2024-03-23: News Headlines

Michael Arria (2024-03-23). U.S. cuts UNRWA funding as famine looms for Gaza. mondoweiss.net Congress passed a $1.2 trillion spending bill that will continue a ban on funding UNRWA until at least 2025. President Biden has said he will sign the bill immediately.

James North (2024-03-23). Mainstream media finally reports on Gaza famine but won't admit Israel is deliberately responsible. mondoweiss.net Palestinians in Gaza are starving, but the mainstream media won't tell you the simple truth that Israel is intentionally causing the famine.

Nick Harper (2024-03-23). Haiti crisis and evacuations. america.cgtn.com Political groups in Haiti say they're close to finalizing a transitional council to try and bring peace to the country. | This comes as the U.S. continues to evacuate Americans from the troubled nation, flying dozens to the neighboring Dominican Republic. | The UN has warned that around 1.5 million people in Haiti are at risk of famine, and as Nick Harper reports, some of them are visiting their neighbor for whatever support they can find.

Editor (2024-03-23). Flour Massacre Called 'Aid-Related Deaths'—Rather Than Part of Israel's Engineered Famine. scheerpost.com By Robin Andersen / FAIR Over 100 Palestinians were killed and hundreds more wounded on February 29, when Israeli snipers opened fire on people approaching a convoy of trucks carrying desperately needed supplies of flour. The attack was quickly dubbed the flour massacre. Corporate media reporting was contentious and confused, mired in accusations and conflicting details …

Betsey Piette (2024-03-23). Palestine/Irish solidarity gathering in Philadelphia. workers.org Gathering for Palestine/Irish solidarity. Philadelphia, March 18, 2024. Around 75 people came out for a Palestine/Ireland solidarity gathering at the Irish famine memorial in Philadelphia on March 18, organized by the Philadelphia Palestine Coalition and Philadelphia Irish Against Oppression. The very moving event, which included Irish music performed by Kevin . . . |

Staff (2024-03-23). Gaza death toll surpasses 32,000 as Israeli attacks continue. muslimmirror.com ANKARA : At least 32,070 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip since last October, the Health Ministry in the besieged enclave said on Friday. A ministry statement said that 74,298 Palestinians have also been injured in the onslaught that continued on its 168th day. Over the past 24 hours, it …

The Lancet (2024-03-23). Editorial] EU elections: a moment for pan-European health. thelancet.com The past 5 years in Europe have been characterised by crisis. Long-standing Euroscepticism culminated in the UK's exit of the EU in 2020. Europe was unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, which pushed even the best health systems to their limits, resulting in the deaths of more than 1 ∑1 million people in the European Union (EU). In 2022, peace in Europe ended abruptly with the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The war has so far killed more than 10‚Äà000 Ukrainian civilians, destroyed cities, and sparked mass migration, as well as precipitated an energy crisis across Europe.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-23). Mayo Clinic Minute: Advances in multiple myeloma treatment. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org March is Myeloma Awareness Month. Multiple myeloma is a blood cancer that most often occurs in people over age 45. It's the second-most common blood cancer and the most common blood cancer in Black people. Right now, there is no cure for the disease. But as Dr. Joselle Cook, a Mayo Clinic hematologist, explains, recent advances in treatment are helping people live longer. And as multiple myeloma research continues, a cure may someday be on…

Joshua Szanyi, Samantha Howe, Tony Blakely (2024-03-23). Correspondence] The importance of reporting accurate estimates of long COVID prevalence. thelancet.com A March, 2023, Editorial drew attention to the need for accelerated progress in understanding and responding to the issue of post-COVID-19 condition (also known as long COVID).1 However, this Editorial and the Comment in The Lancet Infectious Diseases to which it is linked2 both quoted false estimates of long COVID prevalence.

Talha Burki (2024-03-23). World Report] Pivotal tuberculosis vaccine trial begins. thelancet.com A phase 3 study of M72/AS01E has begun in South Africa, hoping to support the first new vaccine for tuberculosis since BCG. By Talha Burki.

tvbrics (2024-03-23). UNICEF Representative and Ethiopian Minister of Health meet in Addis Ababa. tvbrics.com UNICEF reaffirmed its commitment to support the health system in Ethiopia…

palestinechronicle.com (2024-03-23). Amid Israeli Genocide – Gaza's Faith Unbroken (PHOTOS & VIDEO) Faith is a central component in the lives of Palestinians. Gaza, now undergoing an Israeli genocide, is in greater need of its faith than ever before.

inthesetimes.com (2024-03-23). Defunding UNRWA Was Never About HamasThe refugee agency is a reminder that Palestinian refugees exist and have inalienable political rights—a truth the Israeli government finds deeply inconvenient.

sfgate.com (2024-03-23). The UN Security Council is set to vote on a resolution demanding a Ramadan cease-fire The U.N. Security Council is set to vote on a NEW resolution demanding a humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The resolution, put forward by the 10 elected council members, is backed by Russia and China, who vetoed a U.S.-sponsored resolution Friday. The council is expected to vote on the resolution Monday morning.

truthout.org (2024-03-23). US Has Redefined "Human Shields" to Enable Israel's Slaughter of Gaza Civilians President Biden and members of Congress have cynically reinterpreted "human shields" to flout international law.

palestinechronicle.com (2024-03-23). 'She Never Returned Home' – Palestinians Children Remember Their Mothers, Killed in Israeli Airstrikes In fact, for many children, there will be no mothers to celebrate anymore as well over 9,000 Palestinian women have been killed since the beginning of the war. Moreover, the Palestinian Red Crescent Society said in a statement on X on Thursday that the Israeli war on Gaza has been killing an average of 37 mothers daily since October 7.

Israel-Gaza War Update: Latest Figures and Statistics

Posted by Richard Medhurst.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-23). Mayo Clinic to host inaugural Digital Health Research Symposium. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Healthcare professionals are invited to register and join the free two-hour, virtual event featuring presentations from industry leaders about the digital evolution of clinical care. The Mayo Clinic Center for Digital Health will host Mayo Clinic's inaugural Digital Health Research Symposium on Wednesday, March 20, from noon to 2 p.m. CDT. The free virtual event will feature a multidisciplinary group of clinician-scientists who will share innovative digital health research. Register to attend today. "Digital health…

Alexandra Martinez (2024-03-23). Florida Blocks Passage of Statewide Heat Standards for Outdoor Workers. truthout.org This story was originally published at Prism. Florida legislators dealt a blow to outdoor workers this month by passing a law that bans local governments from implementing heat standards. Starting July 1, it will be illegal for local governments to pass health and safety measures for outdoor workers in extreme heat. The decision comes after Florida experienced its hottest summer on record. |

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-23). Mayo Clinic Platform launches Solutions Studio. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Program accelerates digital health solutions, enables innovation to improve patient care ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic Platform launches Solutions Studio, a new program that accelerates the development, validation and deployment of digital health solutions and integrates them into healthcare workflows. The Solutions Studio program will alleviate the high costs and complexities that digital health companies face in the commercialization process and will streamline the adoption of solutions in hospitals. Solutions Studio makes digital health innovation…

Andrew Green (2024-03-23). Obituary] Sidney Wolfe. thelancet.com Consumer health advocate and physician. Born on June 12, 1937, in Cleveland, OH, USA, he died of a brain tumour on Jan 1, 2024, in Washington, DC, USA, aged 86 years.

The Independent (2024-03-23). Italy vows to renew economic presence in Uganda. independent.co.ug Rome, Italy | THE INDEPENDENT | Italy is embarking on a new era in its trade and investment relations with Uganda, with officials promising new and bigger investments in different sectors, especially agriculture, health and other sectors. This comes as the Italian Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers Federation (FederUnacoma), is in the final stages of organizing this year's …

Orion Rummler (2024-03-23). States' Anti-LGBTQ Moves May Have Disastrous Health Impacts, Experts Say. truthout.org This story was originally published by The 19th. This year, states have tried to prevent transgender people from using public bathrooms and from being able to update identity documents like driver's licenses. Legislators in multiple states are attempting to rewrite state code to define sex based on reproductive capacity, and to exclude gender identity from discrimination protections. So far… |

Talha Burki (2024-03-23). World Report] Research in Focus: Gates MRI. thelancet.com As a non-profit biopharmaceutical development organisation, Gates MRI hopes to solve the neglected problems of global health. By Talha Burki.

Richard Horton (2024-03-23). Comment] Offline: It's about more than a climate emergency. thelancet.com Flying to Singapore to take part in a meeting of the Lancet Commission on Sustainable Healthcare is not without tragic irony. A defence that more can be achieved from 3 days of face-to-face encounters than a few hours of stilted Zoom calls might be weakly self-exculpatory. Proof will come with the final product, which, judging by the leadership of Co-Chairs Jodi Sherman and Andrea MacNeill, is likely to be highly compelling. A second reason for visiting this tropical science superpower was the launch of a new Centre for Sustainable Medicine within the National University of Singapore.

ecns.cn (2024-03-23). Better support for housing emphasized. ecns.cn China will optimize its policies pertaining to the property sector and scale up the supply of high-quality housing projects so as to ensure the stable and healthy development of the real estate market, the State Council, the country's Cabinet, said on Friday.

Editor (2024-03-23). Inequalities and concentration of wealth in USA have wide implications. mronline.org A study by the Urban Institute (UI) in 2018, before the pandemic struck, found that nearly 40 per cent of non-elderly adults and their families struggled to afford at least one basic need for health care, housing, utilities or food in 2017.

marketing (2024-03-23). Princess Of Wales And King Charles: One In Two People Develop Cancer During Their Lives The Diseases And Treatments Explained #Princess #Wales #King #Charles: #People #Develop #Cancer #During #Their #Lives #Diseases #Treatments #Explained #Vaccines #Pills #Doctor #Hospital #Pandemic. menafn.com (MENAFN – The Conversation) The Princess of Wales released a moving video message on March 22 to address speculation about her health. In it, the future queen disclosed that she'd been diagnosed …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-23). Understanding kidney cancer. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org March is National Kidney Month, which makes this a good time to learn about kidney cancer. Kidney cancer is cancer that begins in the kidneys, which are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They're behind your abdominal organs, with one kidney on each side of your spine. The kidneys remove waste from your blood and regulate a healthy balance between water, sodium and minerals in your bloodstream. Approximately 81,600 new cases…

James A Watson, Thomas J Peto, Nicholas J White (2024-03-23). Correspondence] Where will rectal artesunate suppositories save lives? thelancet.com Severe malaria is a major cause of preventable childhood death in sub-Saharan Africa. Artesunate is the most effective available treatment.1 In remote areas, where parenteral administration is not possible, rectal artesunate suppositories (RAS) can be given by community health workers to patients unable to take oral medications.

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-23). IDF disinvited from mental health conference. greenleft.org.au

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-23). Telehealth study on reimbursements for rural healthcare delivery. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A recent Mayo Clinic study investigated how telehealth in palliative care may provide value for rural caregivers, healthcare teams and their patients.

WSWS (2024-03-23). Homeless Australians dying 30 years younger than the national average. wsws.org Studies suggesting that even a brief period of rough sleeping can have an enormous impact on health and life expectancy are of particular concern amid a rise in homelessness, including among people with paid jobs.

Joe Parkin Daniels (2024-03-23). World Report] Health care in crisis amid Haiti violence. thelancet.com The collapse of Haiti's Government amid widespread gang violence is exacerbating a health crisis in the country. By Joe Parkin Daniels.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-23). Diabetes isn't destiny for rural communities. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org A new study by Mayo Clinic researchers observed higher diabetes rates in rural vs urban areas. However, they found it was linked to risk factors that can be changed, such as inactivity and obesity. With the right tools to help them take control of their health, rural Americans may be able to significantly reduce their diabetes risk.

albawaba (2024-03-23). Was Kate Middleton's video AI generated. albawaba.com ALBAWABA – Social media was rocked with fury on Friday after Kate Middleton revealed she had been diagnosed with cancer. These ideas had been circulating for a few weeks regarding the Princess of Wales.Middleton acknowledged receiving chemotherapy in a video that was made public on Friday. She called the previous few months "extremely tough" for her "entire family."Social media users expressed outrage over the way the media has covered Middleton, with former boxer Carl Frampton calling it "disgusting" and others offering their condolences to the princess, who has been under constant pressure to clarify her health…

tvbrics (2024-03-23). Ministry of Health of Egypt and National Training Academy sign a co-operation document. tvbrics.com They will also establish a joint committee to monitor the effectiveness of the joint work…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-23). Path to grad school: Nurturing children's mental health in Puerto Rico. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org How a Mayo Clinic research trainee found his calling helping Puerto Rican kids cope with toxic stress.

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2024-03-23). Mayo researchers invented a new class of AI to improve cancer research and treatments. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Mayo Clinic researchers say that hypothesis-driven AI can offer an innovative way to use massive datasets to help discover the complex causes of diseases.

ecns.cn (2024-03-23). Children told to take precautions against seasonal pathogens. ecns.cn Medical experts reminded minors to take precautions, such as getting vaccinated, against seasonal respiratory pathogens to boost disease resistance as this time of the year, the spread of diseases is at a high level.

newarab (2024-03-23). Catherine, Princess of Wales, reveals cancer diagnosis. newarab.com The video announcement came after weeks of speculation spread on social media about her whereabouts and health since she was hospitalised in January for unspecified abdominal surgery . | Kate, 42, hadn't been seen publicly since Christmas until video surfaced this week of her with her husband,

Maximillian Alvarez, The Real News Network. (2024-03-22). A New Coalition Demands Healthcare And Justice For East Palestine. popularresistance.org This Saturday, March 23, unionists and labor leaders, environmental justice groups, community organizers, community members from other "sacrifice zones," and supporters from around the country are coming to East Palestine to join residents as part of the newly formed Justice for East Palestine Residents and Workers coalition. The coalition has come together in recent months and mobilized around the core objective of pressuring President Biden to invoke the Stafford Act and issue a major disaster declaration for East Palestine.

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