Austin St. John charged in multimillion-dollar PPP Covid relief fraud scheme
Austin St. John, 47, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He is one of 18 people involved in an alleged scheme to falsely obtain $3.5 million in small business loans. #pppcovid #austinstjohn (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government plan to provide early years education on the cheap will hit  children and staff
Government plan to provide early years education on the cheap will hit children and staff, warns UNISON Responding to an Early Years Alliance survey issued today (Friday) showing strong opposition to a government proposal to increase the number of children nursery staff can care for, UNISON head of education Mike Short said: “This proposal offers no benefit to children or staff. “Short-sighted ministers are gambling with children’s development, life chances and safety. Demoralised workers already heading for the exit will feel they’ve made the right decision, while desperately needed new staff will be put off join...
Source: UNISON Health care news - May 20, 2022 Category: UK Health Authors: Garfield Myrie Tags: News Press release childcare alliance early years Mike Short Source Type: news

Youth Demand a Voice in Call-To-Action on Child Labour
Delegates at the Youth Forum at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour in Durban, South Africa, demanded that all forums in the future include their participation. Credit: Cecilia Russell/IPSBy Lyse CominsDurban, May 20 2022 (IPS) Ashley has vast work experience. She has laboured by the sweat of her brow in the blistering sun on the streets of Guatemala, in the open fields on farmlands and indoors, toiling for long hours to the hum of a sewing machine. Her work resume might be impressive to some – street trader, farmworker and tailor – but she, like 160 million children around the world, is trappe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lyse Comins Tags: Africa Child Labour COVID-19 Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Human Rights Human Trafficking Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Durban IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bureau Report Source Type: news

E - Cigarettes May Be Better Than Nicotine Patches for Pregnant Women
Safety of e - cigarettes in pregnancy is similar to that of nicotine patches while possibly more effective (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 19, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes May Be Better Than Nicotine Patches for Pregnant Women
THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 -- Electronic cigarettes may help women who are pregnant to stop smoking, according to a study published online May 16 in Nature Medicine. Peter Hajek, Ph.D., from Queen Mary University of London, and colleagues conducted a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Child Labour: No Quick End to Children Trapped in Tobacco Production
Children working on tobacco farms in Chipangali District in Eastern Province of Zambia. Credit: Brenda Chitindi          “Most major tobacco producing countries use child labour in tobacco growing. Almost no cigarette can be          guaranteed to be free from child labour.”                                         British Medical Journal,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Judith Mackay and Leonce Dieudonne Leonce Tags: Child Labour Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Inequity IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

E-cigarettes ‘as safe as nicotine patches’ for pregnant smokers trying to quit
Pregnant smokers were more likely to quit when using e-cigarettes than patches after four weeks, study showsE-cigarettes are as safe to use as nicotine patches for pregnant smokers trying to quit, and may be a more effective tool, researchers have revealed.Smoking in pregnancy can increase the risk of outcomes including premature birth, miscarriage and the baby having a low birth weight. But stubbing out the habit can be a struggle.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 16, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: E-cigarettes UK news Smoking Society Science Health Pregnancy Source Type: news

Is sex-offending treatment trauma-informed? Exploring perspectives of clinicians and clients - Grady MD, Levenson JS, Glover J, Kavanagh S.
A growing body of literature indicates that individuals who commit sexual offences have significant histories of childhood trauma. Clinicians who provide sex-offending treatment (SOTX) are increasingly asked to integrate trauma-informed principles into the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Is active voice enough? Community discussions on passive voice, MMIWG2S, and violence against urban indigenous women in San Jos é, California - de Bourbon S, Gomez K, San Juan B.
Men commit violence against Native American women at higher rates than other racial or ethnic groups. When violence against Indigenous women is discussed and written about, it is often in passive voice. Several scholars note the problem of using passive vo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

A scoping review of serial homicide geographic mobility literature and four typologies - Comerford CV.
The study of geographic mobility through geospatial analysis and journey-to-crime approaches has made progress in environmental criminology, finding most offenders commit crime close to their residence. However, extant literature on serial homicide and geo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Former Heads of State Call on U.S. to Commit $5 Billion for Global Covid Aid
Activists are also pressing President Biden to take a more forceful leadership role in the response as he convenes world leaders for a Covid-19 summit on Thursday. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization World Health Organization Brown, Gordon Biden, Joseph R Jr Source Type: news

AT & T, Comcast, Verizon, Others Commit to Low-Income Broadband Program
Providers will help offer high-speed internet to millions of households under the infrastructure law. #att #comcast (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fire walk with me: posttraumatic stress disorder and pyromania - Potik D, Beitelman Y, Schreiber S.
Reports of destructive behavior by military personnel after demobilization have become more frequent; however, the pathways that might lead these individuals to commit such acts are not clear enough. This column presents the case of a retired soldier who r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

The FDA Is Moving Forward with a Menthol Cigarette Ban. Here ’s What the Science Says
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with plans to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars—policies that agency officials say could help prevent some of the roughly 500,000 U.S. deaths linked to tobacco each year. “The actions we are proposing can help significantly reduce youth initiation and increase the chances that current smokers quit,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf said in a statement. “It is clear that these efforts will help save lives.” But whether the proposed menthol ban will work as intended is a matter of active debate. [time-brightcove not-tgx...
Source: TIME: Health - May 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Addiction healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Pacific Community-Led Health Missions Arrive with Critical Support to Tonga and Kiribati Grappling with COVID-19 Surges
Pacific Community health experts conduct laboratory training for COVID-19 testing with their healthcare colleagues in Nuku'alofa, Tonga. Credit: Pacific Community (SPC)By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia , May 3 2022 (IPS) Before the pandemic emerged in 2020, health services in many Pacific Island countries were under-resourced, under-funded and under-staffed. Now following recent outbreaks of COVID-19, advancing the capacity and development of health and medical services in vulnerable nations, such as Tonga and Kiribati, is increasingly urgent. In the central Pacific atoll nation of Kiribati, virus cases have skyrocke...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies PACIFIC COMMUNITY Pacific Community Climate Wire TerraViva United Nations #AsiaPacific #Covid19 IPS UN Bureau IPS UN Bur Source Type: news