Intimate partner violence in Greece: a study of 664 consecutive forensic clinical examinations - Katsos K, Sakelliadis EI, Zorba E, Tsitsika A, Papadodima S, Spiliopoulou C.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a well-known phenomenon, which affects mostly women. While IPV victims may attend emergency departments (EDs) seeking medical care, not all of them will make an allegation against their abusers. OBJECTIVE: T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

AP PHOTOS: Medical students help virus hospital in Greece
More than a century ago, the Sotiria hospital in Athens was built as a public sanatorium for patients with tuberculosis, a feared infectious disease that spread through coughing and killed indiscriminately (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid-19 Straw Breaks Free Trade Camel ’s Back
By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, May 19 2020 (IPS) Economic growth is supposed to be the tide that lifts all boats. According to the conventional wisdom until recently, growth in China, India and East Asian countries took off thanks to opening up to international trade and investment. Such growth is said to have greatly reduced poverty despite growing inequality in both sub-continental economies and many other countries. Other developing countries have been urged to do the same, i.e., liberalize trade and attract foreign investments. Jomo Kwame SundaramDoha Round ‘dead in water’ However, multilat...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak
Europe is reopening more widely, allowing people into the Acropolis in Greece, shops in Italy, markets and museums in Belgium, golf courses in Ireland and beer gardens in Bavaria while its leaders discussed how to salvage hallowed summer vacations (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Hotting-Up of the Sino-American Spat: Most Dangerous Side-Effect of Covid-19?
By Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhurySingapore, May 18 2020 (IPS) When the United States and China signed the First-Phase of their Trade Agreement in January this year, President Donald Trump called it a “momentous step”, and the world believed they had stepped back from a dangerous brink. But, alas, to cite an idiom that is so current today, it was but a ‘false positive’. As the globe reels from the surgoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that the rapid deterioration of US-China relationship can become one of the worst side-effects of this raging virus. Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed ChowdhuryIn this election ye...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Tags: Crime & Justice Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The Latest: Churches in Greece open doors after 2 months
Churches throughout Greece have opened their doors to the faithful after two months (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus World Live Coverage: Greece, Italy, China, Netherlands
The movement of schoolchildren back to their home villages raises virus fears in Nigeria. Japanese men are helping more around the house. And Narendra Modi ’s popularity surges. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Without Universal Health Coverage We Are Sitting Ducks When the next Pandemic Strikes
The usually busy UN Avenue in Nairobi, Kenya where traffic is bumper to bumper on the best of days, is almost empty as people stay at home to avoid spreading the coronavirus. Credit: UN Kenya/Newton KanhemaBy Siddharth ChatterjeeNAIROBI, Kenya, May 14 2020 (IPS) We live in a different world to the one we inhabited six short months ago. With more than 4 million people infected and over 280,000 dead globally by mid May 2020, Covid-19 has ruthlessly exposed the vulnerability of a globalised world to pandemic disease. People are slowly coming to terms with the frightening and heartbreaking death toll, and we are still not out ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Siddharth Chatterjee Tags: Africa Economy & Trade Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Arthritis drug may improve respiratory function in some patients with severe COVID-19
A small study in Greece found that the clinically approved anti-inflammatory drug anakinra, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, improved respiratory function in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The eight patients also had a condition called secondary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (sHLH), which is characterized by overactivation of the immune system and organ failure. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Arthritis drug may improve respiratory function in some patients with severe COVID-19
(Cell Press) A small study in Greece found that the clinically approved anti-inflammatory drug anakinra, used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, improved respiratory function in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Evaluating trauma care, outcomes and costs in a system in crisis: the necessity of a Greek National Trauma Database - Prionas A, Tsoulfas G, Tooulias A, Papakoulas A, Piachas A, Papadopoulos V.
The objective of this study was to record and evaluate trauma management at our university hospital and to measure the associated healthcare costs, while ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

UK coronavirus: 'This is not the time to end the lockdown,' says Boris Johnson in address to nation – as it happens
Prime minister saysfrom June some pupils could return to school in England; official UK death toll rises to 31,855Work, public transport, schools and shops: what are the new rules?Nicola Sturgeon leads chorus of disapproval over new ‘stay alert’ adviceMost UK pupils unlikely to return until new school yearBoris Johnson announces five-tier coronavirus alert systemJohnson ’s speech - A five-point analysisGlobal coronavirus updates - live10.06pmBSTMetro: It ’s all Greek to us, Boris#TomorrowsPapersTodaypic.twitter.com/snx296bsyBDaily Mail: Boris keeps handbrake on#TomorrowsPapersTodaypic.twitter.com/GN...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Sparrow, Molly Blackall, Jedidajah Otte and Mattha Busby Tags: Coronavirus outbreak UK news Politics Boris Johnson Nicola Sturgeon Scotland Scottish politics Wales Northern Ireland Arlene Foster Science TUC France Keir Starmer Sadiq Khan Source Type: news

Europe ’s Battle-Hardened Nations Show Resilience in Virus Fight
Countries such as Croatia and Greece, which took early measures to stop the outbreak, have generally been aided by cooperation from citizens galvanized by tough recent experiences of war or financial disaster. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matina Stevis-Gridneff Tags: Politics and Government Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Deaths (Fatalities) Epidemics Quarantines Europe Greece Croatia Source Type: news

Former Greek health minister, cardiologist Kremastinos, dies
Greece's former health minister, cardiologist and university professor Dimitris Kremastinos, has died of the new coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Why has eastern Europe suffered less from coronavirus than the west?
Most important reason for discrepancy appears to be implementation of early lockdownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe coronavirus map of Europe makes one thing clear: the richer nations of western Europe have suffered more from the virus than countries in the eastern half of the EU, almost without exceptions.Comparing figures from different countriescan be fraught with difficulty, and many factors can potentially skew the numbers. But the comparison between western Europe on the one hand, and central and eastern Europe on the other, shows a difference in coronavirus rates that is too sta...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Shaun Walker in Budapest and Helena Smith in Athens Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Europe European Union Infectious diseases Health Medical research Science World news UK news Czech Republic Slovakia Greece Society Hungary Source Type: news

New book shows how ancient Greek writing helps us understand today's environmental crises
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) University of Illinois classics professor Clara Bosak-Schroeder writes about how the ancient Greeks thought about natural resources and how it is relevant to responding to climate change today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greek police arrest wild herb raiders on Albanian border
Greek police on the rugged mountainous border with Albania have arrested three Albanian men accused of illegally picking large quantities of medicinal wild herbs (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Southern Europe Could Lose $22 Billion Fighting Deadly Olive Tree Disease
The tree killer is a bacterium called xylella fastidiosa. It has killed millions of olive trees in Italy and is now threatening Spain and Greece. These countries produce 95% of Europe's olive oil.(Image credit: Courtesy of Maria Saponari) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joanna Kakissis Source Type: news

Lipophilic guanylhydrazone analogues as promising trypanocidal agents: An extended SAR study
In this report, a team of researchers lead by Dr. Grigoris Zoidis at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Athens, Greece), in collaboration with researchers at the Ruder Boskovic Institute (Zagreb (Croatia), and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (London, United Kingdom) have attempted to extend the structure-activity relationship (SAR) analysis of a number of lipophilic guanylhydrazone analogues with respect to in vitro growth inhibition of T. brucei and T. cruzi. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus World News: Live Tracker
Fighting fears and travel bans, countries and businesses are trying to rescue summer vacation. At Airbus, signs of trouble emerge. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Greece China Russia Source Type: news

Coronavirus World Updates
The virus was found in tiny droplets at two Chinese hospitals, the first real-world examples that airborne transmission may be possible. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Greece China Russia Source Type: news

Spain, France, Greece: Coronavirus World News Live Updates
Japan ’s plans to host the Olympics next year may be overly optimistic. Around the world, even if governments don’t force people to stay home, fear does. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Source Type: news

Greece: COVID-19 pandemic a further risk to refugee child education, warns UN partner
UN agencies in Greece have expressed concern at the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education of refugee children in the country, as a charity partner warns that funding for educational programmes is on the verge of running out. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greece: COVID-19 pandemic a further risk to refugee child education
UN agencies in Greece have expressed concern at the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education of refugee children in the country, as a charity partner warns that funding for educational programmes is on the verge of running out. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Century-old Antarctic journal reveals survival and sexed-up penguins
Scott expedition notebooks acquired by Natural History Museum hold ‘crucial data’Detailed century-old observations of penguin behaviour, including sexual activity so depraved and shocking it was recorded in Greek alphabet code, have been acquired by theNatural History Museum.Curators at the museum announced the purchase of original manuscript notebooks made by the explorer George Murray Levick, part ofRobert Falcon Scott ’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the Antarctic in 1910-13.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Arts correspondent Tags: Science Natural History Museum Wildlife Antarctica Environment Climate change Culture Source Type: news

Greece Has an Elderly Population and a Fragile Economy. How Has It Escaped the Worst of the Coronavirus So Far?
This weekend’s Orthodox Easter celebrations in Greece were a low key affair for Michalis Stratakis and his wife Nancy. They still ate lamb, but the meat was oven-cooked instead of carved off a whole animal that had been spit-roasted for hours over charcoals. They painted eggs red according to Greek tradition and played games with family members in Athens, but over cell phone screens from their home on the Greek island of Crete on Sunday, rather than at the usual raucous feast of about 20 friends and relatives. “It was heartbreaking, to tell you the truth, because we didn’t have the feeling of family,&rdqu...
Source: TIME: Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo and Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

Coronavirus hits third migrant facility as Greece plans to ease lockdown
Dozens of migrants in a hostel south of Greece tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, hours after the government said it would open some public services on April 27 as part of a gradual easing of the nation's coronavirus lockdown. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lizards develop new 'love language'
(Washington University in St. Louis) Free from the risk of predators and intent to attract potential mates, male lizards relocated to experimental islets in Greece produce a novel chemical calling card, according to new research from biologists in Arts& Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus handling shows Greece no longer "black sheep" of Europe: PM
Greece is no longer the black sheep of Europe, having shown discipline and resilience in its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Higher Vitamin D From Food May Protect Against Heart Disease
FRIDAY, April 17, 2020 -- Consuming foods high in vitamin D may have heart-protective effects, according to a Greek study published online April 7 in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Matina Kouvari, form Harokopio University in Athens,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Olive oil industry under increasing threat from 'olive leprosy'
Italian, Spanish and Greek farmers set to lose billions unless drastic action is taken to combat bacterium that has killed millions of treesOne of southern Europe ’s most important staples,olive oil, is under pressure from apotentially deadly disease that new research shows could infect nearly all of the productive areas of Italy, Greece and Spain.Economic losses could be as high as €5bn over the next 50 years for Italy, whereat least 1m trees have already died, if nothing is done to halt the spread of the disease and olive groves are not replanted,the study found. In Spain, losses could total €17bn over th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Europe Agriculture Farming Trees and forests Environment Science Italy Spain France Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Spain records another drop in daily death toll as cases worldwide pass 1.85m
China reports highest daily cases in over five weeks: WHO official warns Covid-19 will ‘stalk’ human race; New York deaths slowSpain relaxes lockdown as daily coronavirus death toll falls to 517Half of coronavirus deaths happen in care homes, EU data suggestsUS coronavirus latest – live blogUK coronavirus latest – live blogCoronavirus latest: at a glance1.49pmBSTThe mayor of Moscow,Russia’s capital, has accused foreign bots of attacking a new electronic permit system meant to keep residents off the streets during the city’s anti-coronavirus lockdown,Andrew Roth reports from the city.The ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now); Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news Asia Pacific Europe Middle East and North Africa Science Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Source Type: news

Q & A: How to #BeActive during COVID-19 Lockdown
Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach Division at the United Nations Department of Global Communications, says that its important for people to remain active during the coronavirus lockdown, not only physically, but mentally also. Courtesy: Maher NasserBy Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Apr 13 2020 (IPS) Growing up in Ramallah in Palestine, Maher Nasser, Director of Outreach Division at the United Nations Department of Global Communications, never really liked running. “I only ran when I needed to: to catch a bus or to run from soldiers,” he tells IPS. But now with three marathons under his belt &mdas...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samira Sadeque Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations #BeActive #HealthyAtHome Coronavirus COVID-19 Source Type: news

If something ’s out of your control, should you still worry about it? | Oliver Burkeman
There ’s a freedom that comes with realising you have more influence over your life than you thoughtRecently – oh, no particular reason – I’ve found myself returning to the ancient philosophical idea known as“the dichotomy of control”. “Some things are within our power, while others are not,” wroteEpictetus, the Greek Stoic, in a line you ’d be justified in dismissing as obvious, if it weren’t for the fact that we ignore its ramifications every day, and suffer as a result. In every situation, there are things we can control and things we can’t, and strugglin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Burkeman Tags: Health & wellbeing Psychology Life and style Source Type: news

Here's how your body gains immunity to coronavirus | Zania Stamataki
Unprecedented efforts and diverted resources mean we are fast learning about human defences against this new threat• Zania Stamataki is a viral immunologist• Coronavirus latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageAs the daughter of an air force officer and a nurse, I am fascinated by defence systems. There is none more impressive than the human immune system, equipped as it is with a rich arsenal to defend against different types of pathogen. Viruses have evolved to trick, bypass and evade these defences. Our immune systems have, in turn, learned to recognise and deter these virus stealth tactics. In Co...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zania Stamataki Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Immunology Medical research Science Epidemics World news Source Type: news

Adelphi researcher discovers early, complex brain surgery in ancient Greece
(Adelphi University) New research from Adelphi University has revealed the first forensically-assessed archeological discovery of remains of a group of domineering mounted archer-lancers and their kin of the Eastern Roman Empire from the turbulent ProtoByzantine period, which spanned the fourth to seventh centuries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Greece quarantines second migrant camp after COVID-19 case confirmed
Greece has quarantined a second migrant facility on its mainland after a 53-year-old man tested positive for the new coronavirus, the migration ministry said on Sunday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Lives Lost to Coronavirus
One of the biggest challenges of this unsettling time is the isolation we feel as we’re separated from friends and family, all the people for whom we care most deeply. But just being alone is only part of the difficulty. Our sense of remoteness is intensified by a pall of unease we can’t define: Loss and sorrow are also in the air. We fear losing—or we may have already lost—people we love. And when we work up the courage to look beyond our individual personal spheres, we see that many people who have made our world better, in big and small ways, have vanished before we were ready to let them go. But...
Source: TIME: Health - April 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: TIME Staff Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature remembrance Source Type: news

' Everyone at risk ’ as coronavirus cases tick up among migrants and refugees sheltering in Greece
With 23 migrants at an open accommodation site in central Greece testing positive for COVID-19, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) sounded the alarm on Thursday over conditions in crowded reception centres on five Greek islands where the virus risks taking hold. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - April 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Festina lente - McClure RJ.
This Latin, and before that Greek, adage (perhaps more recognisable in the form of its English equivalent ‘More haste less speed’) has stood the test of time. Speed is a known determinant of road crash death. The maximum vehicle travel speed tha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Coronavirus cases in Greece pass 1,000
Greece confirmed 95 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, according to health authorities, bringing the total to 1,061 since the country's first recorded infection on Feb. 26. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coronavirus Is Closing Borders in Europe and Beyond. What Does That Mean for Refugees?
When Wahidullah Rahimi leaves his tent to wander around the refugee camp on the Greek island of Samos, he wears a face mask. But between standing in line alongside other refugees at food distribution centers and sleeping in an unsanitary tent, the 32-year-old Afghan knows there is little he can do to protect himself from COVID-19. “There is a big possibility of everyone here getting coronavirus,” Rahimi says. “Everyone is worried.” The E.U.-funded camp in Samos, built in 2016 to house 640 people, is now home to at least 3,745 refugees who live in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. Asylum-seeker...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: US Senate leaders and White House reach stimulus deal as India locks down
UN urges G20 to adopt ‘wartime plan’; US risks becoming centre of pandemic, WHO warns; EU urged to evacuate refugees from Greek campsWhy the US has struggled to tackle a growing crisisUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates – liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.42amGMTOurUK-focused coronavirus and politics live blog is now online, anchored byAndrew Sparrow andLucy Campbell.As well as general UK coronavirus news lines they will be covering evidence from Prof Neil Ferguson, director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis at Imperial College, to the Commons scienc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Damien Gayle (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Australia news UK news Europe Infectious diseases Africa Middle East and North Africa US news Asia Pacific China Italy Spain Medical research Microbiology Science Source Type: news

Global confirmed Covid-19 cases top 400,000 – as it happened
WHO says US could be next virus hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; Greta Thunberg says she believes she had Covid-19. This blog is now closed.12.43amGMTThat ’s it for this live blog. Follow me, Helen Sullivan, to the link below for the latest coronavirus pandemic news:Related:Coronavirus live news: India locks down population of 1.3bn as Hubei eases restrictions12.36amGMTNew Zealand has declared a national state of emergency, Reuters reports. More on this soon.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson, Ben Quinn and Alexandra Topping Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Europe Australia news Italy UK news Boris Johnson Donald Trump US news South Africa Middle East and North Africa Infectious diseases World news Science Politics Source Type: news

Coronavirus news: India announces 21-day lockdown as global confirmed cases top 400,000
WHO says US could be next virus hotspot; EU urged to evacuate Greek refugee camps; Greta Thunberg says she believes she had Covid-197.58pmGMTCountries across Europe are taking steps to deal with the economic effects of the pandemic.The Czech parliament ’s lower chamber has approved a package of emergency government measures that includes temporary tax relief for self-employed workers, Reuters reports.7.46pmGMTThis is the place where people can sign up to join the NHS 250,000 volunteer push. They need shoppers and food deliverers, drivers to bring people home who have recovered, drivers to deliver medical kit and peop...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kevin Rawlinson (now); Ben Quinn, Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Europe Australia news Italy UK news Boris Johnson Donald Trump US news South Africa Middle East and North Africa Infectious diseases World news Science Politics Source Type: news

Coronavirus concerns overshadow Olympic flame arrival in Japan
An Olympic cauldron was ignited in Japan on Friday with a flame carried from Greece, with officials again pledging the Tokyo 2020 Games will proceed despite mounting pressure to halt the world's biggest sporting event due to the coronavirus pandemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Is a Critical Test for the European Union. So Far, It ’s Failing
When the clapping started, it was impossible not to feel moved. At 8 p.m. on March 17, people across the Netherlands leaned out of windows and congregated on doorstops to make a show of support for medical workers battling the coronavirus. First it was just a few claps, before the sound spread down my street in the Hague, working up to a crescendo of whistles and whoops. Fireworks sounded in the distance. A neighbor I had never spoken to waved from across the street. The warmth and goodwill was the epitome of what it means to be part of a community—a scene also playing out in Italy, Spain and France as stricken neigh...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson/The Hague Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

Greece bans gatherings of 10 people and more, effective Thursday
Greece will ban public gatherings of 10 people and more from Thursday in an attempt to prevent the spread of coronavirus, its crisis management minister said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

For Heart Health, Not All Plant-Based Diets Are Equal: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2020 -- A plant-based diet can benefit your heart, but only if you eat certain healthy types of food, researchers say. They tracked the eating behavior and the development of heart disease among more than 2,000 adults in Greece... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 18, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Living In Coincidental Self-Quarantine, Some Big Brother Contestants Around the World Are Still to Learn About the Coronavirus Pandemic
Across the globe, contestants on the TV show Big Brother — a reality TV competition that sees contestants being locked in a house-styled TV set and isolated from the outside world — are likely among some of the last people to learn about the coronavirus pandemic, and its spread worldwide. The hundred-some people, across studios in Sweden, Brazil, and India, among other countries, are modeling self-quarantine in ways they didn’t even realize. Big Brother began in the Netherlands in the late 1990s and and has become a reality TV staple in numerous countries, including the United States. Versions of the show...
Source: TIME: Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk Source Type: news