Bullying, health complaints, and self-rated health among school-aged children and adolescents - Hansson E, Garmy P, Vilhjalmsson R, Kristjansdottir G.
In this study, we used data from ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Dementia charity leads global initiative for wearables to revolutionize disease detection
(Alzheimer's Research UK) The UK's leading dementia research charity Alzheimer's Research UK has today launched a global initiative to revolutionize the early detection of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. The project will harness and analyse a wealth of digital data to develop signatures of disease -- or 'fingerprints' -- that can be then detected using wearable technologies, such as smart watches. Initial funds towards the initiative have already been secured from Bill Gates and Iceland Foods Charitable Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevention is possible: a brief history of the origin and dissemination of the Icelandic Prevention Model - Sigfusdottir ID, Soriano HE, Mann MJ, Kristj ánsson AL.
In two decades, the Icelandic prevention model (IPM) has been employed to dramatically reduce rates of adolescent substance use in Iceland. Briefly, the IPM is a multisectoral, community-based, collaborative system where researchers, policy makers, adm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Settled status: UNISON can help
After the EU referendum the government decided to introduce a new immigration status for EU citizens called ‘settled status’. What does this mean? People who are citizens or have a passport of a European Union member state, or Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland, and are in the UK by the 31 December 2020, are required to apply (along with family members) to the EU settlement scheme to continue living and working in the UK after 30 June 2021. The Home Office campaign does not cover the full range of citizens who can apply under the scheme. The messaging is centred on “white” EU/EEA/Swiss c...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - November 21, 2019 Category: Food Science Authors: Janey Starling Tags: Article BREXIT EU EU Citizens eu migrant migrant workers Source Type: news

Prepare to Win: Tsunami Awareness and Preparedness
Young students take part in Tsunami evacuation drills in Bali, Indonesia. Credit: UNDP Asia-PacificBy Asako OkaiUNITED NATIONS, Nov 5 2019 (IPS) Once considered rare in their occurrence, in the last 10 years tsunamis have struck nearly every year: from Samoa to Chile, and from Iceland to New Zealand. Usually triggered by a massive earthquake which is impossible to predict, there is often very little time to respond to a tsunami warning. Yet, if the warning is clear and people know what to do, thousands of lives can be saved. As we mark World Tsunami Awareness Day November 5, I’d like to express my appreciation to th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Asako Okai Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Providing healthcare for overseas visitors from the EEA and Switzerland: information for primary care staff
This guidance explains how the cost of providing healthcare for overseas visitors from the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland can be reclaimed from the visitor's country of residence. It also explains what primary care staff can do to support hospitals in recovering costs from these visitors. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Economic crises and incidence of suicide in Iceland 1911-2017 - Oskarsson H, Tomasson K, Palsson SP, T ómasson H.
INTRODUCTION: Suicides are number 16 as a cause of death worldwide. Causes are not always known, often associated with depression or trauma. Suicide incidence has decreased world- wide in the past three decades. The economic crisis of 2008 led to an increa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

China Is Bankrolling Green Energy Projects Around the World
Perched on the ochre scrub of Argentina’s sunbaked Puna Jujeña plateau, the $400 million Cauchari power station is the world’s highest-altitude solar farm at 13,000 ft (about 4,000 meters) above sea level. In Kenya’s volcano-strewn Rift Valley, a newly green-lit, super-efficient electrical substation will soon funnel clean power from the nearby Olkaria Geothermal Plant about 50 miles (80 km) to downtown Nairobi. Some 14 miles off blustery northeastern Scotland, Moray East is set to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, helping to heat and light up to a million homes. Three distinct r...
Source: TIME: Science - November 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized China onetime overnight Source Type: news

US ranks among the worst for life expectancy improvements out of high-income countries
Since 2011, the average life expectancy improved by just two-and-a-half weeks for a man in the US and two months for a woman. Only Iceland showed smaller gains in life expectancy for males (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life expectancy in England and Wales has stalled worse than 20 other wealthy countries
Since 2011, the average life expectancy in England and Wales improved by less than five weeks for women and fewer than five months for men. Only Iceland had smaller gains. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk for Life-Threatening Infections Greater With Stress-Related Disorders
THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 -- Stress-related disorders are associated with an increased risk for life-threatening infections, according to a study published online Oct. 23 in The BMJ. Huan Song, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Iceland in Reykjavik,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PTSD may raise the risk of catching life-threatening infections such as meningitis
Icelandic researchers found twice as many PTSD patients and others with stress-related disorders suffered potentially deadly bugs than the general population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Way to Save Nature? More Nature
Avocets, terns and gulls swoop down onto Wallasea Island on England’s eastern coast, searching for food between blades of grass ruffled by the summer sea breeze. Aside from the wind, and the odd chirp or squawk, it’s quiet—the kind of peaceful scene that seems like it’s been going on for centuries. Yet five years ago, these wetlands didn’t exist. The mud the birds have landed on once lay under the streets of central London. In 2015, as part of a railway project, a construction crew scooped more than 3 million metric tons of dirt out from beneath the capital, drove it 50 miles east and piled it...
Source: TIME: Science - September 12, 2019 Category: Science Authors: By Ciara Nugent / Wallasea Island, U.K. Tags: Uncategorized Climate 2019 climate change europe Source Type: news

Community and Institutional Public Health Emergency Preparedness Synergies: Enablers and Barriers; Case Studies on Acute Gastroenteritis in Two EU/EEA Member States; Technical Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 9/2019. In order to assess how communities are involved in the public health response for outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control developed a case study project in two European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries: Ireland and Iceland. This 25-page report details the lessons learned from this project, which confirm the importance of recognizing the community as a key partner in public health emergency preparedness and response. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Gui...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - September 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Northern Lights Could Be Visible Across the Northern U.S. This Weekend. Here ’s How to See the Aurora
Parts of the northern United States from Montana to northern New England could get a glimpse of the Northern Lights over Labor Day Weekend, space weather forecasters say. The Northern Lights, or the Aurora Borealis, are a luminous and sometimes colorful display seen in the night sky. They occur when charged particles from the sun interact with gasses in Earth’s atmosphere. Typically, they are only visible in higher-latitude regions, including Alaska, Scandinavia and Iceland, and even then only in the darker winter months. But a geomagnetic storm predicted for this weekend could result in aurora sightings further sout...
Source: TIME: Science - August 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gina Martinez Tags: Uncategorized onetime Science Space Source Type: news

Iceland Holds Funeral Honoring Glacier That Melted Away
A plaque on the former glacier warns that all glaciers might be gone within 200 years. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 19, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

The glaciers of Iceland seemed eternal. Now a country mourns their loss | Andri Sn ær Magnason
My grandparents mapped these giants of the landscape. A plaque will mark the spot where the first was lost to the climate crisisHow do you write a eulogy for a glacier? Think about it. How would you go about that, having grown up with glaciers as a geological given, a symbol of eternity? How do you say goodbye?Related:Icelandic memorial warns future: ‘Only you know if we saved glaciers’Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Andri Sn ær Magnason Tags: Glaciers Iceland Europe World news Polar regions Environment Climate change Science Source Type: news

Scientists Unveil Memorial to Iceland ’s ‘First’ Dead Glacier Lost to Climate Change
Iceland is mourning the loss of one of its famous glaciers, Okjökull Glacier, in an official memorial ceremony that will take place on August 18. Following an “Un-glacier tour” led by two Rice University anthropologists, the attendees will install a special plaque with a somber inscription, “a letter to the future,” which will commemorate the sad occasion. The formerly-massive body of ice, commonly referred to simply as “Ok glacier,” lost its glacier status in 2014 after melting down to only 0.386 square miles, or 6.6% of its original 5.8 square miles, The Guardian reported. Scienti...
Source: TIME: Science - July 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Currie Engel Tags: Uncategorized climate change Iceland onetime Source Type: news

Millennial storage of near-Moho magma
The lower crust plays a critical role in the processing of mantle melts and the triggering of volcanic eruptions by supply of magma from greater depth. Our understanding of the deeper parts of magmatic systems is obscured by overprinting of deep signals by shallow processes. We provide a direct estimate of magma residence time in basaltic systems of the deep crust by studying ultramafic nodules from the Borgarhraun eruption in Iceland. Modeling of chromium–aluminum interdiffusion in spinel crystals provides a record of long-term magmatic storage on the order of 1000 years. This places firm constraints on the total cr...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mutch, E. J. F., Maclennan, J., Holland, T. J. B., Buisman, I. Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics reports Source Type: news

Into the Lighthouse: the UK ’s first safe space for child sexual abuse victims
Radical one-stop shop aims to provide care and support to traumatised childrenTucked behind a busy north London road, the UK ’s first “safe space” for child sexual abuse victims is an oasis of calm. Set over two floors, the building is airy and light.The toxic legacy of child abuse gets minimal attention, yet the problem amounts to a public healthchallenge, say experts. Although we don ’t know exactly how many children in the UK experience sexual abuse as it’s hidden from view, research suggestsone in 20 children have been sexually abused, yet many more incidents go undetected, unreported and ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Louise Donovan Tags: Child protection Social care Children Society Iceland Europe World news UK news Young people Psychiatry Psychology Crime Source Type: news

Comment on "Long-term measles-induced immunomodulation increases overall childhood infectious disease mortality"
Mina et al. (Reports, 8 May 2015, p. 694) used population-level statistical analysis to argue that measles infection results in a 2- to 3-year immunomodulation, implicating measles in substantially more child mortality than previously thought. We show, using both simulation and data from Iceland, that the statistical approach used may be confounded by the 2-year periodicity of measles incidence in the areas studied. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Thakkar, N., McCarthy, K. A. Tags: Medicine, Diseases t-comment Source Type: news

The Nordic diet vs. the Mediterranean diet: What you need to know
(Natural News) Nordic people are the happiest people on the planet. They consistently take the top spots in global rankings when it comes to happiness and life satisfaction. And in case you’re wondering, the term Nordic refers to anything that belongs to Norway, Iceland, Finland, Denmark, or Sweden. These Northern European countries are known not only for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Community Engagement and Institutional Collaboration in Iceland During a Norovirus Outbreak at Úlfsljótsvatn Outdoor and Scout Centre (10–15 August 2017): Country Visit Report; Technical Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 7/2019. This 40-page country visit report presents the findings of a case study into an outbreak of norovirus in Iceland that occurred on August 10-15, 2017, to identify enablers and barriers for community and institutional synergies related to preparedness and control of infectious diseases. It is part of a wider European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control case study project to investigate the synergies between communities affected by serious public health threats and the institutions, both health- and non-health-related,...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Body Fat Distribution Points to Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness Body Fat Distribution Points to Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness
A study of more than 1800 men in Iceland suggests that certain patterns of body fat distribution are associated with more aggressive forms of prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medical Fish Skin Company Kerecis Limited Completes $16 Million Series C Offering
ARLINGTON, Va. and REYKJAVIK, Iceland, June 13, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Kerecis Limited, the company pioneering the use of fish skin in tissue regeneration, has completed a $16 million Series C funding round. The company sold sha... Regenerative Medicine, Wound Care, Venture Capital Kerecis, fish skin, Omega3 Wound, Omega3 Burn (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Intermountain Healthcare and deCODE genetics Launch Groundbreaking DNA Study of 500,000 People to Find New Links Between Genetics and Disease
Study Represents Largest  DNA Mapping Effort Undertaken in U.S. from a Single PopulationREYKJAVIK, ICELAND, and SALT LAKE  CITY – Intermountain Healthcare and  deCODE genetics have announced a major global collaboration and study focused  on discovering new connections between genetics and human disease that will  involve the collection of half a million DNA samples. The initiative, called the  HerediGene: Population Study, represents the largest and most comprehensive DNA  mapping effort to date in the United States from a single population. For the  study, which is voluntary ...
Source: Amgen News Release - June 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Implementing the Icelandic model for preventing adolescent substance use - Kristj ánsson AL, Mann MJ, Sigfusson J, Thorisdottir IE, Allegrante JP, Sigfusdottir ID.
This is the second in a two-part series of articles about the Icelandic Model for Primary Prevention of Substance Use (IPM) in this volume of Health Promotion Practice. IPM is a community collaborative approach that has demonstrated remarkable effectivenes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Development and guiding principles of the Icelandic Model for preventing adolescent substance use - Kristj ánsson AL, Mann MJ, Sigfusson J, Thorisdottir IE, Allegrante JP, Sigfusdottir ID.
Adolescent substance use-the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and other harmful drugs-remains a persistent global problem and has presented ongoing challenges for public health authorities and society. In response to the high rates of adolescent substance ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bullied Kids More Likely to Use Painkillers Bullied Kids More Likely to Use Painkillers
Children and teens who are bullied are more than twice as likely as peers who are not victimized to take painkillers, a study of school kids in Iceland suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Bullied kids more likely to use painkillers
(Reuters Health) - Children and teens who are bullied are more than twice as likely as peers who are not victimized to take painkillers, a study of school kids in Iceland suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Iceland volcano eruption in 1783-84 did not spawn extreme heat wave
(Rutgers University) An enormous volcanic eruption on Iceland in 1783-84 did not cause an extreme summer heat wave in Europe. But, as Benjamin Franklin speculated, the eruption triggered an unusually cold winter, according to a Rutgers-led study. The study, in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, will help improve predictions of how the climate will respond to future high-latitude volcanic eruptions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bullying linked to student's pain medication use
(Wiley) In a school-based survey study of all students in grades 6, 8, and 10 in Iceland, the use of pain medications was significantly higher among bullied students even when controlling for the amount of pain they felt, as well as age, gender, and socioeconomic status. The findings are published in Acta Paediatrica. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The frozen foods that studies suggest contain similar nutrients to their fresh counterparts
Studies suggest some frozen produce contains similar nutrients to the fresh version. Kajsa Ernestam, a dietitian for lifesum.com, selects five of the best, including Iceland Mackerel fillets. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stress-Related Disorders Associated With Increased CVD Risk
THURSDAY, April 11, 2019 -- Stress-related disorders are associated with cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online April 10 in The BMJ. Huan Song, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Iceland in Reykjavk, and colleagues examined... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 11, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mourning the loss of a loved one increases your risk of heart disease by 64%
A study by the University of Iceland and the Karolinska Institute found people who suffer from disorders like PTSD are considerably more at risk of heart failure within the first of a traumatic event. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food Routes: Growing Bananas in Iceland and Other Tales from the Logistics of Eating
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - March 28, 2019 Category: Science Tags: books Source Type: news

Master Decoder: A Profile of K ári Stefánsson
A neurologist by training, Stef ánsson founded Iceland-based deCODE Genetics to explore what the human genome can tell us about disease and our species’ evolution. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Profile Magazine Issue Source Type: news

Spain Tops Italy as World ’s Healthiest Country While U.S. Falls: Report
Maybe it’s something in the gazpacho or paella, as Spain just surpassed Italy to become the world’s healthiest country. That’s according to the 2019 edition of the Bloomberg Healthiest Country Index, which ranks 169 economies according to factors that contribute to overall health. Spain placed sixth in the previous gauge, published in 2017. Four additional European nations were among the top 10 in 2019: Iceland (third place), Switzerland (fifth), Sweden (sixth) and Norway (ninth). Japan was the healthiest Asian nation, jumping three places from the 2017 survey into fourth and replacing Singapore, which dr...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lee Miller and Wei Lu / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized onetime Spain Source Type: news

Iceland ’ s Intersex Children at Risk as Without New Protection, Activist Says Iceland ’ s Intersex Children at Risk as Without New Protection, Activist Says
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Seas of Death and Hope
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS)The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal policies of fortress Europa”. The data are collected through information received from 550 network organisations in 48 countries and from local experts, journalists and researchers in the field of migration. The list issued in 2018 accounted for ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Armed Conflicts Arts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Globalisation Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees Religion TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A sea change in our view of overturning in the subpolar North Atlantic
To provide an observational basis for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change projections of a slowing Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC) in the 21st century, the Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program (OSNAP) observing system was launched in the summer of 2014. The first 21-month record reveals a highly variable overturning circulation responsible for the majority of the heat and freshwater transport across the OSNAP line. In a departure from the prevailing view that changes in deep water formation in the Labrador Sea dominate MOC variability, these results suggest that the conversion of w...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 31, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lozier, M. S., Li, F., Bacon, S., Bahr, F., Bower, A. S., Cunningham, S. A., de Jong, M. F., de Steur, L., deYoung, B., Fischer, J., Gary, S. F., Greenan, B. J. W., Holliday, N. P., Houk, A., Houpert, L., Inall, M. E., Johns, W. E., Johnson, H. L., Johnso Tags: Geochemistry, Geophysics r-articles Source Type: news

Penetrating stab injuries in Iceland: a whole-nation study on incidence and outcome in patients hospitalized for penetrating stab injuries - Johannesdottir U, Jonsdottir GM, Johannesdottir BK, Heimisdottir AA, Eythorsson E, Gudbjartsson T, Mogensen B.
BACKGROUND: Studies on penetrating injuries in Europe are scarce and often represent data from single institutions. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence and demographic features of patients hospitalized for stab injury in a whole nation. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Iceland removed own label from 17 products rather than palm oil
The supermarket giant promised to remove palm oil from all of its own-brand products by the end of 2018. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Balancing Privacy and Progress: Biobanks and Genome Sequencing
Genome sequencing coupled with medical and personal data holds enormous promise for unraveling the mysteries of the human body and advancing disease treatment. Increasingly, research projects are collecting data on large numbers of people to determine links among diseases, lifestyle, environment, and genes. The biobanks being created with these data raise questions about protecting the privacy of individuals whose DNA and medical records fuel research. Repositories of human genetic material emerged more than a decade ago in Iceland with the company deCODE genetics. The United Kingdom has created a biobank with 500,000 enr...
Source: Washington Watch - January 24, 2019 Category: Biology Authors: Eve S. McCulloch Source Type: news

Iceland still selling own-brand palm oil products despite pledge
The retailer promised to remove palm oil from all of its own products by the end of 2018. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Humpback whales' songs at subarctic feeding areas are complex, progressive
(PLOS) Humpback whales overwintering in feeding areas may sing complex, progressive songs which closely resemble those associated with breeding grounds, according to a study published Jan. 23, 2019, in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Edda E. Magn ú sd ó ttir and Rangyn Lim from the University of Iceland. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A Total Lunar Eclipse Will Coincide With a Supermoon This Sunday
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a supermoon. “This one is particularly good,” said Rice University astrophysicist Patrick Hartigan. “It not only is a supermoon and it’s a total eclipse, but the total eclipse also lasts pretty long. It’s about an hour.” The whole eclipse starts Sunday night or early Mond...
Source: TIME: Science - January 18, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Marcia Dunn / AP Tags: Uncategorized astronomy onetime overnight Source Type: news

A New Spectre is Haunting Europe
Roberto Savio is founder of IPS Inter Press Service and President EmeritusBy Roberto SavioROME, Jan 17 2019 (IPS)After Teresa May’s defeat in the British parliament it is clear that a new spectre is haunting Europe. It is no longer the spectre of communism, which opens Marx’s Manifesto of 1848; it is the spectre of the failure of neoliberal globalisation, which reigned uncontested following the fall of the Berlin Wall, until the financial crisis of 2009. Roberto SavioIn 2008, governments spent the astounding amount of 62 trillion dollars to save the financial system, and close to that amount in 2009 (see Britan...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Roberto Savio Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Europe Featured Financial Crisis Globalisation Headlines Health Inequity TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Autopsy rates in Iceland - Kunz SN, Bergsd óttir Þ, Jónasson JG.
A clinical as well as forensic autopsy is a uniform medical investigation of the deceased, which mainly serves to verify the plausibility of information on the cause, mode and mechanism of death provided by the police and/or medical personnel. Despite its ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Decreasing income inequality and adolescent emotional distress: a population-based case study of Icelandic adolescents 2006-2016 - Vilhjalmsdottir A, De Clercq B, Gardarsdottir RB, Bernburg JG, Sigfusdottir ID.
In this study, we aim to test whether changes in community income inequality influence adolescent emotional distress. We take advantage of the unique combination of data and history available in Iceland. This affluent welfare society has experi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news