Russian scientist determined the normal content of boron in the human body
This study will provide a better understanding of the role that this important trace element plays in metabolism. The results of the work were presented in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Temporal trends in rainwater tank suicides in Rijeka, Croatia: a 30-year study - Feren čić A, Sosa I, Cuculic D, Stemberga V, Byard RW.
Although drowning in rainwater tanks is a generally rare phenomenon, this method for suicide has been observed in parts of Croatia. Review of autopsy records at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, was undertaken from 1987 to 2016 to examine this phenomenon.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news
Tooth Color as a Predictor of Oral Health-Related Quality of Life in Young Adults
AbstractPurposeSmiling plays an important role in social interaction. The purpose of this research was to explore the extent to which objective parameters of color of one's own teeth affected the social and emotional dimensions of young adults ’ lives.Materials and MethodsThe sample included 134 subjects —students of the University of Rijeka, Croatia (65% female) aged 19 to 28 years (median 21). All subjects had six intact maxillary anterior teeth without restorations or severe malocclusions and healthy gingiva with no signs of inflammation. Tooth color was assessed intraorally using a spectro photometer. Light...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 7, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news
A high-coverage Neandertal genome from Vindija Cave in Croatia
To date, the only Neandertal genome that has been sequenced to high quality is from an individual found in Southern Siberia. We sequenced the genome of a female Neandertal from ~50,000 years ago from Vindija Cave, Croatia, to ~30-fold genomic coverage. She carried 1.6 differences per 10,000 base pairs between the two copies of her genome, fewer than present-day humans, suggesting that Neandertal populations were of small size. Our analyses indicate that she was more closely related to the Neandertals that mixed with the ancestors of present-day humans living outside of sub-Saharan Africa than the previously sequenced Neand...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Prüfer, K., de Filippo, C., Grote, S., Mafessoni, F., Korlevic, P., Hajdinjak, M., Vernot, B., Skov, L., Hsieh, P., Peyregne, S., Reher, D., Hopfe, C., Nagel, S., Maricic, T., Fu, Q., Theunert, C., Rogers, R., Skoglund, P., Chintalapati, M., Danne Tags: Anthropology, Genetics reports Source Type: news
FDA takes unprecedented step toward more efficient global pharmaceutical manufacturing inspections
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined the agency will recognize eight European drug regulatory authorities as capable of conducting inspections of manufacturing facilities that meet FDA requirements. The eight regulatory authorities found to be capable are those located in: Austria, Croatia, France, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 31, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news
Associations between Croatian adolescents' use of sexually explicit material and sexual behavior: does parental monitoring play a role? - Tomi ć I, Burić J, Stulhofer A.
The use of sexually explicit material (SEM) has become a part of adolescent sexual socialization, at least in the Western world. Adolescent and young people's SEM use has been associated with risky sexual behaviors, which has recently resulted in policy de... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Cochrane Croatia translates Special Collection on Breastfeeding
Every year World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated in Croatia, and to commemorate this year ’s theme ‘Sustaining breastfeeding together’,Cochrane Croatia took on the challenge of translating Cochrane ’sSpecial Collection on Breastfeeding. Volunteers from Cochrane Croatia and their partner organisation, Croatia Association of Lactation Consultants, translated all 19 Cochrane Plain Language Summaries in the ‘Enabling breastfeeding for mothers and babies’ Special Collection. This Cochrane Special Collection has been developed to bring the best available evidence on effective...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - October 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news
New research finds brain scan can identify early Alzheimer's disease
Researchers in New Mexico and Croatia have tested a non-invasive brain scanning technique known as magnetoencephalography, or MEG, as an early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Alzheimers Society)
Source: Alzheimers Society - October 4, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news
New test detects Alzheimer's before the disease's onset
A new study from the University of Zagreb in Croatia has revealed a way to test for Alzheimer's before patients begin noticing the effects of it. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer's. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Internet addiction and mental health status of adolescents in Croatia and Germany - Karacic S, Oreskovi ć S.
BACKGROUND: The research examines the influence of internet addiction of adolescents in Croatia and Germany and its impact on the subjective feeling of health status. The purpose of this paper is also to give insight into how the Internet addiction which i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
More than 1300 people from 75 countries gathered for the first ever Global Evidence Summit
We hope you enjoyed the Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town. Your feedback is important, please fill in our short survey on your experiences of the event here: surveymonkey.com/r/GESummitThe Global Evidence Summit was the first time that Cochrane, The Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna Briggs Institute have joined forces to create this premiere event in evidence-based policy.The theme of the Summit was‘Using evidence. Improving lives’ and aimed to advan...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 27, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news
Media violence and other aggression risk factors in seven nations - Anderson CA, Suzuki K, Swing EL, Groves CL, Gentile DA, Prot S, Lam CP, Sakamoto A, Horiuchi Y, Krah é B, Jelić M, Liuqing W, Toma R, Warburton WA, Zhang XM, Tajima S, Qing F, Petrescu P.
Cultural generality versus specificity of media violence effects on aggression was examined in seven countries (Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Romania, the United States). Participants reported aggressive behaviors, media use habits, and severa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news
Massimo Calabresi and Alex Altman Chosen to Lead TIME Washington Bureau
The following note was sent by TIME Editor Edward Felsenthal to staff Monday. Team TIME: In a summer that has seen 9 million people come to TIME in a single day for an eclipse and, in Firsts, some of the most ambitious enterprise we’ve ever done, we have also been continually reminded that our coverage of the nation’s capital is in so many ways the engine of our journalism. And so I am delighted to announce some important new roles in our Washington Bureau: Massimo Calabresi, one of the best-sourced and steadiest hands in our business, becomes TIME’s Washington Bureau Chief. Deputy Bureau Chief Alex Altma...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized Journalism TIME washington Source Type: news
Child injuries in Croatia - significant public health issue (Safety-2016 abstract #402) - Bilos IB, Radic MS, Kralj V, Ćorić T.
Background Injuries are the leading cause of death among children in Croatia. In recent decades, the work on monitoring and prevention of injuries has intensified, which led to a reduction of child mortality caused by injuries. Methods The data used in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
4th ESCMID Conference on Vaccines: New and old diseases in children and adults; unmet needs
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Registration is open for the 4th ESCMID Conference on Vaccines. New and old diseases in children and adults: unmet needs in Dubrovnik, Croatia, Sept. 8-10, 2017. The conference, organized by the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID), brings together about 40 internationally renowned experts who will debate the most recent data and approaches that will protect generations to come from vaccine-preventable diseases. Registration for bona fide journalists is free. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
Global Prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder 7.7 per 1,000
Highest prevalence of FASD among children seen in South Africa, Croatia, Ireland (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 22, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
'They accused me of strangling her:' epilepsy and violence debate in Croatia at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries - Kuhar M, Fatovic-Ferencic S.
Nineteenth-century psychiatry shifted its focus to the brain as the seat of mental disorders. With a new understanding of mental disorders arose the need to consult forensic psychiatrists in cases of criminal acts committed by persons with mental illness. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
Introducing experiment in pedestrian behaviour and risk perception study at urban level crossing - Bari ć D, Pilko H, Starčević M.
Given the high risk of severe accidents at level crossings (LCs), this study examined legal and illegal crossings by pedestrians and cyclists at a high-traffic LC in Zagreb, Croatia. Survey data and field observations were collected to identify reasons for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
Croatia man who looks like a child finds fame on GOT
Tomislav Jurcec, from Zagreb, looks at least a decade younger than his actual age - which he can prove comical when trying to buy cigarettes, he said. It is due to a fault in his pituitary gland in his brain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A double Cochrane celebration in Croatia
A double celebration of Cochrane was organized this year in Croatia where, apart from the annualCroatian Cochrane Symposium, held at the University of Split School of Medicine (UoSSoM) from 9th -10th June,a celebration of Cochrane Croatia ’s independent Centre status was held on 8th June to a large crowd of Cochrane supporters, including government officials, health professionals, and students.On behalf of Cochrane Croatia ’s host institution, Prof. Zoran Đogaš, the Dean of the University of Split School of Medicine, gave the opening address at the Centre celebration, expressing his support of Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 21, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: nowens at cochrane.org Source Type: news
Cochrane Croatia recognized for success in promoting best available health information
Cochrane is delighted to announce thatCochrane Croatia has been recognized for its outstanding achievements in promoting evidence-based decision-making in health care by being awarded full, independent Centre status.The Centre consists of longstanding, dedicated Cochrane enthusiasts located at the University of Split School of Medicine, where it is part of the Croatian Centre for Global Health.Cochrane Croatia will continue to promote evidence-based decision making in health care in Croatia and the region by supporting and training new authors of Cochrane Reviews, as well as working with clinicians, professional associatio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 7, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news
Victimization and HIV risks among Croatian female sex workers: exploring the mediation role of depressiveness and the moderation role of social support - Stulhofer A, Sinković M, Božić J, Baćak V.
To assess the association between victimization and HIV vulnerability among Croatian female sex workers (FSWs), a survey involving 157 FSWs recruited from Croatia's two largest urban areas was conducted in 2014. A majority of participants reported direct a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news
Child abuse and neglect: Croatian dental practitioners' experience and knowledge - Buljan Flander G, Tarabić BN, Cukovic-Bagic I.
The aim of this study was to assess the experience and knowledge regarding child abuse and neglect (CAN) amongst the Croatian dental practitioners. Self-administered, structured questionnaire was posted to 500 Croatian dental... Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Refugee crisis: Up to 3,000 people stranded at the border between Serbia and Croatia without shelter
More than 3,000 people are stranded in no man’s land between the Serbian and Croatian border with no access to shelter or hygiene facilities. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - October 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nick Source Type: news
Croatian brothers showcase physiques formed by just 20 minutes of working out a WEEK
Zoran and Goran Tot, who were born in Croatia and now reside in Acton, London, are being dubbed ‘The Totties’ for their incredible physiques. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Croatian island fires causing summer havoc
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Firefighters in Croatia have been on high alert during this current fire season. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Urban and rural fitness level: comparison between italian and croatian students - Lovecchio N, Novak D, Eid L, Casolo F, Podnar H.
The goal of this study was to investigate the differences in physical fitness in relation to urban or rural living environment and between two countries: Italy and Croatia. Over 14,000 students were tested during physical education (PE) lessons. Croatian s... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Croatian skeleton 'disproves' theory syphilis arrived aboard Christopher Columbus's ship
Scientists at the University of Split in Croatia claim the discovery of a skeleton with signs of syphilis dating from the Roman era is proof the disease pre-dates Columbus' return to Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Croatia: health system review.
Authors: Džakula A, Sagan A, Pavić N, Lonćčarek K, Sekelj-Kauzlarić K Abstract Croatia is a small central European country on the Balkan peninsula, with a population of approximately 4.3 million and a gross domestic product (GDP) of 62% of the European Union (EU) average (expressed in purchasing power parity; PPP) in 2012. On 1 July 2013, Croatia became the 28th Member State of the EU. Life expectancy at birth has been increasing steadily in Croatia (with a small decline in the years following the 1991 to 1995 War of Independence) but is still lower than the EU average. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in ...
Source: Health systems in transition - November 11, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news
Railway medical hygiene and health protection system in Croatia between 1945 and 1953 - Lajnert S.
This paper describes the system of medical hygiene and health care adopted by the Croatian section of Yugoslav Railways in the aftermath of World War Two until 1953, based on archival information. In 1945, the human resources section of the Railway Adminis... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news
Croatian Translation of Testing Treatments published on 17 March, 2014
On March 17, 2014 the Croatian version of the book Testing Treatments was launched in Split, Croatia. External link for more information: http://www.testingtreatments.org read more (Source: The Cochrane Collaboration - Current news at The Cochrane Collaboration)
Source: The Cochrane Collaboration - Current news at The Cochrane Collaboration - April 14, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Caroline Mavergames Tags: Authors Current news Centres Cochrane contributors Consumer Network Evidence-based health care Fields Review groups & Events Source Type: news
Africa: Croatian Vaccine Manufacturer Faces Uncertain Future
[SciDev.Net]The future of Croatia's Institute of Immunology, which made and exported various vaccines to the developing world, has been questioned by a series of recent events. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 11, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news
The use of assessment tools in a sample of Croatian professional fire-fighters - Poplašen D, Marcinko D, Ulovec Z, Brumen V, Verzak Z, Kratohvil M.
This article aims at testing of psychometric characteristics of the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and the Defense Style Questionnaire - 40 (DSQ-40) in a sample of Croatian professional fire-fighters, so as to justify their use in Occupational... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
The history of Croatian Trauma Society - a brief overview - Bakota B, Vlahovic T, Staresinic M, Dobric I, Civaric T.
This article represents a brief overview from the times when it was founded, June 30, 1961, until the present time. It tells us about the idea how, where and when the "Section for Trauma... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
A plea for Croatian trauma system - Antoljak T, Dobric I, Bakota B, Zigman T, Rajacic D, Ehrenfreund T.
This paper provides an insight into Croatian health system with special focus on trauma care. The current situation is explained from a domestic point of view, but an independent review by foreign observers is also included. Fragmented approach to the trea... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 5, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news
Access Cochrane abstracts and Plain Language Summaries in Croatian, French, Portuguese and Spanish
Translations in French and Spanish have been available on The Cochrane Library and on Cochrane Summaries for a while, and more recently Croatian and Portuguese have been added. People who wish to search or browse in their own language can do so on Cochrane Summaries - check it out and help us spread the word! More languages are coming soon.French - Français (http://summaries.cochrane.org/fr)provided by the French Cochrane Centre External link for more information: http://summaries.cochrane.org/ Contributor's Information Contributor's name: ...
Source: The Cochrane Collaboration - Current news at The Cochrane Collaboration - August 21, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nancy Owens Tags: Current news Cochrane Reviews Consumer Network Evidence-based health care Websites & Events Source Type: news
Patterns of game animal attacks on hunters in Croatia over a 13-year period - Sprem N, Skavić P, Krupec I, Budor I.
Hunter-game animal conflicts are occasionally reported from various parts of the world. This case series comprises all 7 game animal attacks on hunters reported to the Croatian Hunting Association over a period of 13 years (1999-2011), covering the entire ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news
Alcohol-related road traffic accidents before and after the passing of the Road Traffic Safety Act in Croatia - Missoni E, Bozić B, Missoni I.
The aim of this study was to gather enough data in order to formulate theory- and research-based recommendations to policy makers with the intention of decreasing the number of alcohol-related accidents and victims on Croatian roads. The data on the injure... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 15, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news