Despite the advances, many people with diabetes struggle with the disease. "Diabetes is an abnormality in consuming or metabolizing blood glucose," says Dr. Tambi Jarmi, a Mayo Clinic nephrologist. "So diabetic patients have a hard time adjusting their blood sugar to the level that their cells needed. It could be a…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Getting to the heart of the matter. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Ten years ago, Elizabeth Scovil, a 46-year-old wife and mother of four from Forest City, Florida, collapsed at the gym. Luckily some local paramedics were there and came to her rescue. But then it happened again. "I am an athlete. I was always working out," says Elizabeth. She began experiencing episodes of dizziness, and her heart would beat rapidly. "It would go up to 150, 170 beats per minute all of a sudden. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). What you need to know about COVID-19 booster shots. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Health officials are developing a plan to begin offering COVID-19 booster shots to all people in the U.S. as soon as this fall to maximize vaccine protection. But before booster shots can be offered, two things will need to happen: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will need to conduct an independent evaluation to determine the safety and effectiveness of a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer messenger RNA vaccines.The Centers for Disease Control…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Monoclonal antibody treatment combo reduces hospitalization among high-risk patients with COVID-19. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï In an observational study, Mayo Clinic researchers report that the combination of casirivimab and imdevimab ‚Äï two monoclonal antibody treatments under Food and Drug Administration emergency use authorization ‚Äï keep high-risk patients out of the hospital when infected with mild to moderate COVID-19. The findings appear in The Lancet's EClinicalMedicine. Nearly 1,400 Mayo Clinic patients were enrolled in the study ‚Äï 696 who received the drug combo between December 2020 and early…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Don't skip your kid's HPV vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids are heading back into the classroom after a year like no other due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the last year, childhood immunization declined, putting kids at risk for diseases that can be prevented by vaccinations. The hope is that as children return to the classroom, children will return to their health care provider, too. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases physician, says if you have a preteen, make sure he…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Congenital heart disease revision surgery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have a congenital heart defect and my initial surgery at 32 was complicated. I continue to have heart problems. At my last visit, my cardiologist said I would likely need another surgery. I'm afraid to have another procedure. How do I know if I need one, and why would a revision be needed? ANSWER: Patients with moderate to high complexity congenital heart disease often undergo multiple interventions. Not knowing what condition you have,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Medical inspiration from an old book. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A Mayo Clinic doctor has pioneered a new procedure to treat a medical problem that causes positional headaches, among other symptoms. And he took a "novel" approach to find the solution. Reporter Jason Howland has the story. Watch: Medical inspiration from an old book youtu.be/PQ-fc-IPbjE Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (2: 15) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. Sometimes, extraordinary ideas are inspired by the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Catching up on childhood vaccinations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As students prepare to return to the classroom, it's important to ensure that they keep up with their immunization schedules. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a dramatic drop in routine childhood vaccinations. August is National Immunization Month. And Mayo Clinic experts are reminding you that a part of the back-to-school routine is making sure your kids are up to date on their shots. Jason Howland has…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Safety in the hurricane aftermath. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As Hurricane Ida moves inland through the southern portion of the U.S., experts are warning people to be cautious after the storm. One of the most common consequences after a storm is the loss of electricity, which increases the possibility of safety concerns and health issues. For instance, Dr. Michael Boniface, a Mayo Clinic emergency medicine physician, says that precautions need to be taken when operating a portable generator to eliminate the risk of carbon…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic study highlights development of remote patient monitoring program during COVID-19 pandemic. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï A study by Mayo Clinic investigators highlights the development and implementation of Mayo Clinic's large-scale COVID-19 Remote Patient Monitoring Program, which has served more than 7,000 patients across 41 states. The study evaluated the impact of the program, including: Feasibility.Safety.Patient engagement with the technology.Rate of alerts and escalations managed by virtual care teams.Use of acute care resources.Patient clinical outcomes. Results of the study are published in NPJ Digital Medicine. "Our study investigated how our…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: COVID-19 modeling shows 100,000 people in the U.S. could die over the next 3 months. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org U.S. hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19 have risen almost 500% over the past two months, according to news reports. Also, the number of ICU beds in the South is dwindling. "We have over 101,000 Americans in the hospital with COVID-19," says Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group. "Many of them fighting for their lives in ICUs and on ventilators. We are having over 160,000 new cases and just below 1,000…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Don't get COVID-19 booster vaccine too soon. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Amid reports of waning COVID-19 immunity, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to officially approve a third dose of messengerRNA vaccines for the general public. Moderna and Pfizer are mRNA vaccines. The FDA has already approved a third COVID-19 vaccine dose for those who have compromised immune systems, as part of their primary vaccine series. That third vaccine is not considered a booster. However, Mayo Clinic experts say the pending FDA approval for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Science Saturday: Opioids provide low evidence of pain relief for migraine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Evidence that opioids provide pain relief for migraine headaches is low or insufficient, a large Mayo Clinic meta-analysis published recently in JAMA has found. However, some newer therapies, along with established migraine treatments, were associated with moderate to high evidence of pain relief. The meta-analysis — which combined results from multiple scientific studies — included 15 systematic reviews and 115 randomized clinical trials of 28,803 patients. While the researchers note that this study provides a good starting point for treatment conversations…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Breathing easier with COPD. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is the third leading cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization. COPD is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. The main cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking. In the developing world, COPD often occurs in people exposed to fumes from burning fuel for cooking or heating in poorly ventilated homes. People with COPD are at increased risk…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Consumer Health: What do you know about leukemia and lymphoma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Leukemia and Lymphoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about some of the most common types of these two diseases. Leukemia is cancer of the body's blood-forming tissues, including bone marrow and the lymphatic system. Leukemia usually involves the white blood cells, which are potent infection fighters. They normally grow and divide in an orderly way as your body needs them. But in people with leukemia, the bone marrow…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Patch testing for allergic contact dermatitis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org If you've ever experienced a red, itchy rash appear on your skin after using a certain lotion or even from wearing jewelry, you may be experiencing contact dermatitis. It's caused by a substance you're exposed to that irritates your skin. However, it also can be triggered by an allergic reaction.In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Matthew Hall, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist, explains how patch testing is crucial to assess for allergic contact dermatitis. Watch: The…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester through Sept. 17. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic in Rochester has added more COVID-19 vaccine walk-in clinics for patients, visitors and staff in response to the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for those 16 and older, the recommendation of a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine immunocompromised people, and the potential for COVID-19 vaccine booster shots when they're approved.Anyone 12 and older can attend these walk-in clinics. A parent or guardian needs to accompany children under…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Consumer Health: Treating ovarian cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about treating ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer ranks fifth in cancer deaths among women in the U.S., according to the American Cancer Society. More than 21,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and nearly 14,000 women will die of the disease. Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms. Advanced-stage ovarian cancer may cause few and nonspecific symptoms…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic physicians recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic physicians Judith Kaur, M.D. and Thomas R. Viggiano M.D., M.Ed. have been recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges with 2021 AAMC awards. The annual awards honor individuals and institutions making significant contributions to medical education, research, clinical care, and community engagement. Judith Kaur, M.D., Professor of Oncology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science Dr. Kaur, of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Florida received The Herbert W. Nickens Award for…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). Mayo Clinic Minute: Back to school and separation anxiety. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Kids have been at home for a long time because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and some students might not be looking forward to the first day of school this year, in part because of separation anxiety. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/C_wvC0NAgy8 Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 07) is in the downloads at the end of this post. Please courtesy: "Mayo Clinic News Network." Read the script. By the time the first school bell rings, some kids…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-05). FDA gives full approval to Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The Food and Drug Administration gave full approval to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, Aug. 23, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive such approval. The Pfizer vaccine was previously available under an FDA emergency use authorization. This emergency use authorization followed rigorous testing that included thousands of clinical trial participants. "Based on clinical trial results, Mayo Clinic experts have promoted the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines since the emergency use…

ecns.cn (2021-09-05). U.S. ravaged by child cases, nurse shortage, vaccine hesitancy as Delta variant rages on. ecns.cn Child cases of the coronavirus surged to new high, nurses left hospitals for traveling jobs with handsome pay, notable resistance to vaccines was found among 30 percent of the U.S. population, and a booster shot is being prolonged due to the lack of data.

Frank Spinner (2021-09-05). Video: From Anthrax to COVID: Fighting the U.S. Defense Department's Dangerous Vaccination Orders. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-09-05). U.S. COVID-19 cases reach new daily high: CDC. ecns.cn The current seven-day moving average of daily new cases in the United States was over 150,000, up 4.9 percent from the previous week, according to the latest weekly report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

William Walter Kay (2021-09-05). COVID-19 "Fun with Figures": Food for Thought. globalresearch.ca

Mark Taliano (2021-09-05). COVID-19 Establishment Narrative Built on Foundation of Straw. PCR Test Results are Invalid. globalresearch.ca

Inequality (2021-09-05). The Labor Day Dreams of Black Workers. juancole.com By Marc Bayard, Sarah Anderson and Rebekah Entralgo | — As our second pandemic Labor Day approaches, Black worker leaders are determined to never again bear the brunt of a national crisis as they have under Covid-19. At least four U.S. employees have now been killed as they tried to enforce mask mandates — and …

Nayvin Gordon (2021-09-05). Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, the Tragic Misinformed Battle Over Masks While Covid-19. indybay.org Schools are neither safe nor protected places for our children especially the unvaccinated, their opening will further spread the pandemic…

Staff (2021-09-05). Venezuela Denounces COVAX for Not Sending Vaccines Despite Receiving Full Payment. orinocotribune.com Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez stressed that Venezuela had completed the necesseary payment to COVAX but is yet to receive a single dose. | Venezuela has denounced the fact that it has not received any COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX, the international mechanism created by the World Health Organization (WHO) for the purpose of equitable distribution of vaccines to countries with less resources. Venezuela has not received a single vaccine dose despite having completed the necessary payment months ago. | "COVAX has distributed more than 236 million doses to countries all over the world," stressed Executiv…

Staff (2021-09-05). Unemployment Benefits Created During COVID Reached Workers Historically Shut Out. truthout.org Millions of Americans have entered Labor Day weekend knowing that one of the key unemployment benefits that has been keeping them afloat throughout the pandemic is coming to an end. States

ecns.cn (2021-09-05). Thousands in Australia sign petition asking government to give light to Chinese COVID-19 vaccines. ecns.cn Thousands of individuals have signed a petition asking the Australian government to introduce or import COVID-19 vaccines made by China.

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