Man fined for farting in front of police argues it ’s ‘freedom of expression’
A man who was fined €500 (around $600 or P29,000) last year for farting in front of police in Vienna, Austria, recently argued that it... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An ion pump to deliver chemotherapy agents to the brain
(Link ö ping University) Despite surgery and subsequent treatment with chemotherapy and radiation, the majority of patients experience recurrence of malignant brain tumours. Researchers at Link ö ping University, Sweden, and the Medical University of Graz, Austria, have shown in cells in culture that an ion pump can deliver drugs more accurately, which gives less severe adverse effects in chemotherapy. The results have been published in Advanced Materials Technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Austria's health minister resigns, saying he's overworked
Austria’s health minister has announced his resignation because of persistent personal health problems (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Two New Studies Point to How AstraZeneca ’s COVID-19 Vaccine Is Linked to Blood Clots
In two papers published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), researchers in Europe provide the most detailed explanation yet for what is behind the clotting side effects reported among people getting vaccinated with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 shot. In both papers, researchers found that people getting the vaccine had higher levels of antibodies directed against a cluster of immune-related cells that the body might form in response to the vaccine. These clusters include platelets, which help blood to clot when you get cut or injured, and the antibodies stick to the platelet-complex and form dangerous clots that can ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Brain organoids uncover various mechanisms of virus-induced microcephaly
(IMBA- Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Researchers at IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences - demonstrate that different viruses can lead to brain malformations through diverse mechanisms by using human brain organoid models. The results are published in the journal Cell Stem Cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 9, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Lockdown for genome parasites
(IMBA- Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Researchers at GMI - Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences - uncover an ingenious mechanism by which Arabidopsis safeguards the integrity of its genome. The paper is published in the journal Nature Cell Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on suicide attempts : a  retrospective analysis of the springtime admissions to the trauma resuscitation room at the Medical University of Vienna from 2015-2020 - Carlin GL, Baumgartner JS, Moftakhar T, König D, Negrin LL.
BACKGROUND: In response to the current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic the Austrian government issued a  lockdown from 16 March to 15 May 2020. As periods of economic and emotional burden have proven to detrimentally affect people's psychologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Czechs hold noisy Easter procession amid pandemic
A revival of an old Easter tradition has gone ahead in southern Czech Republic amid tight coronavirus restrictions. After the pandemic prevented it from happening a year ago, a procession of participants in black suits with white masks returned to the city of Ceske Budejovice, beating drums and pushing small noise-making carts. They all wear face coverings and abide by social distancing rules. In several European countries, church bells fall silent in the evening on Maundy Thursday — according to tradition they fly home to Rome — and don’t sound again until Easter Sunday. While the bells are still, b...
Source: ABC News: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cochrane Austria launches joint trial transparency report
Cochrane Austria, together with TranspariMED and Transparency International Austria, has recently publisheda report on clinical trial transparency in Austria, which provides an update on figures released one year ago.The reportuses data from theEU Trials Tracker to summarise the clinical drug trial reporting rates of the 14 largest sponsors in Austria. Under EU rules, clinical trial sponsors must post summary results to the EU Clinical Trials Register within one year of a study ending, or six months for paediatric trials.According to the new report, results have now been published for 37% of due clinical trials, compared t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 30, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Liesbeth Stoeffler, 61, Runner Kept Going by Rare Lung Treatment, Dies
A machine that acted as an artificial lung kept her eligible for a transplant as she dealt with cystic fibrosis. She went on to compete again in marathons. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Sandomir Tags: Cystic Fibrosis Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Ventilators (Medical) Lungs Running AllianceBernstein Holding LP Austria Manhattan (NYC) Stoeffler, Liesbeth (1959-2021) Transplants Source Type: news

Austria's Kurz defends criticism of EU vaccine distribution
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has defended his criticism of the coronavirus vaccine distribution in the European Union (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sebastian Kurz in summit vaccines spat with other EU leaders
Austrian chancellor critical of plans to allocate extra doses of BioNTech/Pfizer jab (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When synthetic evolution rhymes with natural diversity
(IMBA- Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Researchers at GMI, UNC-Chapel Hill and HHMI use two complementary approaches to unveil a co-evolutionary mechanism between bacteria and plants and also explain complex immune response patterns observed in the wild. Together the papers change the way scientists have been thinking about the relationship of a bacterial antigenic component with its plant immune receptor. The two papers are published back to back in the journal Cell Host& Microbe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Switzerland Passes Ban On Facial Coverings
Switzerland is set to pass a new ban on face coverings following a 51.2% majority on Sunday’s referendum, joining Germany, Austria,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine: which countries have paused jab and why
Analysis: Germany, France, Spain and Italy head an expanding list of EU countries to have put its use on holdA host of European countries have put all vaccinations with this jab on hold, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Norway and Ireland. Some others such as Estonia and Austria have suspended vaccinations from particular batches of the vaccine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation UK news Infectious diseases Health policy Medical research Science AstraZeneca Source Type: news

Covid vaccine side effects: Thrombosis reported in patients - what is it?
COVID vaccine side effects: Thrombosis relates to blood clots which can be deadly and has been reported by people in Austria after having the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Why would this occur? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Telephone emergency service 142 (TelefonSeelsorge) during the covid-19 pandemic: cross-sectional survey among counselors in Austria - Humer E, Pieh C, Probst T, Kisler IM, Schimb öck W, Schadenhofer P.
Telephone emergency services play an important role in providing low-threshold, anonymous crisis intervention free of cost. The current study aims to examine the mental well-being and perceived stress level of counselors as well as the main topics of helpl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Austria targets hard-hit area with shots to battle variant
Austria is embarking on an ambitious drive to inoculate residents of a district particularly hard hit by the South African variant of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US passes 90m vaccinations; UK daily deaths drop to 82
Norway should prepare for more restrictions, says PM; Italy records 207 deaths; Israel reopens restaurants. Follow latest updatesCovid data show sewage monitoring could be vital in infection controlHow do we track and measure new variants of coronavirus?Dutch clubbers hit dancefloor for study into easing lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage3.48amGMTA senior European Medicines Agency (EMA) official has urged European Union members to refrain from granting national approvals for Russian Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V while the agency reviews its safety and effectiveness, Reuters reports.&ldq...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 8, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Coronavirus US news Infectious diseases Science World news UK news Norway Israel Source Type: news

Switzerland on course to ban wearing of burqa and niqab in public places
Switzerland is on course to follow France, Belgium and Austria after narrowly voting in a referendum to ban women from wearing the burqa... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some coronavirus mutations may help it evade immune system's T-killer cells, say scientists
While antibodies dock directly onto viruses to neutralise them, the scientists, including those from the Medical University of Vienna in Austria, said the T-killer cells recognise viral protein fragments on infected cells and subsequently kill them to stop virus production. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - March 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Israel, Denmark and Austria join forces against COVID-19
The leaders of Israel, Denmark and Austria say they'll work together against COVID-19, investing in research and production centers to keep up with vaccine demand (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 mutations can complicate immune surveillance of human T-killer cells
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) The body's immune response plays a crucial role in the course of a SARS-CoV-2 infection. In addition to antibodies, the so-called T-killer cells, are also responsible for detecting viruses in the body and eliminating them. Scientists from the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Medical University of Vienna have now shown that SARS-CoV-2 can make itself unrecognizable to the immune response by T-killer cells through mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 4, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Austria, Denmark look beyond EU to Israel for future vaccine
Austria and Denmark intend to stop relying solely on the European Union for coronavirus vaccines and will work with Israel to produce second-generation vaccines (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

MS patient sues Austria over health impact of climate change
A man in Austria with a temperature-dependent form of multiple sclerosis is taking his government to court in an effort to force it to do more against climate change (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Austria and Denmark forge ‘vaccine alliance’ with Israel
EU jab strategy under strain amid growing anxiety over bloc’s slow inoculation drive (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

TU Graz on the way to becoming Austria's first climate-neutral university
(Graz University of Technology) TU Graz takes its social responsibility in climate protection seriously and has adopted an ambitious roadmap for its path to climate neutrality by 2030. The strategy was presented today in the presence of Leonore Gewessler, federal minister for climate action and Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, state minister for research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-Testing: A Route To School Re-Opening – The Austrian Example
After months of battling SARS-CoV-2, the government is asking students to test themselves twice a week before they can attend class. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: William A. Haseltine, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus business pharma & Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Austria calls for EU coronavirus passport
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EU tells six countries to lift Covid border restrictions
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary and Sweden put on notice over curbs to free movementCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrussels has put six EU member states on notice that their tight Covid border restrictions, including exit and entry bans, should be lifted over fears of a wider breakdown in the bloc ’s free movement of people and goods.Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary and Sweden have been given 10 days to respond to the European commission ’s concerns that they have breached commonly agreed coronavirus guidelines.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: European Union Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Science Germany Belgium Austria Hungary Czech Republic Denmark Finland Sweden Source Type: news

Study at Ischgl Ski Resort Finds Lasting Coronavirus Immunity Study at Ischgl Ski Resort Finds Lasting Coronavirus Immunity
A study of residents in the ski resort of Ischgl, the site of Austria's worst coronavirus outbreak, found at least 8 months after contracting the virus the vast majority of people continued to have some apparent immune protection, scientists said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - February 19, 2021 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Evaluation  of measures to reduce the number of emergency physician missions in Tyrol during the COVID-19 pandemic - Krösbacher A, Kaiser H, Holleis S, Schinnerl A, Neumayr A, Baubin M.
BACKGROUND: During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring 2020, the entire emergency rescue system was confronted with major challenges. Starting on 15 March, all tourists were asked to leave the State of Tyrol, Austria. The main goal of the efforts w... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Germany tightens border checks to keep out virus variants
Germany has implemented tight border controls on its frontiers with the Czech Republic and Austria’s Tyrol province in an effort to stem the spread of more contagious coronavirus variants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: German border shut to parts of Czech Republic and Austria; Trump sicker with Covid than reported
Germany will bantravel from Czech border regions as well as Austria ’s Tyrol; Trump much moreill with Covid-19 than reportedTrump ’s case of coronavirus was far worse than he admitted, report saysAustralia: snap five-day Covid lockdown for VictoriaPlan to vaccinate town in Brazil against Covid sparks real estate rushPfizer vaccine found to give strong immune response to new variantsUK coronavirus – latest updates1.16pmGMTSweden, which hasspurned a lockdown throughout the pandemic, registered 3,834 new coronavirus cases on Friday, Health Agency statistics showed.The country of 10m registered 58 new deaths,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Yohannes Lowe (now); Ben Quinn and Ben Doherty (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Biden administration Infectious diseases Science World news Brazil New Zealand Source Type: news

Germany to reinstate border controls over virus variant
The German government has decided to temporarily reinstate border controls along its southeastern frontier after designating the Czech Republic and parts of Austria as ”mutation areas" due to their high number of variant coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The therapeutic potential of peptides
(University of Vienna) There are more than 80 peptide drugs on the global market and about twice as many in clinical development. Due to their beneficial properties, these biomolecules play already an important role in the treatment of diseases. InNature Reviews Drug Discovery, a team of Austrian and Australian scientists led by Markus Muttenthaler of the University of Vienna present an outlook on the latest trends in peptide drug discovery and development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Austria to restrict movement from Tyrol over variant fears
Austria’s leader says people will have to produce a negative coronavirus test to leave the country’s Tyrol province as authorities try to prevent the spread of a coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Austria warns against travel to Tyrol, eases virus curbs
Austria has issued a warning against travel to its Tyrol province amid concerns over cases of a coronavirus variant first discovered in South Africa (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Marmoset monkeys have personalities too
(University of Vienna) An international team of behavioral biologists from Austria, Brazil and the Netherlands, with Vedrana Å lipogor from the University of Vienna as leading author of the study, designed a set of tasks to assess personality of common marmosets. These results have just been published inAmerican Journal of Primatology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What is a Lipschultz Ulcer?
Discussion Acute genital ulcers (AGU) are much less common in sexually-naive women than sexually experienced or active women. The differential diagnosis of AGU is large. For sexually active women Herpes simplex virus is the most common cause. Sexually transmitted infections are also included in this differential. In addition to the pain, AGUs can cause distress for the patient and family as possible sexual abuse must be considered. The differential diagnosis of AGU in non-sexually active women includes: Aphthosis Lipschutz ulcer Idiopathic Autoimmune or inflammatory diseases Behcet disease Bullous pemphigoid Inflammato...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 8, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Austrian man who fled Nazis bequeaths fortune to French village whose residents hid his family
Eric Schwam, who died at age 90 on December 25, wrote the surprise gift into his will for the town of Chambon-sur-Lignon. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austrian man leaves 'large amount' to village that saved family from Nazis
A 90-year-old Austrian man leaves a gift to Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in France for saving his family. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man leaves €2m to French village that hid his family from Nazis
Le Chambon-sur-Lignon inherits fortune, having sheltered Austrian Eric Schwam who fled during war (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘We owe this to them’: Auschwitz survivors get COVID-19 vaccine on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria and Slovakia got their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine Wednesday, an acknowledgement of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'We owe this to them': Shoah survivors in vaccine spotlight
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria and Slovakia have received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine 76 years after Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Shoah survivors to get vaccine on Auschwitz liberation day
Hundreds of Holocaust survivors in Austria and Slovakia were poised to get their first coronavirus vaccinations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Austria extends lockdown to Feb. 7, toughens some measures
The Austrian government says it is extending the country’s lockdown until Feb. 7 in a drive to push down still-high infection figures as officials worry about the possible impact of new coronavirus variants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Austria tightens lockdown, extends it to Feb. 7
Austria is extending its lockdown until Feb. 7 in an attempt to bring down still-high infection figures, as authorities worry about the possible impact of more infectious variants of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Toboggan accident crash test: Without helmet, serious injuries even at low speeds
(Graz University of Technology) Crash tests are primarily known from traffic safety research. The Austrian Road Safety Board, together with TU Graz, has now investigated tobogganing accidents for the first time in a computer-simulated crash test. With alarming results: Without helmet, fatal head injuries are possible in collisions with trees, for example, even at low speeds. Wearing a helmet and the correct sitting position dramatically reduce the risk of injury for children while tobogganing. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists from St. Petersburg University discovered the virus-like particles in Bryozoa
(St. Petersburg State University) Scientists from Russia, Austria, and the USA have discovered virus-like particles in the bacterial symbionts of Bryozoa -- a phylum of colonial aquatic invertebrates - filter-feeders dominating in many bottom ecosystems. Some of the virus-like particles resemble red blood cells, while others have a sea-urchin-like appearance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news