*(Via LA Times) – At the height of a pandemic that has torn through America’s communities of color with particular ferocity, health officials are engaged in a fraught exercise in fairness: how to nudge communities of color toward the front of the line for scarce vaccines while pretending that race and ethnicity have no influence on vaccine priority.
The country has been deeply divided over quotas and affirmative action since long before the current health crisis. Assigning vaccine priority on the basis of race or ethnic heritage would therefore invite debate, recriminations and legal challenges.
There’s this Yiddish proverb that says, “Man plans and God laughs.” The saying points to the volatility of life and how, despite intricate planning, things don’t always pan out as planned. But it there’s one thing Americans seem to be great at planning for, it’s weddings. In the United States, there are 44,230 weddings on average that take place each weekend. In the year 2018, the U.S. wedding industry was worth a mind-boggling $72 billion. It’s safe to say that weddings are big business. Continue reading →
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Have you ever considered becoming a patient care technician (PCT)? This is a very popular job these days! “What is a patient care technician,” you’re wondering. We’re going to tell you all about it in this article.
While many people go through their daily routine without thinking about cracks in the sidewalk, a set of stairs, or conversing with a cashier, there’s a significant percentage of the global population that struggles in some way with these activities that are taken for granted. Those living with disabilities in today’s modern world still face an enormous amount of difficulty in regular, routine activities, and the current widespread lack of accessibility could be holding back progress. Continue reading →
Diet and exercise may help to boost fertility in most men, experts say. According to experts from the Center of Male Reproductive Health at RMA of New York, various lifestyle changes have been shown to support fertility in men and improve chances of conception.
“It’s important to appreciate that when you have a couple challenged with infertility, about 40% to 50% of the time, we are able to attribute the male as the primary or contributory cause,” said Dr. Natan Bar-Chama, the director of the Center of Male Reproductive Health.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted its first approval on a new breast cancer treatment. According to CNN, the FDA has approved a new immunotherapy treatment regimen combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy, specifically Tecentriq and Abraxane.
The immunotherapy regimen received accelerated approval for patients with triple-negative breast cancer that is locally advanced or metastatic, can’t be surgically removed, and whose cells include a protein called PD-L1.
Black and Hispanic populations in the U.S. are breathing in more air pollution than they’re creating, new data shows. According to new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, white populations in the U.S. are creating more air pollution than black and Hispanic populations, but people of color are breathing in more of it.
There are biological, chemical, and physical hazards that can contaminate food and the environment. Researchers at the University of Minnesota identified which products/services have a byproduct of air pollution such as factories and transportation.