Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug
Officials in the country closed the Giulesti Maternity Hospital when it was revealed 13 newborns had been struck down last month. Authorities now say the number has risen to 39. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with superbug
Romania hospital says 39 babies now diagnosed with drug-resistant superbug, triple last month (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Romania hospital reports 39 babies diagnosed with superbug
Romania hospital reports 39 babies diagnosed with drug-resistant superbug (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How Romania is digitizing healthcare
Romanian Health Minister Sorina Pintea discusses digitizing primary care, plans to reform the healthcare system, and the concept of a digital hospital. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Romania shuts hospital after babies diagnosed with superbug
Romanian health authorities temporarily close a maternity hospital in the capital after 13 babies born there were diagnosed with a drug-resistant bug (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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

An mHealth intervention to improve young gay and bisexual men's sexual, behavioral, and mental health in a structurally stigmatizing national context - Lelutiu-Weinberger C, Manu M, Ionescu F, Dogaru B, Kovacs T, Dorob ănțescu C, Predescu M, Surace A, Pachankis JE.
BACKGROUND: Young gay and bisexual men (YGBM) in some Eastern European countries, such as Romania, face high stigma and discrimination, including in health care. Increasing HIV transmission is a concern given inadequate prevention, travel to high-prevalenc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Green for green: Organic fertilizers improve crop quality
(Natural News) Adding chemical fertilizers might boost the yield of your crop in the short term. But using organic fertilizers is not just limited to a long-term investment in the quality of your soil. Romanian researchers reported that using biologic means of improving the soil leads to healthier crops that fetch better prices. Most plants... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romania: 4 dead from West Nile virus this week, 30 new cases
Health authorities say mosquito-borne viruses have killed four people in Romania this week bringing the total deaths to 21 (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Global Warming Threatens Europe ’ s Public Health
Parched olive groves in northern Croatia, where West Nile Virus has already claimed one victim this year. West Nile Virus infections have sharply increased in Europe this year, the World Health Organisation says, largely due to a longer transmission season in the region which this year saw high temperatures and extended rainy spells followed by dry weather, helping mosquito breeding and propagation. Credit: Ed Holt/IPSBy Ed HoltVIENNA, Sep 13 2018 (IPS)Climate change and health experts are warning of the growing threat to public health in Europe from global warming as rising temperatures help potentially lethal diseases sp...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ed Holt Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Europe Featured Headlines Health Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Health and Environment Source Type: news

UCLA ’s Michael Grunstein wins 2018 Lasker Award for medical research
Michael Grunstein, a distinguished professor of biological chemistry at theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been awarded the 2018 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for his groundbreaking research on gene expression. He shares the award with C. David Allis of Rockefeller University in New York.Grunstein provided the first demonstration that histones — the proteins that package DNA within chromosomes — are more than inert structures that serve simply as spools for DNA. Working with his team at UCLA, he showed via experiments with yeast that histones actually play an important role in gene exp...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Why Some People Hate Being Hugged, According to Science
If you hate being hugged, the world can be a challenging place. You never know when someone you’re meeting for a quick coffee will approach you, arms open wide, coming in for an embrace. Your options are limited: you can awkwardly dodge the gesture, stick out your hand for a handshake, or submit to the unwanted bear hug. Regardless of whether you are pro or anti-embrace, here’s everything to know about the human behavior of hugging: Why people love or loathe hugging So why is it that some people love a good hug, while others abhor them? According to experts, it may have something to do with how you were raised....
Source: TIME: Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized behavior hugging Living psychology Source Type: news

Bulgaria reports its first outbreak of African swine fever
Bulgaria has confirmed its first outbreak of African swine fever, among backyard pigs in the northeastern village of Tutrakantsi, close to the border with Romania, the national food safety authority said on Friday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Lightning-related fatalities in Romania from 1999 to 2015 - Antonescu B, C ărbunaru F.
Lightning-related fatalities in Romania are analyzed and presented for the first time using data from the Romanian National Institute of Statistics. The database contains 724 lightning fatalities that occurred between 1999 and 2015 in Romania, correspondin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

African swine fever hits Romania's biggest pig farm
Romania has confirmed an outbreak of deadly African swine fever at the country's largest pig breeding farm and all 140,000 animals will be culled, the national food safety authority ANSVSA's office in the affected region said on Saturday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Why Is Italy ’s Government Trying to Overturn a Lifesaving Vaccination Law? Here’s What to Know
Italy’s parliament shocked the scientific community on Tuesday by voting to lift a legal requirement that parents vaccinate their children before sending them to pre-school. The move, driven by Italy’s new populist coalition government, has been widely criticized by doctors, who say vaccinations are essential to avoiding outbreaks of serious diseases like measles. Here’s what to know about the Italian government’s decision: What did the Italian government do with vaccines? Italian lawmakers in the upper house of parliament voted 148 to 110 to amend a law that required children under the age of 6 to...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Anti-Vaccines Italy Source Type: news

Romania finds deadly anthrax in pig at smallholding
A pig at a smallholding in Romania has contracted anthrax, which kills thousands of livestock in tropical and sub-tropical areas each year but is rare in temperate regions. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

History springs back to life via virtual reality
The application of virtual reality to cultural heritage is contributing to the way both knowledge and objects are preserved and handed down to future generations of Europeans. Now an EU-funded project is helping increase knowledge and share virtual reality expertise among researchers in Romania, Slovenia and Italy. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 7, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Meet our NHS
Kalliopi Kolagki, front centre, with colleagues at Watford General          © Jess Hurd Kalliopi Kolagki is a nurse in the Accident and Emergency ward of Watford General Hospital. Originally from Greece, she’s been in Watford for 18 months and is one of hundreds of EU workers on the hospital staff. She’s enthusiastic and professional, and speaks of her experience as “very positive”. But she also has a very particular anecdote that speaks volumes about today’s NHS, for good and ill. “On the shop floor – that’s how we talk of A&E – I&rsqu...
Source: UNISON Health care news - August 1, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: Demetrios Matheou Tags: Magazine BREXIT eu migrant NHS recruitment Source Type: news

Epidemiological study on accidental poisonings in children from northeast Romania - Nistor N, Frasinariu OE, Rugin ă A, Ciomaga IM, Jitareanu C, Streanga V.
Accidental poisonongs are an important cause of morbidity and even mortality, especially in young children.We performed a retrospective observational study on a group of children admitted at the Regional Center of Toxicology at the Children's Emergency Hos... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Bulgaria to build wild boar fence on Romanian border
Bulgaria is building a fence along its border with Romania to keep out wild boars that could carry the deadly infection African swine fewer to farm pigs and threaten the country's pork industry, the agriculture minister said on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alfalfa as human food: A rich source of nutrients, it is consumed as a tea, herb, supplement and now as flour
(Natural News) Could alfalfa concentrate help you meet your recommended daily intake (RDI) of various nutrients? According to a recent study, it most certainly can. A team of Romanian investigators has found this legume to be an exceptional source of minerals, proteins, and much more. Through laboratory analysis, the researchers were able to assess the nutritional... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fascists and soldiers: ambivalent loyalties and genocidal violence in wartime Romania - Clark R.
The involvement of members of the Legion of the Archangel Michael in the Romanian Army during World War II illuminates the relationship between fascist social movements and the state. Legionaries served even though the Legion was suppressed following an un... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

More Social Media Time Raises Cyberbullying Risk
12,000 teens in Germany, Poland and Romania who used social network sites for more than two hours a day were at increased risk for cyberbullying, a new study has found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teens Focused on Social Media May Be at Cyberbullying Risk
TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 -- If your teen spends a lot of time on social media, you might want to get them to cut back due to the risk of cyberbullying, new research suggests. Researchers surveyed more than 12,000 teens in Germany, Poland and Romania... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Romania reports African swine fever in farm pigs
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania has reported an outbreak of African swine fever at a breeding farm for pigs in the southern county of Tulcea, the national food safety authority ANSVSA said on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Making sure baby gets the best: Researchers evaluate how a mother’s diet impacts the quality of breast milk
(Natural News) A mother’s dietary habits and chemical exposure may greatly affect the quality of her breast milk and pose a threat to her baby, according to a study published in the Journal of International Scientific Publication. A team of researchers at the Babes-Bolyai University in Romania examined breast milk samples from 169 nursing mothers from urban and rural... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Romania: measles outbreak sees 200 new cases per week
An outbreak of measles has killed dozens of children in Romania, with 200 new cases reported each week (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

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