Latvia's FIRST EVER Olympic beach volleyball win comes vs. Brazil
(Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Late Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks receives touching tribute from teammate
Kivlenieks and Elvis Merzlikins were teammates on the Blue Jackets and the Latvian national hockey team. Kivlenieks died in a fireworks accident. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5,000-year-old hunter-gatherer is earliest person to die with the plague
Remains of man found in Latvia had DNA fragments and proteins of bacterium that causes plagueA hunter-gatherer who lived more than 5,000 years ago is the earliest known person to have died with the plague, researchers have revealed.Stone-age communities in western Europe experienced a huge population decline about 5,500 years ago, an event that is thought to have subsequently enabled a huge migration of people from the east.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Science World news Archaeology Latvia Germany Europe Genetics Biology Source Type: news

Skoltech lands first license contract with European company for ammonium saltpeter labeling tech
(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Skoltech and ChemCode, a Latvian startup focused on tracing technology for raw materials and products, have signed a license contract for an ammonium saltpeter labeling method invented at the university.Skoltech plans to continue working on the labeling technology, expanding it to other products, including industrial and military explosives, alloys of metals, and crucial parts in cars, trains, and planes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists design new drug compound to stop malaria in its tracks
(The Francis Crick Institute) Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute and the Latvian Institute of Organic Synthesis have designed a drug-like compound which effectively blocks a critical step in the malaria parasite life cycle and are working to develop this compound into a potential first of its kind malaria treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Latvia officially recognizes Armenian Genocide
YEREVAN, MAY 6, ARMENPRESS. Latvia has officially recognized and condemned the 1915 Armenian Genocide, Armenia’s Ambassador to Latvia,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EU IN CRISIS: Deadly rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine destroys EU's reputation, shatters image of unity within bloc
(Natural News) The European Union is facing a crisis due to the continent’s chaotic and deadly rollout of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine. Multiple nations within the EU had suspended their use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine over reports of dangerous blood clots, including Portugal, Spain, Italy, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Latvia, Germany, France, Estonia and Denmark.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India says it has no concern about AstraZeneca vaccine side effects
​​The safety committee was also looking at "serious thromboembolic events" from the UK. Sweden and Latvia on Tuesday joined Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Netherlands, Ireland, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway in the suspension of the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - March 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Severe mental illness and European COVID-19 vaccination strategies, Lancet Psychiatry
The EU advises prioritising vaccination for people whose health makes them particularly at risk for severe COVID-19, but leaves it to member states to decide which medical conditions get prioritised. Ethical, neuroscientific, and public health considerations have been used to prioritise individuals with severe mental illness (ie, psychotic disorders, bipolar disorders, and severe major depressive disorders).1, 2, 3 We systematically reviewed national COVID-19 vaccine deployment plans across 20 European countries (appendix p 1 –2). Eight of 20 countries explicitly mentioned psychiatry or mental illness in their nation...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mediated tolerance of violence: an analysis of online newspaper articles and "below-the-line" comments in the Latvian media - Mileiko I, Hamilton GE.
This article analyses the framing of tolerance of violence in Latvian newspaper articles published online and the reader respon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Cats develop antibodies to Covid-19 and their clinical symptoms last 2-3 days, after which they quickly recover, study of 130 shelter cats says
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU) scientists have been studying COVID-19 prevalence in cats, Latvian Television... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk dies from COVID-19 complications
South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk, a controversial figure both for his work and in his personal life, died in Latvia from coronavirus... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kim Ki-Duk, renowned South Korean entertainer who won numerous international awards at Venice and Cannes, dies of COVID-19. He was 59
South Korean filmmaker Kim Ki-duk has died at the age of 59 from complications arising from Covid-19 while in Latvia, according to local... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Longenesis announces Curator platform for privacy-preserving data use for COVID-19 research
(InSilico Medicine) Longenesis announces the first deployment of its flagship product Curator for real-time, privacy-preserving biomedical data identification, with National Research Programme in Latvia aimed towards COVID-19 research acceleration and enabling Federated Learning pipeline (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Children's internet use profiles in relation to behavioral problems in Lithuania, Latvia, and Taiwan - Pakalniskiene V, Jusien ė R, Sebre SB, Chun-Li Wu J, Laurinaitytė I.
This study explored the profiles of elementary-school-aged children's Internet use in relation to their emotional and behavioral problems. Participating in this cross-sectional study were 877 child-parent dyads from Latvia, Lithuania, and Taiwan. Children ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Constitutional Court of Latvia recognizes right of same-sex couple to paid parental leave
The Constitutional Court has announced judgment on the right of a same-sex couple to a parental leave November 12. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Potential Celtics Target? Teams Reportedly Reaching Out To Wizards About Bertans Sign-And-Trade
BOSTON (CBS) — It looked like Danny Ainge and the Celtics were smitten with Washington sharp-shooting big man Davis Bertans at last season’s trade deadline. The price was too high for Ainge then, so he walked away and the team did nothing at the deadline. Now that Bertans is set to hit free agency, maybe Ainge and the C’s will be a little more aggressive if they really want the Latvian Laser. That aggressiveness would entail making a move, since the Celtics are up against the cap and Bertans is set to cash in after a solid season with the Wizards. A sign-and-trade would be the likeliest avenue at getting ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Celtics NBA Sports Syndicated Sports Boston Celtics davis bertans NBA Rumors Sports News Source Type: news

Roundup: Latvia's COVID-19 app connects to EU interoperability system, Scottish government funds med-tech first response and more briefs
Also, app launches to help NHS prevent deadly hospital illnesses that complicate COVID cases. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 6, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: England begins lockdown as Russia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland see record case rises
Latvia and Estonia also confirmrecord one-day infections;Cyprus introducesnight-time curfew; England ’slockdown beginsDenmark plans to cull 15m mink over Covid mutation fearsChina bans non-Chinese arrivals from UK as England enters lockdownUS sets record for daily new cases average one day after electionRussia, Poland, Austria, Switzerland see record daily casesUK coronavirus updates – live9.48amGMTThe patriarch of the Serbian Orthodox Church has been hospitalized after testing positive for the new coronavirus, days after leading prayers at a large public funeral for the head of the church in Montenegro, who di...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Archie Bland (now) and Helen Sullivan (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus World news Europe UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Evaluating mortality response associated with two different Nordic heat warning systems in Riga, Latvia - Pfeifer K, Oudin Åström D, Martinsone, Kaļužnaja D, Oudin A.
Background and objectives: Progressing climate change is accompanied by a worldwide increase in the intensity, frequency, and duration of heat wave events. Research has shown that heat waves are an emerging public health problem, as they have a significant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Archaeologists unearth Medieval poop that might hint at what a healthy gut microbiome looks like
(Natural News) Medieval fecal samples from Israel and Latvia could provide crucial insights into how gut diseases developed, suggests a recent study published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. The samples were recovered from two latrines located in the capital cities of Jerusalem and Riga, which date back to between the 14th and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists get hands dirty with research into medieval poop
Study seeks to compare microbiomes of our ancestors for clues to modern diseasesResearchers working knee-deep in 14th- and 15th-century latrines have found that bacterial DNA from human excrement can last for centuries and provide clues to how our gut contents have changed significantly since medieval times.Analysis of two cesspits, one in Jerusalem and the other in the Latvian capital, Riga, could help scientists understand if changes to our microbiome – the genetic makeup of the bacteria, virus, fungi, parasites and other microbes living inside us – affect modern-day afflictions.Continue reading... (Source: G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Holmes Jerusalem correspondent Tags: Science Biology Microbiology Medical research Israel Archaeology Middle East and North Africa World news Source Type: news

A tale of two cesspits: DNA reveals intestinal health in Medieval Europe and Middle East
(University of Cambridge) Analysis of 14th-15th century latrines in Jerusalem and Riga, Latvia identifies some of the microbes resident in the guts of these pre-industrial populations, illuminating how gut contents have changed since medieval times. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A tale of two cesspits: DNA reveals intestinal health in Medieval Europe and Middle East
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) Analysis of 14th-15th century latrines in Jerusalem and Riga, Latvia identifies some of the microbes resident in the guts of these pre-industrial populations, illuminating how gut contents have changed since medieval times. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Latvia: Health System Review.
Authors: Behmane D, Dudele A, Villerusa A, Misins J, Klavina K, Mozgis D, Scarpetti G Abstract This analysis of the Latvian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. After regaining independence in 1991, Latvia experimented with a social health insurance type system. However, to overcome decentralization and fragmentation of the system, the National Health Service (NHS) was established in 2011 with universal population coverage. More recently, reforms in 2017 proposed the introduction of a Compulso...
Source: Health systems in transition - August 31, 2020 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Baltic states to hit Lukashenko, other Belarus officials with sanctions
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will announce travel sanctions on about 30 Belarus officials, including President Alexander Lukashenko,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Fulbright Board selects TTUHSC faculty member for scholar program
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) Courtney Queen, Ph.D., an assitant professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Department of Public Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, was selected to be a Fulbright U.S. Scholar. Queen will travel to Latvia to teach at Riga Stradi š University from February through June. She also will collaborate with the RSU Institute of Public Health to identify health disparities and inequalities within Latvia's relatively young health care system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Europe ’s Green Deal is Turning Red
This article first appeared in International Politics and Society published by the International Political Analysis Unit of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Hiroshimastrasse 28, D-10785 Berlin. The post Europe’s Green Deal is Turning Red appeared first on Inter Press Service. Excerpt: Delara Burkhardt is deputy federal chairman of Germany's Young Socialists (JUSOS) and a Member of the European Parliament since 2019. The post Europe’s Green Deal is Turning Red appeared first on Inter Press Service. (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Delara Burkhardt Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Energy Drinks Have Become Wildly Popular With Teens. Here ’s Why it’s a Public Health Concern
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Science)
Source: TIME: Science - June 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sara Talpos / Undark Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink onetime syndication Source Type: news

Energy Drinks Have Become Wildly Popular With Teens. Here ’s Why it’s a Public Health Concern
This article was originally published on Undark. Read the original article. (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sara Talpos / Undark Tags: Uncategorized Food & Drink onetime syndication Source Type: news

Illumina Files a 2nd Patent Lawsuit Against BGI
Illumina is filing yet another patent lawsuit against one of BGI Group’s subsidiaries, BGI Europe A/S. The San Diego-based company has filed the suit in the Martime & Commercial High Court of Denmark. Illumina is alleging that BGI’s sequencing products including the BGISeq-500, MGISeq-2000, and related chemistry reagents, infringe EP 3 002 289 B1. Illumina said this patent covers its sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry. The complaint also alleges that BGI’s use of the MGISEQ mark infringes Illumina’s registered EU Trademark No. 8972127 for the MISEQ ...
Source: MDDI - May 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Road Safety in European Cities: Performance Indicators and Governance Solutions - Santacreu A, Samsonova TI.
This reports benchmarks road safety performance in 72 urban areas, mostly in Europe, and illustrates governance solutions to improve urban road safety with case studies conducted in Lisbon (Portugal) and Riga (Latvia). The report proposes ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Unconventional Approaches Could Help Deter Russian Intimidation and Aggression Against the Baltic States
Amid concerns that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are vulnerable to Russian intimidation and hybrid warfare, a new RAND Corporation report concludes that unconventional defense plans could help deter and counteract Russian aggression. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - April 14, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Unconventional Warfare and New Technologies Could Help Baltic States Deter Russian Intimidation, Aggression
Amid concerns that Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are vulnerable to Russian intimidation and hybrid warfare, a new RAND Corporation report concludes that unconventional defense plans could help deter and counteract Russian aggression. (Source: RAND)
Source: RAND - April 14, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

These 3D-printed Casts From Latvia Could Be The Future Of Healthcare
For many, healing fractures has meant submitting to a heavy and uncomfortable plaster cast. However, two Latvian entrepreneurs are on a mission to change that with 3-D printed casts. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Banovic, Contributor Source Type: news

Illumina and BGI Clash over Patent in German Court
Illumina and BGI are due for a showdown in a German Court in the near future. San Diego-based Illumina said it has filed a patent infringement suit against one of BGI Group’s subsidiaries Latvia MGI Tech SIA. The lawsuit alleges that Shenzhen, China-based BGI’s sequencing products, including the BGISeq-500, MGISeq-2000, and related chemistry reagents, infringe EP 1 530 578 B1. This patent covers Illumina’s sequencing-by-synthesis chemistry. “Illumina will not tolerate the unauthorized, infringing use of its patented technology. Illumina filed this suit...
Source: MDDI - March 29, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

FDA Head Says the Federal Government May Have to Set Vaccine Policies If State Laws Continue to Allow Outbreaks
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said the federal government might someday regulate vaccine policies if “lax” state vaccine laws “force [its] hand” by allowing the resurgence of vaccine-preventable diseases like measles to continue. Vaccine laws are currently decided at the state level. While all 50 states require certain vaccines for students, all but three — California, Mississippi and West Virginia — allow non-medical exemptions for people who have either religious or philosophical beliefs contrary to vaccination. But with preventable diseases like me...
Source: TIME: Health - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Infectious Disease onetime Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./8
Global action on patient safety Draft resolution proposed by Argentina, Australia, Austria, Botswana, Eswatini, Germany, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Luxembourg, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EU border 'lie detector' system criticised as pseudoscience
Technology that analyses facial expressions being trialled in Hungary, Greece and LatviaThe EU has been accused of promoting pseudoscience after unveiling plans for a “smart lie-detection system” at its busiest borders in an attempt to identify illegal migrants.The “lie detector”, which is to be trialled in Hungary, Greece and Latvia, involves the use of a computer animation of a border guard, personalised to the traveller’s gender, ethnicity and language, asking questions via a webcam.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Migration Refugees European Union Artificial intelligence (AI) Science Computing Technology World news Source Type: news

UK Group Warns of Drug Shortage Post Brexit
LONDON (AP) — A group that represents U.K. hospitals and ambulance services has warned that its members may run out of drugs if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future relations. In a letter published Tuesday, NHS Providers said a lack of "visible and appropriate communication" from the government is hampering preparations for a so-called no-deal Brexit. In a letter to National Health Service bosses that was leaked to the Times of London, the group's chief executive said it would be more efficient to develop contingency plans nationally rather than "have to reinvent the wheel 2...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Tags: News International Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

UK Group Warns of Drug Shortage Post Brexit
LONDON (AP) — A group that represents U.K. hospitals and ambulance services has warned that its members may run out of drugs if Britain leaves the European Union without an agreement on future relations. In a letter published Tuesday, NHS Providers said a lack of "visible and appropriate communication" from the government is hampering preparations for a so-called no-deal Brexit. In a letter to National Health Service bosses that was leaked to the Times of London, the group's chief executive said it would be more efficient to develop contingency plans nationally rather than "have to reinvent the wheel 2...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JILL LAWLESS, Associated Press Tags: News International Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Cybersecurity in Hospitals: Critical Infrastructure Directive Improves Security Standards
17 - 19 April 2018, Berlin, Germany. The digital transformation of the healthcare system has resulted in cyberattacks growing too. Many will be able to recall the WannaCry attack on UK hospitals in May 2017. Only recently in Latvia the electronic health system, which among other things generates paper-free prescrptions, fell victim to a DdoS attack on its website. What does that mean for hospitals in the future? (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 19, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Conferences and Events Source Type: news

New research project will be looking at lifestyle of Kurland Jews in the interwar period
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) A new research project at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz intends to address the small minority of the Jewish population in Latvia thoroughly assimilated to German culture and occasionally referred to themselves as 'Germans of Jewish faith' between 1919 and 1939. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More stress and lower survival rates for birds in young, managed forests
(Springer) Birds experience less stress during the winter months when they shelter in old forests rather than in younger, managed plantations suggests new research. The study in Springer's journal The Science of Nature was led by Indrikis Krams of the University of Latvia and the University of Tartu in Estonia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Many new cancer drugs show 'no clear benefit', argues review
Conclusion Most of us assume that when a drug has been approved by a regulator for use, that means it has been shown to work. This study suggests that is not necessarily the case, or that even if it works they might not make a meaningful difference. The absence of evidence about the two outcomes that matter most to patients and their families – how long they will live, and how good their quality of life will be during that time – from half of the cancer drugs approved during a five-year period, is worrying. Patients cannot be expected to make informed decisions about which treatments to take, without good quali...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

The drying of peatlands is reducing bird diversity
(University of Helsinki) A recent international study indicates that the populations of peatland birds in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia and Latvia have decreased by a third during the past three decades. The situation in Finland is the most dire, and the species in most trouble is the Finnish ruff, as the population has fallen to approximately 3 percent of what it was at the beginning of the study period. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Russia ’s Latest War Games Are Causing Jitters in Europe
(MINSK, Belarus) — Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO’s eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries. Some NATO members, including the Baltic states and Poland, have criticized a lack of transparency about the exercises and questioned Moscow’s real intentions. Russia and Belarus say the exercises, w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yuras Karamanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized Baltic states Belarus Eastern Europe onetime Poland russia Source Type: news

Prevalence of alcohol among car drivers in road accidents in Latvia: an overview from 2010 to 2014 (Safety-2016 abstract #849) - Bukova-Zideluna A, Villerusa A.
Background According to European Commission's data safety on Latvian roads is improving in recent years, however fatalities and casualties are still significantly higher in comparison with the situation in other countries. The aim of the study was to exami... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Want to lose weight? Eat off a crinkly plate
Dinner plates with ridges to trick the mind into seeing a small portion as big could help cut obesityA crinkly plate, designed with ridges that cunningly reduce the amount of food it holds, may be heading for the market to help people concerned about their weight to eat less.The plate is the brainchild of a Latvian graphic designer, Nauris Cinovics, from the Art Academy of Latvia, who is working with a Latvian government agency to develop the idea and hopes to trial it soon. It may look like just another arty designer plate, but it is intended to play tricks with the mind.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 20, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley in Porto Tags: Obesity Society Health Science Life and style Food & drink UK news World news Source Type: news