Bless You: Hay fever and asthma affect more people - and earlier
(Aarhus University) Over fifty years, the proportion of young Danes who sneeze, rub itchy eyes or suffer a blocked nose because of pollen has grown from 7-8 per cent in the 1970s to 24 per cent today. And for asthma, the proportion has risen from 4 to 12 per cent during the same period. This is shown by a study of 53,000 Danish blood donors published by researchers from Aarhus University in collaboration with the Blood Bank. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Estimated transmissibility and impact of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 in England
A severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variant, VOC 202012/01 (lineage B.1.1.7), emerged in southeast England in September 2020 and is rapidly spreading toward fixation. Using a variety of statistical and dynamic modeling approaches, we estimate that this variant has a 43 to 90% (range of 95% credible intervals, 38 to 130%) higher reproduction number than preexisting variants. A fitted two-strain dynamic transmission model shows that VOC 202012/01 will lead to large resurgences of COVID-19 cases. Without stringent control measures, including limited closure of educational institutions and a greatly ...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 8, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Davies, N. G., Abbott, S., Barnard, R. C., Jarvis, C. I., Kucharski, A. J., Munday, J. D., Pearson, C. A. B., Russell, T. W., Tully, D. C., Washburne, A. D., Wenseleers, T., Gimma, A., Waites, W., Wong, K. L. M., van Zandvoort, K., Silverman, J. D., CMMID Tags: Epidemiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Training in compassion improves the well-being of relatives to people with mental illness
(Aarhus University) If relatives of people with mental illness become better at accepting the difficult emotions and life events they experience - which is what training in compassion is about - their anxiety, depression and stress is reduced. These are the results of a new study from the Danish Center for Mindfulness at Aarhus University. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Row Over Rare-Earth Deposits Could Bring Down Greenland's Government
Greenlanders are going to the polls Tuesday in a crucial election that could determine if the island taps its vast deposits of rare-earth minerals to fuel eventual independence from Denmark.(Image credit: NORDFOTO/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Biden Is Pouring Billions into Offshore Wind Energy. Will It Be Enough?
Susan Stewart, a Penn State engineering professor specializing in wind energy, waited more than 10 years to see an offshore wind turbine up close. A pregnancy caused her to miss a chance in 2005 to tour offshore turbines in Europe. There, offshore wind farms have produced clean energy since the early 1990s, but regulatory roadblocks and a lack of political will left plans for U.S. plants moldering in filing cabinets for years. Finally, in 2016, Stewart and a group of colleagues toured America’s first ocean wind farm, which had just been installed off Block Island, a popular Rhode Island vacation spot. “I was so...
Source: TIME: Science - April 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Characteristics of survivors of suicide seeking counseling from an NGO in Denmark: analyses of a national database - Erlangsen A, Fleischer E, Gunnell D, Nordentoft M.
OBJECTIVE: The loss of a friend or family member to suicide, i.e., surviving suicide, can be devastating. Yet, little is known regarding the support received by survivors of suicide. We aimed to examine the characteristics of survivors of suicide who sough... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Should We Keep Wearing Masks Even After the Pandemic Ends?
Riding the New York City subway during cold and flu season used to test your stomach. The woman next to you was coughing. The guy behind her was sneezing. Somebody was always fishing for a tissue. That’s a distant memory now. The subway is far emptier, for one thing—and with the riders onboard almost universally wearing masks, the chorus of sniffles and coughs has been silenced. During the pandemic, the need for that policy is clear. But should the masks stay even after COVID-19 is gone? Before vaccines began rolling out to the general public, masks were among the only tools available for containing SARS-CoV-2,...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Monitoring of Erosive Tooth Wear with Intraoral Scanners In vitro
 Caries ResearchCaries Reshttps://doi.org/10.1159/000514666AbstractIntraoral scanners (IOS) have been used to quantify tooth wear, but so far they have not been systematically validated for monitoring of tissue loss. The aim of this in vitro study was to investigate whether progression of tissue loss can be detected with an IOS and whether IOS values agree with those obtained with noncontacting profilometry (PRO) serving as a standard method. Model jaws were mounted in a phantom head positioned in a dental chair. Flattened areas were prepared on the non-load-bearing cusps of the first molars (model teeth;n = 16) in or...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 2, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

GS Krishnan takes over as new 'ABLE' President
GS Krishnan, formerly regional president& MD, Novozymes South Asia Pvt Ltd, a Danish biotech company, has taken charge as the new President of India's leading biotechnology industry organisation, the Association of Biotechnology-Led Enterprises (ABLE). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thromboembolism and the OxfordAstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: side-effect or coincidence?, The Lancet
Danish registry study (n=4, 915 ,426, 9 years of data) suggests that the reported number of thromboembolic events with the AZ vaccine does not seem to be increased vs incidence rates from the entire Danish population before the introduction of the vaccination programme. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: Gambian Philanthropist Gives to Karantaba Health Center, Others
[The Point] Sulayman Junkung Sawaneh, a Gambian philanthropist based in Denmark recently made series of donations to four health facilities in the Lower River and Central River Regions respectively. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 31, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Home fitness platform Motosumo scores €5M in Series A funding
The Danish fit-tech company offers live indoor cycling classes from any bike. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Tags: Investing, Digital Health, Business, Technology Source Type: news

Sweden clears AstraZeneca vaccine for use in over-65s
Jab remains on hold for younger people while Denmark maintains suspension for all age groups (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 25, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Denmark Extends Its Suspension of the AstraZeneca Vaccine
Officials want to investigate whether the vaccine is related to blood clots and other rare but dangerous problems. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thomas Erdbrink, Jasmina Nielsen, Monika Pronczuk, Kit Gillet and Christopher F. Schuetze Tags: internal-essential Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Denmark Source Type: news

Denmark prolongs suspension of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
Danish officials have decided to extend their suspension of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine by three weeks while they continue evaluating the vaccine’s potential link with blood clots (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Denmark to continue its suspension of vaccinations with the AstraZeneca coronavirus shot for another 3 weeks
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

New drug candidate against COVID-19
(University of Southern Denmark) There are no drugs that can cure people who are infected. But researchers at SDU have now developed a substance that can form the basis for the development of drugs against COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Danish regulator says woman who died after AstraZeneca jab had "unusual symptoms" including from blood clots
(Natural News) The Danish Medicines Agency (DKMA) said a patient who died of a blood clot after getting the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine exhibited “unusual symptoms.” Aside from bleeding, the 60-year-old woman had a low number of blood platelets and clots in small and large vessels. Denmark’s drug regulator added that a few similar cases were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Danish patients have brain hemorrhages following AstraZeneca jab
Two people in Denmark suffered brain hemorrhages after receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine, according to multiple reports. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark plans to restrict number of ‘non-Western’ residents in neighbourhoods
The bill aims to enforce the restriction within ten years (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Vaccine Under More Scrutiny After Denmark Death
The country’s drug agency is investigating whether these were side effects. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Finland ranked happiest country in the world-again
Denmark is in second place, followed by Switzerland and Iceland in the World Happiness Report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Substance use and violent victimization: evidence from a cohort of >82,000 patients treated for alcohol and drug use disorder in Denmark - Seid AK, Hesse M, Houborg E, Thylstrup B.
Although the association between substance use and violence has been well established, knowledge on predictors for violent victimization of individuals treated for alcohol use disorder (AUD) or drug use disorder (DUD) is lacking. Using Goldstein's triparti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

EU IN CRISIS: Deadly rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine destroys EU's reputation, shatters image of unity within bloc
(Natural News) The European Union is facing a crisis due to the continent’s chaotic and deadly rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Multiple nations within the EU had suspended their use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine over reports of dangerous blood clots, including Portugal, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, France, Estonia and Denmark.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Virus Reinfections Rare, but Riskiest After Age 65 COVID-19 Virus Reinfections Rare, but Riskiest After Age 65
Researchers in Denmark report the first large-scale study on SARS-CoV-2 reinfection rates, adding evidence to previous anecdotal reports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - March 18, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fewer than 1% of people who previously tested positive for COVID-19 are reinfected with the virus
A new study from the Statens Serum Institut in Copenhagen, Denmark foundhust 0.65% who tested positive during the first wave were reinfected compared to 3.3% who were newly infected. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disability highest for schizophrenia and personality disorders
(University of Queensland) A Danish-Australian research team studied a cohort of 6.9 million Danish residents in the Danish Psychiatric Central Research Register to understand the burden of disability associated with 18 mental and substance use disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus reinfections are rare, Danish researchers report
Prior infection with the coronavirus reduced the chances of a second bout by about 80% in people under 65, but only by about half in those older than 65. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 18, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

You Should Still Get Vaccinated Even If You ’ve Already Had COVID-19, Study Shows
In one of the first large studies exploring immunity from natural infection with COVID-19, researchers in Denmark found some surprising trends—including evidence that even those who previously contracted the disease should still get vaccinated. In the study, published March 17 in medical journal The Lancet, researchers took advantage of repeated coronavirus test results from about 4 million people in order to track how often those previously infected with SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—were reinfected. Since the test results were tied to people’s health records, the scientists could anony...
Source: TIME: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Older people more likely to catch Covid a second time
Study finds under-65s have about 80% protection from virus for at least six months but over-65s only 47%Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOlder people who have recovered from Covid cannot assume they are immune from a second attack, according to a new study that shows the under-65s are much less susceptible to reinfection.The study carried out in Denmark found that the under-65s had about 80% protection for at least six months from catching Covid a second time. But the over-65s had only 47% protection.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Coronavirus Health Science Society World news Denmark Vaccines and immunisation Source Type: news

Coronavirus Reinfections Are Rare, Danish Researchers Report
People over 65 are more likely to experience a second bout with the virus, according to a large study of medical records. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: your-feed-science Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Elderly Lancet, The (Journal) Denmark Immune System Research Vaccination and Immunization Source Type: news

MagVenture introduces new solution to improve the ease of use for non-invasive brain stimulation
ALPHARETTA, Ga., March 17, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- MagVenture, the Danish medical device company behind MagVenture TMS Therapy®, introduces the MagVenture Flow Arm — a patent pending*, clinical positioning system to optimize ... Devices, Neurology, Product Launch MagVenture, TMS Therapy, MagVenture Flow Arm, brain stimulation (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

India says it has no concern about AstraZeneca vaccine side effects
​​The safety committee was also looking at "serious thromboembolic events" from the UK. Sweden and Latvia on Tuesday joined Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway in the suspension of the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine: which countries have paused jab and why
Analysis: Germany, France, Spain and Italy head an expanding list of EU countries to have put its use on holdA host of European countries have put all vaccinations with this jab on hold, including Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Norway and Ireland. Some others such as Estonia and Austria have suspended vaccinations from particular batches of the vaccine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation UK news Infectious diseases Health policy Medical research Science AstraZeneca Source Type: news

Inequality, COVID-19 and the Plight of the Young
Credit: @ Mahnaz YazdaniBy Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Mar 16 2021 (IPS) Inequality characterizes the world we live in, predisposing how we act and think. We perceive our existence as composed of dichotomies – men and women, young and old, black or white, as well as a difference between those who have and those who do not have access to wealth, health, education and influence. Dichotomies are also born out of comparisons, about how things are now and how they could have been, how they were before and how they are now. COVID-19 is on the mind of a majority of the world’s population and as in everything else wh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Economy & Trade Education Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

AstraZeneca announces further cuts in COVID vaccine deliveries to EU citing production woes at Belgian plant and export restrictions...
Ireland follows Denmark and Norway which suspended the use of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday over blood clotting concerns. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: Dr Jarvis says 'blood clots happen all the time' - AstraZeneca side effects
COVID vaccine AstraZeneca has been suspended by the Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic authorities. This is in response to a report of a deadly blood clot. However, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said the move is "precautionary". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark, Norway, and Iceland Suspend AstraZeneca COVID Shots After Blood Clot Reports Denmark, Norway, and Iceland Suspend AstraZeneca COVID Shots After Blood Clot Reports
Health authorities in Denmark, Norway, and Iceland on Thursday suspended the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine shots following reports of the formation of blood clots in some people who had been vaccinated.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

No reason not to keep using AstraZeneca vaccine, says WHO
World Health Organization tells countries to continue using jab while it looks into blood clot reportsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA World Health Organization expert advisory committee is looking at the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine after some countries paused its distribution, but there is no reason not to use it, a spokeswoman has said.Health authorities in countries including Denmark, Norway and Icelandhave suspended use of the vaccine in response to reports of the formation of blood clots in some people who have received it.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Leyland Cecco in Toronto and agencies Tags: Coronavirus Vaccines and immunisation AstraZeneca Asia Pacific Thailand Infectious diseases Science World news World Health Organization Source Type: news

European Countries Suspend Use of AstraZeneca Shots Over Worries About Blood Clots
Millions of people have received the vaccine without safety problems, and there is no evidence of any causal link between the vaccine and blood clots. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Robbins and Thomas Erdbrink Tags: Vaccination and Immunization Blood Clots AstraZeneca PLC Denmark Italy Norway Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Source Type: news

Denmark, Norway and Iceland suspend AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine over blood clotting
A small number of people developed clots after receiving the vaccine. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark suspends AstraZeneca COVID vaccine after blood clot reports
They said six other European countries had halted the use of a vaccine batch from AstraZeneca. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can the Oxford vaccine cause blood clots? MHRA issues statement
DENMARK today announced it would stop delivering doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, joining other countries in Europe amid fears of blood clotting. Can the Oxford vaccine cause blood clots? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abducting children abroad: gender, power, and transnational mobility in immigrant family conflicts - Liversage A.
Utilizing life story interviews of immigrant women whose children were abducted by abusive (ex-)husbands, the article unpacks a three-part pattern of transnational mobility: first, husbands apply strategies of coercive control to dominate wives in Denmark;... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Gunshot homicides in Denmark 1992-2016 - Thomsen AH, Leth PM, Hougen HP, Villesen P.
The majority of homicides in the world are caused by firearms and a good understanding of gunshot wounds is important for the forensic pathologist. We have analyzed all 315 homicides by gunshots in Denmark during 1992-2016 with focus on information relevan... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Denmark pauses AstraZeneca vaccine jabs to probe blood clots
Denmark says it has temporarily suspended use of the coronavirus vaccine made by AstraZeneca after reports of blood clots in some people, but its health authority says it has no evidence the vaccine was responsible (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Denmark suspends use of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine
Three Norwegian cities and Iceland also halt use after one person in Denmark died following jab (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - March 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Denmark suspends use of AstraZeneca Covid vaccine over reports of blood clots
"It is important to emphasize that we have not opted out of the AstraZeneca vaccine, but that we are putting it on hold," the country's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca vaccine suspended: Why has Denmark stopped using the Oxford Covid jab?
DENMARK has announced it will no-longer administer the AstraZeneca vaccine, marking another blow to the company in Europe. Why has Denmark stopped using the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Denmark has suspended AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine over concerns about blood clots
Denmark's health authorities said it wasn't yet clear whether several cases of blood clots were directly linked to AstraZeneca's... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news