(2022-09-24). [Articles] Socioeconomic inequalities in cancer incidence and access to health services among children and adolescents in China: a cross-sectional study. thelancet.com Our study showed that the burden of cancer in children and adolescents in China is much higher than previously nationally reported from 2000 to 2015. The distribution of the accessibility of health services, as a social determinant of health, might have a notable role in the socioeconomic inequalities in cancer incidence among Chinese children and adolescents. With regards to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, policy approaches should prioritise increasing the accessibility of health services for early diagnosis to improve outcomes and subsequently reduce disease burdens, as well as narrowing the socioe…
(2022-09-24). China celebrates farmers' harvest festival. ecns.cn Hundreds of millions of Chinese farmers celebrated the fifth harvest festival on Friday, as the country expects a bumper harvest despite COVID-19 and extreme weather.
(2022-09-24). [Comment] Using data to improve care: childhood cancer in China. thelancet.com The last decades have seen substantial improvements in childhood cancer treatment, with cure rates of more than 80%.1 Although these statistics represent hope for families, they are only relevant to those treated in high-income countries. Cure rates are far lower in low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs), where more than 80% of children with cancer reside.2 This survival gap is one of the starkest inequalities in global child health. In this context, Xin Ni and colleagues3 established childhood cancer incidence rates across China by leveraging new health services databases that approach population-level c…
(2022-09-24). [World Report] Uncertainty over the future of Sri Lankan health care. thelancet.com An economic crisis is hampering the provision of care for many Sri Lankans. Talha Burki reports.
(2022-09-24). [World Report] War driving cholera in Syria. thelancet.com Conflict has damaged water treatment plants and caused hygiene and sanitation to deteriorate.Sharmila Devi reports.
(2022-09-24). Case Dismissed: Victory for Parents and Their Children. Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Official Repeals COVID Shot Mandate for School. globalresearch.ca
(2022-09-24). [World Report] Health organisations call for non-proliferation of fossil fuels. thelancet.com WHO and others have signed a letter urging governments to make a legally binding treaty to end the expansion of fossil fuel production and use. Sharmila Devi reports.
(2022-09-24). 1.4 Million Adverse Events After COVID Vaccines Reported to VAERS, Canadian Woman Dies 7 Minutes After Bivalent Booster Shot/ By Megan Redshaw. marktaliano.net VAERS data released Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 1,418,220 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID-19 vaccines, including 31,074 deaths and 258,480 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020, and Sept. 16, 2022. Original Link here: 1.4 Million Adverse Events After COVID Vaccines Reported to VAERS, Canadian Woman …
(2022-09-24). Chinese herb proved effective toinhibitCOVID-19 virus: HKUMed. ecns.cn The LKS Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKUMed) announced on Thursday that a natural product derived from a Chinese herb Spatholobus Suberectus Dunn, or Suberet Spatholobus, has been discovered to effectively inhibit several viruses including SARS-Cov-2, which has caused the global COVID-19 pandemic.
(2022-09-24). [Perspectives] Digitising brain age. thelancet.com Chronological age can differ from biological age, particularly in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative disorders. By training models with structural and functional brain imaging data obtained serially over time, deep learning artificial intelligence can estimate the brain age gap—the difference between chronological age and predicted age.
(2022-09-24). [Obituary] Daniel Graymore. thelancet.com Health diplomat who helped guide UK health and development funding strategy. Born on March 10, 1973 in Woking, UK, he died on May 29, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland, aged 52 years.
(2022-09-24). [Perspectives] Peter Waiswa: building better health systems in Africa and beyond. thelancet.com Growing up in Iganga, a rural town in Uganda, Peter Waiswa was influenced by his late father, who instilled a love for education in him, and by the newborn deaths he saw in his large family. Waiswa now leads the Makerere University Centre of Excellence for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in Kampala, Uganda, and the INDEPTH Network's Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Working Group. His work involves paving the way locally, nationally, and globally to develop health systems and health policy in maternal, newborn, and child health, development, and health services.
(2022-09-24). [Correspondence] Characterising adults in Scotland who are not vaccinated against COVID-19. thelancet.com By Aug 10, 2022, 3‚Äà497‚Äà208 of the estimated 4 ∑4 million adults living in Scotland had received three doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. However, a proportion of the adult population remains unvaccinated (defined as no record of any vaccine being administered) and susceptible to severe COVID-19 outcomes. Characterising this population can help to understand gaps in vaccine coverage and determinants of vaccine hesitancy and could support targeted public health messaging. Unlike the vaccinated population, on whom information is gathered at the point of vaccination, current esti…
(2022-09-24). [World Report] Volker Tàºrk appointed top UN human rights chief. thelancet.com The global health and humanitarian communities have high expectations of the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. John Zarocostas reports from Geneva.
(2022-09-24). [Comment] Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System: 70 years of responding to the expected and preparing for the unexpected. thelancet.com When a cluster of respiratory viral infections occurs, early recognition by clinicians linked to a global network is essential for rapid identification of the causal pathogen and subsequent risk assessment and public health response. Crucial to this process are sentinel physician and hospital networks where samples are collected from patients with febrile respiratory infections; trained laboratory staff to identify the causative pathogen; and epidemiologists and public health staff to collect data and evaluate pathogen spread and disease severity in susceptible populations.
(2022-09-24). Cuba cierra jornada del viernes con 19 nuevos casos de COVID-19 y ningún fallecido. cubadebate.cu El Ministerio de Salud Pública informó en su parte habitual que al cierre de la jornada del viernes se reportaron 19 nuevos casos de COVID-19, igual número de altas médicas y ningún fallecido.
(2022-09-23). Ontario education support workers: Vote YES to strike! Build rank-and-file committees to defend public education and stop COVID! wsws.org A decisive vote for strike action must be made the starting point for the political mobilization of all education workers to defend public education, defeat the hard-right Ford government's austerity agenda, and secure inflation-busting wage and benefit increases.
(2022-09-23). China launches special TCM initiative for betterment of public health. ecns.cn China has launched a special three-year program to promote the role of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in enhancing public health.
(2022-09-23). China experiences surge in COVID-19 cases after relaxing travel and quarantine policies. wsws.org In recent weeks, China has experienced significant outbreaks of COVID-19 in several cities throughout the country after the National Health Commission announced in mid-July that the Zero-COVID strategy would become somewhat less stringent.
(2022-09-23). Nobody knew China landed on the moon and Bill Gates. indybay.org The four organizations have spent nearly $10 billion on covid since 2020 – as much as the lead U.S. agency tasked with fighting it. The organizations collectively gave $1.4 billion to the World Health Organization (WHO)*, where they helped shape a major initiative to distribute Covid 19 vaccines and test kits. This program failed to achieve its original goals.
(2022-09-23). Por qué 'aprender a vivir' con las muertes por COVID? — Editorial de Workers World/Mundo Obrero. workers.org Si escribes para el New York Times, espera que te asignen artículos condenando a China por causar a su pueblo enormes molestias e incomodidades para evitar las muertes masivas por el coronavirus. El New York Times comparte claramente el punto de vista de la clase capitalista de que la prioridad . . . |
(2022-09-23). Cuban president talks with residents of the Havana neighborhood. en.cubadebate.cu Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel arrived this Thursday at the La Guayaba neighborhood, in the Cerro municipality of the capital, to talk with neighbors and learn about the social transformations taking place in this community, where almost 3,000 people live, reported the Presidency in its Twitter profile. As part of the transformation actions carried out in La Guayaba, the president toured the new warehouse, the pharmacy and other social works built for the benefit of the community.
(2022-09-23). Poverty Is A Public Policy Choice. popularresistance.org It should not have taken a pandemic to realize poverty is a public policy choice. | Public investments in safety net programs continue to be extremely effective poverty reduction tools, as newly released Census income data show. Government social programs kept tens of millions of people out of poverty in 2021. Because of expansions to programs like unemployment insurance benefits and the child tax credit, poverty rates were actually lower in 2021 than they were prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. | The poverty reduction achieved through expanded social insurance programs highlights how much policymakers' choices can…
(2022-09-23). Graphene COVID Kill Shots: Let the Evidence Speak for Itself. globalresearch.ca
(2022-09-23). World Economic Forum Cites Compliance with COVID Mandates to Promote 'Climate Change' Lockdowns. globalresearch.ca
(2022-09-23). New Zealand government promotes complacency about COVID-19. wsws.org After removing nearly all mask mandates and other public health measures, the Labour Party-led government is scrapping regular COVID press briefings, as it seeks to normalise mass infection and death.
(2022-09-23). Bayer Head Admits COVID-19 Vaccine Is Gene Therapy. globalresearch.ca
(2022-09-23). Epidemiological situation continues to be marked by dengue. en.cubadebate.cu Dengue continues to be the most complex hygienic-sanitary situation that we have today in the country, it was reiterated at this Wednesday's meeting of the Government's temporary working group for the prevention and control of covid-19. The exchange was led by the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Party and president of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, and the prime minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, a member of the Political Bureau. The head of the Ministry of Public Health, José àÅngel Portal Miranda, reported that there is dengue transmission in the 15 provinces and the Isle of Youth.
(2022-09-23). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org India: Gujarat tuberculous health workers strike; Tamil Nadu railway workers oppose mass sackings; Australia: Pacific National train drivers in Queensland hold more strikes; South32 miners' strike enters sixth week New Zealand aircraft engineers in ninth week of industrial action[…
(2022-09-23). Dozens of migrants killed as boat sinks off Syrian coast. en.mehrnews.com TEHRAN, Sep. 23 (MNA) — The bodies of 71 migrants have been found after the boat they were traveling in sank off Syria's coast, the health minister has said.
(2022-09-23). Tech workers switch jobs to help fight climate change. america.cgtn.com Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many workers, especially those in tech, re-positioned their careers. A growing number are choosing to focus their efforts on one of the most pressing issues of our time — climate change.
(2022-09-23). Canadian education workers speak out against reckless return to school after the abandonment of all COVID-19 public health measures. wsws.org Prior to the start of the school year, Ontario's chief medical officer Kieran Moore, in preparation for what he cynically termed "respiratory season," undemocratically declared that all public health measures in schools would be abandoned and that COVID would be treated like the flu.
(2022-09-23). On eve of Brazil's election, Workers Party covers up collaboration in Bolsonaro's COVID-19 "herd immunity" policy. wsws.org The Workers Party's claim that it will "rebuild and transform" Brazil is directly refuted by the role it played in implementing the herd immunity policy in Brazil.
(2022-09-22). Según Joe Biden: "La pandemia ha terminado", 57.676 casos nuevos en EE. UU. en las últimas 24 horas. globalizacion.ca Desestabilizar la estructura social, política y económica de 190 países soberanos se presentó como la "solución" para combatir el virus mortal. La ciencia falsa apoyó esta devastadora agenda. | Y ahora hemos llegado a un nuevo clímax: | El presidente Biden ha…