Africa: African Leaders Commit to End Aids Among Children By 2030
[UN News] UN agencies have welcomed a pledge by 12 African countries to end AIDS in children by 2030, announced on Wednesday at a meeting in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - February 2, 2023 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Will Steffen fought passionately for our planet. To honour him we must follow his lead | Penny Sackett
I am filled with grief at losing my friend at a time when we need his calm, direct voice more than everThis week science lost one of its greatest Earth system experts, Australia lost a skilled, passionate communicator of climate science and the world lost a humble soul of the highest humanity, kindness and integrity. As did scores of others, I lost a colleague and friend when Will Steffen left us on Sunday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.It is impossible to overstate Will ’s impact on science. The many tributes to his work can only scratch the surface of his legacy. He led the effort to map the Great Acceleration o...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 1, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Penny Sackett Tags: Climate crisis Australia news Environment Climate science Source Type: news

Postdocs need raises. But who will foot the bill?
Postdocs—the Ph.D.s who do much of the labor of science—are notoriously underpaid. But the problem has intensified over the past year as postdocs struggle to get by amid soaring inflation and professors report problems recruiting Ph.D. graduates to fill positions. Several institutions and states have recently implemented policies to increase their pay. But these policies haven’t always come with an increase in funding, leaving lab leaders wondering how to cover rising staff costs and what the downstream effects will be. “I think a lot of faculty feel extremely trapped,” one professor says. “This...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 31, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

“ I Was Blind, But Now I See ” – Celebrating Malawi’s Progress on World NTD Day
Vainesi, a former trachoma trichiasis patient, cheers in celebration knowing that trachoma has been eliminated in Malawi. Vainesi had suffered with the pain caused by trachoma for 10 years before a local disability mobiliser encouraged her to go to the hospital for treatment. By Lazarus McCarthy ChakweraLILONGWE, Jan 30 2023 (IPS) “I was blind, but now I see.” This is what Vainesi, from Salima District in Central Malawi, said after surgery to treat trachoma. A mother of three, Vainesi had been unable to work or provide for her family once the disease began to affect her eyesight. Vainesi is one of millions of Malawians...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 30, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera Tags: Africa Development & Aid Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

A British youth working from a bedroom at his grandfather's house made'slick videos' that could have inspired 2 US mass shooters, a court heard
made far-right videos from his grandfather's home. Getty Images Far-right videos made by a British teen were viewed by two men who went on to commit mass shootings. Daniel Harris, 19, has been sentenced to 11 and a half years over the videos. A judge said the videos were "well-made and slickly…#gettyimagesfar #danielharris #derbyshire #guardian #manchester #andersbreivik #paytongendron #buffalo #christchurch #newzealand (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boeing faces a criminal charge of fraud related to deadly 737 Max crashes
Airplane maker Boeing will be arraigned in federal court in Texas Thursday on a criminal charge of conspiracy to commit fraud related to the crashes of two 737 Max commercial jets in Indonesia in 2018 and in Ethiopia in 2019 that killed a total of 346 people. U.S. District Court Judge Reed…#boeing #indonesia #ethiopia #reedoconnor #naoiseconnollyryan #ireland #ethiopianairlines #lionair737 #faa #michaelstumo (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Impact of EVALI Outbreak on Sales of E-Cigs and NRT Products Impact of EVALI Outbreak on Sales of E-Cigs and NRT Products
How did the 2019 outbreak of e-cigarette use-associated lung injury impact trends in sales of e-cigarettes, cigarettes, and nicotine replacement therapy products?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Digital Politics: “Disconnected Citizens Are Kept Away from Opportunities”
An activist during COP27 in Egypt. Credit: Oliver Kornblihtt / Mídia NINJABy Bibbi AbruzziniBRUSSELS, Jan 25 2023 (IPS) In 2022, Saudi Arabia “quietly” sentenced Salma al-Shehab to 34 years in prison over her Twitter activity, marking the longest Saudi sentence ever for a peaceful activist. Fast forward and award-winning Ugandan author Kakwenza Rukirabashaija was charged with two counts of “offensive communication” after making unflattering remarks about the president and his son on Twitter. The message is clear: your well-crafted 280 characters can land you in jail. But what if, not only your online expr...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Africa Civil Society Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Consumer Reports Urges Dark Chocolate Makers to Reduce Lead, Cadmium Levels Consumer Reports Urges Dark Chocolate Makers to Reduce Lead, Cadmium Levels
Consumer Reports on Monday urged four chocolate producers to commit by Valentine ' s Day to reduce the amounts of lead and cadmium in their dark chocolate products, after testing revealed harmful levels of the heavy metals.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 25, 2023 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

ECB's Panetta: Beyond February, the ECB should not Pre-commit to any specific policy move
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How bilateral health accords could help improve everything from wait times to staffing shortages
The beauty of the bilateral model is that it avoids the question of “federal strings” by allowing provinces to commit to how they will move their services in the direction of the shared goals, writes Tom McIntosh. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Opinion Source Type: news

A systematic review on suicide because of social isolation/and loneliness: does COVID-19 make a difference? - Bl ázquez-Fernández C, Lanza-León P, Cantarero-Prieto D.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is a significant cause of death worldwide. Various purposes can explain why people choose to attempt or commit suicide such as mental-health disorders, income-related-factors, quality of life or issues related to social context. This st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Smoke without fire: a new vision for vaping policy in the UK
This report argues that urgent change is needed if the government is to reach this goal. It sets out proposals on ways of encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes without introducing non-smokers to nicotine. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tucker Carlson mocked for nicotine comment: " Absurd as George Santos lies "
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has received criticism and mockery online over his continued advocacy for smoking tobacco. Carlson most recently touched on the topic during his Friday night broadcast while discussing efforts to ban menthol cigarettes. In addition to claiming without evidence that…#tuckercarlson #thc #georgesantos #cia #ritchietorresof #twitter #stutzbearcat #swissarmynerd #madelinepeltz #mediamatters (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Our Cells Strategize To Keep Us Alive
Our cells, each composed of 100 trillion atoms made of particles from the Big Bang, are filled with all kinds of structures. These include organelles—little factories like energy-producing mitochondria—and tiny molecular machines like ATP synthase, whose rotor and shaft spin at up to 300 rpm to produce ATP, the molecules that transmit energy in our cells. The interior of our cells are also filled with all kinds of molecules randomly colliding at tremendous speeds. Water molecules, for example, zigzag at the astonishing speed of over 1 thousand miles an hour (although they only go about 4 billionths of an inch b...
Source: TIME: Science - January 21, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Dan Levitt Tags: Uncategorized Excerpt freelance Science Source Type: news