Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex. They had apparently frozen to death within a refrigerator container with temperatures as low as -25C (-13F). This while tragedies occur almost daily on the Mediterranean Sea. On 26 November, a rescue vessel found a boat almost completely sunken. It had three dead bodies aboard. Fifty-five migrants were saved. Three of them were in a critical...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Research on human trafficking in Moldova: a review of literature - Bogdan L.
This paper investigates the literature on human trafficking in Moldova. Four main categories emerged when reviewing scholarly articles published in English and Romanian from 1998 to 2018: (1) empirical research by policy-making organizations, (2) nonempiri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

In Moldova, life skills education helps girls find a better path
Chisinau, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA – Iuliana* did not get much a childhood. Born into a poor family in a remote Moldovan village, she started working at an early age. “I worked at a poultry plant,” she recently recounted to UNFPA. “I felt like I was 15 [because of my responsibilities and hard work], although I was only 10.”  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - October 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Moldova reports two more outbreaks of African swine fever: OIE
Moldova has reported two further outbreaks of African swine fever among backyard pigs, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Minimally invasive approach to non-missile penetrating spinal injury with resultant retained foreign body: a case report and review of the literature - Moldovan K, Telfeian AE, Fridley JS, Gokaslan ZL, Aghion D, Oyelese AA.
Non- missile penetrating spinal injury (NMPSI) is a rare entity in North America and as a result there is no clear treatment paradigm. According to the literature, NMPSI causes serious acute neurological deficits and can also lead to devastating delayed co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Prehistoric warrior had TWO holes cut into his skull with a bronze blade
The well-preserved skull with the evidence of ancient surgery was found on a disused Stalinist shooting range in the breakaway Transnistria region of Moldova in eastern Europe. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carving out the nation with the enemy's kin: double strategy of boundary-making in Transnistria and Abkhazia - Dembi ńska M.
The 1992-1993 civil wars in Moldova and in Georgia ended with a de facto separation of Transnistria and Abkhazia, respectively. These de facto states are both inhabited by the kin to the 'enemy' across the administrative border: Moldovans and Georgians/Min... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Mutation of a bHLH transcription factor allowed almond domestication
We report the completion of the almond reference genome. Map-based cloning using an F1 population segregating for kernel taste led to the identification of a 46-kilobase gene cluster encoding five basic helix-loop-helix transcription factors, bHLH1 to bHLH5. Functional characterization demonstrated that bHLH2 controls transcription of the P450 monooxygenase–encoding genes PdCYP79D16 and PdCYP71AN24, which are involved in the amygdalin biosynthetic pathway. A nonsynonymous point mutation (Leu to Phe) in the dimerization domain of bHLH2 prevents transcription of the two cytochrome P450 genes, resulting in the sweet ker...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 13, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Sanchez-Perez, R., Pavan, S., Mazzeo, R., Moldovan, C., Aiese Cigliano, R., Del Cueto, J., Ricciardi, F., Lotti, C., Ricciardi, L., Dicenta, F., Lopez-Marques, R. L., Moller, B. L. Tags: Botany reports Source Type: news

A collaborative approach to renewable energy
An EU-funded project has driven collaboration on renewable energy between businesses and researchers in Armenia, Belarus, Georgia and Moldova with counterparts from EU countries. The links are boosting innovation - helping the participating countries make the transition to more sustainable energy sources. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - May 22, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Traumatic dental injuries among adolescents in Republic of Moldova - Bilder L, Stepco E, Uncuta D, Machtei E, Sgan-Cohen H, Bilder A, Aizenbud D.
Objectives: The aim of this investigation was to evaluate the epidemiological data on dental injuries in permanent teeth among seventh and tenth grade schoolchildren in the Republic of Moldova. STUDY DESIGN: The pathfinder study model was chosen to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Joint External Evaluation of IHR (International Health Regulations) Core Capacities of the Republic of Moldova
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 4/2019. This 90-page report presents the findings of the Joint External Evaluation (JEE) Mission on International Health Regulations to the Republic of Moldova on October 1-5, 2018. Four overarching recommendations emerged from the week. These are intended to address cross-cutting challenges affecting Moldova ’s capacities across many of the different technical areas that are explored in greater depth in the JEE process, and are detailed in the report. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eb144/conf./6
Primary health care towards universal health coverage Draft resolution proposed by Kazakhstan, Mexico, Moldova, South Africa and Turkey (Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation)
Source: WHO Governing Body Documentation - January 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ramping up cervical cancer prevention efforts in the Republic of Moldova
CHISINAU, Moldova – Irina Starciac, 46, was certain she was healthy. " I never had any symptoms that would get me worried, ” she said. She was lucky, then, that her family doctor decided to screen her for cervical cancer last September.“I was so sure my medical results would turn out fine that I even forgot to give the doctor my phone number,” she recalled.When the results came back showing pre-cancerous lesions, “the doctor had to find me through social media, " she said.The doctor ’s dedication paid off. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - January 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Is Cold and Dark Weather a Trigger for Heavy Drinking?
There is a commonly held belief that winter conditions — that are characterized by extreme cold and low sunlight — are connected to heavy drinking. Whenever we think of countries in Northern Europe we instantly think of sub-zero temperatures, dark clouds and polar landscapes. We also imagine its inhabitants tucked in a bar drinking their sorrows away. What creates this image is the perception that strong spirits and binge drinking are a staple of many Northern countries. However, scientific and factual evidence shows a more nuanced picture. Statistical Verdict The argument that countries with a colder climate e...
Source: Psych Central - November 29, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claudiu Revnic Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse alcohol use Alcoholism heavy drinking Holiday Blues Holiday Season Public Health Winter Source Type: news

China bans pigs and pork products imports from Moldova
China has banned imports of pigs and pork products from Moldova to prevent spread of African swine fever, Chinese customs said on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Role of Public Health Organizations in Addressing Public Health Problems in Europe: The Case of Obesity, Alcohol and Antimicrobial Resistance
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 10/2018. This 116-page report is based on detailed country reports from nine European countries (England, France, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, and Sweden) on the involvement of public health organizations in addressing obesity, alcohol, and antimicrobial resistance. It discusses why public health agencies and organizations must play a part in any response to these issues, with intersectoral action beyond the health system needed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How lactoferrin clamps down on free roaming iron ions to stop nefarious effects on cells
(Springer) What prevents our cells being damaged due to overexposure to iron ions is a protein called lactoferrin, known for its ability to bind tightly to such ions. In a new study published in EPJ E, Lilia Anghel from the Institute of Chemistry in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, and research collaborators use combined experimental and molecular dynamics simulationto study the changes in the structure of lactoferrin as it binds to iron ions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

“They were afraid I would die”: Early motherhood puts girls at risk in the Republic of Moldova
CIMISLIA, the Republic of Moldova – Maria* gave birth to her first child when she was 16, an age when most of her peers were graduating from secondary school. Today, at 22 years old, she has three daughters.“People who meet me for the first time don’t believe that I have three children. They think that they are my little sisters,” Maria said. She met the man who would become her husband, Victor*, when she was 15. She became pregnant soon after. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Parts unknown: risk factors of intimate partner violence in Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Moldova - Hayes BE, Randa R.
Extant research has argued that there are variations in predictors of intimate partner violence (IPV) across nations and it is necessary to examine country-specific correlates of IPV. Much remains unknown about factors that affect risk of IPV in transition... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Brazil ’s Asbestos Ban Will Impact US Imports
In a landmark decision, Brazil severed ties with asbestos. The world’s third-largest producer of chrysotile asbestos, also known as white asbestos, ruled last week to ban the production, distribution and use of the toxic mineral. Brazil’s Supreme Court on Nov. 29 voted 7 to 2 on the measure to ban the substance responsible for deadly mesothelioma and other diseases. According to the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS), the vote makes Brazil the most populous country to ban asbestos. China, India and the United States — countries with populations that surpass the South American nation — ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - December 4, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: asbestos bans Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization asbestos exporters Association of the Asbestos-Exposed brazil asbestos Brazilian Supreme Federal Court China chloralkali industry Chrysotile asbestos Department of Commerce Dr. Arth Source Type: news

Emmanuel Macron Makes the Case for a Stronger Europe, in a Bid to Lead It
Europe might have a new leader to replace Germany’s Angela Merkel, if French President Emmanuel Macron gets his way. With the German Chancellor holed up in Berlin, attempting to piece together a coalition after an underwhelming election victory on Sunday, Macron strode forcefully into the gap on Tuesday afternoon, unveiling a dramatic new plan to overhaul the 28-member European Union, a role that French leaders have for years largely ceded to Germany. In a key two-hour speech at the Sorbonne University in Paris, Macron laid out a detailed blueprint for how to overhaul the E.U., including knitting the continent togeth...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vivienne Walt / Paris Tags: Uncategorized France onetime Source Type: news

Deadly Asbestos Still Widely Used Around the World
Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause mesothelioma, a form of cancer. The material is still used across the globe exposing people to the resulting mesothelioma.By Brook SpencerWALLINGFORD, CT, US, Sep 8 2017 (IPS)The worldwide impact cancer has is well known. It is the second leading cause of death globally, and according to the World Health Organization, was responsible for 8.8 million deaths in 2015. Globally, nearly 1 in 6 deaths are due to cancer and of those deaths approximately 70 percent occur in low and middle-income countries.Asbestos is a global problem that leads to real health risks – namely...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Brook Spencer Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health Source Type: news

iRAP road and design assessments and outcomes: a case study from Moldova - Lawson S, Barlow A, Poran C, Petrosyan H, Ševrović M.
This work, supported by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, assessed the safety of the road infrastructure of a 93km section of the M2-R7 in Moldova in 2010 and 2015, before and after rehabilitation. The iRAP Star Rating with a Safer Roads Investment Pla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The ideological and political dimensions of the anti-smoking and anti-drinking video advertisements in the Republic of Moldova - Stanchevici D.
Based on the critical approach in health communication, along with Habermas's theory of legitimation and Ellul's theory of propaganda, this qualitative study analyzes the political and ideological dimensions of the video advertisements used in the 2012 ant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

iRAP road and design assesments and outcomes: a case study from Moldova - Lawson S, Barlow A, Poran C, Petrosyan H, Ševrović M.
This work, supported by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, assessed the safety of the road infrastructure of a 93km section of the M2-R7 in Moldova in 2010 and 2015, before and after rehabilitation. The iRAP Star Rating with a Safer Roads Investment Pla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

International movement to promote human rights of older women with a focus on violence and abuse against older women - Choi M, Brownell P, Moldovan SI.
Population ageing around the world has drawn increased attention to the issue of human rights of older people. Extended old age is a women's issue, considering women's longevity advantage over men. Gender inequalities across the life course often make wome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Moldovans revealed as the biggest drinkers in the world by interactive map
A fascinating new interactive map has plotted alcohol consumption worldwide revealing Eastern European nations top the ranks. Brits are the 17th biggest drinkers while the US comes in at 49th. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pilot randomised controlled trial of Help4Mood, an embodied virtual agent-based system to support treatment of depression - Burton C, Tatar AS, McKinstry B, Matheson C, Matu S, Moldovan R, Macnab M, Farrow E, David D, Pagliari C, Blanco AS, Wolters M.
Introduction Help4Mood is an interactive system with an embodied virtual agent (avatar) to assist in self-monitoring of patients receiving treatment for depression. Help4Mood supports self-report and biometric monitoring and includes elements of cognitive ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Girls call for tearing down gender barriers in Moldova
Language EnglishCHISINAU, Moldova –“My biggest dream is to be healthy, to have a successful career and to have a family,” said Alexandrina, a 16-year-old girl from Helesteni, Nisporeni.These dreams are shared with thousands of other teenage girls in Moldova. Yet discriminatory attitudes remain widespread in the country, leaving many girls pessimistic about what they can achieve.“I feel that if I were a boy, I would have more possibilities to find a stable and better employment,” 14-year-old Amina told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

WHO validates countries’ elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis
The World Health Organization congratulates Thailand and Belarus for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis. WHO also applauds Armenia and the Republic of Moldova for eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and syphilis, respectively. “To ensure children are born healthy is to give them the best possible start in life. It is immensely encouraging to see countries succeed in eliminating mother-to-child transmission of these 2 infections,” said WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan. “This is a tremendous achievement – a clear signal that the world is on the way to ...
Source: WHO news - June 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Four Dead in Romanian Medical Helicopter Crash
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Romanian medical helicopter crashed in southern Moldova on Thursday, killing all four people on board, authorities said. The helicopter crashed in foggy, rainy weather on the edge of the village of Haragas, said Iurie Balanuta, mayor of the Moldovan village. A spokesman for Romania's SMURD emergency service, Gheorghe Hanganu, said the helicopter had transported an elderly woman from the area to a hospital in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau and was flying back to pick up another patient. Moldovan Deputy Health Minister Oleg Craciun identified the dead as the pilot, co-pilot, a doctor and...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Four Dead in Romanian Medical Helicopter Crash
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Romanian medical helicopter crashed in southern Moldova on Thursday, killing all four people on board, authorities said. The helicopter crashed in foggy, rainy weather on the edge of the village of Haragas, said Iurie Balanuta, mayor of the Moldovan village. A spokesman for Romania's SMURD emergency service, Gheorghe Hanganu, said the helicopter had transported an elderly woman from the area to a hospital in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau and was flying back to pick up another patient. Moldovan Deputy Health Minister Oleg Craciun identified the dead as the pilot, co-pilot, a doctor and...
Source: JEMS Operations - June 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Four Dead in Romanian Medical Helicopter Crash
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — A Romanian medical helicopter crashed in southern Moldova on Thursday, killing all four people on board, authorities said. The helicopter crashed in foggy, rainy weather on the edge of the village of Haragas, said Iurie Balanuta, mayor of the Moldovan village. A spokesman for Romania's SMURD emergency service, Gheorghe Hanganu, said the helicopter had transported an elderly woman from the area to a hospital in the Moldovan capital of Chisinau and was flying back to pick up another patient. Moldovan Deputy Health Minister Oleg Craciun identified the dead as the pilot, co-pilot, a doctor and...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Angry Birds’ Feathers Ruffled Over Climate Change, So They’re Going Green
The latest U.N. activist is all aflutter about saving the environment. Red, the main character from the Angry Birds -- that game you obsessively play on your phone -- is the new U.N. Honorary Ambassador for Green, and he’s here to ask us all to do better for the planet. Red and the rest of the Angry Birds crew began their ambassadorship in March, and ever since they’ve been “traveling the world” -- i.e. being featured in a series of hilarious ads staged in different global landmarks -- imploring people to make some changes to save the environment. From Red planting a tree in the desert to him r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Preventing 'Madmen' From Getting Their Hands on Nuclear Material: Weekend Roundup
A weighty question loomed large for world leaders who gathered in Washington this week for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit: could terrorists obtain dangerous nuclear material? "There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent people as possible," U.S. President Barack Obama said at the summit Friday. Fears of the so-called Islamic State's nuclear ambitions have grown since a suspect linked to the November terrorist attacks in Paris was found with a surveillance video of a Belgian nuclear power plant offi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Preventing 'Madmen' From Getting Their Hands on Nuclear Material
A weighty question loomed large for world leaders who gathered in Washington this week for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit: could terrorists obtain dangerous nuclear material? "There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent people as possible," U.S. President Barack Obama said at the summit Friday. Fears of the so-called Islamic State's nuclear ambitions have grown since a suspect linked to the November terrorist attacks in Paris was found with a surveillance video of a Belgian nuclear power plant of...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Preventing 'Madmen' From Getting Their Hands on Nuclear Material
A weighty question loomed large for world leaders who gathered in Washington this week for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit: could terrorists obtain dangerous nuclear material? "There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent people as possible," U.S. President Barack Obama said at the summit Friday. Fears of the so-called Islamic State's nuclear ambitions have grown since a suspect linked to the November terrorist attacks in Paris was found with a surveillance video of a Belgian nuclear power plant offi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Preventing 'Madmen' From Getting Their Hands on Nuclear Material
A weighty question loomed large for world leaders who gathered in Washington this week for the fourth Nuclear Security Summit: could terrorists obtain dangerous nuclear material? "There is no doubt that if these madmen ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or nuclear material, they most certainly would use it to kill as many innocent people as possible," U.S. President Barack Obama said at the summit Friday. Fears of the so-called Islamic State's nuclear ambitions have grown since a suspect linked to the November terrorist attacks in Paris was found with a surveillance video of a Belgian nuclear power plant offi...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 2, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

#loveforpharma – Pharma Reveals its Beating Heart
Three days ago, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, I sent a message to a few individuals who I know, asking them for a reason why they ‘'loved’ their job in pharma. I thought perhaps this would be a good way of giving people outside the industry – potentially, talented individuals who could work here – an insight into what drives pharma employees. We’re often painted as the devil incarnate – but I know that on an individual level, we’re driven by something better. Since sending my message, it’s been hard to focus on my other work as I keep receiving heartfelt,...
Source: EyeForPharma - February 14, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul Simms Source Type: news

Cement burn: an occupational disease with favorable outcome. Case report - Chiriac A, Podoleanu C, Moldovan C, Stolnicu S.
We present the case of a 54-year-old patient with a thermal cement burn. This rare case is a localised occupational chemical cement burn on the lower limbs, with no systemic involvement and favourable outcome. The lesion was induced by prolonged contact of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 11, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: China Bares Its Teeth
China's reformist leader Deng Xiaoping famously counseled that his nation should "hide its strength and bide its time" as it grew to the top ranks of the global economy. President Xi Jinping has taken a different course. He is seizing the moment and baring China's teeth. Not unlike Ronald Reagan who declared in the 1980s that "America is back -- standing tall," Xi is signaling that the Middle Kingdom has returned and finally straightened its spine after being bent over by national humiliation going back to the Opium War, Western colonialism and Japanese occupation. Xi's stance was on display for all the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Republic of Moldova health system review.
Authors: Turcanu G, Domente S, Buga M, Richardson E Abstract The Health Systems in Transition (HiT) profiles are country-based reports that provide a detailed description of a health system and of policy initiatives in progress or under development. HiTs examine different approaches to the organization, financing and delivery of health services and the role of the main actors in health systems; describe the institutional framework, process, content and implementation of health and health care policies; and highlight challenges and areas that require more in-depth analysis. The reform of health financing in the Repu...
Source: Health systems in transition - November 11, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

The plight of Moldova's orphanage children
Plight of Moldova's orphanage children (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hepatitis C medicines must be made accessible faster than HIV drugs were | Philippe Douste-Blazy
It took decades for HIV/Aids drugs to reach the world's poorest – history must not be repeated with hepatitis C treatmentsA public health showdown is brewing over a virus that affects the lives of millions of people every year.The face-off will involve activists on one side and pharmaceutical companies on the other. It will play out in the richest cities in North America and the poorest countries in Africa. The viral scourge at the centre of this brewing confrontation is spread through blood-to-blood contact, but is treatable with expensive medicines.This scenario may remind some of the decades-long struggle to obtai...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 7, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Philippe Douste-Blazy Tags: theguardian.com Blogposts World news Infectious diseases Health Hepatitis C Aids and HIV Global development Source Type: news

Skype and cheap calls give an illusion of closeness, but homesickness is still real | Ian Jack
People are keener than ever to leave for new and faraway places; does technology keep them close to what they have left, or make them pine for it all the more?Nostalgia used to be considered an illness. A word with a refreshingly certain etymology, it was coined by a Swiss medical student, Johannes Hofer, who in 1688 joined together two Greek words, nostos for homecoming and algos for pain or ache, to describe "a neurological disease of [an] essentially demonic cause". The Swiss also knew it as mal du Suisse or Schweizerheimweh, later translated into English as the nationally unspecific "homesickne...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 20, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Ian Jack Tags: Comment The Guardian Family Society Language Features Migration Science Comment is free Source Type: news

Moldovan hospital probed for power drill used in surgery
Hospital director claims there were three proper surgery drills at Valentin Ignatenco Hospital in Chisinau (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coming home: Challenges in family reintegration for trafficked women - Brunovskis A, Surtees R.
This article presents challenges in family reintegration for returning Moldovan trafficking victims based on qualitative interviews with 19 victims of trafficking and 31 service providers, looking specifically at points of tension in reuniting with childre... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news