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Do northwestern and southeastern Europe share a common "cycling mindset"? Comparative analysis of beliefs toward cycling in the Netherlands and the Balkans - Pojani D, Bakija D, Shkreli E, Corcoran J, Mateo-babiano I.
Employing the theory of planned behavior for guidance, this study explores the similarities and differences in beliefs about the decisions to commute by bicycle to work in three small, cycling-oriented cities: Gouda (The Netherlands), Shkodra (Albania), an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Antibe signs distribution agreement with Acbel for ATB-346 drug
Antibe Therapeutics has signed a licensing and distribution agreement with Laboratoires Acbel for the drug ATB-346 in Greece, Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Albania, Algeria and Jordan. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - February 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

State of Emergency Declared as Death Toll in European Cold Snap Rises to 61
  BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Officials suspended shipping along Europe's second-longest waterway on Tuesday as a polar spell gripped a large swathe of the continent, causing hardship especially among migrants, the homeless and the elderly. The deep freeze has caused at least 61 deaths since it began last week, a third of those in Poland. Romanian police halted shipping at midday for an undetermined period along a 900-kilometer (565-mile) stretch of the Danube River, which crosses Romania. Croatian and Serbian authorities also stopped river traffic on the Danube. In Serbia, shipping was banned on the River Sava be...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Altercation between Pilot and Instructor Led to Connecticut Plane Crash
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plane crash that killed a student pilot and left his flight instructor with serious burns appears to have been a suicide attempt, a U.S. official familiar with the investigation said. The two men had an altercation inside the cockpit of the small plane and the instructor was unable to regain control from the trainee before it crashed near the Connecticut headquarters of a military jet engine manufacturer, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity. The Piper PA-34 Seneca crashed with the two men aboard during a tr...
Source: JEMS Operations - October 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Altercation between Pilot and Instructor Led to Connecticut Plane Crash
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plane crash that killed a student pilot and left his flight instructor with serious burns appears to have been a suicide attempt, a U.S. official familiar with the investigation said. The two men had an altercation inside the cockpit of the small plane and the instructor was unable to regain control from the trainee before it crashed near the Connecticut headquarters of a military jet engine manufacturer, according to the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity. The Piper PA-34 Seneca crashed with the two men aboard during a tr...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - October 13, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Ships Bring Your Coffee, Snack and TV Set, But Also Pests and Diseases
Containers pile up in the Italian port of Salerno. Photo: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Aug 23 2016 (IPS)“Every evening, millions of people all over the world will settle into their armchairs to watch some TV after a hard day at work. Many will have a snack or something to drink…… That TV probably arrived in a containership; the grain that made the bread in that sandwich came in a bulk carrier; the coffee probably came by sea, too. Even the electricity powering the TV set and lighting up the room was probably generated using fuel that came in a giant oil tanker.”This is what the International Maritime Or...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Africa Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Climate Change Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Europe Food & Agriculture Global Green Economy Headlines Health Labour Latin America & the Caribbean Middle East & North Africa Nat Source Type: news

Several Dead and Injured as Storm Hits Macedonia Capital
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia is mourning the victims of a deadly storm that hit country's capital, leaving at least 21 people dead and more than 70 injured around Skopje. The Macedonian government has declared Monday a day of national mourning. Flags have been lowered and all sport events canceled. Authorities said police and army teams are still searching the northern suburbs of the Macedonian capital for six people still missing in the flash floods that hit late Saturday. On Sunday, the government declared a two-week state of emergency in the area hardest hit by the floods. Macedonian President Gjorg...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 8, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Suicide attempts and self-inflicting on prison custody and prisons - Myslimaj F, Dervishi E.
This study present some of the cases in Albania that happened during 2005-2012, taken from pre trial detention and prison, focusing on the causes that lead to suicide. To show the number of the cases of suicide in Albania according to pre trial detention ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Human Development Report 2016: Risk-Proofing the Western Balkans; Empowering People to Prevent Disasters
United Nations Development Programme. 05/20/2016This 147-page report focuses on recent flood disasters that struck Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, and Kosovo. A joint vulnerability of the region to disasters calls for a vigorous assessment of the trans-boundary hazards and an expedition of knowledge transfer mechanisms to boost the capacities for risk identification, assessment, monitoring, and early warning in the Western Balkans. The report identifies the key roadblocks and opportunities to this end, and calls for action aimed at risk-proofing the Western Balka...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - May 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

This Might Be Humans Of New York's Most Moving Series Yet
Humans of New York captured both the fear and strength kids and their loved ones experience while dealing with pediatric cancer through this boy's story. As part of a current series focusing on the pediatric unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, photojournalist Brandon Stanton recently spotlighted a boy named Gabe and his family. From Gabe's earth-shattering diagnosis, to his cancer treatments, to the emotional toll the disease took on his parents, who are Albanian immigrants, the boy's story demonstrates how drastically lives can change after the disease. Despite the hardships, Gabe seems to maint...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human psychology: Why do we have equivalents of bogeyman in so many countries around the world?
Bogeyman (also spelled bogieman, boogeyman, or boogie man) is a common allusion to a mythical creature in many cultures used by adults to frighten children into good behavior. This monster has no specific appearance, and conceptions about it can vary drastically from household to household within the same community. Parents may tell their children that if they misbehave, the bogeyman will get them. Bogeymen may target a specific mischief—for instance, a bogeyman that punishes children who suck their thumbs—or general misbehavior, depending on what purpose needs serving. Source: Wikipedia.Examples - by country -...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - April 26, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Tags: Psychology Source Type: news

Disabled Driver Kills Two People, Injures Eight in Albania Crash
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say that a disabled driver has killed two people and injured eight others when his car crashed into an open market. A police statement says the 58-year-old paraplegic lost control of his Mercedes on Sunday and slammed into the market in Fushe Milot, 45 kilometers (30 miles) north of the capital, Tirana. The crash killed an elderly couple selling handmade and other items, while eight other people were taken to hospitals. Police said that the car wasn't properly modified to be driven by a disabled person and hadn't passed an inspection. Police took the driver into custody. Copy...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

Disabled Driver Kills Two People, Injures Eight in Albania Crash
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say that a disabled driver has killed two people and injured eight others when his car crashed into an open market. A police statement says the 58-year-old paraplegic lost control of his Mercedes on Sunday and slammed into the market in Fushe Milot, 45 kilometers (30 miles) north of the capital, Tirana. The crash killed an elderly couple selling handmade and other items, while eight other people were taken to hospitals. Police said that the car wasn't properly modified to be driven by a disabled person and hadn't passed an inspection. Police took the driver into custody. Copy...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 21, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: General News Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Source Type: news

From the Archives – African American Leadership in the Red Cross
  African Americans Play Important Leadership Role In Red Cross History From the beginning, African Americans have played an important role in the mission of the American Red Cross. In honor of February’s observance of Black History Month, we salute the accomplishments of some remarkable individuals who paved the way by achieving recognition and prominence through service. Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)  –  Adviser To Clara Barton African American involvement in the American Red Cross goes back to the beginning of the organization. After the Civil War, Clara Barton, founder of the American Red...
Source: Red Cross Chat - February 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nicholas Lemesh Tags: Archives Blood History Leadership Volunteers African American Black History Month Source Type: news

Some aspects of juvenile delinquency in Albania - Mustafaraj B.
The phenomenon of the juvenile delinquency in the Republic of Albania, likewise the other countries of the world, has been persisting and evolving induced by a variety of factors featuring both the individuals and the society, in the objective circumstance... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Preventing criminality in Albania - Skëndaj J.
The purpose of this paper is to present a summary of the standards, norms, elaboration of specific policies for the prevention of crimes, various prevention strategies, the classification of prevention measures and the role of the Albanian criminal justice... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Blood feuds and revenge in canons and medieval statutes and social consequences - Tepshi A.
In this paper as object of this publication is the phenomenon of blood feud murders as a medieval phenomenon, which continues to accompany the life of the Albanian nation in modern times bringing loss of life and other negative consequences in the society.... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Peer's influence in Albanian adolescents' risk taking activities - Çarka M, Taçi J.
In order to better understand the extend to which peers' influence affects Albanian adolescents' decision making behaviours in risky situations, we engaged in conducting the following study. This examination results emphasised that Albanian adolescents we... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Best interest of child assessment and spouse violence towards other partner in determent of parental custody from the court in Albania - Bejleri F.
This article aims to identify if the spouse violence is considered as an influencing factor by the court while taking the decision determining the parental custody after the divorce in Albania. The importance of this article lies on the fact that it may se... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 11, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trafficking in human beings in Albania - Nushi A.
This research was conducted to show that trafficking is a major problem of our society after the 90s, when Albania came from the isolation of the communist regime and entered the transition stage. Human trafficking included not only exploitation for prosti... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Survey of medico-legal investigation of homicide in the region of Epirus (Northwest Greece) - Fragkouli K, Boumba V, Vougiouklakis T.
This study analyzed the forensic features of homicides in North-West Greece (Epirus) from 1998 to 2013, a borderland area between Greece and Albania. Although Greece is critically influenced by both the increasing flow of refugees and the current socioecon... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

What This Man Learned When He Traveled To Every Country On Earth
This article originally appeared on QuietRev.com. You can find more insights from Quiet Revolution on work, life, and parenting as an introvert at QuietRev.com. Follow Quiet Revolution on Facebook and Twitter. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Socioeconomic status, social relations and domestic violence (DV) against elderly people in Canada, Albania, Colombia and Brazil - Guedes DT, Alvarado BE, Phillips SP, Curcio CL, Zunzunegui MV, Guerra RO.
PURPOSE: To determine whether gender, socioeconomic conditions, and/or social relations are related to recent experiences of DV in older adult populations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on socioeconomic status and social relations were collected in 2... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Fatal aluminum phosphide poisonings in Tirana (Albania), 2009 ¿ 2013 - Sulaj Z, Drishti A, Çeko I, Gashi A, Vyshka G.
Background: Acute poisonings particularly through pesticides have become a major public health concern in Albania during the last decade.FINDINGS: The number of fatalities due to aluminum phosphide intoxications was more than doubled during a five ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 31, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Mission impossible: upholding successfully a charge of infanticide in the Albanian legal practice - Myftari K, Vyshka G.
Infanticide is a horrendous crime universally condemned from all ethical, juridical and moral standpoints. However, legislation on infanticide foresees mitigating circumstances for infanticidal mothers, with sentences by far disproportionate to the severit... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 30, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Effects of the patriarchal mentality on domestic violence appearance in the region of Elbasan, Albania - Çoni Kacollja D.
The violence toward women in Elbasan district, Albania. The violence toward women in Elbasan district is very concerning and too evident. This situation is proved to be true even by the study realized in this district. In order to realize this study, two q... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 18, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Gross Anatomy: Eye-Popping Russian Roulette Epic Fail
(MedPage Today) -- Losing at Russian roulette typically means death. For one young Albanian who shot himself in the head with a 0.22-caliber revolver while drinking, however, it meant popping an eye out of its socket. (Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine)
Source: MedPage Today Emergency Medicine - June 12, 2014 Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

The Greatest Tox Scene in Opera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCWxbfFIflE Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte has what is, beyond any argument, the greatest and funniest medical toxicology scene in all of opera. On this Saturday (April 26), the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series will broadcast Cosi to theaters around the world,with James Levine conducting. As one who thinks that the 3 operas — The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi fan tutte — written by Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte represent the greatest works of art in the history of the human race, I can’t wait. In anticipation, I am rerunning t...
Source: The Poison Review - April 24, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical Cosi Fan Tutte lorenzo da ponte Mozart opera Source Type: news

Letters: aid workers need to blow off steam
Emotional and physical release is crucial for people working under stress, but controlled and long-term training is much better than drinking and partying, says a psychologist to aid workersIn July 1999 I was in Kosovo on my first assignment as a mental health officer. I was invited to a party that one of the humanitarian aid agencies was giving, mainly for expatriates. We were in the middle of a Muslim neighborhood where people had suffered massacres and very strong oppression for the last 10 years. The party had very big loudspeakers playing western music, a lot of dancing, alcohol and couples getting together.I was pret...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Global health Psychology Post-traumatic stress disorder Guardian Professional Alcoholism Dealing with risk & wellbeing Alternative medicine Editorial Global development professionals network Professional development Source Type: news

French Women Don't Get Facelifts? Oh, please. Let's talk real tips on ageing | Emma G Keller
Mireille Guiliano's book prompted us to ask what you, the reader, feel about ageing. Here's a summary of her tips and yoursSome books should come with an eye-roll sticker attached. French Women Don't Get Facelifts: The Secret of Ageing With Style and Attitude, by Mireille Guiliano would be a perfect candidate. Guilliano is the woman who brought us the best selling downer, French Women Don't Get Fat – a book long on lines like, "As a rule, half a pound of anything in one sitting is too much", but short on references (total: five) to smoking, which French women are famous for as a diet aid. Yes, we all know i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 15, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Emma G Keller Tags: Comment theguardian.com United States World news Women Beauty Ageing Comment is free Source Type: news

Pig semen, Piers Morgan and other slightly embarrassing British exports
David Cameron's terribly proud of his £45m sale of porcine semen to China – and why should he be red-faced? Many of Britain's other exports are a lot more ludicrousOne of the great successes of David Cameron's trip to China was an agreement to sell the country £45m-worth of British pig semen. It's good news for British exports in general, but not necessarily a deal you'd care to boast about during prime minister's questions. Of course pig semen is not the only embarrassing export to leave these shores. Here are just a few more.Other kinds of semen The UK exports bovine semen to countries including France,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Tim Dowling Tags: The Guardian Blogposts Farming Asia Pacific World news Piers Morgan China Features Crime drama Environment Business Agriculture Science Source Type: news

Hundreds of Cannabis Workers Fall Ill in AlbaniaHundreds of Cannabis Workers Fall Ill in Albania
Doctors in Albania say hundreds of people have fallen ill from harvesting cannabis in a lawless region that for years has been out of bounds to police, Albanian media reported on Friday. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Hundreds of cannabis workers fall ill in Albanian village
TIRANA (Reuters) - Doctors in Albania say hundreds of people have fallen ill from harvesting cannabis in a lawless region that for years has been out of bounds to police, Albanian media reported on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Is naturalness already hidden within the Standard Model? | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics
Maybe the Standard Model is even more wonderful than it appears. Maybe we really don't need supersymmetry. Plus, other difficult topics, ouzo and a big Greek weddingIn a somewhat bizarre end-of-the-summer interlude, I just spent two nights and a day in Corfu at a Summer Institute on particle physics. Originally I intended to stay longer, but embarrassingly I agreed to give a lecture here months ago and then forgot. I also didn't realise at the time that it coincided with the end of the school holidays... a tricky time when one of your children is starting a new school and your partner is a school teacher swamped with prepa...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 2, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Jon Butterworth Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts Corfu Particle physics Cern Science Source Type: news

The 'Uncool' Passion of Jonathan Franzen
Best-selling novelist Jonathan Franzen has fallen in love...with birds. Writing for the July issue of National Geographic magazine, Franzen describes how migrating songbirds are being hunted in high numbers in Egypt, Albania, and other places along the Mediterranean. Franzen tells SciFri about the songbirds' plight and how his passion for birds has evolved.» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rotational head trauma with callosal contusion and C6 fracture: a high-speed motorcycle accident - Vyshka G, Troshani B, Bozaxhiu D, Mitrushi A.
We present the case of a 34-year-old Albanian male who was riding a motorcycle when he collided at high-speed with a four-wheel vehicle. After a triple pivotal rotation in the air at the moment of impact, he fell from the motorcycle to the ground. The clin... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

For East African women, moving from Cheetos to mushmush
Patricia Leigh BrownCarlos A. Moreno/California WatchThe gatherings are meant to help daughters of East African women to understand their heritage and to encourage mothers to adapt healthy versions of American favorites like quiche and pizza.SAN DIEGO– For many daughters, the kitchen contains their mother’s secrets. In the tumult of pots and pans, the pinches of sugar and salt, reside recipes perfected over time without cookbooks, experience and intuition the only guides.For East African daughters in City Heights, a neighborhood that is a major West Coast portal for refugees, the opportunity to cook twice a mon...
Source: http://californiawatch.org/topic/health-and-welfare/feed - March 25, 2013 Category: American Health Authors: Patricia Leigh Brown Tags: Health and Welfare Daily Report cooking East Africa food San Diego traditional arts Source Type: news

New to nature No 99: Phagocata flamenca
This Andalucian flatworm, with its flamenco ruffles, is among six new species discovered on the Iberian peninsulaPlanarians are freshwater flatworms of the order Tricladida, scavengers and predators on other invertebrates, hermaphroditic, and capable of both sexual and asexual reproduction. They are distinguished from other flatworms by their trifurcate digestive tract and ovaries positioned in front of the brain. Familiar laboratory animals noted for their regenerative properties, they can be cut in half transversely with both head and tail halves developing into new whole worms, or split at the front to induce the develo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 17, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Quentin Wheeler Tags: Spain World news Features Animals The Observer Zoology Environment Science Wildlife Source Type: news

Plants help dispose of toxic threat
This article appeared in Guardian Weekly, which incorporates material from Le Monde PlantsChemistryPollutionPierre Le Hirguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 5, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Pierre Le Hir Tags: News Plants Guardian Weekly Science Source Type: news

New to Nature No 49: Tulipa albanica
A tulip recently discovered in Albania may be more widespread in the BalkansOf more than 100 known species of tulips, distributed from China and south-west Asia to north Africa and Europe, only one,Tulipa australis, was previously known to be native to Albania.T albanica, discovered near the village of Surroj, has both red and more abundant yellow forms and may have a wider distribution in similar serpentine habitats in the Balkans.Quentin Wheeler is director of the International Institute for Species Exporation, Arizona State UniversityContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 6, 2011 Category: Science Authors: Quentin Wheeler Tags: Plants Wildlife Science World news Environment Conservation Source Type: news