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

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