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

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

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

The relationships of problem-solving, anger expression and control, self-reflection and insight of prospective and in-service teachers - Petrulyt ė A, Navaitienė J, Rimienė V.
The article presents the research on relations of problem-solving, anger, self-reflection of prospective and in-service teachers. The research within the sample of Lithuanian teachers disclosed positive correlations between their rationality in problem-sol... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Domestic violence: the situation assessment of crimes victims with disabilities - Uscila R.
The aim of this article is to reveal situation and level of the victimization of persons with disabilities in Lithuania, also to present the victimology characteristics of victims with disabilities and to formulate proposals, recommendations for the develo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Lithuanians Urged To Stockpile Food Amid Reports Of Nuclear Power Incident
Days after reports emerged that the newly opened Belarus nuclear power plant suffered an incident, authorities in neighboring Lithuania... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Naked man flashes behind notoriously anti-LGBT Lithuanian MP during online meeting
A naked man appeared behind Lithuanian MP Petras Gražulis during a conference call of the parliament™s Culture Committee. Gražulis is... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lithuania's parliament OKs new PM, then closes due to virus
Lithuania’s parliament approved Tuesday conservative Ingrida Simonyte as the Baltic country’s next prime minister before shutting down for a week because of a recent COVID-19 spike in the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: 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

Non-invasive electrolyte levels' measuring method can prevent sudden cardiac death
(Kaunas University of Technology) Researchers from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania came up with the idea on how to measure fluctuating blood potassium levels non-invasively, through electrocardiogram. The researchers claim that their method may become a digital biomarker in the future for managing electrolyte levels. This would be a huge step towards preventing potentially life-threatening conditions among people who suffer from chronic kidney disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New method developed by Lithuanian scientists can reach 90% accuracy in detecting melanoma
(Kaunas University of Technology) A team of researchers from Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences proposed a non-invasive method for detection of melanoma. A patented computer-aided diagnostic system developed by Lithuanian scientists proved to be more than 90% accurate in detecting malignancy in diagnostic images of skin lesions acquired from 100 patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lithuania upset over soon-to-open Belarus nuke plant
The Baltic nation of Lithuania has sent a protest note to Belarus over a planned nuclear power plant close to their shared border that is to start operating in November (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Impact of average speed enforcement systems on traffic safety: evidence from the roads of Lithuania - Gav ėnienė L, Jateikienė L, Čygas D, Kasperavičienė A.
Average speed enforcement systems have been used on the roads of foreign countries for many years already, and give a positive effect on reducing accident number. The article presents good practices in the use of average speed enforcement systems in variou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Identification and analysis of problems in the implementation of road safety audit in Lithuania - Tumavi čė A, Kravcovas I, Jasiuniene V.
Road Safety Audits have already been tightly incorporated in the road design process throughout the world. It has proven to be an effective way of increasing road safety without requiring many resources. The cost-benefit-ratios of Road Safety Audits in dev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Analysis of older pedestrian accidents: a case study of Lithuania - Jasiuniene V, Čygas D.
However, for several decades, Europe has been witnessing demographic ageing. As a result of these changes, a more significant number of elderly road users will be involved in future traffic, and therefore safe mobility management of the older will become a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The typical traffic accident in Lithuania in comparison with Sweden - U špalytė-Vitkūnienė R, Laureshyn A.
Every day we strive to improve the environment and make it as comfortable as possible, creating new products and new technologies that are literally changing people's lives. Transport is one of the most important engines of development in the world and, un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Lithuania holds national vote, coalition talks expected
The ruling four-party coalition is facing a stiff challenge from the opposition. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Alcohol-related child maltreatment: reports to the Child Rights Protection Service in Kaunas municipality - Tamutiene I.
AIM: To increase understanding of alcohol-related child maltreatment on the basis of child protection cases in Lithuania. The study is based on a document content analysis of 203 case records of families at social risk. It identifies the prevalence of alco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Contrasts in alcohol-related mortality in Czechia and Lithuania: analysis of time trends and educational differences - Pechholdov á M, Jasilionis D.
This study highlights notable contrasts in temporal trends in alcohol-related mortality and identifies country-specific pattern... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Thanks for the COVID Vaccine, but Can You Say That in Estonian? Thanks for the COVID Vaccine, but Can You Say That in Estonian?
It is hard enough developing a vaccine in record time to halt a global pandemic. But what if you need to print the instructions with every dose in Portuguese, Lithuanian and Greek?Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News 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

Patterns of abuse and effects on psychosocial functioning in Lithuanian adolescents: a latent class analysis approach - Zelviene P, Daniunaite I, Hafstad GS, Thoresen S, Truskauskait ė-Kunevičienė I, Kazlauskas E.
BACKGROUND: There is considerable evidence that child abuse and neglect has a significant impact on social relationships and mental health across the lifespan. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to estimate the prevalence of child abuse in Lithuanian adolescents, to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents 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

Temporal patterns of ungulate-vehicle collisions in Lithuania - Ku čas A, Balčiauskas L.
Wildlife mortality caused by vehicles is a serious conservation and economic problem as collisions with large mammals are global, pervasive and increasing. We analysed 14,989 reports of ungulate-vehicle collisions (UVC) that occurred in Lithuania from 2002... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

Assess the effects of alcohol control policies in the Baltics
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) A new international research project launched in Lithuania will assess the effects of alcohol control policies implemented in the Baltic States and investigate the impact they have had on people's health and the countries' economies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unique integrated health monitoring system for stroke survivors patented in Lithuania
(Kaunas University of Technology) Group of biomedical engineers from biotech company Gruppo Fos Lithuania and researchers at Kaunas University of Technology and Lithuanian University of Health Sciences have patented a technology for advanced health monitoring of stroke survivors. It is the first solution in the world which monitors and analyses simultaneously a patient's health parameters from the affected part of the brain and those of the cardiovascular system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news