Belgium OKs 4th vaccine shot for immunocompromised people
Belgium’s health ministers have approved a recommendation to use a fourth dose of coronavirus vaccine to better protect people with a weakened immune system against the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Psychiatric euthanasia, suicide and the role of gender - Nicolini ME, Gastmans C, Kim SYH.
The preponderance of women among persons who request and receive euthanasia and assisted suicide based on a psychiatric condition, as shown by data from The Netherlands and Belgium, is virtually unexplored. We provide a critical discussion of this gender g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Belgian police fire water cannon, tear gas during COVID curbs protest
Tens of thousands of people protested in Brussels on Sunday against COVID-19 restrictions, some clashing with police who fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse them near the European... #tensofthousands #europeancommission #policefirewatercannon #belgian #watercannon (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

19-year-old lands in Belgium, becoming youngest woman to fly solo around the world
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Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Egypt: Egypt, Belgium Hold Talks to Boost Joint Cooperation in Health Sector
[Egypt Online] Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Acting Health Minister Khaled Abdel Ghaffar has held talks with Ambassador of Belgium in Cairo Francois Cornet d'Elzius on means of boosting joint cooperation in the health sector. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 19, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Home Oncology Care Is Safe, Gets High Marks From Patients Home Oncology Care Is Safe, Gets High Marks From Patients
Researchers in Belgium reported that shifting some oncology care into the home provides a high-quality alternative to outpatient care, and many patients say they prefer it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Endomina(R) System, a New Suturing Tool for Use by Gastroenterologists Receives FDA Clearance
Endo Tools Therapeutics proprietary platform offers competitive technology designed to enable less invasive procedures GOSSELIES, Belgium, Jan. 18, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Endo Tools Therapeutics (ETT), developers of advanced ... Devices, Gastroenterology, FDA Endo Tools Therapeutics, endomina (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Monkey business: Antwerp zoo put kids at ease for virus jab
The Belgian city of Antwerp has put its faith in monkey business to put kids at ease for their first COVID-19 jab (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Craft Original Jokes —And That’s No Laughing Matter
Don’t you hate it,” says Jon the Robot, gesturing with tiny articulated arms at an expectant crowd, “when you’re trying to solve inverse kinematics equations to pick up a cup and then you get ‘Error 453, no solution found’?” The crowd laughs. “Don’t you hate that?” An experiment billed as a comedy act, Jon is the brainchild of Naomi Fitter, an assistant professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University. The tiny android performs when a handler (who must also hold the mic) presses a button, then tells the sam...
Source: TIME: Science - January 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Corinne Purtill Tags: Uncategorized Artificial Intelligence freelance healthscienceclimate TIME 2030 Source Type: news

German optimism over Omicron as Europe dampens new year revelry
Covid expert hopeful for ‘relatively normal’ winter 2022 but prevalence limits celebrations across continentCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGermany ’s leading coronavirus expert has expressed optimism that his country could expect a “relatively normal” winter in 2022 as Europe prepared to ring in the new year in muted fashion, with many countries limiting celebrations.As the highly transmissible Omicron variant fuels a record-breaking surge in Covid infections across the continent, many governments have curtailed mass public gatherings and either closed or imp...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Philip Oltermann in Berlin and Jon Henley in Paris Tags: Coronavirus Germany Omicron variant Europe Infectious diseases Science France Austria Belgium Netherlands Greece Israel New year Source Type: news

Primaeam Solutions has tied up with Belgium-based Materialise for Innovation & Incubation Centre for Healthcare
The 10,000 sq. ft. centre, which came at an investment of Rs 20 crore, will allow the company to develop its position as a technology leader in additive manufacturing service bureau with technologies such as Electron Beam Melting (EBM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLM), Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Stereolithography (SLA), Multi Jet Fusion (MJF), and Continuous Filament Fabrication with Fiber reinforcement (CFF). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - December 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Happiness and suicide in European nations - Lester D.
For 16 European nations, a measure of happiness from a social survey was not associated with either national male or female suicide rates. The nations in the sample were Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Norw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Live updates: Belgian culture centers appeal against closure
Representatives of Belgian actors, performers and cinema operators have launched an appeal against the government’s decision to close movie theaters and other cultural centers over concerns about the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Lowering the legal alcohol limit in Belgium: potential effects on the number of traffic victims - Moreau N, Martensen H, Daniels S.
BACKGROUND: Since 1994, the legal limit of Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is 0.5  g/L for the general drivers' population in Belgium. Since 2015, this limit has been lowered to 0.2 g/L for professional drivers. So far, no specific limitation has been a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

'I always considered I needed injury prevention to become an elite athlete': the road to the Olympics from the athlete and staff perspective - Bonell Monson ís O, Verhagen E, Kaux JF, Bolling C.
In this study, we explored the perspectives about sports injury prevention of Belgium Olympic level athletes, coaches, managers and healthcare providers from various Olympic sports. We conducted a qualitative study, including 17 semistructured interviews. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Belgium to tighten COVID rules to counter rise of omicron
Belgium has decided to further tighten restrictions in anticipation of the surging omicron variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thousands in Brussels protest against COVID restrictions
Thousands of peaceful protesters have demonstrated in central Brussels for a third time against reinforced COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter a spike in infections and the emergence of the worrying omicron variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

US' Perfect, Belgian firm Tessenderlo among 5 in race to buy Sterling Biotech
Sterling Biotech operates two manufacturing facilities in Gujarat and one in Tamil Nadu. Its consolidated revenue for FY20 and FY 21 were ₹345.69 crore and ₹347.44 crore, respectively. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - December 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Analysis of ergonomic occupational accidents and near misses in a large Belgian university hospital - Fraeyman N, De Bacquer D, Clays E, Fiers T, Godderis L, Verhaeghe R, Viaene L, Mortier E.
INTRODUCTION: Health-care organizations are facing a high burden of ergonomic occupational accidents, and prevention is a continuous point of interest. In this manuscript, we describe the characteristics of ergonomic accidents in a large Belgian university... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Belgian health workers rally to oppose mandatory vaccines
Thousands of Belgian health care workers have rallied in Brussels to voice their opposition to mandatory COVID-19 vaccines and to demand better working condition as a surge in new virus cases weighs heavily on hospitals (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Runny-nosed hippos test positive for Covid-19 in Belgium
Two hippos at a zoo in Antwerp, Belgium, have tested positive for Covid-19, in what is believed to be the first such infection reported in the species. #antwerp (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Protesters against vaccine mandate in Belgium clash with police
Protest in Belgian capital turns violent as thousands turn up to denounce measures aimed at halting COVID spread. #belgian #policeprotest #protesters (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgian police use water, tear gas on COVID-19 protesters
Belgian police used water cannon and tear gas to disperse some rowdy protesters. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Two hippos test positive for Covid at Antwerp zoo
Staff at zoo in Belgium investigating cause of infections, which could be first reported cases in speciesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTwo hippos at Antwerp zoo in Belgium have tested positive for Covid-19 in what could be the first reported cases in the species, staff said.Imani, aged 14, and Hermien, 41, have no symptoms apart from runny noses, but the zoo said they had been put in quarantine as a precaution.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Reuters Tags: Coronavirus Belgium Europe Infectious diseases Microbiology Science World news Zoos Wildlife Source Type: news

Belgian zoo says its 2 very runny-nosed hippos have COVID-19
A Belgian zoo says that a pair of hippopotamuses in its care have been placed in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Belgium tightens virus rules again as hospitals suffer
Belgium's prime minister says the country must tighten its coronavirus restrictions again as a surge in cases weighs heavily on health services (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Belgium to reinforce measures to contain pandemic on Friday
The Belgian government has vowed to reinforce measures to contain the coronavirus even more with fresh measures to be decided Friday, possibly including more school closures and further reducing opening times of bars and restaurants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Qaelum, Ulrich partner on contrast dose management
Imaging software developer Qaelum plans to combine its contrast dose managemen...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Qaelum launches enterprise protocol module of Dose Qaelum signs distribution contract for Japanese market Size matters: Belgians scoop ECR 2018 prize for dose study Qaelum, Virtual Phantoms ink partnership (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Janssen Seeks Approval of IMBRUVICA ®(ibrutinib) in a Fixed-Duration Regimen for Patients with Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL)
BEERSE, BELGIUM, 30 November 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the submission of a Type II variation application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking approval of a new treatment option for IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) as a fixed-duration combination with venetoclax (I+V) for adult patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL)."Ibrutinib was the first approved Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor and over the past seven years has become a key treatment for CLL and some other B-cell malignancies, treating more than 250,000 pati...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 30, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Covid-19: how worried should we be about Omicron? | podcast
Last week, a new variant of Covid-19 was detected by scientists in South Africa. Since then, additional caseshave been reported beyond southern Africa, including Belgium, Canada, Israel, Australia and the UK. And with the WHO warning that the Omicron variantposes a very high global risk, scientists around the world are scrambling to uncover clues about its transmissibility and how effective the current coronavirus vaccines will be against it.To find out what we do know about Omicron and what it could mean for the coming weeks and months, Madeleine Finlay spoke to the Guardian ’s science editor, Ian Sample.Archive: BB...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 30, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented and produced by Madeleine Finlay with Ian Sample and Anand Jagatia Tags: Coronavirus South Africa Infectious diseases Science World news Medical research Source Type: news

Early action against Omicron is imperative to avoid devastating consequences | Ewan Birney
Scientists have sprung into action to identify the new Covid variant. We don ’t yet know if it is a major threat - but we should not take any chancesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt wasonly a matter of time before a new Sars-CoV-2 variant of concern emerged, requiring an urgent global response. It would seem thatthe Omicron variant, identified by scientists across Africa, including the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), poses the next major threat in the course of the pandemic. Early evidence from their genomic surveillance suggests that this new variant isa serio...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ewan Birney Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

US to restrict travel from southern Africa over Omicron Covid variant fears
WHO names variant found in Belgium and Israel OmicronWhite House adviser Fauci: no indication variant is in USBioNTech says vaccine can be tweaked in 100 days if neededJoe Biden ’s chief medical adviser, Anthony Fauci, said on Friday there was “no indication” the new “Omicron” coronavirus variant discovered in southern Africa had reached the US.Nonetheless, the the Biden administration said it would restrict travel from South Africa and seven other countries in southern Africa, starting on Monday.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Victoria Bekiempis and Martin Pengelly in New York Tags: Biden administration Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Science US news US domestic policy US foreign policy Air transport South Africa Source Type: news

Covid super-mutant fears spread across Europe: Belgium has two confirmed cases
Restrictions will apply to Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, European Commission spokesperson Eric Mamer said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Omicron Covid-19 Coronavirus Variant Leads U.S., Others To Impose Travel Restrictions
The Omicron variant has already been detected among people in Hong Kong, Belgium, and Israel who had recently traveled in different parts of Africa. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Lifestyle /lifestyle Travel /travel business pharma Source Type: news

What We Know So Far About the New Variant of COVID-19 Raising Alarms Globally
A new variant of SARS-CoV-2 first reported in South Africa is raising alarms for health officials around the world, leading to fresh travel restrictions amid fears it could be resistant to existing vaccines. Researchers in South Africa conducting genetic analysis of COVID-19 virus cases determined that a new variant, B.1.1.529, had been found in cases in South Africa, Botswana, and a traveler who had traveled from South Africa to Hong Kong, the country’s health minister announced on Nov. 25. The following day, Belgian health officials reported the first case of the new variant discovered in Europe. That same day, the...
Source: TIME: Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Belgium confirms case of new, heavily mutated Covid variant
Belgium has confirmed a case of the new, heavily mutated variant of the virus that causes Covid-19, according to one of the country's leading virologists. #virologists (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austria ’s Plan to Make COVID-19 Vaccines Compulsory Is Dividing Citizens — and Experts
Grappling with Europe’s punishing fourth wave of COVID-19, Austria’s government took bold steps to combat the spread of the disease on Friday — not merely sending the country back into lockdown for three weeks, but also announcing the first national COVID-19 vaccine mandate in the western world. Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg says the mandate, due to enter into force on Feb. 1, is needed to boost a stagnant vaccination campaign. Just over 69% of eligible people have received at least one dose, languishing about ten percentage points behind other wealthy western European countries. Authorities blame tha...
Source: TIME: Health - November 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized Austria COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Londontime Source Type: news

Almost 100 Million Doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine to be Donated to Lower Income Countries Through COVAX
Johnson & Johnson (the Company) welcomes the decision of EU Member States along with Norway and Iceland (Team Europe) to donate almost 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX Facility. As a practical rapid response to the urgent need to scale up equitable access to vaccines, these doses will be utilized to help protect individuals in lower-income countries. Supported by the European Commission, Team Europe are providing these doses under an agreement signed recently by the Government of Belgium (acting on behalf of Team Europe), Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) and Johnson & Johnson. The agreem...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - November 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Tens of thousands protest Belgium's tighter COVID-19 rules
Ten of thousands of people have marched through central Brussels to protest reinforced COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Belgian government to counter the latest spike in coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Thousands march in Brussels against Belgium's COVID measures
BRUSSELS — Ten of thousands of people marched through central Brussels on Sunday to protest against reinforced COVID-19 measures that the government has imposed to counter the latest spike in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eastern Europe is continent's excess deaths capital because of lagging Covid vaccine rollouts
While countries like the UK, Spain, Italy and Belgium bore the brunt of fatalities early in the pandemic, rates of deaths from all causes have slowly shifted East, ONS data shows. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgium announces new Covid restrictions, but prime minister vows to avoid lockdown
Belgium is toughening up social restrictions as Covid-19 cases surge, but Prime Minister Alexander de Croo tells CNBC the aim is still to keep society open. #primeminister #alexanderdecroo (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Flashing red': Belgium tightens rules amid COVID-19 surge
Belgium has extended the use of facemasks and mandatory remote work in an attempt to contain a new surge of COVID-19 cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Bird Flu Spreading: Here Are The Avian Influenza Outbreaks In Europe And Asia
Governments in Belgium, France, and the Netherlands have ordered poultry lockdowns. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Science /science business pharma Source Type: news

Belgium to make COVID-19 shots mandatory for health workers
Health workers in Belgium who don’t want to get vaccinated against COVID-19 will face losing their jobs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Belgium expedites decision on COVID-19 measures to Wednesday
Belgium’s government is bringing forward a meeting to decide on tighter measures to control the spread of COVID-19 amid a rapid increase in infections and hospital admissions in the nation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Older adults who experience their lives to be completed and no longer worth living: a systematic mini-review into used terminology, definitions, and interpretations - Appel JE, van Wijngaarden EJ.
In the Netherlands and in Belgium, a political debate emerged regarding the possibility of euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) for older adults who experience their lives as completed and no longer worth living, despite being relatively healthy. This min... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

New Belgium Brewing merges with Bell ’s Brewery to create one of the largest craft beer conglomerates in U.S
The parent company of New Belgium Brewing Co. has acquired Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery, merging two of the country’s pioneering craft breweries under one umbrella. #newbelgiumbrewing #bellsbrewery #parentcompany #craftbeerconglomerates #craftbreweries (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belgium plans COVID-19 booster shot for all
Belgian authorities say they have approved plans to have a COVID-19 booster shot for all who would want one (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drivers and barriers of households' carsharing decisions - Carmen R, Alaerts L, Bachus K, Chapman DA, Eyckmans J, Van Acker K, Van Ootegem L, Rousseau S.
Based on a survey of 2,106 individuals, this study aims to get a better understanding of the attitudes toward carsharing in Flanders, Belgium. Several drivers and barriers that influence household decisions to participate in a carsharing system are identif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Perception and Communication, Warnings, Operating Instructions Source Type: news