Daily Archives: September 20, 2021

2021-09-20: News Headlines

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Consumer Health: What you can do to help prevent suicide. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org World Suicide Prevention Day will be observed on Friday, Sept. 10, which makes this a good time to learn more about suicide and how you can help someone in danger of suicide. Suicide is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations. Most often, suicidal thoughts are the result of feeling helpless or unable to cope with what seems like an overwhelming life situation. Without hope for the future, suicide may seem like the only solution. There…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Mayo Clinic Minute: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease brought on by tobacco. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a progressive group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that make it hard to breathe. Millions of people around the globe die each year because of COPD, and nearly 16 million people in the U.S. have a form of the disease. The No. 1 cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking, according to Dr. John Costello, consultant pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. Watch: …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Mayo Clinic to offer COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics in Rochester. 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 (2021-09-20). Sharing Mayo Clinic: Heart health for myself and my family. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Sandra Driggers is a nurse at Mayo Clinic in Florida who works in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. This is her heart health story. ______________________________ I struggled with my weight for most of my life. I never really gave a lot of thought to being healthy (or unhealthy), or about how my weight and lifestyle played a role in my future health.But a little over 16 years ago, I had a heart attack. Back then,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast: Listener mailbag — COVID-19 questions answered. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Each week, the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast shares the latest information on COVID-19. On today's episode, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, answers listeners' coronavirus questions. Dr. Poland discusses the mu variant, understanding breakthrough infections and the importance of flu vaccinations this fall. "The symptoms of COVID-19 and the symptoms of influenza overlap so much that it can be hard to distinguish one from another," says Dr. Poland. What…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Patients in Phoenix area now can benefit from Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home model of care. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org PHOENIX ‚Äï Mayo Clinic has expanded its innovative advanced care at home model of care, which provides comprehensive care to patients in the comfort of their own homes, to Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Beginning this week, many patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale area who otherwise would need to be hospitalized will be able to receive in-person and virtual care through Mayo Clinic's advanced care at home platform. Under 24/7 direction of Mayo Clinic physicians, advanced care…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Consumer Health: Treating sepsis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Sepsis Awareness Month, and World Sepsis Day will be observed on Monday, Sept. 13, which makes this a good time to learn more about the treatment of this potentially life-threatening condition. Nearly 270,000 people in the U.S. die each year as a result of sepsis, and one-third of people who die in a hospital have sepsis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sepsis occurs when the body's response to an…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). COVID-19 variants mu, delta and what to know about mutations. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new COVID-19 variant called B.1621 or mu by the World Health Organization is being monitored by scientists. While this variant is making news, it is not the dominant strain in the U.S. or elsewhere, says Dr. John O'Horo, a Mayo Clinic infectious diseases physician. "The delta variant is really the predominant strain everywhere at this point. And while it is important that scientists and public health officials keep an eye on this, we're still in…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Mayo researchers link gut microbiome to rheumatoid arthritis prognosis. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A significant indicator of whether a patient with rheumatoid arthritis will improve over the course of disease may lie in part in their gut, according to new research from Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. The study, published in Genome Medicine, found that predicting a patient's future rheumatoid arthritis prognosis could be possible by zeroing in on the trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi that inhabit their gastrointestinal tract, known as the…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Mayo Clinic Q and A: Endometrial ablation when pelvic pain or endometriosis are present. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with endometriosis and have heavy menstrual bleeding. My health care provider said I should consider endometrial ablation. A friend told me it might be problematic because I'm only in my late 20s, and it could affect my ability to conceive a child down the road. What are the risks? Are other treatments available? ANSWER: Endometrial ablation can reduce heavy menstrual bleeding significantly. But you should consider the potential risks associated with…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). A regenerative refresh to cosmetic procedures. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic has launched a regenerative cosmetic service for patients aimed at resetting the body's clock to a time of more youthful function and appearance. The Multidisciplinary Cosmetic Center at Mayo Clinic in Arizona pairs general and facial plastic surgery with dermatologists, gynecologists, vascular surgery, urologists and aestheticists to deliver services grounded in scientific evidence and the latest regenerative technologies. "The emotional and psychosocial benefits of cosmetic surgery are well-researched and clearly documented. It can…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Science Saturday: A new understanding of the inner workings of CAR-T cell therapy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers have biomanufactured chimeric antigen receptor-T cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) in a new way to track the cells' cancer-fighting journey and predict toxic side effects. This Mayo Clinic breakthrough, published in Cancer Immunology Research, also could unravel the mystery of how to unleash CAR-T cell therapy to destroy solid tumors. "This new technology allows us to image CAR-T cells after they are given to patients and study their fate," says Saad Kenderian, M.B., Ch.B., a Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization delivers high-quality care, Medicare savings. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — The Mayo Clinic Community Accountable Care Organization (ACO) LLC earned a quality score of 97.81% while generating $32.3 million in cost savings for the Medicare program in 2020. That's according to recently released performance data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS). The Mayo Clinic Community ACO has participated for a year and a half in the Medicare Shared Savings Program offered by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Consumer Health: Back to school — and bullying. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For many families, the start of school is a busy, exciting time of year. For some students, though, returning to school also means bullying, and the feelings of anxiety, sadness and loneliness bullying can cause. Up to 20% of students 12—18 experience bullying in the U.S. each year, according to StopBullying.gov, which is a resource managed by the Department of Health and Human Resources dedicated to providing information about bullying. Bullying is a form of…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Consumer Health: 5 types of thyroid cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month, which make this a good time to learn about the five types of thyroid cancer. More than 44,000 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and more than 2,000 people will die of the disease, according to the American Cancer Society. Thyroid cancer occurs in the cells of the thyroid, a butterfly-shaped gland located at the base of your neck. Your thyroid produces…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Mayo Clinic Q and A: COVID-19 vaccine boosters and third doses. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Both of my parents have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The doctor told my mom she is eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but my dad is not eligible for a booster now. Can you explain who needs an additional vaccine now, and the differences between a booster and third dose. ANSWER: It's good to know that your parents are among the millions of people who have been vaccinated for COVID-19. A…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2021-09-20). Mayo Clinic patient, physician highlighted by Conquer Cancer Foundation. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Dr. Wendy Allen-Rhoades is an oncologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with expertise in a variety of pediatric and adolescent cancers. Her experience and research background helped her develop a promising treatment plan for Kenedi, a young patient from Wisconsin. Kenedi had a rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that can occur at any age, but most often affects children. Using support from a 2013 Conquer Cancer Young Investigator Award, Dr. Allen-Rhoades has been…

WSWS (2021-09-20). Another wave of COVID-19 infections looms in Nepal. wsws.org A recent International Commission of Jurists report on Nepal stated that Kathmandu "failed to prepare" for the 2021 resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic.

ecns.cn (2021-09-20). China stresses aircraft disinfection to prevent COVID-19 case import. ecns.cn China has rolled out a protocol on the disinfection of passenger aircraft arriving from outside the Chinese mainland to reduce the risk of COVID-19 case import.

WSWS (2021-09-20). Michigan's largest colleges end COVID-19 tracker notifications. wsws.org Barely two weeks into the semester, two major university systems in the state said they were ending notifications to students of potential exposure to COVID-19, even as case numbers surge in Michigan.

WSWS (2021-09-20). As fall begins in Northern Hemisphere, school reopenings fuel global spread of COVID-19. wsws.org The global state of the pandemic and the role that schools play as centers of viral transmission make clear that all schools must be closed in order to eradicate COVID-19.

Infowars (2021-09-20). India State of 241 Million People Declared COVID-free after Government Promotes Ivermectin. globalresearch.ca

Paul Joseph Watson (2021-09-20). Almost a Quarter of COVID Patients in England Are Being Treated for Something Else. globalresearch.ca

Children's Health Defense (2021-09-20). Political Commentator Kim Iversen Unpacks 'Alarming and Shocking' COVID Data from Israel. globalresearch.ca

Brian Shilhavy (2021-09-20). Bombshell: FDA Allows Whistleblower Testimony that COVID-19 Vaccines Are Killing and Harming People! globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2021-09-20). Vaccine inequity mars global COVID-19 vaccination drive: Indian media. ecns.cn At a time when the United States has approved COVID-19 booster shots, just 3.5 percent of Africans are vaccinated, The Hindu reported on Sunday.

Staff (2021-09-20). Indian Civil Society Urges Johnson & Johnson to Stop Exporting Indian-Made Vaccines to Rich Nations. democracynow.org More than a dozen civil society groups in India have written an open letter to Johnson & Johnson and the U.S. government, urging the pharmaceutical giant to cancel export of Indian-made COVID-19 vaccine doses to rich countries and instead focus on distributing them in the Global South. "The 600 million doses that Johnson & Johnson is manufacturing currently … in India should go where the vaccines are most needed, which is the Indian subcontinent, the African continent and the COVAX Facility," says public health activist Achal Prabhala, who co-authored the letter and is coordinator of the AccessIBSA project, whi…

Fridays for Future (2021-09-20). Friday 9/24: Oakland: Global Climate Strike to Demand Climate Crisis Justice. indybay.org Outside of Oakland City Hall, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612 | Please wear a mask. Follow COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

ecns.cn (2021-09-20). China-donated vaccines arrive in Kenya amid intensified pandemic fight in Africa. ecns.cn Senior Kenyan government officials on Saturday received a batch of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine doses from China as the East African nation ramps up inoculations for high-risk populations against the virus, saying they would reinvigorate the pandemic fight in the country.

Peter Koenig (2021-09-20). COVID Vaxx Certificates — Borderless Genocide. globalresearch.ca Ever since …

WSWS (2021-09-20). COVID-19 vaccine inequality: 75 percent of doses administered in just 10 countries. wsws.org Vaccination rates are by far the lowest in Africa, where around 39 million or 3 percent of the continent's 1.3 billion population have been fully vaccinated.

Joel S. Hirschhorn (2021-09-20). COVID Vaccines Bloody Travesty: From Shots to Clots. globalresearch.ca

Youth vs. Apocalypse, FFF, more (2021-09-20). Friday 9/24: San Francisco: Global Climate Strike for Intersectional Climate Justice. indybay.org Embarcadero Plaza, Market St and Steuart St, San Francisco, CA 94105 | Please wear a mask. Follow COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

Women's March Sacramento (2021-09-20). Saturday 10/2: Women's March Sacramento: Mobilize & Defend Reproductive Rights. indybay.org Sacramento, CA: location w/ route details TBA | Masks required. Follow current COVID safety guidelines: covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopening/

WSWS (2021-09-20). FDA advisory panel deals a blow to Biden's COVID-19 vaccine booster plans. wsws.org The FDA's scientific advisory panel opposed Pfizer's supplementary application for COVID-19 vaccine boosters by a wide margin.

In Defense of Liberation! (2021-09-20). Mental Health Under Capitalism: What can we do?>. anchor.fm In this episode I go into a discussion about some feelings that I've been going through, and that I'm sure many others have been too; loneliness, depression, anxiety, etc. I also discuss how we can try to combat these things, and how Socialism and community can be such great tools of solidarity and love that offer a true chance to learn how to take care of one another. It's time we begin to care about each other. It's time to throw Individualism, Consumerism, and Capitalism out. Time for change has come!

Speak Out Now (2021-09-20). Saturday 10/2: The Links Between Health and Structural Injustices and How to Heal Our World (online). indybay.org online event on Saturday, October 2 at 3pm, see website for details…

Alliance for Human Research Protection (2021-09-20). The Significance of the Nuremberg Code: The Universal Right of Informed Consent to Medical Interventions. globalresearch.ca This incisive article was first published on April 7, 2021 | ***…

Staff (2021-09-20). Texas Abortion Doctor: "When We Ban Abortion, It Doesn't Stop the Need for People to Access Abortion" democracynow.org We look at the attack on reproductive rights in the United States, as the Department of Justice sues Texas over a new law that bans abortions after six weeks into a pregnancy. The law makes no exception for rape or incest and allows anyone in Texas to sue patients, medical workers or even a patient's family or friends who "aid and abet" an abortion. "What we see time and time again is when we ban abortion, it doesn't stop the need for people to access abortion," says Dr. Bhavik Kumar, a staff physician at Planned Parenthood Center for Choice in Houston, Texas.

Julie Yixia Cai — Dean Baker (2021-09-20). Black and Asian American Workers Falling Behind in Getting Back Jobs. counterpunch.org In the first half of 2021, the economy added more than 4.2 million jobs, a rise of almost 3.0 percent, as it rapidly added back jobs lost during the pandemic-related recession. In a recent report in July 2021, Jason Furman and William Powell documented that the recent job transition rate from unemployment to employment was

WSWS (2021-09-20). GKN auto workers to strike against closure of Birmingham UK factory. wsws.org During the pandemic Unite and the trade unions have allowed sweeping redundancies with an estimated 10,000 jobs losses during 2020 across the car industry in the UK.

WSWS (2021-09-20). Baltimore Amazon workers forced to remain on the job amid bomb threats on 9/11 anniversary. wsws.org Amazon has subjected its workers to threatening conditions throughout the pandemic, subordinating safety and well-being to the overarching drive for profit.

Lawrence Wittner (2021-09-20). The Fate of Cassandra: Dire Predictions Go Unheeded. warisacrime.org In ancient Greek mythology, Cassandra was a priestess who was able to predict the future but unable to convince others to act upon her prophecies. The fate of Cassandra seems particularly relevant today, for there has been ample warning about three developments that threaten continued human existence—preparations for nuclear war, climate change, and disease pandemics—without, …

Julie Yixia Cai — Dean Baker (2021-09-20). lack and Asian American Workers Falling Behind in Getting Back Jobs. counterpunch.org In the first half of 2021, the economy added more than 4.2 million jobs, a rise of almost 3.0 percent, as it rapidly added back jobs lost during the pandemic-related recession. In a recent report in July 2021, Jason Furman and William Powell documented that the recent job transition rate from unemployment to employment was

WSWS (2021-09-20). Allentown, Pennsylvania teachers defy union and reject mediator's contract proposal. wsws.org Teachers in the Allentown School District rejected the school district's offer after having been forced to continue working in unsafe schools throughout the pandemic.

Dean Baker (2021-09-20). Evil Doers: The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Pandemic. cepr.net Now that George W. Bush is back in the news with his attacks on the Trumpist insurrectionists, it might be worth reviving one of the great lines of his presidency. After the September 11th attack, when Bush decided to go after not just the terrorists who planned the hijackings, but all sorts of people around the world he didn't like, he lumped them together as "evil doers." That may not be the most eloquent phrase, but it works well as a description of the modern pharmaceutical industry. | Some may find this description of the pharmaceutical industry abhorrent, after all they develop life-saving drugs and vaccine…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-09-20). Conquered by a Fake Pandemic, We Can Kiss America Good-bye. globalresearch.ca

Mark Weisbrot (2021-09-20). Republican Senators are Blocking Desperately Needed Pandemic Relief for the World's Poor. orinocotribune.com By Mark Weisbrot — Sep 17, 2021 | The world economy faces serious risks going forward: for example, an estimated $2.3 trillion in income is projected to be lost in 2022-25 due to vaccine inequity—most of it in developing countries. | In the United States, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates to zero and has created more than

V Kreilinger, W Wolf, C Zeller (2021-09-20). To contain the pandemic in solidarity throughout Europe. indybay.org In the fall of 2020, governments did the wrong thing. Although the infections were already increasing exponentially, they deliberately did not intervene or did not intervene sufficiently and weighed people in safety. It was not until November that they acted again, increasingly hasty and authoritarian.

imperial.ac.uk (2021-09-20). London universities showcase top entrepreneurial talent at Demo Day. imperial.ac.uk Imperial's most promising student innovators pitched to an audience of investors and business leaders at London Demo Day.

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