LAUSD's slow, cautious reopening shows the influence of the teachers union, but it has critics
The teachers union held firm and district officials retreated, resulting in less live instruction and a shorter school day under distance learning. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume Source Type: news

Longitudinal impact of the Second Step Child Protection Unit on teacher knowledge, attitude, and climate - Nickerson A, Kim S, Dudley M, Livingston JA, Manges M.
One aspect of child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention involves training teachers to educate students about recognizing, refusing, and reporting unsafe situations. Most studies focus on student outcomes and have methodological shortcomings such as lack of long-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Are Toxin-Mediated Diseases?
Discussion A poison is a generic term for “a substance with an inherent property that tends to destroy life or impair health.” A toxin is more specific and is “any poison produced by an organism, characterized by antigenicity in certain animals and high molecular weight, and including the bacterial toxins that are the causative agents of tetanus, diphtheria, etc., and such plant and animal toxins as ricin and snake venom.” A toxin does not include those substances that are made synthetically produced. Venom is also a toxin that is used by animals and insects for predation or defense which can cause ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 12, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Revive the US space program? How about not | Nicholas Russell
Space exploration is an incredibly expensive and unnecessary way to ignore the many problems here on earthIt ’s been a half century since Gil Scott-Heron recorded the spoken-word poem Whitey on the Moon for his 1970 debut album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox: “I can’t pay no doctor bill/ (but Whitey’s on the moon)/ Ten years from now I’ll be paying still/ (while Whitey’s on the moon).”The year before, the same administration that successfully led Apollo to the moon assassinated Black Panther deputy chairman Fred Hampton and party member Mark Clark. Police had raided the Stonewall In...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicholas Russell Tags: Nasa Space Apollo 11 The space shuttle US news World news Source Type: news

Malawi: Govt Slaps Teachers Union With Court Injunction Over Strike
[Nyasa Times] Government has slapped obtained Teachers Union of Malawi (TUM) with a court injunction to force teachers back in class. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 9, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

China considers ban on teachers having sex with primary and middle school students
Chinese authorities are seeking public feedback on a proposed ban on sexual relationships between teachers and students and other... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

At Least 43,000 Kids in the U.S. Have Lost a Parent to COVID-19, Study Finds
There’s been a collective quality to the dying the world has witnessed since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nearly 3 million global deaths that have been recorded so far have not been discrete events; rather, each one has radiated outward, leaving holes in families, neighborhoods, entire communities. There is perhaps no hole more gaping than the one left in the life of a child when a parent is taken too young—a loss that leads to traumatic grief, depression and, as research has shown, academic problems and even a higher risk of unintentional death or suicide. Now, a study published April 5 in JAMA ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

European Regulators Find Possible Link Between AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine and Rare Clotting Disorder
(LONDON) — The European Union’s drug agency said Wednesday that it found a “possible link” between the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine and a rare clotting disorder but recommended that vaccinations continue in adults, saying the benefits of the shot still outweigh risks. The European Medicines Agency described the clots as “very rare” side effects. It said most of the cases reported have occurred in women under 60 within two weeks of vaccination — but based on the currently available evidence, it was not able to identify specific risk factors. Experts reviewed several dozen cases t...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MARIA CHENG/AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Texas teacher faces backlash over 'unfathomable' Derek Chauvin mock-trial lesson
The Derek Chauvin murder case has been declared a mistrial, at least by the outraged parents of students at a Texas high school. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Packing plastic: how a federal ban on 3D printed firearms may protect the public while retaining constitutionality - Raven WA.
"No online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way the government works" exclaimed Clifford Stoll in a 1995 editorial belittling a newfangled device called ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Vile public school teachers now compiling "lists" to "expose" parents who reject far-left curriculum
(Natural News) “Critical race theory” (CRT) activists in Loudoun County, Va., the wealthiest county in the United States, are attempting to destroy the lives of parents throughout the district who oppose children being brainwashed into the doctrines of anti-white racism while at public school. And angry mob of far-left extremists living in the Washington, D.C.-area... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Florida elementary teacher solicited sex with 2-year-old, police say
A Florida elementary school teacher is facing charges alleging he solicited online to have sex with a 2-year-old and traveled to meet the child. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Public opinion on support for arming teachers with guns in the United States - Baranauskas AJ.
Proposals to arm teachers with guns have emerged in reaction to high-profile school shootings in the United States. Though controversial, these proposals have gained the support of various policymakers and special-interest groups. Public opinion, however, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Videos: Students and parents fight back after school forced boys to 'apologize for rapes committed by their gender'
(Natural News) Male students at an Australian School have spoken out in anger after they were forced by teachers to stand up in an assembly and collectively ‘apologise’ to female students for ‘sexism’ and ‘rapes’ committed by their gender. (Article by Steve Watson republished from InfoWars.com) The bizarre action, enforced by Brauer College in Warrnambool, Victoria, has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health problems moderate the association between teacher violence and children's social status in East Africa: a multi-informant study combining self- and peer-reports - Hecker T, Dumke L, Neuner F, Masath FB.
School victimization has been negatively associated with children's social status. However, previous studies have primarily focused on peer victimization, leaving a significant knowledge gap regarding violence by teachers. We hypothesized that, when almost... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Teacher who showed cartoon of Prophet Muhammad fears he and his family will be killed
The teacher at Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire, England has gone into hiding after showing the image to pupils during class. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More than 60,000 signed petition to reinstate teacher in England previously suspended for showing cartoon of Prophet Muhammad. "The RS...
The petition, which was posted on Change.org, has received 63,485 signatures as of 1:46 p.m. EDT on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Batley Grammar School: Teacher fears he will be killed amid continuing cartoon anger
‘Eventually they will get my son and he knows this,’ says father ‘His whole world has been turned upside down. He’s devastated and crushed’ (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bob Pape was a beloved father and foster carer. Did 'eat out to help out' cost him his life?
Last August, Pape and his family went on a city break to Birmingham, making the most of chancellor Rishi Sunak ’s discount scheme. The day after he arrived home, his symptoms beganAmanda Pape didn ’t want to go on a city break to Birmingham during a pandemic, but her husband, Bob, a 53-year-old lawyer, insisted. “Bob was convinced that the government would not allow people to travel if it wasn’t safe,” says Amanda, a 56-year-old former teacher. Bob was persuasive – he was a lawyer, after all – so she relented. Along with her daughter, Jazzy, 19, one of Jazzy’s friends and a c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sirin Kale Tags: Eat out to help out Society Coronavirus Business Infectious diseases Medical research Science Source Type: news

Teachers can use popular media to address anti-Asian bias, KU research shows
(University of Kansas) Researchers in KU's School of Education and Human Sciences observed the use of critical race media literacy in a high school class, noted the high levels of critical thinking students used to address racism and sexism in super hero movies, and argue all manner of schools can and should use similar methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Schools in Long Beach, Calif., Start Reopening This Week
The majority of the nation ’s districts have begun to reopen school buildings, but some teachers have been wary of returning to in-person instruction. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shawn Hubler Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus Reopenings Education (K-12) Teachers and School Employees Organized Labor Long Beach (Calif) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Teachers' union rep nearly PASSES OUT from wearing a mask while demanding everyone wear more masks
(Natural News) A recent meeting of the Idaho Falls District 91 School Board of Trustees made headlines after trustee Elizabeth Cogliati, a pro-mask zealot, nearly passed out while speaking due to oxygen deprivation from wearing her mask. While shouting about how she believes mandatory mask-wearing will protect public school children from spreading the Wuhan coronavirus... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ireland suspends vaccinations at private hospital over ‘left over’ jabs
Teachers at a private school attended by CEO’s children were given AstraZeneca shot (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lund University working paper illustrates how to integrate Cochrane Interactive Learning to deliver relevant evidence-based medicine learning objectives
In the Medical Degree Program at Lund University, Sweden, a new Scientific Scholarship theme has been implemented, including evidence-based medicine (EBM), as the application of scientific scholarship in EBM is a core aspect of medical education. Throughout the program, scientific scholarship and EBM are supported by multifaceted learning activities and structured assessment, ensuring that students work continuously and iteratively with these concepts. The theme also makes use of e-learning for written assignments and ofCochrane Interactive Learning modules together with locally developed e-lectures.Lead author, Maria Bj &...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Washington to expand Covid vaccine eligibility to everyone 16 and older by May 1
All Washingtonians 16 and older will be eligible to get Covid-19 vaccinations starting May 1, the Washington State Department of Health said Wednesday. The state is currently in Phase 1B tier 2 of its vaccine rollout, which widened the eligibility pool to include people such as teachers and certain high-risk critical workers. Eligibility is opening up to restaurant workers and workers in congregate settings at the end of the month, Gov. Jay Insle e said last week. The latest move comes in response… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Megan Campbell Source Type: news

Global evidence for how EdTech can support pupils with disabilities is 'thinly spread'
(University of Cambridge) An 'astonishing' deficit of data about how the global boom in educational technology could help pupils with disabilities in low and middle-income countries has been highlighted in a new report. The review also found that many teachers lack training on how to use new technology, or are reluctant to do so. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rapid lateral flow tests 'should not be used for test and release'
Cochrane review says rapid antigen tests correctly identify only 58% of asymptomatic peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRapid lateral flow tests for Covid do not work well in people with no symptoms and should not on their own be used to allow people to go to work or school or to travel, experts have said.The UK has bought millions of rapid tests which give results within half an hour. Teachers, schoolchildren and their families without any symptoms are being asked to test themselves using the kits twice a week.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus UK news Science Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Worry Over New Covid-19 Infections As Schools Reopen
[New Zimbabwe] Schools across the country reopened Monday with the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) expressing concern over the safety of teachers and pupils over new Covid-19 infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Teachers lament 'chaotic' virus rules in German schools
Students, parents and teachers in Germany have been caught in the middle as authorities in the country take different and sometimes contradictory approaches to opening or closing schools in the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

I was a wisecracking lateral flow tester – until I got demoted
I got the gig at a school by stressing my people skills. It turns out I meant I can ’t keep my mouth shutI am coming to the end of my tenure as a lateral flow test volunteer at a secondary school. I got the gig by stressing how well qualified I was at public-facing endeavours.This turned out not to be true. It went OK when the kids were off school and we were just testing the teachers, but then all these adolescents swarmed in. They are quite self-conscious, aren ’t they? I feel sure there has been literature about this. They absolutely hate to be recognised. If I see the son of a friend, I’ll halloo him ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 22, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Williams Tags: Coronavirus Schools Education Health Society Science Parents and parenting Source Type: news

STUPID is the new "progress" ... Oregon trying to abolish math, claiming it's racist
(Natural News) The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) has launched a new instruction program for public school teachers throughout the state that claims the subject of mathematics is “racist” and promotes “white supremacy.” The department sent out an online pamphlet called, “A Pathway to Equitable Math Instruction” that contains a section entitled, “Dismantling Racism in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Access to Safe Water Never Loses Value
COVID precautions at Safe Water Network iJal Station in India. Credit: Safe Water NetworkBy Nathan YardyNEW YORK, Mar 20 2021 (IPS) The global community is celebrating World Water Day 2021. In the COVID-19 pandemic era, the importance and value of water for all people has never been clearer. Access to safe water is essential for public health and thriving communities. Before COVID, we knew that 4 billion people, or about two-thirds of the world’s population, face severe water scarcity at least one month every year. One of the most important defenses against the coronavirus, washing hands with soap and water, is out ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nathan Yardy Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Environment Global Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Water Day 2021 Source Type: news

What forms of media do we need for preventing child sexual abuse? A qualitative study in Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia - Dewi VNL, Sitaresmi MN, Dewi FST.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) in Indonesia has reached an alarming degree. One of the prevention efforts that can be implemented is educating children and the people around them (parents, teachers, and other school staff). The educational process should be supp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Italy launches manslaughter case after AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine kills teacher
(Natural News) Prosecutors in Italy are launching a probe into the sudden death of a music teacher who died just hours after being injected with the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine from AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. According to reports, Sandro Tognatti, 57, was jabbed in his hometown of Biella on Saturday afternoon and very... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comic Books Help Explain Type 1 Diabetes to All Ages Comic Books Help Explain Type 1 Diabetes to All Ages
Co-creator Partha Kar, MBBs, MD, says the format is meant to educate patients, families, healthcare professionals, teachers, and others about the unique challenges of type 1 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Expanded testing part of Biden administration school plans
The Biden administration is pushing forward with its plan to reopen schools, and as part of that, it's expanding coronavirus testing for teachers, staff and students (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Botswana: 'Vaccinate Us First' - Teachers
[The Patriot] Botswana has No vaccination strategy yet (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Support the Myanmar workers putting their lives on the line
The people of Myanmar have been resisting the military coup from day one. From the moment the coup broke, in February, workers, young people and ethnic groups took to the streets in a nationwide show of anger which, days later, formed into the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM), Myanmar’s strongest ever civil society movement. The country’s trade union movement also responded, by launching an on-going national strike. Protests and strikes are now a daily occurrence and the death toll of protesters killed by the military is growing. Health workers were one of the first groups of workers to take strike action and ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - March 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Authors: Martin Cullen Tags: Article News international Source Type: news

Namibia: Teacher Sued for N$300 000 Over HIV Comments
[Namibian] A TEACHER from Onamutai Combined School is being sued for N$300 000 after she claimed someone was HIV positive. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - March 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Schools Reopen Under Strict Health Regulations
[The Herald] Examination classes went smoothly back to school yesterday with teachers and pupils following the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Italy poised to prosecute AstraZeneca for deadly coronavirus vaccines
(Natural News) The death of an Italian man just hours after he was injected with AstraZeneca’s Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine prompted prosecutors in the northern Italian region of Piedmont to seize a batch of 393,600 doses of the shot for suspension and removal. Sandro Tognatti, a 57-year-old music teacher, reportedly fell ill and died not... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Year Into the Pandemic, Long COVID Is Still Burdening Patients —and Their Caregivers
When Ghenya Grondin starts rattling off the symptoms she still experiences a year after getting sick with what she believes was COVID-19, she has to pause to consult a list she keeps on her phone for occasions like this one. Exhaustion. Fevers. Headaches. Body aches. Chest pain and shortness of breath. Nausea and gastrointestinal problems. Dry eyes. Brain fog and memory loss—hence her need for a digital list, which goes on and on. While Grondin’s physical symptoms are bad enough to keep her mostly homebound and unable to do her work as a postpartum doula, the constant mental fogginess has hit her hard emotional...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme and Francesca Trianni Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Debate, angst and many questions emerge over L.A. school reopening plans
Parents expressed concerns, confusion and objections at two rallies, while the teachers union used a virtual town hall format to explain the deal to reopen schools. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard Blume, Teresa Watanabe, Stephanie Chavez Source Type: news

Iranian government orders teachers to identify children of persecuted Baha'i minority
The Iranian government is ordering teachers to identify children of the persecuted Baha'i minority to convert them to Islam, leaked... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rep. Jamaal Bowman Sees Climate As The Next Big Education Push After COVID-19 Reopenings
The New York Democrat is endorsing a $1.16 trillion plan to retrofit school buildings to be cleaner and greener and to hire more teachers. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 13, 2021 Category: Science Source Type: news

High School Student May Have Shared Teacher's Accidental Zoom Bathroom Video on Snapchat
A teacher appears to have forgotten to turn off her video at the end of class, leading her to remain on Zoom as she went to use the bathroom. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effect of students' perception of teachers' emotional support on school burnout dimensions: longitudinal findings - Romano L, Angelini G, Consiglio P, Fiorilli C.
School burnout is linked to relevant adverse consequences for students' academic careers. Thus, several authors have focused on the internal and external factors that reduce burnout, highlighting the role of teachers' support. Nonetheless, few studies addr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Latest: WH: Will direct states to allow shots for May 1
The Biden administration says it has the authority to direct states to open up their vaccine supply to all adult Americans by May 1 using the same mechanism it used to order that teachers and childcare workers become eligible earlier this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Letters to the Editor: Supervised Zoom school? A parent says no thanks to LAUSD's reopening plan
If the teacher's union and the school district cannot agree to something resembling actual class, LAUSD should just focus on reopening in the fall. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baker, teachers unions trade barbs as educators seek quicker vaccines or delay to full school openings
The Baker administration blasted the teachers' proposal as unfair to older Massachusetts residents who are struggling to schedule an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news