Don't Try to Kick the Smoking Habit Alone
SUNDAY, Feb. 16, 2020 -- Going solo when trying to quit smoking isn't enough, one lung health expert says. " Smokers develop a physiological dependence on nicotine, and they need more than willpower to quit, " said Dr. Danish Ahmad, a pulmonologist... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 16, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Legitimizing and negotiating abstinence: young adults' narratives about practicing situational and long term abstinence in Denmark - Frank VA, Herold MD, Schr øder S, Bjønness J, Hunt G.
BACKGROUND: In this paper, we explore how Danish youth legitimize and negotiate abstaining from drinking alcohol. While most literature on abstinence focuses either on abstainers or non-drinkers, we focus on young peoples' reasons for abstaining either for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Who will lead the global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance via sewage?
(Technical University of Denmark) In the journal Science, a DTU professor calls for someone to carry on a global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases via sewage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

North Korea becomes the 29th country to record coronavirus as suspected patient struck in Denmark
The North Korean citizen returned from China before being tested positive for the deadly virus, according to local media. A woman from China has taken ill at Copenhagen airport, Denmark. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association between neurological disorders and death by suicide in Denmark - Erlangsen A, Stenager E, Conwell Y, Andersen PK, Hawton K, Benros ME, Nordentoft M, Stenager E.
IMPORTANCE: Neurological disorders have been linked to suicide, but the risk across a broad spectrum of neurological disorders remains to be assessed. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether people with neurological disorders die by suicide more often than ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

For Patients on Blood Thinners, GI Bleeding May Signal Colon Cancer: Study
FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Gastrointestinal bleeding in patients taking blood thinners for an irregular heartbeat should prompt doctors to check for colon cancer, a new study advises. Researchers looked at more than 125,000 patients in Denmark with... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bleeding may be a sign of bowel cancer not just a side-effect of blood-thinning drugs
(European Society of Cardiology) Patients who are being treated with blood-thinning drugs for irregular heart beat should always be investigated for bowel cancer if they experience gastrointestinal bleeding, say the authors of a study published in the European Heart Journal. A study of nearly 125,500 Danish atrial fibrillation patients shows those who experienced bleeding were between 11 and 24 times more likely to be diagnosed with bowel cancer, compared to patients who did not have bleeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Pregnant women who conceive in the spring or summer 'are more likely to suffer from pre-eclampsia'
A study of 50,000 women in Denmark found those who got pregnant between June and August were more likely to have high blood pressure disorders. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark's success in reducing adolescent self-harm - Gardner W.
This comment refers to the article available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-019-01794-8. Sarah Steeg and her co-authors report a welcome and surprising finding [1]. In a study of Danish health administrative records, they found that the incidenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Senses of belonging when living in foster care families: insights from children's video diaries - Bengtsson TT, Luckow ST.
This article explores how children living in foster care create senses of belonging across diverse family relationships. It draws on video diaries made by 11 Danish children living in foster care. For the analysis, we have selected two video diaries, made ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Danish Startup Helping People With Autism and ADHD Raises Investment From Founders Of Kahoot
Digital startup Tiimo, an app for people affected by autism and ADHD, has reached its crowdfunding goal of $340,000. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicholas Fearn, Contributor Source Type: news

More pieces of the autism puzzle uncovered
(Aarhus University) A major international study from the Autism Sequencing Consortium with participation of researchers from the Danish iPSYCH psychiatry project, has recently mapped 102 new autism genes. The new findings provide a new understanding of the biology behind autism, which could in the future be utilised to provide an earlier and more precise diagnosis and better treatment options. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neurological disorders are linked to elevated suicide rates
(University of Southern Denmark Faculty of Health Sciences) A newly published study in JAMA shows that people with neurological disorders have a 75% higher suicide rate than people with no neurological disorders. Still, suicide deaths are rare events. While the suicide rate for the general population is around 20 per 100,000, the rate for people with neurological disorders is around 40 per 100,000 person-years. The study is based on the data covering the entire population of Denmark and followed over 37 years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Suicide among people treated for drug use disorders: a Danish national record-linkage study - Hesse M, Thylstrup B, Seid AK, Skogen JC.
BACKGROUND: Substance use disorders are a major risk factor for suicide. However, less is known about specific risk factors for suicide in people with substance use disorders. METHODS: This population cohort study assessed suicide among people trea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks - Senior Human Resources Advisor
Specifications: Permanent, Full timeSalary: £40,000Location: London Office basedApplicationClosingDate: 24th February 2020The HR team at Cochrane is currently working on a new strategy to bring Human Resources to the next stage of development within the organisation, ensuring that the wider organisation is supported and developed as it grows. Reporting to the HR Manager, this role will have responsibility for developing and embedding of a whole range of generalist HR activity from recruitment and management support, through to some organisational development initiatives. We are seeking a Senior HR Advisor   look...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 30, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Mother's itchy birthmark that lost colour turned out be SKIN CANCER
Kristina Findalen, 37, from Copenhagen in Denmark, was on holiday with her children and father in Italy in 2018, when she noticed her birthmark began to itch, grow in size and lose its colour. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doubts About Imaging Test for Targeting ICDs in Nonischemic HF Doubts About Imaging Test for Targeting ICDs in Nonischemic HF
A CMR sign associated with ventricular risk was nevertheless unable to predict which patients would be likely to gain from defibrillator therapy in a DANISH subanalysis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Chinese embassy wants Danish paper to apologize for coronavirus cartoon
China's embassy in Denmark has demanded an apology from daily Jyllands-Posten after it published a cartoon of the Chinese flag with its five yellow stars represented by coronavirus particles. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Loneliness in the lives of Danish adolescents: Associations with health and sleep - Eccles AM, Qualter P, Madsen KR, Holstein BE.
We examined the relationship between loneliness and health among young adolescents. We also investigated the validity of a single-item measure of loneliness by comparing this to a composite score. Methods: The current data come from a n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study protocol of the Healthy High School study: a school-based intervention to improve well-being among high school students in Denmark - Bonnesen CT, Toftager M, Madsen KR, Wehner SK, Jensen MP, Rosing JA, Laursen B, Rod NH, Due P, Kr ølner RF.
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of low well-being, perceived stress and unhealthy behaviours is high among high school students, but few interventions have addressed these problems. The aim of this paper is to present a study protocol of a cluster randomised co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Holocaust Memorial Day: UNISON Renfrewshire remembers Jane Haining
Holocaust Memorial Day is Monday 27 January and UNISON Renfrewshire will be remembering the only Scot who died in a Nazi concentration camp – Jane Haining. In 1932, she responded to an advert in the Church of Scotland magazine for the position of a matron at the Scottish Mission School in Budapest. When Germany annexed Austria in 1937, Budapest became a major destination for Jewish people fleeing the Nazis. Jane and the Scottish Mission did vital work saving Jewish refugees by helping them emigrate to safety – by February 1939 it was running courses in farming, cattle breeding and any other subjects that would ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 27, 2020 Category: UK Health Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article holocaust memorial day Scotland Source Type: news

The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation
From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine spread widely through Danish media outlets. As a result, thousands of girls did not receive the vaccine. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence from large Danish cohort does not support an association between the MMR vaccine and autism: facts in a post-truth world
In a cohort of 657 461 children born in 1999 –2010, no association between the measles mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccination and autism was observed. Despite this, it is unclear whether increasing medical evidence and facts about the lack of association between the MMR vaccination and autism will have beneficial impact in easing the minds of p arents and preventing unnecessary deaths. Prior to the availability of a measles vaccination in 1963, the majority of children contracted measles by the age of 15. Approximately 3–4 million US citizens were infected annually, with about 400–500 deaths, 48 000 hospital...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Influences of childhood family factors on depressive symptoms in adolescence and early adulthood: A Danish longitudinal study - Poulsen PH, Biering K, Winding TN, Aagaard Nohr E, Andersen JH.
Aims: The study examined the timing of family socio-economic factors during early (aged 0-8 years) and late (aged 9-14 years) childhood, as well as psychosocial variables in relation to depressive symptoms at the ages of 15, 18 and 21. Methods:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The association between heart diseases and suicide: A nationwide cohort study - Petersen B, Stenager E, Mogensen CB, Erlangsen A.
OBJECTIVE: To assess the association between specific heart diseases and suicide. DESIGN: Nationwide retrospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: 7 298 002 individuals (3 640 632 males and 3 657 370 females) aged>15 years and living in Denmark during... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The Damage of Vaccine Misinformation
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- An examination of vaccination trends in Denmark shows just how damaging vaccine misinformation can be. From 2013 to 2016, negative information about the HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine spread widely through Danish... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Multimorbidity leads to general practitioners suffering burnout
(Aarhus University) The risk of general practitioners (GPs) suffering burnout increases with the number of patients with complex medical histories. A new study from the Research Unit for General Practice in Denmark is the first to document a correlation between patients with multimorbidity and increased incidences of burnout among their general practitioners. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fish Oil Supplement Intake Linked to Better Testicular Function
TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 -- For young men, fish oil supplement intake is associated with better testicular function, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in JAMA Network Open. Tina Kold Jensen, Ph.D., from the University of Southern Denmark... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Let men in Britain donate sperm after death, say ethicists
Shortage of UK sperm donors means posthumous contributions could help infertile couplesMen in Britain should be able to donate their sperm after death, according to ethicists who argue that posthumous contributions would help infertile couples and relieve the pressure on living donors.The shortage of sperm donors in the UK has led to at least 7,000 samples being imported each year, primarily from Denmark and the US, to keep up with the demand from fertility clinics.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science IVF Fertility problems Ethics Health UK news Reproduction Biology Society Source Type: news

Fish oil can boost sperm count and make men's testicles BIGGER, study claims
Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark tested the sperm of more than 1,600 men going through national service fitness testing and found those taking omega-3 ejaculated more sperm. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Fish oil boosts sperm count, semen volume
Researchers in Denmark found that men who used the nutritional supplement -- known for its key ingredient, omega-3 fatty acid -- had higher semen volumes and total sperm counts. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diagnosis, prevention and treatment of common lower extremity muscle injuries in sport - grading the evidence: a statement paper commissioned by the Danish Society of Sports Physical Therapy (DSSF) - Ish øi L, Krommes K, Husted RS, Juhl CB, Thorborg K.
This statement summarises and appraises the evidence on diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the most common lower extremity muscle injuries in sport. We systematically searched electronic databases, and included studies based on the highest available ev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Analyzing effects of transport policies on travelers' rational behaviour for modal shift in Denmark - Ahanchian M, Gregg JS, Tattini J, Karlsson KB.
In this paper, an innovative agent-based model is developed to simulate emergent patterns arising from individual actions to analyze opportunities for modal shift in Denmark (ABMoS-DK). Themodeling processsimulates the interaction between travelers (agents... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Novo Nordisk's diabetes pill Rybelsus to be covered by Express Scripts
Novo Nordisk's new diabetes pill, Rybelsus, will be covered by Express Scripts Holding Co, one of the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit managers, the Danish drugmaker said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Assessing the quality of cause of death data in six high-income countries: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan and Switzerland - Mikkelsen L, Iburg KM, Adair T, F ürst T, Hegnauer M, von der Lippe E, Moran L, Nomura S, Sakamoto H, Shibuya K, Wengler A, Willbond S, Wood P, Lopez AD.
OBJECTIVES: To assess the policy utility of national cause of death (COD) data of six high-income countries with highly developed health information systems. METHODS: National COD data sets from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Japan and Switze... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

UNC examines the danger of spreading misinformation on vaccines
A UNC study into the results of misinformation surrounding vaccines in Denmark has revealed the difficulty of countering a false narrative. Researchers at the university analyzed the results of broad misinformation regarding HPV vaccines for women that spread through Denmark from 2013 to 2016. The information suggested the vaccines themselves were dangerous. In 2017, the nation launched a public health messaging campaign to fight ba ck. But according to the research – led by Peter Hansen,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

UNC examines the danger of spreading misinformation on vaccines
A UNC study into the results of misinformation surrounding vaccines in Denmark has revealed the difficulty of countering a false narrative. Researchers at the university analyzed the results of broad misinformation regarding HPV vaccines for women that spread through Denmark from 2013 to 2016. The information suggested the vaccines themselves were dangerous. In 2017, the nation launched a public health messaging campaign to fight ba ck. But according to the research – led by Peter Hansen,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

UNC examines the danger of spreading misinformation on vaccines
A UNC study into the results of misinformation surrounding vaccines in Denmark has revealed the difficulty of countering a false narrative. Researchers at the university analyzed the results of broad misinformation regarding HPV vaccines for women that spread through Denmark from 2013 to 2016. The information suggested the vaccines themselves were dangerous. In 2017, the nation launched a public health messaging campaign to fight ba ck. But according to the research – led by Peter Hansen,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Revealed, the BEST countries in the world to raise a child: Britain ranks 11th
Denmark was hailed as the best place to start a family because of its 'generous maternity and paternity leave policies'. Britain scored poorly in income equality and political stability. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- Misinformation in the Danish media between 2013 and 2016 led to a 50.4 percent drop in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations among girls in Denmark, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Vaccine. Peter R.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Life Cycle Assessment pinpoints 'sustainability hotspots' in bio-chemical production
(Technical University of Denmark) New research concerning Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) reveals challenges and opportunities in bio-chemical production. Particularly, it shows that the industry needs to assess a production method's environmental performance at an early stage of development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low Levels of Key Blood Cells Could Signal Higher Death Risk
MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 -- A condition called lymphopenia -- low levels of lymphocyte blood cells -- could be an early warning for illness, a new study suggests. Danish researchers linked the condition to a 60% increased risk of death from any cause... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells may indicate increased risk of death
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells -- a condition called lymphopenia -- could be an early warning for future illness, as low counts were associated with a 60% increase in death from any cause, found a Danish study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Colorectal cancer risk remains despite modern treatment for ulcerative colitis
(Karolinska Institutet) Patients with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis have a higher risk of dying from colorectal cancer, despite modern therapy, even though the risk has declined in recent years. This is according to a new study published in the scientific journal The Lancet by a team of Swedish and Danish researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Obesity linked to increased risk for cancer
According to a Danish study published in theJournal of International Medicine, obesity may increase the risk of developing common cancers, such as breast and pancreatic, by 12%.News Medical (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Being overweight or obese increases the risk of getting ANY kind of cancer by 12 percent
A new 40-year study from Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has found that being overweight or obese increases the risk of all cancers, obesity and non-obesity related, by 12 percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Overweight and obesity linked to higher cancer risks in large Danish study
(Wiley) Overweight and obesity were associated with higher risks of several common cancers in a 40-year, nationwide Danish study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 8, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Correcting vaccine misinformation is a difficult process, study shows
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Researchers found that vaccine misinformation in Danish media outlets from 2013-2016 led to HPV vaccinations dropping by 50.4%. An information campaign geared toward concerned parents helped increase vaccine uptake again, but uptake is still below the level before misinformation began, showing how difficult it is to undo the damages misinformation causes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 7, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Air pollution in childhood linked to schizophrenia
(Aarhus University) Children who grow up in areas with heavy air pollution have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. This is the conclusion of a new study from the Danish psychiatry project, iPSYCH. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news