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2023-03-17: News Headlines

The Lancet (2023-03-18). [Editorial] Human genome editing: ensuring responsible research. thelancet.com In 2018, during the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong, Jiankui He shocked the world by announcing the birth of two children whose genomes he had edited using CRISPR technology. Following widespread condemnation and a criminal investigation, he was sentenced to 3 years in prison. The case caused international outcry and brought to the fore the need to reconsider the serious ethical, scientific, and social issues of heritable human genome editing. As science advances, especially in non-heritable, somatic gene editing for treatment of previously incurable diseases, regulatory gaps are…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Science Saturday: Expanding regenerative biotherapeutics to new practice areas. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As a physician at the forefront of new cancer therapies, Yi Lin, M.D., Ph.D., understands the highs and lows that patients experience. Will the latest technologies slow or stop disease? If not, is this the last, best option? Dr. Lin, a hematologist, sees the need for a new class of drugs that provides different treatment choices for patients with complex conditions, such as cancer. As the new associate medical director for Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: What is multiple myeloma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Multiple myeloma is a relatively uncommon form of blood cancer that affects less than 1% of the U.S. population, according the American Cancer Society. March is Myeloma Awareness Month. People younger than 45 rarely get the disease, and it occurs more in older men than women. And your risk is doubled if you're African American. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/pShHvj3Y3Nw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 06) is in the downloads at the end of this post….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is bariatric surgery? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've struggled with obesity for many years and have tried to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise. My doctor recently told me that I could be a good candidate for bariatric surgery. What is bariatric surgery? And are there different types of procedures available? ANSWER: Obesity is a disease, and overcoming it often is not easy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines overweight or obesity as a "weight that is…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Consumer Health: Do you check the Nutrition Facts label? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to learn about using the Nutrition Facts label to make healthy choices. Most people in the U.S. don't eat a healthy diet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most consume too much sodium, saturated fat and sugar, increasing their risk of chronic diseases. The Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods is a tool created by the Food and Drug Administration to help…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: Game-changing treatment for chronic kidney disease could slow down progression of the disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org About 15% of adults in the U.S. are estimated to have chronic kidney disease — that's about 37 million people. What if those people could be treated with medication that could slow the progression of their disease, and help avoid the need for dialysis and kidney transplantation altogether? Dr. Naim Issa, a Mayo Clinic transplant nephrologist says there is a class of medications to help people with chronic kidney disease that does just that. He says Mayo Clinic…

The Lancet (2023-03-18). [Editorial] Human genome editing: ensuring responsible research. thelancet.com In 2018, during the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing in Hong Kong, Jiankui He shocked the world by announcing the birth of two children whose genomes he had edited using CRISPR technology. Following widespread condemnation and a criminal investigation, he was sentenced to 3 years in prison. The case caused international outcry and brought to the fore the need to reconsider the serious ethical, scientific, and social issues of heritable human genome editing. As science advances, especially in non-heritable, somatic gene editing for treatment of previously incurable diseases, regulatory gaps are…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Science Saturday: Expanding regenerative biotherapeutics to new practice areas. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org As a physician at the forefront of new cancer therapies, Yi Lin, M.D., Ph.D., understands the highs and lows that patients experience. Will the latest technologies slow or stop disease? If not, is this the last, best option? Dr. Lin, a hematologist, sees the need for a new class of drugs that provides different treatment choices for patients with complex conditions, such as cancer. As the new associate medical director for Mayo Clinic's Center for Regenerative Biotherapeutics, …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: What is multiple myeloma? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Multiple myeloma is a relatively uncommon form of blood cancer that affects less than 1% of the U.S. population, according the American Cancer Society. March is Myeloma Awareness Month. People younger than 45 rarely get the disease, and it occurs more in older men than women. And your risk is doubled if you're African American. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/pShHvj3Y3Nw Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (1: 06) is in the downloads at the end of this post….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Mayo Clinic Q and A: What is bariatric surgery? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've struggled with obesity for many years and have tried to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise. My doctor recently told me that I could be a good candidate for bariatric surgery. What is bariatric surgery? And are there different types of procedures available? ANSWER: Obesity is a disease, and overcoming it often is not easy. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines overweight or obesity as a "weight that is…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Consumer Health: Do you check the Nutrition Facts label? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to learn about using the Nutrition Facts label to make healthy choices. Most people in the U.S. don't eat a healthy diet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Most consume too much sodium, saturated fat and sugar, increasing their risk of chronic diseases. The Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods is a tool created by the Food and Drug Administration to help…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: Game-changing treatment for chronic kidney disease could slow down progression of the disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org About 15% of adults in the U.S. are estimated to have chronic kidney disease — that's about 37 million people. What if those people could be treated with medication that could slow the progression of their disease, and help avoid the need for dialysis and kidney transplantation altogether? Dr. Naim Issa, a Mayo Clinic transplant nephrologist says there is a class of medications to help people with chronic kidney disease that does just that. He says Mayo Clinic…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Cauliflower: A versatile nutrition superstar. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Like many consumers, you may be on a quest for healthier food options and willing to try something new or a new take on a familiar food. If you're diagnosed with celiac disease, you may be looking for gluten-free alternatives. Or maybe you're on the hunt for lower carbohydrate choices. Cauliflower may be just what you're searching for. This versatile veggie can be eaten raw, cooked, roasted, grilled, baked into a pizza crust, or cooked…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Science Saturday: Researchers elucidate details about the role of inflammation in liver regeneration. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org The liver has the greatest regenerative capacity of any organ in the body, making it possible for surgeons to treat cancerous and noncancerous diseases with extensive surgical approaches. However, underlying chronic liver diseases, like cirrhosis or nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, are known to inhibit the liver's ability to regenerate after surgery. Without regeneration, the liver cannot function, and patients can develop postoperative liver failure — often a lethal complication. In a recent paper published in JHEP Reports, Mayo…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: Why millennials should know colon cancer symptoms. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org More younger adults are being diagnosed with colon cancer — also known as colorectal cancer — and at more advanced stages of the disease, says the American Cancer Society. It's a trend experts have seen over the last decade. Colon cancer symptoms usually don't appear in early stages of the disease and when they do, they are often at an advanced stage. Dr. Johanna Chan, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, says it's important to recognize colon cancer symptoms and to seek…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Consumer Health: What's the difference between kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org March is National Kidney Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about the difference between two kidney disorders — kidney cysts and polycystic kidney disease. Your kidneys are situated in the back of your abdomen under your lower ribs, one on each side of your spine. One of the important jobs of the kidneys is to clean the blood. As blood moves through the body, it picks up extra fluid, chemicals and waste….

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Early Mayo Clinic research finds hope in stem cell therapy for perianal fistulas in patients with Crohn's disease. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A dissolvable plug delivered stem cell therapy with few side effects in patients with single tract perianal fistulas, Mayo Clinic researchers discovered. Perianal fistulas are painful tunnels between the intestine and the skin that often do not go away with standard medical or surgical care. People with Crohn's disease or other inflammatory bowel conditions are most at risk for this condition. In a prospective, phase 1 clinical trial, researchers loaded stem cells…

Taylor Sisk (2023-03-16). Black lung is back: Disease's deadliest form sees ten-fold increase among Appalachian miners. peoplesworld.org McROBERTS, Ky.—Like most coal miners' loved ones, Liz Williams has endured many days and nights of worry. Throughout the four decades her husband, Michael, worked in underground Appalachian mines, Liz was aware of the risks: collapse, explosions, asphyxiation. But black lung—a chronic condition caused by breathing in coal dust—wasn't on her mind. That's because the …

ecns.cn (2023-03-16). New blood biomarkers identify early Alzheimer's disease. ecns.cn Researchers at Shanghai-based Huashan Hospital of Fudan University have identified a new blood biomarker that may help doctors diagnose Alzheimer's disease (AD) in its early stage.

krish-rad_ind (2023-03-16). 'Our Jobs Are Killing Us': Firefighters Are Facing A Cancer Epidemic. popularresistance.org

Danielle Villasana (2023-03-18). [Perspectives] Aftermath of the Türkiye—Syria earthquake. thelancet.com The earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria on Feb 6, 2023, will have lasting health and humanitarian impacts. Current estimates indicate more than 50‚Äà000 people have died and over 100‚Äà000 people have been injured. Thousands of buildings and much infrastructure are destroyed, with millions of people displaced, including vulnerable populations such as children, pregnant women, people living with chronic health conditions or disabilities, and older people. In Türkiye—a country grappling with a flailing economy and the impacts of the conflict in neighbouring Syria[mda…

Danielle Villasana (2023-03-18). [Perspectives] Aftermath of the Türkiye—Syria earthquake. thelancet.com The earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria on Feb 6, 2023, will have lasting health and humanitarian impacts. Current estimates indicate more than ‚Äà000 people have died and over 100‚Äà000 people have been injured. Thousands of buildings and much infrastructure are destroyed, with millions of people displaced, including vulnerable populations such as children, pregnant women, people living with chronic health conditions or disabilities, and older people. In Türkiye—a country grappling with a flailing economy and the impacts of the conflict in neighbouring Syria[md…

John Zarocostas (2023-03-18). [World Report] Global health experts welcome Kasai dismissal. thelancet.com WHO's dismissal of Takeshi Kasai, Regional Director for the Western Pacific, could pressure WHO leadership to take decisive action in other misconduct cases. John Zarocostas reports from Geneva.

John Zarocostas (2023-03-18). [World Report] "Impunity" enabling South Sudan human rights violations. thelancet.com A new report to the UN Human Rights Council outlines how violence is worsening health and humanitarian programmes. John Zarocostas reports from Geneva.

Shawn Yuan (2023-03-18). [World Report] Health and the invasion of Iraq: 20 years later. thelancet.com The legacy of the US-led invasion is still being felt across Iraqi society. Shawn Yuan reports from Baghdad.

Stuart W Flint (2023-03-18). [Correspondence] Error in NHS England's BMI calculator and daily calorie recommendations. thelancet.com BMI is a calculation of height and weight to identify a person's weight status.1 BMI is calculated by a person's weight in kilograms (or pounds) divided by the square of height in metres (or feet).1 The BMI ranges are underweight (<18 ∑5 kg/m2), healthy weight (18 ∑5—24 ∑9 kg/m2), overweight (25 ∑0—29 ∑9 kg/m2), and obese (‚â•30 kg/m2).1...

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Consumer Health: Don't let the time change get you down. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org For much of the U.S. and many places around the world, daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 12, when clocks are turned forward one hour. Sleep provides the foundation for all your daily habits and decisions. Getting enough quality rest each night is essential for optimal health. Regularly sleeping less than seven hours per night is associated with weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and depression. Lack of sleep also can affect your immune system and heart health. But a time shift ‚Äï…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). 5 ways to get better sleep. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org You're not alone if you have trouble falling or staying asleep. Many people struggle with sleep — and that's a problem, since sleep plays a crucial role in your health, energy levels and ability to function at your best. Most adults require seven to eight hours of sleep each night to feel well-rested and energized each day. If restless nights have become the norm for you or you find that your sleep is not refreshing,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: Does one moldy berry spoil the whole bunch? newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Spring is around the corner, which means the beginning of berry season. Berries can be a great source of potassium and vitamins C and K, and can also promote a healthy gut. While berries are among the healthiest foods to eat, if not stored properly, they can get mushy and grow mold. But a little bit of mold doesn't necessarily mean the whole batch goes to waste. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse,…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-03-17). Mayo Clinic Minute: Help with hot flashes due to menopause. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Vasomotor symptoms — the medical term for hot flashes — are among the most common menopause symptoms women experience. Hot flashes, along with night sweats, can be uncomfortable and disruptive. Dr. Suneela Vegunta, a Mayo Clinic women's health physician, explains what happens to the body and offers ways to find relief. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute youtu.be/eRzYfnKjqzg Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (1: 00) is in the downloads at the end of…

Robert S. Becker (2023-03-17). Global problems are far-reaching, permanent & inter-connected. Nationalistic responses are political, tribal, religious & myopic. nationofchange.org The Age of Nationalism (the last few centuries) must now for the health of all shift to the Age of One World.

ecns.cn (2023-03-17). Officials call for improved health system. ecns.cn Central government officials on Thursday called for efforts to ramp up the detection capability for COVID-19 infections, fix the "short planks" in the country's health system and wage a patriotic health movement to improve hygiene.

Vijay Prashad (2023-03-17). East Germany & the True Test of a Civilization. orinocotribune.com By Vijay Prashad &#1 ; Mar 2, 2023 | Vijay Prashad recalls the DDR's efforts to create a humane and just health care system, with few resources available, in a country devastated by World War II. | A few years ago, a minor medical problem took me to the Hospital Alemán-Nicaragàºense in Nicaragua's capital, Managua. While I was being treated, I asked the doctor, a kindly older man, if the hospital had been built in association with a German missionary organisation, given its name (in Spanish, alemán means 'German'). | No, he said: this hospital used to be called the Carlos Marx Hospital, and it was built in c…

WSWS (2023-03-17). Striking teachers and junior doctors in the UK speak on their struggle. wsws.org World Socialist Web Site reporters spoke to striking workers in different sectors this week in Britain. Among them were junior doctors employed by the National Health Service and teachers.

WSWS (2023-03-17). UK National Health Service workers must organise to defeat the Tory-union sellout deal! wsws.org The union bureaucracy has decades of experience in pushing through sellouts with intimidation and lies. Health workers must organise to fight back with their own plan of action.

WSWS (2023-03-17). Michigan hospital worker with Long COVID speaks about the destruction of health care in the US. wsws.org A health care worker in Michigan spoke to the WSWS about his own health and the impact of Long COVID on his ability to work and the way the condition is being dismissed by the health care industry.

ecns.cn (2023-03-16). China plans to allow home nursery services in latest move to encourage childbirth. ecns.cn China's top health authority has announced plans to allow for the establishment of childcare facilities in private homes. This move is aimed at encouraging childbirth, particularly as the country recorded negative population growth for the first time last year.

Editor (2023-03-16). The U.S. blockade and its effects on Cuban medicine. mronline.org The Cuban socialist healthcare system is internationally recognized as one of the best in the world.

Fight Back (2023-03-16). Orlando LGBTQ community rallies against anti-trans legislation. fightbacknews.org Orlando, FL – On Saturday, March 11, multiple organizations rallied together in support of LGBTQ rights outside the Orlando City Hall. The event responded to the growing attacks that LGBTQ people face every day and the recent anti-trans legislation moving through the Florida legislature. The rally was attended by around 250 people. | This rally and its speakers singled out specific bills. This includes Florida Senate Bill 254, which allows the state to take away children seeking gender-affirming care and to ban health care providers from giving gender-affirming care to minors. It also includes Florida House Bill…

Isabela Escalona (2023-03-16). High injury rates push Minnesota's Amazon workers to organize for safety. therealnews.com This story originally appeared in In January 2021, Khali Jama says she began working her second job at Amazon's MSP1 fulfillment center in Shakopee, Minn., an outer suburb south of Minneapolis. As a single mother of two, she says she's always had two jobs. While working as a mental health professional and as a nurse, it was important for Jama to find something that could accommodate her schedule, she explai…

Sarah Varney (2023-03-16). Abortion Bans Could Exacerbate the US's Already High Rate of Preterm Births. truthout.org Tamara Etienne's second pregnancy was freighted with risk and worry from its earliest days — exacerbated by a first pregnancy that had ended in miscarriage. A third-grade teacher at an overcrowded Miami-Dade County public school, she spent harried days on her feet. Financial worries weighed heavy, even with health insurance and some paid time off through her job. And as a Black woman… |

Michael Hudson, Geopolitical Economy. (2023-03-16). Why The US Bank Crisis Is Not Over. popularresistance.org President Biden has done everything that he could to confuse the public as to what is happening. His March 13 speech assured voters that the SVB "rescue" was not a bailout. But of course it was a bailout. | Uninsured SVB depositors who did not qualify for safety from losing a penny were rescued without losing a penny. | What Biden implied, correctly, was that it was not a taxpayer bailout. But then what was it? | It was a demonstration of how powerful Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) is. The banking assets sufficient to "make depositors whole" was simply created by the banking authorities.

WSWS (2023-03-16). Market turmoil and threat of Credit Suisse collapse, as fallout from SVB's demise spreads. wsws.org The decision by US financial authorities and the Biden administration to bail out wealthy uninsured depositors at SVB and the failed Signature Bank, citing "systemic risk," and the Fed's decision to provide increased liquidity staunched one crisis, at least temporarily, only to create another.

Geoff Watts (2023-03-18). [Obituary] Samuel Lawrence Katz. thelancet.com Paediatrician, virologist, and co-developer of measles vaccine. Born in Manchester, NH, USA, on May 29, 1927, he died in Chapel Hill, NC, USA, on Oct 31, 2022 aged 95 years.

Dr. Peter McCullough (2023-03-17). Synthetic mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines. The Critical Role of Pseudouridine. globalresearch.ca

Global Research News (2023-03-17). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Duncan McFarland (2023-03-17). China's legislature maps out post-COVID recovery, resists pressure for a new Cold War. peoplesworld.org The Western corporate press was filled with the news last week of Chinese President Xi Jinping's election to a third term and the country's increased military spending, but the annual meeting of the Chinese legislature focused on topics that went well beyond just those two issues. Some 3,000 delegates to China's National People's Congress (NPC) …

_____ (2023-03-17). How Covid Lockdowns Primed the Current Financial Crisis. strategic-culture.org The lockdowns and the stimulus required to keep the economy alive helped drive inflation. Then the Fed jacked up interest rates. And all hell broke loose. | By Christian PARENTI | On Friday March 10th, 2023, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) died of Covid. Alright, it's a little more complicated than that, but Covid lockdowns followed by massive government stimulus were a critical — and massively under-acknowledged — factor in propelling the bank's demise. | At the heart of the crisis is the gigantic pile of low-interest debt that was issued during the height of the pandemic. While private-sector pandemic-era…

Allen Forrest (2023-03-17). Is Vindication Coming for COVID Skeptics? dissidentvoice.org

ecns.cn (2023-03-17). Cruise tours sail smooth waters. ecns.cn China's cruise tourism market is expected to revive this year, supported by the country's optimized COVID-19 measures.

ecns.cn (2023-03-17). Canada to drop mandatory COVID-19 tests for travelers from China. ecns.cn Canada on Friday will remove mandatory COVID-19 testing requirements for air travelers arriving from China.

ecns.cn (2023-03-17). Expert says COVID lab leak theory 'purely politically motivated'. ecns.cn A zoonoses expert said that a laboratory leak as the possible origin of the COVID-19 pandemic is "purely politically motivated", and political power games are behind the theory.

John Feffer (2023-03-17). Corporations are using Trade Treaties to handcuff Efforts to save the Planet from Climate Emergency. juancole.com ( Foreign Policy in Focus) — The global economy hit a new milestone in 2022 by surpassing $100 trillion. This expansion, which has experienced only the occasional setback such as the 2020 COVID shutdowns, has been accelerated by trade. The world trade volume experienced 4,300 percent growth from 1950 to 2021, an average 4 percent …

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-17). Reportan 4.752 nuevos casos de Covid-19 en Chile. telesurtv.net Chile acumula 5.218.933 casos confirmados desde el inicio de la pandemia y 64.353 fallecidos a causa del coronavirus.

WSWS (2023-03-17). Immunocompromised mother in Manhattan speaks to Global Workers' Inquest into the COVID-19 Pandemic. wsws.org Melanie, whose children attend public schools in New York City, spoke to the WSWS about the toll the "let it rip" policy toward the pandemic has taken on her and her family.

Hirofumi Yanagase (2023-03-16). Video: Japan Is Waking Up to the Facts. The COVID-19 Injections Are Causing Harm. globalresearch.ca

Marcel de Graaff MEP (2023-03-16). The COVID Scam and the Lockdown Files: "Biggest Scandal of the Century?" Does It Qualify as a Crime Against Humanity? globalresearch.ca

teleSUR, odr, JGN (2023-03-16). Italia reporta ligera alza de hospitalizaciones por la Covid-19. telesurtv.net En la semana del 7 al 13 de marzo se incrementó en 7.9 por ciento la cifra de hospitalizaciones por la Covid-19.

teleSUR, odr, YSM (2023-03-16). OMS: pandemia de Covid-19 terminará en algún momento de 2023. telesurtv.net El representante del organismo internacional destacó que el pasado sábado se cumplieron tres años desde la declaración del brote de la Covid-19 como pandemia.

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