Denmark suspends Dubai flights amid doubts over virus tests
Denmark has temporarily suspended all flights from the United Arab Emirates for five days after suspicions arose that the coronavirus tests that can be obtained before leaving Dubai are not reliable (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Kills Mink. They May Get a Vaccine.
The pandemic has been a powerful reminder that there is no clear barrier between viruses affecting animals and people. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Minks (Animals) Vaccination and Immunization Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Livestock Diseases Agriculture Department Zoetis Inc Denmark South Dakota your-feed-healthcare Medgene Labs (VST LLC) Source Type: news

Coronavirus variant found in Denmark is increasingly common in Northern California
It is not yet known whether the new coronavirus variant is more contagious, but it is becoming increasingly prevalent in Northern California. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin B. Logan Source Type: news

Are Pricey Air Ambulance Rides Really Saving More Lives?
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- Air ambulance service is pricey, but promises lifesaving speed by providing rapid straight-line helicopter transport for critically ill patients. But a new study out of Denmark questions whether that expensive haste... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Specific genes increase the risk of bedwetting
(Aarhus University) In a large-scale study of Danish children and young people, researchers from Aarhus University have for the first time found genetic variants that increase the risk of nocturnal enuresis - commonly known as bedwetting or nighttime incontinence. The findings provide completely new insights into the processes in the body causing this widespread phenomenon. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychological well-being declined during second wave of the pandemic - especially for men
(Aarhus University) Our psychological well-being follows the rise and fall of the infection rate, but whereas psychological well-being fell most for women during the spring lockdown, it is men who are hardest hit during the second wave. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University, Denmark. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New COVID-19 strain that is different from UK's 'highly contagious' variant is found in California 
A new coronavirus variant, first seen in Denmark in March, has been identified in California in more than a dozen counties and has been linked to large outbreaks in Santa Clara. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We Need a Global Coordinated Effort to Secure Equal Access to Safe & Effective Vaccines
A healthcare worker at a testing facility collects samples for the coronavirus at Mimar Sinan State Hospital, Buyukcekmece district in Istanbul, Turkey. Credit: UNDP Turkey/Levent KuluBy Ilze Brands KehrisGENEVA, Jan 18 2021 (IPS) A year into the COVID-19 crisis, countries across the globe continue to face alarming levels of pressure on their health and social services. Education and other essential rights, such as water and sanitation, have been severely compromised. Inequalities and poverty have further deepened with devastating impact on the most vulnerable and marginalised individuals and communities. Many other right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ilze Brands Kehris Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Maternal depression and childhood injury risk: a population-based cohort study in Denmark - Lyngs øe BK, Munk-Olsen T, Vestergaard CH, Rytter D, Christensen KS, Bech BH.
AIMS: To assess the association between different stages of maternal depression and injury risk in offspring aged 0-10  years. METHODS: Population-based cohort study of all live-born children in Denmark from 1 January 1997 until 31 December 2013 (n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Israel Is Leading the World in COVID-19 Vaccination. But Palestinians Aren ’t on the List
Israel, which has already vaccinated more than 2 million of its citizens, is ramping up COVID-19 shots to 250,000 per day, meaning most Israelis over the age of 16 are on track to have two doses by the end of February. But even as the country wins plaudits for the world-leading pace of its vaccine rollout, its government is facing rising criticism for excluding millions of Palestinians from the program. Some 75% of citizens over the age of 60 have been inoculated so far, including Palestinian (or “Arab Israeli”) citizens of Israel and occupied East Jerusalem, and Israelis living in illegal West Bank settlement...
Source: TIME: Health - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized Explainer Londontime Middle East Source Type: news

Assessment of suicidal behaviors among individuals with autism spectrum disorder in Denmark - Kolves K, Fitzgerald C, Nordentoft M, Wood SJ, Erlangsen A.
IMPORTANCE: There is limited evidence supporting an association of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with suicidality and the risk factors for suicide attempt and suicide among people with ASD. Existing research highlights the need for national cohort studi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Repeated traumatic brain injury and risk of epilepsy: a Danish nationwide cohort study - Lolk K, Dreier JW, Christensen J.
Traumatic brain injury is associated with increased risk of epilepsy, but the importance of repeated traumatic brain injuries has not yet been established. We performed a nationwide population-based cohort study of 2  476 905 individuals born in Denma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Revisiting the Global Workspace orchestrating the hierarchical organisation of the human brain
(Universitat Pompeu Fabra - Barcelona) A paper published on 4 January in the open access journalNature Human Behavior by Gustavo Deco, director of the Brain and Cognition Center, and Morten L. Kringelbach, a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University (UK) and the Center for Music in the Brain, University of Aarhus (Denmark). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

‘It’s Unimaginably Bad.’ How Government Failures and the New COVID-19 Variant Are Pushing the U.K.’s Health System Into Crisis
Dr Rachel Clarke never dreamed that in her medical career, she would say out loud that hospitals in Britain are running out of oxygen. Yet some hospitals in the U.K. are now in that critical situation, as doctors say the U.K.’s third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is pushing the country’s National Health Service to its limits. “We’re seeing younger patients, we’re seeing sicker patients, and we’ve never really recovered from the first wave,” says Clarke, who works on an acute medical ward in a hospital in Oxfordshire, England, and also in an in-patient hospice setting. “You...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Suyin Haynes Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Second click United Kingdom Source Type: news

Association of helicopter vs ground emergency medical transportation with 1-year mortality in Denmark - Alstrup K, Rogn ås L, Sollid S, Johnsen SP, Valentin JB, Petersen JAK.
Importance: Appropriate use of helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) is important in ensuring that patients with critical illness or injury receive adequate treatment. Objective: To investigate the association between use of HEMS compared with us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Risk related to spread of new SARSCoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA, ECDC
New variants of current concern: The United Kingdom (UK) has faced a rapid increase in COVID-19 case rates in the South-East, the East and the London area, which is associated with the emergence of a new SARS-CoV-2 variant, VOC 202012/01. As of 26 December 2020, more than 3 000 cases of this new variant, confirmed by genome sequencing, have been reported from the UK. An increasing proportion of cases in the South East, the East and the London area are due to this variant, but cases have also been identified in other parts of the UK. Although it was first reported in early December, the initial cases were retrospectively id...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark debuts new children's TV show about a man with a huge and uncontrollable penis
Denmark's flagship broadcaster has suffered blowback over its newest children's TV program, "John Dillermand" -- an animation starring a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Examining association of age, household dysfunction, outcomes in early adulthood
(JAMA Network) Population data from Denmark were used to examine whether age at exposure to negative experiences in childhood and adolescence (parents'   unemployment, incarceration, mental disorders, death and divorce, and the child's foster care experiences) was associated with outcomes in early adulthood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Danish and Chinese tongues taste broccoli and chocolate differently
(Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen) Two studies from the University of Copenhagen show that Danes aren't quite as good as Chinese at discerning bitter tastes. The research suggests that this is related to anatomical differences upon the tongues of Danish and Chinese people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Masculinising testosterone treatment and effects on preclinical cardiovascular disease, muscle strength and power, aggression, physical fitness and respiratory function in transgender men: protocol for a 10-year, prospective, observational cohort study in Denmark at the Body Identity Clinic (BIC) - Lehmann Christensen L, Glintborg D, Taulbjerg Kristensen T, Diederichsen A, T'sjoen G, Frystyk J, Skovsager Andersen M.
INTRODUCTION: The number of individuals with gender dysphoria seeking gender-affirming treatment is increasing. The short-term and long-term effects of masculinising treatment with testosterone are debated as serum testosterone increases up to 20-fold co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Public mobility, social media attention in response to COVID-19 in Sweden, Denmark
(JAMA Network) Denmark was one of the first countries to enforce lockdown to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent gradual reopening, whereas Sweden has had few restrictions, largely limited to public recommendations. Researchers assessed public mobility and social media attention associated with COVID-19 spread and societal interventions from February to June in Denmark and Sweden. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Variants
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has had a major impact on human health globally; infecting a large number of people; causing severe disease and associated long-term health sequelae; resulting in death and excess mortality, especially among older and vulnerable populations; interrupting routine healthcare services; disruptions to travel, trade, education and many other societal functions; and more broadly having a negative impact on peoples physical and mental health. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has received several reports of unusual public health events possibly due to variants of SARS-CoV-2....
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Why Africa ’s COVID-19 Outbreak Hasn’t Been as Bad as Everyone Feared
When COVID-19 initially blazed through Asia, Europe and then the United States, global public health experts worried that it could be catastrophic for Africa, with its crowded cities, poorly funded health sector and lack of testing facilities. The U.N. Economic Commission for Africa in April predicted up to 300,000 deaths this year if the virus couldn’t be contained on the continent. Yet it was the U.S, with its superior health system, that hit that grim milestone first, and so far, Africa has been largely spared the worst of the devastation experienced by the rest of the world. As of Dec. 29, the Africa Centres for ...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime Source Type: news

Denmark extends lockdown; just 40% in France plan to get vaccine - as it happened
This blog is closedDenmark extends lockdown until 17 JanuaryEngland may face tougher ‘tier 5’ Covid restrictionsSpain to keep registry of people who refuse Covid vaccineThe lost year: could Covid lockdown have helped save the planet?South Africa bans alcohol sales to help curb spread of virusSee all our coronavirus coverage12.06amGMT Thank you all for following tonight ’s latest developments. You can keep up with the Guardian’s coverage of Covid-19 through our coronavirus keyword tag and our team in Australia but that’s it from me Nadeem Badshah.Related:Australia news live: NSW reports 18 new ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nadeem Badshah (now); Jedidajah Otte, Amy Walker and Kevin Rawlinson (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news NHS Source Type: news

Incidence of Dislocation After Hip Arthroplasty May Be Higher Than Thought
TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2020 -- The " true " cumulative incidence of dislocation after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) may be as high as 3.5 percent, according to a Danish study published online Dec. 18 in the Journal of Bone& Joint Surgery. Lars... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

19 SARS-CoV-2 mutations in India can evade antibodies, 1 causes reinfection
Study suggests that N501Y, the ‘highly infectious’ Covid mutation found in UK, is present in Australia, South Africa, USA, Denmark &... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dislocation Risk After Hip Replacement Higher Than Thought: Study
MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2020 -- Hip dislocations are much more common in people who've had total hip replacements than previously reported, Danish researchers say. The investigators analyzed data from Denmark and found that the rate of hip dislocations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Mink, Like Humans, Were Slammed by the Coronavirus
Rampaging infections at farms caused scandal, scientific head-scratching and a search for a vaccine — for mink. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Minks (Animals) Agriculture and Farming Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Direct Action Everywhere EcoHealth Alliance Epstein, Jonathan H Utah Denmark Fur your-feed-science Source Type: news

ICI for Cancer Ups Cardiac Event Risk: Danish Data ICI for Cancer Ups Cardiac Event Risk: Danish Data
Within 6 months of treatment initiation, patients with lung cancer or malignant melanoma who received PD-1 inhibitors had increased rates of cardiac eventsMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - December 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

A New, More Contagious COVID-19 Strain Has Been Reported in the U.K. Is It Headed for the U.S.?
A new strain of COVID-19 reported in the United Kingdom has been blamed for a sharp uptick of cases—prompting new lockdowns in London and more than 40 countries to ban cross-border travel from the U.K. Although scientists say there is no evidence that the new strain is more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it could be up to 70% more transmissible than others, while the health secretary said it was “getting out of control.” At least 40 countries including the entire European Union and Canada have temporarily banned incoming travel from the U.K. as of Monday. And the new strain has been detected i...
Source: TIME: Health - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Are New Coronavirus Strains Cause for Concern?
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Reports from Britain and South Africa of new coronavirus strains that seem to spread more easily are causing alarm, but virus experts say it’s unclear if that’s the case or whether they pose any concern for vaccines or cause more severe disease. Viruses naturally evolve as they move through the population, some more than others. It’s one reason we need a fresh flu shot each year. New variants, or strains, of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been seen almost since it was first detected in China nearly a year ago. On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Are New Coronavirus Strains Cause for Concern?
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Reports from Britain and South Africa of new coronavirus strains that seem to spread more easily are causing alarm, but virus experts say it’s unclear if that’s the case or whether they pose any concern for vaccines or cause more severe disease. Viruses naturally evolve as they move through the population, some more than others. It’s one reason we need a fresh flu shot each year. New variants, or strains, of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been seen almost since it was first detected in China nearly a year ago. On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Are New Coronavirus Strains Cause for Concern?
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Reports from Britain and South Africa of new coronavirus strains that seem to spread more easily are causing alarm, but virus experts say it’s unclear if that’s the case or whether they pose any concern for vaccines or cause more severe disease. Viruses naturally evolve as they move through the population, some more than others. It’s one reason we need a fresh flu shot each year. New variants, or strains, of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been seen almost since it was first detected in China nearly a year ago. On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris...
Source: JEMS Latest News - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Are New Coronavirus Strains Cause for Concern?
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Reports from Britain and South Africa of new coronavirus strains that seem to spread more easily are causing alarm, but virus experts say it’s unclear if that’s the case or whether they pose any concern for vaccines or cause more severe disease. Viruses naturally evolve as they move through the population, some more than others. It’s one reason we need a fresh flu shot each year. New variants, or strains, of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been seen almost since it was first detected in China nearly a year ago. On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Are New Coronavirus Strains Cause for Concern?
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Reports from Britain and South Africa of new coronavirus strains that seem to spread more easily are causing alarm, but virus experts say it’s unclear if that’s the case or whether they pose any concern for vaccines or cause more severe disease. Viruses naturally evolve as they move through the population, some more than others. It’s one reason we need a fresh flu shot each year. New variants, or strains, of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been seen almost since it was first detected in China nearly a year ago. On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Are New Coronavirus Strains Cause for Concern?
By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer Reports from Britain and South Africa of new coronavirus strains that seem to spread more easily are causing alarm, but virus experts say it’s unclear if that’s the case or whether they pose any concern for vaccines or cause more severe disease. Viruses naturally evolve as they move through the population, some more than others. It’s one reason we need a fresh flu shot each year. New variants, or strains, of the virus that causes COVID-19 have been seen almost since it was first detected in China nearly a year ago. On Saturday, Prime Minister Boris...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - December 21, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: AP News Coronavirus Source Type: news

Coronavirus live updates: Ireland bringing in restrictions on UK flights and ferries as other European countries suspend travel
Ireland brings in restrictions asItaly, Belgium and Netherlands stop UK travel;Cases of new strain reported outside UK, says WHOBelgium, Italy and Netherlands ban flights from UK over new Covid strainNew restrictions in place for greater Sydney4.53pmGMTItaly has reported 352 coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, down from yesterdays 553, the health ministry has said. The daily tally of new infections has also decreased to 15,104 from 16,308.Patients in hospital stood at 25,158 on Sunday, down by 206 compared to Saturday ’s figures and hospital admissions to intensive care units were recorded at 121, down from 160 yes...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Edna Mohamed(now) Ben Quinn and Caroline Davies (earlier), Helen Davidson and Calla Wahlquist (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Science Australia news UK news US news Asia Pacific Source Type: news

Swedish king: Sweden has failed to protect the elderly
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf says he believes his country has failed to protect the elderly in care homes... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Author Interview: Conflicts of interest in clinical guidelines, advisory committee reports, opinion pieces, and narrative reviews: associations with recommendations
In this short interview, PhD student Camilla Hansen Nejstgaard,   from Cochrane Denmark and Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (CEBMO) at the University of Southern Denmark, tells us about how conflicts of interest may impact on recommendations of drugs and medical devices. She is the lead author of arecently published Cochrane Methodology Review on this topic.  What does this Cochrane review tell us about the impact of conflicts of interests in clinical guidelines, advisory committee reports, opinion pieces, and narrative reviews?The findings from our review indicate that financial conflicts of interest a...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

The Latest: Denmark expands virus restrictions nationwide
Restrictions that applied in 69 of Denmark’s 98 municipalities are becoming nationwide on Wednesday with restaurants, theaters, museums, cinemas and various other venues closing (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mutated form of Covid has also been found in Wales, Scotland, Denmark and Australia
Public Health England confirmed that people were found to be carrying an identical virus in Denmark and Australia, and researchers confirmed there have been cases in Scotland and Wales. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In landmark decision, Denmark will phase out oil and gas by 2050. Here's how
The Danish parliament voted this month to stop issuing new leases for oil and gas exploration in the North Sea and end oil production by... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The prevention measures of male childcare workers' the prevention measures of male childcare workers' sexual abuse threat on childcare: implications from Denmark - Ueda S.
Male childcare workers are facing ma Male childcare workers are facing mainly four types of barriers in work: 'low inly four types of barriers in work: 'low salary', 'relationship with colleagues', 'imasalary', 'relationship with colleagues', 'image as... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Low Plasma Transthyretin Linked to Risk of Heart Failure Low Plasma Transthyretin Linked to Risk of Heart Failure
Data from two prospective cohort studies of the Danish general population show that low plasma transthyretin concentrations were associated with a higher risk of incident heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

If Your Civic Space is Closed, your Human Rights Dissolve
Credit: Forus InternationalBy Bibbi AbruzziniPARIS, Dec 10 2020 (IPS) On Human Rights Day, civil society calls for the protection of civic space as a fundamental freedom, as more than 80% of the world’s population live in countries where civic space is closed, repressed or obstructed. Protecting civil society and fundamental freedoms means protecting the rights to associate and assemble, to express views and opinions. Civic space is the bedrock of any open and democratic society. When civic space is open, citizens and civil society organizations are able to organize, participate and communicate, claiming their right...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Bibbi Abruzzini Tags: Active Citizens Civil Society Environment Gender Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Press Freedom TerraViva United Nations Human Rights Day 2020 Source Type: news

The World Is Headed for 3 Degrees of Warming This Century, U.N. Report Warns —But a Green Pandemic Recovery Could Offer Hope
Dense U.N. reports may not make onto anyone’s must read list for the holidays, so think of the United Nations Environment Program’s 2020 Emissions Gap survey as a warning letter from Santa, on behalf of the planet. The report, released today, is published at the end of every year and measures national commitments to reduce emissions against what science says is needed to limit global warming to an increase of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, the goal set out by the 2015 Paris Agreement. This year, we are still firmly on the naughty list, as we have been for the past five years: Despite a brief dip in carb...
Source: TIME: Science - December 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change embargoed study Londontime overnight Source Type: news

The Guardian view on Vaccine Day: an opportunity to seize | Editorial
Protecting patients from Covid-19 is a wonderful step forward. But we cannot yet afford to relax our guardCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe face of hope in 2020 is 90-year-old Margaret Keenan, thefirst patient worldwide to receive the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. After a year mostly spent self-isolating, she described her dose as “the best thing that’s ever happened”. It was welcome not only to her, and to her family, but to strangers across the land. In the gloom of winter, therollout of the immunisation programme is a rare glimmer of light.Though this year may seem to hav...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation Health policy Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Immunology Conservatives Politics China Russia Germany Biden administration Denmark Society Inequality Nottingh Source Type: news

Researchers: drop the notion that more hours spent studying guarantees higher educational quality
(University of Copenhagen) Several Danish universities have a financial incentive to ensure that their students spend a great amount of time on study-related assignments. But the number of hours spent by students on their studies does not necessarily guarantee programme quality and student engagement, according to a critique by the researchers behind a new University of Copenhagen study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Denmark stops new oil adventures in the North Sea, and order existing rigs to shut down by 2050
Et bredt flertal i Folketinget har bes.tet, at der ikke bliver givet nye tilladelser til at lede efter olie og gas i Nordsøen. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Face masks offer no protection from the coronavirus to the people who wear them – study
(Natural News) A major study in Denmark found that face masks do not protect the people who wear them from contracting the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). However, the researchers do not have enough data to conclude whether face masks can prevent infected people from spreading the disease. The study was conducted by scientists from the University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news