COVID-19 Antibodies Last for at Least Four Months After Recovery
The results from a study in Iceland can't say if a recovered patient's antibodies can protect them from subsequent reinfection. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Antibody Study Suggests More Lasting Immunity Against COVID Than Believed
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2020 -- In a finding that should encourage scientists who are racing to develop coronavirus vaccines, a new study out of Iceland suggests that immunity to the disease may not be as fleeting as first thought. Among 30,000... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Maternal Caffeine Intake May Be Tied to Negative Pregnancy Outcomes
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 -- Maternal caffeine consumption is associated with negative pregnancy outcomes, according to a review published online Aug. 24 in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. Jack E. James, Ph.D., from Reykjavik University in Iceland,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mothers-to-be urged to avoid caffeine as study finds there is NO safe level of consumption
Professor Jack James, of Reykjavik University in Iceland, claimed thousands of babies were harmed every year because women consume that supposedly 'safe' level of caffeine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Examining the implementation of the Icelandic model for primary prevention of substance use in a rural Canadian community: a study protocol - Halsall T, LaChance L, Kristj ánsson AL.
BACKGROUND: The Icelandic Prevention Model (IPM) is a collaborative upstream model that was designed to influence risk and protective factors related to substance use within the community, school, peer and family contexts. By engaging whole communities, th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Suicide rates in Iceland before and after the 2008 Global Recession: a nationwide population-based study - Ásgeirsdóttir HG, Valdimarsdottir UA, Nyberg U, Lund SH, Tomasson G, Þorsteinsdóttir K, Ásgeirsdóttir TL, Hauksdóttir A.
BACKGROUND: Economic downturns have been associated with increased suicide rates. The 2008 global financial crisis varied across countries but hit Iceland relatively hard. We aimed to study potential changes in suicide rates in Iceland during this major ec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Boulder biotech co. enters technology-share agreement with industry giant
Boulder-based SomaLogic has an agreement with biotech giant Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) to use some of SomaLogic ’s proprietary technology to help advance Amgen’s drug discovery and development programs. The agreement builds upon an existing collaboration SomaLogic has with an Amgen subsidiary, Iceland-based deCODE. The new agreement will expand to broader application across Amgen’s pipeline. SomaLog ic specializes in diagnostic tests that can deliver actionable health-management information for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

Boulder biotech co. enters technology-share agreement with industry giant
Boulder-based SomaLogic has an agreement with biotech giant Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) to use some of SomaLogic ’s proprietary technology to help advance Amgen’s drug discovery and development programs. The agreement builds upon an existing collaboration SomaLogic has with an Amgen subsidiary, Iceland-based deCODE. The new agreement will expand to broader application across Amgen’s pipeline. SomaLog ic specializes in diagnostic tests that can deliver actionable health-management information for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jensen Werley Source Type: news

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Jul 31 2020 (IPS) In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step. The European Union’s (EU) forceful ban on accepting travelers from the rest of the world has been decided simultaneously with a collective option: an internal opening that covers the entire territory of the Schengen Agreement, an enlarged EU that includes some special non-members (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and the microstates). Furthermore, the EU s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joaquin Roy Tags: Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Source Type: news

Here ’s What the Science Actually Says About Kids and COVID-19
Benjamin Knorr, a 40-year-old single father in Janesville, Wisc., says there’s about a 50-50 chance he’ll send his two teenage sons back to school this fall. His 13-year-old, Aiden, would especially like to get back to his friends, sports, and regular life. But Knorr, an independent contractor, has asthma, and fears that his health and finances would be imperiled if one of his boys brought COVID-19 home from school. “If the numbers go up in Dane County and Rock County, where I work and live, it’s over. We’re just doing the online school,” Knorr says. “We already got through two mon...
Source: TIME: Health - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 UnitedWeRise20Disaster Source Type: news

Iceland is an outpost of normality during the pandemic
It was a casual hug from an old friend and yet it proved to be so traumatizing. I had arrived back in my native Iceland the day before and now armed with a negative Covid-19 test from the airport, here I was in a bustling cafe in Reykjavik. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists outline potential of soil-free farming which could see crops grown in the desert
A new study has outlined the potential of soil-free, computer-controlled farms as climate change and soil erosion limit our ability to grow crops. The research, published in New Phytologist and led by scientists at the University of Bristol, John Innes Centre and LettUs Grow, describe the growing environmental and economic case for vertical farming methods which could see crops grown in previously unfarmable environments such as the deserts of Dubai to countries with short daylight hours like Iceland. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - July 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Iceland is broadcasting screams to relieve coronavirus stress
You may not be able to travel to Iceland, but your screams of frustration can. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: New Form Of Coronavirus Spreads Faster, But Doesn ’ t Make People Sicker
(CNN) — A global study has found strong evidence that a new form of the coronavirus has spread from Europe to the US. The new mutation makes the virus more likely to infect people but does not seem to make them any sicker than earlier variations of the virus, an international team of researchers reported Thursday. “It is now the dominant form infecting people,” Erica Ollmann Saphire of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology and the Coronavirus Immunotherapy Consortium, who worked on the study, told CNN. “This is now the virus.” The study, published in the journal Cell, builds on some earlier wo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Coronavirus Source Type: news

The U.S. and U.K. Were the Two Best Prepared Nations to Tackle a Pandemic —What Went Wrong?
On Oct. 24, 2019—45 days before the world’s first suspected case of COVID-19 was announced—a new “scorecard” was published called the Global Health Security Index. The scorecard ranked countries on how prepared they were to tackle a serious outbreak, based on a range of measures, including how quickly a country was likely to respond and how well its health care system would “treat the sick and protect health workers.” The U.S. was ranked first out of 195 nations, and the U.K. was ranked second. You read that correctly. The two countries that on paper were the best prepared to deal ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey and Clare Wenham Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Fatal poisoning in drug addicts in the Nordic countries in 2017 - Simonsen KW, Kriikku P, Thelander G, Edvardsen HME, Thordardottir S, Andersen CU, J önsson AK, Frost J, Christoffersen DJ, Delaveris GJM, Ojanpera I.
This study is the seventh report on fatal poisonings among drug addicts in the Nordic countries. In this report, we analyse data from the five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Data on gender, number of deaths, places of death... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

U.S. Citizens Likely to Be Barred as Europe Reopens Borders for Travel, Tourism
(BRUSSELS) — Americans are unlikely to be allowed into Europe when the continent reopens its borders next week, due to how the coronavirus pandemic is flaring in the U.S. and President Donald Trump’s ban on Europeans entering the United States. European nations appear on track to reopen their borders between each other by July 1, and their representatives in Brussels are now debating what virus-related criteria should apply when lifting border restrictions to the outside world that were imposed in March. Read more: Mapping the Spread of the Coronavirus Outbreak Around the U.S. and the World In recommendations ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LORNE COOK / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 europe News Desk wire Source Type: news

After months of strict coronavirus border controls, Denmark is ready to reopen
(Natural News) At the beginning of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Denmark, the country swiftly closed its borders with the rest of the European Union and the United Kingdom. Now, months after imposing strict (and smart) border controls, the country is ready to reopen. Denmark began welcoming visitors from Norway, Iceland and Germany on June... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Happens to Your Kidneys as You Age?
FRIDAY, June 12, 2020 -- Kidney function declines naturally with age, even if a person is in good health, a new European study says. Researchers assessed nearly 3,000 people in Norway, Germany and Iceland, age 50 and older, in order to learn more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 12, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nearly Half of Coronavirus Spread May Be Traced to People Without Any Symptoms
One of the more insidious features of the new coronavirus behind COVID-19 is its ability to settle into unsuspecting hosts who never show signs of being sick but are able to spread the virus to others. In a study published June 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at the Scripps Research Translational Institute reviewed data from 16 different groups of COVID-19 patients from around the world to get a better idea of how many cases of coronavirus can likely be traced to people who spread the virus without ever knowing they were infected. Their conclusion: at minimum, 30%, and more likely 40% to 45%. Such so-ca...
Source: TIME: Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Ashwagandha as a cause for live injury - Bj örnsson HK, Björnsson ES, Avula B, Khan IA, Jonasson JG, Ghabril M, Hayashi PH, Navarro V.
In a recent letter to the editor, by Mohan et al. 1 , the authors make comments on our recently published paper "Liver Injury due to Ashwagandha. A Case Series from Iceland and the US Drug-Induced Liver Injury Network"2. The authors do not agree with the c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Accidental poisoning, intentional self-harm and event of undetermined intent mortality over 20 years in Iceland: a population-based cohort study - Gunnarsdottir OS, Rafnsson V.
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to study mortality due to suicide, accidental poisoning, event of undetermined intent and drug-related deaths through 20 years in Iceland. DESIGN: A population-based register study. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals who died due to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: Brazil reports a record 881 deaths as Wuhan prepares to test 11m residents
Pence avoiding Trump after aide ’s positive test; Saudi oil profits drop 25%; French schools reopenBrazil and Mexico record deadliest day from Covid-19EU could reopen borders to countries with similar risk profilesCoronavirus latest: at a glanceUK coronavirus updates – liveAustralia coronavirus updates - liveSee all our coronavirus coverage9.46amBSTIceland is preparing to ease their immigration restrictions, with some professionals including scientists, filmmakers and athletes eligible for a modified quarantine from Friday, and more widespread changes starting no later than 15 June.Thordis Kolbrun Reykfjord Gyl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Simon Burnton (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news Science Infectious diseases Australia news UK news US news Asia Pacific Mexico Americas Middle East and North Africa China Russia Microbiology Medical research Europe Source Type: news

How a COVID-19 Testing Model No One Is Talking About Could Save Thousands of Lives
With solid data in short supply relating to the characteristics and spread of COVID-19, many governments and health officials are struggling to formulate suitable health and economic policies. As a consequence, some although not all, countries are effectively waging a war against the coronavirus based on the dynamics of a game of chance. This in turn is producing considerable anxiety about when lockdowns might end and the first steps towards economic activity might begin to occur. This absence of data and resultant lack of concrete purpose is perhaps best illustrated in the U.S. where the federal government has left indivi...
Source: TIME: Health - May 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrea Galeotti Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Iceland Has Tested 13% of Its Entire Population for Coronavirus. Here ’s What Health Authorities Found
(HVAMMSTANGI, Iceland) — Winter storms isolated the northern village of Hvammstangi from the rest of Iceland. Then spring brought the coronavirus, isolating villagers from each other. Now, as summer approaches, residents hope life is getting back to some kind of normal. High schools, hair salons, dentists and other businesses across Iceland are reopening Monday after six weeks of lockdown, after this North Atlantic nation managed to tame its coronavirus outbreak. Iceland has confirmed 1,799 cases of the virus, but just 10 people have died. The number of new COVID-19 cases each day has fallen from 106 at the peak of t...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Egill Bjarnason / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

Amid coronavirus shutdown, filmmakers are warming to Iceland
Iceland, with aggressive testing and mapping, small population, diverse geography and film infrastructure, could be a prime destination for filmmakers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacy Perman Source Type: news

Coronavirus shut down production. But Iceland could help Hollywood reopen
Iceland, with aggressive testing and mapping, small population, diverse geography and film infrastructure, could be a prime destination for filmmakers. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - April 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacy Perman Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 in Iceland
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Source: ScienceNOW - April 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hines, P. J. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Personal protective equipment (PPE): export control process,DHSC (updated 29th April 2020)
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, anyone wishing to export personal protective equipment () to areas outside the EU, European Free Trade Association member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and certain other territories will temporarily need a export licence.This guidance sets out the exporting restrictions on products and the export control process now in place, including how economic operators can apply for a licence. 29 April 2020 The 3 attachments on this page have been updated to reflect the revised EU regulations. The attachments are:'Personal protective equipment (PPE): export contr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Icelandic DNA jigsaw-puzzle brings new knowledge about Neanderthals
(Aarhus University) An international team of researchers has put together a new image of Neanderthals based on the genes Neanderthals left in the DNA of modern humans when they had children with them about 50,000 years ago. The researchers found the new information by trawling the genomes of more than 27,000 Icelanders. Among other things, they discovered that Neanderthal children had older mothers and younger fathers than the Homo-Sapien children in Africa did at the time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus: UK has one of the lowest testing rates in the world
Statistics from the Our World in Data project, involving the University of Oxford, revealed that Iceland, although not badly affected by COVID-19 is testing around one in every eight citizens. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual abuse, family violence/conflict, substance use, religion and spirituality among Icelandic adolescents - Sigurvinsdottir R, Asgeirsdottir BB, Sigfusdottir ID.
Experiencing sexual abuse and family violence/conflict is related to greater risk of adolescent substance use (drugs, alcohol and cigarettes), with significant health implications. Religion and spirituality are connected with less substance use, which may ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Iceland ’s Coronavirus Test Has Skeptics, but It May Be Working
Critics say the Nordic island country should also have closed all of its schools and stopped tourism. But the government says it believes that new cases have peaked. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aimee Ortiz Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Politics and Government Ventilators (Medical) Shutdowns (Institutional) Quarantines Medical Devices Deaths (Fatalities) Hospitals Travel and Vacations Source Type: news

Iceland ’s Coronavirus Tes Has Skeptics, but It May Be Working
Critics say the Nordic island country should also have closed all of its schools and stopped tourism. But the government says it believes that new cases have peaked. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aimee Ortiz Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Politics and Government Ventilators (Medical) Shutdowns (Institutional) Quarantines Medical Devices Deaths (Fatalities) Hospitals Travel and Vacations Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Country Comparisons are Pointless Unless We Account for These Biases in Testing
This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The post Coronavirus: Country Comparisons are Pointless Unless We Account for These Biases in Testing appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Coronavirus Source Type: news

SideKickHealth to provide digital platform for COVID-19 patients in Iceland
The startup is working with national emergency services to remotely triage, support and manage infected people in isolation. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Latest: Norway to perform random coronavirus tests
Norwegian health authorities say they are set to start performing random coronavirus tests, following the experiment Iceland has done (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Iceland study identifies coronavirus mutations, says people may be infected by multiple waves of variants
(Natural News) Genetic sequencing of swabs from nearly 10,000 people in Iceland, where 648 cases have been reported as of Tuesday, has revealed 40 different mutations in the novel coronavirus. Sequencing results also revealed that a person may be infected by two variants of the virus. Researchers at deCODE genetics, a private biopharmaceutical company based in Reykjavik, have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Icelandic scientists 'have found FORTY mutations'
Researchers in Iceland took swabs of thousands of people with COVID-19 symptoms. They found 40 genetic mutations which could be traced to three different countries - Austria, Italy and England. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK shoppers rush to buy frozen food and freezers amid coronavirus outbreak
Freezer sales at AO.com and John Lewis soar as Iceland reports surge in frozen food purchasesCoronavirus – latest updatesSales of both freezers and frozen food have surged in the UK amid panic buying by Britons worried about the spread of coronavirus.The online appliance retailer AO.com said freezer sales jumped more than 200% last week as worried shoppers sought to increase their ability to store food.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 10, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Wood and Sarah Butler Tags: Business Retail industry Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases UK news John Lewis Iceland Foods Supermarkets Science Source Type: news

Child Death Grief a Public Health Threat
An eight-month-old boy is examined by a doctor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS By External SourceNAIROBI, Feb 27 2020 (IPS) Grief over the loss of a child poses a threat to public health in Sub-Saharan Africa, as nearly two-thirds of mothers in some countries suffer the death of at least one child, a study has found. According to the World Health Organization, 5.3 million children under five died in 2018 globally. The risk of a child dying before reaching five is about eight times higher in Africa than in Europe. According to the study published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Africa Headlines Health Human Rights Source Type: news

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