Florida Gov. DeSantis signs executive order making masks optional in schools
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed an executive order making mask-wearing optional in the state's public schools. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Georgia scrambles to increase vaccination rates
Local officials in Georgia are scrambling to increase vaccination rates even as more schools continue telling students and employees to wear masks in the face of rising COVID-19 infection rates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uneb Attributes Low Uce Candidature to Covid-19
[Monitor] The Uganda national examination board says they registered low candidature of candidates who sat for the 2020 Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) due to various reasons, top among which include Coronavirus induced lockdown where schools were closed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Implementation of the Uttarakhand Tobacco Free Initiative in Schools, India, 2016
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - July 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

NIDCR Requests Input on Proposed Research Initiatives
Dear Colleagues: NIDCR requests your input on five proposed concepts (research initiatives) presented at the May 2021 National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council meeting. The five initiatives are listed below. To read the full initiative descriptions and provide input, please visit: NIDCR Requests Input on the May 2021 Proposed Research Initiatives. Initiatives: Conducting Dental Practice-Based Research in Dental Schools to Provide Clinical Research Experience and Educational Opportunities NIDCR Dentist Scientist Career Transition Award for Intramural Investigators NIDCR Dual Degree D...
Source: NIDCR Science News - July 29, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Tunisia's leader wants corrupt tycoons to fund poor regions
Tunisia’s president is proposing that hundreds of tycoons suspected of embezzlement reach a deal with the state to finance public hospitals, schools and development projects in poor regions to avoid convictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hutchinson: Special Session on Schools, COVID 'An Option'
Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he is considering calling lawmakers back to the Capitol to revisit a state law banning mask mandates by state and local governments. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New CDC guidelines set off rush to reimpose mask mandates
New guidance from the federal government set off a cascade of mask rules across the nation as cities, states, schools and businesses raced to bring back mandates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

CDC ’s Recommendation That Staff And Students Wear Masks In K-12 Schools Is Spot On
CDC now recommends that all staff, teachers, students, and visitors wear a mask in K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status or the amount of transmission in the local area. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 28, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Drake, Contributor Tags: Science /science Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Source Type: news

The Zero Violence Brave Club: a successful intervention to prevent and address bullying in schools - Roca-Campos E, Duque E, R íos O, Ramis-Salas M.
Bullying among peers in schools is a growing problem affecting children and adolescents from an early age worldwide. The consequences of bullying victimization in the emotional development of children and youth and their academic achievement are adverse fo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Hutchinson: Special Session Schools, COVID 'An Option'
Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he is considering calling lawmakers back to the Capitol to revisit a state law banning mask mandates by state and local governments. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 28, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CDC updates mask guidelines, recommends that some vaccinated people wear them indoors again
The CDC also said masks should be required of everyone inside K-12 schools. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know About New C.D.C. Mask Guidelines for the Vaccinated
The new guidance calls for masks in schools and indoors in areas with low rates of vaccination for everyone regardless of vaccination status. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel E. Slotnik, Apoorva Mandavilli and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Masks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

C.D.C. to Recommend Some Vaccinated People Wear Masks Indoors Again
The new guidance calls for masks in schools and indoors in areas with low rates of vaccination for everyone regardless of vaccination status. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel E. Slotnik, Apoorva Mandavilli and Sheryl Gay Stolberg Tags: Masks Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Centers for Disease Control and Prevention United States Source Type: news

CDC Calls for Masks in Schools, Hard-Hit Areas, Even if Vaccinated CDC Calls for Masks in Schools, Hard-Hit Areas, Even if Vaccinated
In a reversal to official CDC policy just two 2 months ago, the agency is again recommending that some Americans mask up when indoors, even if vaccinated. New data on breakthrough transmission is also"worrisome."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 28, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Walmart, the country's largest private employer, to pay 100% of college tuition for employees
Walmart announced on Tuesday that it will pay for tuition and books at a group of schools for its part-time and full- time associates. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas COVID-19 Hospitalizations Reach 1,025
The number of people hospitalized in Arkansas because of COVID-19 reached 1,025 as the governor and legislative leaders prepare to discuss calls to allow schools to require face masks. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The CDC Is About to Recommend That Vaccinated Americans Mask Up Again
The nation’s top health agency is expected to backpedal Tuesday on its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus is surging, according to a federal official. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not authorized to release the data. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was expected to make an announcement later Tuesday. For much of the pandemic, the CDC advised Americans to wear masks outdoors if they were within 6 feet of one another. Then in April, as vaccination rates rose sharply, the agency eas...
Source: TIME: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mike Stobbe/Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Delaying sexual onset: outcome of a comprehensive sexuality education initiative for adolescents in public schools - Ramirez-Villalobos D, Monterubio-Flores EA, Gonzalez-Vazquez TT, Molina-Rodr íguez JF, Ruelas-González MG, Alcalde-Rabanal JE.
BACKGROUND: A common risk behavior in adolescence is the early initiation of unprotected sex that exposes adolescents to an unplanned pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections. Schools are an ideal place to strengthen adolescents' sexual knowledge and m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Design and psychometric evaluation of schools' resilience tool in emergencies and disasters: a mixed-method - Mirzaei S, Mohammadinia L, Nasiriani KH, Dehghani Tafti AA, Rahaei Z, Falahzade H, Amiri HR, Sharif Nia H, Dehghani MH.
BACKGROUND: In addition to their educational role, resilient schools have a good capacity in response to disasters. Due to the large student population, the schools can be a safe and secure environment during disasters, in addition to maintaining their per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Notice of correction; Using root cause analysis and occupational safety research to prevent child sexual abuse in schools - The editors.
Article Title: Using Root Cause Analysis and Occupational Safety Research to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse in Schools Authors: Lundberg, A., Dangel, R. Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse Bibliometrics: Volume 28, Number 02, pages 187 - 199 DO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The effect of classroom aggression-related peer group norms on students' short-term trajectories of aggression - Vel ásquez AM, Saldarriaga LM, Castellanos M, Bukowski WM.
Using a four-wave/seven-month longitudinal design with a sample of 1595 preadolescents (53% boys, 47% girls, M(age)  = 10.2 years) from 63 fourth-, fifth- and sixth- grade classrooms in nine mixed-sex schools in Bogotá, Colombia, we examined whether g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Are perceptions of health dependant on social class? Studying soft power and symbolic violence in a health promotion program among young men at vocational schools - Mikkelsen BE, Sudzina F, Botek M, Romani AQ, Larsen K.
Health behaviour among young people has a social gradient, and tends to be skewed in terms of gender as well. Young men in vocational educational settings are an example where the inequality in health is apparent. Addressing this problem requires an unders... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Hutchinson, Top Lawmakers to Meet on Mask Mandate Ban
Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he plans to meet with House and Senate leaders about growing calls to allow schools to require face masks as the state reported 23 more deaths from COVID-19. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 27, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Boreholes to Boost Horticulture Plan
[The Herald] Drilling more boreholes in communal areas under the Presidential Rural Horticulture Scheme, part of the broader Horticultural Recovery and Growth Plan, will be giving communities access to safe water for schools and households. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Covid-19 - Unions Should Push Harder for Teachers to Get Vaccinated
[GroundUp] Schools reopened on Monday with over 430,000 teachers vaccinated against Covid-19. This is good news. But many tens of thousands of teachers remain unvaccinated. Both the education department and unions should be doing more to get hesitant teachers vaccinated. Unfortunately, prevarication and mixed messages are not helping. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Moving from tradition-based to competence-based psychotherapy
Current education and training in psychological interventions is mostly based on different'schools'(traditions such as cognitive –behavioural or psychodynamic therapy), and strong identification with these specific traditions continuously hinders a scientifically based development of psychotherapy. This review is selective rather than systematic and comprehensive. After summarising current problems, a pathway for solving th ese problems is presented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austin Beutner's tenure as L.A. schools chief marked more by crisis than academic gains
First a teachers strike, then the pandemic. Beutner led the district through history-making emergencies that commandeered his three years at the helm. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

"Let them die": Fairfax PTA and NAACP officer under fire for attack on parents who oppose CRT
(Natural News) As many on this blog are aware, I have long been an advocate of public education and we feel deeply fortunate to have sent all four of our kids to public schools in Alexandria and McLean in Fairfax County.  I still have one child in the Fairfax system. I was therefore shocked like many Fairfax... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College football realignment: AAC may look to poach Big 12 teams should Texas and Oklahoma exit, per report
The AAC would see its football presence increase with the addition of Big 12 schools (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canada could avoid the worst of a 4th wave — but we're not out of the woods yet
Canada will likely face a fourth wave of the pandemic as the highly contagious delta variant continues to spread ahead of borders and schools reopening, but there’s growing optimism another surge won’t bring the country back to a crisis point. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Sources: Texas and Oklahoma to inform Big 12 of exit next week, with plans to bolt for SEC
Once UT and OU inform the Big 12 that they don't intend to extend their grant of rights, the SEC can officially begin engaging the schools. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experiences, perpetration of identity-based bullying among adolescents
(JAMA Network) What The Study Did: Using survey responses from students in some Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, high schools, researchers investigated how experiences of bullying based on race/ethnicity/national origin and other marginalized identities are associated with outcomes for health, mental health and violence among adolescents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Daily contact testing in schools cuts absences, study finds
A study in 200 English secondary schools and colleges found very few infections in close contacts of cases. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SEC expansion, what about the rest of the Big 12 Conference?
Predicting where the other eight schools could land if the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns head to the SEC. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exploring how air pollution in indoor spaces affects human health
(UK Research and Innovation) Three new research projects will investigate how air pollutants in indoor spaces such as homes, schools and workplaces can adversely affect the health of the people inhabiting them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

China floods: military blasts dam to release water as death toll climbs
Operation to avoid even worse flooding comes as residents in the huge city of Zhengzhou are trapped in homes, offices, schools and metro (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive: Texas, Oklahoma reach out to SEC about joining conference
Schools have reached out to SEC about forming a 16-team super conference, a high-ranking... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers: Virus Surge a 'Raging Forest Fire' in Arkansas
Public health researchers on Tuesday called the rapid rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Arkansas a “raging forest fire," and the state's top health official warned that he expects significant outbreaks in schools. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - July 21, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Virus surge a 'raging forest fire' in Arkansas: Researcers
Public health researchers are calling the rapid rise in coronavirus cases in Arkansas a raging forest fire, and the state's top health official says he expects significant outbreaks in schools (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Everyone Should Wear A Mask In Schools, Vaccinated Or Not, U.S. Pediatricians Say
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Plan
This report follows on from initial findings, published in July 2020. It looks at how the food system works and the impact on public health. It finds that the government has implemented four out of seven of the initial recommendations, including increasing the value of Healthy Start vouchers and agreeing to continue collecting, assessing and monitoring data on the number of people suffering from food insecurity. However, there are further recommendations contained in this report including the introduction of a sugar and salt reformulation tax, the launch of an Eat and Learn initiative for schools and the strengthening of g...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Civil Society Calls for Support for Covid-19 Response Plan in Education Sector
[Nyasa Times] Amid the raging third wave of Covid-19 pandemic, the Civil Society Education Coalition (CSEC) has called for more concerted efforts in enhancing the effectiveness of a Covid-19 response plan in the education sector in Malawi in order to avoid further disruption of schools and mitigate further spread of the virus. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 20, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pediatricians Association Recommends Universal Masking in Schools
The guidance is a split from the C.D.C., which has recommended masks only for the unvaccinated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Anthes Tags: Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Education (K-12) Vaccination and Immunization American Academy of Pediatrics Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source Type: news

Going further than CDC, pediatricians group recommends masks in schools even for the vaccinated
The American Academy of Pediatrics urged schools to resume in-person learning and said universal masking would ensure safety for students and staff. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reis Thebault Source Type: news

Would be wise to open primary schools before secondary ones: ICMR DG
(Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Association Recommends Universal Masking in Schools
The guidance is a split from the C.D.C., which has recommended masks only for the unvaccinated. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Academy of Pediatrics says ALL children above age 2 should wear masks in schools 
The American Academy of Pediatrics released new guidance on Monday stating that students above age 2 and staff in schools should wear masks regardless of vaccination status. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More states BLOCK masks and coronavirus vaccine mandates put in place by schools
(Natural News) More states have banned K-12 schools and universities from requiring Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines and face masks for their students. At least eight states passed laws prohibiting COVID-19 vaccinations or vaccine passports, while at least three states mandated bans on making students mask up on campus. The bans on vaccines and face masks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let them die:' Virginia PTA official resigns over comments at pro-critical race theory rally
Michelle Leete said she did not mean to wish death on parents opposed to teaching race history in schools. Instead, she hoped the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news