Perpetration of dating violence among Belgian youth: impulsivity, verbal skills, and empathy as risk and protective factors? - Glowacz F, Courtain A.
We examined facets of empat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

UK to face delay in delivery of Pfizer Covid vaccine
In a letter to the EU commission health and social affairs ministers of six states called the situation ‘unacceptable’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK is among several countries facing delays in delivery of thePfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine due to upgrades in its production capacity, the company has said.The US pharmaceutical firm is increasing production at its plant in Puurs, Belgium, in an effort to produce more doses than originally planned for 2021, temporarily reducing deliveries to all European countries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah and agency Tags: Coronavirus UK news Pfizer AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals industry Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Is THIS what causes IBS? Food poisoning can trigger an 'allergy' - and antihistamines can stop pain 
A new study from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, in Belgium, found that IBS can be triggered like an 'allergy,' releasing a compound called histamine that causes abdominal pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Interim Phase 1/2a Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
January 13, 2021 -- Interim Phase 1/2a data were published today in the New England Journal of Medicine demonstrating that the Company’s single-dose investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate (JNJ-78436735) – being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson – provided an immune response that lasted for at least 71 days, the duration of time measured in this study in participants aged 18-55 years. A preview of part of these interim data was posted on medRxiv in September 2020.The Phase 1/2a interim analysis showed that the Company’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate induced a...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Increased COVID-19 death risk associated with vitamin D deficiency
A Belgian study, published in theAmerican Journal of Clinical Pathology, reports that patients hospitalised for COVID-19 with vitamin D deficiency were much more likely to die during the first wave of the pandemic.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 13, 2021 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Belgian high schoolers demand to get back in-person learning
A late-stage side effect of the coronavirus pandemic has turned up in Belgium, where a group of teenagers begged to be allowed to go back to school (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Disentangling depression in Belgian higher education students amidst the first COVID-19 lockdown (April-May 2020) - De Man J, Buffel V, Van de Velde S, Bracke P, Van Hal GF, Wouters E.
BACKGROUND: The surge of COVID-19 infections has prompted many countries to take unprecedented policy measures. In Belgium, the authorities implemented a nation-wide stay-at-home order for several months. Evidence of the mental health effect of such meas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

The potential role of network-oriented interventions for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence among asylum seekers in Belgium - Ogbe E, Jbour A, Rahbari L, Unnithan M, Degomme O.
BACKGROUND: Social support and social network members have been identified as an important factor in mitigating the effects of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) and improving the coping process for many survivors. Network oriented strategies have b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk related to spread of new SARSCoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA, ECDC
New variants of current concern: The United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in the South-East, the East and the London area, which is associated with the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01. As of 26 December 2020, more than 3 000 cases of this new variant, confirmed by genome sequencing, have been reported from the UK. An increasing proportion of cases in the South East, the East and the London area are due to this variant, but cases have also been identified in other parts of the UK. Although it was first reported in early December, the initial cases were retrospectively id...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's Calabasas Home May Cause a Major Settlement Conflict if Couple Divorces
The couple worked with Belgian designer Axel Vervoordt to create this minimalist masterpiece. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

26 Belgian retirees die after visit by volunteer Santa Claus who tested positive for COVID
26 residents have died since the visit, and 85 more have tested positive for the coronavirus, along with 40 staff. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgian St. Nick party for elderly leads to 27 virus deaths
Authorities in Belgium say a 27th elderly person has died in an outbreak at a nursing home from a super-spreading St. Nick party last month but hope the situation is finally under control (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

26 Belgian retirees die after visit by volunteer Santa Claus who tested positive for COVID
26 residents have died since the visit, and 85 more have tested positive for the coronavirus, along with 40 staff. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus outbreak at Belgian retirement home after Santa visit kills more than two dozen: report
Dozens of residents at a Belgian retirement home have reportedly died of coronavirus since a volunteer Santa Claus who visited the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Approval May Be the Most Globally Important Yet
The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca wasn’t the first to be OK’d by regulators in the U.K.—health officials authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech jab nearly four weeks earlier. And it’s not the most effective—Stage 3 clinical trials suggest it prevents COVID-19 symptoms about 70% of the time vs. about 95% for the Pfizer vaccine and a similar one from Moderna (which is authorized in the U.S., but not the U.K.). But the greenlight from the British Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency on Wednesday could be a big step toward bringing the COVID-19 pande...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer overnight Source Type: news

Tragedy in Belgium as 18 die at nursing home after visit by corona-infected Santa
Almost 160 people linked to a care home in Belgium may have been infected with Covid-19, with 18 succumbing to the disease, after a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Saint Nicholas nursing home visit results in death of 18 residents
The death toll continues to grow in the Hemelrijck nursing home in Mol, a town 50 km east of Antwerp in Belgium, following the visit of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: 60% of Belgians want vaccine shot right away
With Belgium gearing up to begin vaccinations on Monday, the country's health authorities say that 60% of people want to be inoculated as soon as the shots become available (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Rapid increase of a SARS-CoV-2 variant with multiple spike protein mutations observed in the United Kingdom, ECDC
Summary: Over the last few weeks, the United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in South East England, leading to enhanced epidemiological and virological investigations. Analysis of viral genome sequence data identified a large proportion of cases belonged to a new single phylogenet ic cluster. The new variant is defined by multiple spike protein mutations (deletion 69-70, deletion 144, N501Y, A570D, D614G, P681H, T716I, S982A, D1118H) present as well as mutations in other genomic regions. While it is known and expected that viruses constantly change through mutation leading to the emergence of ne...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acquired capability for suicide among Belgian and Australian university students: Psychometric properties of the German Capability for Suicide questionnaire and a test of the interpersonal theory of suicide - Preece D, Kiekens G, Boyes M, Mortier P, Nock M, Kessler R, Bruffaerts R, Hasking P.
OBJECTIVE: The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide (IPTS) posits fearlessness of death and pain tolerance as two components of suicide capability. The German Capability for Suicide Questionnaire (GCSQ) is the first measure of both these components, but few dat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Australian health officials cast doubt on claim new UK Covid strain more infectious
Minister Greg Hunt says Australia will not ban flights from UK because it has mandatory 14-day hotel quarantineCases of a Covid-19 strain that hasplunged the UK into chaos have been detected in small numbers in Australia, but the federal health minister, Greg Hunt, has said there are no plans to follow other countries in halting flights from the UK.On Sunday the UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, said there was “no evidence” the strain caused more severe illness or higher mortality, but “it does appear to be passed on significantly more easily”. It prompted some European countries, including Ireland,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Australia news UK news Health Medical research Source Type: news

Several countries ban travel to the U.K. due to new coronavirus strain
At least six European countries have said flights will cease — if they haven't already — while France and Belgium have also banned train travel. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: Ireland bringing in restrictions on UK flights and ferries as other European countries suspend travel
Ireland brings in restrictions asItaly, Belgium and Netherlands stop UK travel;Cases of new strain reported outside UK, says WHOBelgium, Italy and Netherlands ban flights from UK over new Covid strainNew restrictions in place for greater Sydney4.53pmGMTItaly has reported 352 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, down from yesterdays 553, the health ministry has said. The daily tally of new infections has also decreased to 15,104 from 16,308.Patients in hospital stood at 25,158 on Sunday, down by 206 compared to Saturday ’s figures and hospital admissions to intensive care units were recorded at 121, down from 160 yes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Edna Mohamed(now) Ben Quinn and Caroline Davies (earlier), Helen Davidson and Calla Wahlquist (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Australia news UK news US news Asia Pacific 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

Plan B(ruxellles): Belgian intelligence and the terrorist attacks of 2015-16 - Lasoen KL.
This essay uses the official reports as well as sources from the intelligence services to provide a clearer picture of the working circumstances of the Belgian intelligence and security services and the pressure they were under to deal with the challenges ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2-Exposed Donor Lungs Transplanted Successfully SARS-CoV-2-Exposed Donor Lungs Transplanted Successfully
A team from Belgium has reported a successful double-lung transplant from a donor previously infected with SARS-CoV-2.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

75 infected with COVID-19 after Santa visits nursing home in Belgium
Santa Claus spread more than good cheer at a nursing home in Belgium — with his visit leaving at least 75 people infected with COVID-19,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer Covid vaccine to be produced at Massachusetts manufacturing site
After receiving emergency authorization from the Food and Drug Administration for its Covid-19 vaccine, Pfizer plans to produce the vaccine at several locations across the world, including one in Massachusetts. A Pfizer manufacturing site in Andover will be among locations to produce the vaccine, along with sites in Saint Louis, Missouri, Kalamazoo, Michigan, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, and Puurs, Belgium, according to a statement from Pfizer. “Pfizer’s purpose is breakthroughs that change… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 14, 2020 Category: American Health Authors: Melissa Hanson Source Type: news

Four passengers threaten to blow up Belgian train unless ‘cancer Jews’ get off
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgium seeks to ease virus rules on religious services
Belgium's government is under pressure to change its restrictive rules on religious services during the coronavirus crisis after the highest court said the measures impede constitutional conditions on freedom of religion (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Four ERC Consolidator Grants for KU Leuven researchers
(KU Leuven) The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Consolidator Grants. Four KU Leuven researchers are among this year's recipients in Belgium: breast cancer researcher Christine Desmedt, computer scientist Tias Guns, chemical engineer Simon Kuhn, and psychiatrist Lukas Van Oudenhove. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - December 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cochrane Belgium vs. COVID-19: Rapid answers to primary care questions
Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, primary care doctors (general practitioners) and nurses had many questions.Cochrane Belgium wanted to create clear answers to primary care clinicians ’ most frequent questions about COVID-19, based on scientific evidence, making the answers relevant to Belgium. A university collected questions that were relevant to primary care in Belgium. Masters students studying medicine worked in pairs to draft answers in the Dutch language. Cochrane Belgium checked and validated each of these rapid answers to make sure they were accurate, consistent and evidence-based. They also developed cri...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 4, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Gavin Williamson: UK is 'a much better country than every single one of them'
Education secretary lauds vaccine rollout saying scientists in UK better than in France, Belgium or USCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has claimed the UK was the first country in the world to clinically approve a coronavirus vaccine because the country has “much better” scientists than France, Belgium or the US.Williamson said he was not surprised the UK was the first to roll out the immunisation because “we’re a much better country than every single one of them”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Josh Halliday Tags: Vaccines and immunisation Gavin Williamson Science Coronavirus UK news Health Infectious diseases Politics Source Type: news

KU Leuven vaccine candidate protects against COVID-19 and yellow fever
Virologists at the Rega Institute at KU Leuven (Belgium) have developed a vaccine candidate against COVID-19 based on the yellow fever vaccine, which as a result also works against yellow fever. Results published today in Nature show that the vaccine protects hamsters from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus after a single dose. The vaccine is also effective in monkeys. The team is currently preparing for clinical trials. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

The UK Just Approved the Pfizer Covid Vaccine. What Happens Next?
When early results from the final trials began to roll in, scientists were well prepared. Now, they face the logistical challenge of putting the vaccine to work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Benjamin Mueller Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Nursing Homes BioNTech SE Pfizer Inc National Health Service Belgium Great Britain European Medicines Agency Source Type: news

Non-essential shops reopen in Belgium as virus numbers drop
Non-essential shops in Belgium are reopening on Tuesday in the wake of encouraging figures about declining daily coronavirus infection rates and hospital admissions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

European colonization accelerated erosion tenfold
(Universit é catholique de Louvain) Rates of soil erosion and alluvium accumulation in North America accelerated 10-fold after Europeans colonized the continent, according to new research carried out by scientists from China, Belgium and USA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UN Special Session on COVID-19 Must Recognize Right to Health & Access to Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Riccardo PetrellaBRUSSELS, Nov 30 2020 (IPS) The holding of this Special Session (the 37th in the history of the UN) is of considerable importance. It is a unique opportunity to define and implement joint actions at the global level to fight the pandemic in order to ensure the right to life and health for all the inhabitants of the Earth. As the President of the UN General Assembly wrote in his letter of convocation: “Let us not forg...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Riccardo Petrella Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Avian Influenza, H5N8, Spreading Rapidly In Europe, What To Do About The Bird Flu
Multiple European countries, including Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, have already reported outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

First doses of Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has flown to US from Belgium: report
The first doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine candidate have been flown over to the U.S. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgium approves more money for care homes hit by pandemic
Belgium’s northern region of Flanders approved $680 million Tuesday to support staff at nursing home and welfare facilities that has come under intense pressure during the coronavirus crisis (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Tiny Belgium leads world in deaths per capita
Belgium leads the world with 129 deaths per 100,000 people, according to data by Johns Hopkins University (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Pfizer Says COVID-19 Vaccine 95% Effective In Final Trial Results
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Healthcare Status Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Coronavirus Vaccine Moderna Moderna Therapeutics Pfizer Source Type: news

Pfizer and BioNTech Will Seek FDA Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Within Days’
Pfizer and BioNTech expect to ask for emergency permission within a matter of days to start distributing their COVID-19 vaccine, the companies said Wednesday—as they released a trove of new data showing the vaccine is about 95% effective. A request to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which evaluates all new medications brought to market, would be a dramatic milestone. Public health experts view vaccination against COVID-19 as an important part of achieving herd immunity protection to slow and eventually control the pandemic. It would also be an important scientific milestone. If granted, the Pfizer and BioNTec...
Source: TIME: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News overnight Source Type: news

Pfizer Will Seek FDA Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine ‘Within Days’
Pfizer and BioNTech expect to ask for emergency permission within a matter of days to start distributing their COVID-19 vaccine, the companies said Wednesday—as they released a trove of new data showing the vaccine is about 95% effective. A request to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which evaluates all new medications brought to market, would be a dramatic milestone. Public health experts view vaccination against COVID-19 as an important part of achieving herd immunity protection to slow and eventually control the pandemic. It would also be an important scientific milestone. If granted, the Pfizer and BioNTec...
Source: TIME: Health - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News overnight Source Type: news

Cipla inks licensing deal with Belgium's MultiG for distribution of COVID-19 antibody test kit
"As part of this agreement, Cipla will be responsible for distribution of the COVID-19 rapid antibody kit that will be manufactured by MultiG" the company added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

iSTAR Medical's glaucoma device MINIject shows positive one-year results in European trial
Growing body of evidence confirms MINIject is safe and effective with results sustained over time WAVRE, Belgium, Nov. 16, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) --: iSTAR Medical, a medtech company developing minimally invasive ophthalmic impl... Devices, Ophthalmology iSTAR Medical, micro-invasive glaucoma surgery, MINIject, glaucoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Report: Belgium nursing homes failed patients amid pandemic
Amnesty International said Belgium authorities “abandoned” thousands of elderly people who died in nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic in a report Monday that described those actions as “human rights violations.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid: Romania's 'hero' doctor taken to Belgium for treatment for severe burns
Dr Catalin Denciu tried to save Covid-19 patients from a fire in a hospital intensive care unit. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news