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Cuba's church and the hunger strikers of havana

Cuba's church and the hunger strikers of havana

Passersby walk the streets in masks in Cuba © Ramon Espinosa Cuba is rumbling. Not only low wages, lack of medicine and food burden the people. Meanwhile, church officials visit hunger-striking dissidents. This is also a signal.

In its letter to the Cuban government, the "Cuban Conference of Religious Men and Women" (Concur) openly criticizes conditions in the country. "The people can't take it anymore," the signatories write, enumerating: Low wages, lack of medicines and food, and lack of freedom of expression burden Cubans.

For many, Concur is seen as a covert mouthpiece of the Catholic Church, so as not to have to expose itself as the Cuban Bishops' Conference. The portal "ABC" wrote therefore a few days ago: "The Church in Cuba demands reforms."

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Diabetes mellitus and concomitant diseases – cross-sectional study with control group based on billing data from panel physicians – focus – johm 2-2021

Abstract: Diabetes mellitus is associated with risk factors and diseases such as obesity. At the same time, cardiovascular diseases in particular are a frequent consequence of diabetes. To date, there is a lack of nationwide results with data from persons with statutory health insurance that simultaneously represent the prevalence of diabetes and the diseases that frequently occur together with it. This study calculates the documented prevalence with respect to diabetes in 2019 based on all outpatient contract medical billing data. In addition, the prevalence of obesity, hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke and depression in persons with and without diabetes is calculated and the prevalence ratio (PR) is determined as a quotient. A case-control design was chosen for this purpose, which assigns to each diabetes case a comparable person without diabetes in terms of age, region, and sex as a control. All investigated diseases show a PR of greater than 1 in persons with diabetes in all age groups and thus a higher prevalence compared to persons without diabetes. The highest PR across all age groups is found for obesity in women (3.8) and men (3.7). In a comparison over time, the nationwide billing prevalence of diabetes has stagnated. With the exception of depression, documented prevalences of comorbidities agree well with prevalences from population-based screening surveys.

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Expanding prevention

Expanding prevention

The Catholic religious orders in Germany want to further strengthen their commitment to the protection of children and young people from sexual abuse. The general meeting of the German Conference of the Superiors of Religious Orders (DOK) emphasized that.

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Strengthen women's influence

The Vatican has called for greater participation of women in social decision-making processes.
This is not just a matter of equality, but also of the specific perspectives women can contribute, Vatican representative Archbishop Celestino Migliore told the UN General Assembly in New York.

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The Greek word "clone" means "shoot" or "sprout".
Cloning originally means the asexual reproduction of living beings through cell division. This procedure of nature is widespread in unicellular organisms and plants and also occurs in animals. Even in humans, what has been taboo for scientists until now happens again and again naturally: because identical twins, of which there are estimated to be around 100 million on earth, are genetically identical and thus nothing more than cloned beings.