EU Hits Back at China Over Trade Limits, Taking Lithuania Fight Global
The dispute has opened a new front in the global battle over Beijing’s use of economic pressure to advance political objectives. #lithuaniafightglobalthe #chinaovertradelimits (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Joe Manchin isn't ruling out supporting a Supreme Court nominee who's more liberal than he is
News and analysis from Capitol Hill for when you only have a few minutes, from POLITICO. #politico #capitolhill #joemanchin #supremecourt #nominee (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New post-pandemic standards for long-term care proposed to federal government
As hundreds of long-term care homes across the country grapple with new outbreaks of COVID-19, highly-anticipated draft national standards for these facilities were released Thursday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Oath Keepers founder is ordered detained pending trial in Jan. 6 riot - POLITICO
A federal magistrate judge in Texas says Stewart Rhodes poses a danger to the public. #oathkeepers #magistratejudge #stewartrhodes (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hit man pleads guilty in N.J. political consultant ’s murder-for-hire scheme
The case has sent shockwaves through New Jersey’s political world. #hitman (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Urgently Need a New National COVID-19 Response Plan
The recent Chicago public school crisis, collapse of Broadway theater in New York City, ongoing changes in NBA and NFL screening protocols for players, and extreme scarcity of rapid tests throughout the nation all serve as a deafening wake-up call for urgent revision of our national COVID-19 response plan. These and similar scenes of chaos and conflict over the reopening of American institutions and commerce reflect the absence of a coherent national plan that is responsive to the contagiousness of the Omicron variant. Central to this current failure is the need for a clear national definition of “public safety&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Phillips Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A Newly Published Network Meta-Analysis (NMA) Found TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Ranked Highest for Overall Level of Skin Clearance and Provided Positive Joint Efficacy Among Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Therapies
Conclusions (i.e., comparable) are based on an overlap of pairwise 95 percent credible intervals.1c. PASI 90 is defined as at least 90 percent improvement from baseline in the PASI score. The PASI score grades the amount of surface area on each body region that is covered by PsO plaques and the severity of plaques for their redness, thickness, and scaliness.13 PASI 90 was not a controlled endpoint in DISCOVER-1 or -2.8,9d. TREMFYA q4w dosing is not currently FDA-approved.2e. The PsA-modified vdH-S score combines erosion and joint space narrowing scores derived from radiographs of joints in body regions impacted by PsA.14 T...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 26, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Russia says "destructive" sanctions wouldn't hurt Putin personally
Russia warned on Wednesday that imposing sanctions on President Vladimir Putin personally would not hurt him but would be "politically destructive", after U.S. President Joe Biden said he would... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why mathematicians sometimes get Covid projections wrong | Kit Yates
Modelling may not be as accurate as a crystal ball, but it remains the best tool we have to predict the futureOfficial modelling efforts have been subjected to barrages of criticism throughout the pandemic, from across the political spectrum. No doubt some of that criticism has appeared justified – the result of highly publicised projections that never came to pass. In July 2021, for instance, the newly installed health secretary, Sajid Javid, warned that cases couldsoon rise above 100,000 a day. His figure was based on modelling from the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling, known as SPI-M.One influentia...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 26, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Kit Yates Tags: Coronavirus Mathematics UK news Science World news Source Type: news

Biden Administration Withdraws Vaccine Mandate for Large Companies
The Biden Administration has officially withdrawn a rule that would have required workers at big companies to get vaccinated or face regular COVID testing requirements. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration confirmed the withdrawal Tuesday. But the agency said it still strongly encourages workers to get vaccinated. In early November, OSHA announced a vaccine-or-test mandate for companies with at least 100 employees. The rule—which would have impacted more than 80 million U.S. workers—was originally set to go into effect on Jan. 4. But numerous states and business groups challenged the rule in court....
Source: TIME: Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dee-Ann Durbin / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

Ghana: Covid-19 Significantly Affected the Economy, Not Mismanagement - - President Akufo-Addo
[GhanaToday] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described as political expediency, claims made by some persons that Ghana's current economic difficulties has nothing to do with COVID-19, but mismanagement of the economy. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rethinking alcohol and conflict: the politics of alcohol in post-war Sri Lanka and Nepal - Walton O, Karn S, Lokuge G.
Existing research on the relationship between alcohol and conflict has focused on displaced populations and viewed alcohol largely as a driver of post-war social problems such as trauma and violence. We draw on qualitative research in Sri Lanka and Nepal t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The escalating crisis in adolescent mental health - Wiederhold BK.
It is rare that those in such varied fields as healthcare, economics, and politics come down on the same side of an issue, but on the topic of adolescent mental health, many of the experts agree: the pandemic has us facing a quickly escalating crisis. Last... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Liberia: Foreign Journalism Bodies Express Support to Journalist Bettie Mbayo and Husband in Ongoing Trial 
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) and the ZAM Bureau Afrika have condemned the lawsuit filed against renowned Liberian journalist Bettie Mbayo and her husband by Bong County Representative Marvin Cole, with a call on public officials to desist from using the courts to go after journalists and their perceived political opponents . (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 26, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

U.S. companies push Biden, Congress for caution on Russia sanctions
U.S. President Joe Biden has threatened to impose devastating sanctions on Russia if leader Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, but some big companies and business groups are pushing the White House... #vladimirputin #businessgroups (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kid Rock releases political track 'We the People' slamming Joe Biden and Anthony Fauci
Kid Rock released a new song Monday, titled "We the People." In it, he slams Joe Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci and COVID-19 public health mandates. #kidrock #anthonyfauci #wethepeople (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aaron Rodgers, Shailene Woodley don't talk about their 'politics' and 'agree to disagree': report
Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley apparently don't talk about "their politics." The two, who announced their engagement in February 2021, have decided to "agree to disagree," according to a report. #aaronrodgers #shailenewoodley (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr. Oz stumbles out of the gate in Senate race - POLITICO
In his first tests as a candidate, the celebrity physician fails to impress Pennsylvania GOP activists. #politico #celebrityphysician (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

House Speaker Pelosi will run for re-election to Congress
Her announcement ends speculation that she might retire this year after more than 30 years in the House. #pelosi #reelection (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RFK Jr. apologizes for widely condemned Anne Frank comment - POLITICO
"To the extent my remarks caused hurt, I am truly and deeply sorry," he said. #politico #annefrank #rfkjr (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nancy Pelosi says she's running for reelection
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Tuesday that she plans to run for reelection, aiming to extend her more than 30-year run in Congress. #reelection #nancypelosi (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shailene Woodley and Aaron Rodgers 'agree to disagree' about politics: report
“They disagreed on a lot of things. Early on, they decided to agree to disagree about things and not debate them. She is not someone whose mind you can change…” #shailenewoodley #aaronrodgers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It ’s a new year, but sadly Congress is still pursuing flawed price setting policies
As we kick off 2022, Congress has a number of priorities they are aiming to tackle, including the Build Back Better Act (BBBA). Unfortunately, the bill includes policies that would take the unprecedented step of allowing the government to set the price of certain medicines in Medicare. Here ’s a refresher on why the drug pricing provisions in the BBBA are bad policy. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Part D Medicare Out-of-Pocket Costs Part B Proactive Agenda Source Type: news

Journalist Lourdes Maldonado L ópez latest casualty of Mexico's fatal gun violence
Lourdes Maldonado López, who covered politics and corruption, was shot inside a car in Tijuana’s Santa Fe neighborhood. #santafe #lourdesmaldonadolópez #tijuana (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden warns Russia of ‘enormous consequences’ if it invades Ukraine
President says any invasion from Russia would ‘change the world’ – follow the latest politics news (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth Have the Spirit to Change Trajectory of Leprosy, says Yohei Sasakawa
Discussions included the need to engage the younger generation in a world free of stigma and discrimination. Similarly, Marcos Costa, from Morhan in Brazil, spoke of the first Latin American and Caribbean Virtual Meeting of young people affected by leprosy, their family members, and supporters. The meeting, he said, sought to engage young people and their families in a dialogue centered on the challenges faced by those affected by the disease and to explore policy solutions to the problem. “In Brazil, 45 percent of new leprosy cases were not diagnosed in 2020 because of COVID-19. The pandemic has compounded challenge...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 25, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joyce Chimbi Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Youth Thought Leaders IPS UN Bureau Sasakawa Health Foundation Source Type: news

New poll of all 50 states and 435 Congressional Districts shows perils of so-called Medicare “negotiation”
A new large-scalesurvey of 20,000 Americans covering all states and Congressional districts shows a majority find health care coverage costs unreasonable and a top priority health care issue for policymakers to address today. At the same time, the survey conducted with Morning Consult also shows Americans reject so-called government “negotiation” once they learn it could restrict access and choice and chill the innovation of new treatments and cures. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cynthia Hicks Tags: Drug Cost Out-of-Pocket Costs Polling Proactive Agenda Source Type: news

Trump conquered Ohio. Now his followers want the governorship. - POLITICO
Ex-Rep. Jim Renacci is challenging Gov. Mike DeWine in a primary, betting GOP voters want someone more closely aligned with Donald Trump. #governorship #donaldtrump #mikedewine #jimrenacci (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 in South Africa Shows the Limits of Using Courts to Fight Political Battles
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our daily lives. Some of these changes are immediately visible in the everyday wearing of face masks, in the bottles of hand sanitiser found on shop counters, and in the careful spacing of long queues. Others, though, are less obvious. They take place in the structures of the legal system that shapes our relationships to one another and to the state. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 25, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Roche ’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) granted FDA priority review for treatment of pre-symptomatic babies under 2 months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 25 January 2022 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review of a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for the use of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) to treat pre-symptomatic babies under two months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The sNDA submission incorporates interim data from the RAINBOWFISH study, which shows the majority of pre-symptomatic babies treated with Evrysdi achieved key milestones such as sitting, standing, walking and maintained the ability to swallow following 12 months of treatment.  “Tre...
Source: Roche Media News - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) granted FDA priority review for treatment of pre-symptomatic babies under 2 months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 25 January 2022 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review of a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for the use of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) to treat pre-symptomatic babies under two months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The sNDA submission incorporates interim data from the RAINBOWFISH study, which shows the majority of pre-symptomatic babies treated with Evrysdi achieved key milestones such as sitting, standing, walking and maintained the ability to swallow following 12 months of treatment.  “Tre...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Giving Cash to Low-Income Mothers Linked to Increased Brain Activity in Their Babies, Study Suggests
New research suggests giving extra cash to low-income mothers can change their infants’ brain development. Brain measurements at age 1 showed faster activity in key brain regions in infants whose low-income families received $300-plus monthly for a year, compared with those who got $20 each month, U.S. researchers reported Monday. The same type of brain activity has been linked in older children to learning skills and other development, although it’s unclear whether the differences found will persist or influence the infants’ future. The researchers are investigating whether the payments led to better nut...
Source: TIME: Science - January 25, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Lindsey Tanner/AP Tags: Uncategorized overnight Research wire Source Type: news

Court Throws Out Alabama ’s New Congressional Map
A federal panel of judges ordered state lawmakers to redraw the lines, saying Black voters “have less opportunity than other Alabamians” to elect candidates of their choice. #courtthrowsoutalabama #alabamians #statelawmakers #newcongressionalmap (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alabama's new congressional map blocked by judges - POLITICO
The state's congressional delegation now consists of six Republicans elected from heavily white districts and one Democrat elected from the only majority-Black district. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stupid son of a …”: Biden makes plain his opinion of Fox reporter's question - POLITICO
The president didn’t appear to be speaking directly to Peter Doocy but was bluntly sarcastic after being asked about the political implications of inflation. #peterdoocy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cash Aid to Poor Mothers Increases Brain Activity in Babies, Study Finds
The research could have policy implications as President Biden pushes to revive his proposal to expand the child tax credit. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - January 25, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Jason DeParle Tags: Babies and Infants Child Tax Credits and Stipends Poverty Brain Research Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences United States Politics and Government Federal Aid (US) Welfare (US) Income Income Inequality Babys First Years Source Type: news

Sheldon Silver, N.Y. Power Broker Convicted of Corruption, Dies at 77
A longtime Democratic leader, he held sway in New York politics for decades and died while serving a prison sentence. #convictedofcorruption #sheldonsilver (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden calls Fox News reporter Peter Doocy 'a stupid son of a bitch'
The Fox News reporter, Peter Doocy, had asked President Biden if inflation was a political liability to him or an asset. #peterdoocy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RFK Jr. remarks on Anne Frank, vaccines draw condemnation - POLITICO
“Those who carelessly invoke Anne Frank, the star badge, and the Nuremberg Trials exploit history and the consequences of hate,” the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said. #rfkjr #annefrank #nurembergtrials (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Supreme Court denies Kevin McCarthy's challenge to proxy voting in House - POLITICO
The decision marks the final nail in the coffin for challenges to the chamber’s absentee voting procedures prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. #politico #supremecourt #kevinmccarthy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disgraced NYC politician Sheldon Silver dead at age 77
Sheldon Silver, a corrupt Manhattan politician who for most of his 21 years as state Assembly speaker took money from real estate developers and people sickened by a deadly disease, died Monday at... #sheldonsilver #stateassemblyspeaker #realestatedevelopers #ayer (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disgraced NY political powerhouse Sheldon Silver dies in prison
Sheldon Silver, the Democratic powerhouse who ruled Albany until he was convicted on federal corruption charges in a stunning fall from grace, has died. He was 77.  Silver died while serving o… #sheldonsilver #powerhouse (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conservative MPs accuse Trudeau of pushing 'vaccine vendetta' as convoy protest heads to Ottawa
Conservative MPs fiercely opposed to the federal government's new vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers have slammed what they call Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "vaccine vendetta," saying that a policy requiring truckers to show proof of vaccination will disrupt the country's supply chains. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Cash Aid to Poor Mothers Improves Brain Function in Babies, Study Finds
The research could have policy implications as President Biden pushes to revive his proposal to expand the child tax credit. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jason DeParle Tags: Babies and Infants Child Tax Credits and Stipends Poverty Brain Research Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences United States Politics and Government Federal Aid (US) Welfare (US) Income Income Inequality Babys First Years Source Type: news

Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore has resigned -sources
Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore has resigned, four security and political sources told Reuters. #burkinafaso #rochkabore (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community Organization and Solidarity in Peru Tackle Hunger in Pandemic
Fortunata Palomino is an experienced community organizer from Carabayllo and general coordinator of the Network of Soup Kitchens of Metropolitan Lima, which includes 2,247 soup kitchens. She is critical of the neglect by the authorities and hopes that women will be trained, certified and incorporated into the labor market with respect for their rights. CREDIT: Mariela Jara/IPSBy Mariela JaraLIMA, Jan 24 2022 (IPS) It’s nine o’clock in the morning and Mauricia Rodríguez is already peeling garlic to season the day’s lunch at the Network of Organized Women of Villa Torreblanca, one of more than 2,400 ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Mariela Jara Tags: COVID-19 Editors' Choice Featured Food and Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Latin America & the Caribbean Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Women & Economy NGOs Source Type: news

Vaccine refusers have been asked on to Question Time. Is this a disaster waiting to happen?
Fiona Bruce has encouraged unvaccinated people to join the TV show ’s debate. I have misgivings about this attempt to bridge a growing divideAt the start of 2020, I was working on a piece about Question Time, and how it had transformed over time from being an ambling, rather niche discussion show into politics ’ answer toJeremy Kyle, with an audience of incredibly angry people trash-talking imaginary immigrants living in mansions with their 14 imaginary children. Oh, the spiral!Some lefty would inventthe term “gammons”, and then the Twitterati would have an even more vicious spin-off row about wheth...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Williams Tags: Coronavirus UK news Fiona Bruce Television & radio Culture Media Question Time Politics TV Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

Lebanon ’s former PM Saad Hariri suspends political career
Former Lebanese Prime Minister announces he will not run run in upcoming parliamentary elections. #primeminister #saadhariri (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finding similar tweets in health related topics - Villanueva-Vega D, Rodriguez-Martinez M.
Social networks have become a very important means to facilitate the creation and sharing of information. They also provide real-time information on sales, marketing, politics, natural disasters, and crisis situations, among others. In this work, we invest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The Olympics Will be the Ultimate Test for China ’s Zero-COVID Policy
Hosting the Olympic Games is a daunting challenge during any year. Add a global pandemic, and the logistics of welcoming the world’s athletes in while keeping the virus out become complicated fast. But China believes its aggressive stance against COVID-19 is up to the task. While the rest of the world is struggling to keep up with the virus, China’s strategy is to stay ahead of it. With its so-called “dynamic zero-COVID-19” policy, health officials try to contain any new cases by quickly testing, contact tracing, isolating and instituting lockdowns that block the spread of the virus. China’s p...
Source: TIME: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news