3rd health minister fired in virus-battered Czech Republic
Czech Prime Minster Andrej Babis has fired his health minister, the third who has lost the job in the pandemic in one of the hardest-hit European countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Heavy water tastes sweet
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) Ordinary pure water has no distinct taste, but how about heavy water? Does it taste sweet, as anecdotal evidence going back to 1930s may have indicated? And if yes - why, when D2O is chemically practically identical to H2O? Researchers led by Pavel Jungwirth from IOCB Prague and Masha Niv from the Hebrew University show that, unlike ordinary water, heavy water tastes sweet to humans with this effect being mediated by the sweet taste receptor. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Czechs partially ease lockdown; kids to return to school
The Czech government has agreed to start easing its tight lockdown in one of the hardest-hit European countries and will allow at least some children to return to school (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Czechs hold noisy Easter procession amid pandemic
A revival of an old Easter tradition has gone ahead in southern Czech Republic amid tight coronavirus restrictions. After the pandemic prevented it from happening a year ago, a procession of participants in black suits with white masks returned to the city of Ceske Budejovice, beating drums and pushing small noise-making carts. They all wear face coverings and abide by social distancing rules. In several European countries, church bells fall silent in the evening on Maundy Thursday — according to tradition they fly home to Rome — and don’t sound again until Easter Sunday. While the bells are still, b...
Source: ABC News: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Petr Kellner: Billionaire and Czech Republic's richest man killed in helicopter crash during Alaska ski trip
Petr Kellner, the Czech Republic's richest man, has been killed in a helicopter crash in Alaska. An investigation into the crash has... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fetal cardiovascular MRI helps diagnose congenital heart defects
Fetal cardiovascular MRI provides clinically useful information about congenita...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 4D MRI could be big leap forward for fetal heart imaging AIUM: Collaboration needed to propel fetal imaging forward Czech prenatal US screening program improves CHD detection Preliminary study finds fMRI possible in fetal heart 4D ultrasound shows promise for improving fetal echocardiography (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Petr Kellner, 56 year old Czech billionaire dies in a helicopter crash while heliskiing in Alaska. Richest Czech man was in the world...
Five people were killed and one injured in a helicopter crash at a glacier near Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Czech billionaire Kellner killed in Alaska helicopter crash
PPF said five people died in the crash, whose circumstances were being investigated (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Czech Billionaire Is Among 5 Killed in Heli-Skiing Crash Near Alaska Glacier
Petr Kellner, the wealthiest person in the Czech Republic according to the Forbes list of billionaires, was part of the excursion,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural resources decrease income inequality in resource-rich countries
(Ural Federal University) A group of researchers from Russia, Germany, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland contest the common belief that resource-based economies have higher levels of within-country inequality than resource-scarce economies. The researchers document a direct causal link between natural resources and within-country inequality and conclude that the extraction of oil and gas can reduce inequality or has no significant effect on it. The results were published in the journal Empirical Economics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Longest-serving bookseller among 25,000 Czech virus victims
A year after the Czech Republic recorded its first death from the coronavirus, the central European nation paused this week to remember all the citizens who lost their lives in the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Who is exposed to harmful online content? The role of risk and protective factors among Czech, Finnish, and Spanish adolescents - Kvardova N, Šmahel D, Machackova H, Subrahmanyam K.
Although adolescents' exposure to harmful online content has been linked to decreased subjective well-being and offline risky behaviors, there is limited research on the factors that underlie such problematic online behavior. Using the conceptual framework... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chimpanzees at Czech zoo get screen time amid virus lockdown
A zoo in the Czech Republic is trying out a new way for its bored chimpanzees to monkey around during the coronavirus lockdown: face time with other primates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 Cases Are Rising in Europe, and the Vaccine Rollout Is Lagging. How Did It All Go So Badly Wrong?
Europe was one of the first regions to be hit hard by COVID-19 last spring. In mid-May 2020, the World Health Organization declared it the “epicenter” of the pandemic, with more reported cases and deaths than the rest of the world combined. From there, in many ways, the European experience of COVID-19 mirrored the U.S. and its neighbor the U.K., two of the other worst-hit parts of the globe: In the summer, many bars, restaurants and clubs reopened their doors, and international visitors were welcomed back. Then cases began to surge again in the autumn and winter, in large part thanks to the holidays, and lockdo...
Source: TIME: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

COVID-19 patients moved abroad as Czech hospitals struggle
The first Czech COVID-19 patient to be sent outside of the country was transported to Poland on Tuesday from a region that had declared its ICUs were full (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Czech state orders students to help at struggling hospitals
The Czech health minister says the government has approved his plan to order medical and other university and high school students to help out at hospitals struggling to cope the record numbers of COVID-19 patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Czech Republic has just experienced a serious Cyber Attack on its ministries which are in charge of the Covid Pandemic
Seznam Zprávy zjistily, že hackeři ve čtvrtek večer napadli Ministerstvo práce a sociálních věcí. Informaci potvrdila ministryně Jana Maláčová. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Czechs seek help abroad to treat their COVID-19 patients
The hard-hit Czech Republic has turned to Germany and other European countries with a request to help treat its coronavirus patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Czechs turns to other nations to treat its COVID-19 patients
Hard-hit Czech Republic has turned to Germany and other European countries with a request to help treat its coronavirus patients (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Severe mental illness and European COVID-19 vaccination strategies, Lancet Psychiatry
The EU advises prioritising vaccination for people whose health makes them particularly at risk for severe COVID-19, but leaves it to member states to decide which medical conditions get prioritised. Ethical, neuroscientific, and public health considerations have been used to prioritise individuals with severe mental illness (ie, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders, and severe major depressive disorders).1, 2, 3 We systematically reviewed national COVID-19 vaccine deployment plans across 20 European countries (appendix p 1 –2). Eight of 20 countries explicitly mentioned psychiatry or mental illness in their nation...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Czechs send 30,000 police, soldiers to enforce travel limits
A tight new restriction that bans people from traveling to other counties. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UK Covid: one dose of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine reduces hospitalisation in over-80s by 80%, data shows – as it happened
Health secretary says data shows that, for over-80s, a single vaccine shot leads to a more than80% reduction in hospitalisation. This live blog is now closed - for updates,please follow the global coronavirus live blogOne Pfizer or Oxford jab ‘significantly’ prevents hospitalisation in elderlyAlarm over delays in border measures as Brazil Covid variant hits UKSpain may allow in Covid-vaccinated UK tourists if no EU pass agreedTory-linked PR firm to provide test and trace ‘reputation management’6.34pmGMT[This data] shows us how, if we are patient and we give this vaccine programme time to have its fu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 1, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow Tags: Coronavirus Politics UK news Health Infectious diseases NHS Science Medical research Boris Johnson Travel & leisure Brexit Anneliese Dodds Mark Drakeford Wales Keir Starmer Economic policy Rishi Sunak Budget 2021 Da Source Type: news

The Latest: Czech government to tighten lockdown amid surge
The Czech government is planning to tighten the country’s lockdown amid a surge of a highly contagious coronavirus variant (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Czech govt bars travel to countries with variant
The Czech government is barring its citizens and residents from traveling to countries hit by highly contagious coronavirus variants and is tightening rules for face coverings (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Using wi-fi signals from mobile devices to determine characteristics of pedestrian behavior in public spaces - Šimara E, Kilnarová P, Palacký J, Vašut R.
This paper presents an investigation into automated data collection, applied to pedestrians in public spaces. Three case studies conducted in Brno, Czech Republic, a typical, medium-sized city in Central Europe, were used to determine the accuracy of the p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Israel Gives Vaccine to Far-Off Allies, as Palestinians Wait
The donations will go to nations like the Czech Republic and Honduras that pledged to move diplomats to Jerusalem. Critics say Israel... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Central Europe braced for third wave of coronavirus
Czech Republic warns health service may require help from EU states as deaths surge in Slovakia (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

EU tells six countries to lift Covid border restrictions
Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary and Sweden put on notice over curbs to free movementCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBrussels has put six EU member states on notice that their tight Covid border restrictions, including exit and entry bans, should be lifted over fears of a wider breakdown in the bloc ’s free movement of people and goods.Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary and Sweden have been given 10 days to respond to the European commission ’s concerns that they have breached commonly agreed coronavirus guidelines.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: European Union Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Science Germany Belgium Austria Hungary Czech Republic Denmark Finland Sweden Source Type: news

IT NEVER ENDS: How many doses of vaccine will be pushed for every new coronavirus mutation?
(Natural News) As new coronavirus mutations are discovered around the globe, everyone lining up for the current covid-19 vaccines must wonder: “How many coronavirus vaccines does my body require in order for me to feel safe?” A microbiologist from the Czech Republic sees evidence that the current coronavirus vaccine supply is outdated, and will have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A glimpse into the formation of mitoribosome
(Science For Life Laboratory) SciLifeLab Fellow Alexey Amunts and his team together with researchers from the Czech Academy of Sciences report an assembly intermediate of the ribosome in mitochondria. It reveals 22 associated factors that cooperatively organize the biogenesis process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 16, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Czechs re-declare state of emergency to keep restrictions
The Czech government has re-declared the state of emergency for next two weeks to be able to tackle the coronavirus pandemic in one of the European Union's hardest-hit countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Germany tightens border checks to keep out virus variants
Germany has implemented tight border controls on its frontiers with the Czech Republic and Austria’s Tyrol province in an effort to stem the spread of more contagious coronavirus variants (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Czechs in chaos with political infighting amid virus surge
The Czech Republic is in chaos after Parliament deprived the government of a powerful tool to tackle the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: German border shut to parts of Czech Republic and Austria; Trump sicker with Covid than reported
Germany will bantravel from Czech border regions as well as Austria ’s Tyrol; Trump much moreill with Covid-19 than reportedTrump ’s case of coronavirus was far worse than he admitted, report saysAustralia: snap five-day Covid lockdown for VictoriaPlan to vaccinate town in Brazil against Covid sparks real estate rushPfizer vaccine found to give strong immune response to new variantsUK coronavirus – latest updates1.16pmGMTSweden, which hasspurned a lockdown throughout the pandemic, registered 3,834 new coronavirus cases on Friday, Health Agency statistics showed.The country of 10m registered 58 new deaths,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Yohannes Lowe (now); Ben Quinn and Ben Doherty (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Biden administration Infectious diseases Science World news Brazil New Zealand Source Type: news

Germany to reinstate border controls over virus variant
The German government has decided to temporarily reinstate border controls along its southeastern frontier after designating the Czech Republic and parts of Austria as ”mutation areas" due to their high number of variant coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Czech PM views Serbia's mass vaccination campaign
The Czech Republic’s prime minister has visited Serbia to find out more about ongoing mass inoculation in the Balkan country with Chinese and Russian vaccines that have not yet been approved by the European Union’s drug regulator (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Central Europe presidents mark 30 years of Visegrad Group
The presidents of Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia have gathered in northern Poland for two days of debates to mark the 30 anniversary of the Visegrad Group (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Hard-hit Czech Republic reaches 1 million confirmed cases
The Czech Republic has reached 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Czech Republic banning foreigners entry
The Czech Republic is banning foreigners from entering the country for non-essential reasons in an effort to contain the coronavirus pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

National policies and municipal practices: a comparative study of Czech and Portuguese urban mobility plans - Kl ímová A, Pinho P.
Previous research on sustainable urban mobility plans (SUMPs) emphasizes the essential role of guidelines published by the European Commission and of national policies in the processes of developing SUMPs. To provide a more in-depth insight into this topic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Protein molecules in cells function as miniature antennas
(Institute of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IOCB Prague)) Researchers led by Josef Lazar from IOCB Prague have demonstrated that molecules of fluorescent proteins act as antennas with optical properties (i.e. the ability to absorb and emit light) dependent on their spatial orientation. First discovered in jellyfish, fluorescent proteins are nowadays widely used in studies of molecular processes in living cells and organisms. The newly described properties of these molecules will find applications in basic biological research as well as in novel drug discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 2, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccines will be fully covered for every citizen in the Czech Republic says Minister of Health Jan Blatn ý
Vakcína proti nemoci covid-19 bude hrazena ze zdravotního pojištění pro všechny občany a distribuovat by ji měli hlavně... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Global Evidence Summit (GES 2) – Postponed until 2 – 6 October 2023
Dear Friends and Colleagues,It is with the deepest disappointment that we must confirm that as a result of the continued global spread and impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the decision to cancel the Global Evidence Summit (GES 2), due to be hosted in Prague between 5-8 October 2021.The Global Organizing Committee (comprising four partners:  Cochrane,JBI,GIN andCampbell) concluded, with the agreement of our local host - CEBHC-KT and Masaryk University, that the most appropriate decision is to cancel the Summit in Prague in its entirety for 2021 and postpone it until 2 – 6 October 2023.As global lea...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Czech Republic exploring economic opportunities in SA
Beer and biotech are among the areas of interest for Czech leaders as the country looks to build deeper economic ties with the Alamo City. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 21, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Czech Republic exploring economic opportunities in SA
Beer and biotech are among the areas of interest for Czech leaders as the country looks to build deeper economic ties with the Alamo City. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Procession Scheduled In Arlington For Marwan Sameh Ghabour, Soldier Killed In Egypt Helicopter Crash
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Arlington News Marwan Sameh Ghabour Source Type: news

Prostate cancer: CRYM protein inhibits tumour growth
(Medical University of Vienna) Prostate cancer is caused by elevated hormone levels, and tumours are generally treated using hormone therapy. A research team headed by Lukas Kenner of MedUni Vienna in collaboration with David Heery from the University of Nottingham/UK and Sarka Pospisilova and Suzanne Turner of the University of Brno/Czech Republic have shown that the proteinμ-crystallin (CRYM) plays a significant part in tumour growth. The higher the levels of this protein that are present, the better the prognosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Arlington Native Among 5 Americans Killed In Helicopter Crash In Egypt
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Syndicated CBSN Boston Arlington News CNN Marwan Sameh Ghabour Source Type: news

The identification of precursor regulation impact on the methamphetamine market and public health indicators in the Czech Republic: time series structural break analysis - Petru želka B, Barták M.
This study provides insight into the impact of methamphetamine precursor regulation, which is considered to be one of the most important tools of supply reduction and a tool with potential public health impact. METHODS: It is based on a lon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Europe ’s Second Wave of COVID-19 is Being Driven by Two Countries. Here’s Why
Europe is clearly in the grip of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. In the past week, countries throughout Europe—including Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, the U.K, and Ukraine—have all recorded their highest daily caseloads since the pandemic started. But two of these stand out. As of Oct. 25, Belgium and the Czech Republic are currently reporting about 146 and 115 new daily cases per 100,000 people, respectively, according to TIME’s coronavirus tracker, which compiles data from Johns Hopkins University. That’s dramatically higher ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news