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

A plant's way to its favorite food
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) Nitrogen is one the most essential nutrients for plants. Its availability in the soil plays a major role in plant growth and development, thereby affecting agricultural productivity. Scientists at the IST Austria were now able to show, how plants adjust their root growth to varying sources of nitrogen. In a new study published in The EMBO Journal they give insights in the molecular pathways of roots adaptation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The thymus as key to healthy pregnancies
(IMBA- Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) How the immune system adapts to pregnancy has puzzled researchers for decades. An international team of researchers, including scientists from IMBA (Institute of Molecular Biotechnology) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences has now discovered that important changes in the thymus occur in order to prevent miscarriages and gestational diabetes. The results are published in the journal Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Frozen: Cutting-edge technology reveals structures within cells
This study is published in the journal Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine approved by European regulator
EMA ’s move paves way for inoculations to begin across Europe within next few daysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEurope ’s medicines regulator has approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine against coronavirus, paving the way for inoculations to get under way across Europe within the next few days.A number of EU countries including Germany, France, Austria and Italy have said they plan to start vaccination programmes for their most vulnerable groups from Sunday, after the US and UK began vaccinating earlier this month.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Europe correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Europe European Union World news Germany France Austria Italy Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: UK deaths climb as Australia battles to contain Covid-19 cluster
Italy announces new lockdowns; Australian states consider closing borders to NSW; France death toll surpasses 60,000Mike Pence receives Covid-19 vaccine on live TV: ‘I didn’t feel a thing’Austrians who pass antigen test to be exempt from lockdownUnions say mass testing of England ’s pupils ‘undeliverable’Belgian minister tweets EU ’s Covid vaccine price list to anger of manufacturers10.44pmGMTThe Saturday Telegraph is reporting the new number of cases in NSW is a “worrying” rise, but are all connected to the northern beaches outbreak. So read into that what you will.We ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Taylor Tags: World news Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

Cochrane Germany vs. COVID-19: Working together to share research evidence
During the COVID-19 pandemic,Cochrane Germany wanted to build partnerships to share the best available evidence with as many people as possible, and make the findings from Cochrane systematic reviews accessible to German-speaking audiences.Cochrane achieved their goals in several ways.   They highlighted evidence and resources on their website and developed COVID-19 related blogs in partnership withCochrane Switzerland andCochrane Austria. They disseminated COVID-19 press releases to journalists, and partnered with the associated Institute of Evidence in Medicine (IfEM) at the Medical Center - University of Freiburg t...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Coca Cola tests COVID-19 positive in Austrian parliament
(Natural News) An Austrian parliamentary member exposed the defectiveness of the government’s COVID-19 tests by demonstrating in the parliament how a glass of Coca Cola tested positive for COVID-19. (Article republished from GreatGameIndia.com) In footage from the meeting in Vienna Friday, FPO General Secretary Michael Schnedlitz brings a glass of Coca Cola to the podium, from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austrian police seize haul of weapons intended for German extremists
Austrian police seized a huge cache of automatic weapons, explosives and hand grenades intended to arm right-wing extremist groups in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austria seizes guns destined for German right-wing militia
Far-right extremists planned to set up an armed militia in the southern German state of Bavaria, Austrian investigators say. The weapons... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women ’ s Bodies, COVID-19 and Male Chauvinism
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 11 2020 (IPS) COVID-19 has in some nations been converted into a noxious, political issue. One of many worrying examples is the rhetoric of Brazil´s president. On 10 November, when Brazil´s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 162,000 victims – the numbers have continued to raise and are now 179,032 second only to USA´s 296,745 – Jair Bolsonaro minimized the effects of COVID-19 by stating: ”All of us are going to die one day. There is no point in escaping from that, in escaping from reality. We have to cease being a country of sissies.” Bolsonaro actual...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Education Gender Gender Identity Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour LGBTQ TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Hematoxylin as a killer of CALR mutant cancer cells
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) Patients with myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) often have a carcinogenic mutated form of the calreticulin gene (CALR). Scientists of the research group of Robert Kralovics, Adjunct Principal Investigator at CeMM and group leader at the Medical University of Vienna, have now identified hematoxylin as a novel CALR inhibitor. The study, published in the renowned journal Blood, shows how hematoxylin compounds affect a specific domain of CALR and selectively kill those CALR mutant cells. The discovery has enormous therapeutic potential and gives ...
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 10, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eyebuy: Sweeping glances can cost you money
(University of Innsbruck) When Christmas shopping, customers should keep their eyes unter control. As a study by researchers from Austria, Germany and UK shows, visual attention can be strongly influenced during shopping with very simple interventions. The researchers report in the Journal of Consumer Research that unplanned purchases can even double as a result. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Austria postpones some virus testing after huge snowstorm
Several Alpine communities in Austria have put mass testing for coronavirus temporarily on hold and others have been urged to follow suit after a storm dumped huge amounts of snow on the region (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

France will carry out border checks to stop skiers from spreading Covid
Coronavirus clusters in Alpine resorts played key role in early spread of virus in EuropeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance will carry out random border checks over the holiday season targeting French skiers on their way to and from foreign resorts – particularly Switzerland and Spain – where slopes stay open, the prime minister, Jean Castex, has said.“The goal is to avoid French citizens getting contaminated. That will be done by performing random checks at the borders,” Castex told French television, adding that returning holidaymakers would be ordered to quar...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Europe correspondent Tags: Coronavirus France Skiing holidays Infectious diseases Europe Microbiology World news Science Medical research Italy Switzerland Germany Austria Spain Source Type: news

Austria to allow Christmas skiing but many restrictions stay
Austrian officials say they will allow skiing to start on Dec. 24, but will limit the capacity of ski lifts and keep restaurants, bars and hotels largely closed until early January (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Plants on aspirin
(Institute of Science and Technology Austria) For centuries humans were using willow barks to treat a headache or an inflamed tooth. Later, the active ingredient, the plant hormone salicylic acid, was used to develop painkillers like Aspirin. But what happens, if plants are treated with these painkillers? By doing so, Scientists at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria discovered an unexpected bioactivity of human pharmaceuticals in plants. The scientists published their study in the journal Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Virus spread in France showing signs of slowing – as it happened
Daily cases continue to fall in France;health campaigners fear Africa will have to wait until mid-2021 for vaccine;weddings banned and cafes closed in CroatiaScrutiny grows over Oxford University/AstraZeneca vaccineUS cases, hospitalisations and deaths rise amid Thanksgiving rushSurge of Aids-related deaths feared as Covid pandemic puts gains at riskChristmas and Covid: is mixing households a good idea?See all our coronavirus coverage12.26amGMTWe ’re closing this blog now but you can carry on monitoring all the latest developments at our new blog here. Thanks for reading.Related:Coronavirus live news: US sees muted T...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jessica Murray (now); Sarah Marsh, Lucy Campbell, Matthew Weaver and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Europe UK news US news Asia Pacific Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Austrian town called F.ing changes its name to Fugging after tourists flock to have sex by sign
The tiny town with the kinky name has been attracting tourists for decades, many of whom pose or even have sex in front of its iconic... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany calls for ski resorts to close in Europe
In the first wave of the coronavirus at the start of the year, many Germans were infected at the Austrian ski resort of Ischgl. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study provides deep insights into transmission and mutation properties of SARS-CoV-2
(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) In the COVID-19 pandemic, 57 million people have already been infected worldwide. In the search for vaccines and therapies, a precise understanding of the virus is crucial. A recent study by CeMM Principal Investigator Andreas Bergthaler's research group makes an important contribution to this. The high quality of epidemiological data in Austria, together with state-of-the-art virus genome sequencing, has supported unprecedented insights of the mutation behaviour and transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New diesel engine boasts low consumption and high efficiency, decreasing emissions of contaminating particles by 80%
(Natural News) European researchers have developed an improved diesel engine that’s more eco-friendly and efficient than current models, paving the way for greener and fuel-efficient vehicles. During a project meeting held in Austria, the researchers said that the new engine uses less fuel and emits 80 percent fewer contaminating particles than the current legal limits. Developing eco-friendly, efficient diesel engine The DiePeR... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Austria starts tough lockdown to slow virus
Austria has started a new tough lockdown meant to slow the surging spread of the coronavirus in the Alpine nation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Potential therapeutic strategy for obesity
(Medical University of Vienna) Together with researchers from Poland, Germany, Australia and Austria, a team of MedUni Vienna scientists has now discovered the signalling pathways responsible for the development of a valuable type of adipose tissue macrophage (ATM) in obesity, which prevents lipotoxicity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Austria to Test Entire Population for COVID-19 Antibodies After Lockdown Ends, Before Holidays. The government hopes to follow up the...
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Saturday the country would go into lockdown for three weeks after previous restrictions failed to slow... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austria is the first country in Europe to go into full blown second lockdown due to rising Covid cases
Due to rapidly rising Covid-19 infection rates in Austria, the government will most likely implement a hard lockdown starting at the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contact Tracing Apps Were Big Tech ’s Best Idea for Fighting COVID-19. Why Haven’t They Helped?
When the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services launched COVID Trace, one of the nation’s first COVID-19 contact-tracing smartphone apps, on Aug. 24, state health authorities “strongly recommended” all 3 million-plus Nevadans download and use the app. But two and a half months later, adoption remained well short of that ambitious goal—the app has been downloaded just under 70,000 times as of Nov. 9, representing just under 3% of the state’s adult population. A total of zero exposures were registered in the app throughout the month of September, during which the state reported more than...
Source: TIME: Health - November 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sweet taste reduces appetite?
This study, conducted by an Austrian-German team led by chemists Veronika Somoza and Barbara Lieder, provides new insights into the relationship between the sweet taste of sugar, energy intake and the regulatory process of hunger and satiety. The study was published in the journal 'Nutrients'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Austria closes mosque, promises to shut more, in wake of attack
After an ISIL attacker killed four people in Vienna, authorities target mosques they believe threaten security. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austria orders closure of 'radical mosques', news agency APA says
Austria on Friday admitted "intolerable mistakes" in the handling of intelligence on the jihadist who killed four people in Vienna on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Europe, Calls Grow Louder for United Front Against 'Political Islam'
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is urging fellow European leaders to form a common front against what some leaders call “political... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Gets Shs33b Loan for Regional Cancer Centre in Gulu
[Monitor] Uganda government Friday signed a financing agreement worth Euro 7.5 million (about Shs33 billion) with Republic of Austria for the establishment of a regional Cancer centre in Gulu. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Descriptive kinematic analysis of the potentially tragic accident at the 2020 Austrian MotoGP Grand Prix using low-cost instruments: a brief report - Gervasi M, Gobbi E, Natalucci V, Amatori S, Perroni F.
BACKGROUND: During the first Austrian MotoGP Grand Prix of 2020, following a serious accident involving the riders J. Zarco and F. Morbidelli, Morbidelli's riderless bike cartwheeled across turn 3, narrowly missing V. Rossi and M. Vi ñales by just a few ce... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: England begins lockdown as Russia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland see record case rises
Latvia and Estonia also confirmrecord one-day infections;Cyprus introducesnight-time curfew; England ’slockdown beginsDenmark plans to cull 15m mink over Covid mutation fearsChina bans non-Chinese arrivals from UK as England enters lockdownUS sets record for daily new cases average one day after electionRussia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland see record daily casesUK coronavirus updates – live9.48amGMTThe patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church has been hospitalized after testing positive for the new coronavirus, days after leading prayers at a large public funeral for the head of the church in Montenegro, who di...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Archie Bland (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Europe UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Questions mount over tracking of Vienna attack gunman
Questions were mounting in Austria on Wednesday about how a convicted Islamic State sympathiser was able to carry out the deadly gun... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austrian police make more arrests as they probe Vienna attacker's connections
Police investigating the deadly terror attack in Vienna have arrested two men from the shooter's hometown, Austrian public broadcaster... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swiss police arrest two 'friends' of main Vienna shooting suspect
Authorities also detain more than a dozen in Austria in manhunt for possible accomplices (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austrian police arrest 14 in manhunt after gunman's deadly rampage
Austrian police raided 18 properties and arrested 14 people in a massive manhunt on Tuesday for possible accomplices of a convicted... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austria terror attacker ‘pretended he had given up jihadism’
Kujtim Fejzulai deceived mentors in deradicalisation programme, minister says (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austrian minister says 'Islamist terrorist' carried out Vienna attack
Austrian Interior Minister Karl Nehammer described the assailant killed by police in an attack in central Vienna on Monday as an... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vienna shooting near synagogue: Live updates
At least one person is dead and several are injured in Vienna, Austria, after multiple gunmen opened fire on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vienna Shooting Attack: Live Updates
The Austrian leader described the gunmen as terrorists, but no motive has emerged. At least one attacker was still at large. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vienna shooting: Austrian police rush amid incident near synagogue
POLICE in Austria have rushed to a synagogue in the capital Vienna after reports of a shooting. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evolution of public beliefs about schizophrenia and attitudes towards those afflicted in Austria over two decades - Angermeyer MC, Grausgruber A, Hackl E, Moosbrugger R, Prandner D.
PURPOSE: In the recent years, it was possible to observe two trends: First, there has been a trend to greater mental health literacy, in particular towards a biological model of schizophrenia. Secondly, an increase in public acceptance of professional help... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Child murder in the Early Bronze Age: proteomic sex identification of a cold case from Schleinbach, Austria - Rebay-Salisbury K, Janker L, Pany-Kucera D, Schuster D, Spannagl-Steiner M, Waltenberger L, Salisbury RB, Kanz F.
The identification of sex-specific peptides in human tooth enamel by nanoflow liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (nanoLC-MS/MS) represents a quantum leap for the study of childhood and social relations more generally. Determining sex-related di... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Unconditional job guarantee to be trialled in Austria, in world first
Pilot designed by Oxford University economists (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane COVID-19 Podcasts
Each Cochrane podcast offers a short summary of a recent Cochrane review from the authors themselves. They allow everyone from healthcare professionals to patients and families to hear the latest Cochrane evidence in under five minutes.  Cochrane is preparing a series of reviews to help decision makers with their response to COVID-19.  Cochrane COVID-19 podcasts offer a quick and easy way to keep up with the latest evidence from the Cochrane Library.  Do blood thinners prevent people who are hospitalised with COVID-19 from developing blood clots?In October 2020, we published the findings on the effects of an...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news