Germany blocks NATO ally Estonia from giving military support to Ukraine as it faces a possible Russian invasion: report
Germany has opposed sending weapons to Ukraine to avoid provoking Russia while also citing Nazi atrocities committed in the region. #nazi #atrocities (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthcare professionals' and patients' attitudes toward the causes and management of aggression in Estonian psychiatric clinics: a quantitative cross-sectional comparative study - Lenk-Adusoo M, H ürden L, Tohvre R, Tretjakov I, Evert L, Haring L.
BACKGROUND: To enhance patient aggression management efficacy and to reduce the use of coercive interventions in inpatient psychiatric care, it is important to know the attitudes of all involved parties towards the aggression and its management. AIMS: This... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Trends in traumatic spinal cord injuries in Estonia from 1997 to 2018 - Sabre L, Niinemets M, Asser A, Asser T, K õrv J.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze time trends in incidence, causes and risk factors for traumatic spinal cord injuries (TSCI) in Estonia between 1997-2007 and 2008-2018. DESIGN: Retrospective, population-based cohort study. SETTING: Specialized trauma centres ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Population Ageing: An Inescapable Future
Governments and the public need to recognize, understand and respond to the ageing of human populations in the 21st century, which is the inescapable demographic future of nations worldwide. Credit: Maricel Sequeira/IPSBy Joseph ChamiePORTLAND, USA, Jan 5 2022 (IPS) The ageing of human populations is an inescapable demographic future. That evolving and universal future is increasingly challenging governments and the public, who are by and large ill prepared for that certain future. Whereas the 20th century was one of record setting rapid population growth with world population nearly quadrupling, the 21st century is one of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Happiness and suicide in European nations - Lester D.
For 16 European nations, a measure of happiness from a social survey was not associated with either national male or female suicide rates. The nations in the sample were Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Norw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

'The pandemic affected my life in a negative way': the experiences of Estonian children in child protective services during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic - Toros K.
This study investigates children's experiences concerning the effect of the containment measures associated with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on their daily lives. A small-scale study using in-depth, semi-structured interviews was conducted in Eston... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Estonia plans new restrictions to avoid lockdown like Latvia
Estonia’s health minister says the Baltic country is considering new coronavirus restrictions on top of the ones that took effect Monday but is seeking to avoid a general lockdown like the one imposed by neighboring Latvia (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Estonia tightens virus certificate criteria as cases rise
People in Estonia no longer can use negative test results to obtain the coronavirus certificates needed to attend sporting events, movie showings, indoor public meetings and other events (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

People who have at least one energy drink a week 'are TWICE as likely to break the speed limit'
A 'need for excitement' could be driving people to engage in 'risky' behaviours such as speeding, and energy drink and fast food consumption according to new Estonian study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 related travel restrictions prevented numerous wildlife deaths on roads: A comparative analysis of results from 11 countries - B íl M, Andrášik R, Cícha V, Arnon A, Kruuse M, Langbein J, Náhlik A, Niemi M, Pokorny B, Colino-Rabanal VJ, Rolandsen CM, Seiler A.
Millions of wild animals are killed annually on roads worldwide. During spring 2020, the volume of road traffic was reduced globally as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. We gathered data on wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVC) from Czechia, Estonia, Fin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya, Estonia Call for Global Effort to Tackle Covid-19, Climate Change
[East African] Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Estonian counterpart Kersti Kaljulaid say the world must come together and make efforts to overcome the effects of Covid-19 and climate change. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Closed Borders and Hostile Receptions Await Afghan Refugees
By Farhana Haque RahmanTORONTO, Canada, Aug 30 2021 (IPS) Whether desperately trying to get a place on the last evacuation flights out of Kabul or trekking to the borders with neighbouring Pakistan and Iran, tens of thousands of Afghans are fleeing their country once more. Events are unfolding at speed. The Taliban are establishing a central government in the capital to fill the void of the collapsed western-backed administration, but they do not control all the country as the protracted civil war enters a new stage. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says that in its “worst case scenario” it is preparing for around 5...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bring in the kids: Estonian city targets youths for jabs
Estonian city targets kids for vaccine jabs. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

View of Estonian artists on the Soviet political-aesthetic project was ironic and playful
(Estonian Research Council) Liisa Kaljula, a doctoral student at the Tallinn University School of Humanities, defended her doctoral thesis Estonian Sots Art! Signs of Soviet Visual Culture in Estonian Art of the Late Soviet Era. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Estonian teachers have a strong belief in students' creativity
(Estonian Research Council) Stanislav Nemerzhitski, a doctoral student at the Tallinn University School of Educational Sciences, defended his doctoral thesis Conditions for Creativity in Estonian School: Teachers' and Students' Beliefs about Creativity and Creative School Climate (Tingimused loovuse soodustamiseks Eesti koolis: Õ petajate ja õ pilaste uskumused loovuse ja loovust soodustava koolikliima kohta). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Effects of a minimal-guided online intervention for alcohol misuse in Estonia: a randomized controlled trial - Augsburger M, Kaal E, Ülesoo T, Wenger A, Blankers M, Haug S, Ebert DD, Riper H, Keough M, Noormets H, Schaub MP, Kilp K.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Estonia has one of the highest alcohol-attributable mortality rates within the European Union. The aim of this study was to estimate the efficacy of an online self-help intervention to reduce problem drinking at the population level. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

India in touch with EU members for reciprocal acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines: MEA
Eight EU countries Austria, Germany, Slovenia, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Estonia and Spain have confirmed that they will accept Covishield for travel entry. It is learnt that Switzerland and Netherlands have also given go-ahead to the COVID-19 vaccine being produced by the Serum Institute of India. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safety effects of legislative policies in Estonia [conference abstract] - Saar I.
In this study I focused on the effects of mandatory smoking alarm ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Relying on native language is the most successful strategy when learning idioms
(Estonian Research Council) Rita Anita Forssten, doctoral student at the School of Humanities in Tallinn University, defended her doctoral thesis 'The effects of L1-L2 analogy and transparency in Estonian adolescents' EFL idiom comprehension.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding, PHE (updated 14th June 2021)
Information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. 14 June 2021 Added links to large print and Braille versions. 19 May 2021 Added links to the Estonian, Greek and Panjabi translated versions. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estonia is the first Baltic nation to ban fur farming
Estonia becomes the 14th European nation to ban fur farming following years of campaigning by local animal welfare groups to get the ban done. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Younger generations use English words and phrases frequently and intensely
(Estonian Research Council) Doctoral thesis shows younger generations use English words and phrases frequently and intenselyHelin Kask of Tallinn University's School of Humanities defended her doctoral thesis " English-Estonian code-copying in Estonian blogs and vlogs " on 3 May. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Recolonization of Europe after the last ice age started earlier than previously thought
(Estonian Research Council) A study that appeared today on Current Biology sheds new light on the continental migrations which shaped the genetic background of all present Europeans. The research generates new ancient DNA evidence and direct dating from a fragmentary fossil mandible belonging to an individual who lived ~17,000 years ago in northeastern Italy (Riparo Tagliente, Verona). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Large study identified new genetic link to male infertility
(Estonian Research Council) Researchers from the University of Tartu (Estonia) and the Wellcome Sanger Institute (UK) carried out the largest and most exhaustive genetic study to date looking at Y-chromosome-linked infertility in men. Analysing the DNA of patients with spermatogenic impairment at the Andrology Centre of Tartu University Hospital, researchers found a previously undescribed subtype of the Y chromosome, which, in a substantial number of men of European ancestry, increases the risk of fertility issues nearly nine times. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hidden genetic defects contain real risks for serious diseases
(Radboud University Medical Center) For the first time researchers from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Radboudumc, Maastricht UMC+ and international colleagues have gained insight into the " hidden genetic defects " of the general European population. This is important because these defects, if inherited from both father and mother, can lead to all kinds of illnesses in their children. Research in the Dutch and Estonian population shows that every person has two to four such hidden genetic defects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Estonia's prime minister tests positive for COVID-19
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas has tested positive for COVID-19 and says she will self-quarantine until she has recovered from the virus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Norovirus in Sweden linked to shrimp from Estonia
Outbreaks of norovirus in Sweden linked to shrimp from Estonia may have affected about 100 people. Reports from local authorities have... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Vaccine Passports Are Controversial But Their Technology Will Bring Big Benefits to Developing Countries
UN Secretary-General António Guterres gets vaccinated against COVID-19 at Adlai Stevenson High School in the Bronx, New York last week. Credit: UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeBy Ian RichardsGENEVA, Mar 4 2021 (IPS) The United Nations is using the digital government technology behind vaccine passports to help developing countries provide essential services to their vulnerable populations. After a year of Zoom meetings and with vaccinations slowly rolling out, international travel is making a come-back. The demand is there, even as the virus lingers. Many, especially from developing countries, need to get to work and send ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ian Richards Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Estonian UV tech company release virus-killing air purifier
Respiray ’s wearable device allegedly kills over 99% of viruses and bacteria with UV light and filter. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 25, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Asian shares hit record high on stimulus hopes; Estonia tests vaccine 'passports'
Progress with vaccinations also boosts investor optimism; Spain cases pass 3m; boss of Johnson& Johnson says annual vaccine may be needed for ‘several years’What are the new UK anti-Covid border restrictions?Wuhan lab leak theory of Covid origin ‘unlikely’ says WHO teamEurope ’s oldest person survives Covid and set to celebrate 117th birthdayMuslim families complain to UN over Sri Lankan Covid cremations4.39amGMTThe hope of a large government stimulus to help theAmerican economy recover from the Covid-induced downturn, and further good progress with vaccinations programs around the world, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ben Doherty Tags: US news Vaccines and immunisation Europe Health Science Source Type: news

Machine learning generates realistic genomes for imaginary humans
(Estonian Research Council) Machines, thanks to novel algorithms and advances in computer technology, can now learn complex models and even generate high-quality synthetic data such as photo-realistic images or even resumes of imaginary humans. A study recently published in the international journal PLOS Genetics uses machine learning to mine existing biobanks and generate chunks of human genomes which do not belong to real humans but have the characteristics of real genomes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Estonia to become the only country in the world with a female president and female prime minister
In the week when the United States of America has gotten its first female vice-president, Estonia will become the only country in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ph.D. thesis defended at TalTech investigates the effects of economic uncertainty in Europe
(Estonian Research Council) In current turbulent times, people are concerned not only about their health, but also about their economic situation. While many research papers focus on the economy of the United States, the doctoral thesis defended recently at TalTech investigates the developments in European economies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Visual figure discrimination is more closely related to linguistic t
(Estonian Research Council) Doctoral student from the School of Natural Sciences and Health Valdar Tammik defended his doctoral thesis 'Relationships between dominant structure of word meanings and visual figure discrimination'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Estonia to participate in VaccineGuard pilot
Estonia, Hungary and Iceland are the first countries to sign up to the new platform supporting the global COVID-19 vaccination programme. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - January 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Reform Party leader tasked to form Estonia's new government
Estonia’s president has tasked the leader of the main opposition party to form a new government a day after Prime Minister Juri Ratas stepped down in the wake of a corruption scandal in the ruling Center Party (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

TalTech's neuroscientists investigate the causes of a widespread eye disease
(Estonian Research Council) Fuchs' corneal dystrophy is one of the most common eye diseases diagnosed in almost 5% of the population of Europe aged 40 years or over. It is a hereditary eye disease that causes vision impairment and typically manifests in middle age. The first symptoms of the disease - blisters on the surface of your cornea - resemble cataract at first glance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Estonian-led international network publishes first study of growing influence of social media
(Estonian Research Council) The Global Digital Human Rights Network has published a study on the growing role of social media in the processing of information and the fight against misinformation related to COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What do we know about the impact of sexual violence on health and health behaviour of women in Estonia? - Lippus H, Laanpere M, Part K, Ringmets I, Karro H.
BACKGROUND: Sexual violence against women is a major public health issue and a breach of human rights. Although various consequences of sexual violence on health have been described in a large number of scientific publications, very little is known about t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WHO Looks at Possible'e-Vaccination Certificates' for Travel WHO Looks at Possible'e-Vaccination Certificates' for Travel
The World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend countries issuing"immunity passports" for those who have recovered from COVID-19, but is looking at prospects of deploying e-vaccination certificates like those it is developing with Estonia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The impact of Neandertal DNA on human health
(Estonian Research Council) A researcher at the University of Tartu described new associations between Neandertal DNA and autoimmune diseases, prostate cancer and type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A new era is dawning in diagnosing sexually transmitted infections in men
(Estonian Research Council) Researchers and doctors from the University of Tartu and Tartu University Hospital evaluated the use of a novel revolutionary method, flow cytometry, for diagnosing urethritis in Estonian men. The study published in PLOS ONE confirmed the efficiency of the method and showed that most often urethritis was due to chlamydia. Gonorrhoea caused the strongest urethral inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Comparison of coronavirus antibody tests revealed too optimistic claims
(Estonian Research Council) A study by University of Tartu researchers indicates that the sensitivity of tests used to detect viral antibodies in a blood sample may differ significantly. The combination of several tests may give the best result. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Gene donors at high risk for cancer received feedback
(Estonian Research Council) Researchers at the Estonian Genome Center at the University of Tartu studied how people at high risk for breast, ovarian or prostate cancer responses to the feedback of genetic findings. Gene donors who chose to receive results appreciated being contacted and considered the information provided to be valuable. Authors find that knowing more about people's genetic traits will significantly expand the chances of early detection of breast-, ovarian- and prostate cancer in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Methods developed by biorobotics engineers help make hydropower plants more fish-friendly
(Estonian Research Council) In the Europe-wide FIThydro project, TalTech researchers worked with industry partners to study existing hydroelectric power plants. Together with researchers across Europe, they developed new assessment methods and technologies with the goal of making hydropower more fish-friendly and environmentally sustainable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: England begins lockdown as Russia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland see record case rises
Latvia and Estonia also confirmrecord one-day infections;Cyprus introducesnight-time curfew; England ’slockdown beginsDenmark plans to cull 15m mink over Covid mutation fearsChina bans non-Chinese arrivals from UK as England enters lockdownUS sets record for daily new cases average one day after electionRussia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland see record daily casesUK coronavirus updates – live9.48amGMTThe patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church has been hospitalized after testing positive for the new coronavirus, days after leading prayers at a large public funeral for the head of the church in Montenegro, who di...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Archie Bland (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Europe UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Study provides clues on curbing the aggressive nature of coronavirus
(Estonian Research Council) Recent study by Estonian researchers in University of Tartu explains how coronavirus is activated before attacking the cell and what could help to impede that. The study published in Scientific Reports, takes us a step closer to understanding why the spread of SARS-CoV-2 has been so rapid and aggressive. The studied virus activation mechanism is also one potential target for developing drugs for the treatment of COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news