Lithuania and Romania Complicit in CIA Black Site Torture
Physicians for Human Rights welcomes rulings by the European Court of Human Rights affirming Lithuania ’s and Romania’s complicity in the CIA’s illegal torture program. (Source: PHR Press Releases)
Source: PHR Press Releases - June 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Romanian children sickened after eating school sandwiches
Romanian authorities say at least two dozen children were taken to a hospital after they possibly were sickened by sandwiches served at their school (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Self-efficacy, stress, and locus of control: the psychology of earthquake risk perception in Bucharest, Romania - Arma ş I, Cretu RZ, Ionescu R.
This research explores the way three distinct psychological determinants shape seismic risk perceptions. We surveyed over 1300 persons in the city and measured the way locus of control, self-efficacy, and stress vulnerability relate to risk perception and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Romania health workers call off strike over wage cuts
Romanian health workers have called off a strike after the government agreed to cover recent wage cuts that hit some health employees (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Aggressive thinking on the road. The mediation effect of aggressive thinking in the relationship between driving anger and aggression in Romanian drivers - Bogdan-Ganea SR, Herrero-Fern ández D.
Anger and aggression on the road have been pointed out as two of the main predictors of road accidents. However, while the emotional (anger) and behavioral (aggression) components of hostility have been deeply studied, the cognitive part has not received t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Hundreds of Romanian health workers protest wage cuts
Hundreds of Romanian health workers protest pay cuts following government promises to hike salaries in the health sector amid a general tax and wage overhaul (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Romania measles epidemic: baby dies, death toll reaches 46
Romanian health authorities say a nine-month old baby has died of measles, the 46th fatality in an epidemic that has hit the East European country (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Hypothesis Validation Platform Sci.ai Wins Digital Science Catalyst Grant
Research industry technology company Digital Science has awarded the first Catalyst Grant of 2018 to a team from Romania aiming to accelerate the research process through their Artificial Intelligence Platform Sci.ai. The team at Sci.ai have developed an Artificial Intelligence that uses natural language processing and concept extraction to allow for hypothesis validation – in effect, understanding research papers and explaining them to analytics and search algorithms. Researchers can use the platform to save hours of time spent on reading irrelevant results from search engines and research information databases. &ld...
Source: News from STM - April 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Digital Featured Source Type: news

Romania: authorities offer money for in-vitro fertilization
Authorities in the Romanian capital promise financial aid for women who need fertility treatment to get pregnant in a bid to increase falling birthrates (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Peer exploitation: findings from a Romanian national representative sample of children living in long-term residential centres - Rus AV, Stativa E, Butterfield ME, Pennings JS, Parris SR, Burcea G, Wenyika R.
This study emphasises different facets of peer exploitation awareness and experience identified in closed-type institutions, including a couple of abusive behaviours that have not been previously identified in long-term residential centres. 'Emphasises... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is Snow Safe to Eat? Depends How Old It Is, Study Finds
(BUCHAREST, Romania) — Is it safe to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat snow in the colder months. But by two days old, the snow is not safe to eat, Istvan Mathe, a professor at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, told The Associated Press. Scientists collected snow from a park and from a roundabout in Miercurea Ciuc, central Romania, in January and February and placed it in hermetically-sealed sterile containers. They then tried to grow bacteria and mold in them. T...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Is Snow Safe to Eat? Scientists Weigh In
(BUCHAREST, Romania) — Is it safe to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat snow in the colder months. But by two days old, the snow is not safe to eat, Istvan Mathe, a professor at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, told The Associated Press. Scientists collected snow from a park and from a roundabout in Miercurea Ciuc, central Romania, in January and February and placed it in hermetically-sealed sterile containers. They then tried to grow bacteria and mold in them. T...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APH healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

The driver behaviour questionnaire in South-East Europe countries: Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia - Stanojevic P, Lajunen T, Jovanovic D, S ârbescu P, Kostadinov S.
Using data from three samples and more than 1000 participants, this study have examined the psychometric properties of the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) in three countries from South-East Europe. Differences in driving behaviour between countries we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The association of sense of coherence and supernatural beliefs with death anxiety and death depression among Romanian cancer patients - Roxana P, Violeta E, Ion D, Iuliana P, Doina A.
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to examine the association of supernatural beliefs and sense of coherence with death anxiety and death depression in a Romanian sample of cancer patients. We found support for the TMT worldview defence hypothesis p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

UCLA senior delivers digital health monitoring to fight disease in Cameroon
As Vikash Singh looks forward to 2018 he is also looking forward to witnessing his education in action. Specifically how his background in medical research, artificial intelligence and machine learning — along with a $5,000UCLA Global Citizens Fellowship award and some innovative thinking — may potentially help save lives in Cameroon.Doctors at the HSPC Polyclinic in Kumba, a city located in the country ’s southwest region, will soon begin uploading patient information to a software application designed by Singh and a team of student programmers through Project DataReach, a company Singh launched in 2015 ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

WHO: Holidaymakers at risk of contracting deadly measles
Those travelling to Romania, Italy and Germany who have not had the jab are at risk. With measles spreading across Europe, outbreaks in three areas of England were recorded recently. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romanian ecosystems need EU protection
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Carpa, R., Maior, M. C., Dejeu, C. Tags: letters Source Type: news

Using local knowledge and sustainable transport to promote a greener city: the case of Bucharest, Romania - Ni ță MR, Badiu DL, Onose DA, Gavrilidis AA, Grădinaru SR, Năstase II, Lafortezza R.
Cities undergoing climate change and rapid urbanization are faced with significant transformational processes that affect the environment and society, challenging them to become more sustainable and resilient. The promotion of nature-based solutions repres... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 23, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Romanian health workers protest against tax plan
Some 7,000 Romanian public sector health workers are demonstrating in the capital, demanding the government eliminate a plan to make them pay more social security taxes (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Mexico City Earthquake Is a Warning for Americans
We are only beginning to understand the full damage of the earthquake in Mexico City: at least 230 dead, including at least 21 schoolchildren; nearly 50 buildings flattened; entire communities without power or cell phone coverage. It’s a grim reminder of just how devastating a seismic event can be. But what is particularly chilling is that this quake could have been much worse. Monday’s earthquake was an M 7.1. That M stands for “magnitude,” or the amount of energy released in a quake. Magnitude is measured exponentially: in other words, the 1906 quake that leveled San Francisco, an estimated M 7.8,...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kathryn Miles Tags: Uncategorized Disasters Mexico Natural Disasters onetime Source Type: news

Media violence and other aggression risk factors in seven nations - Anderson CA, Suzuki K, Swing EL, Groves CL, Gentile DA, Prot S, Lam CP, Sakamoto A, Horiuchi Y, Krah é B, Jelić M, Liuqing W, Toma R, Warburton WA, Zhang XM, Tajima S, Qing F, Petrescu P.
Cultural generality versus specificity of media violence effects on aggression was examined in seven countries (Australia, China, Croatia, Germany, Japan, Romania, the United States). Participants reported aggressive behaviors, media use habits, and severa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Acute mercury poisoning from occult ritual use - Ţincu RC, Cobilinschi C, Ghiorghiu Z, Macovei RA.
Mercury exposure is a serious environmental issue that concerns people worldwide. Industrial emissions containing mercury, some pharmaceutical and cosmetic products represent exposure sources. In Romania, as in many other countries, a supplementary cause f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Parent's experience with child safety restraint in Romania (Safety-2016 abstract #936) - Rus D, Peek-Asa C, Jurchi ş F, Cherecheş RM.
Background Child safety restrains are known as the most effective measures in protecting children from severe injuries and death while travelling in a car. Little is known about the Romanian rates of child safety restrains as the legal requirements are new... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Obese children show signs of heart failure by age one
The study, conducted at Constantin Opris hospital in Baia Mare, Romania, looked at the heart scans of more than 400 obese children and found clear differences in the structure of their hearts. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moving toward a universal digital era in mass casualty incidents and disasters: emergency personnel's perspective in Romania - St ănescu A, Gordon PE, Copotoiu SM, Boeriu CM.
This study reports on the opinions of Romanian profe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Romania: Protest slams decree on jobs for disabled people
People with disabilities _ some in wheelchairs, others with crutches _ have protested outside Romania's labor ministry against a measure they say could leave them jobless (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Disabled people protest in Romania, say govt endangers jobs
Disabled people _ some in wheelchairs, others with crutches _ have protested outside Romania's labor ministry against a measure they say could leave them jobless (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Romania seizes eggs imported from Germany
Reports of possibly tainted eggs linked to the pesticide scandal in the Netherlands and Belgium are cropping up in several countries (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Road safety data and information availability and priorities in South-East European regions - Laiou A, Papadimitriou E, Yannis G, Milotti A.
While road deaths have been reduced by 53% in the European Union (EU) between 2001 and 2013, in South East European (SEE) members reductions vary from 64% (Slovakia) to 24% (Romania) indicating a significant diversity in the road safety level in the region... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Romania fights worst outbreak of measles for decades
New law designed to boost falling vaccination rate expected as more than 30 die (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - August 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps Romania to Pass Vaccination Law to Deal With Immunization Gaps
Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Romania to pass vaccination law to deal with immunization gaps
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania needs to pass a vaccination law and overhaul medical services to prevent the spread of a measles outbreak that has already claimed 32 deaths, the most of any European country, the health ministry said late on Wednesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

The relationship over time between international adoption and institutional care in Romania and Lithuania - Chou S, Browne KD.
International adoption is seen by some as a solution to the large number of children in institutional care. However, our previous findings did not support the notion that international adoption contributes to the deinstitutionalisation of children (Browne ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Verona to study RPL554 in Phase IIb trial for COPD in five European countries
UK-based biopharmaceutical firm Verona Pharma has secured regulatory approval to start a Phase IIb clinical trial of RPL554 in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the UK, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - June 27, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The analysis of the personal variables among the road traffic casualties taken over by the Iasi County Ambulance Service, Romania - Duma OO, Luca P, Petrariu FD, Ro şu TS, Manole M, Gavrilescu MC.
In last three years (2013-2015) the Ambulance Service of Iasi, the largest county from the North-East region of Romania, provided emergency care to 4,028 road traffic injured persons, after the 112 Single Emergency Call Number has been dialed. AIM:... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Romania's healthcare exodus
CLUJ, Romania (Reuters) - Sonia Papiu started her first year of residency as a psychiatrist in the Romanian city of Cluj in January, but she plans to move abroad within the year, seeking better learning opportunities and hospital conditions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Call for Papers: EHB 2017 - IEEE International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering
22 - 24 June 2017, Sinaia, Romania. The 6-th edition of the International Conference on e-Health and Bioengineering, EHB 2017, will take place in the city of Sinaia, Romania. This year the conference motto is "Developing technologies for a better tomorrow", the sub-domains and topics of medical bioengineering and biomedical engineering represent fundamental pillars for the reinforcement of medical research and of health care. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - March 6, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Conferences and Events Source Type: news

Contributors to pedestrian distraction and risky behaviours during road crossings in Romania - Hamann C, Dulf D, Baragan-Andrada E, Price M, Peek-Asa C.
OBJECTIVE: Pedestrian fatalities due to collisions with motor vehicles are a large public health problem in Romania, ranking them among the highest in Eastern Europe. The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of crash factors by examinin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

44 Transported to Hospital After Nightclub Fire in Romania
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Fire engulfed a popular nightclub in Bucharest, the Romanian capital, early Saturday, sending 44 people to the hospital, including one who was seriously injured, officials said. The fire erupted in the early hours at the upscale Bamboo nightclub, which was burned to the ground. Most people suffered from smoke inhalation, according to the Romanian capital's ambulance service, while others were injured as they reportedly leapt from the upper level of the lakeside club to escape the flames. Hundreds were reportedly in the club at the time. Interior Ministry spokeswoman Monica Dajbog said 44 rec...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - January 23, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: ALISON MUTLER, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

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

Romania confirms H5N8 bird flu in dead swan
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A dead wild swan found in southeastern Romania earlier this month was found to be infected with H5N8 bird flu that has hit several countries in Europe, the country's veterinary and food safety agency (ANSVSA) said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Ex Libris Expands Its Operations in Czech Republic, Hungary, and Romania
Ex Libris®, is pleased to announce that it is increasing its investment in the Czech, Hungarian, and Romanian markets. Having reached agreements with its local partners—Charles University, MULTIDATA Praha, and Ex-Lh—the company will now be playing a direct role with the markets in these areas. Ofer Mosseri, corporate vice president and general manager of Ex Libris EMEA, explained, “The growing success that we have had across Europe with our cloud-based, next-generation Ex Libris Alma® resource management service, Primo® and Summon®discovery and delivery solutions, LegantoSM reading list so...
Source: News from STM - November 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: European Featured Source Type: news

Management of High Floods on Dorne şti bridge - Zbarnea C, Popa V.
This paper presents the Emergency Situation Management of High Floods in 2010 on Dorne şti Bridge, Suceava, Romania. Following the severe rainfalls that affected Romania starting 21.06.2010, 37 counties out of a total of 41 were seriously affected by flood... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Romanian mother with her tumor growing around her eye hopes it can be removed
Nicoleta Leizeriuc, 28, from Mileanca, a small village in north east Romania, has lived with the benign tumour all her life which covers her left eye completely and affects her vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romania: Health System Review.
Authors: Vladescu C, Scintee SG, Olsavszky V, Hernandez-Quevedo C, Sagan A Abstract This analysis of the Romanian health system reviews recent developments in organization and governance, health financing, health care provision, health reforms and health system performance. The Romanian health care system is a social health insurance system that has remained highly centralized despite recent efforts to decentralize some regulatory functions. It provides a comprehensive benefits package to the 85% of the population that is covered, with the remaining population having access to a minimum package of benefits. While e...
Source: Health systems in transition - September 10, 2016 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

On And Off The Field, These Paralympians Work #WithoutLimits
Paralympians are elite athletes at the pinnacle of their sports. Thanks to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act 26 years ago, today's American Paralympians are able to train as hard and compete like their Olympic counterparts, as access to sports and sports facilities is more of the norm rather than the exception. Similarly, thanks to increased accessibility requirements imposed by the International Olympic Committee for host cities and the impact of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, accessible sports facilities are increasingly available internationally as well. Yet, in many ways Pa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Qualicaps ® Invests €10.4m to Expand its Facility in Bucharest, Romania
Expansion of Qualicaps ® state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Romania has been successfully completed, including machine start-up, quality validation, and full-scale production for commercial sale. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - July 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Romania reports first case of Zika virus
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania has recorded its first known case of the Zika virus, after a young woman contracted it during a trip to the Caribbean island of Martinique, health authorities said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

NHS has HALF as many hospital beds as Romania and is 'bulging at the seams'
The UK has fewer than 300 beds per 100,000 population, compared to Romania's 600+, a BMA conference heard today. Doctors warned the shortage means patient care is being harmed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The NHS has HALF as many hospital beds as Romania and is 'bulging at the seams'
The UK has less than 300 beds per 100,000 population, compared to Romania's 600+, a BMA conference heard today. Doctors warned the shortage means patient care is being harmed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news