Population Ageing: An Inescapable Future
Governments and the public need to recognize, understand and respond to the ageing of human populations in the 21st century, which is the inescapable demographic future of nations worldwide. Credit: Maricel Sequeira/IPSBy Joseph ChamiePORTLAND, USA, Jan 5 2022 (IPS) The ageing of human populations is an inescapable demographic future. That evolving and universal future is increasingly challenging governments and the public, who are by and large ill prepared for that certain future. Whereas the 20th century was one of record setting rapid population growth with world population nearly quadrupling, the 21st century is one of...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Economy & Trade Global Headlines Health Labour Population TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Lithuania to ask European leaders for support in face of Chinese pressure
Lithuania's president will ask European leaders for help in a dispute with China over diplomatic relations with Taiwan, the presidential advisor said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithuania to ask European leaders for help against China after diplomats pull out
Lithuania is to ask European leaders for help against Chinese pressure after the Vilnius delegation and its dependents left China in a hasty departure and amid denials from Beijing there were... #dependents #vilnius #diplomats (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Taiwan will support Lithuania in face of intimidation from China, envoy says
Taiwan will deepen economic ties with Lithuania in a "cycle of goodwill" as it faces pressure from Beijing, Taiwan's de facto ambassador to the United States said on Wednesday, after Lithuania's... #envoy (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mental health among higher education students during the CoViD-19 pandemic: a cross-sectional survey from Lithuania - Žilinskas E, Žulpaitė G, Puteikis K, Viliūnienė R.
Mental health issues-anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and behavior-are prevalent among students of higher education. The COVID-19 pandemic further affected students' daily life through academic and socioeconomic disturbances. We set out to investigat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What Explains Vaccination Rates in EBRD Regions?
Credit: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)By Cevat Aksoy, Maxim Chupilkin, Zsoka Koczan and Alexander PlekhanovLONDON, Dec 8 2021 (IPS) Officially reported deaths from Covid-19 started to rise again in autumn 2021 in a number of economies in the EBRD regions. While in advanced economies in Europe the mortality rate has remained low despite the pick-up in Covid-19 cases, in the EBRD regions the mortality and infection rates continued to move in tandem. Reflecting this, daily Covid-19 deaths per million population were four times higher in the EBRD regions than in advanced Europe as of November 2021. T...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cevat Aksoy - Maxim Chupilkin - Zsoka Koczan - Alexander Ple Tags: COVID-19 COVID-19 VACCINES Development & Aid Economy & Trade Europe Featured Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

The impact of increasing the minimum legal drinking age from 18 to 20  years in Lithuania on all-cause mortality in young adults-an interrupted time-series analysis - Tran A, Jiang H, Lange S, Livingston M, Manthey J, Neufeld M, Room R, Štelemėkas M, Telksnys T, Petkeviciene J, Radisauskas R, Rehm J.
AIMS: To determine the effect of an alcohol policy change, which increased the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) from 18  years of age to 20 years of age on all-cause mortality rates in young adults (18-19 years old) in Lithuania. METHODS: An int... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New E.U. Measures Set to Restrict Asylum Rights at the Belarus Border
Poland, Latvia and Lithuania could take up to four months to process asylum requests at the border, a delay that aid groups said would leave migrants in unsafe conditions as winter sets in. #aidgroups #belarusborderpoland #migrants (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithuania says Belarus will keep testing West, urges NATO rethink
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda said on Sunday that the NATO military alliance needed to adjust its stance towards Belarus, whose military, he said, was becoming more integrated with Russian... #gitanasnauseda #militaryalliance (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithuania Welcomes Belarusians as It Rebuffs Middle Easterners
People seeking asylum from repression in Belarus are processed quickly and given visas. Middle Eastern migrants passing through Belarus to the E.U. face a harsher fate. #migrants #middleeasterners #belarusians (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trauma exposure and factors associated with ICD-11 PTSD and complex PTSD in the Lithuanian general population - Kvedaraite M, Gelezelyte O, Kairyte A, Roberts NP, Kazlauskas E.
BACKGROUND: After the inclusion of a novel diagnosis of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) in the 11th edition of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), there is a growing need for research focused on not only studying the underl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Association between lithium levels in drinking water and suicide rates: role of affective disorders - Liaugaudaite V, Ra škauskienė N, Naginiene R, Mickuviene N, Sher L.
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to assess the association between lithium levels in drinking water from public supplies and suicide rates in different municipalities of Lithuania in relation with incidence of affective disorders. METHODS: 53 drinking wa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

China downgrades diplomatic ties with Lithuania over Taiwan
China downgraded its diplomatic ties with Lithuania on Sunday, expressing strong dissatisfaction with the Baltic State for allowing Taiwan to open a de facto embassy there and raising tensions in... #balticstate (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China downgrades ties with Lithuania over Taiwan
China reduces ties with Lithuania after Taiwan establishes a de facto embassy in Vilnius. #vilnius (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China downgrades its diplomatic ties with Lithuania over Taiwan issue
China downgraded its diplomatic ties with Lithuania on Sunday, expressing strong dissatisfaction with Vilnius for allowing Taiwan to open a de facto embassy in the Baltic state, raising tensions... #baltic #vilnius (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluating the impact of alcohol policy on suicide mortality: a sex-specific time-series analysis for Lithuania - Lange S, Jiang H, Štelemėkas M, Tran A, Cherpitel C, Giesbrecht N, Gostautaite Midttun N, Jasilionis D, Kaplan MS, Manthey J, Xuan Z, Rehm J.
OBJECTIVE: It is reasonable to believe that the alcohol policy environment can impact the suicide mortality rates in a given country, considering  the well-known link between alcohol use and death by suicide. The current literature, albeit limited, suggest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Poland, Lithuania and Latvia consider triggering NATO's Article 4 over the Belarus border crisis
Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are considering triggering NATO's Article 4 over the crisis unfolding at their borders with Belarus, as thousands of people stuck in freezing conditions continue to... #bordercrisis (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polish PM calls for 'concrete steps' from NATO amid Belarus border crisis
NATO must take "concrete steps" to resolve the migrant crisis on the Belarus border, the Polish prime minister was quoted as saying on Sunday, adding that Poland, Lithuania and Latvia may ask for... #migrantcrisis #primeminister #bordercrisis #consultations (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biden says U.S. concerned about situation in Belarus
U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday expressed concern about the situation in Belarus as it faces accusations of encouraging migrants to cross into Poland and Lithuania via its territory. #migrants (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithuania says its rocky ties with China are a 'wake up call' for Europe
China's treatment of Lithuania is a "wake up call" for Europe, Lithuania's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday, calling for the European Union to be united in dealings with Beijing. China... #deputyforeignminister #wakeupcall #vilnius #representativeoffice #europechina (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China warns Lithuania, European officials over Taiwan row
China on Saturday warned Lithuania and European officials not to disrupt ties over decisions by Taiwan and the Baltic country to open... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower Thyroid Hormone Levels a Red Flag for Elevated Suicide Risk? Lower Thyroid Hormone Levels a Red Flag for Elevated Suicide Risk?
Lower thyroid-stimulating hormone may be related to suicidal ideation in patients with anxiety and mood disorders, say Lithuanian scientists. However, experts caution the findings are"preliminary."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lithuanian Researchers Develop Novel Noninvasive Method for Diagnosing Melanoma That Has Greater than 90% Accuracy
Computer-aided diagnostic system combines optical dermatoscopy, spectrophotometry and high-frequency ultrasound imaging techniques to differentiate malignant lesions from benign moles Detecting skin cancer via the use of skin biopsies is the bread and butter of many dermatopathology practices. But new technologies that can instantly detect and distinguish different types of skin malignancies may result in a […] The post Lithuanian Researchers Develop Novel Noninvasive Method for Diagnosing Melanoma That Has Greater than 90% Accuracy appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 29, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine Abraham Katzir PhD anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical pathology Dark Daily dark intelli Source Type: news

New technology may be able to predict early Alzheimer's with over 99% accuracy
A Lithuanian team from Kaunas University of Technology have developed an algorithm that can detect cases of early Alzheimer's with nearly 99 percent accuracy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with suicide ideation in Lithuania and Poland amid the COVID-19 pandemic - Gelezelyte O, Dragan M, Grajewski P, Kvedaraite M, Lotzin A, Skrodzka M, Nomeikaite A, Kazlauskas E.
BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on many risk and protective factors associated with suicide. Aims: The aim of this study was to identify pandemic-related factors associated with suicidal ideation in the two European countries, Lithuania and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Considering family and child welfare in Lithuania in terms of social sustainability pursuant to observations of everyday professional practice - Naujanien ė R, Ruškus J, Laitinen M, Motiečienė R, Eidukevičiūtė J.
This article investigates the family and child welfare system in Lithuania in terms of social sustainability, with an emphasis on children's rights. The conceptual framework of Gilbert et al. (2011a) on child welfare was used as the substance of the resear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Closed Borders and Hostile Receptions Await Afghan Refugees
By Farhana Haque RahmanTORONTO, Canada, Aug 30 2021 (IPS) Whether desperately trying to get a place on the last evacuation flights out of Kabul or trekking to the borders with neighbouring Pakistan and Iran, tens of thousands of Afghans are fleeing their country once more. Events are unfolding at speed. The Taliban are establishing a central government in the capital to fill the void of the collapsed western-backed administration, but they do not control all the country as the protracted civil war enters a new stage. The UN refugee agency UNHCR says that in its “worst case scenario” it is preparing for around 5...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Farhana Haque Rahman Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific COVID-19 Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Humanitarian Emergencies Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Value-based approach: Lithuanian scientists provide insights into migration culture
(Kaunas University of Technology) Migration has been a pressing issue in Europe for several years now, and recently it has posed new challenges. The surge of migrants on the border of Lithuania and Belarus, the increase in refugees trying to reach Europe from north Africa and various incidents related to illegal attempts to cross borders, are calling for new insights on the issue. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Discovery of nanosized molecules that might inhibit Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases
(Umea University) Nanosized molecules of a particular chemical element can inhibit the formation of plaque in the brain tissues. This new discovery by researchers at Ume å University, Sweden, in collaboration with researchers in Croatia and Lithuania, provides renewed hope for novel treatments of, for instance, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease in the long run. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Alcohol intoxication incidence differences at companies in Lithuania - Stumbrys D, Tamutiene I.
INTRODUCTION: Employee alcohol consumption is a major challenge to both the health of the employee and productivity of the company. Our study investigates the overall alcohol intoxication rates of employees at companies in Lithuania, alcohol intoxication i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Lithuania expels two Belarusian 'intelligence officers' "intelligence officers working under the diplomatic cover were asked to leave...
Lithuania has expelled two Belarusian "intelligence officers working under diplomatic cover", the country's Foreign Mini... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Airlines are avoiding Belarus after 'state-sponsored hijacking' of Ryanair flight
Some international airlines have started to avoid Belarus air space after a Ryanair flight from Greece to Lithuania was forced to land... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roman Protasevich: The young dissident who Belarus diverted a Ryanair flight to arrest
For most passengers on board Ryanair flight 4978 from Greece to Lithuania on Sunday, the news that the plane would instead touch down in... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Did Belarus 'hijack' a civilian airliner to detain an activist?
Ryanair flight 4978 was about to begin its descent to Vilnius in Lithuania on Sunday when it suddenly changed direction after a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Belarus "diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist" says opposition
European nations demand the dissident's release, after the Greece-Lithuania flight lands in Minsk. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Roop - Discoteque - LIVE - Lithuania - Grand Final - Eurovision 2021
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Source: Reuters: Health - May 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithuanian parliament passes resolution condemning the Uyghur genocide in China
The Lithuanian parliament has adopted a resolution condemning œcrimes against humanity and œthe Uyghur genocide in Chi... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithuanian Turing College secures Y Combinator funding
The AI training provider is the first Lithuanian startup to be selected for the programme and one of several Lithuanian startups to gain funding recently. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

What's in it for us: added value-based approach towards telehealth
(Kaunas University of Technology) After interviewing various stakeholders from public and private healthcare systems (in Lithuania and the US), researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania designed a structure revealing added value of remote healthcare services, i.e. telehealth. Adopting the concept of value co-creation common in business research to healthcare, the scientists claim that this is the first comprehensive analysis of this kind in the healthcare field involving two different healthcare systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘We will not be intimidated.’ Despite China threats, Lithuania moves to recognise Uighur genocide
After the historical move by Brussels to impose sanctions on China, Beijing retaliated by targeting four Lithuanian poli... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Classifying alcohol control policies with respect to expected changes in consumption and alcohol-attributable harm: the example of Lithuania, 2000-2019 - Rehm J, Štelemėkas M, Ferreira-Borges C, Jiang H, Lange S, Neufeld M, Room R, Casswell S, Tran A, Manthey J.
Due to the high levels of alcohol use, alcohol-attributable mortality and burden of disease, and detrimental drinking patterns, Lithuania implemented a series of alcohol control policies within a relatively short period of time, between 2008 and 2019. Base... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Investigation of factors that have affected the outcomes of road traffic accidents on Lithuanian roads - Leonavi čienė T, Pukalskas S, Pumputis V, Kulešienė E, Žuraulis V.
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the possibility for predicting the outcome of a road traffic accident concerning the traffic environment, personal traits of the traffic participant and the vehicle, i.e. aiming to answer the question whether specifi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

To ward off cancer and other diseases we need to change our lifestyle and focus on innovation
(Kaunas University of Technology) The key factor in preventing non-communicable diseases is lifestyle management at the individual level with a focus on such innovations, which can help increase the awareness of risk factors management in society, claim an international team of researchers, among them - scientists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania in a recent study. According to them, the management of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases requires many strategies from several perspectives and on different levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Effectiveness of Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) in Lithuania - Rimkeviciene J, Skruibis P, Padro štytė G.
This study evaluated the effectiveness of the Lithuanian translation of the Applied Suicide Interventions Skills Training (ASIST). In total 248 participants (45.7%) completed pre- and post-assessment and 146 (26.9%) had data at 3-month follow-up. Suicide ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Interactive game created by a Lithuanian team won World Summit Awards
(Kaunas University of Technology) An interactive educational game " Flight Across the Atlantic " featuring the legendary flight of Lithuanian pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas was announced as one of the winners in the global digital innovation competition World Summit Awards (WSA). The product was created by the team of innovators from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU) and Vytautas the Great War Museum. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The predictive role of individual differences of the work performance of Lithuanian driving examiners - Endriulaitien ė A, Šeibokaitė L, Markšaitytė R, Žardeckaitė-Matulaitienė K.
Driver examiners are one of the first traffic safety agents as they ensure that candidates with bad skills do not participate in the traffic as licensed drivers. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of individual differences for the occupational p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Russia moves to curb internet following investigative reports on Navalny poisoning
Vilnius, Lithuania, December 22, 2020—Russian authorities have advanced measures to punish online libel, police the internet, and... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithuanian researchers propose combination of methods to improve anticancer drug delivery
(Kaunas University of Technology) Application of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in combination with microbubbles might enhance the delivery of chemotherapy medication used for treating cancers. In their study, a team of Lithuanian researchers from three universities - KTU, LSMU and VMU - claim that the rate of microbubble survival time is the best indicator for determining the efficiency of sonoporation, i.e. ultrasound-induced laceration of the cancer cell membrane. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news