Cyprus to start COVID-19 vaccination of children 12 and over
Cyprus will start the voluntary COVID-19 vaccination of children over 12 next week using mRNA shots produced by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Federal government advises against traveling to high vaccination countries because of surging covid outbreaks there
(Natural News) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department have warned people against traveling to several countries due to the rising number of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. These include countries with high vaccination rates like Spain, Portugal and Cyprus. The CDC raised its travel advisory for several countries to “Level Four: Very High.”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who eats the invaders?
(University of Malta) A landmark scientific study involving marine biologists from Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Libya, Italy, Tunisia, the UK, the US and even Malta, documenting instances where native Mediterranean species have preyed upon two highly invasive marine fish - the Pacific red lionfish and the silver-cheeked toadfish - has just been published. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New York City undercounted COVID-19 infections among residents by up to 300% during the first wave
COVID-19 cases in New York City during the pandemic's early stages may be 300 percent higher than officially reported numbers. A research team in Cyprus built a simulation to estimate case counts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crossing points reopen in split Cyprus as virus numbers fall
Ethnically split Cyprus has taken a key step toward a return to its routine rhythms of life amid the pandemic with the reopening of nine crossing points along a United Nations-controlled buffer zone (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cyprus says people under 50 should use mRNA-based vaccines
Cypriot health authorities have advised people aged under 50 to use the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines that are based on the newer, mRNA technology (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Employers' perceived importance and the use (or non-use) of workplace risk assessment in micro-sized and small enterprises in Europe with focus on Cyprus - Anyfantis ID, Leka S, Reniers G, Boustras G.
Occupational Safety and Health is often poorly managed in micro-sized enterprises (MiSEs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Previous studies have shown that employers in such enterprises do not conduct and/or regularly review workplace risk assessme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The need to belong as motive for (cyber)bullying and aggressive behavior among immigrant adolescents in Cyprus - Solomontos-Kountouri O, Strohmeier D.
Peer group integration is a crucial acculturative goal for immigrant adolescents who, in order to reach this goal, may use bullying and/or aggressive behavior. The present study aims to explore the underlying aggression motives by investigating the importa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Simple foot test detects heart rhythm disorder in patients with diabetes
(European Society of Cardiology) Atrial fibrillation can be detected during annual foot assessments in patients with diabetes, according to research presented today at EHRA 2021, an online scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC).1 " In our study, one in six patients with diabetes had previously undiagnosed atrial fibrillation, " said study author Dr. Ilias Kanellos of the European University of Cyprus, Nicosia. " This presents an opportunity to provide treatment to prevent subsequent strokes. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Mexico reports 779 more deaths; US Senate passes $1.9trn relief plan
Contradictory death figures in Russia; WHO warns against relaxing guard due to vaccinesSchool Covid tests: pupils in England ‘very likely’ to get false positivesDalai Lama urges people to get Covid vaccine after having first doseFrom Pfizer to Moderna, the companies making billions from vaccinesEU indecision led Cyprus to allow in UK visitors, says ministerSee all our coronavirus coverage9.14pmGMTThere have been 779 further deaths from coronavirus and 6,561 new confirmed cases in Mexico, bringing its total to 2,125,866 infections and 190,357 deaths, Mexico ’s health ministry reported.Officials have been f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Slawson (now) and Kevin Rawlinson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology World news Science US news UK news Source Type: news

Free rapid Covid tests available for all businesses in England; Tibetan leader Dalai Lama gets vaccine shot
Contradictory death figures in Russia; WHO warns against relaxing guard due to vaccinesFrom Pfizer to Moderna, the companies making billions from vaccinesEU indecision led Cyprus to allow in UK visitors, says ministerUp to a million long Covid patients may need treatment after pandemicNadiya Hussain urges British Bangladeshis to get Covid vaccineSee all our coronavirus coverage9.58amGMTThe next few weeks are going to be crucial for keeping coronavirus infections down in the UK as schools reopen, according to an infectious disease expert.Dr Mike Tildesley, a member of the UK government ’s SPI-M modelling advisory pane...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology World news Science US news UK news Source Type: news

Cyprus to allow fully vaccinated British tourists – as it happened
This blog is now closed. We ’ve launched a new blog at the link below:Coronavirus news – live12.14amGMTWe ’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: WHO 'to scrap' interim Wuhan report; UK investigating new variant11.07pmGMTTheJapanese government plans to extend a state of emergency for Tokyo and three neighbouring prefectures to combat Covid-19 until 21 March, two weeks longer than originally scheduled, the economy ministerYasutoshi Nishimura said on Friday.Nishimura, who is in charge of the government ’s coronavirus response, made the...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lucy Campbell (now); Mattha Busby, Sarah Marsh, Kevin Rawlinson and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Vaccines and immunisation Science Infectious diseases Medical research Source Type: news

Ten lessons from the virus crisis
(Flinders University) A mixture of smaller countries led by New Zealand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Thailand, Cyprus, Rwanda and Iceland led the world 's Top 10 countries to manage their COVID-19 response well, according to a new study. In the study, published in The BMJ, lead researcher Flinders University's Professor Fran Baum joined experts from around the world to reflect upon the Global Health Security Index (October 2019) predictions for a public health emergency. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Domestic Violence Is a Pandemic Within the COVID-19 Pandemic
The last thing Sheila wanted to do on May 21 was drive her car. Getting behind the wheel with a concussion, multiple skull hematomas, and bruises and abrasions across her body was a decidedly bad idea. But it was the only way her husband would have let her out of the house. She told him she was going out to buy him cigarettes. The truth was, Sheila (a pseudonym to protect her identity) was heading to meet her pastor’s wife, who worked at one of the offices in the city hall of her small Nebraska town, seeking help to escape the domestic hell in which she’d been living since the start of spring. That was when the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Cyprus to start loosening COVID-19 lockdown next month
Cyprus’ health minister says a steady decrease in new coronavirus infections three weeks into a nationwide lockdown is allowing for the start of the gradual, targeted lifting of closures and restrictions (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Madrid suspends vaccinations after running out of doses; Cyprus eases lockdown
Madrid health authorities announce two-week pause after supply issues; Cyprus welcomesfall in number of new infectionsAstraZeneca denies pulling out of EU vaccine meetingGermany expected to tighten borders to control spread of variantsChina to use anal swabs to test for Covid in high infection areasNew Zealand: two new cases emerge in people who had left quarantineUK coronavirus updates – live4.56pmGMTDeaths inMexico jumped nearly 37% between January and August as the coronavirus pandemic swept the country, with over 184,000 more deaths than during the same period in 2019, Mexico ’s statistics institute (INEGI)...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 27, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jedidajah Otte (now), Rachel Hall , Archie Bland and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Infectious diseases Science Source Type: news

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