GOP needs new health care target; 'Obamacare' survives again
The Supreme Court’s latest rejection of a Republican effort to dismantle “Obamacare” is another sign that the GOP must look beyond repealing that law if it wants to hone the nation’s health care problems into a winning political issue (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Tai chi shows promise for relief of depression and anxiety in stroke survivors
(European Society of Cardiology) A small feasibility study has suggested that tai chi has the potential to reduce depression, anxiety and stress plus improve sleep in people who have had a stroke. The research is presented today at EuroHeartCare - ACNAP Congress 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Depression occurs in approximately one-third of stroke survivors and is linked with greater disability and mortality rates. Individuals with post-stroke depression frequently also report anxiety, stress, and poor sleep. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Obamacare Is Here to Stay. Brace for New Health Care Battles.
Republicans in Congress have largely abandoned efforts to repeal the law. With the latest Supreme Court ruling, health policy now shifts to new territory. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 17, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Margot Sanger-Katz and Sarah Kliff Tags: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) Law and Legislation Suits and Litigation (Civil) Supreme Court (US) Source Type: news

Top Republicans, other conservative figures call on Fauci to resign or be fired
(Natural News) Leading Republican politicians and other conservative figures are calling on White House Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci to resign or be fired by the administration of President Joe Biden. People are calling on Fauci’s resignation or firing after his emails were released through Freedom of Information Act requests. The emails revealed his... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fauci accused of misleading Congress about taxpayers' money given to Wuhan lab
(Natural News) Dr. Anthony Fauci has been accused of misleading Congress about the taxpayers’ money given to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) to study bat coronaviruses. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) said during a Senate questioning that $600,000 was donated to the WIV in the span of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine committee says provinces should give AstraZeneca recipients a different vaccine for second dose
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is recommending the provinces stop administering the AstraZeneca vaccine in most cases — even as booster shots for people who've already received first doses of the product. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

UK Covid: Whitty says he expects further surge in winter; more than 11,000 new cases recorded – as it happened
Whitty says a Covid surge is under way andthat cases would continue to rise for the next few weeks;UK records 11,007 new cases. This live blog is now closed – pleasefollow the global coronavirus live blog for updatesCovid cases in England doubling every 11 daysGovernment could make working from home ‘default’ optionScotland was eight hours from running out of PPE in first waveWind turbines clash adds to UK-EU post-Brexit tensionsCoronavirus – latest global updates6.13pmBST'Sullen' Edwin Poots expected to face no confidence motion.He was ratified as DUP leader five weeks ago.https://t.co/aouTDY3TlTRe...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Politics Coronavirus Chris Whitty UK news Matt Hancock Dominic Cummings Working from home Northern Ireland Northern Irish politics Democratic Unionist party (DUP) Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

The Affordable Care Act Survives After Supreme Court Dismisses Latest Challenge
(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Obama era health care law on Thursday, turning aside an effort by Republican-led states to throw out the law that provides insurance coverage for millions of Americans. The justices, by a 7-2 vote, left the entire law intact in ruling that Texas, other GOP-led states and two individuals had no right to bring their lawsuit in federal court. The Biden administration says 31 million people have health insurance because of the law popularly known as “Obamacare.” The law’s major provisions include protections for people with pre-existing...
Source: TIME: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Sherman/AP Tags: Uncategorized Health Care wire Source Type: news

South Africa: Why Is the Government in Such a Muddle Over Vaccinations?
[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa's pronouncements about vaccine supply are muddled. Apparent incoherence and a lack of transparency may be the symptoms of a vaccine strategy that is coming to be driven by political, not scientific considerations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Abdominal ultrasound priciest in Fla., cheapest in NJ
The cost of an abdominal ultrasound for patients in Florida is 308% higher tha...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASRT supports bill on radiologist assistant payment ACR urges Congress to boost MPFS payments by $3B for 2022 Despite COVID-19, MICI respondents say imaging will remain profitable Reimbursement for AI in radiology is more than just billable codes Federal programs to assist radiology practices during the pandemic (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Conference ends with urgent call for fairer workplaces
When the pandemic is finally over, workplaces need to be made a lot more fairer for the people who have helped the country through the crisis, UNISON delegates heard today. Lilian Macer opened a debate on a composite motion made up of submissions from her own Scotland region and the Newcastle Hospitals branch, each addressing the need to create fairer workplaces. She said that it was UNISON members who had kept communities safe “in the eye of the COVID storm”. And yet the crisis of the last 15 months had shown more clearly than ever the unfairness that exists for so many of those workers. For instance, accordin...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference Josie Bird social care Source Type: news

Obamacare Survives Latest Supreme Court Challenge
The court sidestepped the larger issue in the case, whether the 2010 health care law can stand without a provision that required most Americans to obtain insurance or pay a penalty. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Liptak Tags: Supreme Court (US) Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Decisions and Verdicts Source Type: news

Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery. The House voted 415-14... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular imaging saw wins, losses over past year
You win some, you lose some. That adage could apply to the efforts of the nuclea...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI pushes for coverage of PET tracers for Aduhelm use SNMMI offers letter to contest SPECT/CT denials SNMMI urges Congress to continue support for medical research Humana partially reverses PET/CT policy SNMMI provides update on COVID-19 vaccine and PET/CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

'First empirical evidence of an identity-related societal cleavage'
(Cluster of Excellence " Religion and Politics ") International survey by Cluster of Excellence reveals division of European societies into two entrenched camps of substantial size. In Germany, one third hold opposing positions on national belonging, threat, disadvantage. 'Politics should not take one side: positions should be traced back to their respective functional core, compromises sought, polarization stopped.' Most comprehensive survey on identity conflicts in Europe to date. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

RNE and Leopoldina call for swift action -- lay the foundations for climate neutrality now
(Leopoldina) The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE) have published a joint position paper presenting paths to climate neutrality by 2050. In it, the Leopoldina and the RNE highlight options for action to effect the changes needed within society, at political level and in the business world, in view especially of the urgency and the historic dimensions of the transformation we face. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 17, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Anti-science, partisan tweets could flag an outbreak
(University of Southern California) Anti-science attitudes and political ideology often go hand in hand, a new USC study finds, which means machine-analyzed data on platforms such as Twitter could offer clues as to where diseases like COVID-19 might spread. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid Proved the C.D.C. Is Broken. Can It Be Fixed?
The pandemic revealed the glaring weaknesses of the world ’s premier public health agency — and just how much work it would take to reform it. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - June 16, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jeneen Interlandi and Brian Rea Tags: Coronavirus Reopenings Contact Tracing (Public Health) Disease Rates Electronic Health Records Masks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medicine and Health Quarantines Epidemics United States Politics and Government Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

Texas "constitutional carry" signed into law, goes into effect Sept. 1
Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and other Republicans who were initially noncommittal about the bill were under immense political pressure... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MPs vote 461 to 60 in favour of extending social restrictions in England to 19 July – as it happened
Latest updates: 60 MPs vote against government plans while former special adviser Dominic Cummingspublishes messages purporting to show PM ’s criticism of health secretary Matt HancockTory MPs speak out against delaying lifting of final restrictionsCummings texts show Johnson calling Matt Hancock ‘totally hopeless’PM plans to leave No 10 two years after next election, Cummings claimsAnalysis of Jeremy Hunt ’s rejection of claims that Matt Hancock liedDelta variant could have R zero number as high as 7, MPs toldVaccines likely to become less effective against infection, MPs told7.37pmBSTThat ’s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now) and Andrew Sparrow (earlier) Tags: Politics Coronavirus UK news Boris Johnson Dominic Cummings Keir Starmer House of Commons Conservatives PMQs Care workers Social care Brexit Northern Ireland David Frost G7 Matt Hancock European Union Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Health Workers Need to Be at the Center of Our Global Vaccine Rollout
By Polly Dunford, President and Chief Executive Officer, IntraHealth InternationalJune 16, 2021The long-awaited plan from the US for sharing COVID-19 vaccines with countries that need them is an important step forward—both in US leadership and in our global response to COVID-19. I hope it inspires other countries to share more doses faster.  As the Group of 7 (G7) meeting unfolded in Cornwall, UK, last week, I was eager for these world leaders to take the plan even further, producing a roadmap for the COVID-19 vaccine rollout—our ...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: kseaton Tags: COVID-19 Health workforce development 2021 Year of the Health and Care Worker Health Workers Source Type: news

‘We must be the generation that rebuilds after the pandemic’
Delegates at UNISON’s special delegate conference today discussed the key issues that needed to be addressed as society emerged from the COVID-19 pandemic – notably pay, equality and climate change. The motion Securing an equal and sustainable post pandemic settlement notes that that the UK faces a comparable choice to that one faced after the second world war – to return to how things were before, or create a better future. “That choice is clear,” it states, “and the moment must be seized as an opportunity to tackle the deep fault lines so cruelly exposed by the pandemic….  ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 16, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference Source Type: news

China ’s New Space Station Is Set to Welcome Its First Crew
JIUQUAN, China — The three members of the first crew to be sent to China’s space station say they’re eager to get to work making their home for the next three months habitable, setting up testing and experiments and preparing for a series of spacewalks. The three met with reporters Wednesday from inside a germ-free glassed-in room, hours before they are due to blast off on Thursday morning. “First of all, we need to arrange our home in the core module, then get started on a whole range of diagnostic tests on crucial technology and experiments,” said mission commander Nie Haisheng, the most sen...
Source: TIME: Science - June 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: SAM McNEIL / AP Tags: Uncategorized overnight Space wire Source Type: news

OU professor receives Council on Foreign Relations fellowship
(University of Oklahoma) Samer Shehata, a faculty member in the David L. Boren College of International Studies at the University of Oklahoma's , has received the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars from the Council on Foreign Relations. The prestigious award facilitates practical experience in the foreign policy-making field, providing a 12-month placement at a U.S. federal government agency, in Congress or with an international organization. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

F.B.I. Is Pursuing ‘Hundreds’ in Capitol Riot Inquiry, Wray Tells Congress
In two separate hearings, the F.B.I. director and Pentagon officials answered questions about the failure to adequately prepare for and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SNMMI releases slate of officers for 2021-2022 term
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) has released it...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI pushes for coverage of PET tracers for Aduhelm use SNMMI offers letter to contest SPECT/CT denials SNMMI urges Congress to continue support for medical research Humana partially reverses PET/CT policy SNMMI lands 'Hangover' star Jeong as guest speaker (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

US passes 600,000 deaths from coronavirus
America’s death toll from Covid-19 highest in the world – follow all the day’s politics news live (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern Baptists grapple with race, gender, sex and God in pivotal annual meeting
There's a political fight brewing inside the nation's largest Protestant denomination as the Southern Baptist Convention gathers in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers to shine light on biopharmaceutical R & D with policymakers
Today, biopharmaceutical researchers from PhRMA member companies are meeting virtually with members of Congress and staff to share their stories of transforming game-changing scientific discoveries into new treatments and cures for patients. They represent hundreds of thousands of biopharmaceutical researchers working throughout the United States who are at the heart of America ’s robust research and developmentecosystem, developing more innovative medicines than any other country in the world. Their work is often late into the night in labs where they relentlessly pursue new avenues of resea...
Source: The Catalyst - June 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Research and Development PhRMA Member Company Source Type: news

Vaccines dominate Trudeau's final day of international trip
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has wrapped up a mini-summit with leaders of the European Union that was part business, part thank-you for co-operation in securing Canada a share of European-manufactured coronavirus vaccines. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

The Delta Variant Could Soon Become the Dominant COVID-19 Strain. Here ’s What You Need to Know
The COVID-19 pandemic is increasingly becoming an arms race among the emerging variants of the virus, and at the moment, there’s no question which one is winning: the Delta variant—formally known as B.1.617.2—one of four strains to have emerged originally in India. It was just last month that the World Health Organization labeled Delta a “variant of concern”—joining with the Alpha strain, which emerged in the U.K.; the Beta strain, from South Africa; and the Gamma strain, first seen in Brazil. But Delta is fast becoming the most worrisome of the bunch. Health officials are sounding the a...
Source: TIME: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Delta Variant Could Soon Become the Dominant COVID-19 Strain. Here ’s What You Need to Know
The COVID-19 pandemic is increasingly becoming an arms race among the emerging variants of the virus, and at the moment, there’s no question which one is winning: the Delta variant—formally known as B.1.617.2—one of four strains to have emerged originally in India. It was just last month that the World Health Organization labeled Delta a “variant of concern”—joining with the Alpha strain, which emerged in the U.K.; the Beta strain, from South Africa; and the Gamma strain, first seen in Brazil. But Delta is fast becoming the most worrisome of the bunch. Health officials are sounding the a...
Source: TIME: Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza and Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The pandemic has ‘ exposed and exacerbated structural inequality ’
“We are pioneers this week.” That’s how UNISON president Josie Bird opened the union’s special delegate conference this morning – the first time the national gathering of activists has gone virtual. While UNISON had to abandon its national delegate conference last year, as the country was still struggling to cope with COVID-19 and lockdown, to do so a second time was never an option, she said, as the gathering was “the most important cog in the machinery of the union’s democracy.” Ms Bird was speaking from a studio in Congress House in London, where she was joined live by her...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - June 15, 2021 Category: Food Science Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference UNISON president Source Type: news

The pandemic has ‘exposed and exacerbated structural inequality’
“We are pioneers this week.” That’s how UNISON president Josie Bird opened the union’s special delegate conference this morning – the first time the national gathering of activists has gone virtual. While UNISON had to abandon its national delegate conference last year, as the country was still struggling to cope with COVID-19 and lockdown, to do so a second time was never an option, she said, as the gathering was “the most important cog in the machinery of the union’s democracy.” Ms Bird was speaking from a studio in Congress House in London, where she was joined live by her...
Source: UNISON Health care news - June 15, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Article News 2021 virtual special national delegate conference UNISON president Source Type: news

COVID-19 Exposed the Faults in America ’s Elder Care System. This Is Our Best Shot to Fix Them
For the American public, one of the first signs of the COVID-19 pandemic to come was a tragedy at a nursing home near Seattle. On Feb. 29, 2020, officials from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Washington State announced the U.S. had its first outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Three people in the area had tested positive the day before; two of them were associated with Life Care Center of Kirkland, and officials expected more to follow soon. When asked what steps the nursing home could take to control the spread, Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Seattle and King County, said he was working w...
Source: TIME: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Aging COVID-19 feature franchise Magazine TIME for Health Source Type: news

Gove ‘pretty confident’ end of Covid lockdown in England will not be delayed again
Minister says government trying not to impose ‘imprisonment’ of restrictions longer than necessaryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMinisters are “pretty confident” that the final lifting of Covid restrictions in England, delayed until 19 July, will not be pushed back again, Michael Gove has said.The Cabinet Office minister sought to reassure people the government was trying not to impose “imprisonment” any longer than necessary, afterBoris Johnson announced the Delta variant of the coronavirus, first discovered in India, had derailed his roadmap for easin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aubrey Allegretti Political corresponent Tags: Coronavirus Science UK news Politics Michael Gove Source Type: news

Political violence and language endangerment in Colombia - Meernik J, King K.
This paper develops an account of the relationship between language endangerment and conflict violence by combining insights from the fields of political science and linguistics. We develop a theoretical account of the manner in which the violence and disr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'African gangs' in Australia: perceptions of race and crime in urban neighbourhoods - Benier K, Wickes R, Moran C.
In 2016, Melbourne experienced what was referred to in the media as the Moomba 'riot'. This event led to a racialised political and media campaign regarding the problem of 'African gangs'. Despite no evidence of actual gang activity, the backlash against b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Whether Covid escaped from a lab or not, it ’s time to talk about biosecurity | Gregory D Koblenz and Filippa Lentzos
We studied safety at the world ’s most sophisticated laboratories, and found their policies often left much to be desiredDr Gregory D Koblentz is an associate professor at George Mason University, and Dr Filippa Lentzos is senior lecturer in science and international security at King ’s College LondonThe debate on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic has recently focused on the potential for the Sars-CoV-2 virus to have escaped from theWuhan Institute of Virology, located in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the centre of the pandemic. This institute houses a maximum containment laboratory, more commonly known as abio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Gregory D Koblenz and Filippa Lentzos Tags: Microbiology Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Whether Covid came from a leak or not, it ’s time to talk about lab safety | Gregory D Koblentz and Filippa Lentzos
We studied biosecurity at the world ’s most sophisticated laboratories, and found their policies often left much to be desiredDr Gregory D Koblentz is an associate professor at George Mason University, and Dr Filippa Lentzos is senior lecturer in science and international security at King ’s College LondonThe debate on the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic has recently focused on the potential for the Sars-CoV-2 virus to have escaped from theWuhan Institute of Virology, located in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the centre of the pandemic. This institute houses a maximum containment laboratory, more commonly known as...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Gregory D Koblentz and Filippa Lentzos Tags: Microbiology Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Source Type: news

Roche data at EAN 2021 showcase significant impact of therapies across diverse neuroscience portfolio
Basel, 15 June 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that data across its growing neuroscience portfolio will be presented at the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Annual Meeting being held virtually 19-22 June, 2021. These new and encore data demonstrate Roche ’s commitment to advancing the clinical understanding of a broad range of neurological disorders with the goal of meeting the needs of people living with both the rarest and most common conditions.“Our data at EAN and recent European regulatory milestones for EVRYSDI and ENSPRYNG reflect our continued commitment ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche data at EAN 2021 showcase significant impact of therapies across diverse neuroscience portfolio
Basel, 15 June 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that data across its growing neuroscience portfolio will be presented at the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Annual Meeting being held virtually 19-22 June, 2021. These new and encore data demonstrate Roche ’s commitment to advancing the clinical understanding of a broad range of neurological disorders with the goal of meeting the needs of people living with both the rarest and most common conditions.“Our data at EAN and recent European regulatory milestones for EVRYSDI and ENSPRYNG reflect our continued commitment ...
Source: Roche Media News - June 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Top Senate Republicans split on need to investigate secret DOJ subpoenas of Democratic lawmakers
The top two Senate Republican leaders were split Monday over the need for Congress to investigate secret Trump-era Justice Department... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How political bias impacts believing sexual assault victims
(Syracuse University) A new study shows political partisans may engage in greater victim blaming for sexual assault crimes, especially when the members of their political party are accused. The more Republicans and Democrats identified with belonging to their political party and reported feeling defensive when members from their political party are criticized, the more accepting they were of common sexual assault myths and the less likely to perceive sexual assault as a serious issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biden slams Republicans while on foreign soil in break with political norms
President Biden blasted former president Donald Trump and Republicans during a press conference following a NATO summit in Brussels on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lab-Leak Theory: Kristian Andersen On His Fauci Email and Covid Origins
In early 2020, Kristian Andersen wrote to Anthony Fauci about the possibility of an engineered coronavirus. His research has since dispelled those suspicions. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman and Carl Zimmer Tags: Bats Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Science and Technology United States Politics and Government Animals Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Wuhan Institute of Virology (China) your-feed-science Source Type: news

Justice Department to tighten rules on seizing Congress data
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will tighten its rules around obtaining records from members of Congress, Attorney General... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Guardian view on delaying lockdown easing: sadly unavoidable | Editorial
The exponential spread of the Delta variant, and the uncertainties surrounding it, mean pausing the roadmap is justifiedSinceFebruary, when Boris Johnson unveiled a four-step roadmap to ending all Covid restrictions in England, progress has been steady and at times relatively serene compared with the periods of abject confusion and chaos that went before. The successful rollout of the vaccination programme allowed targets to be met, including the substantial “step three” easing of restrictions on 17 May.But as Boris Johnson recognised in his press conference today, the spread of the new Delta variant – wh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Boris Johnson Politics UK news Source Type: news

Political violence, migration, lack of citizenship, and agrobiodiversity loss in the borderlands of Thailand and Laos - Baird IG.
In the 1970s and 1980s, the borderlands between southern Laos, northeastern Thailand and northern Cambodia were a hotbed of militarized conflict and insurgent activity. Various armed groups, on the political left and right, operated in what was later refer... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

From claims to violence: signaling, outbidding, and escalation in ethnic conflict - Vogt M, Gleditsch KS, Cederman LE.
Do radical political demands increase the risk of ethnic civil conflict? And why do ethnic movements make radical demands in the first place? We contend that when movements are fragmented, individual organizations use far-reaching claims relative to the st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news