Health care employers step up DE & I efforts
Studies have long shown how companies benefit from having a diverse workforce. In one such report published in February 2015, the global consulting firm McKinsey& Company examined the relationship between the gender and ethnic/racial diversity of corporate leadership teams and their organizations ’ financial performance. The study found that companies in the top quartile of ethnic/racial diversity were 35% more likely to perform ahead of their national industry median, and gender-diverse organizations… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 4, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Lauren Lawley Head Source Type: news

Missouri's Governor Pardons The St. Louis Lawyers Who Waved Guns At BLM Protesters
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Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's What Activision Blizzard Shareholders Asked its Leaders in First Earnings Call Following Harassment Lawsuit - IGN
Activision-Blizzard, which is currently being sued by the state of California over its work culture, had an earnings call today, during... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Missouri governor pardons gun-waving St. Louis lawyer couple
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson announced Tuesday that he made good on his promise to pardon a couple who gained... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Biden to announce new 60-day eviction ban protecting most of US population
CDC has found legal authority for moratorium that would shield areas where 90% of population lives (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Indiana University COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate Upheld by Federal Appeals Court
TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 -- Indiana University can mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees, a Chicago-based federal appeals court ruled Monday. The decision upheld an Indiana district court judge's ruling that the school was acting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Moving the needle: Alumni spotlight Justin Mendoza ’15 M.P.H.
Mendoza engages lawmakers on key COVID-19 policy issues and helps craft policies that advance the U.S. public health response to the pandemic and beyond. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Activision Blizzard faces an investor lawsuit stemming from its discrimination case
A harassment and discrimination lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) isn’t the only legal battle... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Healthcare Giant Sold Off Hospitals But Continued Suing Patients Healthcare Giant Sold Off Hospitals But Continued Suing Patients
Community Health Systems, a large, for-profit hospital chain, shrank from more than 200 to 84 facilities. It continues to sue patients for hospitals that now exist as little more than legal entities.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
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DOJ Joins Cases Alleging False Diagnoses by Kaiser MA Plans DOJ Joins Cases Alleging False Diagnoses by Kaiser MA Plans
The federal government has joined in a legal battle over claims that Kaiser plans pressured physicians to report diagnoses that patients did not have in order to increase Medicare reimbursement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Tennessee sued over 'bathroom bill' for public schools
Tennessee is being sued over a law that puts public schools and their districts at risk of legal consequences if they let transgender students or employees use multi-person bathrooms or locker rooms that do not reflect their gender at birth (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Long Drives, Air Travel: What Abortion Requires in the South Long Drives, Air Travel: What Abortion Requires in the South
With the US Supreme Court set to hear a challenge to Roe v. Wade, abortion rights defenders say long drives and wait times could become the norm across much of America.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Representations of disaster recovery needs: a study of legal frameworks and litigation in Odisha - Nalla V, Ranjit N, Jain G.
In post-disaster recovery planning, participation of disaster affected persons (DAPs) is critical for effective identification of their recovery needs. However, DAPs rarely have the opportunity to represent their needs and shape their recovery, and even ra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Utility of item 9 of the patient health questionnaire in the prospective identification of adolescents at risk of suicide attempt - Penfold RB, Whiteside U, Johnson EE, Stewart CC, Oliver MM, Shortreed SM, Beck A, Coleman KJ, Rossom RC, Lawrence JM, Simon GE.
This study re-produced the utility of item 9 of PHQ9 in assessing risk of suicide attempt in adolescen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The 'safety in density' effect for cyclists and motor vehicles in Scandinavia: an observational study - Johnsson C, Laureshyn A, D ágostino C, De Ceunynck T.
Safety in density (SID) potentially explains the safety in numbers (SIN) phenomenon by positing that 'the SIN effect can be reproduced simply through encouraging behaviour that leads to the formation of higher-density cyclist groups'. The study further exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

AHN sues insurer over Covid-19 claims
In a lawsuit filed in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, AHN said the American Guarantee& Liability Insurance Co. has denied or minimized the coverage related to property damage and business income from the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 3, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

South Africa: 13 Appear in Court for Defrauding Health Department
[SAnews.gov.za] Thirteen suspects have appeared before the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on charges of fraud, forgery, uttering, money laundering and corruption. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 3, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

BUSTED: CDC hid studies showing that plenty of Americans use guns every year to legally defend themselves
(Natural News) Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone who disagreed with the “official” positions of federal health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as the federal health demigod Anthony Fauci, were summarily accused of “ignoring the science.” But as we have long known, federal health agencies give us plenty of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Indiana University's COVID Mandate Upheld by Federal Appeals Court
TUESDAY, Aug. 3, 2021 -- Indiana University can mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for students and employees, a Chicago-based federal appeals court ruled Monday. The decision upheld an Indiana district court judge's ruling that the school was acting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pushback challenges vaccination requirements at US colleges
The quickly approaching fall semester has America’s colleges under pressure to decide how far they should go to guard their campuses against the coronavirus while navigating legal and political questions and rising infection rates (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Welfare of ambulance staff at risk as services face ‘unsustainable’ demand     
UNISON has written to ambulance service chiefs calling for urgent support for staff as services face unprecedented 999 call volumes and unsustainable demand from the public. The letter to Daren Mochrie, chair of the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE), says employers must act ​now to​limit the impact on the wellbeing and morale of staff, especially those working in control rooms. In the letter, UNISON says ‘missed meal breaks, late finishes, queuing outside hospitals and increasing levels of sickness absence have become widespread’. The letter continues: “This is all having...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 3, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Fatima Ayad Tags: Press release Ambulance ambulance workers Helga Pile Source Type: news

Central Banks Must Address Pandemic Challenges
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 3 2021 (IPS) Hopes for an inclusive global economic recovery are fast fading. As rich countries have done little to ensure poor countries’ access to vaccines and fiscal resources, North-South “fault lines” will certainly widen. Enhancing relief, recovery, transformation While the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised rich countries’ recovery prospects upward, the United Nations (UN) notes formidable challenges, especially for developing countries, due to the pandemic. Anis ChowdhuryThe UN warns of more setbacks for the S...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Economy & Trade Financial Crisis Global Green Economy Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Amazon violated US labor laws in Alabama union vote, labor official rules
An NLRB officer has recommended that workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama hold a new election because Amazon broke US labor laws.. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Appeals court upholds Indiana University’s vaccine mandate
A federal appeals court has ruled that Indiana University can proceed with its plan to require students and employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Decision on Big Tech's Section 230 immunity to be reviewed by appeals court
(Natural News) In a decision that may have massive implications for Big Tech’s Section 230 immunity, an appeals court agreed to review a lower court’s decision. On July 16, Friday, the U.S. Appeals Court for the Second Circuit in New York agreed to review a lower court’s ruling that Section 230 of the 1996 Communications... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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NFL training camp updates: Trevor Lawrence struggles, Bucs watch Olympics, fans attend practices and more
Trevor Lawrence, the No. 1 overall pick, struggled on Monday as the defense ramped up. Check out the top photos, videos, quotes and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Donald Trump to Fight Release of Tax Returns, His Lawyer Says
An attorney for the former president objects to the Treasury Department’s intention to turn over tax records to a congressional committee. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Biden urges landlords to pause evictions for 30 days as White House scrambles for solution to extend moratorium
The White House has said only Congress, not the White House, can extend the evictions freeze following a recent Supreme Court ruling. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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White House says CDC can't renew eviction ban
The White House asserted on Monday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not have the legal authority to issue... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Bill and Melinda Gates are now officially divorced
Melinda French Gates’ petition for divorce, filed to the court in May, stated that the couple’s relationship was “irretrievably broken.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Immigrant rights groups return to court to fight Biden admin's Covid restrictions at border
An American Civil Liberties Union attorney said they were left with no choice after “seven months of the administration retaining the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Bob Hamilton obituary
My father, Bob Hamilton, who has died aged 94, was a computer software designer in the industry ’s early years, working in the US on the Saturn 4B rocket programme which led to Saturn 5, the launch rocket for the 1969 moon landing.Bob was born in London. His mother, Edith, died when he was seven; he and his older sister, Margot, were brought up by his father, James, who worked for a legal firm, and, at times, by various aunts and uncles.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sally Hamilton Tags: Computing US news Space Second world war Nasa Source Type: news

German court sets trial for 100-year-old alleged Nazi guard
The man is accused of assisting in 3,518 murders at the Sachsenhausen camp during World War Two. (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Trump PACs paid lawyers nearly $8 million as he fought election results and impeachment
Former President Donald Trump's political action committees spent nearly $8 million on legal matters related to the 2020 recount and his... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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J & J Facing Scrutiny from Congress, Black Women ’s Organization
Plaintiff attorneys and congressional leaders have renewed their push against Johnson & Johnson and its allegedly toxic, talc-based powder products, questioning motives and demanding answers, according to various media outlets. A committee of attorneys filed a restraining order in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, Delaware, July 27, hoping to prevent J&J’s potential plan to unload its talc-related liabilities on a new subsidiary that would subsequently file for bankruptcy. The next day, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform delivered a letter to J&J’s chief execu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 2, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Meanwhile, communist China is buying up America's farmland
(Natural News) Increasingly more American farmland is being bought up by non-Americans, including the communist Chinese who are reportedly swiping up as much as they can as quickly as possible. According to reports, congressional lawmakers are suddenly concerned about all this Chinese real estate activity, prompting members of both major political parties to pursue a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Uganda: Museveni, Lawyers Disagree Over Covid-19 Drug Ownership
[Monitor] Lawyers have challenged President Museveni's orders that institutions should stop frustrating scientists who are making efforts to come up with breakthrough inventions for Covid-19 pandemic fight. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
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Knowledge and perceptions of human trafficking among community-based and faith-based organization members in South Los Angeles - Mobasher Z, Baldwin SB, Navarro B, Bressler-Montgomery D, King J, Family L, Smith LV, Kuo T.
The objectives of this study were (1) to assess the knowledge and perceptions of human trafficking (HT) among leaders and staff from 11 community-based organizations (CBOs) and faith-based organizations (FBOs) in South Los Angeles, and (2) to identify gaps... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Walmart Asks Judge to Toss Opioid Case
Walmart Inc. of Bentonville has asked a federal judge to throw out the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against it over allegations that its pharmacists unlawfully dispensed opioids, fueling the national opioid crisis. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
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Simone Biles and Why We All Get the ‘Twisties’ (Even If We Can’t Fly)
Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. A version of this article also appeared in the It’s Not Just You newsletter. Sign up to get a new edition every Saturday. The supernova that is gymnast Simone Biles has been explaining a phenomenon called “the twisties” for we who are more earthbound creatures. It’s “not having your mind and body in sync,” she says. Not great for most people, but if you’re upsidedown and six or eight feet above the ground, that disconnection can be deadly. On July 30th, days after upending a truckload of other people’s expectations by pulling ...
Source: TIME: Health - August 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized It's Not Just You Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

Can Rusty Nails Cause Tetanus?
Discussion Clostridium tetani is a gram-positive bacillus that is anaerobic and spore forming. Tetanus spores are found universally worldwide in the soil and the stool of animals and people. The spores are hardy and can persist in a variety of environments. Contamination through the skin in wounds (especially deep puncture wounds) and the umbilicus are the primary entry points. It is not unusual for the organism not to grow in cultures. The bacteria grow in low oxygen environments and produces a potential neurotoxin which blocks the myoneural junction. Incubation period is 3-21 days, averaging 10 days. Neonatal tetanus gen...
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Zoom settles 'zoombombing' and data privacy lawsuit for $85 million
Zoom Video Communications agreed to pay $85 million in a preliminary lawsuit settlement filed Saturday afternoon. The deal is in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Zoom reaches $85 million settlement over user privacy and hacker 'Zoombombing'
Zoom Video Communications agreed to pay $85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it violated users'... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Zoom Agrees To Settle A Privacy Lawsuit For $85 Million
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Zoom reaches $85 mln settlement of lawsuit over user privacy, 'Zoombombing'
Zoom Video Communications Inc (ZM.O) agreed to pay $85 million and bolster its security practices to settle a lawsuit claiming it... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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Two bombshell interviews: John Moore reveals military knowledge of civilization-ending global event, while attorney Thomas Renz warns of coming tidal wave of vaccine mandate lawsuits
(Natural News) If you’re wondering why corrupt, criminal governments of the world seem to be in such a hurry to mass “vaccinate” everybody with a deadly, experimental, non-approved gene therapy injection, one of the most shocking answers may be simpler than you think. According to analyst and radio hose John Moore (The Liberty Man), who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Coronavirus live news: UK chancellor ‘pushes PM to relax holiday rules’; mass testing amid China outbreak
Latest updates:Rishi Sunak says restrictions ‘out of step’ with international rivals, according to media reports;China battling worst caseload in monthsUber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young in England to get jabbedHerd immunity: could Covid be on the run in the UK?Protests in Israel against new curbs as cases are highest in monthAustralian Sky News banned from YouTube for seven days over Covid disinformation9.36amBSTCheap taxi rides and discounts from the biggest takeaway companies are to be deployed by the government in a desperate effort to boost Covid vaccination rates among the young, amid growing lega...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson Tags: Coronavirus Science Infectious diseases World news UK news Boris Johnson Source Type: news

Uber and Deliveroo discounts to lure young people in UK to get Covid jab
Companies will offer credit and price reductions in government push to boost vaccination ratesCheap taxi rides and discounts from the biggest takeaway companies are to be deployed by the government in a desperate effort to boost Covid vaccination rates among the young, amid growing legal and political pressure on Boris Johnson over the use of vaccine passports.With figures inside the cabinet concerned about the plans already in place to enforce vaccine passports in some settings, the government ’s focus has turned to using incentives to drive up vaccination rates over the summer to head off another Covid wave as offi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Michael Savage Tags: Coronavirus Deliveroo Uber Universities Education Infectious diseases UK news Boris Johnson Vaccines and immunisation Health Politics Science Society Business Young people Source Type: news

COVID-19 Litigation and the Long-Term Care Profession
The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting litigation present an existential threat to the long-term care (LTC) profession in the absence of enforceable immunity statutes and the insertion of COVID-19 exclusions in insurance policies. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ryan G. Canavan Tags: Legal issues Source Type: news

Squad members turn Capitol Hill into homeless encampment
“Squad” lawmakers were ripped Saturday for transforming Washington, DC, into a “Hooverville” by sleeping on the Capitol Building’s... (Source: Reuters: Health)
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