Saturday - September 19, 2020
Public Policy Tipoffs Involving New York Newsletter for Sunday May 31, 2020 ( 146 items )  

350.org: Japan Must Not Support Vung Ang 2 Coal Power Plant in Vietnam
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: Japanese environmental NGOs submitted a petition for the cancellation of the Vung Ang 2 Coal-fired Power Generation Project in Vietnam to the Japanese public and private sectors. The petition was signed by 127 organizations from more than 40 countries and regions. The recipients include the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and three megabanks that are considering financing the project, Mitsubishi Corporation, and   more

350.org: Pathway to Paris: World Environment Day Virtual Festival for Our Planet
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The 350.org issued the following news release: Arundhati Roy, Patti Smith, Michael Stipe, Angelique Kidjo, amongst other musicians, performers, grassroots activists, and thought leaders joining together to chart a path forward for humanity. On World Environment Day, June 5, Pathway to Paris and 350.org are jointly hosting a global online broadcast that will lift up calls for a just recovery - and show us how we can move forward together in confronting the COVID-19 and the c  more

44 Asian American Groups and Academics File Amicus Brief in Federal Appeals Court in Support of Race-Conscious Admissions
NEW YORK, May 21 -- The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund issued the following news release: The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and 44 Asian American groups and higher education faculty filed an amicus brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Boston to reject the claims that Harvard's admissions policies intentionally discriminate against Asian Americans. The lawsuit, Students for Fair Admissions (SFFA) v. Harvard, was filed in 201  more

AABB: Racing Against Time, Medical Researchers, Life Science Companies and COVID-19 Survivors Launch National Campaign to Drive Blood Plasma Donation
NEW YORK, May 26 -- AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks) issued the following news release: A coalition of world-leading medical and research institutions, blood centers, life science companies, technology companies, philanthropic organizations, and COVID-19 survivor groups has come together to support the rapid development of potential new therapies for patients with COVID-19. Working together under the "The Fight Is In Us" campaign, the coalition is seeking to mobilize tens  more

ABA International Law Conference Goes Virtual With Programming Over 38 Days
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- The American Bar Association issued the following news release: With the theme of "Empowerment," the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association International Law Section begins and continues through July 2, featuring more than 45 online programs covering a range of international law and empowerment issues. What: 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the ABA International Law Section When: May 26 - July 2 (various times) Where: Online The focus of the An  more

Access Now: Twitter Corrects Trump's Inaccurate Ballot Tweet, So He Retaliates With Legally Nonsensical Executive Order
NEW YORK, May 29 -- Access Now issued the following news release: U.S. President Trump, in retaliation for Twitter reasonably appending a fact-checking link to his misleading tweet on mail-in ballots, signed an executive order designed to limit the protections afforded to platforms under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 has contributed substantially to the ability of social media companies to grow and prosper. Thanks to this statute, platforms do not have to worry abo  more

ACLU Issues Statement on Death of Floyd
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following statement by Director Jeffery Robinson: President Trump announced on Twitter early this morning his intention to send the National Guard to Minneapolis, Minn. in response to protests over the recent killing of George Floyd. In that same tweet thread, the President threatened to  more

ACLU Issues Statement on DOEd Action
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following statement on May 28 by Chase Strangio, deputy director for Trans Justice: The Department of Education issued findings in response to an Office of Civil Rights complaint challenging Connecticut's policy that allows transgender student athletes to participate in athletics consist  more

ACLU of Minnesota Responds to Minneapolis Police Killing Black Man, George Floyd
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, May 27 -- The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota issued the following news release on May 26: The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Minnesota are jointly calling for a fair, independent and transparent investigation following the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, by Minneapolis police Monday evening. In a 10-minute-long eyewitness video filled with eerie echoes of the Eric Garner case in New York City, a Minneapolis police officer can be seen kneel  more

ACLU Paper Warns Against Reliance on Remote Temperature Screening to Stem COVID-19 Spread
NEW YORK, May 21 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release on May 19: Remote temperature screening for COVID-19 does not work well and raises significant privacy concerns, the American Civil Liberties Union warned in a paper released. Even if skeptical public health experts conclude that such screenings might be worthwhi  more

ACLU Responds to Minneapolis Police Killing George Floyd
MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, May 27 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of Minnesota are jointly calling for a fair, independent, and transparent investigation following the death of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police Monday evening. In a 10-minute-l  more

Albany Medical Center: $2.5 Million National Institutes of Health's Grant Will Help Scientists Search for Cure for Chronic Hepatitis B
ALBANY, New York, May 29 -- Albany Medical Center, an academic health sciences center, issued the following news release: Researchers at Albany Medical College have received a $2.5 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to study chronic hepatitis B. "Chronic hepatitis B results from an ineffective immune response that can't control the virus," said Michael Robek, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Immunology and  more

Alliance for Quality Education: N.Y. Mayor de Blasio Seeking Approval for City to Borrow to Cover Operating Expenses
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Alliance for Quality Education issued the following statement in response to reports that Mayor Bill de Blasio was seeking approval from New York for the city to borrow to cover its operating expenses: "Mayor de Blasio's intention to gain approval from the State to borrow funds in order to cover the city's operating costs may risk the city's fiscal sovereignty and open the door to executive overreach. The ability to borrow money will help limit budget cuts and job loss i  more

Alvin Fu Named Vice President and General Manager of Greater China, Sesame Workshop
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The Sesame Workshop issued the following news release on May 26: Alvin Fu has been named Vice President and General Manager of Greater China for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street. He will be responsible for developing and implementing a new long-term strategic vision to help the next generation of children in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan grow up smarter, stronger, and kinder. Fu will oversee the expansion of Sesa  more

American Federation of School Administrators Member Running For Congress in NY
WASHINGTON, May 29 -- The American Federation of School Administrators issued the following news: Former New York City school principal Jamaal Bowman, running for Congress in New York's 16th Congressional District, received the endorsement of AFSA, after the General Executive Board voted to support him in the Democratic Primary this June, over incumbent Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY). Last year Chalkbeat New York reported, "though the odds may seem long, Bowman has the backing of the Justice Democrat  more

American Jewish Congress Issues Statement on Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The American Jewish Congress issued the following statement: The American Jewish Congress commends former Vice President Joe Biden for reiterating his clear stance in rejecting the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The latest policy paper published in his campaign website states that Vice President Biden "firmly reject(s) the BDS movement -- which singles out Israel and too often veers into anti-Semitism." Joe Biden's opposition  more

American Jewish Congress Issues Statement on Comparisons to 6 Day War
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The American Jewish Congress issued the following statement: The American Jewish Congress decries Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis's egotistical claim to be in the same position as Israel was in the 6 Day War on account of her being a Republican from Staten Island. We would remind the Assemblywoman that she is a Republican from not only the most pro-Trump borough of the city, but also the most pro-Trump area of the entire state. How does this possibly compare to the nascen  more

American Jewish Congress Welcomes Signing of Anti-BDS Bill in Oklahoma
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The American Jewish Congress issued the following statement: The American Jewish Congress praises Governor Kevin Stitt of Oklahoma for signing a critical legislation against the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. This important legislation, which was passed by the state legislature with an overwhelming majority, prohibits state authorities from entering into contracts and doing business with companies or organizations that active  more

American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine Issues Research Articles in June 1, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, a journal from the American Thoracic Society that says it focuses on human biology and disease, as well as animal and in vitro studies, published research articles on the following topics in its June 1, 2020 edition: * Characterization of Disease Phenotype in Very Preterm Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia * Clinical Features of 85 Fatal Cases of COVID-19 from Wuhan. A Retrospective Observational St  more

American Journal of Respiratory Cell & Molecular Biology Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, a journal from the American Thoracic Society that says it focuses on pulmonary biology, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Applications and Approaches for Three-Dimensional Precision-Cut Lung Slices. Disease Modeling and Drug Discovery * Phenotypic Diversity Caused by Differential Expression of SFTPC-Cre-Transgenic Alleles Original Research: * Active mTOR  more

American National Standards Institute Seeks Comments for Coordinated Response on the National Strategy to Secure 5G Implementation Plan
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) strongly encourages its members and constituents to contribute to ANSI's coordinated response to the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)'s request for comment to inform the development of an implementation plan for the National Strategy to Secure 5G. In March, the president signed into law t  more

American National Standards Institute Welcomes New Members in May 2020
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) proudly welcomes 12 new members in May 2020. Alamo Group DaVinci Inflight Training Institute DePaul University FLIR Systems, Inc. H&T Battery Components Kellogg Company LogiCore Corporation North Atlantic Treaty Organization Raveneye Raypak Starbucks Velazquez Hydraulic Service These organizations joined a federation that represents and s  more

Anti-Defamation League Calls on University Administrators to Take Further Action to Protect Jewish Students on Campus
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Anti-Defamation League issued the following news release on May 27: As universities begin preparing to reopen campuses in the fall semester, ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) is calling on administrators and faculty to take meaningful steps to ensure an inclusive campus climate for all students in response to a series of disturbing anti-Israel and antisemitic actions at U.S. colleges in 2019. In a new report issued today, ADL issued a series of recommendations for how in  more

As COVID-19 Pandemic Continues, Voters Remain Mindful of National Debt: Peter G. Peterson Foundation
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Peter G. Peterson Foundation issued the following news release: As lawmakers weigh additional policy responses to address the significant health and economic crisis caused by the coronavirus, voters remain mindful of the national debt as a critical issue for the future, according to the Peter G. Peterson Foundation's monthly Fiscal Confidence Index. The May Fiscal Confidence Index, modeled after the Consumer Confidence Index, is 49 (100 is neutral), indicating that as ou  more

Association for Computing Machinery: World's Most Influential Computing Society Announces Newly-Elected Leadership
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The Association for Computing Machinery issued the following news release: ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has announced the election of new officers who will lead the organization for a two-year term beginning July 1. Heading the new team will be incoming President Gabriele Kotsis. Kotsis is Professor and Head of the Department of Telecooperation at Johannes Kepler University in Linz, Austria. Joining Kotsis as Vice President will be Joan Feigenbaum, Grace Mur  more

Burkina Faso: Armed Islamists Attack Education
NEW YORK, May 26 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Increasing armed Islamist group attacks on teachers, students, and schools in Burkina Faso since 2017 have had a devastating impact on children's access to education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released. The 102-page report, "'Their War Against Education': Armed Group Attacks on Teachers, Students, and Schools in Burkina Faso," documents scores of education-related attacks by armed Islamist groups in 6 of the co  more

CancerCare Paper in American Cancer Society's Journal, CANCER, Highlights Important Gap in Patient/Doctor Communication
NEW YORK, May 28 -- CancerCare issued the following news release: Based on research fielded by CancerCare, the leading national nonprofit organization providing free, professional support services to anyone affected by cancer, Ellen Miller-Sonet co-authored "Importance of Quality-of-Life Priorities and Preferences Surrounding Treatment Decision-Making in Patients with Cancer and Oncology Clinicians," published in American Cancer Society's Journal, CANCER. This study evaluated national data col  more

Catholic Charities of Buffalo: HOPE Day 2020 Nets $358,910 for Annual Appeal
BUFFALO, New York, May 27 -- Catholic Charities of Buffalo issued the following news release: HOPE Day, the annual day of giving to benefit Appeal 2020, brought in $250,160 on May 22. This total will be increased by another $108,750 in matching funds for a grand total of $358,910. The goal of HOPE Day is to inspire first-time donors and those who already gave to go above and beyond to help those most in need, in addition to rallying Catholic Charities supporters. "Once again, even during a pa  more

Center for Constitutional Rights Issues Statement on Death of Floyd
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following statement on May 27 Executive Director Vince Warren in response to the death of another unarmed Black man by the hands of police: George Floyd should be alive today. Instead, George Floyd is dead. With a knee on his neck for roughly 10 minutes, a handcuffed George Floyd begged for his life, while bystanders screamed for mercy. He was murdered by a Minneapolis police officer in broad daylight. We have been here befo  more

Center for Constitutional Rights: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Issues Historic Decision on Former Guantanamo Detainee's Case
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following news release on May 28: Almost two decades after Algerian citizen Djamel Ameziane was detained and sent to Guantanamo Bay detention center, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) issued its final report on the human rights violations committed against him. The report, published on the Commission's website yesterday, determines the United States is responsible for Mr. Ameziane's torture, abuse, and decad  more

Center for Constitutional Rights: Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Ask Court to Conduct Investigation Into NYPD's Social-Distancing Enforcement Practices
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The Center for Constitutional Rights issued the following news release: The attorneys behind two of the three landmark class action lawsuits that challenged the NYPD's stop-and-frisk and trespass enforcement practices as racially discriminatory and unconstitutional (Floyd v. City of New York and Davis v. City of New York) filed a motion against the City of New York asking the court to direct Peter Zimroth, the court-appointed monitor in the stop-and-frisk cases, to conduct a  more

Center for Inquiry: Wisconsin Discriminates Against Atheist Couple Seeking to Marry
AMHERST, New York, May 27 -- The Center for Inquiry issued the following news release: Wisconsin is discriminating against nonreligious couples by denying them the right to marry by mutual declaration, a privilege granted to religious believers. Last week, two national secular watchdog organizations -- the Center for Inquiry (CFI) and American Atheists -- were contacted by a couple from Winnebago County who were refused permission to marry by mutual declaration because they were not religious  more

Center for Reproductive Rights: Statement on Racist Violence and Oppression Against African Americans
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The Center for Reproductive Rights issued the following statement by President and CEO Nancy Northup: This has been a wrenching week in the United States as the violence of racism has again captured national attention. For people of color in America, and in particular African Americans, this is the reality they face every day. The events in Minneapolis and New York City--like too many others before--make clear that racial oppression and violence viciously endure in this coun  more

Civil Society to WHO - Let's End Government-Ordered Internet Shutdowns: Access Now
NEW YORK, May 27 -- Access Now issued the following news release: Last week, the World Health Assembly, the World Health Organization's (WHO) decision-making body, convened its 73rd annual meeting online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has cast the global spotlight on the WHO, the United Nations specialized agency responsible for international public health, to access vital information to save lives. With the world shifting more so online, including international organizatio  more

Cladistics Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 27 -- Cladistics, a peer-reviewed scientific journal from the Willi Hennig Society that says it covers the field of biogeography, coevolution, conservation biology, ontogeny, genomics and paleontology, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Backbone phylogeny of Lepisorus (Polypodiaceae) and a novel infrageneric classification based on the total evidence from plastid and morphological data * Phylogenetic analysis of phenotypic characters o  more

Clearing House Issues Joint Statement Applaud Bill to Exempt Economic Impact Payments From Garnishment
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The Clearing House issued the following joint statement with 12 organizations, including the American Bankers Association, Bank Policy Institute, Consumer Bankers Association, National Consumer Law Center, Americans for Financial Reform, Center for Responsible Lending, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, Consumer Reports, National Association of Consumer Advocates, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG: Consumer groups and banking industry organizations joined together t  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Is Changing Scientific Exchange
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, May 28 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Last year, the Cold Spring Harbor Lab (CSHL) Meetings & Courses Program attracted 7,500 of the world's scientists to twenty-six individual conferences, each spanning about 4 full days on the main CSHL campus in Long Island, NY. A highlight in the career path of most biologists and geneticists, the CSHL program brings as many as 500 scientists together at a time in a secluded, intensive summer-ca  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Projects Education Outward
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, May 29 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: The DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is the first and largest science center devoted entirely to public genetics education. Since 1988, DNALC educators have developed and delivered hands-on lab experiences to more than 670,000 students in the New York metropolitan area. As the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools everywhere, DNALC educators jumped into action to help sequestered students, teachers, and   more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: How an Antiviral Immune Reaction Can Go Too Far
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, May 25 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: Cold Spring Harbor Lab Associate Professor Mikala Egeblad studied cancer before the COVID-19 pandemic. But when she read reports about severe cases of the disease, she realized that those coronavirus patients might suffer from something similar to what some cancer patients experience. Neutrophils, a common type of white blood cells, try to trap and digest cancer cells and pathogens in spaces bet  more

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory: Pregnancy Reprograms Breast Cells, Reducing Cancer Risk
COLD SPRING HARBOR, New York, May 28 -- The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory issued the following news: An early age of pregnancy (25 years and younger) is known to reduce the overall risk of breast cancer by over 30%. CSHL Assistant Professor Camila dos Santos spent several years teasing out the molecular details behind the protective effects of pregnancy. She discovered that one way breast cells protect themselves from cancer after pregnancy in mice is to tuck away a particularly potent cancer g  more

Coleman Hughes Joins Manhattan Institute
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: The Manhattan Institute is pleased to announce that writer and public intellectual, Coleman Hughes, has joined the Institute as a fellow and contributing editor of its City Journal magazine. Hughes's work and writing at the Manhattan Institute and City Journal will focus on race, public policy, and applied ethics. A recent Columbia University graduate, Hughes is known for his writing in City Jou  more

Columbia University Irving Medical Center: Surgeon Tomoaki Kato Leaves Hospital After Two-Month COVID-19 Battle
NEW YORK, May 27 -- Columbia University Irving Medical Center issued the following news: Accompanied by boisterous cheers and chants of "Kato! Kato!", Columbia University surgeon Tomoaki Kato, MD, left NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center after two months of treatment for COVID-19. "It was really tough, I was on a ventilator for two weeks and even on ECMO for a few days," Kato said before singing "A Whole New World" with colleagues from the Department of Surg  more

Columbia University Irving Medical Center: VP&S Selects 2020 Gerstner Scholars
NEW YORK, May 28 -- Columbia University Irving Medical Center issued the following news: Four physician-scientists at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons--Rebecca Hough, MD, PhD, Benjamin Izar, MD, PhD, Jared Kushner, MD, and Stuart Weisberg, MD, PhD--have been named 2020 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholars. Kelley Yan, MD, PhD, has been named a 2020 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Merit Awardee. The Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholars Program supports tenure-track physicians who conduct research that   more

Committee to Protect Journalists: Egyptian Security Forces Detain 2 Freelance Journalists
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists issued the following news: Egyptian authorities should immediately release journalists Sameh Haneen and Shimaa Samy, and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. On May 16, state security officers in Cairo arrested Haneen, a freelance journalist and documentary producer, at his home, according to news reports. Later that day, Cairo's national security prosecutor charged him with spreading false news, misu  more

Common Sense Media Issues Statement on Advocates for Racial Justice
SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 30 -- Common Sense Media issued the following statement: "Again and again, we find ourselves confronting tragedies that lay bare the racism and injustice facing our fellow black Americans. In following the recent news, we are deeply saddened and outraged by the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville, as well as the racial intimidation of Christian Cooper in New York City. Racism and injustice are unacceptable, and we at Common Sens  more

Consumer Reports Endorses Food Supply Protection Act
YONKERS, New York, May 29 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release: Consumer Reports urged lawmakers in Congress to support the Food Supply Protection Act, a bill introduced by Senator Debbie Stabenow, which would provide funding to protect workers in food processing plants from COVID-19 outbreaks and support a number of initiatives to expand food distribution to those in need. "The COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions in the food supply chain and posed a serious threat to th  more

Consumer Reports Opposes Executive Order on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
YONKERS, New York, May 29 -- Consumer Reports issued the following news release: Consumer Reports released the following statements in response to an Executive Order issued by the President that would seek to circumvent Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a federal law that shields companies from legal liability for user-generated content posted on their platforms. Justin Brookman, Director, Consumer Privacy and Technology Policy, for Consumer Reports, said, "This executive order is  more

Counter Extremism Project: Tech & Terrorism - Coronavirus Misinformation Across Internet Shows Industry's Failings
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: Extremist groups spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have moved away from popular social media platforms to other sites to sow discord and disperse their radical ideologies. Extremists are increasingly favoring alternatives such as Google Drive and Internet Archive over major social media platforms in order to avoid detection and takedowns of their violent propagan  more

Counter Extremism Project: Virginia Man Indicted for Conspiring With Somali Terror Group
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: This week, former Northern Virginia resident and FBI most-wanted terrorist Liban Haji Mohamed, was indicted in federal court on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Somalia-based terrorist group, al-Shabab. The complaint alleges that after fleeing the United States in 2012, Mohamed reportedly planned to join al-Shabab upon his departure to East Africa and use his media skills to promote onli  more

CSIS Roundtable With American National Standards Institute's Joe Bhatia to Explore China's Growing Role in Standards-Setting
NEW YORK, May 22 -- The American National Standards Institute issued the following news release: With 1.4 billion consumers, China is an expansive and steadily growing-market opportunity. For many, this prompts some significant questions: How does China's influence in standardization impact U.S. businesses? Can China surpass the U.S. in the global standards-setting process? And what could that mean for U.S. technological leadership? Join S. Joe Bhatia, president and CEO of the American Nationa  more

Disability Rights Advocates: Coalition of Disability Groups Demand Access to New York's Inaccessible Absentee Voting
NEW YORK, May 22 -- Disability Rights Advocates issued the following news release: A coalition of disability organizations filed a lawsuit against the New York State Board of Elections ("NYS BOE") for excluding New Yorkers with disabilities as their Absentee Ballot program expanded in response to COVID-19. The lawsuit charges the state agency with discrimination against voters who are unable to independently and privately mark a paper ballot due to print disabilities, including blindness and lo  more

Doctors Without Borders Opens COVID-19 Treatment Center in Caracas, Venezuela
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has opened a COVID-19 treatment center in a wing of the Ana Francisca Perez de Leon II hospital in Petare, one of the most populated areas of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. The COVID-19 treatment center was set up in collaboration with the hospital's management team and Venezuelan autho  more

Doctors Without Borders Scales Up COVID-19 Response in Amazonas, Brazil, as Deaths Increase
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres(MSF) is scaling up its response to the coronavirus outbreak in the state of Amazonas, northwestern Brazil, to provide intensive care for critically ill patients, medical isolation for mild or moderate cases of COVID-19, and health promotion in urban and rural areas. "The situation in Amazonas is   more

Doctors Without Borders Welcomes WHO Solidarity Call to Action to Improve and Ensure Access to New COVID-19 Tools
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news on May 29: Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) welcomed today's launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) Solidarity Call to Action for equitable global access to COVID-19 health technologies through sharing of knowledge, intellectual property, and data. Sharing this type of information will allow more manufacturers to quickly produce medical tools to fight COVID-19 and make  more

Doctors Without Borders: Personal Protective Equipment Must Be Distributed Equitably and Transparently
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres issued the following news: The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) called for new regulations to ensure that personal protective equipment (PPE) is distributed in an equitable and transparent manner during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, competition in the market for medical supplies has reached unprecedented levels, and strong   more

Duke Health: Evolution of Pandemic Coronavirus Outlines Path From Animals to Humans
DURHAM, North Carolina, May 30 -- Duke Health issued the following news release: A team of scientists studying the origin of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, found that it was especially well-suited to jump from animals to humans by shapeshifting as it gained the ability to infect human cells. Conducting a genetic analysis, researchers from Duke University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the University of Texas at El Paso and New York University confirmed that the   more

Educators for Excellence: Survey of America's Educators on Teaching During and After the COVID-19 Outbreak
NEW YORK, May 29 -- Educators for Excellence issued the following news release: Educators for Excellence (E4E), a teacher-led organization, released results today from Voices from the (Virtual) Classroom, a nationally representative survey of public school teachers exploring education during this crisis -- what is working, what isn't, what is needed now -- and what teachers think the priorities should be when classrooms reopen. "COVID-19 has disrupted learning across the country, particularly   more

Episcopal Relief & Development Announces $250,000 Leadership Gift Opportunity
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Episcopal Relief and Development issued the following news release: Episcopal Relief & Development announced that two generous donors have made a Leadership Gift of $250,000 in support of the organization's transformative work around the world. This gift has been made to inspire others to continue to support Episcopal Relief & Development's partnerships to create lasting change for women, children and communities. "The COVID-19 Pandemic is making the work of Episcopal R  more

European Journal of Human Genetics Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The European Journal of Human Genetics, a journal from the European Society of Human Genetics that focuses on human genetics and genomics, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Disruptive and avoidable: GDPR challenges to secondary research uses of data * An intellectual disability syndrome with single-nucleotide variants in O-GlcNAc transferase Policy: * The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative, a global initiative to eluc  more

Everytown Applauds Senate Democrats for Requesting $250 Million in Community Gun Violence Relief Funding in Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package
NEW YORK, May 28 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, released the following statements applauding 20 Senate Democrats, led by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), for sending a letter to Senate leadership calling for $250 million in community-based violence intervention program funding in the next C  more

Everytown Launches $50,000 Direct Mail Campaign Ahead of New Mexico Primary, Targeting State Senate Lawmakers Who Opposed Gun Safety
NEW YORK, May 25 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund announced it is launching a $50,000 direct mail campaign ahead of the New Mexico primary elections, holding Democratic Senators Gabriel Ramos (SD-28) and Clemente Sanchez (SD-30) accountable for voting against common-sense gun safety measures, including background checks on all gun sales and red flag legislation. The mailers wi  more

Everytown Responds to Trump Tweet Saying, 'When the Looting Starts, the Shooting Starts'
NEW YORK, May 30 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety and its grassroots networks, Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, responded to President Donald Trump's tweet about protests following the death of George Floyd, which read, "These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won't let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with h  more

Everytown, Forward Majority, AAPI Victory Fund Release New Qualitative Research on Swing AAPI Voters in Texas
NEW YORK, May 28 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, Forward Majority Action Texas, AAPI Victory Fund, and Lake Research Partners released the results of a qualitative online message board with swing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters in Texas --a growing voting bloc in the state, particularly in the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth metro area and suburbs. The message  more

Extremist Content Online: Neo-Nazi Manifesto Siege Re-Emerges for Sale on Lulu Despite Previous Removal for TOS Violation
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The Counter Extremism Project issued the following news release: The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. Last week, three separate uploads of James Mason's neo-Nazi manifesto Siege were made available for purchase on the website Lulu, a print-on-demand, self-publishing, and distribution online marketplace that halted sales of the book from  more

Eye Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 28 -- Eye, a journal from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists that says it provides the practicing ophthalmologist with information on clinical and laboratory research, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * A new era for giant cell arteritis * Neuroradiology for ophthalmologists * Keratopigmentation: a comprehensive review * Pterygium: new insights Articles: * Effect of congenital blepharoptosis on corneal biomechanical properties   more

Family Equality to Honor Foster Care Advocate Lucina Kayee at June 18 Virtual Gala
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The Family Equality Council issued the following news release: Family Equality, the nation's leading organization for LGBTQ+ families and those who wish to form them, is delighted to announce the recipient of the 2020 Hostetter-Habib Family Award: foster care advocate and changemaker Lucina Kayee, of Saint Paul, MN. The award will be presented by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. With Family Equality's 2020 "Night at the Pier" gala canceled as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, thi  more

Following Police Killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Rev. Al Sharpton, Gwen Carr, Eric Garner's Mother, Participate in Phone Call With His Family to Pledge Support
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The National Action Network issued the following news release: This morning a private conversation took place between Rev. Al Sharpton, Gwen Carr and George Floyd's family. The call was initiated by the family attorney, Benjamin Crump, to pledge support during this very difficult time. The Floyd family asked for Rev. Al Sharpton and Gwen Carr to speak at their son's funeral that will take place in the near future. "As the world learns about the untimely death of George Floy  more

Food & Water Watch: Hudson Passes Resolution Opposing Danskammer Fracked Gas Plant
WASHINGTON, May 28 -- The Food and Water Watch issued the following news release: At its May session, the City of Hudson Common Council passed a resolution opposing the massive expansion of the Danskammer fracked gas power plant in Newburgh. By taking this action, Hudson became the 19th municipality in New York to oppose the project. "It is great news that Hudson is joining communities up and down the Hudson River Valley that are standing up to say no to this dirty, polluting power plant. In   more

Food & Water Watch: New York Legislature Bans Water Shutoffs During COVID-19
ALBANY, New York, May 29 -- The Food and Water Watch issued the following news release: A bill (S.8113-A/A.10521) that prohibits service shut-offs by utilities during the COVID-19 state of emergency, including water service shut-offs, has passed both houses of the NYS Legislature. For New Yorkers who suffer financial harm due to the COVID-19 crisis, the bill, sponsored by Senator Kevin Parker and Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley, also bans shut-offs for 180 days after the end of the state of eme  more

Gay Men's Health Crisis Issues Statement on Death of Co-Founder Kramer
NEW YORK, May 29 -- Gay Men's Health Crisis issued the following statement on the death of co-founder Larry Kramer: Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) lost one of our six heroic founders, Larry Kramer. An activist and writer, Kramer helped start the world's first HIV service organization in 1981 at the start of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in response to the lack of government action to a disease that was primarily affecting gay men. "Larry was a revolutionary challenging the authority of the status quo,  more

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Joins 75 LGBTQ Organizations to Condemn White Supremacist Violence
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network issued the following news release on May 29: GLSEN joined a letter of solidarity with 75 leading LGBTQ organizations condemning white supremacist violence and systemic racial injustice. "The most recent white supremacist violence against Black people in homes, workplaces and public parks reminds us that there are no safe spaces for Black people in this country. At GLSEN, we recognize that our organizational purpose cannot be f  more

Human Rights Watch: COVID-19 Prisoner Releases Too Few, Too Slow
NEW YORK, May 27 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Governments are releasing from jails and prisons far too few people whose continued detention in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic is not justified, Human Rights Watch said, based on a global media survey. Available data indicates that the virus is spreading rapidly through jails and prisons, putting detainees, staff, and their families at unacceptable risk. Globally, abusive laws that criminalize non-criminal conduct  more

Human Rights Watch: Nepal - Amend Intrusive Intelligence Bill
NEW YORK, May 29 -- Human Rights Watch issued the following news release: Nepal's Special Service Bill risks giving the national intelligence agency unlimited surveillance and search powers, Human Rights Watch said. The proposed law, which permits communications interception without judicial oversight, should be revised to safeguard Nepalis' vulnerable civil and political rights and their privacy. Together with other laws submitted to parliament by the government, including the Media Council B  more

Huntington's Disease Society of America Awards Berman-Topper Family HD Career Development Fellowship
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Huntington's Disease Society of America issued the following news: The Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) is pleased to announce that Dr. Yasaman Gholamalipour (University of Massachusetts Medical School) has been awarded the HDSA Berman-Topper Family HD Career Development Fellowship for 2020. This prestigious fellowship, made possible due to the generosity of the Berman and Topper families, provides up to $80,000 of funding per year for three years to young  more

Idaho Program Shows Promising Results for High School, Remote Learning: Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: As the Covid-19 outbreak forces schools to rethink their approach to teaching and learning, an innovative program in Idaho may provide inspiration for those looking to reimagine their educational offerings. In a new Manhattan Institute issue brief, senior fellow Max Eden analyzes Idaho's "Advanced Opportunities" initiative, a statewide bipartisan program that increases course offerings--including   more

IEEE Robotics & Automation Letters Journal Issues Research Articles in July 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 27 -- IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, a peer-reviewed journal from the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society, published research articles, including the following topics, in its July 2020 edition: * Design of an Inflatable Wrinkle Actuator With Fast Inflation/Deflation Responses for Wearable Suits * Design, Fabrication, and Locomotion Analysis of an Untethered Miniature Soft Quadruped, Squad * DIGIT: A Novel Design for a Low-Cost Compact High-Resolution Tactile Sensor With   more

IEEE Sensors Journal Issues Research Articles in Part 2 of June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 26 -- The IEEE Sensors Journal, a journal that says it features design, fabrication, manufacturing and application of devices and electronics and physics aspects of sensors from the IEEE Sensors Council, published research articles, including the following topics, in Part 2 of its June 2020 edition: * Characterization of Optical Fibers Directly Embedded on Metal Using a Particle Spray-Based Method * Data-Driven Distributed Optical Vibration Sensors: A Review * Design and Fabrica  more

Insurance Information Institute Releases New Hurricane Fact Files for 6 States as Storm Season Nears
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The Insurance Information Institute issued the following news release: With 2020's Atlantic hurricane season starting on Monday June 1, the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) has issued its updated Hurricane Fact Files for six states: Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Texas. Hurricanes Barry and Dorian made landfall in Louisiana and North Carolina, respectively, in 2019. Before then, Hurricanes Michael (2018) and Irma (2017) caused extens  more

Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, May 25 -- The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features clinical and biological aspects of treating this patient population with psychotropic medications, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 2020 edition: * Demographic and Clinical Characteristics, Including Subsyndromal Symptoms Across Bipolar-Spectrum Disorders in Adolescents * Dialectical Behavior Therapy Decreases Depressive   more

Journal of Fluid Mechanics Issues Research Articles in Aug. 10, 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The Journal of Fluid Mechanics that says it covers theoretical, computational and experimental investigations of all aspects of the mechanics of fluids, published research articles on the following topics in its Aug. 10, 2020 edition: * Exact free surfaces in constant vorticity flows JFM Papers: * The influence of fluid-structure interaction on cloud cavitation about a stiff hydrofoil. Part 1. * Lift-up, Kelvin-Helmholtz and Orr mechanisms in turbulent jets * Water film  more

Journal of Perinatology Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The Journal of Perinatology, a peer-reviewed journal from the American Academy of Pediatrics and National Perinatal Association that says it provides perinatal and neonatal healthcare teams with maternal, fetal and neonatal care concepts, published research articles on the following topics in its June 2020 edition: * Preterm birth and mortality in adulthood: a systematic review * Closer and closer? Maternal immunization: current promise, future horizons Article: * Impact  more

Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery Issues Research Articles in April 2020 Edition
NEW YORK, May 26 -- The Journal of the Association for Computing Machinery, a journal that says it provides principles of computer science, published research articles on the following topics in its April 2020 edition: * Matrix Multiplication, a Little Faster Design and analysis of algorithms: * Fully Functional Suffix Trees and Optimal Text Searching in BWT-Runs Bounded Space Distributed Computing: * Silence Database Systems and Theory: * Foundations of Context-aware Preference Propagati  more

Lambda Legal Issues Statement on Death of Pioneer HIV Activist & Icon Kramer
NEW YORK, May 29 -- Lambda Legal issued the following statement by CEO Kevin Jennings on the death of pioneering HIV activist and LGBT civil rights icon Larry Kramer: "Lambda Legal--its staff and community of advocates for LGBT rights and everyone living with HIV--deeply mourn the passing of Larry Kramer, who fought tirelessly throughout his life to focus resources on the HIV/AIDS epidemic and to eradicate the stigma of living with HIV, changing forever the landscape of activism, the LGBT civil  more

Manhattan Institute for Policy Research: New Report Analyzes How City Can Better Leverage Private Housing Investment
NEW YORK, May 21 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: As New York looks ahead to an eventual economic recovery, housing will be critical to ensuring that the lifeblood of its economy--residents who supply most of its workers--can afford to live in the city. In a new Manhattan Institute report, adjunct fellow Eric Kober analyzes how the city and state could do better in leveraging private investment to meet their housing production goals. In light of  more

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: ASCO 2020 - Targeted Treatment Shows Promise in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center issued the following news release: Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) published updated data in the New England Journal of Medicine from the ongoing, single-arm phase II VISION study evaluating tepotinib as a single agent in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with MET exon 14 (METex14) skipping alterations. This data is also featured as part of the American Society of Clinical Oncology  more

Moms Demand Action Finds New Ways to Talk Secure Gun Storage During the Pandemic
MANHATTAN, New York, May 28 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: As unintentional shootings by children increase as Americans shelter in place during the COVID-19 crisis, Moms Demand Action volunteers are finding new ways to encourage secure gun storage in their communities. After a tragic unintentional shooting of a 14-year-old girl by another teen in Jonesboro, Arkansas, volunteers with Moms Demand Action began disc  more

Montefiore Health System: Montefiore and Einstein Test a New Drug Combination to Conquer COVID-19
BRONX, New York, May 27 -- Montefiore Health System issued the following news release: Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have begun the next stage of the Adaptive COVID-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT), to evaluate treatment options for people hospitalized with severe COVID-19 infection. The new iteration of the trial, known as ACTT 2, is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. In March,   more

NAACP Statement on Arrest of Former Minneapolis Police Officer Who Killed George Floyd
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following statement by Monique Dixon, director of Policing Reform Campaign: Former Minneapolis Police Department officer Derek Chauvin, who was filmed driving his knee into George Floyd's neck until he died, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. * * * "The arrest and charging of Derek Chauvin is a good start and we look forward to learning about any charges against the bysta  more

NAACP Statement on President Trump's Executive Order Targeting Social Media Platforms
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following statement on May 28 by Director of Policy Lisa Cylar Barrett regarding President Trump's Executive Order targeting social media by limiting their protections from legal liability: "Today's Executive Order is yet another abuse of power by President Trump. He does not have the authority to rewrite laws - only Congress holds that power. "Yet, through his Executive Order, the president is essentially issuing a t  more

NAACP Statement on the Arrest of CNN's Omar Jimenez
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following statement by President and Director-Counsel Sherrilyn Ifill regarding the arrest of CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his crew this morning in Minneapolis: "The actions of the Minnesota state police to arrest CNN's Omar Jimenez, a Black and Latino member of the press, and his crew this morning on live television was shocking and an alarming display of the abuse of police power. "Journalists frequently report from  more

NAACP: Federal Court Blocks S.C. Witness Requirement That Would Put Voters at Risk During COVID-19
NEW YORK, May 26 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: A federal court blocked a South Carolina requirement that forced people who vote absentee to obtain a witness signature. The ruling, which applies to the June primary, makes it safer for South Carolinians to vote during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of South Carolina, and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund successfully challenged the requirement, which if  more

NAACP: Stop-and-Frisk Attorneys Ask Court to Conduct Investigation Into NYPD's Social-Distancing Enforcement Practices
NEW YORK, May 27 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: The attorneys behind two of the three landmark class action lawsuits that challenged the NYPD's stop-and-frisk and trespass enforcement practices as racially discriminatory and unconstitutional (Floyd v. City of New York and Davis v. City of New York) filed a motion against the City of New York asking the court to direct Peter Zimroth, the court-appointed monitor in the stop-and-frisk cases, to c  more

National Association of City Transportation Officials Issues Statement Statement on CDC Guidance
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The National Association of City Transportation Officials issued the following statement by Executive Director Corinne Kisner in response to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that recommends incentivizing commuting by single-occupancy vehicles: Transit is essential for daily life in cities of all sizes. For millions, including people working in healthcare, warehouses, and grocery stores, transit is a lifeline to get to work. The recent CDC guidance, re  more

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners: MIS-C Associated With COVID-19 Infection
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners issued the following statement: Based on currently available data, the pediatric population appears to be affected by COVID-19 infection in much smaller proportion compared to adults, with only 2 percent of cases described in individuals under age 20. While children may be less likely to develop the disease, the numbers might not be fully representative since children may present with less severe, unexpected, or atyp  more

National MS Society: New Study Shows Potential for Cell Therapy to Repair Myelin in Mice
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The National Multiple Sclerosis Society issued the following news: Researchers at the University of Rochester report in Cell Reports (https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(20)30611-2) that transplanting human brain cells into mice that have damage to nerve-insulating myelin can promote extensive repair and restore movement. The team transplanted immature cells that can develop into myelin-making and other key brain cells directly into the mice's brains and th  more

New Lawsuit Challenges FDA Restriction That Imposes Life-Threatening Risks on Patients Seeking Abortion and Miscarriage Care
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The American Civil Liberties Union, a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the U.S., issued the following news release: The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a coalition of medical experts led by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). The legal action challenges a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rule that subjects pa  more

New Report Reveals ICE's Main Intention Immigration Enforcement in Its Operations
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The New York Immigration Coalition issued the following news release: The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), released the report When Help Is Nowhere to Be Found: What Government Documents Reveal About MS-13 Operations in Long Island, New York City, and the Lower Hudson Valley. Struggling to Reunite Our New Generation (STRONG) Youth Inc. and the Deportation Defense Clinic at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University also contributed to the report. After ma  more

New Review Provides Comprehensive Overview of Existing Clinical Practice Guidelines for Childhood Overweight and Obesity
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners issued the following news release: Nearly 19 percent of American youth age 2-19 are obese, and while pediatric primary care providers recognize the importance of evidence-based practice guidelines for the management of this increasing population of overweight and obese youth, they face challenges accessing, reviewing and discerning the highest quality of evidence in an efficient manner. A new research report, Childho  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Issues Statement on Death of Floyd, Taylor
NEW YORK, May 30 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement in solidarity with Black people experiencing police terror: Outrage and grief has swept the country in the wake of police violence directed at Black people, most recently the police killings of Breonna Taylor in Louisville and George Floyd in Minneapolis. Americans have also witnessed likely law enforcement complicity in the Georgia murder of Ahmaud Arbery, the much-publicized implicit threat of police violence ma  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Issues Statement on Police Violence at Brooklyn Protests
NEW YORK, May 30 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following statement by Legal Director Christopher Dunn: New Yorkers gathered in large numbers in Brooklyn to protest police violence and show solidarity with protests across the country over the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police. Over the course of the evening, videos emerged of numerous instances where police attacked protesters. * * * "The mayor needs to take accountability for the NYPD's provocation, aggressio  more

New York Civil Liberties Union Sues for the Release of Medically Vulnerable People From Sullivan County Jail
NEW YORK, May 30 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following news release: The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a habeas petition to secure release for four petitioners and a class of medically vulnerable people incarcerated at the Sullivan County Jail who face a significant risk of severe illness or death from the coronavirus. The Sullivan County Jail is currently subject to a severe outbreak of the novel coronavirus that is spreading unabated. "For more than two months, alarms  more

New York Civil Liberties Union: Federal Court Finds East Ramapo School Board Elections Violate Voting Rights Act
EAST RAMAPO, New York, May 27 -- New York Civil Liberties Union issued the following news release: A federal court ruled that the East Ramapo Central School District's at-large method for school board elections denies Black and Latinx residents an equal opportunity to elect their preferred candidates under the federal Voting Rights Act. Judge Cathy Seibel of the Southern District of New York ordered the implementation of a ward system and enjoined the district from holding further elections unt  more

New York Unions Call on State Leaders to Raise Taxes on the Rich to Address COVID-19 Budget Shortfall
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The New York State United Teachers issued the following news release: Ten unions representing well over 1.5 million workers in New York on Wednesday called on Albany to increase revenue through higher taxes on the wealthy in order to address the state's dire fiscal crisis. With a $61 billion revenue shortfall projected over the next four years due to COVID-19, New York State is facing extreme budget cuts that will disproportionately impact those already hit hardest by the pa  more

New York-Presbyterian Hospital: #FitForTheFrontLine Challenge Unites Nation's Top Medical Centers to Support Frontline Health Care Workers
NEW YORK, May 28 -- New York-Presbyterian Hospital issued the following news release: As much of the country continues to self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic, medical centers across the United States are joining forces to start a country-wide movement of physical activity to honor and support frontline health care workers who have worked tirelessly to save lives. #FitForTheFrontLine is a national fitness challenge beginning Tuesday, May 26, and culminating on Sunday, June 14 (Flag Day)  more

Northwell Cancer Institute Appoints Oncology Experts to Lead New Programs
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, May 28 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: The Northwell Health Cancer Institute has recruited four nationally-known experts to strengthen its cancer care management, research and oncology surgery. Catherine Alfano, PhD, will serve at the Cancer Institute's new vice president of cancer care management and research; Stacy Sanchez, DNP, RN, will assume the role of chief nursing officer; Joseph Herman, MD, will become vice chair of clinical informatics for radi  more

Northwell Health Direct Offers COVID-19 Testing, Suite of Health Care Services for New York Employers
NEW HYDE PARK, New York, May 28 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Northwell Health has launched a new company, Northwell Direct, to provide New York employers with a customizable suite of health and wellness services, including a range of COVID-related offerings. The launch comes as employers throughout New York prepare to reopen based on the phased approach outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Businesses are looking for a reliable way to keep their employees safe, yet lack the expe  more

Northwell Health, Feinstein Institutes Nephrologist Becomes New Editor-In-Chief of ASN Kidney News Publication
MANHASSET, New York, May 30 -- Northwell Health issued the following news: Taking the helm as its new editor-in-chief, Northwell Health's Associate Chief of Nephrology, Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FASN, has been appointed to lead the print and digital publication, ASN Kidney News. For over five decades, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has been aiding in the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and sharing new   more

Nucleic Acid Therapeutics Journal Issues Research Articles in June 2020 Edition
NEW ROCHELLE, New York, May 27 -- Nucleic Acid Therapeutics, a peer-reviewed journal that says it features nucleic acids and related compounds to alter gene expression for therapeutic purposes, published research articles, including the following topics, in its June 2020 edition: * Population Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Model of Serum Transthyretin Following Patisiran Administration * Population Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Modeling of Inotersen, an Antisense Oligonucleotide for Treatme  more

NYU Langone Health: Health System in Pandemic Epicenter Identifies Outcomes & New Risk Factors of Patients Hospitalized With COVID-19
NEW YORK, May 27 -- NYU Langone Health, an academic medical center affiliated with New York University, issued the following news release: A team of investigators at NYU Langone Health determined that a little more than half of 5,279 patients who received positive test results for 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were hospitalized--and nearly a quarter of those hospitalized died or were discharged to hospice, including 60 percent who required ventilators. The study--recently published onlin  more

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Respond After Lawmakers Discuss Dangerous Permitless Carry Bill
MANHATTAN, New York, May 29 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following news: Ohio Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action volunteers released the following statement after the Criminal Justice Committee held a hearing on HB 178, legislation that would allow Ohioans to carry hidden, loaded handguns in public with no permit, no safety training, and no background check: "Ohio lawmakers should be focused on common-sense, prov  more

Ohio Moms Demand Action, Students Demand Action Statement On Dangerous Arming-Teachers Bill
MANHATTAN, New York, May 28 -- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a campaign of Everytown for Gun Safety, issued the following statement: The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement after the Ohio Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing on SB 317, a bill that would allow teachers to carry a gun at school without extensive training. Ohio law requires teachers to   more

Oncology Nursing Society Announces Awardees of Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 29 -- The Oncology Nursing Society issued the following news: In honor of Oncology Nursing Month, the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) announced the two awardees selected in the Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge in Oncology. The Challenge was designed with the goal of accelerating innovation in improving oncology care, including prevention, early detection, treatment, and care for cancer survivors. The nurse innovators, who are both ONS members, a  more

Open Space Institute Issues Statement on Central Park Incident
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following statement by President and CEO Kim Elliman on the Central Park incident: The recent incident that occurred in Central Park is a sad reminder that racism continues to be a painful blight on our society. The video exchange we all witnessed undercuts the very notion of how public parks are intended for use and enjoyment among all people. Access to nature and its spectacular beauty should not and cannot be limited to people who are   more

Open Space Institute Protects Saratoga County Property in Palmertown Range Green Corridor
GREENFIELD, New York, May 29 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: The Open Space Institute (OSI) announced the acquisition of a property in the Town of Greenfield that is critical to the creation of a 13-mile recreational green corridor in the southern portion of the Palmertown Range. The newly protected 84-acre "Greentree Lake Addition" property features woodlands, wetlands, and an open pond, and has significant value for habitat protection. Adjacent to OSI's previou  more

Open Space Institute: New Signage Reinforces Parking and Public Health Guidelines at River-to-Ridge Trail
NEW YORK, May 20 -- The Open Space Institute issued the following news release: The Open Space Institute, in coordination with Wallkill Valley Farms and the Town of New Paltz, posted additional signage along Route 299 and at the River-to-Ridge Trail in New Paltz. The signage was posted to clarify the designated parking areas for River-to-Ridge Trail users and reinforce guidelines for responsible recreation during this public health crisis. OSI reinforced to users that the Wallkill Valley Farm'  more

PEN America-Led Coalition Demands Investigation Into Death of Egyptian Filmmaker
NEW YORK, May 22 -- PEN America issued the following news release: In an open letter sent this week to the Egyptian Ministry of Justice, PEN America, Amani: Africa Creative Defence Network, and more than 60 partner organizations called on authorities to conduct a full and transparent investigation into the death in custody of 24 year-old filmmaker Shady Habash, and to release all artists, writers, and journalists currently held in pre-trial detention. Habash died in an Egyptian prison earlier   more

PEN America: Chilean Authorities Appear to Allow Erasure of Art Collective's Work
NEW YORK, May 22 -- PEN America issued the following news release: An artists' group in Chile has effectively had its work 'erased' this week, purportedly with the tacit approval of government authorities, and has received a growing number of threats against their work raising awareness of the impacts of COVID-19. PEN America decried law enforcement efforts to censor the work of Delight Lab as an attack on artistic freedom, and said it was part of a disturbing trend of Chile's growing hostility  more

PEN America: President Trump Lashes Out Against Twitter Fact Check
NEW YORK, May 28 -- PEN America issued the following statement by CEO Suzanne Nossel in response to President Trump's threats to shut down Twitter over its fact-check of his false tweets: "President Trump's threat to regulate or shut down social media platforms sounds a red alert for all Americans who care about free speech. His call to punish Twitter for its fact-checking of his blatantly false statements is akin to threatening to shut down a newspaper or a TV network for a report considered u  more

PEN America: State Laws Criminalizing Protest on the Rise
NEW YORK, May 28 -- PEN America issued the following news release: In a new policy paper, Arresting Dissent: Legislative Restrictions on the Right to Protest, PEN America finds that the resurgence in recent years of public protest in the U.S. has been accompanied by a new wave of attacks on protest rights in the form of state-level legislative proposals to limit First Amendment rights. From the growth of the Black Lives Matter movement and its large-scale demonstrations, to the Women's March p  more

PEN America: Writers Rally Against Anti-Asian Hatred Amid Pandemic
NEW YORK, May 26 -- PEN America issued the following news release: PEN America and the Asian American Writers' Workshop released a joint statement from well over 100 writers, artists, actors, and creative professionals calling for an end to anti-Asian and Asian-American sentiment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Signed by Riz Ahmed, Ayad Akhtar, Alexander Chee, Min Jin Lee, Celeste Ng, Viet Thanh Nguyen, and C. Pam Zhang, among many others (click here for a full list of signatories), the statement c  more

Physicians for Reproductive Health: Senate Introduces Health Equity, Access Under Law for Immigrant Women, Families Act
NEW YORK, May 21 -- Physicians for Reproductive Health issued the following statement: * * * Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Health Equity and Access under the Law (HEAL) for Immigrant Women and Families Act to expand immigrants' access to crucial and comprehensive health care, marking the bill's first-ever introduction in the Senate. Physicians for Reproductive Health joins 215 organizations in supporting this legislation. Dr. Johana Oviedo, ob/gyn in New York and Fellow with Physi  more

Police Benevolent Association of N.Y. Distributes Hand Sanitizer to Essential Commuters in the Bronx
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The Police Benevolent Association of New York issued the following news release: PBA members turned out to show solidarity with their fellow essential workers by distributing hand sanitizer during the morning rush at the Parkchester 6 Train Station in the Bronx. PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said: "New York City police officers have been on the streets and in our transit system every day during this crisis, but we haven't been alone. Our fellow essential employees are rig  more

Police Benevolent Association of N.Y.: Solidarity on the Front Lines - Cops Salute Transit Heroes in Brookyn
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Police Benevolent Association of New York issued the following news release: With applause and sirens blaring on their police vehicles, police officers assigned to the NYPD Transit Bureau gave a rousing display of front-line solidarity with MTA transit workers by delivering a truckload of freshly made hero sandwiches and other food to NYC Transit headquarters in downtown Brooklyn. PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said: "The transit system is the beating heart of New York  more

Poll: Four in Five New York College Students Worry About Staying on Track to Graduate Because of Pandemic
NEW YORK, May 29 -- The Education Trust-New York issued the following news release: College students across New York State are experiencing intense academic, emotional, and financial instability during the coronavirus pandemic, with four in five (81%) indicating in a recent poll that they are concerned about staying on track to graduate. Consistent with the trends for New York, nationwide the concern about staying on track to graduate is heightened for Black (84%) and Latinx (81%) students. S  more

R Street Responds to Introduction of Pandemic Risk Insurance Act
WASHINGTON, May 27 -- The R Street Institute issued the following statement by R.J. Lehmann, director of finance of insurance and trade policy, in response to the introduction of the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-New York: "We appreciate the work by Rep. Maloney and her staff in preparing this legislation and agree with her conclusion that private insurance markets simply are not capable of providing coverage to match the scale of risk posed by economic disruption from   more

R. Langdon Ogburn Wins 2020 Carnegie Council Student Research Conference: Topic, Drones and Warfare
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs issued the following news release: On May 8, Carnegie Council held its sixth annual student conference as a virtual event on Zoom. This year the Council received over 40 submissions from 24 universities and 8 countries. Out of these abstracts, 10 were chosen, including two group projects from Columbia University and United States Military Academy; one presenter had to withdraw due to personal reasons. The winning pr  more

Rapid Growth in Global Development of Cancer Cellular Immunotherapies Highlighted by Latest Report From Cancer Research Institute, GlobalData
NEW YORK, May 27 -- Cancer Research Institute issued the following news: The Cancer Research Institute (CRI) and GlobalData announced the publication of an updated report on clinical development of cancer cellular immunotherapy trends that leveraged data from GlobalData's Pharma Intelligence Center platform. The 2020 report, "Cancer cell therapies: The clinical trial landscape," was published in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, following the second report published in May 2019. The new report, w  more

Review of Scientific Instruments Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Edition
MELVILLE, New York, May 25 -- Review of Scientific Instruments, a journal that says it features novel advancements in scientific instrumentation, apparatuses, techniques of experimental measurement and related mathematical analysis, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 2020 edition: * Extreme measurements with Photonic Doppler Velocimetry (PDV) Pump-Probe & Resonance Ionization Lasers; General Lasers: * Novel beamline for attosecond transient reflection spe  more

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center: Decisions to Stray From Clinical Oncology Pathways Are Often Justified, Roswell Park Analysis Shows
BUFFALO, New York, May 30 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release on May 29: Clinical oncology pathways are an important tool, helping cancer care providers and their patients to zero in on the most appropriate care plan. But a treating professional's decision to depart from the recommendations of these decision-support resources may be well-founded and in the patient's best interests, research being presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncolog  more

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center: Latest PATH Findings - E-Cigarette Use Increasing, But Less Likely To Lead To Long-Term Habit
BUFFALO, New York, May 27 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release: A team from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center contributed to a group of 10 interrelated studies on tobacco use that shed light on key usage patterns and offered a surprising finding about e-cigarette use. The studies -- published in Tobacco Control, the leading international journal for tobacco scientists -- culminated a major collaborative effort to document detailed tobacco use   more

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center: Targeted Drugs and Immunotherapies May Lower Risk of Therapy-Related Hematologic Cancers
BUFFALO, New York, May 30 -- The Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center issued the following news release on May 29: While breakthrough treatments have emerged for several cancers over the last two decades, driving striking improvements in survival and other clinical outcomes, too little is known about the risk of therapy-related hematologic cancers following targeted and immunotherapeutic approaches. In a study to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020 virtual   more

Save the Children: ViacomCBS Consumer Products Launches Global Reusable Face Masks Featuring Iconic Nickelodeon Characters
NEW YORK, May 27 -- Save the Children issued the following news release: ViacomCBS Consumer Products announced it has entered into agreements with multiple global licensees to create face masks featuring iconic characters from many popular Nickelodeon properties including SpongeBob SquarePants, which is available now at the SpongeBob Shop, as well as PAW Patrol, Blue's Clues & You! and JoJo Siwa. The reusable masks, which are not for medical use, will be available through major retail outlets w  more

SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal Issues Research Articles in May 2020 Issue
WHITE PLAINS, New York, May 25 -- The SMPTE Motion Imaging Journal, a peer-reviewed journal from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers that says it features topics in 3D, imaging processing, display technologies, audio, compression and digital cinema, published research articles, including the following topics, in its May 2020 edition: * GPIO Over IP--AMWA IS-07 as a General-Purpose API that Easily Scales Applications/Practices: * Strategies to Protect Time Transfer in ST 20  more

State Bar Association's Health Law Section Report Calls for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination, Standards for Allocating Ventilators & Personal Protective Equipment
ALBANY, New York, May 29 -- The New York State Bar Association issued the following news release: A COVID-19 vaccination should be mandatory for all New Yorkers except those whose doctors exempt them, the Health Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) recommends in a report issued. The report also calls on the state Department of Health (DOH) to adopt uniform standards for allocation of ventilators and personal protective equipment. These standards would be triggered whenever  more

Statement From Health GAP on Today's 'Solidarity Call to Action' in Support of the WHO COVID-19 Technology Access Pool
BROOKLYN, New York, May 30 -- Health Global Access Project issued the following statement on May 29: When governments don't stand up to Big Pharma, disaster ensues. Twenty years ago, millions of poor people in sub Saharan Africa were dying preventable deaths from AIDS because of pharma's price gouging. International shame and pressure brought Big Pharma to its knees. The same companies are claiming that the system that has delivered us deadly profiteering will magically deliver equitable access  more

Statement on Systemic Racism That Has Led to Deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The Hispanic Federation issued the following statement by President Frankie Miranda on the systemic racism that has led to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery: "Like millions of other Americans, we were horrified by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis this week. The video footage captured by a bystander of Mr. Floyd's death is a ghastly reminder of the cost of structural racism in the United States and the ways in which some law enforcement o  more

The Manhattan Institute Mourns 2020 Hayek Book Prize Winner Alberto Alesina
NEW YORK, May 26 -- The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research issued the following news release: Last week, The Manhattan Institute announced Alberto Alesina, Carlo Favero, and Francesco Giavazzi as this year's winners of the Hayek Book Prize for their book Austerity: When It Works and When It Doesn't. Sadly, Alesina passed away suddenly on Saturday, May 23, and the Manhattan Institute offers its condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. Professor Alesina--along with his co-authors  more

The Paley Center for Media Announces New Selections to Its Paley Front Row Series
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Paley Center for Media issued the following news release: The Paley Center for Media announced new selections to its Paley Front Row series: Apple's Central Park: A Conversation with the Stars and Creative Team, MSNBC's Know Your Value: On-Air & At Home - A Conversation About Reporting the Story While Living Through It, and ABC's Summer Fun & Game Show Hosts @ Home. All three programs will be available for view on the Paley Center's YouTube channel. Paley Front Row is pa  more

Turnaround Management Association: How to Network Online During COVID-19
CHICAGO, Illinois, May 21 -- The Turnaround Management Association issued the following news: By Dillon Zwick, TMA Central Texas People want to connect now more than ever! Working from home has created a great deal of isolation and monotony in people's lives that has them yearning for connection. According to the New York Times, pollsters, who normally struggle to get people on the phone, have seen a 25% increase in response rates. I can attest that my personal response rate has easily increas  more

Two High School Students and Their Families, Represented by LDF and Akin Gump, File Lawsuit to Challenge Barbers Hill Independent School District's Discriminatory Hair Policy
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund issued the following news release: On May 22, Everett De'Andre Arnold, Sandy Arnold, and Cindy Bradford (on behalf of her minor son K.B.) filed a lawsuit against the Barbers Hill Independent School District (BHISD), its Board of Trustees, and additional individual defendants challenging its discriminatory hair policy. Mr. Arnold and K.B. were informed by BHISD earlier this year that they must either cut their natural locs or no lo  more

UNITE HERE Teams Up With Artist Edel Rodriguez to Ask a Question About Trump With Ad
NEW YORK, May 29 -- UNITE HERE, a labor union for workers in the hotel, gaming, food service, manufacturing, textile, distribution, laundry, transportation and airport industries in the U.S. and Canada, issued the following news release: In partnership with artist Edel Rodriguez, UNITE HERE is presenting the public with an important question regarding President Donald Trump's continual lying, blame-shifting and excuses for inaction: "Want more?" "While our union has suffered great losses cause  more

Universities Space Research Association Visual Communications Team Garners Top Internet Award
COLUMBIA, Maryland, May 29 -- The Universities Space Research Association issued the following news release: Members of USRA's Visual Communications Group supporting NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center were awarded the prestigious "Webby Award," which is regarded as the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. It is presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of over two thousand industry experts and technology inn  more

Vera Institute of Justice Issues Statement on Police Violence Incidents
NEW YORK, May 30 -- The Vera Institute of Justice issued the following statement on May 29 by President and Executive Director Nick Turner: "George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and so many others should be alive today. Instead, their tragic deaths are painful reminders that the systems we're meant to rely on for safety and justice weren't designed to protect us all," "The dehumanization and criminalization of Black people and the use of unnecessary and excessive police force are legacies of slavery   more

Vera, National Immigration Law Center, and Center for Popular Democracy Issue New Toolkit to Guide Universal Representation Campaigns
NEW YORK, May 28 -- The Vera Institute of Justice issued the following news release: The Vera Institute of Justice (Vera), National Immigration Law Center (NILC), and Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), published Module 2: Building the Movement as part of its Advancing Universal Representation: A Toolkit series. As immigrant communities are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and federal immigration policies continue to rip families and communities apart, universal representat  more

Vital Strategies Issues Statement on World No Tobacco Day
NEW YORK, May 28 -- Vital Strategies issued the following statement by President and CEO Jose Luis Castro on World No Tobacco Day: "For over a decade, Vital Strategies has worked with governments in more than 40 countries to change policies--and attitudes--around the acceptability of tobacco use. Thanks to a global collective effort, tobacco use has fallen by around 60 million people since 2000. "Despite these advances, tobacco use is still killing 8 million people a year. Right now, the world  more

Women Struggle to Access Menstrual Products During COVID-19 Pandemic: Society for Women's Health Research
LOS ANGELES, California, May 28 -- The Society for Women's Health Research issued the following news: By Emily Ortman, Communications Director Menstrual products are as essential as toilet paper -- and for some women equally as hard to find during the COVID-19 pandemic. The same panic bulk buying and hoarding that left store shelves empty of toilet paper and hand sanitizer also appears to be happening with menstrual products in some places. Over the past few weeks, publications such as the Ne  more