Spider Bites Off Its Own Genitals After Sex
In what just might be the most disturbing post-coital ritual on the planet, male ornamental tree trunk spiders (a.k.a. coin spiders) have a habit of biting off their own genitals. While many types of spiders suffer damage to or even lose their palps -- essentially, the spider's penis -- during sex, these spiders really, really, really want to make sure the things are gone. So whatever hasn't been damaged during the act usually gets chewed off afterward. Now, researchers may be closer to understanding why these arachnids are so eager to lose their genitals. (Story continues after image of giant female coin spider.) ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Worthless, Impossible and Stupid
Daniel Isenberg has made a career of studying entrepreneurship. His book Worthless, Impossible and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value is a collection of case studies compiled during his 11 years teaching at the Harvard School of Business. His inclusion of Sea to Table working to create a better seafood supply chain was discussed in a recent youtube conversation between Professor Isenberg and Sea to Table's Sean Dimin. 'Meet the founders of Sea to Table in New York, Grameenphone in Bangladesh, PACIV in Puerto Rico, Actavis in Iceland, Studio Moderna in Slovenia, Hartwell Metals in ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 30, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature birth now kills more under-fives globally than anything else
Britain is among the top ten countries in the world for deaths from pre-term births alongside Serbia, Slovenian, Denmark, Switzerland and Poland. (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - November 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The real-life Indiana Jones on the hunt for lost ancient Mayan cities in Mexico
Slovenian archaeologist Ivan prajc is behind discovery of three significant ruins in the remote jungles of the Yucatán peninsula Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 28, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Jo Tuckman in Mexico City Tags: Mexico Americas World news Archaeology Science Slovenia Europe Heritage Culture Source Type: news

BGI is granted patent in 16 countries for non-invasive prenatal genetic test technology
(BGI Shenzhen) The European Patent Office has issued patent number EP2561103B1 for invention to BGI for its independently researched non-invasive prenatal genetic test technology. This technology has been developed by BGI in connection with the provision of its market leading NIPT, the NIFTY test. The patent is effective in 15 member countries including England, Belgium, Spain, Slovenia, Hungary, Sweden, Turkey, Switzerland, Italy, France, Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Romania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Esimit Europa 2 takes line honours at the Diplomatic Regatta in Slovenia
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Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - September 14, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Star-crossed wolves produce litter of seven
Incredible footage just broadcast in the Italian media reveals that the celebrity wolves Slavc and Juliet have just had a litter of seven cubs. Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 25, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Henry Nicholls Tags: Science Environment Zoology Conservation Biology Slovenia Italy Dolomites Wildlife Hunting Source Type: news

Incredible journey: one wolf's migration across Europe
Slavc is a wolf. In 2011, he began an epic 2,000 kilometre migration across Europe from Slovenia to Italy via the Austrian Alps. Several months earlier, he had been fitted with a collar that allowed his movements to be tracked in incredible detail. I talked to Hubert Potonik, the biologist whose work made this possible Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 8, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Henry Nicholls Tags: Science Animal behaviour Animals Biology Conservation Wildlife Zoology Evolution Farming National parks Slovenia Austria Italy Europe Animal welfare Source Type: news

Incredible journey: one wolf's migration across Europe | Henry Nicholls
Slavc is a wolf. In 2011, he began an epic 2,000 kilometre migration across Europe from Slovenia to Italy via the Austrian Alps. Several months earlier, he had been fitted with a collar that allowed his movements to be tracked in incredible detail. I talked to Hubert Poto čnik, the biologist whose work made this possibleEvery year, Hubert Poto čnik and his colleagues at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia capture and collar a number of wolves in order to get a handle on the movements of these much-misunderstood creatures. In July 2011, he collared a young male that became known as Slavc. In June, I spoke to Potočnik...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 8, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Henry Nicholls Tags: Science Animal behaviour Animals Biology Conservation Wildlife Zoology Evolution Farming National parks Slovenia Austria Italy Europe Animal welfare Source Type: news

If You’re a Strict Parent, Your Kid Is More Likely to Smoke Pot
A study conducted in six European countries reveals that children who have strict parents are more likely to smoke cannabis, as well as use tobacco and alcohol. The team, led by the European Institute of Studies on Prevention, observed the relationships between parents and their children in Spain, Sweden, the Czech Republic, the U.K., Slovenia and Portugal to determine what parenting style best prevents drug usage. Over 7,000 adolescents between 11 and 19 years old were asked if their parents had a more controlling or lenient parental style. The study found that parents who reasoned with their children were most effective ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: melissahellmann Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol cannabis Drugs europe Family Spain tobacco Source Type: news

Kindergarten teachers' and their assistants' knowledge of first aid in Slovenian kindergartens - Slabe D, Fink R.
OBJECTIVE: Rapid physical and mental development in childhood also brings about a high risk of being injured. Since children spend a large amount of their time in kindergarten, there is a possibility that they would be injured while there. Design: A quest... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 10, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Intentional self-poisoning versus other methods of suicide in illicit drug users, according to gender - Lovrecic M, Lovrecic B, Semerl JS, Maremmani AGI, Maremmani I.
Monitoring of the association between suicide and drug-related deaths (DRDs) in illicit drug users is not carried out consistently in many European countries. In our study, we evaluated DRD suicides unrelated to alcohol in Slovenia during the years 2002-20... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Rethinking indirect aggression: the end of the mean girl myth - Artz S, Kassis W, Moldenhauer S.
Although much has been made of the "mean girl" and her use of indirect aggression, this cross-cultural study of 5,789 adolescents from six countries (Austria, Canada, Germany, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland) found that significantly more boys (46.8%) tha... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 22, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

A cross-sectional study identifying the pattern of factors related to psychological intimate partner violence exposure in Slovenian family practice attendees: what hurt them the most - Selic P, Svab I, Gucek NK.
This study aimed to explore the health and other patient characteristics associated with psychological IPV exposure and gender-related speci... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Virginia T. Ladd
President & Executive Director, American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. Virginia T. Ladd, R.T. – Virginia Ladd is the President and Executive Director of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc. (AARDA), an organization that she founded to bring a national focus to autoimmunity and increase collaboration in autoimmune research, education, awareness, and advocacy. She has been involved in the nonprofit community for over 30 years as a patient advocate and educator. Mrs. Ladd served as president and executive director of the Lupus Foundation of America. Mrs. Ladd was instrumental in...
Source: PHRMA - February 26, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julie Source Type: news

World begins 2014 with unusual number of extreme weather events
UN's World Meteorological Organisation says recent extremes of heat, cold and rain are almost certainly interlinkedThere have been heatwaves in Slovenia and Australia, snow in Vietnam and the return of the polar vortex to North America. Britain has had its wettest winter in 250 years but temperatures in parts of Russia and the Arctic have been 10C above normal. Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere has had the warmest start to a year ever recorded, with millions of people sweltering in Brazilian and southern African cities.According to the UN's World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), which monitors global weather, the first ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2014 Category: Science Authors: John Vidal Tags: Australia weather theguardian.com Meteorology Flooding World news United Nations Natural disasters and extreme weather Drought Water Climate change US weather Environment Polar regions Source Type: news

The only gay in the village? Everyday life of gays and lesbians in rural slovenia - Kuhar R, Svab A.
Abstract The article deals with the comparison of the characteristics, experiences and perceptions of everyday life of gays and lesbians living in rural and urban areas of Slovenia. We focus on the following thematic aspects: (1) coming out; (2) intimate p... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 11, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Rural and Agricultural Issues Source Type: news

US Trails Malta, Slovenia (& 35 More) Supporting New Parents
According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, the U.S. ranks dead last out of 38 surveyed nations in "government-supported time off for new parents."read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - January 8, 2014 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Victor Lipman Tags: Behavioral Economics Parenting Stress Work Malta maternity leave new parents paternity leave pew research center Slovenia Source Type: news

14th Joint Vacuum Conference/12th European Vacuum Conference/11th Annual Meeting of the Deutsche Vakuum Gesellschaft/ 19th Croatian-Slovenian Vacuum Meeting, 04-08 June 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia
Vacuum, Volume 98, pages 1-122 (Dec-13) Edited by Nikola Radic, Slobodan Milosevic, Branko Pivac (Source: Elsevier Updates: Physics)
Source: Elsevier Updates: Physics - December 1, 2013 Category: Physics Source Type: news

Britain's cancer shame: UK has lower survival rate for cervical cases than Slovenia and Czech Republic
Britain's survival rates for breast and bowel cancer are also among the worst of the world’s industrialised nations, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Airborne geophysical survey of the catastrophic landslide at Stože, Log pod Mangrtom, as a test of an innovative approach for landslide mapping in steep alpine terrains - Baroň I, Supper R, Winkler E, Motschka K, Ahl A, Čarman M, Kumelj.
Airborne geophysics is a promising method for investigating landslides. Here we present a case study of multisensor airborne geophysical survey at the catastrophic landslide Stože near Log pod Mangrtom in Slovenia, which was conducted in the framework of ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Availability of mental health service providers and suicide rates in Slovenia: A nationwide ecological study - Korosec Jagodic H, Rokavec T, Agius M, Pregelj P.
Aim. To investigate the influence of socioeconomic factors, mental health service availability, and prevalence of mental disorders on regional differences in the suicide rate in Slovenia. Methods. The effects of different socioeconomic factors, mental heal... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 1, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

How many Slovenian family practice attendees are victims of intimate partner violence? A re-evaluation cross-sectional study report - Selic P, Svab I, Gucek NK.
This study was carried out with the aim of re-testing the prevalence data and providing... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Patients in shock who were diagnosed with whole-body CT showed significantly lower mortality rates
The analysis of data from the TraumaRegister® of the German Trauma Society (DGU) was performed by Stefan Huber-Wagner, MD, and colleagues in close cooperation with Professor Rolf Lefering, PhD, from the Institute for Research in Operative Medicine (IFOM), University of Witten/Herdecke in Cologne. Data of 16,719 severely injured patients from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Slovenia were analyzed. The authors compared the observed and the expected mortality rate of severely injured patients with and without whole-body CT... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology / Nuclear Medicine Source Type: news

Weight Loss Promoted By Drug Combination In Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, lost significantly more weight when they took two drugs that are traditionally used to treat diabetes, rather than either drug alone, a study from Slovenia demonstrates. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. PCOS is the leading cause of infertility among women. In the United States, the disorder affects approximately 5 million women, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Women's Health. This translates to 1 in 10 to 20 women, overall, who are affected... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Women's Health / Gynecology Source Type: news

Drug combination promotes weight loss in polycystic ovary syndrome (EurekAlert, 17 June 2013)
A study from Slovenia presented at ENDO 2013 compares weight loss in 36 women with PCOS prescribed metformin or liraglutide or both in combination. Full article (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - June 18, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Drug combination promotes weight loss in polycystic ovary syndrome
(The Endocrine Society) Women with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, lost significantly more weight when they took two drugs that are traditionally used to treat diabetes, rather than either drug alone, a study from Slovenia demonstrates. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Urban security management in the capitals of the former Yugoslav republics - Meško G, Tominc B, Sotlar A.
This article presents a study on urban security management in the capitals of the former Yugoslav republics (FYR): Ljubljana (Slovenia), Zagreb (Croatia), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Belgrade (Serbia) and Skopje (FYR Macedonia). The article presents... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Assessment of traffic safety among young people aged 15 to 24 in Slovenia - Zanne M, Groznik A, Twrdy E.
The probability that an individual will be involved in a car accident is relatively high. Traffic safety is a global problem, and Slovenia is no exception. Despite the large improvement in traffic safety records, Slovenia still ranks very low on the Europe... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Nine gardening myths debunked
Burying a cow's horn filled with manure is one thing, but even some of the better known horticultural tips don't stand up to scientific scrutinyIs there a hobby anywhere that's more burdened with folklore and superstition than gardening? On any allotment you'll soon find someone convinced that potatoes must be planted on Good Friday, that garlic keeps aphids away, or that human hair wards off eelworm.The extreme version of this is biodynamics, the "holistic" approach to plants favoured by Prince Charles, which combines organic gardening with new-age magic. Biodynamic gardeners sow according to the moon and the zo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 28, 2013 Category: Science Authors: David Derbyshire Tags: Organic gardening Features Life and style The Observer Gardens Science Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Results Of The Artificial Pancreas Project, Designed To Provide A Real Solution For Patients With Diabetes
The clinical trial was performed in three academic centers: the Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel, the University Children's Hospital in Slovenia and the Kinderkrankenhaus AUF DER BULT in Germany. A publication in the February 28th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine reports results of a clinical study with an automated artificial pancreas performed for the first time outside a hospital during a diabetes camp... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

2 new species of mushroom on Iberian Peninsula described
(Elhuyar Fundazioa) In a study published in the Mycologia journal, researchers from the Basque Country, in collaboration with the Spanish Royal Botanic Garden and the Forestry Institute of Slovenia, have described two new species of Hydnum - colloquially known as Wood Hedgehog or Hedgehog mushroom. Mushrooms of the Hydnum genus are well known because many of them are edible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news

2 new species of mushroom documented in the Iberian Peninsula
(FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology) In collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid and the Slovenian Forestry Institute, researchers in the Basque Country have documented two new species of Hydnum, commonly known as ox tongue mushrooms, as part of their study published in the Mycologia journal. This genus is known because many of its fungi are edible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Criminality of women in Slovenia - Zorc-Maver D, Zrim-Martinjak N.
Both in theory and research, the criminality of women is a fairly overlooked area, crime being primarily a male sphere, with men committing on average around 96% of all criminal acts, and women only 4%. To understand the criminality of women, and in partic... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 7, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Suicide among childhood cancer survivors in Slovenia - Cižek Sajko M, Cižek N, Jareb B.
Objective. Suicide is one of the causes of late mortality among childhood cancer survivors. The aim of our study was to analyse the risk of suicide among childhood cancer survivors compared with that of the general population of Slovenia. Patients and meth... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Important Reminder: Car Seat Use Should be Limited to Protecting Babies When Riding in Cars
In this study, the infants in car seats spent more time with oxygen levels below 95 percent than did infants sleeping on their backs in a crib with a firm mattress. The longer the infant was in the car seat, the worse the respiratory problems.In addition, injuries and even deaths have been reported when a car seat containing a sleeping baby has accidentally tipped over when placed on the floor, in a crib or other unsafe place. SIDS deaths have occurred in car seats as well.Car Seat Guidelines:Always secure your infant in a car seat when traveling. Make sure the size of the car seat is appropriate for the size of the baby.U...
Source: First Candle - September 11, 2009 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Source Type: news