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Canada Compares Well With Other G10 Nations in COVID Response
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976222

Jun 27th, 2022 - Canada’s response to the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic compares favorably to those of other Group of 10 (G10) countries, a new analysis shows. For example, as of February 2022, 79.9% of Canadians were fully vaccinated, meaning that they had received all doses in the original protocol (usually two). Canada thus had the highest proportion of fully vaccinated people of all G10 countries...

Will Mental Health Elements of Gun Law Prevent Mass Shootings?
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976260

Jun 27th, 2022 - On June 25, President Joe Biden signed into law the most extensive gun safety legislation in decades. Coming after a rash of mass shootings this year, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act expands background checks for gun purchasers younger than 21 years and stiffens penalties against so-called straw purchasers, who buy a gun and sell it to someone who is not authorized to own it. The measure i...

US State Laws Targeting Teen Dating Violence Often Lack Funding, Coordination
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976093

Jun 24th, 2022 - NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Less than a third of U.S. state laws addressing prevention of teen dating violence include explicit provisions for funding, designated policy leadership, or concrete details on the legal consequences for lawbreakers, researchers have found. "Many of these laws, especially some of the early ones, are a result of advocacy by the families of adolescents who have experie...

Roe Reversal May Go Well Beyond Abortion
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976161

Jun 24th, 2022 - Kami, a mother of one daughter in central Texas, lost three pregnancies in 2008. The third one nearly killed her. The embryo became implanted in one of the fallopian tubes connecting her ovaries to her uterus. Because fallopian tubes can't stretch to accommodate a fetus, patients must undergo surgery to remove the embryo before the tube ruptures. Failure to do so can result in internal bleeding...

EU Seeks to Halve Use of Pesticides, Heal Nature With Landmark Laws
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976018

Jun 23rd, 2022 - BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission proposed on Wednesday legally binding targets to halve the use of chemical pesticides and restore nature across the EU, in an attempt to better protect health and recover plunging wildlife populations. European Union environment policy chief Virginijus Sinkevicius told Reuters the proposal on repairing habitats would require EU countries to take step...

$150K: Average Industry Payment to Top 1% of Oncs
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976102

Jun 23rd, 2022 - A small number of US medical oncologists make more than $100,000 a year in general payments from drug companies, a new study shows. These high-payment physicians represent just 1% of all US medical oncologists, yet they account for 37% of industry payments. These oncologists often hold important leadership positions, draft treatment guidelines, and sit on journal editorial boards. The findings ...

Review of the determining factors in oral health policy implementation in BRICS
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956728

Jun 23rd, 2022 - In response to a renewed interest in Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for meeting population oral health needs, Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) countries are beginning to align their national health agenda towards UHC. The Interactive Talk presentation, “Factors Influencing Implementation of Oral-health Policies in BRICS: Scoping Review” will be presented by Lakshmi Balraj of the ...

College towns saw fewer COVID-19 cases when classes were held online and/or on-campus testing was conducted – suggesting regular tests could reduce future community infections
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956105

Jun 23rd, 2022 - College towns saw fewer COVID-19 cases when classes were held online and/or on-campus testing was conducted – suggesting regular tests could reduce future community infections In your coverage, please use this URL to provide access to the freely available article in PLOS Digital Health: https://journals.plos.org/digitalhealth/article?id=10.1371/journal.pdig.0000065 Article Title: Higher educati...

Liver-related telehealth faces tech barriers
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/255598/gastroenterology/liver-related-telehealth-faces-tech-barriers
Jim Kling

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Telemedicine for patients with liver disease has made progress in recent years, but some key hurdles remain. Strategies that rely on patient ownership of mobile devices or reliable internet access will likely miss patients who have the greatest need for remote access.

Some Omicron Subvariants Escaping Antibodies From Sinopharm Shot: Chinese Study
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975954

Jun 22nd, 2022 - BEIJING (Reuters) - A small Chinese study detailed in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal showed that neutralising antibodies against most Omicron sublineages currently circulating were largely undetectable after two doses of a Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine, with a booster shot only partly restoring them. The study comes as China, which has approved only locally developed COVID shots including ...

Biden Nominates Arati Prabhakar as His Top Science Adviser
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/975983

Jun 22nd, 2022 - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Arati Prabhakar as the new White House science adviser, who would be the first woman of color and first immigrant to hold such a role if confirmed by the Senate. Prabhakar would head The Office of Science and Technology Policy at the White House. Her predecessor Eric Lander resigned from the post in February after violating th...

Bodychecking Experience Doesn't Lower Risk for Hockey Injuries
https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/976003

Jun 22nd, 2022 - More experience with bodychecking does not protect young ice hockey players against injury such as concussion, new data indicate. In a prospective cohort study of more than 900 young hockey players, the rates of all injury were almost three times as high among athletes with three or more years of experience of bodychecking, compared with players with two or fewer years of experience. Dr Paul El...

Global contrast media shortage means urgent changes in interventional radiology practices
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956798

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Philadelphia, June 22, 2022 – Supply chain disruptions have created critical shortages of Omnipaque (iohexol) and Visipaque (iodixanol), iodinated contrast media agents used in imaging studies for the diagnosis and treatment of disease. GE Healthcare, the manufacturer, had to shut its plant in Shanghai, China, due to local COVID policies, disrupting 80% of their production. Writing in the Socie...

Attitudes around older motherhood too often emphasize risk and pregnancy timing, Concordia researcher says
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956800

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Cdn policy papers consistently treat older #mothers as problems, highlighting (real) health risks but also presenting them as unnatural and irresponsible reproductive citizensIn current policy texts, medical guidelines and educational materials, the dominant discourse surrounding women who give birth later in life largely focuses on the negatives: the health risks to mother and child, for insta...

Does glaucoma affect cognitive function?
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956465

Jun 22nd, 2022 - Previous studies have looked for links between glaucoma—a neurodegenerative disorder that’s the leading cause of irreversible blindness—and cognitive function, but they’ve generated mixed results. Findings from a large study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society suggest that any association may be small or absent. In the study that included 7,073 US adults aged 51...

Fellowships will advance reporters’ coverage of aging-related topics
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956774

Jun 22nd, 2022 - The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) has received renewed grant support to welcome a new class of reporters for the Journalists in Aging Fellows Program. The 2022 funders to date include Silver Century Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, and NIHCM Foundation. Since its founding in 2010, this program has been responsible for more than 750 news stories produced by 201 alumni. It h...

75% of teens aren’t getting recommended daily exercise
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956607

Jun 21st, 2022 - Three out of every four teens aren’t getting enough exercise, and this lack is even more pronounced among female students. But new research from the University of Georgia suggests improving a school’s climate can increase physical activity among adolescents. School environments play a critical role in helping children develop healthy behaviors, like creating healthy eating habits, said lead stu...

Policies regarding police involvement in the care of students in mental distress at Ontario universities differ widely
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956554

Jun 21st, 2022 - TORONTO, June 21, 2022 – The chances that police will become involved in the care of a student who seeks help for their mental health on campus at an Ontario university health clinic depends on which university they attend, according to a new CAMH-led qualitative study published today in the journal CMAJ Open. The study is believed to be the first in the world to conduct in-depth interviews wit...

CUNY SPH Foundation Board welcomes CVS Caremark CCIO Dr. Daniel Knecht
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956616

Jun 21st, 2022 - New York, NY – The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) has appointed Dr. Daniel Knecht, Chief Clinical Innovation Officer (CCIO) at CVS Caremark, to its Foundation Board of Directors. “Dr. Knecht brings to our Board an extraordinary perspective as a practicing medical professional who is also driving national access to consumer-focused knowledge and health solutio...

Agriculture emissions pose risks to health and climate
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/956394

Jun 21st, 2022 - HOUSTON – (June 21, 2022) – Agricultural pollution comes from the prairie, but its economic impact on humans is a problem for cities. A study led by environmental scientists at Rice University’s George R. Brown School of Engineering puts numbers to the toll of reactive nitrogen species produced in America’s croplands. The study led by Daniel Cohan, an associate professor of civil and environmen...