Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution
Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance: Annual Report 2017
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 6/2018. This 143-page report describes antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data gathered through the Central Asian and Eastern European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance (CAESAR) network from nine countries in the World Health Organization European Region – Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Montenegro, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and Turkey – and Kosovo. The aim of the report is to provide guidance and inspiration to countries that are building or strengthening their national ...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can a novel high-density EEG approach disentangle the differences of visual event related potential (N170), elicited by negative facial stimuli, in people with subjective cognitive impairment?
(IOS Press) Thessaloniki- Macedonia, Greece -- Sept. 14, 2018 -- Greek researchers investigated whether specific brain regions, which have been found to be highly activated after negative facial stimulus, are also activated in different groups of people with subjective cognitive impairment (SCI), mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's Disease (AD) compared to healthy controls (HC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Contego Medical launches Neuroguard IEP trial
Contego Medical said today it launched the Performance I trial of its Neuroguard IEP 3-in-1 carotid stent and post-dilation balloon system with integrated embolic protection designed to treat carotid artery stenosis. The first patient in the trial has already been enrolled and treated at Skopje, Macedonia’s University Clinic of Cardiology by Dr. Saško Kedev, the Raleigh, N.C.-based company said. “We are pleased to initiate this trial evaluating the Neuroguard IEP System, the first of its kind for carotid stenting. Protection from stroke is key during carotid artery interventions. This 3-in-1 system includes a ...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Contego Medical Source Type: news

Nations without Nationality – An ‘Unseen’ Stark Reality
This report explains the circumstances that have led to them not being recognised as citizens, drawing on discussions with four stateless or formerly stateless minority groups. The findings in this report underscore the critical need for minorities to enjoy the right to nationality.“Imagine being told you don’t belong because of the language you speak, the faith you follow, the customs you practice or the colour of your skin. This is the stark reality for many of the world’s stateless. Discrimination, which can be the root cause of their lack of nationality, pervades their everyday lives – often with crippling effe...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Crime & Justice Editors' Choice Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Back in Kosovo after life-saving surgery, Lis ’s heart remains in Boston
Like many kids, Lis Spahiu loves wearing his Boston Celtics and New England Patriots t-shirts. His mom, Zana, jokes that sometimes she needs to hide them so he’ll wear something else. But Lis isn’t a typical Boston sports fan. This 5-year-old from Kosovo has grown to love Boston, and its sports teams, after several trips to the Boston Children’s Hospital to receive life-saving care for his heart. “In Kosovo, the health care system is very poor,” explains Lis’s mom Zana. “So when Lis contracted Kawasaki disease at 5 months old, he was misdiagnosed.” Kawasaki disease causes inflammation of the blood vess...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Coronary Artery Program Dr. Jane Newburger Dr. Luis Quinonez Kawasaki disease Kawasaki Disease Program Source Type: news

Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky – in pictures
Views from UK, Macedonia, Spain and Turkey of the Perseid meteor shower, which occurs every year when the Earth travels through debris shed by comet Swift-TuttleContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 13, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Meteors Space Astronomy Science UK news World news Source Type: news

The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Health System Review.
Authors: Milevska Kostova N, Chichevalieva S, Ponce NA, van Ginneken E, Winkelmann J Abstract This analysis of the health system of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The country has made important progress during its transition from a socialist system to a market-based system, particularly in reforming the organization, financing and delivery of health care and establishing a mix of private and public providers. Though total health care expenditure has r...
Source: Health systems in transition - May 10, 2017 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Ethnographic Assessment of Psychosocial Needs of Children at Vasilika Camp
International Medical Corps. 02/2017 This 16-page report discusses the findings of a study of the conditions in August 2016 of the Vasilika camp in northern Greece, which is one of the camps established by the Greek Government to house the Syrian refugee population trapped in the country after Macedonia closed its border in March 2016. The aim was to have a better understanding of children ' s psychosocial concerns and needs, and how these might be addressed. The report makes recommendations for the psychological well-being for these children. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Medical Clinic Replaces Nichols Furniture After $3M Purchase (Real Deals)
Redevelopment of a 31,884-SF retail project in west Little Rock is in motion after a $3.03 million transaction. PTCOA Shackleford Clinic LLC, led by Dr. Meraj Siddiqui and Dr. Ronald Tilley, bought the Nichols Furniture store at 108 N. Shackleford Road. The seller is Nichols Building LLC, led by John Nichols. The deal is financed with a seven-year loan of $4.2 million from First Community Bank of Batesville. The 2.35-acre development was acquired for $1.7 million in July 1987 from Phoenix Properties Inc., led by Patsy Thomasson.Burger BuyA 9,364-SF office-eatery project in Maumelle tipped the scales at $1.4 million. Atkins...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - April 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Macedonia reports outbreak of H5N8 bird flu at farm: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Macedonia reported an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at a farm in the southwestern part of the country, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Monday, citing a report from the local veterinary authorities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Preschoolers with autism show gains after play-based program
Treatments for autism spectrum disorder that appear promising in a research lab often don ’t work as well in real-life settings.But one intervention, developed over the past 15 years by UCLA scientists, has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms of autism in preschool-age children, even when it ’s carried out in facilities with less substantial resources and by mostly young teaching assistants.“Children who received the intervention were more engaged with their teacher, used more communication gestures and words than did children who were not in the intervention,” said Connie Kasari, the paper’s senior a...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

State of Emergency Declared as Death Toll in European Cold Snap Rises to 61
  BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Officials suspended shipping along Europe's second-longest waterway on Tuesday as a polar spell gripped a large swathe of the continent, causing hardship especially among migrants, the homeless and the elderly. The deep freeze has caused at least 61 deaths since it began last week, a third of those in Poland. Romanian police halted shipping at midday for an undetermined period along a 900-kilometer (565-mile) stretch of the Danube River, which crosses Romania. Croatian and Serbian authorities also stopped river traffic on the Danube. In Serbia, shipping was banned on the River Sava becaus...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 10, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press Tags: News Major Incidents Source Type: news

Good At Spotting Fake News? You Might Have A Superior Memory
In this “post-fact world” we live in, with fake news permeating social media feeds, the ability to sniff out what’s responsible journalism and what’s garbage is its own reward. But according to a small new study, a knack for spotting Macedonian teen fiction masquerading as political news might also be a sign you’ve got a good memory. Research published by the Association for Psychological Science found that an ability to detect misinformation was associated with an improved ability to recall information later on. In an experiment, people who noticed factual inaccuracie...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good At Spotting Fake News? You Might Have A Superior Memory
In this “post-fact world” we live in, with fake news permeating social media feeds, the ability to sniff out what’s responsible journalism and what’s garbage is its own reward. But according to a small new study, a knack for spotting Macedonian teen fiction masquerading as political news might also be a sign you’ve got a good memory. Research published by the Association for Psychological Science found that an ability to detect misinformation was associated with an improved ability to recall information later on. In an experiment, people who noticed factual inaccuracie...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 6, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news