Ancient find may be earliest extract of epic Homer poem Odyssey
Clay slab believed to date from 3rd century AD discovered near ancient city of OlympiaArchaeologists have unearthed an ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of the Odyssey in the ancient city of Olympia, southern Greece, in what could be the earliest record ofthe epic poem, the Greek culture ministry said.Related:The Odyssey by Homer – the first stepContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: AFP in Athens Tags: Archaeology Greece Poetry Classics History books World news Europe Classics and ancient history Culture Source Type: news

These Are the Best Places to See the Lunar Eclipse on July 27
The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century is about to happen on Friday, July 27. While the 2018 lunar eclipse won’t be visible from the U.S., places all around the world — including the Middle East and Greece — will be in prime locations to see the celestial event. After searching for areas that are projected to have the clearest skies and longest window of time to see the entire four-hour eclipse, TIME compiled a list of the best places to see the July 27 total lunar eclipse. Cairo, Egypt People in Cairo will be able to see the entire lunar eclipse — and it’s likely that there won&r...
Source: TIME: Science - July 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gabby Raymond Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Greek boys are the most obese, reveals EU-funded report
Rates of obesity in boys are highest in Greece, where more than a third of 11 year olds are either obese or overweight. Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands have the lowest rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common Heart Drug Recalled In 22 Countries For Possible Cancer Link
(CNN) — A common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure is being recalled in 22 countries because it contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off-patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines. Novartis, the company that originally developed the drug, said Sandoz valsartan and valsartan/HCT film-coated tablets are being recalled since they “do not meet our high quality standards.” Pharmacies in the UK are advised to recall valsartan batches containing medicines made by Dexcel Pharma Ltd and Accord Healthcare. The recall involves about 2...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Greece: Health System Review.
Authors: Economou C, Kaitelidou D, Karanikolos M, Maresso A Abstract This analysis of the Greek health system reviews developments in its organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The economic crisis has had a major impact on Greek society and the health system. Health status indicators such as life expectancy at birth and at age sixtyfive are above the average in the European Union but health inequalities and particular risk factors such as high smoking rates and child obesity persist. The highly centralized health system is a mixed model in...
Source: Health systems in transition - July 5, 2018 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

"Good Guys Don't Rape": Greek and non-Greek college student perpetrator rape myths - Martinez T, Wiersma-Mosley JD, Jozkowski KN, Becnel J.
The current study examined sexual assault perpetrator rape myths among college students, and in particular Greek students. Fraternity men are overrepresented among sexual assault perpetrators, while sorority women are at increased risk for victimization of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Stigma in Mental Health Must Stop!
[The Herald] The word stigma referred originally to a mark or brand on Greek slaves, clearly separating them from free men. In common usage the word signifies a disgrace or defect placed on another human. There are two ways stigma is expressed: (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Machine learning to assist in building muscle
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Sarcopenia (from Greek 'flesh poverty'), is one of the major age-related processes and involves the loss of skeletal muscle and its function. To address this challenge researchers from Insilico Medicine developed a novel deep-learning based model that predicts a biological age of a muscle and can be used to estimate the relevant importance of the genetic and epigenetic factors driving this process within many age groups. The research results were published in Frontiers in Genetics journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Detection of traffic incidents using nonlinear time series analysis - Fragkou AD, Karakasidis TE, Nathanail E.
In this study, we present results of the application of nonlinear time series analysis on traffic data for incident detection. More specifically, we analyze daily volume records of Attica Tollway (Greece) collected from sensors located at various locations... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The Recommended Dose with Ray Moynihan – series 2 podcast kicks off this week with one of the most influential scientists on the planet
Series two ofThe Recommended Dose kicks off this week with polymath and poet, Dr John Ioannidis. Recognised by The Atlantic as one the most influential scientists alive today, he ’s a global authority on genetics, medical research and the nature of scientific inquiry itself – among many other things.A professor at Stanford University, John has authored close to 1,000 academic papers and served on the editorial boards of 30 of the world's top journals. He is best known for seriously challenging the status quo. His trailblazing 2005 paper  Why Most Published Research Findings Are False has been viewed o...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 27, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Understanding bike-sharing acceptability and expected usage patterns in the context of a small city novel to the concept: a story of 'Greek Drama' - Nikitas A.
Developing initiatives that allow societies to embrace more sustainable travel behaviour patterns is a prerequisite for creating more livable urban futures. Bike-sharing, a measure designed to inspire modal shift from short car-trips, despite its recent ex... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Bee propolis found to be effective at slowing the spread of colon cancer, study finds
(Natural News) Propolis, or bee glue, is a mixture that honey bees produce by combining saliva and beeswax with substances gathered from tree buds, flowers, and other botanical sources. Honey bees use it to seal unwanted gaps in their beehive. History has revealed propolis being used by the Greeks to treat abscesses, while Assyrians used... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Laser Pointer Burned a Hole in a 9-Year-Old Boy ’s Eye, Doctors Say
Playing with a laser pointer may have left a young boy with permanent eye damage, according to a case study. A 9-year-old boy visited an ophthalmology clinic in Larissa, Greece, complaining of vision problems in his left eye, the case study published in the New England Journal of Medicine says. Despite having 20/20 vision in his right eye, doctors found that his left eyesight was around 20/100 — a discrepancy explained by a hole on his left macula, a part of the retina that “provides sharp, central vision,” according to the National Eye Institute. Macular holes can cause blurry and distorted vision, and t...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news

Boy, 9, left with an untreatable hole in his eye after playing with a laser pointer
Normally macular holes are treatable, but the surgery inevitably causes cataracts, which permanently clouds vision. However, in this case in Greece, even that wasn't an option. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Laser pointer burns hole in boy's retina
A 9-year-old boy in Greece permanently injured his left eye when he repeatedly gazed into a laser pointer's green beam, doctors say. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparative assessment of two rocking isolation techniques for a motorway overpass bridge - Agalianos A, Psychari A, Vassiliou MF, Stojadinovic B, Anastasopoulos I.
Rocking isolation of structures is evolving as an alternative design concept in earthquake engineering. The present paper investigates the seismic performance of an actual overpass bridge of the Attiki Odos motorway (Athens, Greece), employing two differen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Territorialising social movements: centralisation and dispersal as spatial practices of counter-austerity struggle in Athens, Greece - Arampatzi A.
Following the mass mobilisations and occupations of urban squares since 2011 that came as responses to the global financial crisis, the spatial practices of social movements have undergone crucial transformations. This paper addresses these through the cas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

MDEA Winner Shows the Value of Nonsurgical Robots in Healthcare
Equashield is proving that robots aren’t limited to just helping with surgeries in the healthcare industry. The Port Washington, N.Y.-based company and Gold winner for MDEA under the Non-Surgical and Hospital Supplies category has developed the Equashield Pro technology. The device is designed to help transport and handle dangerous drugs. The system enables compounding large varieties of patient-specific chemotherapy doses quickly, using optimized process flow by performing multiple tasks simultaneously. The Pro’s highly reliable dose verification software reduces the occurrences of medication dosage and i...
Source: MDDI - June 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

After law change, Greek medicinal users hope to enter cannabis business
XYLOKASTRO, Greece (Reuters) - Konstantinos Syros turned to cannabis 26 years ago after a motorcycle accident left him with deformed arm and debilitating pain that conventional treatments could not assuage. For years he had to buy it illegally. Now, he plans to grow it himself. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Greek preschool teachers' perceptions about the effective strategies for bullying prevention in preschool age - Nikolaou E, Markogiannakis G.
The aim of the present research is to explore preschool teachers' perceptions about the effective strategies for bullying prevention in preschool context. The sample of this research study was 164 preschool teachers from Greece. Data were collected by a qu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Prevalence of illicit drug use among medical students in Northern Greece and association with smoking and alcohol use - Papazisis G, Tsakiridis I, Koulas I, Siafis S, Dagklis T, Kouvelas D.
AIM: The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of illicit drug use among medical students in Northern Greece, to identify the motivations for cannabis use and also to investigate the possible associations with smoking and alcohol misuse. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Making visible the invisible: visuality, narrativity, and victimhood in Greek Cypriot memorials - Karaiskou V.
Political memorials and memorial locations in Cyprus function as "figures of memory" that regulate political rhetoric, detect (hi)story-telling, and shape identities, both on a collective as well as on an individual level. Although they seem to go unnotice... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Inscribed seventh-century window ledge unearthed at Tintagel
Find adds to view that Cornish site was home to thriving trade port in early middle agesA seventh-century slate window ledge inscribed with an intriguing mix of Latin, Greek and Celtic words, names and symbols has been unearthed at Tintagel Castle in north Cornwall.The discovery adds weight to the view that the rugged coastal site, which is most oftenassociated with the legend of King Arthur, was home in the early middle ages to a sophisticated and multicultural port community.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: Cornwall Heritage Culture Archaeology Science UK news Source Type: news

Meanwhile, Scott Pruitt …
Greek yogurt, mattresses and environmental deregulation.(Image credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trauma system in Greece: Quo Vadis? - Anagnostou E, Larentzakis A, Vassiliu P.
INTRODUCTION: Implementation of trauma systems has markedly assisted in improving outcomes of the injured patient. However, differences exist internationally as diverse social factors, economic conditions and national particularities are placing obstacles.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Cross-sectional study on awareness and knowledge of torture investigation and documentation among Greek doctors and senior medical students - Orfanou C, Tsiamis C, Karamagioli E, Pikouli A, Terzidis A, Pikoulis E.
Doctors in Greece face the possibility of encountering a person that has suffered torture, especially since the high rates of refugees' and migrants' inflows that took place over the last years. In order to assess the awareness and the knowledge of doctors... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Biblical narratives for positive psychology and suicide prevention: an evidence supported approach - Cantz P, Kaplan K.
Suicide is the ultimate outcome of a tragic view of life that is prevalent in ancient Greek writings. Indeed, over 16 suicides and self-mutilations can be found in the 26 surviving tragedies of Sophocles and Euripides. In contrast, only six suicides can be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

These 5 Tips From Dietitians Will Make It Easier to Eat Healthy
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Migala / Health Tags: Uncategorized Healthy Eating Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

All eyes on Canada as first G7 nation prepares to make marijuana legal
From crime to health to business, Canada ’s decision to legalize marijuana is a grand progressive experiment that promises to answer a host of questionsWhen Canopy Growth opened its first cannabis factory in an old chocolate plant near Ottawa four years ago, it did so predicting a bright future. Canada had already legalized medical marijuana, and Canopy predicted full legalization for recreational use to be next.What the company hadn ’t predicted, however, was the sudden flood of foreign visitors. Politicians and police authorities from Jamaica, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Greece and Australia have all c...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Selena Ross in Montreal Tags: Canada Cannabis Drugs Americas World news Science Society Source Type: news

The medicinal history of mustard
(Natural News) These days, mustard is viewed as the perfect partner to ketchup. But way back when, this pungent plant was valued for more than just its culinary applications. Ancient peoples regarded mustard as a highly important botanical medicine. Mustard in ancient Greece According to the American Botanical Council, some of the earliest recorded uses... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ribavirin for treating Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever -- latest Cochrane review
(Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) In a viral hemorrhagic disease where up to 40 percent of people developing it die, it is remarkable that doctors still do not agree whether the only recognized treatment, an antiviral drug called ribavirin, makes a difference. In a new Cochrane Review a team of authors at LSTM, along with colleagues in London, the Philippines and in Greece, evaluated the evidence to assess the effectiveness of treating Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Starwatch: Venus, a beacon in the twilight sky
The evening star will be travelling through Gemini this week to line up with Castor and PolluxThis whole week, Venus shines in the western evening sky. It will be easy to see why the classical Greeks called it Hesperus or evening star. The reason is that it is so bright. It is travelling through the constellationGemini, the twins, and by the weekend, it will line up with the starsCastor andPollux. These are the brightest stars in the constellation and are named aftertwin brothers in both Greek and Roman mythology. Venus appears so consistently bright for two reasons. Firstly, it is an inferior planet to Earth, meaning that...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Stuart Clark Tags: Venus Astronomy Science Space Source Type: news

The 7 risk factors for lung cancer you should be aware of
(Natural News) Many people believe that the 1.6 million people who die of lung cancer each and every year are just older citizens that have been smoking heavily for years. The truth is, however, that that couldn’t be more wrong. According to a new Norwegian-Greek study published in the Lancet-affiliated EBioMedicine Journal, those who are young and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Learned Helplessness and C-PTSD
In 1967, Martin Seligman, one of the founders of Positive Psychology and his research group carried out a fascinating, if somewhat morally dubious experiment in his quest to understand the origins of depression. In this experiment, three groups of dogs were confined in harnesses. The dogs in group 1 were simply placed in their harnesses then released after a period of time, but the dogs in groups 2 and 3 did not have it so easy. Instead they were subjected to electric shocks that could only be stopped by pulling a lever. The difference was that the the dogs in group 2 had access to the lever, whereas the dogs in group 3 di...
Source: Psych Central - May 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Fabiana Franco, Ph.D. Tags: Bullying Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Treatment C-PTSD complex post-traumatic stress disorder learned helplessness Martin Seligman Source Type: news

Urban travel behaviour and household income in times of economic crisis: challenges and perspectives for sustainable mobility - Papagiannakis A, Baraklianos I, Spyridonidou A.
This article investigates the type and quality of changes in the mobility behaviour caused by the persistent economic and social shock in Greece manifested in 2010 onwards with regard to household income. A trip survey was conducted in 2014 to explore the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Children in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain now fattest in Europe
Research shows four in 10 school children in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain are overweight or obsese. Contrary to the belief the Mediterranean diet brings good health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet means children in Italy Greece Cyprus Spain are fattest in Europe
Research shows four in 10 school children in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain are overweight or obsese. Contrary to the belief the Mediterranean diet brings good health. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'The Mediterranean diet is gone': region's children are fattest in Europe
The diet Greece, Spain and Italy are famous for - rich in fruit, vegetables, fish and olive oil – is supposedly the healthiest in the world, but obesity is rocketingFor kids in Greece, Spain and Italy, the Mediterranean diet is dead, according to the World Health Organisation, which says that children in Sweden are more likely to eat fish, olive oil and tomatoes than those in southern Europe.In Cyprus, a phenomenal 43% of boys and girls aged nine are either overweight or obese. Greece, Spain and Italy also have rates of over 40%. The Mediterranean countries which gave their name to the famous diet that is supposed to...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: Obesity Science Health Source Type: news

NHS fails to rank among the top 20 healthcare providers in the world
Out of 195 countries, the UK ranks 23rd, three points below it's 20th position in 1990, putting it on par with South Korea and Greece. Quality of care varies substantially throughout the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC: U.S. Birth Rate Hits 30-Year Low, Fertility Rate Falling
NEW YORK (CBS Local) – U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and — surprisingly — their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns. The provisional report, based on a review of more than 99 percent of the birth certificates filed nationwide, counted 3.853 million births last year. That’s the lowest tally since 1987. Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 sa...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health birth rate Fertility Local TV Pregnancy talkers Source Type: news

Criminality in Greece during the years of financial crisis: 2008-2014 - Tsouvelas G, Konstantakopoulos G, Vakirtzis A, Giotakos O, Papaslanis T, Kontaxakis V.
The link between poverty, unemployment and economic downturns and increases in crime rates has long been the subject of social science study. However, the relationships between these phenomena has not been studied sufficiently and through time in most Euro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Comparing flood mortality in Portugal and Greece (Western and Eastern Mediterranean) - Pereira S, Diakakis M, Deligiannakis G, Z êzere JL.
For the first time flood mortality is analysed and compared between a Western (Portugal) and an Eastern Mediterranean country (Greece). Flood fatalities are examined and compared in terms of frequency, temporal evolution, spatial distribution, deadliest fl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Identifying elements that affect the probability of buildings to suffer flooding in urban areas using Google Street View. A case study from Athens metropolitan area in Greece - Diakakis M, Deligiannakis G, Pallikarakis A, Skordoulis M.
Even though numerous methods have been developed to predict the vulnerability of urban areas to flooding, there is still room for improvement in determining the susceptibility of individual buildings. This work aims to identify characteristics that affect ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Public perception of flood risk in flash flood prone areas of Eastern Mediterranean: the case of Attica Region in Greece - Diakakis M, Priskos G, Skordoulis M.
Even though flooding is one of the most destructive natural hazards in the Mediterranean, causing hundreds of deaths and economic losses and despite the significant efforts of civil protection authorities of all levels to protect human lives and assets, a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Scientists develop a 3-D view of an interstellar cloud, where stars are born
Two astronomers from Greece have managed to model the three-dimensional structure of an interstellar gas cloud, and found that it ’s on the order of 10 times more spacious than it originally appeared.The shape and structure of Musca,described in the journal Science, could help scientists probe... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 10, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Amina Khan Source Type: news

Online calculator reveals your lung cancer risk
The handy calculator, which tests have shown is nearly 90 per cent accurate, has been branded a 'great idea' by charities. It was developed by a team of Norwegian and Greek researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greece: As Prime Minister Visits Lesvos, Moria Camp is Overcrowded, Dangerous and Without Adequate Health Care
Press releaseGreece: As Prime Minister Visits Lesvos, Moria Camp is Overcrowded, Dangerous and Without Adequate Health CareMay 03, 2018Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) urges Greek government to increase medical services and transfer people to Greek mainland ATHENS/NEW YORK, MAY 3, 2018 —As the Greek Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, visits Lesvos for a regional conference, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warns that thousands of men, women, and children in Lesvos are living in squalid, over...
Source: MSF News - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jess Brown Source Type: news

What ’s YOUR risk of lung cancer? Take this online calculator
The handy calculator, which tests have shown is nearly 90 per cent accurate, has been branded a 'great idea' by charities. It was developed by a team of Norwegian and Greek researchers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Engineers upgrade ancient, sun-powered tech to purify water with near-perfect efficiency
(University at Buffalo) The idea of using energy from the sun to evaporate and purify water is ancient. The Greek philosopher Aristotle reportedly described such a process more than 2,000 years ago. Now, researchers are bringing this technology into the modern age, using it to sanitize water at what they report to be record-breaking rates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news