The impact of alcohol consumption on homicide: a time-series analysis of three Nordic countries - Lehti M, Sir én R.
The article explores the statistical association between annual alcohol consumption and homicide mortality in Finland, Sweden and Norway from the early 19th century to 2013. The results show statistically significant impacts on overall and male homicide mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Serious motor vehicle collisions involving young drivers on Norwegian roads 2013-2016: speeding and driver-related errors are the main challenge - Breen JM, N æss PA, Hansen TB, Gaarder C, Stray-Pedersen A.
OBJECTIVE: Motor vehicle collisions (MVCs) are a leading cause of death and acute disability among young adults worldwide. We performed a prospective study of young drivers involved in severe MVCs, investigating the critical events leading up to a collisio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Going fast or going green? Evidence from environmental speed limits in Norway - Folger ø IK, Harding T, Westby BS.
This paper studies the impact of speed limits on local air pollution using a series of date-specific speed limit reductions in Oslo over the 2004-2011 period. We find that lowering the speed limit from 80 to 60  km/h reduces travel speed by 5.8 km/h. Howe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Discovery could lead to stronger dental fillings … and less time at the dentist
SASKATOON – An international team of researchers used the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan to discover how to create stronger dental fillings. This is great news for the estimated 96 per cent of Canadians who will have to contend with at least one cavity during their adult l ife.For the first time, an international group of researchers led by Professor Owen Addison from King ’s College London has been able to close a gap in the knowledge of photo-activated resin-based composites, commonly used in medical and dental applications.In a recent paper published inNature Communications, th...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 8, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Beliefs about young children as witnesses: a survey of experienced defense lawyers and psychological expert witnesses in Norway - Kostopoulos MB, Iversen S, Magnussen S, Melinder A.
Defense lawyers (n = 51) and psychologists (n = 49) with experience in court cases involving child witnesses were surveyed on their beliefs about young child witnesses, defined as children in the age range of 3-6 years. The survey included 13 questions pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

AstraZeneca ALREADY manufacturing Covid vaccine in three countries
AstraZeneca's chief executive, Pascal Soriot, said the firm has started to mass-produce the AZD1222 jab, developed by Oxford University, at factories in India, the UK, Switzerland and Norway. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A tiny arctic shrub reveals secrets of plant growth on Svalbard
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) It's not easy being a tiny willow on the wind-and snow-blasted islands of the Norwegian territory of Svalbard. It turns out that Salix polaris, the polar willow, handles these tough conditions by growing as best it can in response to July temperatures -- a response that researchers recorded all over the archipelago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Temperament affects children's eating habits
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Temperamental children are at greater risk for developing unhealthy eating habits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Norwegian EXACT Therapeutics Appoints Rafiq Hasan as CEO
Bayer veteran tasked with driving commercialization of proprietary Acoustic Cluster Therapy(ACT®)-based pipeline at EXACT Therapeutics, formerly known as Phoenix Solutions OSLO, Norway, June 3, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- EXAC... Devices, Drug Delivery, Personnel EXACT Therapeutics, Acoustic Cluster Therapy, precision medicine (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physical fighting and leisure activities among Norwegian adolescents-investigating co-occurring changes from 2015 to 2018 - Fr øyland LR, Bakken A, von Soest T.
After many years of decline in violent behavior among adolescents in several Western countries, recent official statistics indicate a possible trend change. So far, knowledge on how this change is related to co-occurring changes in leisure time activities ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

LIVE STREAM: Former Norwegian Prime Minister Brundtland on Pandemic Leadership
By External SourceMay 27 2020 (IPS) Between 2002 and 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) faced the first pandemic of the globalized 21st century, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome). Under the leadership of Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland and through epidemiological, clinical, and logistical coordination, the WHO facilitated a strong and ultimately successful response to the outbreak. Today, the WHO is facing the coronavirus pandemic in an even more globalized and urbanized world, further complicating response and coordination efforts. What similarities do these two pandemics share, and what lessons in leadership migh...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Multimedia Video Source Type: news

All pain, some gain: UCSF pain researcher shares $1M prize
David Julius, the UCSF professor whose three decades of work on how we feel pain and other physical sensations has opened the door to new ways of blocking pain, will share the $1 million Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. The every-other-year Kavli Prize — awarded by the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and the Los Angeles-based Kavli Foundation — is considered one of the top scientific awards. He will share the award with Ardem Patapoutian,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Nigeria: Seafood Industry Braces Up for Post-COVID Blue Economies
[Vanguard] The Norwegian Seafood Council, NSC, has concluded plans to use the Nigeria's seafood industry to reboot the economy and get its workforce up and running again despite the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

$3 million Kavli Prizes awarded to 7 scientists for discoveries in astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience
(The Kavli Foundation) The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announces the 2020 Kavli Prize Laureates in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience. The laureates in each field will share $1 million: Kavli Prize in Astrophysics: Andrew Fabian (UK) Kavli Prize in Nanoscience: Harald Rose (Germany), Maximilian Haider (Austria), Knut Urban (Germany) and Ondrej L. Krivanek (UK and Czech Republic)Kavli Prize in Neuroscience: David Julius (US) and Ardem Patapoutian (US) (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Politics, Profits Undermine Public Interest in Covid-19 Vaccine Race
By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 26 2020 (IPS) With well over five million Covid-19 infections worldwide, and deaths exceeding 340,000, the race for an effective vaccine has accelerated since the SARS-Cov-2 virus was first identified as the culprit. Expecting to score politically from being ‘first’ to have a vaccine, US President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed promises to get 300 million doses to Americans by January, after the November polls, following several failed attempts to monopolize vaccines being developed by European companies. Anis Chowdhury More than 115 vac...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Anis Chowdhury Source Type: news

Sweden 'wrong' not to shut down, says former state epidemiologist
Scientist who oversaw the response to Sars says country has failed the vulnerableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe predecessor of Sweden ’s state epidemiologist has broken her silence on the country’s controversial coronavirus strategy, saying she now believes the authorities should have put in place tougher restrictions in the early stages of the pandemic to bring the virus under control.Annika Linde, who oversaw Sweden ’s response to swine flu and Sars as state epidemiologist from 2005 to 2013, had until now expressed support for her country’s approach under her...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Richard Orange Tags: Sweden Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science Europe World news Source Type: news

Sweden's coronavirus death rate overtakes UK, Italy
(Natural News) Denmark, Finland and Norway are still eyeing the possibility of maintaining travel restrictions on Sweden in light of the exponential climb in the latter country’s coronavirus death toll. Sweden, unlike its Nordic neighbors — and the rest of the world, for that matter — has largely taken a softer and non-draconian approach to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More people die when hospital bed shortages force patients out
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Hip fractures have higher mortality rates if patients are discharged early because the hospital needs the space and capacity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

People with atrial fibrillation live longer with exercise
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) More than 100,000 Norwegians have atrial fibrillation. They should be actively exercising for their health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Edvard Munch's The Scream needs to practise physical distancing, say experts
Art lovers may have to give 1910 version space due to damaging effect of humidity on impure paintIt is a masterpiece thatseems to speak to the later horrors of war in the 20th century and even the anguishes of the 21st. Now Edvard Munch ’s The Scream has another claim on modernity, after it emerged that an oversight by the artist means the 1910 version of the work needs to practise some physical distancing.An international consortium of scientists seeking to identify the main cause of deterioration of the paint in the canvas has discovered Munch accidentally used an impure tube of cadmium yellow which can fade and fl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Edvard Munch Art and design Science Norway Culture Europe World news Source Type: news

United States Leads the World in Covid-19 Deaths
By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, May 18 2020 (IPS) It’s an indisputable fact: the United States leads the world in the number of Covid-19 deaths. As of 15 May, three months after the country’s first confirmed coronavirus death, the US death toll from the pandemic has reached a remarkable 88,000 deaths. That rising figure is more than double the number of coronavirus deaths of the next highest country, the United Kingdom at 34,000 deaths. The pandemic is still in its early stages and many fear the worst is yet to come. Today’s coronavirus mortality picture will no doubt change over time, continuing to evolve and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Coronavirus Source Type: news

UK task force studies reuse of medical respirator masks
Practice already widespread in US and recently approved in Canada and Norway (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Novavax secures $384M for Covid-19 vaccine program
Novavax Inc. just got a significant investment to advance its Covid-19 vaccine candidate. The Oslo, Norway-based Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, a foundation that invests in vaccine development for emerging infectious diseases, plans to invest up to $384 million to push the candidate through phase 2 clinical trials, the Gaithersburg biotech said Monday. The capital, on top of an initial $4 million from CEPI in March, would help the company increase production for this program —… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Novavax secures $384M for Covid-19 vaccine program
Novavax Inc. just got a significant investment to advance its Covid-19 vaccine candidate. The Oslo, Norway-based Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, a foundation that invests in vaccine development for emerging infectious diseases, plans to invest up to $384 million to push the candidate through phase 2 clinical trials, the Gaithersburg biotech said Monday. The capital, on top of an initial $4 million from CEPI in March, would help the company increase production for this program —… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 11, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Normalisation of non-drinking? 15-16-year-olds' accounts of refraining from alcohol - Scheffels J, Buvik K, Tokle R, Rossow I.
This study aims to explore Norwegian adolescents' accounts of refraining from drinking alcohol and how their explanations are contextualised. DES... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Column: The cruise ship industry is sinking. I'm OK with that
Norwegian Cruise Line says it's in danger of going out of business. Maybe that's not the worst thing for an industry of floating petri dishes. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Lazarus Source Type: news

Reduced antibiotic exposure by serial physical examinations in term neonates at risk of early-onset sepsis
Background: Suspected early-onset sepsis (EOS) results in antibiotic treatment of a substantial number of neonates who are uninfected. We evaluated if an approach using serial physical examinations (SPEs) can reduce antibiotic exposure for suspected EOS in term neonates during the first 3 days of life, without affecting safety. Method(s): Within a quality-improvement framework, SPEs for 24-48 hours for neonates with suspected EOS was implemented in the neonatal intensive care unit, Stavanger, Norway. The proportion of neonates>=37 weeks gestation exposed to antibiotics, antibiotic therapy-days and the safety outcome tim...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sense of coherence in association with stress experience and health in adolescents - Moksnes UK, Espnes GA.
This study investigated the associations between sex, age, socio-economic status, stress, sense of coherence (SOC), and health (mental wellbeing, depressive symptoms, self-rated health, and subjective health complaints) in Norwegian adolescents aged 13-19 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Will Coronavirus Be the Death or Salvation of Big Plastic?
It was supposed to be a blockbuster moment for the U.S. plastic industry. With an abundance of cheap natural gas at hand, thanks to the country’s fracking boom, U.S. energy giants were pouring billions of dollars into building new plants to turn that gas into plastic. As the world was poised to slowly turn away from fossil fuels as an energy source, plastic seemed to be a feasible replacement and possibly even a potential cash cow—overseas, demand for plastic was projected to explode in the coming decades. But the rosy projections may not be panning out. With the oil industry in freefall, and a pandemic grippin...
Source: TIME: Science - May 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zoë Schlanger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

COVID-19 Deaths Before A Vaccine?
By Joseph ChamieNEW YORK, May 4 2020 (IPS) How many COVID-19 deaths will occur before a vaccine becomes available worldwide? As with many seemingly simple questions about an uncertain future, the proper answer to that important query is: “it depends”. The total worldwide number of deaths from COVID-19 before a vaccine, reported to be nearly a quarter-million at the end of April and amounting to a five-fold increase since the start of April, is hard to predict. It depends on a host of critical factors, many of which are not well understood and are changing rapidly. In the absence of a vaccine and limited success...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Geriatric trauma - a rising tide. Assessing patient safety challenges in a vulnerable population using Norwegian Trauma Registry data and focus group interviews: protocol for a mixed methods study - Cuevas- Østrem M, Røise O, Wisborg T, Jeppesen E.
BACKGROUND: Elderly trauma patients constitute a vulnerable group, with a substantial risk of morbidity and mortality even after low-energy falls. As the world's elderly population continues to increase, the number of elderly trauma patients is expected to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: Norwegian Air secures deal with bondholders
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - May 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A registry based approach to suicide research: opportunities and limitations in the Norwegian population representative registries - Stene-Larsen K, Hauge LJ, Øien-Ødegaard C, Reneflot A.
Together with the other Nordic countries, Norway stands in a unique position internationally with its large population representative registries. By means of unique personal identification numbers assigned to all Norwegian citizens, as well as to immigrant... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Personal protective equipment (PPE): export control process,DHSC (updated 29th April 2020)
During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, anyone wishing to export personal protective equipment () to areas outside the EU, European Free Trade Association member states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) and certain other territories will temporarily need a export licence.This guidance sets out the exporting restrictions on products and the export control process now in place, including how economic operators can apply for a licence. 29 April 2020 The 3 attachments on this page have been updated to reflect the revised EU regulations. The attachments are:'Personal protective equipment (PPE): export contr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BerGenBio shares soar on COVID-19 drug trial news
Shares of Norway's BerGenBio more than doubled on Wednesday after a cancer drug it is developing was selected for a British trial of potential COVID-19 treatments, the latest instance of a firm seeking to re-purpose a medicine to fight the pandemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Record 50 million people internally displaced in 2019, study finds
Covid-19 is likely to impact aid for people forced from their homes by conflict and disaster around the world, experts warnCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA total of 50.8 million people around the world were recorded as internally displaced last year, forced from their homes by conflict and disaster. This is the highest number ever, and 10 million more than in 2018.Annualstatistics published by the Norwegian Refugee Council ’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) calculated that by the end of 2019, 45.7 million people were internally displaced – effectively becoming r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Liz Ford Tags: Refugees Migration and development Global development Coronavirus outbreak Internally displaced people Science World news Africa Source Type: news

Achievement requires passion and grit
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Boys need to burn for something to succeed. Maybe that's why they often do less well at school than girls. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Similar countries, similar factors? Studying the decline of heavy episodic drinking in adolescents in Finland, Norway and Sweden - Raitasalo K, Kraus L, Bye EK, Karlsson P, Tigerstedt C, T örrönen J, Raninen J.
AIMS: To (1) examine several factors associated with trends in heavy episodic drinking (HED) in Finland, Norway and Sweden, (2) investigate similarities in these associations across the countries and (3) analyse the contribution of these factors to the tre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

These European Countries Are Slowly Lifting Coronavirus Lockdowns. Here ’s What That Looks Like
From the reopening of garden centers in Austria to children returning to school in Germany, many European countries are cautiously planning their first steps out of national lockdowns. Countries across Europe have been badly hit by the COVID-19 crisis. At least 2,090,110 people have been infected and 139,469 have died. As the virus spread, many governments in Europe placed their citizens under lockdowns throughout March, closing down businesses and schools, and forcing people to stay at home. Countries worldwide have been forced to take similar measures, effectively slamming the brakes on the global economy — the In...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

'Spectacular' artefacts found as Norway ice-patch melts
Discoveries exposed by retreating ice include snowshoe for horses and bronze age skiThe retreat of a Norwegian mountain ice patch, which is melting because of climate change, has revealed a lost Viking-era mountain pass scattered with “spectacular” and perfectly preserved artefacts that had been dropped by the side of the road.The pass, at Lendbreen in Norway ’s mountainous central region, first came to the attention of local archaeologists in 2011, after a woollen tunic was discovered that was later dated to the third or fourth century AD. The ice has retreated significantly in the years since, exposing ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: Archaeology Climate change Norway Environment World news Source Type: news

To End this Pandemic We ’ll Need a Free Vaccine Worldwide
Until we end COVID-19 transmission across the planet, we are likely to keep getting multiple COVID-19 “waves”— that is, rolling, recurrent outbreaks. While no public health expert has a foolproof crystal ball, this scenario of repeated waves means that the likely contours of the next one to two years are now coming into clearer view. Right now, many countries including Italy, Spain, the United States, and the United Kingdom, are still struggling desperately to put out the initial fire. They are using suppression measures like stay-at-home orders as a fire extinguisher to smother transmission while urgentl...
Source: TIME: Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gavin Yamey Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

These countries are reopening -- here's how
Certain countries in Europe -- Denmark, the Czech Republic, Austria and Norway -- are about to ease their coronavirus restrictions. How have they got to this point and what lies ahead? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These countries are reopening -- here's how they're doing it
People in the Czech Republic can now shop at hardware and bicycle stores, play tennis and go swimming. Austria plans to reopen smaller shops after Easter. Denmark will reopen kindergartens and schools from next week if coronavirus cases remain stable, and children in Norway will return to kindergarten a week later. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweden ’s Relaxed Approach to the Coronavirus Could Already Be Backfiring
When Chloe Fu, 24, went for a run on Monday evening, the streets of Stockholm were filled with people drinking on restaurant patios, enjoying the first warm day of sunshine after a long winter. “When you walk around, there is a total and utter absence of panic,” Fu says, who moved to Sweden from the United States last year. “The streets are just as busy as they would have been last spring.” As many public spaces throughout Europe empty out—with citizens only leaving home for essential groceries or medication—life in Sweden is carrying on, mostly as usual. Children walk to school while ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

Experiences of non-consensual sex of older adult men and women in Norway, Denmark, Belgium and Portugal - Tr æen B, Kvalem IL, Ohnstad I.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of non-consensual sex in older adult men and women across Europe, and to find out what variables predict such experiences in different European countries. Data were collected using probability samples from popul... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Death-scene investigations contribute to legal protection in unexpected child deaths in Norway - B øylestad L, Stray-Pedersen A, Vege Å, Osberg S, Rognum TO.
This study reviewed cases of sudden unexpected child deaths in Norway to determine the significance of death-scene investigations (DSIs) in establishing cause and manner of death, and thereby it's relevance to legal protection. METHODS: Data f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Life in refugee camps wreaks havoc on children's health
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Children's health declines the longer they live in refugee camps. Many adults are also struggling, with seven out of ten feeling like they have no future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Few Doctors, Fewer Ventilators: African Countries Fear They Are Defenseless Against Inevitable Spread of Coronavirus
Zororo Makamba wasn’t supposed to die of the novel coronavirus. Not just because of his age, which at 30 placed him well out of the at-risk category for COVID-19 complications, but because of who he was. A well-known, pro-government media personality in Zimbabwe, and the son of a prominent business mogul, Makamba had the wealth and the connections that should have guaranteed him the best care possible. Instead, on March 23, Zimbabwe’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus died alone in a quarantined hospital, three days after his diagnosis. Hospital staff, lacking protective equipment, were afraid to come nea...
Source: TIME: Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker / Cape Town Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Making sense of a new risk concept in the Norwegian petroleum regulations - R øyksund M, Engen OA.
In the 2015 petroleum regulations update, the Norwegian Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA-N) modified the risk definition, by highlighting uncertainty instead of probability as one of the core components of risk. Although much work has been conducted on how ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Why do they violate the procedures? An exploratory study within the maritime transportation industry - Bye RJ, Aalberg AL.
This paper presents the results of an explorative study addressing conditions that may explain violations of safety-related procedures in the maritime transportation industry. The empirical basis is a study of domestic car ferries in Norway. The data was o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news