To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child
Honorine Meda became pregnant herself at the age of nineteen. Now she helps raise awareness of teenage pregnancy among girls in Dissin.By Guy DinmoreDISSIN, Burkina Faso, Jul 28 2021 (IPS) Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso’s verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels. Thanks to a program by the German development agency (GIZ) and their Pro Enfant initiative, Honorine trained to counsel teenage girls in Dissin on how to avoid pregnancies. She became pregnant herself, with her now three-year-old son, when she was 19. It was tough...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guy Dinmore Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights TerraViva United Nations Women's Health GIZ 2021 Source Type: news

At least 2 killed in German chemical blast; 31 injured
An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany has killed at least two people, with 31 others injured and several still missing hours later (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Namibia: Another Large Consignment of Medical Supplies Arrives From Germany
[Namibia Economist] The combined value of all German assistance to Namibia in the fight against the Corona virus, is approaching N$200 million. This week, another batch of medical supplies, valued at around N$4 million arrived in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 27, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with the diagnosis of depression in women followed in gynecological practices in Germany - Drewes M, Kalder M, Kostev K.
BACKGROUND: There are many diagnoses in the field of gynecology that can severely impact the lives of patients and that are associated with an increased risk of developing depression. The goal of this study was to investigate which gynecological diagnoses ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Five people missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site
Five people were missing and several injured after an explosion rocked an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen on... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA asks Pfizer, Moderna to test their vaccines in more children to help rule out safety issues
The changes to ongoing trials run by Moderna and Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech could delay the availability of the vaccine to children between the ages of 5 and 11 beyond the hoped-for timeline of early fall, although it is unclear by how much. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

The 6 Factors That Will Determine the Severity of the COVID-19 Surge in the U.S. This Fall
Here we go again. The United States is now experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19, with very rapidly rising infections. The surge in new daily cases is driven by the Delta variant, which makes up 83% of sequenced samples in the U.S. and which is estimated to be twice as transmissible as the original strain. One of the reasons that Delta spreads more easily is that a person infected with this variant has a viral load 1,000 times higher than someone infected with the original version of SARS-CoV-2. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] Hospitalizations and deaths are also rising, though more slowly than cases, reflect...
Source: TIME: Health - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Nahid Bhadelia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

PerkinElmer spends $5.3B on its fourth acquisition this year
Life sciences giant PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI) is making yet another acquisition, this time the biggest one in its history, buying San Diego, Calif.-based BioLegend for $5.25 billion in cash and stock. Goldman Sachs provided bridge financing for the deal. The transaction marks PerkinElmer's fourth such deal since the beginning of May. The Waltham company recently acquired SIRION Biotech GmbH, a German provider of viral vector-based technologies for use in cell and gene therapies, for an undisclosed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

BioNTech seeks to develop a more effective malaria vaccine
German group behind successful Covid jab hopes to have a vaccine in trials by 2022 (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

‘When disaster strikes, you have to help’: the volunteers in a global crisis
From Syrians helping in Germany ’s floods to Russian CrossFitters fighting fires, ordinary people helping to tackle the climate crisisWhen Anas Alakkad, a Saarland-based translator and paramedic from Damascus, saw pictures of the flooded German towns on his Facebook feed on Sunday night, he fired off messages to Syrian friends around Germany.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 26, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Philip Oltermann, Vincent Ni, Gabrielle Canon and Andrew Roth Tags: Climate change Flooding Environment Science Germany China Russia US news Syria Source Type: news

New US and German collaboration aims to produce green hydrogen more efficiently
(University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts& Sciences) The US National Science Foundation and the German Research Foundation have joined forces to award the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Technical University of Darmstadt a three-year $720,000 research grant to explore opportunities to more efficiently produce green hydrogen, a clean and renewable source of energy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Boston Red Sox end Domingo German's no-hit bid in 8th inning, storm back to beat New York Yankees
Held hitless into the eighth inning by Domingo German and looking feeble, Alex Verdugo and the Red Sox suddenly erupted for five runs to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germans divided over restrictions for the unvaccinated
Unvaccinated people may face restrictions in Germany, official says (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Yankees go up in flames for crushing loss to Red Sox
After Domingo German flirted with history, the Yankees went up in flames again in a 5-4 loss to the Red Sox on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German politicians criticize warning to unvaccinated people
Unvaccinated people may face restrictions in Germany, official says (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

German politicians criticize warning to unvaccinated people
BERLIN (AP) — German politicians across the political spectrum on Sunday criticized a warning by Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hijacking of the aircraft OK ADN L410 Turbolet on June 8, 1972 - forensic medical notes - Franti šek V, Miroslav H, Jan K, Michal B, Zdeněk.
On 8 June 1972, the Czechoslovak OK DNN aircraft carrier L410 Turbolet was delivered to the regular line Marianske Lazne - Prague to the Federal Republic of Germany. About 8 minutes after the launch from Marianske Lazne Airport, the likely head of the grou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

No increased injury incidence in the German Bundesliga after the SARS-CoV-2 virus lockdown - Krutsch W, Hadji A, Tr öß T, Szymski D, Aus der Fünten K, Gärtner B, Alt V, Meyer T.
This study investigates whether the inj... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Will Empty Stands Affect Olympic Athletes in Tokyo?
The Opening Ceremony provided the first taste of what an Olympics without fans is like—devoid of the normal buzz of excitement and roar of the appreciative crowd, it was more solemn than celebratory. But it’s one thing to miss the noise for Opening Ceremony, quite another when it’s gone from the competitive events. Not every sport will be as affected by the loss of spectators at the Tokyo Games. Athletes competing in events like archery, which requires concentration and quiet, for example, might actually appreciate the respite. But team-based sports and events like swimming races might seem, well, a littl...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized olympics Tokyo Olympics Source Type: news

PET/CT shows promise predicting outcomes in head, neck cancer
PET/CT imaging may help predict outcomes in patients on immunotherapy for hea...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Total-body PET/CT scanner in the works Theragnostics, German hospital to study THG-008 for PET PET radiomics tailor head/neck cancer treatment RT + immunotherapy = head/neck cancer treatment option CT lung screening can catch recurring head, neck cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Germany toughens rules for travel from Spain, Netherlands
Germany is listing Spain and the Netherlands as “high-incidence areas.” (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Critical rail lines across Europe closing for "months" following biblical flooding
(Natural News) Large swaths of Western Europe have been left decimated following torrential rains that flooded towns and cities across Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands over the past several days. Sizeable stretches of rail lines are now completely unusable or destroyed, thanks to the flooding, which experts say could take months or even years to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sulphur-crested cockatoos learn to open wheelie bins in Sydney – video
Sulphur-crested cockatoos are learning to pry open bins, with researchers finding the new skill has caught on in 44 Sydney suburbs in just two years. With help from the public, Australian and German ecologists have documented cockatoos learning the bin-diving behaviour through social interactions. The research, published in the journalScience, also found differences in the cockatoos ’ bin-opening technique between different suburbs, arising from 'local subcultures'.Video courtesy of the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour, Australian Museum Research Institute and Taronga Conservation Society Australia. Cont...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 22, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Birds Animals Australia news Science Zoology Animal behaviour Sydney Wildlife New South Wales Source Type: news

It ’s Time To Reopen Primary Schools in India
Schools in India are not just a source of education but also provide access to health, hygiene, immunisation, and nutritional safety nets. | Picture courtesy: FlickrBy External SourceJul 22 2021 (IPS) “The government should open schools, even if it’s for an hour, to facilitate some student-teacher interaction. Most teachers feel that students should be encouraged to come to school. Neither parents, students, nor teachers are worried about transmission as little has changed in the community habits such as social gatherings, shared resources, intermingling of children, and drinking, among others. Only schools hav...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Asia-Pacific Education Headlines Health Source Type: news

Virtual Roller Coaster Ride Study Brings New Insights Into Migraine
THURSDAY, July 22, 2021 -- Roller coasters race up, down, over and back again at breakneck speeds, but if you are one of the millions of people who get migraines, the risks may not be worth the thrill. A new study by German researchers shows that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 22, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Merkel defends legacy on gender, climate, with some regrets
With just months to go before her 16-year leadership of Germany ends, Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her efforts to... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Merkel says German COVID rise worrying, urges vaccination
Chancellor Angela Merkel says that new coronavirus infections in Germany are once again rising at worrying speed (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

exocad Announces Its Largest Ever Presence At The International Dental Show (IDS) 2021
Presentation of exocad's latest software innovations at the world's leading dental trade showDARMSTADT, Germany, July 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- exocad GmbH (exocad), an Align Technology, Inc. company, today announced its expanded presence at the International Dental Show (IDS) 2021 taking place between September 22-25 in Cologne, Germany. exocad will showcase its newest software releases and innovations for dental technicians and dentists on 360m ² at booth A-020 in hall 3 with a multitude of demo stations.IDS is one of the most important dates on exocad's calendar. The international trade show is held bi-annu...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 22, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Survival after cardiac arrest - Freiburg cardiovascular surgeons develop new technique
(University of Freiburg) German researchers have developed a novel therapeutic approach for resuscitation after cardiac arrest that allows much higher success rates than before - often without neurological complications / Study in Nature Reviews Neuroscience summarizes decisive factors / New „ heart-lung machine " makes clinical implementation possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

German research university pitches telemedicine as an emergency medical tool
Germany's Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen has researched telehealth in various settings and locations with different users.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

PCI for ACS After TAVR Mostly Succeeds, Valve Choice May Matter PCI for ACS After TAVR Mostly Succeeds, Valve Choice May Matter
Overall, reaccess coronary angiography was successful in about 99% of cases with type of prosthesis identified as the most important variable in predicting success, according to researchers from Germany.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Catastrophic floods could hit Europe far more often, study finds
Slow-moving storms such as recent deluge in Germany could become 14 times more frequent by 2100Catastrophic floods such as thosethat struck Europe recently could become much more frequent as a result of global heating, researchers say.High-resolution computer models suggest that slow-moving storms could become 14 times more common over land by the end of the century in a worst-case scenario. The slower a storm moves, the more rain it dumps on a small area and the greater the risk of serious flooding.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Flooding Climate change Environment World news Germany Europe Science Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617 gives the immune system a hard time
(Deutsches Primatenzentrum (DPZ)/German Primate Center) Study with cell cultures shows that the mutant is less well inhibited by antibodies (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Angewandte Chemie announces inaugural group of advisory editors, new practices to drive greater inclusivity
(Wiley) Angewandte Chemie, a leading chemistry journal from the German Chemical Society, announces a new group of Advisory Editors and set of policies and practices to support greater diversity, equity and inclusion, delivering on key commitments made in June 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Work-related behaviour and experience patterns among ambulance service personnel of different organizational structures in urban and rural regions - Thielmann B, B öckelmann I, Schumann H.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify work-related experience and behavior patterns among rescue workers in different urban and rural organizational structures. METHODS: The subjects included 276 paramedics from Germany (average age 39.3... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

US FDA Sets January Target to Decide on Approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 Shot US FDA Sets January Target to Decide on Approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 Shot
The US health regulator will review Pfizer and German partner BioNTech's application for full approval of their COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 years and older by January.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Deadly Flooding in Germany and Belgium Exposed Europe ’s Climate Change Hubris
Gaping holes of muddy brown water where manicured streets used to be. Huge piles of abandoned belongings set on fire because there’s nowhere else to put the trash. Army tanks rolling through once picturesque villages now turned to rubble. Northwestern Europeans—accustomed to a mild climate rarely troubled by the extremes of weather they see on the news—were not prepared for the scenes they saw this week after the worst flooding to hit the region in at least 80 years. “People kept saying it was worse than the war,” says Arne Piepke, from the DOCKS photography collective, which captured the scen...
Source: TIME: Science - July 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ciara Nugent Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Source Type: news

Anger as French protesters compare vaccines to Nazi horrors
A French Holocaust survivor has denounced anti-vaccination protesters comparing themselves to Jews who were persecuted by Nazi Germany during World War II (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Almost 200 dead, many still missing after floods as Germany counts devastating cost
The damage to infrastructure not only hampered immediate rescue efforts, but also threatened to leave the affected regions facing a long... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany mourns after devastating floods which could be a political game-changer
The clear up has barely begun after extensive flooding in Germany and beyond but already the costs — both human and economic — are staggering. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why identical mutations cause different types of cancer
(German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ)) Why do alterations of certain genes cause cancer only in specific organs of the human body? Scientists at the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and the University Medical Center G ö ttingen have now demonstrated that cells originating from different organs are differentially susceptible to activating mutations in cancer drivers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Inadequate protection for women and girls seeking refuge in Germany
(University of G ö ttingen) Germany is not meeting its legal obligations to protect refugee women and girls from discrimination, according to a " shadow report " by G ö ttingen University, the association Pro Asyl and several refugee councils. Based on current research and a survey of 65 women's counselling centres, psychosocial counselling centres and institutions working with refugees, the study finds that Germany does not adequately protect refugee women and girls and does not meet the requirements of the Istanbul Convention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

African swine fever: No risk to consumers
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) African swine fever (ASF), first detected in Germany in domestic pigs on 15 July 2021, does not pose a health hazard to humans. " The ASF pathogen cannot be transferred to humans " , explains Professor Dr. Dr. Andreas Hensel, President of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR). " No risk to health is posed by direct contact with diseased animals or from eating food made from infected domestic pigs or wild boar. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Angela Merkel vows 'faster' battle against climate change amid flooding in Germany
Angela Merkel, who described the wreckage she surveilled as “terrifying,” pledged to hasten efforts to clean up the damage caused by the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

German candidate sorry for laughing scene in flood visit
BERLIN (AP) — The front-runner to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany's September election has apologized for a scene in which... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Germany Floods: Climate Change Moves to Center of Campaign as Toll Mounts
With more than 160 dead across the region, the receding waters revealed extensive damage as well as deep political divides around how... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No One is Safe': How The Heatwave Has Battered the Wealthy World
Floods swept Germany, fires ravaged the American West and another heat wave loomed, driving home the reality that the world’s richest... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: Biden Must Urge Merkel to Support Waiver of Intellectual Property Restrictions for COVID-19 Medical Tools
[MSF] NEW YORK, JULY 14, 2021--As President Joe Biden is scheduled to meet tomorrow with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, waiving intellectual property restrictions on COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, and tests must be at the top of their agenda in order to help bring the pandemic under control, said Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Reporting "reasonable suspicion" of child abuse - a survey among physicians and psychotherapists in Germany - Berthold O, Jud A, Jarczok M, Heimann T, Fegert J, Clemens V.
BACKGROUND: There is evidence that health care professionals are uncertain about the legal framework when suspicion of child abuse or neglect is raised. This could result in inconsistent handling of such cases, putting children at risk in further danger. T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Factors influencing utilization and perception of health care: a qualitative study among traumatized Yazidi refugees in Germany - Tran VM, Fozouni L, Denkinger JK, Rometsch C, Junne F, Vinck P, Pham P.
This study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news