COVID-19 and Cancer Misinformation: An Oncologist's Viewpoint COVID-19 and Cancer Misinformation: An Oncologist's Viewpoint
An oncologist reflects on the endemic of cancer misinformation in our society and the parallels with COVID-19 pandemic misinformation, and where we may have gone wrong in our public health messaging.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - July 27, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Blog Source Type: news

A Fourth Wave of COVID-19 Is Brewing in the U.S. Is There Enough Time to Stop it?
With every passing day, the United States appears more likely to be on the cusp of a dreaded fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, even as the percentage of fully vaccinated Americans inches toward 50%. In the past two weeks, the number of average new daily cases has more than doubled, from 13,200 on July 4 to more than 32,300 on July 18, a surge that harbors grim reminders of the fronts of the second and third waves in the summer and fall of 2020. But on closer inspection, this surge looks significantly different than those we have seen in the past—and may very well be worse than it looks on the page. [time-brightcove...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

If Covid-19 is a seasonal virus, why is it spreading during the summer? | Francois Balloux
Understanding seasonality can help us to work out when the pandemic is likely to be overThere is a paradox at the heart of Sars-Cov-2 transmission that has yet to be fully explored. While it ’s firmly established that the virus transmits best in winter, in common with most other respiratory viruses, the UK is currently experiencing asummer surge. There have also been major Covid-19 epidemic waves in regions such as South America and India outside winter. Why is this?From the beginning of the pandemic, one major question was to what extent Covid would display a seasonal behaviour with higher case numbers in winter. Mo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Francois Balloux Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases UK news World news Microbiology Source Type: news

Investigational malaria vaccine gives strong, lasting protection
(NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) Two U.S. Phase 1 clinical trials of a novel candidate malaria vaccine have found that the regimen conferred unprecedentedly high levels of durable protection when volunteers were later exposed to disease-causing malaria parasites. The vaccine combines live parasites with either of two widely used antimalarial drugs -- an approach termed chemoprophylaxis vaccination. A Phase 2 clinical trial of the vaccine is now underway in Mali, a malaria-endemic country. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Correlates of safety strategy use among South African women living with HIV and at risk of intimate partner violence - Brown LL, Perkins JM, Hargrove JL, Pahl KE, Mogoba P, van Zyl MA.
This study assesses correlates of specific safety strategy use among 166 Black South A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Thursday
Ontario’s soon-to-be top doctor says he’s hopeful the COVID-19 pandemic will move to "an endemic state, where we can try to get back to normal,” this fall. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Nigeria: Firm, IHS Nigeria Partner to Tackle Endemic Diseases in Ekiti
[This Day] The END Fund, a private philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending the five most common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), has announced its partnership with IHS Nigeria, a telecom infrastructure service provider company, to tackle NTDs in Ekiti State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The U.S. Government Placed a Big Bet on an Antiviral Pill to Fight COVID-19
We’re not going to vaccinate our way completely out of this pandemic. With epidemiologists around the world increasingly accepting the reality that SARS-CoV-2 and its variants will become endemic viruses—like the seasonal flu—the push is on to develop antiviral medications that can be taken at home to prevent infections from leading to hospitalization and death. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Biden Administration has authorized $3.2 billion to accelerate the development of antivirals already in the R&D pipeline, with the hope that at least one will be ready for r...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The U.S. Government Placed a Big Bet on an Antiviral Pill to Fight COVID-19
We’re not going to vaccinate our way completely out of this pandemic. With epidemiologists around the world increasingly accepting the reality that SARS-CoV-2 and its variants will become endemic viruses—like the seasonal flu—the push is on to develop antiviral medications that can be taken at home to prevent infections from leading to hospitalization and death. Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that the Biden Administration has authorized $3.2 billion to accelerate the development of antivirals already in the R&D pipeline, with the hope that at least one will be ready for r...
Source: TIME: Science - June 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Are zoos inadvertently complicit in wildlife trade? The case of a rare Borneo lizard
(Pensoft Publishers) Should zoos display legally protected species that have been smuggled out of their range countries? A new study in the open-access, peer-reviewed journal Nature Conservation suggests that a pause and rethink may be needed, as it reports that accredited zoos have acquired a rare and legally protected reptile, the earless monitor lizard endemic to Borneo, without any evidence that these animals were legally exported. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin
(University of Barcelona) The concentration of potentially toxic metals is increasing in the population of the franciscana dolphin --a small cetacean, endemic from the Rio de la Plata and an endangered species-- according to a study led by a team of the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio), published in the journal Science of The Total Environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The 10 Most Important Health Breakthroughs You Missed During the Pandemic
While most eyes were on COVID-19, researchers have also made groundbreaking advancements in other fields. Here’s a look. The other big vaccine news Public-health officials have long sought a vaccine against malaria, which infects up to 600 million people a year and kills 400,000, mostly children. This year, there was dramatic prog­ress toward that goal. In a study of 450 children in Burkina Faso, published in the Lancet in April, researchers reported that a new malaria vaccine, called R21, is 77% effective—just clearing the World Health Organization’s 75% efficacy standard. However, the sample gro...
Source: TIME: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Innovation Magazine Source Type: news

UN ’s Battle Against Climate Hazards Undermined by a Devastating Pandemic
Restoring natural habitats as pictured here in Cuba will help to slow down climate change. A new UN-backed study released May 27 says annual investments in nature-based solutions will have to triple by 2030, and increase four-fold by 2050, if the world is to successfully tackle the triple threat of climate, biodiversity and land degradation crises. Credit: UNDPBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jun 4 2021 (IPS) The United Nations has been in the forefront of an ongoing battle against the growing hazards of climate change, including the destruction of different species of plants and animals, the danger of rising sea-levels threa...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thalif Deen Tags: Climate Change Environment Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Environment Day 2021 Source Type: news

Leprosy Must Not Be Forgotten amid the Covid-19 Pandemic
A 14th century painting depicts two leprosy patients denied entrance to town. Credit: Wikimedia CommonsBy Yohei SasakawaMay 31 2021 (IPS-Partners) The 74th World Health Assembly (WHA) takes place from May 24 to June 1. This year’s gathering is likely to be dominated by Covid-19, but here I want to talk about a different disease—leprosy—and a resolution that was adopted at the WHA exactly 30 years ago. This resolution called for the elimination of leprosy as a public health problem at the global level by the year 2000, with elimination defined as a prevalence rate of less than 1 case per 10,000 population...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yohei Sasakawa Tags: Health Source Type: news

A fungus is major cause of death among people with HIV in the Brazilian Amazon
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) A series of autopsies performed in an infectious disease hospital in the Brazilian Amazon reveals that infections by the Histoplasma fungus are a major cause of death in people with HIV. The study, led by Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by " la Caixa " Foundation, in collaboration with a team in Manaus, highlights the need of implementing sensitive methods to detect these infections in Histoplasma-endemic regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 31, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AI helps predict treatment outcomes for patients with diseased dental implants
 ANN ARBOR —Peri-implantitis, a condition where tissue and bone around dental implants becomes infected, besets roughly one-quarter of dental implant patients, and currently there's no reliable way to assess how patients will respond to treatment of this condition. To that end, a team led by the University of Michigan School of Dentistry developed a machine learning algorithm, a form of artificial intelligence, to assess an individual patient's risk of regenerative outcomes after surgical treatments of peri-implantitis.   The algorithm is called FARDEEP, which stands for Fast and Robust Decon...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - May 24, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Novartis reaches milestone delivery of 1 billion courses of antimalarial treatment
Novartis announced that it has delivered one billion courses of antimalarial treatment since 1999. More than 90% of this artemisinin-based combination therapy (ACT) was supplied without profit to malaria-endemic countries around the globe. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Put People Before Profits for Progress
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 18 2021 (IPS) Millions of people are expected to die due to delayed and unaffordable access to COVID-19 tests, treatment, personal protective equipment and vaccines. Urgent cooperation is desperately needed to save lives and livelihoods for all. Vaccine apartheid Thus far, rich countries have bought up most available vaccine supplies. By mid-April, rich countries had received more than 87 percent of the more than 700 million vaccine doses dispensed worldwide, while poor countries had received only 0.2 percent. Jomo Kwame SundaramA quarter of the former’s population...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

How to blow the whistle on an academic bully - Gewin V.
Bullying is endemic in academia, an environment riddled with hierarchies and hyper-competition, exacerbated by an over-reliance on temporary contracts and the pressure to land highly coveted tenured positions. To give a sense of the size of the probl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Xerocrassa montserratensis, an endemic and threatened snail in Catalonia
(University of Barcelona) A study published in the journal Scientific Reports reveals the genetic structure of the land snail Xerocrassa montserratensis and it provides new scientific tools for the improvement of the conservation of this endemic and threatened species in Catalonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

US Support for Vaccine Waiver Welcome, but More Needed
Credit: UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 11 2021 (IPS) Thanks to President Biden, the US now supports a suspension of intellectual property (IP) rights to increase vaccine supplies. However, without vaccine developers sharing tacit technical knowledge for safe vaccine mass production, it will be difficult to rapidly scale up vaccine output. Waiver delayed is waiver denied The CEOs of Pfizer and Astra Zeneca had recently asked the US President to reject the waiver request. Nevertheless, on 5 May, US Trade Representative (USTR) Katherine Tai announced US support for a vaccine waiver. T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The U.S. Is Entering a New COVID-19 Vaccination Crisis
In the past three weeks, every adult in the U.S. has become eligible for COVID-19 vaccines, which are now widely available in most parts of the country. Yet there has been an alarming decline in the number of Americans showing up to get vaccinated, even though less than half of the population has received even a single dose. While data on the progress of the vaccine rollout are difficult to parse given the many moving pieces, this is almost certainly a sign that a large number of adults remain vaccine hesitant. In the first several months of the rollout, as states debugged the complex logistics of distributing their allott...
Source: TIME: Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Chris Wilson Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nigeria: Why No Child Must Suffer Polio
[This Day] The emergence of COVID-19 in 2020 led to a paralysis of activities including that of routine immunisation which is mandatory for every child. Experts have continued to warn that Nigeria stands at the risk of returning to the list of polio endemic countries if any child is left behind. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Invest in Fight Against Malaria to Fill Funding Gap - AMMREN Urges African Govts
[Ghanaian Times] The African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN), a Pan-African advocacy group of journalists and scientists, has called on governments of malaria endemic countries to invest in the fight against malaria to fill the funding gap. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

World Malaria Day: let's draw the line against malaria
25 April 2021, Cairo – On World Malaria Day (25 April) WHO is calling for increased political commitment and investment in malaria prevention and control to reach the zero malaria target, and is urging individuals in malaria-endemic countries to draw the line against malaria by getting tested for both malaria and COVID-19 in case of fever, policy-makers to increase coverage of malaria prevention and treatment interventions as part of efforts to achieve universal health coverage, and regional donors to scale up efforts to fight malaria and other vector-borne diseases. "Drawing the line against malaria is the the...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 25, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

UK Covid live news: infection levels in England and Scotland continue to fall
Latest updates:one in 610 people had Covid in week to April 16 in England andone in 560 in Scotland, butNorthern Ireland andWales rates risePeople in England could get Covid passports for foreign travel by 17 MayUK ’s south Asian diaspora despairs as India joins Covid red listSage warns jails could unleash Covid variants into wider communityOne dose of Pfizer or Oxford jab reduces infection rate by 65% – studyGlobal coronavirus updates – live1.36pmBSTThe Welsh first minister,Mark Drakeford, was asked about the assertion that Britain had moved from a pandemic to an endemic situation.He said:By its definiti...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Vaccines and immunisation Boris Johnson NHS House of Commons Health Medical research Source Type: news

Covid warning: Professor Sarah Walker – 'Look at India...how quickly and badly it can go'
THE CORONAVIRUS status in the UK has shifted from pandemic to endemic, stated Professor Sarah Walker. However, this milestone is to be met with caution. The virus is "here to stay". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

On World Malaria Day, We Must Step Up Efforts to Combat Malaria
Distribution of mosquito nets in Kadiolo, region of Sikasso, Mali June 2020. Credit: PSI, A US based NGO. The UN commemorates World Malaria Day on Sunday April 25. By Hervé VerhooselGENEVA, Apr 23 2021 (IPS) Despite its 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths in 2019, malaria is an overlooked epidemic. The emergence of COVID-19 has thrown health systems into disarray and forced countries to shift their focus from malaria to the pandemic response, threatening to reverse 20 years of malaria gains. Now, as we enter the second year of the pandemic, the global response to COVID-19 must not come at the expense of progress a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Herve Verhoosel Tags: Aid Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus may NEVER be eradicated expert predicts
Instead of ending, COVID-19 will step down to an endemic disease, that circulates the globe annually, but less fatally, predicts Dr Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic professor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Child witches": sexual exploitation and abuse of homeless girls in south-southern Nigeria - University of Huddersfield, UK, Agazue C.
Sexual exploitation and abuse of girls is one of the endemic social problems in Nigeria. Although this problem has attracted much research attention in recent times, some newly emerged factors contributing to the problem have been mostly ignored. This stud... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Endemic violence against women and girls - Health TLCA.
An outpouring of anger marked March, 2021, as thousands took to the streets to protest violence and discrimination against women. The contexts varied hugely across settings such as Turkey, Australia, Mexico, the UK, and the USA, but the frustration was uni... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nigeria: What Nigeria Must Do to Eradicate Malaria - Experts
[Premium Times] Malaria is endemic in Nigeria with about 53 million cases annually (one in four residents) and 81,640 deaths annually (nine deaths per hour) from the disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - April 18, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine bathing to prevent healthcare-associated vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus infections: A cluster quasi-experimental controlled study at intensive care units, Journal of the Formosan Medical Association
Conclusion: CHG bathing is a highly effective approach to prevent VRE-HAIs at ICUs, in the context of active VRE surveillance with contact isolation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Govt Introduces Typhoid Vaccine for Children
[RFI] Monrovia -- In an effort to counter typhoid, a disease said to be endemic in Liberia with more than 7,400 cases annually, the government has introduced a vaccine for the first time this month in its regular child inoculations, according to Adolphus Clarke, the country's Program Manager for National Immunization at the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 12, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 could become the new common cold: Experts predict the virus is here to stay
Public health experts say they believe that COVID-19 will likely become an endemic disease, meaning it will always be present in the population but, at the same time, circulating at low rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer plans to raise prices and profit annually from their experimental vaccines after "pandemic” is rebranded as an "endemic seasonal illness"
(Natural News) Pfizer executives are making plans to raise prices on their experimental covid vaccine once the pandemic messaging ends. When the World Health Organization claims the pandemic is under control, Pfizer still has plans to profit from covid-19 every year, into perpetuity. A virtual conference hosted by Barclays revealed the ill-gotten plans of investors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 vaccines need to be adapted regularly?
Influenza vaccines need to be evaluated every year to ensure they remain effective against new influenza viruses. Will the same apply to COVID-19 vaccines? In order to gauge whether and to what extent this may be necessary, a team of researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin compared the evolution of endemic 'common cold' coronaviruses with that of influenza viruses. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Will COVID-19 vaccines need to be adapted regularly?
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Influenza vaccines need to be evaluated every year to ensure they remain effective against new influenza viruses. Will the same apply to COVID-19 vaccines? Researchers from Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin compared the evolution of endemic 'common cold' coronaviruses with that of influenza viruses. The researchers predict that, while the pandemic is ongoing, vaccines will need to undergo regular updates. A few years into the post-pandemic period, however, vaccines are likely to remain effective for longer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Government must act on watchdog ’s call for social care reform, says UNISON   
Responding to the National Audit Office’s (NAO) report on adult social care ​that highlights the government’s failure to plan long term, UNISON general secretary Christina McAnea said: “The NAO’s strongly-worded call for action is hugely significant. Campaigners, politicians and now even government watchdogs want urgent reform. “The current privatised, fragmented and largely unregulated system is unfit for purpose. It’s a recipe for buck passing, wasted resources and failure to deliver for those who depend on care. “​Unions, employer...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 25, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Sophie Goodchild Tags: News Press release adult social care Source Type: news

The endemic amid the pandemic: seeking help for violence against women in the initial phases of COVID-19 - Sorenson SB, Sinko L, Berk RA.
During the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments instituted a series of measures to control the spread of the virus. The measures were widely believed to increase women's risk of violent victimization, most of which is by an intimate partner. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Coronavirus new strain: Five signs you have a COVID-19 headache - 'pulsing, stabbing'
DAILY cases of coronavirus are still in the thousands, signalling that the virus will remain endemic despite the ongoing vaccination effort. Research suggested headaches are one of the earliest indicators of COVID-19. But how do they compare to regular ones? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Ebola Endemic In Humans?
The answer is "probably". (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Drake, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

MSU scientists one million 'hops' closer to ending a disease endemic in cattle
(Michigan State University) Agricultural researchers are finding effective ways to fight Brucellosis, an agricultural and human health concern on a global scale. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clinical features and prognosis of severe scorpion envenomation in children - Rebahi H, Ba-M'hamed S, Still ME, Mouaffak Y, Younous S, Bennis M.
This study aimed to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

COVID-19 has exposed endemic gender inequality, Guterres tells UN Women ’s commission
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating impact on women and girls, and the fallout has shown how deeply gender inequality remains embedded in the world’s political, social and economic systems, UN chief António Guterres said in his address to the Commission on the Status of Women, on Monday. This year’s Commission will focus on charting a global roadmap towards achieving full equality in public life but, as Mr. Guterres recalled in his speech, gender equality in all walks of life is a long way off and has been further undermined by the pandemic. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hemiandrus jacinda: insect named after New Zealand prime minister
New species of w ētā, a giant flightless cricket, is seen as ‘reflecting traits’ of Jacinda ArdernNew Zealand ’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has received what may be her greatest accolade yet: a large insect named in her honour.A new species of w ētā – a giant flightless cricket that is endemic to New Zealand – has been namedHemiandrus jacinda for being Labour-party red in colour and “long-limbed”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Elle Hunt in Wellington Tags: Jacinda Ardern New Zealand Insects Animals Asia Pacific Environment Wildlife World news Source Type: news

The fight for the Gal ápagos: race to expand reserve as fishing fleets circle
Ecuador ’s president to decide on proposal to expand islands’ marine reserve, seen as vital to protect world heritage site from fishing industryStrolling along a beach dotted with sea lion pups and their mothers barking at one another, utterly unconcerned by your presence, is a singularly magical experience. On the trail leading to the shore on tiny Seymour Island, noisily courting blue-footed boobies and frigate birds are equally unruffled by the presence of humans.Getting up close to the natural world without disturbing it seems as refreshingly easy on the Gal ápagos Islands today as when Charles Darwi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Dan Collyns in the Gal ápagos Islands Tags: Environment Ecuador Americas World news Marine life Wildlife Gal ápagos Islands Charles Darwin Fishing Animals Conservation Science Food Source Type: news

Pluralistic ignorance as a contributing factor to concussion underreporting - Baugh CM, Foster CA, Johnson BR, D'Lauro C.
BACKGROUND: Concussion underreporting is endemic, and social norms are an established predictor of concussion reporting behavior. However, pluralistic ignorance-a situation in which most individuals in a group hold the belief that their peers' views differ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Endemic violence against women ‘cannot be stopped with a vaccine’ – WHO chief
Over the past decade, violence against women has been “endemic in every country and culture”, according to a new study released by the UN health agency on Tuesday.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 in 2021
(JAMA Network) Current best evidence about COVID-19 vaccines, immunity and whether SARS-CoV-2 will become an endemic or seasonal virus is summarized in this Viewpoint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news