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This #ManufactureOfDoubt script has been used by the #formulaindustry from the very beginning. You can see it from 19th century advertisements through today. The script is a #social one, exactly as @prof_goldberg says - and where #culturalideologies & #politicaleconomy intersect.
Perfect for some #anthropological analysis. In case of #formulamarketing, the social script for #ManufactureofDoubt exploits & enhances existing #culturalideologies of anxiety abt #breastfeeding which have been around since late 19th cent among white, upper class women & spread
#Biomedicalization of #childbirth & #infantfeeding played a key part in deepening these anxieties & facilitated the #normalization of #infantformula by mid 20th cent, esp via medical experts & hospital practices that entailed routine separation & scheduled feeding
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One week ago, #thisisourlane exploded on Twitter. At the request of may, here's a tweetatorial to address some of the most common questions and answers about the epidemic of #gunviolence - why it matters to docs - and what we can do about it:
***Q1: What are the patterns of #gunviolence injury and death in the US? ***

A: 100 people die and 200 are injured each day across the US. Most deaths (~2/3) are suicide; these are mostly white middle-aged men from rural areas.
Approximately 30% are homicides: mostly young minority men from inner cities. The rest are accidental and mass shootings.

#DomesticViolence deaths from firearm injury are estimated at ~50/month.

And firearm injury is the 2nd leading cause of death for American youth.
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Gun suicide deaths by state for 2016. For 20,000 people, mostly men, guns are the means. States in red have seen sharper increases. 85% of suicide attempts by gun are fatal. #gunsuicides #publichealth

Stats of the State - Suicide Mortality cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom… via @CDCgov
The CDC can track data on gun deaths, but since 2001, the passing of the Dickey Amendment effectively blocked expansive CDC research on the public health effects of firearms.
2016 CDC budget :

$50,000: to track data on all injuries nationwide, including firearm-related ones.

$11 million: for research and prevention of arthritis 

$6 million for research into prion disease, a fatal illness that affects an estimated 300 people each year.
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12 more parents have lost their children. Another community is traumatized. I have had #enough

I am DONE with @NRA telling me I can't talk about this. DONE accepting federal limits on #research

And I know you are, too.

This is what you can do:
nyti.ms/2DaBzLG
1. Share your stories. After #Parkland, people across the country told about the horrors they had seen as #Docs4GunSense. Stories matter. This is not a glamorous movie. These injuries are REAL LIFE. This us OUR LANE.

2. Talk about guns. Talk about guns with gun owners and non gun owners. We are on the same side. Create consensus. Want some tips? Listen to me and @ERdisasterdoc - try it out for size.
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#PublicHealth Alert🔥🔥🔥

1/6. @prophetw_magaya are you aware of ss 92-96 & 135 of the Health Professions Act? mdpcz.co.zw/wp-content/upl…

Are you a registered medical practitioner?

@MoHCCZim @ZimMedicalAssoc @UNICEFZIMBABWE
2/6. Section 86(2)(b) of the #ZWConstitution limits fundamental rights & freedoms over "public health," among other limitations.

#PublicHealth "the science & art of preventing disease, prolonging life & promoting human health thru organized efforts & informed choices"
3/6. These are specific crimes:
1. illegally practice medicine or pharmacology
2. falsification in violation of consumer-protection laws & advertising standards
3. endanger or medically violate another's life, individual dignity, physical well-being or mental health.
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Former Kansas Gubernatorial Candidate Becomes Warrior Fighting Against State-Sponsored #CPS Child Kidnapping medicalkidnap.com/2018/10/05/for… 🗣#ChildProtectionServices, because it sounds better than #SexTrafficking👊
#Minnesota #ChildSexTrafficking #PedophileRing Rooted in #HumanServices #PublicHealth #PublicServant #ELITE #FOUNDATIONS #GOVT! 3 GENERATIONS OF MY GIRLS ME, MY DAUGHTER, & HER DAUGHTER TARGETED VIA THE #FOSTERCARE/#ADOPTION RACKET LYNNAYA WAS ALSO KILLED😭m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…
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A lot of brouhaha in the #gunviolence world about this well-reported article showing that @CDCgov data on the number of NON-FATAL gun injuries is not accurate. fivethirtyeight.com/features/the-c…

I want to highlight a few things about this article.
1. First, kudos to the writers for highlighting an issue that all of us #gunviolence researchers bemoan: that there are NO GOOD SOURCES OF DATA on non-fatal gun injuries. As the article reports, even the CDC admits that its data on #gunviolence injuries are unreliable.
2. Please note that this issue is not unique to #gunviolence non-fatal injuries. It’s also observed for other types of injuries (like drownings).

It’s because of the way that the CDC is forced to collect non-fatal-injury data.
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Fifth and final session on #ResearchIntegrity Brandon Stell on #PubPeer pubpeer.com @FEBSnews
Stell: Scientists are not the only people whose work relies on accuracy of published work - also basis for current and future research, public policy, etc #ResearchMisconduct
Stell: cites the #Poldermans case and how flawed publication that made its way into guidelines led to 8000 deaths
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.@realsportshbo revealed another ugly aspect to @NFL concussion story: Under existing terms of settlement with @NFLPA, board administering funds has denied most claims & major diagnoses such as behavioral issues & depression are not even covered. #labor #publichealth #oligarchy
.@nfl claims that many applications r fraudulent. Of course, people should defer to the league, since it's an expert in fraud. It misled its labor force for years about dangers of the sport & it has misled municipal governments into subsidizing its stadiums #GameRecognizesGame
This story represents almost everything wrong in #USA. #Oligarchy begrudges slimmest slices of pie to #labor, & we the #Idiocracy buy billionaires' merchandise made by more oppressed workers elsewhere & use $ from public treasuries to replace functioning stadiums for those with
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Trump (i.e. Pence) has been initiating policies that hinder access to and info re: basic contraception for the past year. It turns out he is against run-of-the mill contraception, too. (Who knew?) I wanted to see what he has been up to...TAKE 10 MIN AND READ THIS #WomensHealth
He has initiated policies that promote the rhythm method (75 percent effective) over other forms of contraception. He is trying to get rid of comprehensive sex ed in school in favor of abstinence only (which has been shown to increase the teen pregnancy and STD rate in teens.)
He is changing Title X clinics to abstinence until marriage and rhythm method as funding priorities. Trying to defund Planned Parenthood enen though fedl funds to PP cannot be used for abortion but are used for breast/cervical/std testing, contraception, and preventative health.
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Trump's ill-informed changes for #TitleX programs, TTP, and sexual education will increase the number of patients that I see with preventable cancers at late stages and STD's and will result in increased numbers of unintended pregnancies in both teens and adults #WomensHealth
Title X clinics dispense preventative care: breast exams, pelvic exams, and tests to help women screen themselves for breast and cervical cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, and HIV. The program offers care to over 4 million in the US, largely women without health insurance.
I am dismayed at how contraception, sexual education, and women's preventative health care is being politicized by our leaders with real public health policy changes that will hurt people, but particularly women---especially the most vulnerable. #WomensHealth
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Please read article.  Bottomline: Incorrect publicized statements re: CPR post gunshots threatened to undermine the public education efforts of the trauma surgeons with their stop the bleed campaign. It’s serious business.. #publichealth #enough
slate.com/technology/201…
For citizens looking for the “tools and knowledge to provide immediate and effective hemorrhage control to stop or slow life-threatening bleeding after a shooting. Find classes here: bleedingcontrol.org/news-updates#en
“The Stop the Bleed program trains, equips and empowers the bystander to stop active, life threatening bleeding. You are the first link in the chain of survival. Free classes and training are available on March 31 as part of National Stop the Bleed Day."
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MARCO RUBIO’s HYPOTHESIS: Those against gun bans “want to prevent mass shootings, too. They view banning guns as an infringement on the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens that ultimately will not prevent these tragedies.”.
This is called the Scientific Method. To test his hypothesis (which means millions of lives), research is required.
RESEARCH BIAS; Rubio has an A+ rating from the gun rights group for supporting NRA-friendly legislation. According to the New York Times, he has received $3.3 million from the group. (Research bias,performing the research influence the results to portray a certain outcome.)
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Gun manufacturers and sellers are shielded from legal accountability. Bowing to N.R.A. lobbying, Congress enacted the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act in 2005 barring most suits against gun manufacturers and sellers for the harm they cause. nytimes.com/2018/03/24/opi…
#PUblichealth and #publicsafety measures regarding seat belts, airbags, second hand smoke protections were often accomplished through the courts. Policy makers have blocked this avenue for gunmakers. Is this just? #Enough
Congress leaders introduced a bill to repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Congress should pass that bill. The gun industry doesn’t deserve a special legal perk that immunizes it from liability. And the victims of gun violence deserve their day in court.#ENOUGH
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Listen to your doctors!
Four physician groups band together to demand specific #gunreform measures from Congress for #publichealth and #safety.
aafp.org/news/health-of…
* Label violence caused by the use of guns as a national public health epidemic.
* Fund appropriate research at the CDC as part of the 2018 federal budget.
#gunreform #enough
* Establish constitutionally appropriate restrictions on the manufacturing and sale, for civilian use, of large-capacity magazines and firearms with features designed to increase their rapid and extended killing capacity. #gunreform #enough
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Jessica Beard, MD & Carrie Sims, MD "We trauma surgeons need to work with surgical associations and members of government to advocate for more research funding to determine the root causes of this important public health problem to identify effective prevention strategies."
More trauma physician leaders trailblazing the way for change. #Gunviolence is a #publichealth issue. #Prevention is better than the cure!

sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/…
PREVENTING GUN VIOLENCE: TRAUMA SURGEONS SPEAK OUT
OHIO ROOM APRIL 9, 2018, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

conference.lowninstitute.org/sessions/traum…
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Buffalo pediatricians unite against #GUNviolence as a matter of #publichealth .
wivb.com/2018/03/20/ped…
Dr. Beth Smith on #gunviolence #prevention “There’s a lot of risk factors that go into violence. One of them I think is really important is personal history of violence, children with histories of abuse, children with histories of neglect, and children who witnessed violence."
"The pediatricians are calling for more access to mental health services for children and families, funding for gun violence prevention research, and stronger laws to keep children safe. Specifically, they are calling for a ban on assault weapons and safe firearm storage laws."
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Over the past 2 days, hundreds of doctors have shared heartbreaking accounts of how #gunviolence is a #publichealth issue. These are the stories of #docs4gunsense ... May their words make a difference.

@choo_ek @physicianwomen @darakass @gitapensa
The result of a bullet ricocheting inside the skull and destroying the brain on CT scan. The worst trauma I have seen. GUNS ARE A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE – Gen Geller MD, NY #docs4gunsense @drgenngeller
The damage a bullet does to a 1 year old brain as it ricochets back and for. The guilt the family feels. The sadness we all feel.
Melissa Miller MD, Missouri
Peds EM #docs4gunsense
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Just a reminder: the European Parliament has so far commissioned from experts dozens of impact assessments or studies on #Brexit in 14 broad fields. They don't necessarily constitute the EP's official position but are all free & available here: europarl.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/… Thread 1/6
They include studies on the areas in which the European Parliament has set red lines for its approval of any Article 50 deal, such as #citizensrights europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes… & the effect of #Brexit on the #peaceprocess in Northern Ireland europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes… 2/6
The studies on #Brexit also cover other critical topics such as the internal market and #consumerprotection europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes… and #financialservices europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes… 3/6
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22.9.2017: <1/2 of mainland Americans know Puerto Ricans have U.S. citizenship. #Hurricane #PuertoRicoSeLevanta huffingtonpost.com/entry/american…
12.9.2017: "It is American land. Has been for 100 years." #Hurricane #USVirginIslands #Maria #Irma
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