Cyprus to return to lockdown conditions to stem virus spread
Cyprus is returning to lockdown mode for the remainder of the month after the country’s health minister conceded that a nightly curfew and other existing measures haven't been enough to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: 'Highly likely' BioNTech vaccine works against new variant; Taiwan confirms first local case since April
BioNTech ’s CEO says tests being run on mutant strain;US could require negative Covid-19 tests for passengers from BritainUS Congress passes $900bn Covid-19 aid billCovid cases recorded in Antarctica – reportsTaiwan confirms first local case in more than 250 daysBiden receives vaccine live on TV11.16amGMTThe UK ’s transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has reminded lorry drivers that a French travel ban remains in place in Dover.A reminder to all hauliers that the French have not re-opened the border to France. Please do not travel to Kent as you will be unable to cross and may become stuck for longer.11.11am...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Alexandra Topping (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news US news Europe South Africa Infectious diseases Science Australia news UK news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Time for total rethink on the management of alien species
(University of Plymouth) A new study led by the University of Plymouth and the Marine and Environmental Research (MER) Lab in Cyprus is calling for a complete rethink of how non-indigenous or alien species are considered in the future (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 26, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt reportedly applied to become a citizen of Cyprus
Obtaining citizenship from the nation would give Schmidt the ability to freely enter European Union and skirt some travel bans. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cyprus locks down southwest over surge in coronavirus cases
Cyprus has put its entire southwest under a strict 19-day lockdown, banning any non-essential movement of people and shuttering bars and restaurants after a string of escalating restrictions failed to curb a sharp increase in coronavirus infections (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health 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

In conversation with Wafa Tarnowska
Wafa’ Tarnowska was born in Lebanon and has lived and worked in Australia, India, Cyprus, Poland, the UK and Dubai. She is currently based in the UK dreaming of a hideaway in the land of Dante. In her work, Wafa’ strives to create a valuable bridge between East and West, helping to break down the stereotypical images people have of one another. In our conversation we talk about the shift towards the sacred feminine, corporate social responsibility, what we need versus what we want, and exploring our essential humanity. Listen to the interview https://healthyhappywoman.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Wafa-Tarno...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - October 26, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Podcast building bridges corporate social responsbility CSR divine feminine humanity Source Type: news

Virtual Reality health appointments can help patients address eating disorders
(University of Kent) Research from the University of Kent, the Research centre on Interactive Media, Smart systems and Emerging technologies -- RISE Ltd and the University of Cyprus has revealed that Virtual Reality (VR) technology can have significant impact on the validity of remote health appointments for those with eating disorders, through a process called Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

1 Million People Have Died of COVID-19. It ’s a Reminder That We Still Have So Much to Do
With an ever-climbing tally of COVID-19 infections, deaths, and calculations about how quickly the virus is spreading, the numbers can start to lose meaning. But one million is a resonant milestone. According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the world has now lost one million lives to the new coronavirus. It’s easy to draw analogies—one million people dying of COVID-19 would be the equivalent of just over the entire population of a country like Djibouti, or just under the populace of Cyprus. Perhaps more sobering would be to think of that number less as an entity and more in terms of the precio...
Source: TIME: Health - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News overnight UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Cyprus: Only handful of tourists showed COVID-19 symptoms
Cyprus is trying to salvage a dismal tourist season by touting that only five of the roughly 200,000 tourists that have spent their holidays on east Mediterranean island nation so far this summer have exhibited any COVID-19 symptoms (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Oxford vaccine trial on hold; new cases in Netherlands highest since April
Vaccine trial paused again; 1,140new cases in the Netherlands; climate change ‘unabated by lockdowns’; Czech Republicbattles surging spreadOxford vaccine trial put on hold due to adverse reaction in participantOxford vaccine trial pause - should we be worried?Silvio Berlusconi says he is fighting ‘hellish’ case of coronavirusTrump crowds eschew masks as president mocks social distancingUK coronavirus updates - live2.07pmBSTTurkish-occupiednorthern Cyprus has announced the temporary suspension of inbound flights due to a major rise in active coronavirus cases.The breakaway region, only recognised as ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique (now); Amy Walker and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Cyprus makes mask-wearing compulsory in large indoor spaces
Cyprus is making mask-wearing compulsory in all indoor areas where people gather in large numbers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Puts More Women and Girls in Danger from Abusers
By Mariana AndreuJuly 22, 2020Since COVID-19-related lockdowns began, gender-based violence (GBV) has increased globally.More women areconfined at home with their abusers, more are afraid to go to health facilities because of COVID-19, andfewer are able to report violence safely without their abusers knowing. In countries that have long had low rates of gender-based violence,reports of domestic violence have increased. France has seen a 30% increase, Argentina 25%, Cyprus 30%, and Singapore 33%. In Canada, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States, demands on domestic violence response, hotlines, and e...
Source: IntraHealth International - July 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: COVID-19 IntraHealth-UNC Summer Fellows Gender Equality Source Type: news

Cyprus: Virus-infected migrants may be crossing into south
Cyprus’ health minister says coronavirus-infected migrants could be seeping through the ethnically divided Mediterranean island nation’s porous ceasefire line (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Quarantine-free travel from UK to Cyprus to start Aug 1
Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced that travelers from the U.K. will be allowed entry into the east Mediterranean island nation next month without having to undergo a compulsory 14-day quarantine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Cyprus says no quarantine for UK visitors
Cyprus’ beleaguered tourism sector got some good news after the government announced that U.K. travelers will be allowed entry into the east Mediterranean island nation next month without a compulsory 14-day quarantine (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cyprus to start random virus testing at its airports
Cyprus government officials say random coronavirus tests will be carried out on a proportion of travelers arriving to the east Mediterranean island nation as an added layer of protection against the virus’ spread (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 can pass between people up to THREE FEET even with a mask
Researchers from the University of Nicosia in Cyprus examined the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus under different conditions as part of their new study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cyprus resumes commercial flights after ending 11-week ban
An Israeli airliner with 22 passengers aboard has become the first commercial flight to touch down in Cyprus after the east Mediterranean country reopened its airports following an 11-week ban aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Post-COVID recovery should lock in ocean sustainability, says Commonwealth Secretary-General
PRESS RELEASE  By External SourceJun 8 2020 (IPS-Partners) The Commonwealth Secretary-General is urging governments to ensure their countries’ post-COVID economic recoveries are environmentally sustainable and safe for the ocean. Forty-seven of the Commonwealth’s 54 member countries have a coastline while 25 are either small island developing states or ‘big ocean states’ relying heavily on the ocean for food and income. On World Oceans Day (8 June), Secretary-General Patricia Scotland calls on countries to reform development strategies in a way that supports vibrant and sustainable blue and g...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Environment Green Economy Health Source Type: news

Cyprus hastens lifting of most remaining virus restrictions
The government of Cyprus has accelerated the lifting of most of the country’s remaining coronavirus restrictions by three week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cyprus curtails use of chloroquine over side-effect concerns
Cyprus is advising doctors to curtail the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine on some coronavirus patients amid renewed concerns the drugs could trigger heart problems and put lives at risk (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cyprus pledges to cover costs for virus-hit tourists
Cyprus is pledging to cover all costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while on vacation in the east Mediterranean island nation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Cyprus to cover costs for infected tourists
Cyprus is pledging to cover costs for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus while vacationing in the east Mediterranean island nation (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Six feet may not be enough to stop the coronavirus from spreading
A new study from the University of Nicosia in Cyprus found that, in winds of just two miles per hour, saliva droplets from a person infected with coronavirus can travel 18 feet in just five seconds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cyprus backs voluntary tracking app use to halt virus spread
The government of Cyprus is encouraging the voluntary use of a locally developed cellphone application designed to locate people who may have come into contact with someone carrying the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cyprus unveils road map to easing coronavirus restrictions
Cyprus’ president has unveiled a roadmap for gradually lifting over the next month a strict, stay-at-home order that has helped contain the spread of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cyprus: 2nd cell phone antenna torched despite no 5G plans
Cyprus’ telecoms authority says arsonists have torched a second mobile telephone antenna despite government efforts to quell “groundless” fears that it’s installing a 5G antenna network (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Invasive lionfish likely to become permanent residents in the Mediterranean
(University of Plymouth) A team of international scientists has shown the species, first seen off the coast of Cyprus in 2012, is now thriving and well-established right across southern Europe (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cyprus police pepper spray protesters at shut crossing point
Cyprus riot police used pepper spray on Saturday to thwart Turkish Cypriot protesters trying to shove their way through a barricaded crossing point in the heart of the ethnically divided island nation's capital (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Protesters decry Cyprus crossing point closures over virus
Dozens of people have pushed aside police barriers to protest the closing of a crossing point in the capital of ethnically divided Cyprus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Spatio-temporal variability of desert dust storms in Eastern Mediterranean (Crete, Cyprus, Israel) between 2006 and 2017 using a uniform methodology - Achilleos S, Mouzourides P, Kalivitis N, Katra I, Kloog I, Kouis P, Middleton N, Mihalopoulos N, Neophytou M, Panayiotou A, Papatheodorou S, Savvides C, Tymvios F, Vasiliadou E, Yiallouros P, Koutrakis P.
The characteristics of desert dust storms (DDS) have been shown to change in response to climate change and land use. There is limited information on the frequency and intensity of DDS over the last decade at a regional scale in the Eastern Mediterranean. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Meet Tracey Morait – author of Episode
Tracey Morait is the first author to be interviewed me since I moved my online presence to healthy, happy woman and she joins me today to share new about her latest book, Episode. She’s the author of 6 books, comes from Liverpool and is a fanatical football fan – who wouldn’t be coming from Liverpool! She now lives in Bristol with her husband. Tracey writes and self-publishes books for children and young adults between the ages of nine and sixteen and Keith designs the book covers. K&T Mitchell is their own small press. A 5 star review for my book on Amazon.co.uk. “I have read all of Tracey Mora...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 16, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng Writing YA Source Type: news

Social work for critical peace: a comparative approach to understanding social work and political conflict - Campbell J, Ioakimidis V, Maglajlic RA.
This paper uses a case study approach to explore issues of social work policy and practice in three sites of political conflict in Europe: Northern Ireland; Bosnia and Herzegovina; and Cyprus. It begins with a review of the international literature on soci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Interpersonal violence and abuse in young people's relationships in five European countries: online and offline normalisation of heteronormativity - Aghtaie N, Larkins C, Barter C, Stanley N, Wood M, Øverlien C.
Qualitative interviews with 91 young people aged 13 ‐18 in Bulgaria, Cyprus, England, Italy and Norway explored their experiences of intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA). Some young women experienced extensive offline sexual pressure and young women... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Social Impact of Economic Inequality
Inequality out in the open. Credit: A.D. McKenzie/IPSBy Blerim MustafaGENEVA, Sep 23 2019 (IPS) Increasing economic inequality is a defining challenge of our time. In recent years, it has triggered analysis and reflection by many scholars, politicians and others on its causes and consequences on economic growth and efficiency, politics and democracy, human rights, individual behaviors, access to health, social cohesion and environmental degradation. The perception that the top 1% of income earners are gaining at the expense of the other 99% has resulted in widespread public debates in many countries on the social and polit...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Blerim Mustafa Tags: Democracy Economy & Trade Environment Financial Crisis Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity TerraViva United Nations Geneva Centre 2019 Source Type: news

Axon Neuroscience Appoints Michal Fresser as Group CEO
LARNACA, Cyprus, Aug. 1, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- AXON NEUROSCIENCE SE, a global leader in the development of tau-immunotherapies and diagnostics for Alzheimer's disease and other tauopathies, today announces the appointment of Mi... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, Personnel Axon Neuroscience, tau immunotherapy, immunotherapy, Alzheimer's disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Twenty years of military prehospital care in the Eastern Sovereign Base Area, Cyprus - Halle-Smith JM, Ahmad T, Mason G, Barlow A, Gout S.
INTRODUCTION: The Medical Reception Station (MRS) in Dhekelia provides a prehospital emergency care (PHEC) service for the Eastern Sovereign Base Area and surrounding Cypriot towns. This service has been evaluated previously but some important aspects of c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Extreme trauma leaves a legacy of pain for victims – and their children
A psychotherapist explains the sense of danger she felt growing up as the daughter of war-traumatised parentsIn the spring of 2016, I sat on the beach on the far east side of the island of Cyprus not far from where my father lives, and looked across to Syria. I imagined, in that moment, that I had lost my home, that everything was lost. It was quiet on the shore, just a few miles from the border that divides the island. There were few tourists at that time of year and the seascape before me was a shimmering, turquoise paradise. A mere boat ride away, bombs were falling and people dying. The level of destruction was, and is...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Christy Lefteri Tags: Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Yale School of Public Health, CARDET extend partnership
CARDET is an international, non-profit, research and development organization based in Cyprus, with partners from around the world. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 3, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Longitudinal fluctuations of national help-seeking reports for domestic violence before, during, and after the financial crisis in Cyprus - Kyriakidou M, Zalaf A, Christophorou S, Ruiz-Garcia A, Valanides C.
Although many studies generally agree that unemployment may affect domestic violence, little is known about these effects in small nations. The relationship between unemployment and domestic violence in large and small nations may be different. This is bec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Sex trafficking in Cyprus: an in-depth study of policy, services, and social work involvement - Cox CB.
Human trafficking is a major social justice issue, with sex trafficking the most documented form. It depends on vulnerable and oppressed women who are bartered as commodities in an extremely profitable global market. Given their victimization, the loss of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Great-grandfather, 82, is one of the first to have an artificial ankle made from BULLETPROOF VESTS
Neil Shuttleworth, 82, of Huddersfield, developed osteoarthritis after he tore ligaments in his left ankle when he stepped into a pothole while on holiday in Cyprus several years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A review of addictive behaviors of Greek Cypriots: profiles of associated problematic behaviors - Flora K, Tsagkaridis K, Papakosta L, Vliamos N.
This study presents a systematic recording of addictive behaviors in the Greek-speaking population in Cyprus. Furthermore, it presents the participants' perceptions about the presence of addiction-related dimensions such as negative consequences, negative ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Understanding bullying through the eyes of children - Shiakou M, Stella H, Georgia Y.
This descriptive study, undertaken in Nicosia, Cyprus, was designed to explore to what extent children's (n=71) definitions of bullying coincided to those of the researchers. The research findings revealed that the three main criteria communicated by resea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study reveals how brain tumors escape the effects of antiangiogenic drugs
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Cyprus reveals details of a way the dangerous brain tumors called glioblastomas resist the effects of antiangiogenic drugs designed to cut off their blood supply, identifying what may be a new treatment target. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bullying, peer victimization, and emotional problems in Cypriot adolescents referred to mental health services--a comparison of normative and clinical data - Paradeisioti A, Papacosta ES, Giannakopoulos G, Kolaitis G.
This study explores the prevalence of bullying and victimization among Cypriot adolescents diagnosed with mental health problems. Their psychosocial adjustment in relation to bullying is studied. The sample consisted of 187 adolescents (60.2% boys; M age =... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Brain responses to language in toddlers with Autism linked to altered gene expression
(University of California - San Diego) An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of Cyprus and University of California San Diego School of Medicine, have identified a previously unknown, large-scale association between molecular gene expression activity in blood leukocyte cells and altered neural responses to speech in toddlers with autism as measured with functional magnetic resonance imaging. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ottoman Cyprus holds clues to modern climate change
EU-funded researchers have used geographical and spatial analysis techniques to uncover clues about the environment and society in Cyprus during the Ottoman Empire. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 20, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news