2023-01-28: News Headlines

Ralph Nader (2023-01-28). Drug Price Showdown Time for Chairman Bernie Sanders. dissidentvoice.org It is showdown time. Senator Bernie Sanders, new chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee versus Big Pharma. The self-described "democratic socialist" from a safe seat in Vermont has long been a Big Pharma nemesis. He has issued detailed critiques of what others have called a "Pay or Die" industry coddled by …

Sandro Vento (2023-01-28). [Correspondence] Medicine should be learned in a conducive environment. thelancet.com Richard Horton argues that an academic health science system must possess societal goals and promote social cohesion and public trust.1 Indeed, medical education should help to promote better health outcomes for vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities. However, to this end, it is essential that students learn medicine in a conducive environment of public hospitals, community clinics, and health posts.

Arnaud Chiolero (2023-01-28). [Correspondence] Let research guide teaching in medical and public health. thelancet.com The pre-eminence of research over teaching in academic activity might be considered as an inheritance from the Enlightenment and, in the past few decades, from evidence-based medicine. Within this framework, teaching is secondary to research because the former is built, at least in part, on the latter. If teaching outweighs research,1 you might leave space for politics and beliefs, if not religion.

Cameron Sabet, Simar S Bajaj, Fatima Cody Stanford (2023-01-28). [Perspectives] Recruitmentology and the politics of consent in clinical research. thelancet.com Bearing the weight of a traumatic history, medical research is often seen as invasive and harmful by subaltern communities. The term subaltern, originating from postcolonial theory, refers to socio-politically silenced groups that are excluded from inner circles of colonial power. Western academia, however, primarily operates on the pretence of colonialism as a historical phenomenon. This myopia allows academia to overlook its continuing contributions to the legacy of colonialism and avoid responsibility for decolonising efforts.

Clean Energy Wire (2023-01-28). Arresting Greta Thunberg: Germany's Crackdown on anti-Coal Protests is not a Good Look. juancole.com By Edgar Meza | &#1 ; ( CleanEnergy Wire ) &#1 ; The protests against the razing of the village of Làºtzerath in order to expand the brown coal mining operations of energy giant RWE are damaging Germany's image and standing in international climate negotiations, Richard Klein, researcher at the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) told Table.Media. The …

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-28). Science Saturday: Removal of both ovaries in younger women associated with increased risk of Parkinson's. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Surgical removal of both ovaries is associated with an increased risk of Parkinson's disease and parkinsonism in women younger than 43, Mayo Clinic researchers report in JAMA Network Open. Using health record data from the Rochester Epidemiology Project, the study included 2,750 women who had undergone surgery to remove both ovaries, a procedure called bilateral oophorectomy, and 2,749 who had not. The reasons for the surgery were either a benign (noncancerous) condition — such as endometriosis, cyst, or other reason —…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-28). 6 tips to keep your brain healthy. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Changes to your body and brain are normal as you age. However, there are some things you can do to help slow any decline in memory and lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. Here are six things I recommend to my patients in order of importance: 1. Exercise regularly. Exercise has many known benefits, and regular physical activity also benefits the brain. Multiple research studies show that physical active people are…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-28). 10 weight training tips for beginners. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org Years ago, weightlifting was thought to be reserved solely for bodybuilders and athletes. However, there has been significant research on the medical benefits of lifting weights. Everyone benefits from stronger bones and muscles. Plan to incorporate weight training into your routine, regardless of your age, ability or fitness level. Weight training is a type of strength training that uses weights for resistance. This could be weight machines or free weights, like dumbbells or barbells, at…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-28). Mayo Clinic researchers link ovarian cancer to bacteria colonization in microbiome. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — A specific colonization of microbes in the reproductive tract is commonly found in women with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine. The discovery, published in Scientific Reports, strengthens evidence that the bacterial component of the microbiome — a community of microorganisms that also consists of viruses, yeasts and fungi — is an important indicator for early detection, diagnosis and prognosis of ovarian cancer. Abigail…

newsnetwork.mayoclinic (2023-01-28). Mayo Clinic researchers identify women with twice the risk of cancer in both breasts. newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org ROCHESTER, Minn. — Women with cancer in one breast may be at higher risk of developing cancer in the opposite breast if they are carriers of specific genetic changes that predispose them to develop breast cancer, according to a study led by the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Cancer Center. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, will help personalize approaches to breast cancer screening and risk factors, study authors say. The study used data…

Udani Samarasekera (2023-01-28). [Perspectives] Lynette Denny: women's cancer researcher with global impact. thelancet.com As a young child in apartheid era South Africa, Lynette Denny saw police regularly raid the quarters of her family's domestic staff to find Black people who did not have the documents they were legally required to carry to prove their identity and employment. It left Denny with "a permanent feeling of fear, anxiety, and rage at what people could and did do to others", she recalls. Witnessing the injustice, however, was seminal in defining her path. "Because I was on the White privilege side, I think my whole life I've wanted to undo that, so I stayed in public service, I have worked almost exclusively with Black…

Richard Horton (2023-01-28). [Comment] Offline: America—a codicil. thelancet.com Yes, the US will remain a dominant force in global health for the foreseeable future. But Shannon K O'Neil, in her provocative book The Globalization Myth, casts doubt on the sustainability of America's influence. First, the positive. The US is wealthy and has vastly skilled human resources to draw on. The country is a global leader in creating and defending a rules-based international order. Industries that depend on technology and discovery science thrive. Logistics are a strength. And the quality of American universities is second to none.

WSWS (2023-01-28). Voodoo Macbeth: Dramatizing Orson Welles' 1936 Harlem production. wsws.org The interest of the USC graduates and students in this historic work and the era in which it was performed is welcome and heartening. It indicates a concern with more substantial and even oppositional artistry.

Shawgi Tell (2023-01-27). Low Enrollment Plagues Many Charter Schools. dissidentvoice.org The mainstream media has long made it seem like parents from coast to coast are frantically clamoring to get their kids into a "limited" number of charter schools. And because there is supposedly not enough space in these charter schools, students are put on a waiting list to get into the school. This neoliberal disinformation …

Chris Walker (2023-01-27). Virginia Democrats Defeat Glenn Youngkin's 15-Week Abortion Ban. truthout.org Virginia state Senate Democrats in an education and health subcommittee defeated a series of anti-abortion measures on Thursday, thwarting Gov. Glenn Youngkin's (R) efforts to shorten the time frame in which Virginia residents can obtain the procedure by several weeks. Democrats were able to block several anti-abortion proposals largely as a result of winning a special election for a state Senate… |

WSWS (2023-01-27). Australian school year commences amid ongoing mass COVID infection, workload crisis, staffing shortages, and record inequality—Build rank-and-file committees to fight for a fully funded public education system! wsws.org Anger and oppositional sentiment must be organised in 2023! The Committee for Public Education urges educators to form rank-and-file committees in your schools.

Alasdair Macleod (2023-01-27). Russia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Are Considering Using Gold for Pan-Asian Trade. globalresearch.ca

Alex Berenson (2023-01-27). A Big New Zealand Study Reveals High Rates of Kidney Injury After the Pfizer Jab. globalresearch.ca

Alex Kimani (2023-01-27). Why We Shouldn't Underestimate China's Petro-Yuan Ambitions. globalresearch.ca

Beyond Pesticides (2023-01-27). Pesticide, Seed, and Digital Agriculture Industry Concentrates Wealth and Power, Threatens Health. globalresearch.ca

Brian Mier (2023-01-27). US Lawfare and the Destabilization of Latin America. "Lawfare used as a "Weapon of Warfare" globalresearch.ca

Business Standard (2023-01-27). BRICS Mulling Alternative to Dollar-dominated Payment System: South Africa. globalresearch.ca

Caoimhghin àì Croidheáin (2023-01-27). Samira's Dream (Ndoto Ya Samira) (2022): Living and Learning Against the Odds. globalresearch.ca

Dave DeCamp (2023-01-27). US Marines Open New Base on Guam to Prepare for Future War with China. globalresearch.ca

ecns.cn (2023-01-27). U.S. to test nuclear engine for future Mars missions. ecns.cn NASA and the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced Tuesday a collaboration to demonstrate a nuclear thermal rocket engine in space, the key steps for sending the first crewed missions to Mars.

Global Research News (2023-01-27). Selected Articles: Leopards vs. the Russian Bear. Alert Memorandum for the President. globalresearch.ca By We are aware that the just-reported

Global Research News (2023-01-27). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca Mike Whitney, January 19, 2023 | Peter Koenig, January 19, 2023 | Manlio Dinucci, Januar…

imperial.ac.uk (2023-01-27). Meteorites reveal likely origin of Earth's volatile chemicals. imperial.ac.uk Meteorites have told Imperial researchers the likely far-flung origin of Earth's volatile chemicals, some of which form the building blocks of life.

infobrics (2023-01-27). BRICS at the G20 and the Centrality of the United Nations Development Agenda. infobrics.org BRICS has an important role in the G20, precisely guided by its own resolutions on the pursuit of development, to drive the agenda and keep pushing until it is done, writes Mikatekiso Kubayi, Researcher at the Institute for Global Dialogue associated with UNISA (South Africa)…

Jacob G. Hornberger (2023-01-27). The Pentagon's Perpetual Crisis Machine. Dangerous Escalation of Its War against Russia. globalresearch.ca

Jordan Schachtel (2023-01-27). US Army Faces Worst Recruiting Numbers Since End of Draft Era, Offers Medals & Promotions for Referrals. globalresearch.ca

Kurt Nimmo (2023-01-27). Russia Warns Depleted Uranium Will be Considered a Nuclear Weapon. globalresearch.ca

Manlio Dinucci (2023-01-27). ITALIA-ALGERIA: Il Ponte Minato. globalresearch.ca Tra Italia e Algeria — ha dichiarato la Presidente del Consiglio Giorgia Meloni — è stato costruito "uno straordinario ponte che potrà essere utile all'Europa intera soprattutto in tema di approvvigionamento energetico". C'è perà≤ un fatto che il Governo italiano …

Mike Whitney (2023-01-27). A Russian Victory in Ukraine Won't End the War. globalresearch.ca

Pepe Escobar (2023-01-27). 'Doomsday Clock': 90 Seconds to Midnight. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2023-01-27). Secret Document: Germany's Bundeswehr is Preparing to Wage War on Russia. globalresearch.ca

Rania Berro (2023-01-27). Iran FM's Trip to Syria Was to Address 'Misunderstandings'. globalresearch.ca

Ted Snider (2023-01-27). If Ukraine Is Right, Russia Was Right. globalresearch.ca

WSWS (2023-01-27). Workers Struggles: Asia, Australia and New Zealand. wsws.org India: Part-time public-school teachers in Kerala protest low wages; Bangladeshi research institute workers strike over unpaid wages; Australia: Queensland power maintenance workers strike for higher pay; New Zealand teachers impose work-to-rule over stalled pay talks.

Codepink (2023-01-27). Statement on the Killing of Tortuguita by Atlanta Police. dissidentvoice.org On January 18th, Tortuguita, a brave and beloved Weelaunee Forest Defender, was killed by Atlanta Police. As people of conscience, as breathers of air, as anti-imperialists, as feminists, pacifists, activists — we condemn this state-sanctioned murder. Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, AKA Tortuguita, is the victim of an expanding and increasingly militarized machine of state violence, …

Editor (2023-01-27). It Is 90 Seconds to Midnight. scheerpost.com This year, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward, largely (though not exclusively) because of the mounting dangers of the war in Ukraine. The Clock now stands at 90 seconds to midnight—the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been.

ecns.cn (2023-01-27). China's natural gas output up 6.5% in December 2022. ecns.cn China's natural gas output logged steady growth in December 2022, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed.

ecns.cn (2023-01-27). China remains Germany's main supplier of rare earths. ecns.cn Germany's imports of rare-earth metals from China amounted to 49.3 million euros (53.7 million U.S. dollars) in the first eleven months of 2022, accounting for two-thirds of the total imports, the country's Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Tuesday.

Nora Barrows-Friedman (2023-01-27). NYU student punished for writing "fuck" on Israeli mail bag. electronicintifada.net Arab student charged with "potential anti-Semitism" by writing on sack in trash bin.

WSWS (2023-01-27). Retired teacher killed in Chicago apartment that failed fire alarm test. wsws.org Building management was cited by the city in its last inspection on December 1, 2022 for failing to provide an annual fire alarm test for the building, according to records.

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