What Biden Has Gotten Right on Immigration
David J. BierPresident Biden ’s handling of immigration is the subject of intense scrutiny and criticism from all sides. Much of this criticism is right, but the president has also implemented many positive policies. While it often acted too slowly and has much more to do, the new administration has already reversed the most important restrictionist policies imposed by the Trump administration.Major Big Picture ActionsEnding the “security” travel bansOn January 20, 2021, President Bidenfully rescinded President Trump ’s ban on immigration and certain travel for nationals of Iran, North Korea, Somalia, Libya, Syria,...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - November 29, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: David J. Bier Source Type: blogs

Congress Should Require TPS for Immigrants from Nations With Armed Conflicts
David J. BierSince 1990, the executive branch has had the authority from Congress to provide Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to people already in the United States who are from countries in which an “ongoing armed conflict within the state" exists. A bipartisan group in Congress wrote a letter to the Biden administration requesting that it designate Ukraine for TPS, and then they also proposed  legislation torequire it to use its authority.Finally, the administrationhas relented (with the full details still to be filled in). But Congress should still recognize the procedural problem with giving total discretion to th...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - March 4, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: David J. Bier Source Type: blogs

Calling North Korea a “Failed State” Shows How Useless the Concept of “Failed State” Is
Justin LoganInGrid News, Sue Mi Terry has a piece asking how North Korea managed to become “the world’s most successful failed state.”There are plenty of interesting questions surrounding Kim Jong-un ’s reign in North Korea, but situating the regime among “failed states” is an intellectual dog’s breakfast. That is because the whole concept of “failed states” is twaddle.Allow me to mount up on a tired old hobbyhorse: The first scholarly paper I wrote at Cato was with Chris Preble pouring cold water on the concept of state failure and the plan to stand up an office inside the State Department...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 31, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Justin Logan Source Type: blogs

House 2022 National Defense Authorization Act Amendments on Arms Sales and Security Assistance
Jordan CohenThe House is set to vote on theNational Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022. Prior to the structured Rule for the act, there were a total of fifty amendments that, if passed, would directly impact weapons sales legislation. Overall, these bills are divided into five broad themes: congressional power, increased monitoring and reporting surrounding human rights violators, weapons sales to the Middle East, weapons sales to counter Russia, and weapons sales to counter China.Readers should examine the2020 Arms Sales Risk Index for our latest data on risks associated with the weapons sales proc...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - September 21, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jordan Cohen Source Type: blogs

Biden Says He ’s Ending Forever Wars. He Isn’t.
John GlaserPresident Biden is playing hide the ball with America ’s Forever Wars. In his public pronouncements, he depicts his administration as diligently rolling back the numerous post‐​9/​11 U.S. military misadventures. He delivered a number of speeches declaring an end to the U.S. war in Afghanistan and specifying a timeline for a withdrawal of U.S. troops by September. In April, the administration reached a tacit agreement with the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al ‐​Kadhimi to officially conclude the U.S. combat mission in Iraq. “There will be no U.S. military forces in a combat r...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - July 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John Glaser Source Type: blogs

How to bring the human side back to medicine
In the book The Insanity of God, the writer had been an American missionary to Somalia during the late 1980s through early’90s. This was a time when there was no place on earth with greater needs, hardships, suffering, and dying. It truly was hell on Earth. The missionary and his small team risked theirRead more …Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - May 27, 2021 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/andy-lamb" rel="tag" > Andy Lamb, MD < /a > < /span > Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

All you need to know about waterborne diseases
  Waterborne diseases are contracted through exposure to contaminated water including drinking water, water used in food preparation, and swimming water.  They can be caused by bacteria, viruses, and parasites. Below is a partial list of waterborne disease pathogens, their microbial classification, and their resulting illnesses. Classification Microorganism Disease Bacterium Campylobacter spp. Campylobacteriosis Bacterium Escherichia coli E. Coli Diarrhea Bacterium Legionella pneumophila Legionnaires’ Disease Bacterium Salmonella enterica Salmonellosis Bacterium Salmonella typhi Typhoid fever ...
Source: GIDEON blog - January 14, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kristina Symes Tags: Microbiology News Tips Source Type: blogs

Our New Book on How Immigration Affects Economic Institutions
Alex NowrastehAbout 15 years ago,Benjamin Powell and I started working together on an academic paper about Somalia that theJournal of Economic Behavior and Organizationeventually published. We corresponded entirely through email on the project while our other co ‐​author Ryan Ford worked with Powell in person. It wasn’t until years later that we even met in person. But little did either of us know that our collaboration together would eventually result in a co ‐​authored book. Today is the release date for our bookWretched Refuse? The Political Economy of Immigration and Institutions. You...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 17, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Alex Nowrasteh Source Type: blogs

A New Threat to Online Speech?
Flemming RoseThere seems to be a growing consensus among legal experts and free speech activists that international human rights law (IHR) should provide the framework for social media ’s content moderation. In anew essay titled “But Facebook’s Not a Country, ” Dangerous Speech Project founder Susan Benesch joins this growing chorus.What is IHR? It is a modern phenomena. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is considered its foundational document. It was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948. It has provided the basis for a set of treaties, covenants and conventions signed by UN...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - October 20, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Flemming Rose Source Type: blogs

My periodic health care 101 post
One of the most important issues in the upcoming election -- as it has been now really for decades, to some degree -- is of course health care. (I prefer to say " medical services, " for a couple of good reasons, but I ' ll have that fight another day.) Conservative politicians like to extol the so-called free market&trade;, and tout " market solutions " to health care. The libertarian fantasy free market&trade; does not in fact exist, never has existed, and never can exist.It is true that markets of one kind or another are effective ways of organizing production and distribution of goods and services, and allocati...
Source: Stayin' Alive - October 12, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Sunday Sermonette: Identity crisis
 Numbers 12 is puzzling in several ways, which the Midrash (a rabbinical commentary on the Torah) attempts to explain. The first puzzle is that Miriam and Aaron complain about Moses ' s " Cushite " wife. KJV has " Ethiopian " which is close enough. Cushite refers to people from the area south of Egypt, including what is today Sudan, Somalia, and Ethiopia. But when Moses fled after killing the Egyptian he sojourned among the Midianites, which is the identity of his wife Zipporah and her father. We don ' t know what direction he fled, but we do know that the Midianites are from Palestine. In one version of the abduction...
Source: Stayin' Alive - August 23, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: blogs

Can We Eliminate Waiting Times From Healthcare Forever?
Wake up early, get ready quickly, travel to the hospital while hoping to get there before others start lining up and wait till the doctor sees you. If you encountered any downtimes along the way to this “hospital journey maze”, you know you’ll be there for more time than planned. But you know the drill as it’s a quasi-global phenomenon and an expected component of the healthcare experience: waiting times. This component is as “pleasant” as it sounds. A survey from Software Advice that involved over 5000 patients found that 97% of respondents were frustrated by wait times at the doctor’s office. Another rep...
Source: The Medical Futurist - August 13, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Prans Tags: Artificial Intelligence Healthcare Design waiting time Source Type: blogs

Inside Schizophrenia: Impact of Schizophrenia in Minority Communities
Rates of psychosis are more strongly influenced by ethnicity and socioeconomic status than any other mental health condition. In this episode of Inside Schizophrenia host Rachel Star Withers, a diagnosed schizophrenic, and co-host Gabe Howard discuss the impact of schizophrenia in minority communities. Guest Sakinah “The Muslim Hippie” joins to share her experiences in mental health care. Highlights of “Impact of Schizophrenia in Minority Communities [01:00] The realization [02:08] Sociology definition of the word minority [04:30] The stats of mental health and minorities [09:00] Diagnosing differences [12:00] ...
Source: World of Psychology - July 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Rachel Star Withers Tags: Inside Schizophrenia Mental Health and Wellness Podcast Psychiatry Psychology Racism Stigma brain Mental Disorder Mental Illness Minorities Minority Populations Source Type: blogs

COVID-19 and Fame
Ask anybody on the planet, “What do Tom Hanks, Boris Johnson, and Prince Charles have in common?” and they will instantly shout – “Corona.” Ask these same people, “Who were the three Prime Ministers that died of Coronavirus last month?” Few will respond, “Well…there was Nur Hassan Husein from Somalia, Mahmoud Jabril from Libya and Joachim Yhombi-Opango from Congo – who died (respectively) in London, Cairo, and Paris.” As of May 4, no fewer than eleven movie stars had contracted COVID-19, nine with fatal results. Other victims include retired Commanders of the Turkish and Polish Armies, a well...
Source: GIDEON blog - May 4, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kristina Symes Tags: Cases Events VIPatients Source Type: blogs

Stop FGM: female genital massacre
The Somalian government should be ashamed of condoning the widespread occurrence of female genital mutilation. According to UNICEF, 98 percent of women from the ages 15 to 49 have undergone FGM in Somalia from 2005 to 2014. As defined by the World Health Organization, FGM is a procedure that removes or injures female genitalia for […]Find jobs at  Careers by KevinMD.com.  Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now.  Learn more. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - December 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Authors: < span itemprop="author" > < a href="https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/post-author/pankti-p-acharya" rel="tag" > Pankti P. Acharya < /a > < /span > Tags: Conditions OB/GYN Source Type: blogs