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Chinese Cities Ease Curbs but Full Zero-COVID Exit Seen Some Way Off
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984966

Dec 5th, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) - More Chinese cities including Urumqi in the far west announced an easing of coronavirus curbs on Sunday as China tries to make its zero-COVID policy more targeted and less onerous after unprecedented protests against restrictions last weekend. Urumqi, the capital of the Xinjiang region and where the protests first erupted, will reopen malls, markets, restaurants and other ve...

How Many People Might Die, and Why, if China Loosens COVID Restrictions
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984964

Dec 5th, 2022 - SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has started taking steps to ease its zero-COVID policy, fuelling a mix of relief and worry as the public waits to see the health consequences, and impact on the medical system, of a full-blown exit. Researchers have analysed how many deaths the country could see if it pivots to a full reopening, with most pointing to the country's relatively low vaccination rates and ...

CDC Non-Discrimination Policy in ASL
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/732667

This video provides CDC’s non-discrimination policy and the agency’s dedication to non-discrimination principles. This video can also be viewed at https://www.cdc.gov/about/videos/332247_ASL_Non_Discrim_Notice_LOWRES_Final.mp4

Cancer Research Falls Short on Data and Code Sharing
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984920

Dec 2nd, 2022 - Sharing data and code in medical research helps ensure the reliability and reproducibility of the findings, but this sharing occurs infrequently in oncology, a new study suggests. Even when researchers declared that their data and code were available, the information was rarely readily accessible. Specifically, fewer than 20% of cancer-related articles that were analyzed stated that their study...

Experts Look to Shield Students From Cracks in Mental Health Care
https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/generalpsychiatry/102010

Dec 1st, 2022 - Experts discussed the obstacles to caring for young people with mental health problems as they transition from high school to college during a hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Subcommittee on Children and Families on Wednesday. Witnesses pressed Congress to invest more in the treatments for first-episode psychosis and to increase education on more serious and ...

Unique Nationwide Screening Program Fails to Move the Needle on CVD Risk Factors
https://www.medpagetoday.com/primarycare/preventivecare/102002

Dec 1st, 2022 - Japan's mass screening and counseling intervention resulted in only modest population-wide improvements in obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, a study showed. Among over 3.4 million men and 2.3 million women, those who met the threshold for high waist circumference with high blood pressure, impaired glucose tolerance, or dyslipidemia and received lifestyle guidance and counse...

Youths Have Strong Opinions on Language About Body Weight
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984882

Dec 1st, 2022 - With youth obesity on the rise – an estimated 1 in 5 youths are impacted by obesity, according to the CDC – conversations about healthy weight are becoming more commonplace not only in the pediatrician's office, but at home, too. But the language we use around this sensitive topic is important, as youths are acutely aware that words have a direct impact on their mental health. Sixteen-year-old ...

Twitter Rolls Back COVID Misinformation Policy
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984807

Dec 1st, 2022 - (Reuters) -Twitter Inc has rolled back a policy that was aimed at tackling misinformation related to COVID-19 on the social media platform, lending itself to the risk of a potential surge in false claims even as cases rise in China and some parts of the world. The move also comes amid concerns of Twitter's ability to fight misinformation after it let go about half of its staff, including those ...

Two Chinese Cities Ease COVID Curbs After Protests Spread
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984819

Dec 1st, 2022 - SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - The giant Chinese cities of Guangzhou and Chongqing announced an easing of COVID curbs on Wednesday, a day after demonstrators in southern Guangzhou clashed with police amid a string of protests against the world's toughest coronavirus restrictions. The demonstrations, which spread over the weekend to Shanghai, Beijing and elsewhere, have become a show of public def...

New Model Aims to Aid Monkeypox Vaccine Distribution
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984841

Dec 1st, 2022 - A new mathematical model can guide public health policy makers on the most efficient way to use a limited supply of vaccines against monkeypox, data indicate. Developed by a team of researchers at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the model provides a blueprint for prioritizing the vaccines so that they go to the populations that need them the most. Jesse Knight “Understandin...

Fewer Neonatal Risks With Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy
https://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/pregnancy/101994

Dec 1st, 2022 - Buprenorphine treatment for pregnant patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) was linked with fewer neonatal risks compared with methadone therapy, but had similar maternal outcomes, an analysis of Medicaid data found. Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) occurred in 52% of infants whose mothers took buprenorphine in the 30 days before delivery compared with 69% of those whose mothers took methado...

Monks and Meth; China Says Jogger Caused COVID Outbreak; Flu Deaths Close to 3,000
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/101971

Nov 30th, 2022 - Note that some links may require subscriptions. All four monks at a Buddhist temple in central Thailand were defrocked after testing positive for methamphetamine use. (CBS News) New York City will begin involuntarily hospitalizing its homeless mentally ill residents, Mayor Eric Adams (D) said. (New York Times) A Minnesota woman lost part of her peripheral vision and inadvertently put her family...

Polish judge critical of government to return to work after 2 years
https://www.reuters.com/article/poland-eu-judiciary-tuleya/polish-judge-critical-of-government-to-return-to-work-after-2-years-idUSL8N32P2G7

Nov 29th, 2022 - WARSAW, Nov 29 (Reuters) - A Polish judge fiercely critical of the nationalist government’s judicial reforms was reinstated in his job on Tuesday by a new disciplinary body after being suspended for two years. Changes to the Polish judiciary have led Brussels to withhold some European Union funds for Poland. It says Warsaw must fulfil milestones related to judicial independence, reinstate unlaw...

IMF chief urges more targeted COVID approach in China -AP interview
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-china-imf/imf-chief-urges-more-targeted-covid-approach-in-china-ap-interview-idUSW1N32A008

Nov 29th, 2022 - WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Tuesday urged Beijing to back away from stringent lockdowns to manage ongoing COVID-19 cases and instead move toward more targeted actions, citing the impact on China’s people and economy in an interview with the Associated Press. Georgieva called on Beijing to undergo a “recalibration” of its so-called “zero COVID” ap...

FOCUS-Rare success for Alzheimer's research unlocks hope for future therapies
https://www.reuters.com/article/health-alzheimers-targets/focus-rare-success-for-alzheimers-research-unlocks-hope-for-future-therapies-idUSL1N32O2E3

Nov 29th, 2022 - CHICAGO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The first big breakthrough in 30 years of Alzheimer’s research is providing momentum for clinical trials of “cocktail” treatments targeting the two hallmark proteins associated with the mind-robbing disease, according to interviews with researchers and pharmaceutical executives. Drugmakers Eisai Co Ltd and Biogen reported in September that their therapy lecanemab cou...

China Tightens Security After Rare Protests Against COVID Curbs
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984619

Nov 29th, 2022 - SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Police on Monday stopped and searched people at the sites of weekend protests in Shanghai and Beijing, after crowds there and in other Chinese cities demonstrated against stringent COVID-19 measures disrupting lives three years into the pandemic. From the streets of several Chinese cities to dozens of university campuses, protesters made a show of civil disobedience...

Chinese Authorities Seek Out COVID Protesters
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984701

Nov 29th, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have begun inquiries into some of the people who gathered at weekend protests against COVID-19 curbs, people who were at the Beijing demonstrations told Reuters, as police remained out in numbers on the city's streets. Two protesters told Reuters that callers identifying themselves as Beijing police officers asked them to report to a police station on Tue...

China Protests Highlight Xi's COVID Policy Dilemma - to Walk It Back or Not
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984678

Nov 29th, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) - The rare street protests that erupted in cities across China over the weekend were a referendum against President Xi Jinping's zero-COVID policy and the strongest public defiance during his political career, China analysts said. Not since the protests of Tiananmen Square in 1989 have so many Chinese risked arrest and other repercussions to take to the streets over a single i...

Germany Working to Ensure Continued Cooperation Between BioNTech, Chinese Partner
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984620

Nov 29th, 2022 - BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is working to ensure cooperation between BioNTech and its Chinese partner on the COVID-19 vaccine moves forward, a German government spokesperson said on Monday. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced an agreement earlier this month to let expatriates in China use the COVID-19 vaccine from Germany's BioNTech on his first visit to China since becoming chancellor. The ...

Mortality Rates, GDP, Healthcare Spending Appear Interrelated
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/984727

Nov 29th, 2022 - Economic growth, mortality, and healthcare spending appear to influence each other, according to the authors of a new study in which they analyzed data from more than two dozen high-income countries. Notably, the mortality rate has a negative effect on current healthcare expenditure, while an increase in gross domestic product (GDP) is associated with an increase in current health expenditure. ...