Daily Archives: September 12, 2021

2021-09-12: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia to welcome people living with dementia, caregivers and health care providers. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. ‚Äï The inaugural Mayo Clinic Conference on Brain Health and Dementia will be held virtually on Oct. 29 from 9: 15 a.m. to 2: 15 p.m. CDT with an optional workshop to follow. The event is a collaboration among Mayo Clinic, AARP and the Alzheimer's Association. This conference, which was formerly known as Meeting of the Minds, will recognize all that people who live with dementia and their families have experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). Consumer Health: 5 types of gynecologic cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about the five types of gynecologic cancer. Gynecologic cancer is any cancer that starts in a woman's reproductive organs. More than 116,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer this year, according to the Foundation for Women's Cancer. The five main types of gynecologic cancer are: Cervical cancerEarly stage cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms….

Natasha Hakimi Zapata (2021-09-12). Sanctions Didn't Help Cubans, Iranians or Venezuelans. They Won't Help Afghans. zcomm.org Economic punishment is taking a brutal toll during the pandemic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). Consumer Health: Childhood cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about three of the most common types of cancers in children: acute lymphocytic leukemia, neuroblastoma and pediatric brain tumors. Acute lymphocytic leukemia Acute lymphocytic leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. It's the most common type of cancer in children, and treatments result in a good chance for a cure. Acute lymphocytic leukemia also can occur in adults, though…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). 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 (2021-09-12). Virtual ceremony will celebrate more than 120 graduates of Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Two keynote speakers, including Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, will highlight the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11. Dr. Anthony Fauci The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences traditionally has had its commencement in tandem with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. This year's ceremony will be different, and not just because of the continued impact of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-12). 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 (2021-09-12). 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…

Fight Back (2021-09-12). Vote 'No' on the recall of California Governor Newsom. fightbacknews.org Los Angeles, CA – Right-wingers, racists and proponents of anti-COVID-19 measures are leading a recall election of Governor Gavin Newson. California voters will vote Yes or No on the recall and also pick who they would prefer if the recall is successful. The last day to decide is on election day, September 14. | Larry Elder, a South Central Los Angeles native who is known for his racist, elitist, sexist and homo-phobic statements, is Newson's main threat. Elder graduated from Crenshaw High School in 1970, five years after the Watts uprisings, and at a time when the Los Angeles Police Department was once again und…

teleSUR, JGN (2021-09-12). Bolivia agradece a México donación de vacunas contra Covid-19. telesurtv.net Las vacunas serán recibidas por los ministros bolivianos de Relaciones Exteriores, Rogelio Mayta, y de Salud, Jeyson Auza.

Nayvin Gordon (2021-09-12). The New York Times Tells China to Stop Protecting Their People, & Let Covid-19 Sicken and. indybay.org Eradicating Covid-19 is possible with ZeroCovid strategy that puts people before profits…

news.un (2021-09-12). An illustration of resilience and hope, in the face anti-Asian hate. news.un.org The rise in hate crimes against people of Asian and Pacific Island heritage in the United States since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, inspired artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya to produce vibrant artworks featuring people of Asian heritage. Displayed in public spaces around New York City, the images, and the messages they convey, have made headlines around the world.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-12). Notorious Human Smuggler From Somali Arrested In Libya. southfront.org Click to see full-size image | Security forces in Tripoli have arrested the notorious Somali human smuggler, Hassan Qidi, who was wanted for heading a gang working on illegal immigration and human trafficking. | On September 11, Libyan Attorney General confirmed the identity of a notorious Somali human trafficker Hassan Qid, after he was reportedly arrested during a raid of 444th Combat Brigade in Bani Walid in March. | He is accused of heinous crimes against migrants, including blackmail, torture, and killing.

_____ (2021-09-11). Report: Among Richest Countries, US Last in Healthcare. popularresistance.org The U.S. health care system ranked last among 11 wealthy countries despite spending the highest percentage of its gross domestic product on health care, according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Fund. | Researchers behind the report surveyed tens of thousands of patients and doctors in each country and used data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the World Health Organization (WHO). | The report considered 71 performance measures that fell under five categories: access to care, the care process, administrative efficiency, equity and health care outcomes. Countries analyzed in th…

The Lancet (2021-09-11). [Editorial] 9/11 at 20: after war, what? thelancet.com Two decades after the terrorist attacks that initiated a US-led "war on terror", what are the implications and prospects for global health and wellbeing? From an American—indeed, western—perspective, the dangers to security today are diverse and complex. The US intelligence community's annual threat assessment report, published in April, 2021, highlights risks from individual nations and destabilising transnational concerns, from conflict to the climate crisis to cyberattacks. The emergency that is today's Afghanistan was already cited as a cause for anxiety.

Joe Parkin Daniels (2021-09-11). [World Report] Earthquake compounds Haiti's health challenges. thelancet.com Thousands of Haitians—many mistrustful of international non-governmental organisations—are lacking food, water, shelter, and health care. Joe Parkin Daniels reports from Les Cayes, Haiti.

Joris Leverink (2021-09-11). The ZAD: between utopian radicalism and negotiated pragmatism. roarmag.org People attend a demonstration at the ZAD near Nantes, France — October 8, 2016. Photo: Stephane Mahe | This essay was produced in collaboration with the The global coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp relief the many failures of contemporary capitalist states around the globe. These include the failure to ensure social and economic justi…

Richard Lane (2021-09-11). [Perspectives] Gagandeep Kang: helping to shape a healthier India. thelancet.com Having worked in enteric disease research for the past three decades, Gagandeep Kang has a broad perspective on many of the health challenges confronting her native India. Kang, who is Professor of Microbiology in the Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences at the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, southern India, also directs CMC's Wellcome Trust Research Laboratory. There, rotavirus vaccine work—which has been a central part of her career—remains a priority. "We are currently collaborating with a network of 25 hospitals across India to enable us to better understand how much disease is alle…

thelancet (2021-09-11). [Department of Error] Department of Error. thelancet.com Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network. Past, present, and future of global health financing: a review of development assistance, government, out-of-pocket, and other private spending on health for 195 countries, 1995—2050. Lancet 2019; 393: 2233—60—In this Article, the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network has been updated to include Maciej Banach, Sarah Friedman, and Raghavendra Guru Srinivasan. The affiliations of Maciej Banach, Sarah Friedman, and Raghavendra Guru Srinivasan have also been added, and the affiliations of Martin Amogre Ayanore a…

Tom Conway (2021-09-11). Why American workers need the National Labor Relations Board to return to its mission. nationofchange.org The demand for representation, increasing even before COVID-19, soared during the pandemic as Americans saw how unions helped their members.

WSWS repost (2021-09-11). Concessions workers deserve safety from COVID-19 infection, not inadequate hazard pay! indybay.org The struggle of workers for safety from the raging pandemic is bound up with the fight against the policy of the entire ruling class and both of its parties.

WSWS (2021-09-11). Workers Struggles: Asia and Australia. wsws.org India: 30,000 contract urban sanitation workers strike in Bihar; Sanmina electronics factory workers strike in Tamil Nadu; Bus drivers close Sydney depot over COVID-19 exposure.

The Conversation (2021-09-11). 9/11 survivors' exposure to toxic dust and the chronic health conditions that followed offer lessons that are still too often unheeded. juancole.com By Roberto Lucchini | — ( The Conversation) — The 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York resulted in the loss of 2,753 people in the Twin Towers and surrounding area. After the attack, more than 100,000 responders and recovery workers from every U.S. state — along with some 400,000 residents …

WSWS (2021-09-11). Nabisco workers strike enters second month, as company and BCTGM union plot attacks on pay and health care. wsws.org While Nabisco workers have faced harassment from police and private security on the picket line, BCTGM President Anthony Shelton was fêted at the White House this week along with other top union executives, whom Biden is promoting as a bulwark against a growing rebellion by workers.

WSWS (2021-09-11). California pediatric hospitalizations surge as Newsom boasts about handling of pandemic. wsws.org The sharp rise in pediatric hospitalizations after the return to in-person learning illustrates the devastating cost the Democrats are asking workers and children to bear as they "learn to live with the virus."

Xiaoxiao Kwete, Felicia Marie Knaul, Beverley M Essue, Ana Langer (2021-09-11). [Correspondence] Gender equity, caregiving, and the 1-2-3-child policy in China. thelancet.com The Lancet Commission on 70 years of women's reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health in China by Jie Qiao and colleagues1 clearly describes a roadmap for universal coverage by 2030. However, the gendered role of caregiving2 is overlooked in the narrow definition of maternal health.3…

Mansoor Adayfi (2021-09-11). After 9/11, I was kidnapped, imprisoned, tortured, then 'released' — but I have hope. thecanary.co The first time I heard about 9/11 was on the radio at a restaurant in Afghanistan, where I was working as a research assistant. I wasn't following any news, and at that time in Afghanistan there was no TV or internet. People used radios to listen to the outside world. | I'm from Yemen, and I couldn't imagine a skyscraper 110 floors tall. In fact, it was the first time I heard that such buildings even existed. The tallest building in Sana'a was 25 floors — that was a skyscraper by Yemeni standards. | At that time, Afghanistan was a mix of a lot of the past and a little of the present, mostly represented by c…

The Canary (2021-09-11). Survey shows majority of parents worried about school reopening due to coronavirus. thecanary.co Around half of adults are worried about their child going back to school or college after the summer holidays, figures suggest. | Concern: | Some 48% of adults with dependent children said they were very or somewhat worried about their child returning to education settings, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. | Almost a quarter (23%) said they were somewhat unworried or not worried at all. | The main reasons for those worried was fear about their child catching coronavirus (58%), spreading coronavirus (31%), and concern about their mental health and wellbeing due to changes in the school or col…

Staff (2021-09-11). BioNTech 'preparing production' of Covid-19 vaccine for children under 12, which may be approved in Europe next month — media. rt.com German company BioNTech, which in partnership with Pfizer developed one of the most widely used anti-Covid shots, says it's preparing for the worldwide launch of its jab for younger recipients and might get approval in October. | An mRNA vaccine against coronavirus for children aged between five and 11 years old could be approved for use in Germany in a few weeks' time, as early as by mid-October, Der Spiegel reported on Friday. | "In the coming weeks we will present the results of our study on the five- to eleven-year-olds to the authorities worldwide and apply for approval of the vaccine for this age group,…

teleSUR (2021-09-11). Pelé, Conscious and Recovering Satisfactorily after His Surgery. telesurenglish.net The three-time world champion with Brazil has recovered satisfactorily, is conscious, speaks actively and maintains vital signs within normal ranges, according to the report. | RELATED: | Pele, 80, was hospitalized last week to undergo routine tests that, according to the ex-footballer, had not been performed before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the tests, a tumor was identified in his colon, which was removed and re…

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-11). Vaccine Injuries from COVID-19 Shots Fill Hospitals as U.S. Government Lies and Claims a "Pandemic of Unvaccinated" globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2021-09-11). Amazon safety team member in Washington state loses his life to COVID-19. wsws.org Jeff Linnell was a member of Amazon's safety team at the BFI4 fulfillment center in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington.

Anonymous103 (2021-09-11). Biden Overstates by 700% Effectiveness of Covid Vaccines. southfront.org Illustrative Image | Written by Eric Zuesse. | The White House said on September 9th that Its announcement fails to link to any source on that allegation. However, if Biden got that estimate from the New York Times, then he was definitely overstating it by 700%. And America's 'news…

WSWS (2021-09-11). As Texas ICU beds fill to capacity, parents' anger mounts. wsws.org Tens of thousands of Texas school children are coming down with COVID-19, as ICU beds across the state fill to capacity and parents demand the implementation of basic public health measures.

_____ (2021-09-11). From 9/11 to Covid, Social Security Is There for Us in Times of Crisis. commondreams.org Middle East experts who opposed America's post-9/11 wars were ridiculed as anti-American extremists. In reality, it was the pro-war right that was making us less safe.

WSWS Repost (2021-09-11). Biden doubles down on reopening schools as child COVID-19 cases surge. indybay.org By insisting on full reopening of schools in the midst of a deadly pandemic, the US president will be responsible for countless deaths of students, teachers and their families.

WSWS (2021-09-11). Schools forced to close across Russia as COVID-19 spreads. wsws.org Russia's families are confronting a COVID-19 crisis in the country's schools, with a situation developing akin to that seen in the US over the last several weeks.

Staff (2021-09-11). Venezuela: How a Children's Cardiology Hospital Carried Out Over 300 Free Operations in the Midst of the Blockade and the Pandemic. orinocotribune.com The last few years have been a challenge for the functioning of the hospital, which has had to overcome great obstacles to acquire necessary supplies due to the coercive measures, and which has seen its staff reduced to half. | Yanira holds her seven-month-old baby, who is recovering from a cardiac operation at the Gilberto Rodríguez Ochoa Latin American Children's Cardiological Hospital, in Caracas, while explaining the procedures the child has undergone. The little boy, who smiles constantly, is just one of the 305 children who have been treated at this health center so far this year, in the midst of the pan…

WSWS (2021-09-11). Greek government appoints right-wing extremist Athanasios Plevris as health minister. wsws.org The Greek government under the right-wing New Democracy party is reacting to the social tensions escalated by the pandemic with a further shift to the right and is bracing itself for a confrontation with the working class.

Angela Saini (2021-09-11). [Perspectives] The mistreatment of women in medicine. thelancet.com In 2002, feminist cultural historian Elinor Cleghorn began experiencing pains in her legs. 7 years on from this and other symptoms, including difficulty breathing, she was finally told that she had lupus. The long journey to this diagnosis came filled with confusion and frustration. Doctors repeatedly asserted there was nothing wrong with her, despite her obvious anguish. "I've often wondered if women's chronic diseases wouldn't be so enigmatic if medicine accepted that they can't be understood through biological evidence alone", she writes.

Dr. Joseph Mercola (2021-09-11). Perspectives on the Pandemic with Dr. Peter McCullough. globalresearch.ca

Jubilee USA Network (2021-09-11). Treasury Secretary Yellen Encourages Tax and Aid Deals to Confront Pandemic. indybay.org Improving tax collection raises needed resources for countries, noted Treasury Secretary Yellen at a virtual G7 finance ministers meeting.

_____ (2021-09-11). Science Denied: The Biden Vaccine Mandate. strategic-culture.org President Biden has decided to go hard on the virus. No more Mr. Nice Guy. Sadly for him, those tiny little pathogens don't pay taxes, don't vote, don't have Social Security numbers, can't be drafted, and don't answer phone calls from poll takers, which is to say that he and his agencies cannot really control them. That must be frustrating, poor man.

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