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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 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

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

#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 4, 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 16, 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