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Urban area response to flash flood-triggering rainfall, featuring human behavioral factors: the case of 22 October 2015 in Attica, Greece - Papagiannaki K, Kotroni V, Lagouvardos K, Ruin I, Bezes A.
Over the past several decades, flash floods that occurred in Attica, Greece, caused serious property and infrastructure damages, disruptions in economic and social activities, and human fatalities. This paper investigated the link between rainfall and flas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Researchers attempt to develop a probiotic-rich feta cheese
(Natural News) Tired of eating yogurt to improve your gut health? Researchers are now working on feta cheese full of probiotics. According to this study, there are certain probiotic strains that might work well with Greek feta cheese. Soon, “functional feta” could be on store shelves in a bid to address the growing demand for healthy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

West Nile virus reemerged and spread to new areas in Greece in 2017, researchers show
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) West Nile virus (WNV), which is transmitted via mosquito bites, reemerged and spread to new territories of Greece in 2017 following a two-year hiatus in reported human cases, according to findings presented at the 28th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID). Greece provides the appropriate ecological and climatic conditions for WNV circulation. The virus has been established in Greece and disease transmission may continue in the future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The food that goes bad in your fridge amounts to trillions of gallons of wasted water
You walk into the grocery store with the best intentions, filing your cart with kale, broccolini, tofu and Greek yogurt.Then you get home, feel pressed for time and order a pizza.Before you know it, the perishables are going bad at the back of the fridge. They ’ll wind up in the trash, like so... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karen Kaplan Source Type: news

Donald Trump ’s ‘kakistocracy’ is not the first, but it’s revived an old word | André Spicer
When John Brennan used a 17th-century word to describe the US presidency, Twitter went wild – but what does it mean?Rarely does an ancient Greek portmanteau word spark a Twitterstorm. But that ’s what happened when the former director of the CIA John Brennan took to Twitter and accused Donald Trump of running a “kakistocracy”. This tweet sparked a13,700% increase in people looking up the word using the online version of the Merriam Webster dictionary. These curious souls would have found a terse definition: “Government by the worst people.”Related:'Slime ball': Trump attacks Comey after ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Andr é Spicer Tags: Donald Trump Trump administration US news US politics Language Science Politics past Source Type: news

Conference addresses dementia in the UK -- and Far East
(University of Plymouth) The annual Plymouth International Dementia Conference takes place at Plymouth Guildhall, UK, on May 4 this year with a full program covering everything from scams to technology, and how dementia is being addressed in China, Japan, Ireland, Greece and the UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Starwatch: wrap up warm and watch the Lyrid meteor shower
The grains of dust that originated in Comet Thatcher will be making their annual visit at the weekendTheLyrid meteor shower will reach its peak in the pre-dawn sky on 22 April. This is the oldest known meteor shower, with records stretching back more than 2,500 years. The meteors appear to originate from a point in the constellation Lyra, hence the shower ’s name. On Saturday night/Sunday morning this “radiant” will be in the eastern sky. So, wrap up warm, look east and be patient. Estimates suggest that between 15 and 20 meteors an hour will be visible. Some may be bright enough to cause brief shadows. O...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Meteors Science Space Astronomy Comets Source Type: news

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

5th day of water shortages in Greece's second-largest city
Large sections of the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki have been without water for a fifth day because of damage to an old pipeline, prompting a judicial investigation into the city's state-owned water company (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Depressive mood in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) living in Greece - Tzanos IA, Mavrogenis A, Gioti K, Papaggeloppoulos P, Panagiotopoulos E.
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. OBJECTIVES: To provide data on depressive symptoms rates in the Greek SCI population and to investigate their association with demographic and clinical variables. SETTING: Greek territory. METHODS: One h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A New TV Series Will Make You Believe the Earth Is an Organism
One of the dreamier conceits of the early environmental movement was that the Earth was not merely one of the solar system’s many planets. It was, instead, a living organism. Known as the Gaia hypothesis, named after the Greek goddess of the Earth, the idea was that all of the uncounted quintillions of organisms, from bacteria to blue whales, that make up the Earth’s bio-mass interact with the planet in ways that weave everything together into a living, breathing, reproducing whole. Less-romantic minds did not think much of the theory. That bio-mass is really more of a bio-film, a thin skin of biology that can ...
Source: TIME: Science - March 23, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Think Progress: Refugees Fled to Greece for Safety. They Arrived at a Living Hell.
In the NewsThink Progress: Refugees Fled to Greece for Safety. They Arrived at a Living Hell.March 23, 2018MSF staff members on the Greek island of Lesbos describe the horrendous conditions of Moria refugee camp and the impact on the mental health of MSF's patients.View External Media.  (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

Syrian Family Fears Deportation from Greece
VideoSyrian Family Fears Deportation from GreeceMarch 23, 2018After having their first application for asylum rejected, a Syrian family living in a refugee camp on Samos Island, Greece, awaits the results of their second application. "I'm scared that if we go back to Turkey, we ’ll be deported to Syria," the mother says, "and my child will never see his father again." (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Wholesome Carrot, Apple and Oatmeal Muffins
If you crave a quick and healthy breakfast or snack on the run, then these wholesome muffins hit the spot in every way. They are packed with fiber and quality ingredients and are the perfect portable meal if you need some quick nourishment. I love to make them when I know I’ve got a busy week in front of me. They last for about five days when stored in the fridge, and marry perfectly with an almond milk latte. The addition of a generous amount of grated carrot and apple helps to keep them delicate and moist, while the walnuts add a crunch and a boost of omega-3s. You don’t need to fuss when making these muffin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Greece: Europe's Two-Year-Old Deal with Turkey Traps Thousands in Disastrous Conditions
Europe's cynical strategy to contain and return people seeking asylum has trapped thousands of vulnerable people in disastrous conditions on Greek islands.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Greece: Europe's Deal with Turkey Traps Thousands in Disastrous Conditions
People seeking refuge live in appalling conditions in camps on Greek islands and face a mental health crisis.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Injuries in the Greek epics of Homer - Nomikos N.
Trauma and the need of medical care exist since the beginning of human history. This research is aimed to identify and analyze trauma in antiquity. After a review of bibliography, the first reports of trauma (in Europe) were found in the Greek Epics of Hom... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

What to Do When Anxiety Is Driving You to Overeat
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Gardner / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Dizziness and vertigo syndromes viewed with a historical eye - Huppert D, Brandt T.
Seasickness, fear of heights, and adverse effects of alcohol were the major areas where descriptions of vertigo and dizziness were found in Roman, Greek, and Chinese texts from about 730 BC-600 AD. A few detailed accounts were suggestive of specific vestib... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Syrian refugees in Greece: experience with violence, mental health status, and access to information during the journey and while in Greece - Ben Farhat J, Blanchet K, Juul Bjertrup P, Veizis A, Perrin C, Coulborn RM, Mayaud P, Cohuet S.
BACKGROUND: Since 2015, Europe has been facing an unprecedented arrival of refugees and migrants: more than one million people entered via land and sea routes. During their travels, refugees and migrants often face harsh conditions, forced detention, and v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

10 Good and 10 Bad Things About Procrastination
“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” – Benjamin Franklin “There’s nothing to match curling up with a good book when there’s a repair job to be done around the house.” – Joe Ryan Everyone procrastinates. Some, in fact, are proficient at it. While I used to count myself in that category, I’ve made a conscious effort to change my ways in recent years and I must say I’ve been quite successful in the endeavor. Still, the urge to put off what must be done occasionally plagues me. So, I found the research on what’s good and what’s bad a...
Source: Psych Central - March 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Anxiety General Habits Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Habit Change overwhelm Procrastination Source Type: news

Greece: Europe's Two-Year-Old Deal with Turkey Traps Thousands in Disastrous Conditions
Press releaseGreece: Europe's Two-Year-Old Deal with Turkey Traps Thousands in Disastrous ConditionsMarch 17, 2018ATHENS /NEW YORK, MARCH 17, 2018 —Two years after the signing of a deal between the European Union (EU) and Turkey, Europe's cynical strategy to contain and return people seeking asylum has trapped thousands of vulnerable people in disastrous conditions on Greek islands, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today, calling on Greek and EU authorities to increase transfers to the Greek mainland. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - March 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

11 Things in Your Kitchen You Need to Throw Away Now
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexa Van Buren / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose
Theoretical physicist who made revolutionary contributions to our understanding of the nature of the universeStephen Hawking dies aged 76The image ofStephen Hawking– who has died aged 76 – in his motorised wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the controls, caught the public imagination, as a true symbol of the triumph of mind over matter. As with the Delphic oracle of ancient Greece, physical impairment seemed compensated by almost supernatural gifts, which allowed his mind to roam the universe freely, upon occasion enigmatically revealing some of its secrets hidde...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Roger Penrose Tags: Stephen Hawking Physics Astronomy People in science UK news Motor neurone disease Society Source Type: news

Analysis of forest fire fatalities in Greece: 1977-2013 - Diakakis M, Xanthopoulos G, Gregos L.
Although forest fires are considered an integral part of forest ecosystems, the abundance of human activities in forested areas has led to a significant number of human casualties and to important effects on properties and infrastructure. Over recent decad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

11 Things Nutritionists Eat at the Airport —and 4 They Avoid
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

A comparative analysis of suicides in Greece's main port city area of Piraeus before (2006-2010) and during (2011-2015) the country's severe economic crisis - Paraschakis A, Michopoulos I, Efstathiou V, Christodoulou C, Boyokas I, Douzenis A.
We investigated all cases of completed suicide in the city area of Piraeus -the largest port in Greece- for the years 2006 up to 2015. We searched, among others, parameters regarding the victims' psychiatric medication intake and drug and alcohol use that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Exploring the role of cognitive factors in a new instrument for elders' financial capacity
(IOS Press) Although the general public and mental health professionals seem to disregard incapacity regarding financial issues and relevant decision making in mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and focus only on severe dementia cases, a PhD study in Greece reveals that noticeable deficits do exist in the handling of financial issues in elders suffering from MCI. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Child car safety: a parental survey at a tertiary care emergency treatment center in Greece - Krepis P, Papasotiriou M, Tsolia MN, Soldatou A.
This study aimed to assess parental behavior in terms of child restraint systems (CRS) use under emergency conditions while driving to the hospital's outpatient settings as well as their routine child car safety (CCS) practices. METHODS... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Greek man was left confused after being bitten by his cat
The man, who hasn't been identified, sought medical help at Laikon Hospital, Athens, where he presented with a fever and two 'reddish' papules where he was bitten. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greek man, 53, was left confused after being BITTEN by his cat
The man, who hasn't been identified, sought medical help at Laikon Hospital, Athens, where he presented with a fever and two 'reddish' papules where he was bitten. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bee propolis: One of nature’s most effective antibiotics
(Natural News) Though not as well-known as honey or pollen, bee propolis is a bee-derived product that has its own plethora of health benefits. Various cultures have recognized the amazing medicinal properties of this resinous combination of saliva, beeswax, and sap. From being used as an abscess treatment by the Greeks to the Assyrians applying... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Monroe Ambulance Mourns the Passing of Founder and CEO Eileen Coyle
Eileen Coyle, founder and CEO of Monroe Ambulance, passed away suddenly at her home in Greece on Saturday, March 3rd at the age of 81. Eileen formed Monroe Medi-Trans, Inc., better known as Monroe Ambulance, in 1975 with a staff of 15 employees. Today, the company is a leading provider of emergency medical services across Monroe, Orleans, and Wyoming counties of New York as well as non-emergency medical transportation across Western New York. Eileen has been quoted as saying her motivation was the ability to influence the well-being of customers by providing well-trained professionals and state-of-the-art equipment....
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - March 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Monroe Ambulance Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Monroe Ambulance Mourns the Passing of Founder and CEO Eileen Coyle
Eileen Coyle, founder and CEO of Monroe Ambulance, passed away suddenly at her home in Greece on Saturday, March 3rd at the age of 81. Eileen formed Monroe Medi-Trans, Inc., better known as Monroe Ambulance, in 1975 with a staff of 15 employees. Today, the company is a leading provider of emergency medical services across Monroe, Orleans, and Wyoming counties of New York as well as non-emergency medical transportation across Western New York. Eileen has been quoted as saying her motivation was the ability to influence the well-being of customers by providing well-trained professionals and state-of-the-art equipment....
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 4, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Monroe Ambulance Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: March 2, 2018
[Image from unsplash.com]From InspireMD’s new distribution deals to Kelynium’s distribution deal with a mystery partner, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks distribution deals in Greece, Caribbean InspireMD announced in a March 1 press release that it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with T-Vascular IKE Medical Supplies in Greece and Endo-Serv, SRL in the Caribbean. Both suppliers create high-tech medical devices for minimally-invasive procedures. Endo-Serv markets to the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Aruba, Curacao and Tr...
Source: Mass Device - March 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Imaging Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Ultrasound Biolase dexalytic Getinge Hologic Inc. iCad Inc. InspireMD Kelyniam Global Inc. MedTech Source Type: news

Clinical profiles among Greek adolescent suicide attempters - Tairi T, Milojev P, Zilikis N.
BACKGROUND: Suicide attempts are a significant public health problem among youth, resulting in a major social and economic burden for communities and a devastating impact on families. AIMS: To determine whether we can identify distinct clinical profiles us... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Greek Parliament to Probe Politicians in Alleged Novartis Bribe Case Greek Parliament to Probe Politicians in Alleged Novartis Bribe Case
The Greek parliament voted on Thursday to investigate politicians, including former prime ministers, over allegations of bribery by the Swiss drugmaker Novartis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 24, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

World Hacks: Putting your leftover pills back to work
An app in Greece is helping people donate their leftover drugs to those who can't afford to buy them. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Animals Dropped Dead Inside Roman ‘Gate to Hell.’ Scientists Just Figured Out Why
Two millennia ago, a small Greco-Roman temple in present-day Turkey awed and enthralled its residents. Just beyond its stone gate, in a grotto shrouded in a heavy mist, a strange force worked dark deeds: Bulls ushered inside would lie down and perish; the castrated priests in charge would emerge unscathed. Was it the bloodthirsty will of Pluto, the god of the underworld? The supernatural power of the priests? New research published on Feb. 12 in the journal Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences suggests a far earthlier explanation to the cave’s mystery: noxious carbon dioxide. Using a portable gas analyzer, vol...
Source: TIME: Science - February 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Tepper Paley / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Archaeology onetime Source Type: news

Greek parliament to probe 10 politicians over pharma scandal
Greece's parliament voted early Thursday following a marathon 20-hour session to investigate 10 senior politicians, including two former prime ministers, over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Top Greek politicians facing probe over pharma scandal
Greek lawmakers were voting after marathon debate on whether to investigate 10 senior politicians over allegations they were involved in a pharmaceutical bribery scandal (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Atypon ’ s Artificial Intelligence R & D Fuels Four More BioASQ Awards in Semantic Technologies
For the fifth year in a row, Atypon has placed in the widely respected International BioASQ Awards competition. Atypon’s ongoing research and development (R&D) into artificial intelligence technologies led to four awards for four different semantic technology categories in the 2017 BioASQ Challenge. BioASQ organizes international contests in biomedical semantic indexing and question answering (QA) to help advance technologies that make it faster and easier for researchers to find the most relevant and actionable information from within the vast corpus of published biomedical research. Atypon’s R&D in ma...
Source: News from STM - February 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Safe use of chemicals by professional users and health care specialists - Apatsidou M, Konstantopoulou I, Foufa E, Tsarouhas K, Papalexis P, Rezaee R, Spandidos DA, Kouretas D, Tsitsimpikou C.
The awareness of Greek professional users and health care specialists regarding the safe use of chemicals was investigated, to be the best of our knowledge, for the first time after the introduction of Regulations (EC) 1907/2006 (REACH) and 1272/2008 (CLP)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Mobile Health Applications Put the Personal Data of Millions of Users at Risk
80% of the most popular health applications available on Android do not comply with standards intended to prevent the misuse and dissemination of their users' data. This is the finding of a European study started in 2016 and involving Agustí Solanas, head of the Smart Health research group at the URV's Department of Computer Engineering and Mathematics, and researchers from the University of Piraeus (Greece) headed by Constantinos Patsakis. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - February 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Pros and cons of Paleo, low-carb and fasting diets: What they all have in common is lots of fresh vegetables
(Natural News) The word “diet” comes from the Greek word diata which means “way of life.” Many types of diets are increasingly becoming popular today, such as the Paleo, low-carb, and fasting diets. However, adhering to a diet should not just be like jumping on the bandwagon. Before following a diet, you must weigh its... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news