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Hungarian laboratory worker isolated after exposure to Ebola virus
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A Hungarian laboratory worker has been isolated at a Budapest hospital after accidental exposure to the deadly Ebola virus but has shown no symptoms so far, health officials said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola, WHO says
The World Health Organization says it has co-ordinated shipment of an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease earlier this month. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UN health agency: Hungarian scientist exposed to Ebola
The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who was exposed to the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

UN health agency: Hungarian scientist sickened by Ebola
The World Health Organization says it has helped ship an experimental Ebola vaccine and drugs to treat a laboratory scientist in Hungary who caught the potentially deadly disease in an accident earlier this month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

De Gruyter extends its reach in Hungary
The Hungarian Electronic Information Service National Programme (EISZ), and De Gruyter have signed an agreement to provide access to De Gruyter journal collections to the consortium, which also provides authors affiliated to the subscribing institutions with an open access publishing option in both hybrid and “gold” De Gruyter open access journals with no further costs. The subscribing institutions in 2018 are Eötvös Loránd University, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church, the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Lutheran Theol...
Source: News from STM - April 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Medical and legal aspects of child sexual abuse: a population-based study in a Hungarian county - Enyedy A, Tsikouras P, Csorba R.
BACKGROUND: Very few studies focus on childhood sexual abuse in middle European countries. AIM: The purpose of our study is to describe the medical and legal characteristics of children who experience sexual abuse and explore common features that m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Hungarian agency powerless in holding healthcare funding decisions to account
(University of Bath) New research from the University of Bath raises issues about transparency and decision-making for healthcare policies in Hungary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Plants “adapt or die” too: Study finds botanical defense mechanisms evolve based on herbivores’ immunity to chemical toxins
(Natural News) “Adapt or die,” said the late Andy Grove, the founder of computer chip maker Intel who escaped Communist Hungary as a young man. A new study suggested plants adhere to the same dictum, adapting and discarding defenses according to what works best for the situation at hand, reported a ScienceDaily article. Researchers from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

H1N1 swine flu kills one in Hungary: MTI agency
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - A man has died of the H1N1 flu virus in a hospital in Hungary, national news agency MTI said on Tuesday, quoting regional daily Eszak-Magyarorszag. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The secret agent, international policing, and anarchist terrorism: 1900-1914 - Jensen RB.
An unprecedented expansion of global anti-terrorist policing took place after 1900, although the security forces projected outside their borders by Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Spain, and Argentina displayed an enormous diversity in size and ef... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

6th Central European Summer Course on Mycology: Biology of pathogenic fungi and the 3rd Rising Stars in Mycology Workshops
Meeting's Aim and Scope:It is our great pleasure to announce that we have come to organize the next CentralEuropean Summer Course on Mycology (www.cesc.hu), which will once again take place inSzeged, Hungary, from 06 – 11, July 2018. Throughout the years, the conference seriesbecame more and more successful thanks to both the invited lecturers and the interactivestudents. Therefore, next year, we would like to maintain the high quality and content of thisevent, thus we ’d like apply for a financial support to be able to celebrate the 10th yearsCourses& Workshops (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - February 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Meddling globalist George Soros named as the puppet master behind student gun control push
(Natural News) Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is very familiar with the Marxist tactics of meddling globalist Leftist George Soros, the billionaire financier who is being targeted by his own home country of Hungary for political agitation and manipulation. As a former chief law enforcement officer, he’s seen the tactics implemented via crisis actors... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol, pattern of drinking and all-cause mortality in Russia, Belarus and Hungary: a retrospective indirect cohort study based on mortality of relatives - Horvat P, Stefler D, Murphy M, King L, McKee M, Bobak M.
AIMS: To assess the relationship between alcohol intake frequency and mortality among males and females in three Eastern European populations, and to estimate the additional mortality risk posed by a combination of frequent drinking, binge drinking and oth... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Book Review: Insane Consequences
I have read Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill a couple of times and am still contemplating it. It also inspired me to research further into how we treat the seriously mentally ill in America. In the book, author DJ Jaffe takes on what he calls the “mental health industry,” and I think that is a fair characterization. He is not the only writer to use the phrase, and he confronts that industry with a voice that reminds me of a prosecuting attorney on a mission. Jaffe became involved in the mental health system in the 1980s when his wife’s 18 year old sister, Lynn, ca...
Source: Psych Central - February 14, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Caregivers Disabilities Policy and Advocacy Psychiatry Psychology Schizophrenia Treatment DJ jaffe mental health policy Mental Illness mental illness violence serious mental illness Source Type: news

Thanks to Cheddar Man, I feel more comfortable as a brown Briton | Aarathi Prasad
I grew up being told that a prerequisite for our national identity was white skin – that prejudice has been proved falseThe results of 10,000-year oldCheddar Man ’s DNA analysis have hit the headlines in the past few days, accompanied by a striking portrait that needed no words. Here was this bona fide European – indeed, an ancestral Brit – and the man was black. Genetic analysis suggests he had blue eyes, and that his skin was probably darker, even, than the portrait shows. Three hundred generations later, allowing for a little variation between individuals, about 10% of the genome of many white Br...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Aarathi Prasad Tags: Genetics Race issues Biology UK news Science Migration Source Type: news

Is Snow Safe to Eat? Depends How Old It Is, Study Finds
(BUCHAREST, Romania) — Is it safe to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat snow in the colder months. But by two days old, the snow is not safe to eat, Istvan Mathe, a professor at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, told The Associated Press. Scientists collected snow from a park and from a roundabout in Miercurea Ciuc, central Romania, in January and February and placed it in hermetically-sealed sterile containers. They then tried to grow bacteria and mold in them. T...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Is Snow Safe to Eat? Scientists Weigh In
(BUCHAREST, Romania) — Is it safe to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat snow in the colder months. But by two days old, the snow is not safe to eat, Istvan Mathe, a professor at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, told The Associated Press. Scientists collected snow from a park and from a roundabout in Miercurea Ciuc, central Romania, in January and February and placed it in hermetically-sealed sterile containers. They then tried to grow bacteria and mold in them. T...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

DNA From 10,000-Year-Old Skeleton Found in Britain Reveals Man Had Dark Skin and Blue Eyes
(LONDON) — DNA from a 10,000-year-old skeleton found in an English cave suggests the oldest-known Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, researchers said Wednesday.Scientists from Britain’s Natural History Museum and University College London analyzed the genome of “Cheddar Man,” who was found in Cheddar Gorge in southwest England in 1903.Scientists led by museum DNA expert Ian Barnes drilled into the skull to extract DNA from bone powder. They say analysis indicates he had blue eyes, dark curly hair and “dark to black” skin pigmentation.The researchers say the evidence suggests that Europe...
Source: TIME: Science - February 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jill Lawless / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Archaeology onetime Source Type: news

The importance of anxiety and depression in family practice - Torzsa P, Hargittay C, Kalabay L.
Representative studies indicate that prevalence of anxiety disorders among adults is between 12.6-17.2%, while in Hungary it is 17.7%. According to both international and national studies the point prevalence of diagnosed major depression requiring treatme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Hungary's Richter expects Esmya drug ruling in first half: CEO
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian drugmaker Richter expects European health inspectors to deliver a ruling on its Esmya medicine in the first half of 2018, its chief executive told Reuters, adding that uncertainty about the drug could delay earnings guidance. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Steroid Use Tied to Thromboembolism Risk in IBD Steroid Use Tied to Thromboembolism Risk in IBD
Steroid therapy is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolic events in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but biological therapy is not, researchers from Hungary report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Allergan, Richter's bipolar depression drug succeeds in key trial
(Reuters) - Allergan Plc and Hungary's Gedeon Richter Plc said on Monday their drug to treat severe bipolar depression in adults met the main goal of a late-stage study, bringing the them closer to getting another approval for the drug. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Senzime wins CE Mark for TetraGraph neuromoscular monitor
German patient monitor developer Senzime said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its TetraGraph neuromuscular monitor. The newly cleared TetraGraph monitor is designed for use in the perioperative monitoring of physiologic data in surgical patients under general anesthesia and muscle relaxation using neuromuscular blocking drugs. The system is designed to stimulate a peripheral nerve to measure, analyze and display muscle function in surgical patients who’ve received NMBAs as part of their general anesthesia. “The CE mark is a major milestone for Senzime, we will immediately commence the ma...
Source: Mass Device - December 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Diagnostics Regulatory/Compliance senzime Source Type: news

Springer to co-publish the Journal of Flow Chemistry
(Springer) Hungary's oldest publishing house Akad é miai Kiad ó and Springer will add a further journal to their long-established co-publishing programme. The Journal of Flow Chemistry serves as a high-level academic forum for rapid publication of the latest results in flow chemistry. It was originally founded by the Flow Chemistry Society in 2011. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hungary's Richter Says No Link Seen Between Esmya Drug and Liver Damage Hungary's Richter Says No Link Seen Between Esmya Drug and Liver Damage
Hungarian drugmaker Richter's clinical data for its uterine fibroid treatment Esmya indicate no demonstrable link with liver damage, the firm said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Hungary's Richter says no link seen between Esmya drug and liver damage
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian drugmaker Richter's clinical data for its uterine fibroid treatment Esmya indicate no demonstrable link with liver damage, the firm said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hungary's Richter sees no link between liver damage and Esmya medicine
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian drugmaker Richter's clinical data indicate no demonstrable link between liver damage cases and treatment with its uterine fibroid medicine Esmya, the firm said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lottery and suicide - the effect of number of lottery tickets on Hungarian suicide rates - Osvath P, Balint L, Bozsonyi K.
AIM: The relationship of suicide and gambling is a neglected field in the study of suicidology. In Hungary, no statistical studies have been published to date with regard to the whole of the population. Our study investigates the relationship between a ver... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Researchers find more evidence that antioxidants are key to preventing disease
(Natural News) A study published in the journal Nature Communications has revealed that the formation of cysteine hydropersulfides (CysSSH), a sulfur metabolite that is touted for its potent antioxidant properties, may be prompted by an enzyme found in the mitochondria. A team of international researchers from Japan, Hungary, the United Kingdom, and the United States has examined the pathway of CysSSH... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors for multiple suicide attempts among Roma in Hungary - T óth MD, Adam S, Zonda T, Birkás E, Purebl G.
In recent years, suicide rates in Hungary have been among the highest in the European Union. Attempted suicide rates in the Roma population are 2-3 times higher than in the non-Roma population. Since individuals making multiple attempts have a higher pro-b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Usutu virus is back -- not only in blackbirds but also in humans
(University of Veterinary Medicine -- Vienna) During 10 subsequent years no Usutu virus associated bird mortality was observed in Austria - contrary to neighboring Hungary. Last year Usutu virus was identified again in two blackbirds - and in 2017 already in sixteen songbirds. A research team of the Vetmeduni Vienna investigated the virus strains involved. In another study Usutu virus was demonstrated in seven human blood donations from eastern Austria, suggesting that human infections seem to be more frequent than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How perceptions and personal contact matter: the individual-level determinants of trust in police in Hungary - Boda Z, Medve-B álint G.
In established democracies perceptions about police effectiveness and procedural fairness are the main individual-level determinants of trust in police. However, very little is known about whether this is also the case in different circumstances. By analys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

See Inside a Berlin Synagogue ’s First Rosh Hashanah After World War II
When Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins on Wednesday night, it will mark the start of an annual period in which Jewish people around the world will take time to reflect on starting fresh in the new year. But few celebrants in modern history have had more cause for such reflection than the Berlin Jews who survived World War II. In 1945, legendary LIFE Magazine photographer Robert Capa was there to document the first Rosh Hashanah service held in the city since 1938, which took place on Sep. 7, 1945, at Fraenkelufer, a synagogue that the U.S. Army had helped restore after the Nazis torched it. There, he found a peopl...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized 1945 faith Holidays LIFE Magazine photography robert capa rosh hashanah Source Type: news

You Might Not Want to Sit Next to Jennifer Lawrence on a Plane
While Oscar winner and relatable human Jennifer Lawrence is probably a great person to hang out with for a night on the town — just look at her pole dancing and bar fight adventures in Hungary! —she might not be the best person to sit next to on a flight. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the mother! actor shared that she has an intense case of fear while traveling in planes. “I’m not afraid of the airplane, I’m afraid of me on the airplane and losing control of myself,” Lawrence said. In fact, Lawrence has even acted on her fear of flying in the past, going so far as to shout t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Jennifer Lawrence Newsfeed viral Source Type: news

Evaluation of outdoor human thermal sensation of local climate zones based on long-term database - Unger J, Skarbit N, G ál T.
This study gives a comprehensive picture on the diurnal and seasonal general outdoor human thermal sensation levels in different urban quarters based on long-term (almost 3  years) data series from urban and rural areas of Szeged, Hungary. It is supplement... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

The E.U. Agency Fighting Russia ’s Wildfire of Fake News with a Hosepipe
In 2015, as Russia plunged millions of dollars into an escalating disinformation campaign against the West, the European Union’s defense consisted of just one person. A former journalist had been seconded from the Czech Republic to the E.U.’s newly-established East StratCom Task Force, and was working furiously to de-bunk the Kremlin-backed fake news that flooded people’s inboxes, TV screens, and social media timelines. “[He was working] literally seven days a week,” said an E.U. official involved in the bloc’s strategic communications efforts, who asked for anonymity in order to speak f...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson Tags: Uncategorized europe Source Type: news

Are money problems causing you migraines?
Going through financial hardship can trigger the debilitating head pain in those with a variant in the CLOCK gene, a team of British and Hungarian researchers have found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cross-cultural validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International to assess concerns about falls among Hungarian community-living older people - Kovacs E, Rozs F, Petridisz A, Erd ős R, Majercsik E.
PURPOSE: The Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I) is a reliable and valid tool for assessing concerns about falling. Our aims were to translate, culturally adapt, and evaluate the main psychometric characteristics (internal consistency, reproducibili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Can you solve it? Are you a match for these match puzzles?
For bright sparks!Hi guzzlers,The first two puzzles today come from reader Gabriella Horvath, who lives in Hungary. She first came across them in her childhood, during the Soviet-backed socialist regime, at a time when many people smoked, and when military service was compulsory. Match puzzles about soldiers were guaranteed entertainment.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Alex Bellos Tags: Mathematics Science Source Type: news

An Emergency Physician & Paramedic Recounts His Experience as a Motorcycle EMS Provider
I began my service in EMS and Fire at the tender age of 16. That makes it more than 25 years now of responding to the tones. I’ve worked in myriad roles: volunteer first aid, EMT, paramedic, firefighter, beach lifeguard, air ops, boat ops and as an emergency physician on a fast motorcycle response unit (MRU) in Hungary—by far my favorite job. Quick response motorcycles offer an efficient and highly effective platform for both EMS and fire departments whose present resources are stretched too thin due to increasing call volumes and stagnant budgets. More than half the countries on the planet utilize tw...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Patric Lausch, MD Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

An Emergency Physician & Paramedic Recounts His Experience as a Motorcycle EMS Provider
I began my service in EMS and Fire at the tender age of 16. That makes it more than 25 years now of responding to the tones. I’ve worked in myriad roles: volunteer first aid, EMT, paramedic, firefighter, beach lifeguard, air ops, boat ops and as an emergency physician on a fast motorcycle response unit (MRU) in Hungary—by far my favorite job. Quick response motorcycles offer an efficient and highly effective platform for both EMS and fire departments whose present resources are stretched too thin due to increasing call volumes and stagnant budgets. More than half the countries on the planet utilize tw...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 11, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Patric Lausch, MD Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Anxiety and depression among infertile women: a cross-sectional survey from Hungary - Lakatos E, Szigeti JF, Ujma PP, Sexty R, Balog P.
BACKGROUND: Infertility is often associated with a chronic state of stress which may manifest itself in anxiety-related and depressive symptoms. The aim of our study is to assess the psychological state of women with and without fertility problems, and to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Hungary blogger beat baby blues by exercising with kids
Juca Cs íkos Andrásné, from Hungary, suffered from depression after giving birth to her first daughter. To keep active after her second child was born, she began using her tots as exercise weights. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urban green space perception and its contribution to well-being - Kothencz G, Kolcs ár R, Cabrera-Barona P, Szilassi P.
This study predicted the influence of perceived green space characteristics in the city of Szeged, Hungary, on two well-being variables: the green space v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Motorcycle Response Units Save Lives in Dense European Populations
I began my service in EMS and Fire at the tender age of 16. That makes it more than 25 years now of responding to the tones. I’ve worked in myriad roles: volunteer first aid, EMT, paramedic, firefighter, beach lifeguard, air ops, boat ops and as an emergency physician on a fast motorcycle response unit (MRU) in Hungary—by far my favorite job. Quick response motorcycles offer an efficient and highly effective platform for both EMS and fire departments whose present resources are stretched too thin due to increasing call volumes and stagnant budgets. More than half the countries on the planet utilize two-wheeled ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Patric Lausch, MD Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News Operations Source Type: news

Motorcycle Response Units Save Lives in Dense European Populations
I began my service in EMS and Fire at the tender age of 16. That makes it more than 25 years now of responding to the tones. I’ve worked in myriad roles: volunteer first aid, EMT, paramedic, firefighter, beach lifeguard, air ops, boat ops and as an emergency physician on a fast motorcycle response unit (MRU) in Hungary—by far my favorite job. Quick response motorcycles offer an efficient and highly effective platform for both EMS and fire departments whose present resources are stretched too thin due to increasing call volumes and stagnant budgets. More than half the countries on the planet utilize two-wheeled ...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 20, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Patric Lausch, MD Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops News Operations Source Type: news

Let ’s treat online abuse as a public health hazard | Sonia Sodha
Social media bullying is getting the parliamentary attention it deserves – but politicians must focus on what’s going on behind this toxic behaviourOne of the most important breakthroughs in public health came in1847, when a Hungarian doctor, Ignaz Semmelweis, discovered that surgeons could dramatically cut mortality rates by disinfecting their hands. At the time, he was ridiculed by his medical contemporaries. But today, hand washing remains the cornerstone of lifesaving medical hygiene.I wonder if we ’ve got something important to learn from Semmelweis when it comes to online abuse. Last week, MPs debat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sonia Sodha Tags: Cyberbullying Internet Society NSPCC whistleblowing advice line: in focus Medical research Science Source Type: news

Does optimism weaken the negative effects of being lonely on suicide risk? - Chang EC, Chang OD, Martos T, Sallay V, Li X, Lucas AG, Lee J.
The present study investigated loneliness and optimism as predictors of suicide risk, specifically, depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation, in 457 Hungarian college students. Beyond the expected role of loneliness in suicide risk, being optimistic buffe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Country-specific effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on honey bees and wild bees
Neonicotinoid seed dressings have caused concern world-wide. We use large field experiments to assess the effects of neonicotinoid-treated crops on three bee species across three countries (Hungary, Germany, and the United Kingdom). Winter-sown oilseed rape was grown commercially with either seed coatings containing neonicotinoids (clothianidin or thiamethoxam) or no seed treatment (control). For honey bees, we found both negative (Hungary and United Kingdom) and positive (Germany) effects during crop flowering. In Hungary, negative effects on honey bees (associated with clothianidin) persisted over winter and resulted in ...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Woodcock, B. A., Bullock, J. M., Shore, R. F., Heard, M. S., Pereira, M. G., Redhead, J., Ridding, L., Dean, H., Sleep, D., Henrys, P., Peyton, J., Hulmes, S., Hulmes, L., Sarospataki, M., Saure, C., Edwards, M., Genersch, E., Knäbe, S., Pywell, R Tags: Ecology reports Source Type: news