COVID-19 Has Killed Nearly 200,000 Americans. How Many More Lives Will Be Lost Before the U.S. Gets It Right?
Forty-five days before the announcement of the first suspected case of what would become known as COVID-19, the Global Health Security Index was published. The project—led by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security—assessed 195 countries on their perceived ability to handle a major disease outbreak. The U.S. ranked first. It’s clear the report was wildly overconfident in the U.S., failing to account for social ills that had accumulated in the country over the past few years, rendering it unprepared for what was about to hit. At some point in mid-September—perha...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Thanks for the COVID Vaccine, but Can You Say That in Estonian? Thanks for the COVID Vaccine, but Can You Say That in Estonian?
It is hard enough developing a vaccine in record time to halt a global pandemic. But what if you need to print the instructions with every dose in Portuguese, Lithuanian and Greek?Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Baltic states to hit Lukashenko, other Belarus officials with sanctions
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will announce travel sanctions on about 30 Belarus officials, including President Alexander Lukashenko,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

The prevalence and patterns of exposure to interpersonal violence among men and women in Estonia - Lippus H, Soo K, Laanpere M, Yount KM, Part K, Ringmets I, Ainsaar M, Karro H.
BACKGROUND: To understand better the total burden of interpersonal violence on society, it is useful to assess the prevalence of interpersonal violence among both, men and women. Exposure to multiple forms of interpersonal violence, referred to as polyvict... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Modernized teaching material and methodology for road safety educators - Leek-Ambur H, Kikas A.
One of the project main objectives was to develop new study material for road safety education providers in order to improve road safety through the development of driving teachers' education in Estonia, Finland and Norway. In order to complete this object... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Combination drug treatments for COVID-19 show promise in cell culture tests
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) A team of Norwegian and Estonian researchers have established a cell culture that allows them to test antibody-laden plasma, drugs and drug combinations in the laboratory. A screen of 136 safe-in-human antiviral drugs and identified six promising candidates. One combination of two drugs was so effective that researchers hope others can begin clinical trials on the drugs now. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Evaluation of the effectiveness of a primary preventive program - Meinhard G.
The present study describes the development of the "Clear Picture...!? course program and examines its effectiveness. "Clear Picture...!?" is a one-day course on alcohol prevention aimed at Estonian adolescents aged 17 to 19 years and is carried out in edu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Testing the efficacy of a minimal-guidance online self-help intervention for alcohol misuse in Estonia: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial - Kaal E, Schaub MP, Wenger A, Ülesoo T, Blankers M, Haug S, Ebert DD, Riper H, Keough M, Noormets H, Kilp K.
BACKGROUND: Despite an initial steep decrease in alcohol misuse among Estonians through structural intervention means and the scaling up of alcohol counselling in the mid-2000's, most of the country's alcohol misuse indicators remain clearly higher than Eu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Women leaders rise in the COVID response for every woman, child and adolescent
Rt. Hon. Helen Clark, PMNCH Board Chair and Former Prime Minister of New Zealand joined with H.E. Ms Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia to host a high-level roundtable event organized by Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) alongside PMNCH and Women Deliver. The event brought together women leaders from around the world bonded by an unwavering conviction that action to address the immediate and secondary threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic on women ’s children’s and adolescents health must be taken to prevent a backslide on hard won gains. (Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health)
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - May 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child Source Type: news

Sea buckthorn leaf and twig extracts found to have antioxidant and anticoagulant activities
(Natural News) Sea buckthorn (Elaeagnus rhamnoides) is a thorny, fruit-bearing tree that’s native to Asia and Europe. It usually grows in high altitude mountain areas but can also be found along rocky shorelines. Today, sea buckthorn is cultivated on a large scale in China and Russia while different varieties of it are grown in European countries like Estonia,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women leaders take action for women and children during COVID-19
Women leaders from countries ranging from Estonia, New Zealand, Senegal and Costa Rica (full list below) convened to take action to protect some of the most vulnerable communities around the world in the context of COVID-19 and highlight the unique role of women and adolescents in responding to the pandemic. Meeting at a high-level roundtable event organized byEvery Woman Every Child (EWEC) alongsideThe Partnership for Maternal, Newborn& Child Health (PMNCH) andWomen Deliver, the leaders agreed that the pandemic represents an unprecedented threat to the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents worldwide...
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - May 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child Source Type: news

Women and children will pay for this pandemic – unless we act
By H.E. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of the Republic of Estonia; Rt Hon. Helen Clark, PMNCH Board Chair, former Prime Minister of New Zealand; H.E. Jorge Alcocer Varela, Secretary of Health of Mexico; and Hon. Gra ça Machel, PMNCH former Board Chair and Founder of the Graça Machel Trust. First published onnews.trust.org here:https://news.trust.org/item/20200526130612-rofbs Wherever COVID-19 strikes, it magnifies unfairness and inequality. In every nation and every community touched by the virus, hard-won progress for women, newborns and young people is being reversed. (Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health)
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child Source Type: news

Cross-cultural differences in driver aggression, aberrant, and positive driver behaviors - Ersan, Üzümcüoğlu Y, Azık D, Fındık G, Kaçan B, Solmazer G, Özkan T, Lajunen T, Öz B, Pashkevich A, Pashkevich M, Danelli-Mylona V, Georgogianni D, Berisha Krasniqi E, Krasniqi M, Makris E, Shubenkova K, Xheladini G.
The present study investigated differences in driver aggression for self and others within countries and cultural differences between driver aggression, aberrant, and positive driver behaviors across five countries (Estonia, Greece, Kosovo, Russia, and Tur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The fentanyl epidemic in Estonia: factors in its evolution and opportunities for a comprehensive public health response, a scoping review - Uusk üla A, Talu A, Vorbjov S, Salekešin M, Rannap J, Lemsalu L, Jarlais DD.
BACKGROUND: The spread of illicitly manufactured fentanyl has the potential to greatly increase the fatal overdoses in many places in the world. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the evolution of fentanyl use epidemic in Estonia. METHODS: this scop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

University of Tartu study shows a low prevalence of the coronavirus in Estonia
(Estonian Research Council) The results of a study conducted by the University of Tartu on the prevalence of the coronavirus were presented to the Government Committee responsible for the emergency situation on Tuesday. The results from the second week of the study continue to confirm the low prevalence of the virus in Estonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A recent study by food scientists confirms low fibre intake among Estonians
(Estonian Research Council) For normal gut and body function, the diet should contain sufficient amounts of (at least 25 -- 35 grams of) various (a variety of )dietary fibres. Fibres are a type of carbohydrates forming a big group of molecules of very different structures and sizes that have different functions in our body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ancient rocks show high oxygen levels on Earth 2 billion years ago
(University of Alberta) Earth may have been far more oxygen-rich early in its history than previously thought, setting the stage for the evolution of complex life, according to new research by scientists at the University of Alberta and the University of Tartu in Estonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 12, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Nature: Don't hope mature forests to soak up carbon dioxide emissions
(Estonian Research Council) Carbon dioxide (CO2) is sometimes described as " food for plants " as it is the key ingredient in plant photosynthesis. Experiments in which single trees and young, rapidly growing forests have been exposed to elevated CO2 concentrations have shown that plants use the extra carbon acquired through photosynthesis to grow faster. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Reimagining Farming Post-Covid Pandemic
Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, FAOBy Dr. Kakoli GhoshROME, Apr 6 2020 (IPS) Together with medical services and transportation, farming and food production have been correctly identified as ‘essential services’ by all countries under lockdown. The Covid-19 pandemic has not yet made a dent in the food supply and so far, there are no reports of shortage of essential food and agricultural goods. All cities and towns are actively coordinating with government agencies, farms, businesses and transport companies to maintain the supply chain and ensure full availability of food for the population, Kakoli Ghos...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kakoli Ghosh Tags: Economy & Trade Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Estonia won its war on fentanyl, then things got worse
Estonia won its war on fentanyl in 2017, when police busted the tiny Baltic nation's major suppliers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to slow down ageing?
(Estonian Research Council) Healthy ageing has become one of the priorities of research in Europe. Estonian researchers looked for differences in the immune systems of young and old people. They focused on monocytes and found that the monocytes of the elderly do not seem to produce as much energy, and there is an increase in inflammation markers compared to younger people. Looking into the future, this research gives food for thought as to how to slow down age-related changes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Collaboration brings cutting-edge prenatal testing to Estonia
An EU-funded knowledge-sharing project has made cutting-edge non-invasive prenatal testing techniques available to couples undergoing IVF in Estonia, boosting chances of pregnancy for those struggling with infertility there. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - March 18, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Estonia to bar foreign travelers from March 17
Estonia will stop foreign traveler from entering the country from March 17, in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the country's government said in a statement on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Personalised medicine increases IVF success rate
(Estonian Research Council) Becoming pregnant can be a lengthy and stressful process for one in every six couples. As fertility treatment protocols are based on the 'average woman', approximately 30 per cent of patients need a personalised approach in IVF. In January, the first babies were born in Estonia after the use of genetic testing prior to IVF treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cross-cultural differences in pedestrian behaviors in relation to values: a comparison of five countries - Solmazer G, Az ık D, Fındık G, Üzümcüoğlu Y, Ersan Ö, Kaçan B, Özkan T, Lajunen T, Öz B, Pashkevich A, Pashkevich M, Danelli-Mylona V, Georgogianni D, Berisha Krasniqi E, Krasniqi M, Makris E, Shubenkova K, Xheladini G.
This study compared pedestrian behaviors in five countries (Estonia, Greece, Kosovo, Russia, and Turkey) and investigated the relationships between these behaviors and values in each country. The study participants were 131 pedestrians for Estonia, 249 for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Doctors and immunologists implement a new approach for melanoma treatment
(Estonian Research Council) Worldwide, the incidence rates of skin cancer, like other types of cancer, is increasing. People in Europe and the Nordic countries are, compared to other areas of the world, at a higher risk of developing skin cancer due to their predominantly light and sun-sensitive skin type. The number of new cases of cancer in Estonia and Nordic countries has reached the same level as in sunny Australia, New Zealand and Florida. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Public Hospitals to Go Digital
[The Herald] Zimbabwe's public health institutions will have all patients' records available in digital form at any health facility after the United Arab Emirates (UAE) partnered Estonia in a project whose pilot phase will be launched within six months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: UAE, Estonian Experts Deal Seeks to Computerise Public Hospitals
[New Zimbabwe] The United Arab Emirates government, in partnership with Estonian e-Health experts, has unveiled a hospital computerisation programme that seeks to improve operations at the country's public health institutions with Sally Mugabe Hospital (formerly Harare Central Hospital) set to anchor the pilot project. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The fentanyl epidemic in Estonia: opportunities for a comprehensive public health response - Uusk üla A, Jarlais DD, Vorobjov S.
Jo Kimber and colleagues have announced a public health crisis in response to the record number of drug-related overdoses in Scotland, England, and Wales. Illicitly manufactured fentanyl emerged in Estonia in 2003, and, within a year, replaced heroin a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?
Rohingya refugees carry blankets at a camp in Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPSBy Farhana Haque RahmanROME, Nov 25 2019 (IPS) Statistics and stories. When aid agencies appeal for funding to tackle the latest refugee crisis and journalists do their reporting, then these are the two narratives most chosen — one impersonal and the other upfront and individual. The sheer numbers can feel overwhelming. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says more than 70 million people are currently displaced by conflict, the most since the Second World War. Among them are nearly 26 million who have fled their countries (over half under the age...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Featured Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Towards an urban political geography of transport: unpacking the political and scalar dynamics of fare-free public transport in Tallinn, Estonia - K ębłowski W, Tuvikene T, Pikner T, Jauhiainen JS.
In this article, we study the largest existing fare-free public transport (FFPT) programme, launched in 2013 in Tallinn, Estonia. Instead of focusing solely on the rationale and impact of fare-free public transport in terms of finances and travel patterns,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Country Visit to Estonia to Discuss Policies Relating to Antimicrobial Resistance
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 9/16/2019. This 34-page report summarizes a visit to Estonia from March 25-29, 2019, by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Health and Food Safety to assist the country in the preparation of its national strategy for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) based on a One Health perspective. It concludes that a One Health approach to tackle AMR issues in Estonia is not yet established, and outlines considerations that could be helpful in reviewing and ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sex disparities in premature adult mortality in Estonia 1995-2016: a national register-based study - Rahu K, Rahu M, Zeeb H.
OBJECTIVES: To quantify sex disparities in cause-specific premature adult mortality in Estonia, to determine the causes of death with the largest differences, to provide insight into related behaviours and to offer some guidance to public health policy-mak... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Operative versus non-operative treatment for 2-part proximal humerus fracture
(Estonian Research Council) Although increasingly used, the benefit of surgical treatment of displaced 2-part proximal humerus fractures has not been proven. This trial evaluates the clinical effectiveness of surgery with locking plate compared with non-operative treatment for these fractures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Police officers consider environmental crimes less important than conventional misconducts
(Estonian Research Council) Formally, environmental protection is a major global priority. At the same time, however, environmental crimes are not only extensive, but also expanding. Security elite, however, tend to underestimate their severity and tackling environmental crime is generally considered of little importance at law enforcement institutions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Population-scale DNA test paves way to personalised medicine
Estonian citizens could become significantly healthier following the launch of a pioneering nationwide DNA testing programme. The aim is to provide tailored treatment, preventive care and lifestyle advice, building on the work of an EU-funded project that is making personalised medicine effective and affordable for all. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - June 27, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Overweight men are inhibiting childbirth
(Estonian Research Council) About 15% of couples in fertile age have experienced fertility problems. Men contribute to 50% of the cases when a couple cannot achieve the desired pregnancy. The proportion of overweight men has tripled in parallel with the increase in fertility problems worldwide. The doctoral thesis conducted at the University of Tartu Institute of Clinical Medicine confirmed that central obesity affects fertility parameters negatively. To alleviate their fertility problems, men should pay attention to their lifestyle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New commitments galvanized in support of Every Woman Every Child to help advance the UHC agenda
In the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly,Every Woman Every Child hosted a high-level event and reception -Delivering Together for the Health and Well-being of Women, Children and Adolescents to Advance Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in partnership with the Government of Norway, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn& Child Health (PMNCH) and EWEC-LAC. The reception featured welcome remarks from Ms. Amina J Mohammed, the UN Deputy Secretary General, a keynote address by H.E. Ms. Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia and Co-Chair of the EWEC High Level Steering Group, and remarks by Mr. Aksel Jakobsen,...
Source: WHO Maternal, Newborn and Child Health - May 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: adolescent health [subject], adolescent, youth, young people, teen health, teenager, adolescence, adolescents, child health [subject], children's health, children, young child, child, maternal health [subject], maternal mortality, maternal, antenatal care Source Type: news

Latitudinal gradient of plant phylogenetic diversity explained
(Estonian Research Council) The most discussed global pattern of species diversity along the latitudinal gradient has now an evolutionary explanation: museum vs cradle hypothesis broken into pieces. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 26, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Smart nanoparticles help improve treatment of peritoneal tumors
(Estonian Research Council) Research carried out at the University of Tartu Faculty of Medicine used nanoparticles for the development of new imaging and treatment methods for peritoneal cancers. Tests showed that precision-guided anticancer nanoparticles have improved efficacy and reduced side effects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Croatia to Start the Exchange of ePrescriptions and Patient Summaries
For summer season, Croatia will dispense ePrescriptions for Finnish citizens and allow the access of Czech patient summaries, while Croatians travelling Estonia can get their ePrescriptions dispensed there. These exchanges will now be possible as the eHealth Network, comprising e-health agencies in Europe, agreed on 2 April 2019 that (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news

Unconventional Warfare and New Technologies Could Help Baltic States Deter Russian Intimidation, Aggression
Amid concerns that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are vulnerable to Russian intimidation and hybrid warfare, a new RAND Corporation report concludes that unconventional defense plans could help deter and counteract Russian aggression. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - April 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Unconventional Approaches Could Help Deter Russian Intimidation and Aggression Against the Baltic States
Amid concerns that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are vulnerable to Russian intimidation and hybrid warfare, a new RAND Corporation report concludes that unconventional defense plans could help deter and counteract Russian aggression. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - April 15, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Severe blunt trauma in Finland and Estonia: comparison of two regional trauma repositories - Saar S, Brinck T, Laos J, Handolin L, Talving P.
PURPOSE: Evolving trauma system of Estonia has undergone several reforms; however, performance and outcome indicators have not been benchmarked previously. Thus, we initiated a baseline study to compare demographics, management and outcomes of severely inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The black storks in Estonia are suffering from loneliness
(Estonian Research Council) One-third of the nests of the black stork in Estonia are inhabited by single birds who cannot breed due to lack of partner. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 6, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Links between adolescents' relationships with peers, parents, and their values in three cultural contexts - Tamm A, Kasearu K, Tulviste T, Trommsdorff G.
The study examined associations among adolescents' perceived mother-child and father-child relationship quality (intimacy, conflict, and admiration), perceived peer acceptance, and their values (individualism and collectivism) in a sample of 795 Estonian, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Estonia Houses The Biggest Biobank In Europe
With a clear vision of improving its healthcare system and create national value in the biotech sector, Estonia managed to create the biggest biobank in Europe (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 30, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Yiannis Mouratidis, Contributor Source Type: news

Britain is worse off for GP cover than Malta, Romania and Estonia, figures reveal
The UK has fewer GPs per person than Romania, Malta and Estonia. In official statistics, Britain was ranked 16th out of 21 countries for family doctors with just 76 per 100,000 inhabitants. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First EU Citizens Using ePrescriptions in other EU Country
The first EU patients can use digital prescriptions issued by their home doctor when visiting a pharmacy in another EU country: Finnish patients are now able to go to a pharmacy in Estonia and retrieve medicine prescribed electronically by their doctor in Finland. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - January 24, 2019 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Development Research and Development Source Type: news