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

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

The prevalence of work accidents in Estonian agriculture in 2008-2017 - Eda Merisalu (Estonian University of Life Sciences IT, Anni Enn (Estonian University of Life Sciences IT.
Occupational accidents in agriculture are a problem all over the world. The costs of accidents are high to the employer and to the national economy as a whole. Work-related ill-health and injury is costing the European Union 3.3% of its GDP. In Estonia, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Have you ever ‘ Stormed a Castle ’ and created massive change?
Have you ever got to a point and thought ‘enough is enough, something has to change’? If you have then you have arrived at the castle gates; what you then need to decide is whether you are going to Storm the Castle, issue the challenge and be the change you want to see, or whether you’re going to pass by, unnoticed in the crowd. Everything in the world that we know from the table you might be sitting at or the web you are surfing has been created originally from the mind of one man or woman. Every revolution, from the big to the small, stems from just one person’s willingness to Storm a Castle. They...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - September 15, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Happiness 3 principles change inspiration Source Type: news

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

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

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

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