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An Empirical Bayes before-after evaluation of road safety effects of a new motorway in Norway - Elvik R, Ulstein H, Wifstad K, Syrstad RS, Seeberg AR, Gulbrandsen MU, Welde M.
This paper presents an Empirical Bayes before-after evaluation of the road safety effects of a new motorway (freeway) in Østfold county, Norway. The before-period was 1996-2002. The after-period was 2009-2015. The road was rebuilt from an undivided two-la... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

How Architecture Should Adapt to Climate Change
Ever since humans left their caves, providing shelter has been the focus of their architectural endeavors. Perfecting the art over time, we have come to think of buildings as permanent. When we build, we do it for eternity. Still, whenever disaster strikes, buildings invariably burn, flood or collapse. We have seen a lot of that in the news lately. Grenfell Tower, hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Maria, the Mexican earthquakes, to name a few. Confronted with the fragility of our structures — and the ever-growing power of the elements they face — we start asking questions, search for solutions and, inevitably, tur...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Reinier de Graaf Tags: Uncategorized building climate change Disasters Innovation Natural Disasters Source Type: news

Peer effects on aggressive behavior in Norwegian child care centers - Ribeiro LA, Zachrisson HD.
This study examined whether exposure to changes in peer aggression predicted changes in child physical aggression (PA) in preschool children attending Norwegian Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) centers. Data from the Behavior Outlook Norwegian Dev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Swine flu may double risk for type 1 diabetes
Norwegians infected with the H1N1 influenza virus were twice as likely to develop type 1 diabetes, according to findings presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes Annual Meeting.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Scientists closer to unraveling the mystery of how omega-3 fatty acids halt inflammation and prevent disease throughout the body
(Natural News) A new study further adds to the nutritional compendium which proves just how salubrious omega-3 fatty acids are. A team from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) wanted to truly understand just how these fats impacted health — particularly their potency in dampening inflammation in the body. Their medical review suggested... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SCRO Welcomes a New Board Chairman
With newly established operations in Norway, Finland, and Denmark, Scandinavian CRO (SCRO) wants to grow further to build a strong Nordic contract research organisation (CRO) company. To realise this vision, the owners have strengthened its board wit … (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Alcohol use and psychosocial stressors in the Norwegian workforce - Nielsen MB, Gjerstad J, Frone MR.
BACKGROUND: Although alcohol use can have detrimental effects for employees, little is known about the prevalence, distribution, and correlates in the Norwegian workforce. AIMS: To determine the overall and the work-related prevalence of weekly alcohol use... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Why aren't house sparrows as big as geese?
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) A group of researchers spent twelve seasons making some house sparrows bigger and others smaller. Their experiment showed how evolution works to match size to an organism's environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 19, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

50 Years Ago This Week: The Beatles Change the World
Milestone moments do not a year make. Often, it’s the smaller news stories that add up, gradually, to big history. With that in mind, in 2017 TIME History will revisit the entire year of 1967, week by week, as it was reported in the pages of TIME. Catch up on last week’s installment here. Week 38: Sept. 22, 1967 The release and success of the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was only one of the reasons why The Beatles found themselves on the cover of TIME this week. More importantly, the story was a recognition of the fact that the band had rather smoothly moved on from the teenybopper sound th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized Media Source Type: news

The Halifax Explosion and the unofficial birth of pediatric surgery - Nakayama DK.
The Halifax Explosion was a maritime disaster in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, on the morning of 6 December 1917. SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo. A fire on board the French ship i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Improving the way we assign prostate cancer treatment
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Many patients are treated for prostate cancer unnecessarily. Norwegian researchers are working to reduce overtreatment of prostate cancer while at the same time trying to detect the most high-risk patients. They've just been awarded EUR 1.5 million in EU support. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health systems in low income countries - four new overviews
Four new Cochrane EPOC  overviews of reviews show reliable evidence on the effects of different ways of organising, financing, and governing health systems in low-income countries and identify important evidence gaps.Links to the new overviews in the Cochrane Library:Delivery arrangments |Financial arrangements |Governance arrangements |Implementation strategiesStrengthening health systems in low-income countries is key to achieving universal health coverage and achieving the health-related Sustainable Development Goals. Achieving these goals requires informed decisions about health systems. Systematic reviews on...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Seeking Specialist Director – Evaluation of Health Interventions, Oslo Norway
Are you interested in developing a knowledge organisation working for better health in Norway and globally?We are seeking a specialist director responsible for the evaluation of interventions in the health, care and welfare services.The specialist director will be responsible for developing the field of evaluation of interventions in the Division for Health Services, including systematic reviews, health technology assessments (HTAs) and health economic analyses. The specialist director will be responsible for many of the division's and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health's external activities in these fields, includin...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 8, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Drinks industry accused of downplaying 'alcohol-cancer risk'
Conclusion This qualitative analysis aimed to determine the accuracy of health information circulated by the alcohol industry on the links between alcohol and cancer. It found the industry and affiliated organisations use three main approaches: denial of the link between alcohol and cancer misinterpretation of the risk distraction by focusing on other risk factors This analysis highlights how these strategies could be detrimental to public health. Of course, it's possible, given this data was collected in 2016, that some of the websites and documents analysed by the researchers have since been updated. Regardless, the...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Source Type: news

Mothers-to-be shouldn't worry about using their mobile
A Norwegian Institute of Technology study of 45,389 women and children found those who frequently used their phones while pregnant did not harm their child's language or motor skills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Charities and Relief organizations do to alleviate poverty in the Arab region
Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global DialogueBy Dr. Hanif Hassan Al QassimGENEVA, Sep 5 2017 (IPS)Extreme poverty remains one of the world’s biggest challenges. According to the United Nations, 767 million people live in extreme poverty around the world. Although world society has managed to lift nearly 1 billion people out of extreme poverty – in 1999 it was estimated that 1.7 billion were affected by extreme poverty – the unprecedented rise of conflict and of violence in the Arab region has worsened the socioeconomic situation of vulnerable...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A Norwegian pathway to community safety - based on Norwegian laws and regulations and the Safe Community concept (Safety-2016 abstract #229) - Vaagland EJ.
BACKGROUND Norwegian Safety Forum (NSF) was established in 1985 to provide information on all aspects of injuries and safety, and to promote co-operation between private and public sector and non-governmental organisations. It's a well established meeting ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Risk of preeclampsia can sometimes be linked to fetal genes
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) A mother's risk of getting preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening illness associated with pregnancy, can be linked in some cases to genes from her fetus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asthma medicine halves risk of Parkinson's
(The University of Bergen) Using data gathered from 100 million Norwegian prescriptions, researchers at the University of Bergen have found that asthma medicine can halve a patient's risk of developing Parkinson ´ s disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

{beta}2-Adrenoreceptor is a regulator of the {alpha}-synuclein gene driving risk of Parkinsons disease
Copy number mutations implicate excess production of α-synuclein as a possibly causative factor in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Using an unbiased screen targeting endogenous gene expression, we discovered that the β2-adrenoreceptor (β2AR) is a regulator of the α-synuclein gene (SNCA). β2AR ligands modulate SNCA transcription through histone 3 lysine 27 acetylation of its promoter and enhancers. Over 11 years of follow-up in 4 million Norwegians, the β2AR agonist salbutamol, a brain-penetrant asthma medication, was associated with reduced risk of developing PD (rate ratio, 0.66; 95% confid...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 31, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mittal, S., Bjornevik, K., Im, D. S., Flierl, A., Dong, X., Locascio, J. J., Abo, K. M., Long, E., Jin, M., Xu, B., Xiang, Y. K., Rochet, J.-C., Engeland, A., Rizzu, P., Heutink, P., Bartels, T., Selkoe, D. J., Caldarone, B. J., Glicksman, M. A., Khurana, Tags: Genetics r-articles Source Type: news

Study Shows Association Between Pain and Depression in Dementia
Pain and depression are strongly related in dementia regardless of analgesic or antidepressant use, a large, prospective Norwegian study has shown. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - August 30, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Helen Jones Source Type: news

30 years injury surveillance in Harstad, Norway: a burn prevention program for children 0-4 years (Safety-2016 abstract #242) - Ytterstad B, Bakken SR.
BACKGROUND May 1985, injury surveillance was initiated at Harstad Hospital. Coding was done by the Nordic system for upstream variables. Data from 1985-86 (baseline) showed high thermal burn risk in children 0-4 years old. The consumption of hospital resou... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The battery controlled: an inter-agency partnership to address a little-known risk to children 30 years injury surveillance in Harstad, Norway: a burn prevention program for children 0-4 years (Safety-2016 abstract #348) - Francoia A, Weaver A.
BACKGROUND When a child swallows or inserts a button battery into the nose or ears, it can get stuck in the throat or in the nose or ear canal. Saliva triggers an electrical current causing severe burns and tissue damage within 2 hours. This RESULTS in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Gunnerus Prize in Sustainability awarded to Carl Folke
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) The Swedish researcher Carl Folke has been at the forefront of sustainable science research. As early as the 1980s, he conducted one of the first analyses of ecosystems that considered the value of vital functions and services in a Swedish wetland, and the role of natural capital in enabling people to live well. Now his work is being recognized with a prize worth NOK 1 million. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Middle age isn't too late to get fit and can reduce stroke
Norwegian researchers found men who started getting fit in their 40s and 50s saw their stroke risk drop to levels seen among those who had exercised throughout their youth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Being fit in middle-age is as good as exercising in youth
The findings, by experts in Norway, offer hope that it is not too late to get fit to the millions of middle-aged people in Britain who do very little exercise. Around 100,000 people have a stroke each year in the UK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delivers medicine to cancer cells while protecting healthy cells
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) A new treatment method for cancer combines ultrasound, bubbles and nanoparticles with chemotherapy. In experiments, the treatment has cured cancer in mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 25, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Improving walking conditions for older adults. A three-step method investigation - Krogstad JR, Hjorthol R, Tenn øy A.
The benefits of walking are widely recognized. In this regard, the Norwegian government has urged local authorities to develop walking strategies. The aim of such strategies is to influence a local walking culture and framework conditions for pedestrians. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The association between stress, resilience, and emotional symptoms in Norwegian adolescents from 13 to 18 years old - Moksnes UK, Lazarewicz M.
This study investigated associations between stress, resilience factors, and symptoms of depression and anxiety in a cross-sectional sample of 1183 adolescents 13-18  years old. The results showed a positive significant association between stress and symp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Expert reveals how to stop worrying
According to Professor Hans Nordahl from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, people should recognise that brooding thoughts are a waste of time and not a form of problem-solving. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Understanding how omega-3 dampens inflammatory reactions
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) By studying macrophages isolated from mice and humans, researchers found that the omega-3 fatty acids activated the autophagy and specifically affected some proteins that transform the signals from the environment. Furthermore, the researchers found that omega-3 fatty acids dampened many inflammatory mechanisms within the macrophages, but especially reduced what is known as the type 1 interferon response. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtronic wins CE Mark for MRI-safe Attain Stability quad CRT leads
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Attain Stability quad magnetic resonance imaging-safe left heart leads designed for cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators and pacemakers. The leads feature MRI SureScan technology and are cleared for use with 3 Tesla and 1.5T MRI scans, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. The leads also feature a side-helix designed to be fixated in veins of various sizes, the company said. Medtronic said it has initiated a limited European launch, with the 1st commercial implants recently performed at Bergen, Norway’s Haukeland U...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Source Type: news

The Norwegian police and victims of elder abuse in close and familial relationships - Aas G.
Over recent decades domestic violence or family violence, violence against women and child abuse has received much attention in the media, in political discourse and in social research. However, abuse of older adults arouses limited interest. In government... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Well-being vocabulary in media language: an analysis of changing word usage in Norwegian newspapers - Carlquist E, Nafstad HE, Blakar RM, Ulleberg P, Fave AD, Phelps JM.
This study was aimed at examining usage patterns of core terminology related to well-being in Norwegian newspapers during the past two decades. Specifically, we investigated occurrence ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Provisional Mid-Year Figures: Internal Displacement in 2017
Norwegian Refugee Council, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre. 08/16/2017 This seven-page report summarizes provisional estimates based on available data that show there were over nine million new cases of internal displacement brought on by conflict, violence, and disasters between January and June 2017. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace, with 4.5 million new displacements across 350 events. As of the end of June 2017, this information covers 29 countries for conflict-related displacement and 76 countries for disaster-related displacement. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Med...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Promoting evidence-based health care in Africa
Charles Shey Wiysonge, Director ofCochane  South Africa, gave an interview to the World Health Organization Bulletin. Here is a re-post , with premission, from their  recent publication.Charles Shey Wiysonge is devoted to encouraging better use of scientific evidence for health policies and programmes in African countries. He is the director of the South African Cochrane Centre, a unit of the South African Medical Research Council, and a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the department of Global Health in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He was C...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 17, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

A Test That May Best Biopsy in Detecting Celiac Disease A Test That May Best Biopsy in Detecting Celiac Disease
The HLA-DQ:gluten tetramer test is better than biopsy for detecting celiac disease after 14-day gluten challenge in people who have been adhering to a gluten-free diet, researchers from Norway report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 17, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

PCI Biotech starts dosing in Phase I extension study for bile duct cancer
Norwegian biopharmaceutical firm PCI Biotech has started dosing patients in a Phase I extension study with fimaCHEM to treat inoperable perihilar bile duct cancer. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sir Patrick Bateson obituary
Leading scientist who focused on the biological origins of animal behaviourSir Patrick Bateson, who has died aged 79, was a scientist whose work advanced the understanding of the biological origins of behaviour. He will also be remembered as a man of immense warmth and kindness, whose success as a leader, teacher and administrator of science owed much to his collaborative spirit, generosity and good humour.He was a key figure in ethology – the biological study of animal behaviour. As well as being a conceptual thinker who revelled in painting the big theoretical picture, he was an accomplished experimental scientist....
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Paul Martin Tags: Science Zoology Animal behaviour Animals Biology Norway US news University of Cambridge Source Type: news

Changes in prevalence of workplace violence against doctors in all medical specialties in Norway between 1993 and 2014: a repeated cross-sectional survey - Johansen IH, Baste V, Rosta J, Aasland OG, Morken T.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether reported prevalence of experienced threats, real acts of violence and debilitating fear of violence among Norwegian doctors have increased over the last two decades. DESIGN: Repeated cros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

The True Meaning of the Great American Eclipse
Despite all the hype, the moon has nothing special planned for Aug. 21. It will continue doing what it’s done for more than 4 billion years—insensibly circling Earth, a dead rock at the end of a long gravitational tether. The sun has nothing special planned either. It will sit where it must sit and burn as it must burn to sustain the flock of planets and moons and asteroids and comets that have orbited it for so long. That’s how things go in the clockwork cosmos, and yet once in a while, there’s poetry in the machinery. Once in a while, the wheels click in synchrony and the indifferent universe offe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized eclipse space space 2017 Source Type: news

Music therapy for autism doesn't improve symptoms
A study conducted at the Grieg Academy Music Therapy Research Centre in Norway, found music therapy plus standard care didn't improve symptoms any more than standard care alone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Statistician – Oslo, Norway
Cochrane Norway and the Norwegian Satellite of theCochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) review group, which has the responsibility for developing systematic reviews of interventions to improve health systems are seeking a full-time statistician. Closing date for applications is 1 September.  For complete information on the job and how to apply, read more at theNorwegian Insitute of Public Health websbite.  Wednesday, August 9, 2017Category: Jobs (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Cochrane EPOC Group seeks Statistician – Oslo, Norway
Cochrane Norway and the Norwegian Satellite of theCochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC) review group, which has the responsibility for developing systematic reviews of interventions to improve health systems are seeking a full-time statistician. Closing date for applications is 1 September.  For complete information on the job and how to apply, read more at theNorwegian Insitute of Public Health websbite.  Wednesday, August 9, 2017Category: Jobs (Source: Cochrane News and Events)
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 9, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

NRC: Lack of getting medical help abroad kills more in Yemen
The Norwegian Refugee Council says the closure Sana'a airport has caused was more deaths than airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition because Yemenis have died from not being able to travel for specialized medical care (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Transforming skin cells to insulin
(The University of Bergen) Norwegian researchers are one step closer to curing diabetes by making insulin-producing cells from skin cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cold climate fire risk: a case study of the L ærdalsøyri fire, January 2014 - Log T.
Parameters leading to the severity of the fire in L ærdalsøyri, Norway, January 18th to 19th 2014, have been analyzed. The fire in the first villa developed significantly faster than the fire fighters could handle and the fire quickly spread to other stru... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Potentially traumatic events as predictors of disability pension: A 10-year follow-up study in Norway - Lassemo E, Sandanger I.
AIMS: Are potentially traumatic events associated with subsequent disability pension? Traumatic exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may represent a disabling state with both personal and professional consequences for the affected individual.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

‘Wet’ care homes for older people with refractory alcohol problems: A qualitative study
Conclusion Placement in wet care homes is expensive, but they can have positive outcomes for individuals whose needs cannot be met elsewhere.  Costs may be offset by a reduction in the use of other health, social and criminal justice services.  Future research and service monitoring should include economic analysis. Further Information Contact details for corresponding author: Michelle McCann, Room B401, University of Bedfordshire, University Square, Luton LU1 3JU. (Source: Alcohol Research UK)
Source: Alcohol Research UK - August 4, 2017 Category: Addiction Authors: admin Tags: Alcohol Insights Source Type: news

Gaining weight between pregnancies boosts diabetes risk
(The University of Bergen) The risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) drastically increases with weight gain between pregnancies, according to a Norwegian study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news