Central Europe Largely Avoided the First Coronavirus Wave. Why Are Cases Spiking Now?
Central Europe in the past week has seen a spike in daily confirmed coronavirus cases, a major setback for a region that largely avoided the first wave of the virus in the spring. The Czech Republic, an E.U. member state of 10.7 million, registered a country record of 1,382 new infections on Sep. 11, bringing the country’s total cases to over 32,400. In the last week, nearby countries Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia have also recorded their highest daily caseloads since the pandemic began. Infections in the Czech Republic previously peaked at around 3 cases per capita (per 100,000 residents) in late March but reached ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 europe Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

Socio-economic differences in factors associated with alcohol use among adolescents in Slovenia: a cross-sectional study - Mehanovi ć E, Košir M, Talic S, Jeriček Klanšček H, Vigna-Taglianti F.
OBJECTIVES: This paper aims to investigate the association of parental, friends, and personal factors with the risk of alcohol use in a sample of Slovenian adolescents, and whether these associations differ by socio-economic status of the school area (SES)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Steps towards comprehensive heat communication in the frame of a heat health warning system in Slovenia - Poga čar T, Žnidaršič Z, Kajfež Bogataj L, Črepinšek Z.
Occupational heat stress has an important negative impact on the well-being, health and productivity of workers and should; therefore, be recognized as a public health issue in Europe. There is no comprehensive heat health warning system in Slovenia combin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Call for Urgent Action by 275 World Leaders on Global Education Emergency In Face of Covid19
Credit: UNICEF Mali / DickoBy External SourceNEW YORK, Aug 18 2020 (IPS) We write to call for urgent action to address the global education emergency triggered by COVID-19. With over 1 billion children still out of school because of the lockdown, there is now a real and present danger that the public health crisis will create a COVID generation who lose out on schooling and whose opportunities are permanently damaged. While the more fortunate have had access to alternatives, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lif...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Economy & Trade Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Source Type: news

Forensic assessment may be based on common sense assumptions rather than science - Areh I.
Forensic assessments must be scientifically founded, because courts should obtain expert evidence with acceptable evidential value. In Slovenia, professional guidelines of forensic personality assessment are too general and not always in line with internat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Trends of hospitalization for acute alcohol intoxication in Slovenian children and adolescents with and without dual disorder. implications for a correct intervention - Lovrecic M, Lovrecic B, Rok Simon M, Koro šec A, Della Rocca F, Maremmani AGI, Maremmani I.
BACKGROUND: Binge drinking and other forms of ethanol abuse are, when present, a serious problem in preteens and adolescents worldwide. AIM: The present study has analyzed the trend in alcohol-related intoxications requiring the hospitalization of childr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

👉 U.S. first lady Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia - Reuters via Hvper.com
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

👉 U.S. first lady Melania Trump statue set on fire in Slovenia via Hvper.com
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

👉 Melania Trump sculpture in Slovenia set on fire on July 4 via Hvper.com
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Source: Reuters: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Greece faces 'huge difficulties' when flights resume; 'irregularities' in Slovenia PPE purchase – as it happened
India hasover 550,000 infections; Airbus warns of15,000 job losses. This blog is now closedFollow the latest global coronavirus live blog here12.23amBSTWe ’ve launched a brand new blog at the link below – head there for the latest:Related:Coronavirus live news: US buys nearly all global remdesivir stocks as Brazil deaths near 60,00012.08amBSTHere are the key developments from the last few hours:Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 1, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Helen Sullivan (now and earlier); Kevin Rawlinson, Amy Walker, Caroline Davies and Nick Ames (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World news UK news US news Australia news Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Slovenia minister resigns over procurement equipment probe
Slovenia's interior minister has stepped down in protest of an investigation against the economy minister over the procurement of medical equipment during the new coronavirus outbreak (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Outbreak Is a Critical Test for the European Union. So Far, It ’s Failing
When the clapping started, it was impossible not to feel moved. At 8 p.m. on March 17, people across the Netherlands leaned out of windows and congregated on doorstops to make a show of support for medical workers battling the coronavirus. First it was just a few claps, before the sound spread down my street in the Hague, working up to a crescendo of whistles and whoops. Fireworks sounded in the distance. A neighbor I had never spoken to waved from across the street. The warmth and goodwill was the epitome of what it means to be part of a community—a scene also playing out in Italy, Spain and France as stricken neigh...
Source: TIME: Health - March 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlotte McDonald-Gibson/The Hague Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Londontime Source Type: news

Slovenia records first death due to coronavirus
Slovenia has recorded its first death due to coronavirus, Health Minister Tomaz Gantar told national channel TV Slovenia on Saturday. According to TV Slovenia the victim was an elderly man with a chronic disease. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Italy Implements Sweeping COVID-19 Quarantine, Affecting a Quarter of Its Population
(BEIJING) — Italy’s prime minister announced a sweeping coronavirus quarantine early Sunday, restricting the movements of about a quarter of the country’s population in a bid to limit contagions at the epicenter of Europe’s outbreak. Shortly after midnight, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte signed a decree affecting about 16 million people in the country’s prosperous north, including the Lombardy region and at least 14 provinces in neighboring regions. The extraordinary measures will be in place until April 3. “For Lombardy and for the other northern provinces that I have listed there will b...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOE McDONALD and ANGELA CHARLTON / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Italy onetime Source Type: news

Ukrainians Hurl Stones at China Evacuees En Route to Quarantine Amid Coronavirus Fears
(NOVI SANZHARY, Ukraine) — Ukraine’s effort to quarantine more than 70 people evacuated from China over the new virus outbreak plunged into chaos Thursday as local residents opposing the move hurled stones at the evacuees and clashed with police. Officials deplored the violence and the country’s health minister pledged to share evacuees’ quarantine for two weeks in a bid to reassure protesters who fear they’ll be infected. Buses carrying evacuees were finally able to reach the designated place of quarantine after hours of clashes. The masked evacuees, exhausted by the long journey, were peekin...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dmytro Vlasov and Yuras Karmanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime Ukraine Source Type: news

Bushfire Smoke Causes Player To Forfeit Her Qualifying Match For Australian Open
Slovenia's Dalila Jakupovic was trying to make the first round of the tournament set to open next week. She had trouble breathing and later told reporters, "I was really scared that I would collapse."(Image credit: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brakkton Booker Source Type: news

Gains and Losses of Irregular Migration
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 6 2019 (IPS) While opening a newspaper or watching a TV program we are every day made aware of the plights of irregular migrants. Some recent examples among many – on 24 October, 39 Chinese nationals were found dead in a lorry trailer in Essex. They had apparently frozen to death within a refrigerator container with temperatures as low as -25C (-13F). This while tragedies occur almost daily on the Mediterranean Sea. On 26 November, a rescue vessel found a boat almost completely sunken. It had three dead bodies aboard. Fifty-five migrants were saved. Three of them were in a critical...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Aid Crime & Justice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Migration & Refugees TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The concept of trust in disasters: the Slovenian experience - Male šič M.
The purpose of this paper is to identify the level of public trust in disaster response actors, i.e. the government, civilian disaster response institutions, the military, NGOs and the media.,The data source is the 2015-2016 Slovenian Public Opinion Survey... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

The effect of road safety education on the relationship between Driver's errors, violations and accidents: Slovenian case study - Topol šek D, Babić D, Fiolić M.
One of the pillars of road safety strategies, in almost every country in the world, is training and education. Due to the diversity and different extents of evaluation methods, the influence of educational and training programs on traffic safety is still l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Writing about suicide in graduation exam essays in Slovenia - Roskar S, Berlot L, Malovrh J, Jurjevi ć S, Podlešek A.
In 2017, senior year high school students in Slovenia wrote a graduation exam essay entitled "Suicide as an exit from the wheels of the system". Students had to explain the motives for suicide of the protagonists of two novels and take a stand on this acti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Local safety: an analysis of minor offences in the largest Slovenian cities - a case study on Ljubljana and Maribor - Ti čar B.
In accordance with the regulations in force in Slovenia, a minor offence is an act that entails a violation of a law, a Government decree, or an ordinance of a self-governing local community that is determined to constitute a minor offence and for which a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Researchers Discover What Became of a Lost Continent, Now Hidden Under the Adriatic Sea
Researchers with Utrecht University in the Netherlands have uncovered what became of a lost continent that broke off from Africa and wedged itself under Europe, creating mountain ranges that span across 30 different countries from Spain to Iran. “What we have studied is the very complex history of the geology of the Mediterranean region,” Utrecht professor Douwe van Hinsbergen, the lead researcher on the project, tells TIME. Researchers had already known for decades that a continent created the mountain ranges of Europe and the Middle East. “What that continent might have looked like, however, was until n...
Source: TIME: Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized adriatic sea europe geology onetime Science Source Type: news

Feasibility of de Morton Mobility Index for adult patients of all ages at low and basic functioning level: a study using the Slovenian translation - Zupanc A, Vidmar G, Novak P, Puh U.
We investigated metric properties of the Slovenian translation of de Morton Mobility Index in patients with musculoskeletal impairments during rehabilitation. The study included 30 inpatients, aged 22-84 years, with musculoskeletal impairments with or with... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Talking past each other: language and post-World War II killings in Slovenia - Kranjc G.
In the initial weeks after the end of World War II, Josip Broz Tito's new communist Yugoslav regime summarily executed perhaps 70,000-100,000 (the figures are estimates and disputed) Yugoslav Axis collaborators and opponents of the regime. Public discussio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Three Killed in Gas Explosion in Italy
MILAN (AP) — Italian firefighters say three people were killed by an explosion in an apartment building that appears to have been caused by a gas leak. The explosion Thursday morning in the northeastern city of Gorizia near the Slovenian border completely leveled the building, leaving just outside walls standing on three sides. It took rescuers hours to locate the victims, which included a couple found in bed. Gorizia Deputy Mayor Stefano Ceretta said there was no maintenance work on gas lines in the street, creating the hypothesis that the explosion was caused by the building's system. The news agency ANSA quoted a ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - June 20, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Major Incidents News Source Type: news

Refugee Week 2019 – Aaminah ’ s story
As part of Refugee Week, we are sharing stories about doctors and patients across the globe, with a special focus on post-natal care. Read our first story: Aaminah, Doctor and volunteer in Slovenia: “One patient I transferred was a desperately sick little baby who was only two months old and had been born just before his family fled from Syria. He had a respiratory infection, was unable to feed and was in bad respiratory distress. The parents and baby were travelling together with no extended family members, and we managed to negotiate with the hospital to keep all of them together at the hospital. They had already b...
Source: Doctors of the World News - June 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samantha Armstrong Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Pioneers of Artificial Intelligence: Slovenia to Set Up International AI Research Centre with UNESCO
Slovenia- one of the unsung pioneers and largest contributors to artificial intelligence (AI), has announced plans to set up Europe ’s first international AI research centre with the help of UNESCO. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - April 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rebecca Banovic, Contributor Source Type: news

The prevalence and predictors of suicidal ideation among Slovene adolescents - Bra čič M, Roskar S, Zager Kocjan G, Jeriček Klanšček H.
We set out to investigate the prevalence of suicidal ideation among Slovene adolescents and to examine the predictive value of gender, depression, loneliness, multiple health complaints, bullying and degree of family support for the presence of suicidal th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Heat waves occurrence and outdoor workers' self-assessment of heat stress in Slovenia and Greece - Poga čar T, Žnidaršič Z, Kajfež Bogataj L, Flouris AD, Poulianiti K, Črepinšek Z.
Changing patterns of heat waves are part of the global warming effect and the importance of changes is reinforced by their negative impact on society. Firstly, heat waves were analyzed in Brnik (Slovenia) and Larisa (Greece) in the period 1981 ⁻2017 to re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Retrospective and cross-sectional analysis of physical training-related musculoskeletal injuries in Slovenian Armed Forces: Erratum -
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Report: Hospital fire in Slovenia kills 2, injures 1
Slovenian media say a hospital fire in a northern town has killed two people (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Injured Skier Airlifted from World Cup Course in Italy
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Slovenian skier Klemen Kosi has been airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital after crashing in a World Cup downhill. Kosi lost control toward the end of the physically demanding Stelvio course and tumbled through two layers of safety netting before coming to a stop. His skis dislodged from his bindings and flew into the air as he hit the nets. Injury details were not immediately available. In more than 100 World Cup races, Kosi has only made the top 10 three times, with his best finish seventh in an Alpine combined event in Wengen, Switzerland, at the start of 2016. It's the second consecutiv...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Injured Skier Airlifted from World Cup Course in Italy
BORMIO, Italy (AP) — Slovenian skier Klemen Kosi has been airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital after crashing in a World Cup downhill. Kosi lost control toward the end of the physically demanding Stelvio course and tumbled through two layers of safety netting before coming to a stop. His skis dislodged from his bindings and flew into the air as he hit the nets. Injury details were not immediately available. In more than 100 World Cup races, Kosi has only made the top 10 three times, with his best finish seventh in an Alpine combined event in Wengen, Switzerland, at the start of 2016. It's the second consecutiv...
Source: JEMS Operations - December 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: International Rescue & Vehicle Extrication Patient Care Operations Source Type: news

Assessing stakeholders' risk perception to promote Nature Based Solutions as flood protection strategies: the case of the Glin ščica river (Slovenia) - Santoro S, Pluchinotta I, Pagano A, Pengal P, Cokan B, Giordano R.
Evidences from flood risk management demonstrated that a deep understanding of the main physical phenomena to be addressed is often not enough but should be also integrated with stakeholders' knowledge and risk perception. Particularly, the effectiveness o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Thailand First Asian Nation to Join Global Efforts to Control Tobacco
Tobacco pickers carry leaves to one of the sheds where they are cured on the Rosario plantation in San Juan y Martínez, in Vuelta Abajo, a western Cuban region famous for producing premium cigars. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/IPSBy Wendell C BalderasBANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 20 2018 (IPS)Thailand is set to become the first Asian country to introduce standardized packaging of tobacco. On 14 November 2018, the Thai National Committee on Tobacco Control approved the Ministry of Health Regulation that requires cigarettes in Thailand to be sold in packaging stripped of the fancy, colorful and unique cigarette branding. I...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wendell C Balderas Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Global Global Governance Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Valeritas inks Middle East distro deal for V-Go insulin delivery device
Valeritas (NSDQ:VLRX) said today that it signed an exclusive distribution deal with Julphar for the commercialization of its V-Go wearable insulin delivery device in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council. Valeritas has deals in place to bring its V-Go device to 14 countries and territories, including Australia, Slovenia and Puerto Rico. The company is also working to win regulatory approval for the product in China. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Valeritas inks Middle East distro deal for V-Go insulin delivery device appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diabetes Distribution Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Valeritas Source Type: news

Sandoz Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Losartan Potassium and Hydrochlorothiazide Due to the Detection of Trace Amounts of NDEA (N-Nitrosodiethylamine) Impurity Found in the Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
Sandoz Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets, USP 100mg/25mg to the consumer level. This product is being recalled due to the trace amount of an impurity, N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) contained in the API Losartan, USP manufactured by Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. Sandoz Inc. Losartan Potassium Hydrochlorothiazide product is manufactured by Lek Pharmaceuticals dd, Ljubljana, Slovenia. This impurity, which is a substance that occurs naturally in certain foods, drinking water, air pollution, and industrial processes, has been classified as a probable human carcinoge...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Role of Public Health Organizations in Addressing Public Health Problems in Europe: The Case of Obesity, Alcohol and Antimicrobial Resistance
Source: World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe. Published: 10/2018. This 116-page report is based on detailed country reports from nine European countries (England, France, Germany, Italy, the Republic of Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, and Sweden) on the involvement of public health organizations in addressing obesity, alcohol, and antimicrobial resistance. It discusses why public health agencies and organizations must play a part in any response to these issues, with intersectoral action beyond the health system needed. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

I await a second Magnum opus | Brief letters
Morris Traveller in the Alps | What ’s the point of Sats? | DNA ancestry tests | A dog called Trevor | Lolly sticksIn the early 60s, I drove a Morris Traveller (Letters, passim) laden with three friends and a month ’s worth of camping gear to Yugoslavia. We stalled on a 1:2.5 gradient up the Julian Alps from Villach in Austria to the border. We set about unloading all my passengers and possibly the luggage with a view to them humping everything to the pass. Fortunately, an Austrian army jeep came swooping do wn, swung round and threw out a tow rope, and dragged us up to the top. Angels! We then rolled down chee...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Motoring Sats Schools Education Race issues Biology Dogs Ice-cream and sorbet 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

Identifying the key risk factors of traffic accident injury severity on Slovenian roads using a non-parametric classification tree - Rov šek V, Batista M, Bogunović B.
From both a practical and economic point of view, road transport meets almost all the requirements of modern life, but it is also a source of numerous negative effects, including traffic accidents. In order to design a safe transport system and achieve the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The depths of the ocean and gut flora unravel the mystery of microbial genes
(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) Surprisingly, the functions of a huge number of microbial genes are still unknown. This knowledge gap can be thought of as " genomic dark matter " in microbes, and neither computational biology nor current lab techniques have been able address this gap.This challenge has now been tackled through an international collaboration between the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) and two other interdisciplinary research centres, namely the IJS in Ljubljana (Slovenia) and RBI in Zagreb (Croatia). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Retrospective and cross-sectional analysis of physical training-related musculoskeletal injuries in Slovenian armed forces - Kovcan B, Vodicar J, Šimenko J, Videmsek M, Pori P, Vedran H.
INTRODUCTION: Injury registration is an important first step of the musculoskeletal injury (MSI) prevention process that helps establish the magnitude of the problem and focus prevention on the body parts that are most frequently injured. However, an injur... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Child protection systems between professional cooperation and trustful relationships: a comparison of professional practical and ethical dilemmas in England/Wales, Germany, Portugal, and Slovenia - Meysen T, Kelly L.
This paper explores practical and ethical dilemmas for professionals when securing the protection of children in the complex non-clinical setting of individual families. It is based on a cross-country study on cultural encounters in interventions against c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pheromone power -- Bringing 'SexyPlant' back to defy crop pests
(Earlham Institute) A consortium of scientists at IBMCP and IATA (Spain), Earlham Institute (EI, UK), Technische Universit ä t Darmstadt (Germany) and National Institute of Biology (Slovenia), in collaboration with 'Ecolog í a y Protecci ó n Agricola' (EPA, Spain) have received over 1.6 million euros from ERACoBiotech to combat aggressive crop pests using insect pheromones. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Report: Doctors warn that lightning can affect deep brain stimulation devices
Deep brain stimulation devices, used to treat neurological movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease, are vulnerable to strong electromagnetic fields that are created by other electrical devices. But when a 66-year-old Slovenian woman’s DBS implant stopped working, it wasn’t due to interference from a device – the malfunction was caused by lightning. In a case report published this week in the Journal of Neurosurgery, doctors described a unique case they encountered with a patient using a rechargeable DBS system to treat her neck dystonia. When her apartment was struck by lightning, the patie...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Neurological Source Type: news

Widening the scope and scale of sustainability assessments in built environments: from passive house to active neighbourhood - Verovsek S, Juvancic M, Zupancic T.
The paper provide an insight into the research conducted by the University of Ljubljana, and the Urban institute of Slovenia committed to the assessment of the efficiency related to the management of local resources at the level of neighbourhoods. The redu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Heart health will be promoted by health professionals at EuroPrevent 2018
(European Society of Cardiology) The impact of nutrition and lifestyle on cardiovascular health will be key elements discussed by health professionals during EuroPrevent 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in April.1 EuroPrevent is the annual congress of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology (EAPC), a branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). This year's event will be held from 19 to 21 April at Cankarjev dom Culture and Congress Centre in Ljubljana. The full scientific programme is available here. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Depression in intimate partner violence victims in Slovenia: a crippling pattern of factors identified in family practice attendees - Gucek NK, Selic P.
This multi-centre cross-sectional study explored associations between prevalence of depression and exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) at any time in patients' adult life in 471 participants of a previous IPV study. In 2016, 174 interviews were per... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Number of heat wave deaths by diagnosis, sex, age groups, and area, in Slovenia, 2015 vs. 2003 - Per čič S, Kukec A, Cegnar T, Hojs A.
BACKGROUND: Number of deaths increases during periods of elevated heat. OBJECTIVES: To examine whether differences in heat-related deaths between 2003 and 2015 occurred in Slovenia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We estimated relative risks for dea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news