Construction contract in Estonia (T1 shopping centre)
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - May 30, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Exercise Can Fuel Mental 'Time Travel' And Boost Creativity
This study identified this phenomenon by first recording the activity of hippocampal cells as rats became familiar with one part (Part A) of a spatial maze where lots of place cells and replay events were active. During the exploration of Part A, there was also a part of the maze that was blocked off, and the rats never experienced the other part (Part B). When the rats finally saw Part B of the maze, the experimenters discovered that some place-cell activity seen in the rest period, before Part B was ever revealed, actually predicted the pattern of activity seen when the rat was able to explore Part B of the maze. This...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dangerous Binge Drinking Has Increased Among Teens And Young Adults Around The Globe
PARIS (AP) — Alcohol consumption in wealthy, developed countries has declined over the past two decades but dangerous binge drinking has increased among the young, according to a new study released Tuesday. The 34-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says average annual alcohol consumption in its member countries has fallen 2.5 percent over the past 20 years to 9.1 liters (2.4 gallons) of pure alcohol per capita. But that overall trend hides a dangerous increase in hazardous drinking by young people, the OECD says, as measured by both the amount and the rate that alcohol is consumed. The OE...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangerous Binge Drinking Has Increased Among Teens And Young Adults Around The Globe
PARIS (AP) — Alcohol consumption in wealthy, developed countries has declined over the past two decades but dangerous binge drinking has increased among the young, according to a new study released Tuesday. The 34-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says average annual alcohol consumption in its member countries has fallen 2.5 percent over the past 20 years to 9.1 liters (2.4 gallons) of pure alcohol per capita. But that overall trend hides a dangerous increase in hazardous drinking by young people, the OECD says, as measured by both the amount and the rate that alcohol is consumed. The OE...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Centuries-Old Shipwreck Chock-Full Of Gold Found Off Finnish Coast
More than $150 million worth of gold treasure has been found in a centuries-old shipwreck discovered recently off the coast of Finland -- and it has archaeologists going gaga. Divers found the ship and its treasure -- 10,000 gold coins and jewelry -- south of the Finnish island of Jussarö, Discovery News reported. (Scroll down for photos.) The divers think the sunken vessel, a legendary 15th-century ship named Hanneke Wrome, sank in a storm. According to historic documents, the ship had more than 200 passengers and crew members aboard. In addition to the coins and jewelry, it carried 200 parcels of fabric and 1,20...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

YIT chosen as the constructor of the first phase in a residential project in Tallinn, Estonia
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - April 21, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Work-related psychosocial risk factors and mental health problems amongst nurses at a university hospital in Estonia: a cross-sectional study - Freimann T, Merisalu E.
AIM: Rapid changes in the Estonian health care system have placed extra pressure on the nursing profession, but the potential impacts of psychosocial changes have not been investigated. We aimed to explore the work-related psychosocial risk factors and the... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 18, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Order for four C-RAD systems from Estonia
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - March 30, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Over two hours screen time a day may raise a child’s blood pressure
Conclusion The study found a worryingly high incidence of high blood pressure in children of just over 10%, instead of the expected 5%. It also found that low levels of physical activity and high levels of “screen time” raised the risk. Although researchers adjusted their analysis for a range of other factors which might affect blood pressure (called confounders), it is always possible that other unmeasured factors could have affected the results. In addition, the study was reliant on parental estimates of the amount of sedentary behaviour their children had per day, which may be an over- or underestimate. Wear...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Over two hours screen time a day may raise a child's blood pressure
Conclusion The study found a worryingly high incidence of high blood pressure in children of just over 10%, instead of the expected 5%. It also found that low levels of physical activity and high levels of “screen time” raised the risk. Although researchers adjusted their analysis for a range of other factors which might affect blood pressure (called confounders), it is always possible that other unmeasured factors could have affected the results. In addition, the study was reliant on parental estimates of the amount of sedentary behaviour their children had per day, which may be an over- or underestimate. Wear...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Lifestyle/exercise Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Molecule could protect against Alzheimer's disease
ConclusionThis study showed that a molecule called Brichos can selectively block some of the toxic effects linked to the accumulation of amyloid protein in the brains of mice. The research on Brichos is at a very early stage, having only been tested in mice. Dr Laura Phipps of Alzheimer's Research UK says: "This study has revealed clues on how to block one important chain of events in the disease." Dr Doug Brown of the Alzheimer's Society added: "This revelation is exciting, as it gives scientists a whole new way of looking at the problem, opening the doors to possible new treatments."Contrast this...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology Source Type: news

Practical tool and procedure for workplace risk assessment: Evidence from SMEs in Estonia - Reinhold K, Jarvis M, Tint P.
This study focuses on a successful risk assessment procedure in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) where occupational health and safety resources may be less accessible than in larger companies with more labour force, time, knowledge and technology.... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 13, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ireland stumbles on international health service rankings
Latest rankings show Irish healthcare has fallen behind Macedonia, Estonia, Italy and Slovakia (Source: The Irish Times - Health)
Source: The Irish Times - Health - January 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estonia: health system review.
Authors: Lai T, Habicht T, Kahur K, Reinap M, Kiivet R, van Ginneken E Abstract This analysis of the Estonian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health-care provision, health reforms and health system performance. Without doubt, the main issue has been the 2008 financial crisis. Although Estonia has managed the downturn quite successfully and overall satisfaction with the system remains high, it is hard to predict the longer-term effects of the austerity package. The latter included some cuts in benefits and prices, increased cost sharing for certain services...
Source: Health systems in transition - November 11, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Making sense of risk: young Estonians drink-driving - Kobin M.
In Estonia, young people driving under the influence of alcohol is an issue of social concern. In 2009, half of the intoxicated drivers who were involved in traffic accidents were under the age of 30. To understand the phenomenon in a wider perspective, th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 7, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The results of the Comprehensive Assessments of ECB and EBA
On the 26th of October 2014, the results of European Central Bank and European Banking Authority review of asset quality and capital position under stressed conditions were made available. The standardized outcomes are reported for SEB Group and the four subsidiary banks in the euro area, ie Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Germany. (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 26, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Estonia finds African swine fever in wild boar
TALLINN (Reuters) - Estonia's Veterinary and Food Board said on Monday it had confirmed the country's first case of African swine fever in a wild boar. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pictures of the Week: Aug. 29 – Sept. 5
From the eruption of the Bardarbunga volcano and the first day of school around the world, to a debutante ball in Rio de Janeiro and a giant hippo in London’s river Thames, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.     (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 5, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Phil Bicker Tags: Uncategorized back to school Barak Obama Bardarbunga volcano El Comal mine Estonia Land Art festival Pictures of the Week West Indian Day Parade Source Type: news

Silvano Fashion Group decisions of the annual general meeting of shareholders
The annual general meeting of shareholders of AS Silvano Fashion Group (hereinafter SFG) was held on June 30, 2014, at 12:00 noon at Radisson Blu Hotel Olümpia conference hall “Epsilon” (Liivalaia 33, Tallinn, Estonia) (hereinafter Meeting). The agenda of the Meeting contained the items set out in the not]]> (Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 30, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Do alcohol excise taxes affect traffic accidents? Evidence from Estonia - Saar I.
OBJECTIVE: This paper examines the association between alcohol excise tax rates and alcohol-related traffic accidents in Estonia. METHODS: Monthly time series of traffic accidents involving drunken motor vehicle drivers from 1998 through 2013 were ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The role of gender, values, and culture in adolescent bystanders' strategies - Tamm A, Tulviste T.
We examined the relationship between adolescent bystanders' strategies for intervening in the bullying-like situation and their gender, values, and cultural origin. The sample consisted of 682 Estonian and Russian-Estonian adolescents (M age = 13.02 years)... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 19, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Tomato extract effects exaggerated
ConclusionThis study found that the blood vessels in people with cardiovascular disease who were taking statins dilated more after they were treated with a chemical called acetylcholine if they had been taking lycopene every day for two months, compared to those taking placebo pills.The lycopene tablet had no significant effect on any of the other outcomes the researchers looked at, and no effect in healthy volunteers, although it did increase lycopene levels in the blood.  Although impaired endothelial function is a known predictor of future heart disease, this is, at best, a surrogate outcome. It is no substitute fo...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

Tomato extract's heart effects exaggerated
ConclusionThis study found that the blood vessels in people with cardiovascular disease who were taking statins dilated more after they were treated with a chemical called acetylcholine if they had been taking lycopene every day for two months, compared to those taking placebo pills.The lycopene tablet had no significant effect on any of the other outcomes the researchers looked at, and no effect in healthy volunteers, although it did increase lycopene levels in the blood.  Although impaired endothelial function is a known predictor of future heart disease, this is, at best, a surrogate outcome. It is no substitute fo...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 10, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet Source Type: news

Critical assessment of the Baltic Model
(Linköping University) Austerity packages work. Look at the Baltic countries: they responded to the financial crisis with drastic measures. And succeeded.'This is a popular narrative amongst leading neoliberal economists,' says Charles Woolfson, professor of labor studies at REMESO, Linköping University. Together with Jeffrey Sommers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he recently co-edited a book on the financial crisis in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, published at Routledge. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 28, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

EACPR sheds a light on CVD prevention in Estonia and Sweden
This month, the National CVD Prevention Coordinators for Estonia and Sweden are providing a full report and detailed analysis of CVD prevention and rehabilitation in their country on the EACPR “Prevention in your country” section. Read the country reports from Estonia and Sweden. Topics: Cardiovascular Disease Prevention - Risk Assessment and Management (Source: ESC News and Press)
Source: ESC News and Press - April 17, 2014 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Is frequent mouthwash use linked to oral cancer?
Conclusion This multicentre study conducted across nine European countries has many strengths, including its large sample size. Most importantly, it adjusted for smoking and alcohol consumption, which are well-established risk factors for these cancers and could otherwise influence the association between oral health and dental hygiene and these cancers. The researchers also adjusted for other potential risk factors, such as socioeconomic status and how much fruit and vegetables people ate. However, there are some potential limitations. Although the researchers have made every effort to adjust for these confounders, as th...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 4, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Five-year 'death test' provides few answers
ConclusionThis large population-based study was able to show which people were at increased risk of dying from cardiovascular, cancer or other causes over a five-year period. However, the researchers could not predict which illness a person may be at higher risk of getting or provide an opportunity for targeted prevention or treatment strategies. Strengths of the study include the large sample size and the fact participants were taken from the general population. The results also remained statistically significant after adjusting for age, sex, current disease and many other recognised indicators of chronic disease.However,...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Cancer Diabetes Medical practice Source Type: news

The UK needs a revolution in the way maths is taught. Here's why…
Learning by rote is not the answer – unlocking the creative power of problem-solving is what will enthuse British schoolchildren and make them world-class, argues mathematician Conrad WolframReading the headlines of outrage after international school maths tests showed Britain lagging far behind Asian countries, you might conclude that our children are bad at maths. But is this the case?Even if the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) tests decently reflect today's maths standards, I believe that simply trying to climb up the table is wrong.The problem is not the difference between Britain and Shangh...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 23, 2014 Category: Science Tags: Analysis Mathematics Education policy China Features UK news The Observer Source Type: news

Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Pääbo – review
Svante Pääbo's pioneering exploration of ancient DNA may be about to reveal what makes us humanSvante Pääbo is the man who is rewriting the story of human evolution. From 1856, when the first Neanderthal skeleton was discovered in Germany, to the dawn of the 21st century, the map of our origins had to be pieced together entirely from fossils. All this changed with the coming of rapid DNA sequencing and the Human Genome Project.Pääbo realised that if intact DNA could be recovered from Neanderthals (who became extinct about 30,000 years ago) and other early human ancestors, comparing the DNA of ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Peter Forbes Tags: The Guardian Neanderthals Genetics Biology Culture Archaeology Reviews Books Anthropology Egyptology Human Genome Project Science Source Type: news

Svante Pääbo: the DNA hunter taking us back to our roots
Through his study of ancient DNA, the geneticist Svante Pääbo has identified the Neanderthal lurking in many of us – and turned paleontology on its headLeipzig's Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology is a striking edifice. Set among the drab housing blocks of former East Germany, the building, erected in 2003 and made largely of glass, curves gently like a banana round the edge of a suburban crescent. There is a pond in its huge forecourt with turtles and ducks. Television screens in its ground-floor cafeteria relay live images of orangutans and chimps from Leipzig zoo. There is a grand piano in...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Neanderthals Genetics Biology Books Features The Observer Interviews Science and nature Source Type: news

Over 40 new genetic markers found for rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the joints, but it can also affect other organs. In a recent international collaboration, researchers have discovered 42 new genetic markers associated with the condition, which they say could open doors to new treatments.Working together, researchers from Australia, Canada, China, Estonia, France, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the US embarked upon what they are describing as the largest international study to date on rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Arthritis / Rheumatology Source Type: news

Attitude towards figure owes more to how happy her life is than number on the scales
Researchers at Tallinn University in Estonia studied more than 250 women aged between 20 and 45 who were either living with their boyfriend or married. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

We have liftoff: the rocket enthusiasts having a blast in Scotland
Once a year, enthusiasts converge on a wet and windy moor in Scotland to launch homemade rockets that can reach heights of 15,000 feet. It's quite a blastThere's time. There's space time. And then there's rocket time. For John Bonsor – or Rocket Man, as he's often called in his home village of Glengarnock in Ayrshire – rocket time is the moments after a launch. "Time slows down," he says. "Each flight may last only a matter of seconds, but each second feels stretched out to a minute. Every detail of the flight is fixed in my mind: the fin that isn't keeping the rocke...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 20, 2013 Category: Science Authors: John Crace Tags: The Guardian Hobbies Engineering Technology Features Life and style Science Source Type: news

Non-fatal injuries resulting in activity limitations in Estonia--risk factors and association with the incidence of chronic conditions and quality of life: a retrospective study among the population aged 20-79 - Puur A, Altmets K, Saava A, Uusküla A, Sakkeus L.
This study examines th... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 6, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Flipping The Switch: What It Takes To Prioritize Electric Cars
Estonia now has the world's first nationwide electric car charger network. What would the U.S. have to do to make a similar leap?» E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news