Downloadable (with restrictions)! Using the non-parametric rank tests proposed by Breitung (2001), we set out in this study to determine whether any non-linear long-run equilibrium relationship exists between the stock and real estate markets of Western European countries. We go on to adopt the threshold error-correction model (TECM) to determine whether a similar relationship is discernible possibly non-linear functions of the log-price of these two markets. The findings clearly point to the existence of long-run unidirectional and bidirectional causality between the real estate market and the stock market in regions both above and below the threshold level. Finally, we find the existence of both wealth and credit price effects in the real estate markets and stock markets of Western European countries, which thereby offer financial institutions and individual investors in their construction of long-term investment portfolios within these two asset markets.
The occurrence of AIDS led in every Western European country to exceptional innovations in prevention, patient care, health policy and questions of civil rights. This exception can be explained above all by the fact that not only was a health catastrophe feared but also civilizational harm in the field of civil rights. Despite national differences, this brought about similar exceptionalist alliances consisting of health professionals, social movements and those affected. With the failure of a catastrophe to arise, signs of fatigue in the exceptionalist alliance and increasing possibilities of medical treatment, exceptionalism in Europe is drawing to a close. Four phases are distinguished between in this process, given nationally different patterns of development: Approx. 1981-1985: emergence of exceptionalism. The reasons underlying exceptionalism are investigated. Approx. 1986-1991. consolidation and performance of exceptionalism. The investigation centers on the exceptionalist policy model. ...
Epidemiological studies have indicated a relationship between coronary heart disease (CHD) and periodontitis. Recently, CDKN2BAS was reported as a shared genetic risk factor of CHD and aggressive periodontitis (AgP), but the causative variant has remained unknown. To identify and validate risk variants in different European populations, we first explored 150 kb of the genetic region of CDKN2BAS including the adjacent genes CDKN2A and CDKN2B, covering 51 tagging single nucleotide polymorphisms (tagSNPs) in AgP and chronic periodontitis (CP) in individuals of Dutch origin (n=313). In a second step, we tested the significant SNP associations in an independent AgP and CP population of German origin (n=1264). For the tagSNPs rs1360590, rs3217992, and rs518394, we could validate the associations with AgP before and after adjustment for the covariates smoking, gender and diabetes, with SNP rs3217992 being the most significant (OR 1.48, 95% CI 1.19 to 1.85; p=0.0004). We further showed in vivo gene ...
More than 26,000 cases of measles and 115 outbreaks of the disease have been reported across 36 different European countries in 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Friday.. Furthermore, France had the largest number of reported measles cases with more than 14,000, according to statistics published in the December 2 edition of the Weekly Epidemiological Record (WER). BBC News also noted that 83% of all cases were in Western European countries, with slightly less than 1,000 confirmed measles cases in England and Wales combined.. These occurred predominantly among older children and young adults who had not been vaccinated or whose vaccination history was unknown, the WHO report said. The primary reason for the increased transmission and outbreaks of measles in the region is failure to vaccinate.. The British news organization also notes that measles outbreaks have resulted in nine European deaths so far this year, as well as nearly 7,300 hospitalizations. The WHO has also ...
The implementation of standardised track and trace measures across different European countries would also reduce the risk for employees moving between different international offices as the lockdown eases.. Raoul Parekh, partner at Littler in the UK, said: The rules on whether employers can gather health data on employees vary wildly across Europe. Even though the Europe-wide GDPR governs the retention and use of that data, local approaches are far from harmonised.. Governments across Europe should work together - through the European Union or otherwise - to develop a more consistent and coordinated approach to the testing of employees and gathering of health data. A joined-up approach will give employers who do want to test employees more comfort and help them avoid bad practices.. Littler says that until a consistent approach across Europe has been agreed, multinational businesses will have to consider developing specific tailored plans for each country and even each office.. Parekh ...
The Joint Action on Rare Cancers and the European Reference Networks are crucial game changers for rare cancer patients in Europe bringing together scarce knowledge and fragmented resources to maximise synergies and results. ECPC is honoured to be one of the patient organisations representing the needs, rights and hopes of rare cancer patients in the JARC. The European Cancer Patient Coalition counts on the expertise and collaboration of rare cancer patient organisations all over Europe to continously represent the rare cancer patient community. Accordingly, following the formal request of several rare cancer patient representatives at the ECPCs AGM 2016, ECPC has established a Working Group on Rare Cancers (WGRC) working in parallel with the JARC, inorder to guarantee that a large number of rare cancer patient organisations, representing different European countries and rare cancer types, will be able to contribute to the activities of the JARC. ECPC will build on experience gained during its ...
European Commission - Research: Welcome to the European Research Area site. Here you can find more information on the European research area policies and activities promoted by the Research in the European Union.
We invite scholars to submit abstracts for a proposed volume on the history of early modern European forensic medicine. At the center of the volume is the cadaver, observed, dissected and manipulated to provide answers to the questions of doctors, lawyers, theologians. How did the practices of interrogation of the dead body evolve in the different European countries and how did the concept of proof change? ...
Belfast ECMC is leading on the pan-European MErCuRIC project involving 13 partners from eight different European countries. This multicentre phase Ib/II clinical trial will assess the combination of a MEK inhibitor with a MET inhibitor to combat metastasis, improve survival and change current clinical practice for colorectal cancer patients with KRAS mutant and wild type tumours. Next generation sequencing and xenopatients will be used to identify patient subgroups that will gain maximum benefit from this novel treatment strategy. The MERCURIC trial has completed its dose escalation of the combination of cMET and MEK inhibitors. A limited dose escalation component will investigate the combination of our CMET inhibitor crizotinib with a new MEK inhibitor binimetinib. Once the recommended phase II dose and schedule are established, additional ECMCs will join us in late 2016 for the expansion phase limited to patients with biomarker-defined metastatic colorectal cancer. ...
8 new European projects, in which Pixel is involved either as coordinator or as partner, have been recently approved by the European Commission in the framework of the Erasmus+ Programme, Strategic Partnerships and Capacity Building Actions. The approved projects are the following.. The European project entitled KeyCode - Key Competences for Young Europeans: Education to Empathy and Interculturality was written and coordinated by Pixel in cooperation with the project applicant, RenaSup based in Paris (Paris), and the scientific coordinator, University of Siena based in Siena (Italy). The project was funded by the Erasmus+ Programme, KA2 - Strategic Partnerships for School Education. The aim of the KeyCode project is to expand the curricula of secondary schools with educational experiences that enhance the key competences of pupils based on empathy, active citizenship and cultural awareness concerning EU values.. The European project entitled CUT! Preventing alcohol abuse among pre-adolescents ...
The article reports that according to the annual report by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for 2011, sales of veterinary antimicrobials declined in 2011 in many parts of Europe. The report focuses on the sales of antimicrobials for use in food-producing animals, and sales of different classes of antimicrobials including tetracyclines, cephalosporins and fluroquinolones. It also discusses the trends of prescribing various antimicrobials in different European countries ...
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and estimate the risk of hospital admission for heart failure with use of individual NSAIDs. DESIGN: Nested case-control study. SETTING: Five population based healthcare databases from four European countries (the Netherlands, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom). PARTICIPANTS:
Cognitive, behavioural, and functional assessment is crucial in longitudinal studies of neurodegenerative dementias (NDD). Central issues, such as the definition of the study population (asymptomatic, at risk, or individuals with dementia), the detection of change/decline, and the assessment of relevant outcomes depend on quantitative measures of cognitive, behavioural, and functional status. Currently, we are far from having available reliable protocols and tools for the assessment of dementias in Europe. The main problems are the heterogeneity of the tools used across different European countries, the lack of standardisation of administration and scoring methods across centres, and the limited information available about the psychometric properties of many tests currently in widespread use. This situation makes it hard to compare results across studies carried out in different centres, thus hampering research progress, in particular towards the contribution to a
There have been 18 confirmed deaths and over 1,500 individuals infected with a rare strain of Escherichia coli bacteria in 10 different European countries. Austria, Denmark, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K. have reported cases of the infection. The outbreak does not seem to be slowing and is causing great concern among health officials in Europe and the United States, who have stated that it is the worst in recorded history. The bacteria responsible for the deadly outbreak has been identified as a strain of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) designated O104:H4. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the strain has been seen in humans before but never in an EHEC outbreak. This bacterium is particularly virulent and can cause hemorrhagic colitis with bloody diarrhea, which can ultimately develop into hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). HUS is characterized by hemolysis of blood cells resulting in anemia and thrombocytopenia and ...
The industry report package Soil Preparation and Cultivation Machine Markets in Europe to 2019 - Market Size, Development, and Forecasts offers the most up-to-date market data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for soil preparation and cultivation machines in different European countries. The package includes soil preparation and cultivation machine country reports from the following countries ...
Conference (2017, July 31). In Belgium, since 1969, sport is a competence under the control of public authorities defined according to the linguistic regime. As in most Western European countries, sport has been compartmentalised by ... [more ▼]. In Belgium, since 1969, sport is a competence under the control of public authorities defined according to the linguistic regime. As in most Western European countries, sport has been compartmentalised by giving rise to three main types of practice: professional, traditional and alternative sports (Diegel, 1995). Clubs linked to sports federations constitute the local setting up of the sports organization, which is largely a majority (Zintz, 2014). Other operators from the public domain and the private sphere coexist (Cloes, 2012). In the school environment, sport can be found in three contexts: within the compulsory curriculum (physical education), integrated to extracurricular activities (activities organized during recess or free periods), ...
The report package Pasta Markets in Europe to 2021 offers the most up-to-date industry data on the actual market situation, and future outlook for pasta in different European countries.
During late 2010, a previously unrecognised strain of measles genotype G3 virus was identified in five different European countries by the World Health Organization Measles and Rubella Laboratory Network. Apart from one, none had a travel history to south-east Asia, the usual source of G3 viruses, although epidemiological links could be established between some of the cases. This case series illustrates the value of genotyping and sequencing in tracking measles infections, and identifying otherwise unrecognised chains of transmission ...
Johan Hjertqvist of Health Consumer Powerhouse Ltd. presents Updates on European Health Consumer Behavior, this is a show on what consumers think about healthcare.?Presentation given at European Medical Travel Conference 2012 in Berlin.. ...
How is stem cell research regulated in different European countries? Each country summary includes information on the current legal position, ethical and regulatory oversight, and links to the full text of relevant laws and policies. Special thanks to guest editor, Aurélie Mahalatchimy
OBJECTIVES: To develop evidence based recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: The multidisciplinary guideline development group comprised 16 rheumatologists, one physiatrist, one orthopaedic surgeon, two allied health professionals, and one evidence based medicine expert, representing 15 different European countries. Each participant contributed up to 10 propositions describing key clinical points for management of hand OA. Final recommendations were agreed using a Delphi consensus approach. A systematic search of Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Science Citation Index, AMED, Cochrane Library, HTA, and NICE reports was used to identify the best available research evidence to support each proposition. Where possible, the effect size and number needed to treat were calculated for efficacy. Relative risk or odds ratio was estimated for safety, and incremental cost effectiveness ratio was used for cost effectiveness. The strength of recommendation was provided according to research
Hot and dry weather conditions are associated with increased aflatoxin and fumonisin production by the fungi from Aspergillus and Fusarium species. Weather is therefore the most important factor in determining whether aflatoxin and fumonisin contamination will be a problem or not.. Uncertain mycotoxin situation in 2015 led Nutriad to conduct several mycotoxin surveys in different European countries (UK and Ireland, Poland, Spain). Each survey was conducted on 60-70 samples of wheat or maize.. The Spanish Nutriad Mycotoxin Survey, executed in Q4 2015, covers 60 locally produced maize samples from across Spain. More than 400 analyses were conducted to test for the occurrence of the seven mycotoxins most frequently found in agricultural commodities that are intended for animal feed production.. The survey provided an insight into the incidences of aflatoxin B1 (AfB1), zearalenone (ZEN), deoxynivalenol (DON), T-2 toxin, fumonisin B1 (FB1), fumonisin B2 (FB2) and ochratoxin A (OTA) across all ...
Sarah, Ill write you a PN with the address of my doctor, so you can give it to whom you want. Hes specialised in Lyme and co-infections and very often uses the Wheldon protocol anyway (although he has probably never heard of DW, but came to the same conclusions like David regarding persisting infections). My doctor has many patients from different european countries. Once I met a patient from London in the waiting room, it seems not so a huge travel, if you take one night in Germany. Some stay for weeks to do iv-antibiotics for the first and later switch to oral. Thats useful in Lyme disease but I think you dont need it in case of Cpn.. Maybe interesting to know, we have a very good lab in Germany for immunological and infectious stuff called IMD Berlin. You can send blood from other countries as well, thats were tuftyone did his testing (and his test came back positive - he showed me).. If someone thinks to go to my doctor, you can contact me via PN or email. I can point you to a cheap ...
Sarah, Ill write you a PN with the address of my doctor, so you can give it to whom you want. Hes specialised in Lyme and co-infections and very often uses the Wheldon protocol anyway (although he has probably never heard of DW, but came to the same conclusions like David regarding persisting infections). My doctor has many patients from different european countries. Once I met a patient from London in the waiting room, it seems not so a huge travel, if you take one night in Germany. Some stay for weeks to do iv-antibiotics for the first and later switch to oral. Thats useful in Lyme disease but I think you dont need it in case of Cpn.. Maybe interesting to know, we have a very good lab in Germany for immunological and infectious stuff called IMD Berlin. You can send blood from other countries as well, thats were tuftyone did his testing (and his test came back positive - he showed me).. If someone thinks to go to my doctor, you can contact me via PN or email. I can point you to a cheap ...
by Nicolai Netz and Fabian Kratz.. The past decades have witnessed an enormous expansion of programmes to support the international mobility of students, the most popular example being ERASMUS. Lots of money has been invested to this end. Both policy-makers and scientists have therefore become increasingly curious to know whether international student mobility (ISM) pays off for the mobile students.. Several studies from different European countries have addressed this question. They mostly came to the conclusion that graduates who spent part of their studies abroad indeed receive higher wages. It is still unclear, however, whether this wage advantage really reflects a causal effect of ISM. And if so, which precisely are the mechanisms that explain the often observed monetary returns to ISM? This is the question that we addressed in an article recently published in Studies in Higher Education. To answer our research question, we first developed a conceptual framework for analysing monetary ...
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How to provide the child with quality, beautiful clothes from global brands, and at the same to stay within the limits of family budget and do not get depts? The answer to this question knows doctor Komarovskiy! The doctor, being widely known by many modern moms, straightly advices to turn attention to second-hand - exactly there is a possibility to find truly quality children clothing of world-renewed manufacturers at ridiculous price. Are you dreaming to create an image of Disney Princes for your daughter? In second-hand, you will find appropriate dresses of all sizes being qualitatively tailored and brought from different European countries.. Western second-hand is better than the native market, affirms doctor Komarovskiy Recently, to doctor Komarovskiy, a merited expert in pediatrics, addressed a young mom asking about risks of wearing a baby in second-hand clothing. Really, many moms yet ask that very question - whether it is safety to get on children worn clothes? Lets hasten to dispel ...
In the present work, the prognostic value of the genotype in localized GIST, along with the already known prognostic factors for DFS, was investigated in a large prospective series of patients with GIST, diagnosed in four different European countries with the longest follow-up time published to date. On multivariate analysis, relapse was predicted by MI ,10 mitoses/50 HPF, tumor size ,10 cm, primary nongastric tumor location, and independently by a specific tumor genotype. In particular, the effect of tumor size (HR, 6.75) and mitotic count (HR, 5.7) was remarkable, and also evident for tumor location (HR 1.64). Surprisingly, tumor rupture has not been shown to be an independent predictor of outcome on multivariate analysis. The reasons for the latter remain speculative, but the completeness of reporting of tumor rupture might have had a role, because this parameter was frequently not reported in the older cases and was lacking in nearly 20% of patients. In addition, the intrinsic ...
This volume draws upon social science and historical approaches to provide insights into the world of womens football and female fans. It gives an in-depth analysis of the development of the womens game in different European countries and examines the experiences of female fans. An overview about
The purpose of the questionnaire is to collect information regarding preferred manual defibrillation. technique performed according to 2010 Resuscitation Guidelines in different European countries. Currently there are no data suggesting the way of preforming manual defibrillation according to 2010 consensus and the evidence suggesting preferred manual technique is very modest . Please specify:. ...
This study focused on the molecular characterization of a small cryptic, mobilizable plasmid (6038 bp) sequenced from an E. faecium 9631160-1 of poultry origin. Sequence analysis of pRI1 revealed seven open reading frames. pRI1 contained an IS 100% identical to ISEfa4. This insertion element disrupted a putative mobilization gene (mobA) which presented 99% similarity to the one described in plasmid pJS42 (NC_010291). pRI1 harbored a cluster of four coding sequences which exhibited a homology to those described in contig 658 (from nucleotide 8940 to nt 10515) of E. faecium DO. In addition, a rep almost identical to the repA from the pEFNP1 and pKQ10 plasmids from E. faecium was also identified. Presence of the pRI1 replication initiation gene (rep) was analyzed in a panel of 159 E. faecium isolates of human and animal origin from different European countries, of which 60 tested positive for the presence of pRI1-rep. Conjugation experiments verified transfer of the pRI1 together with conjugative ...
Commission Européenne - Page de détails dun Communiqué de presse - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 7 June 2017 The European Union and its Member States signed today a strategic blueprint, outlining the future of European development policy. This New European Consensus on Development represents a new collective vision and plan of action to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development.
Fitness and fatness are independently associated with markers of insulin resistance in European adolescents; the HELENA study. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2011 Aug; 6(3-4):253-60 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Prevalence and management of anemia in renal transplant recipients. T2 - A European survey. AU - Vanrenterghem, Yves. AU - Ponticelli, Claudio. AU - Morales, José María. AU - Abramowicz, Daniel. AU - Baboolal, Keshwar. AU - Eklund, Björn. AU - Kliem, Volker. AU - Legendre, Christophe. AU - Morais Sarmento, Antonio Luis. AU - Vincenti, Flavio. PY - 2003/7. Y1 - 2003/7. N2 - The TRansplant European Survey on Anemia Management (TRESAM) documented the prevalence and management of anemia in kidney transplant recipients. Data from 72 transplant centers in 16 countries were screened, involving 4263 patients who had received transplants 6 months, 1, 3 or 5 years earlier. The mean age of transplant recipients was 45.5 years at transplantation. The most common etiology was chronic glomerulonephritis. The most common comorbidities were coronary artery disease, hepatitis B/C, and type 2 diabetes. The mean hemoglobin levels before transplantation were significantly higher in the more ...
As a leading partner, One Nucleus has been engaged in the development and delivery of several great initiatives, including:. Five European BioTechnology Showcases - allowing researchers from academia and commercial organisations all over Europe, a platform to present their innovative technologies in the fields of oncology, medical technologies, infectious diseases, e-health and diagnostics;. Five bioentrepreneurs bootcamps - held in different European locations, giving 69 entrepreneurs the opportunity to benefit from business specialists expert opinion and feedback on how to improve their company operations ...
ECL and ACF agree with the aim to advance the methodology of outcomes-based programmes where patient- and society-relevant outcomes are not limited to response rates, but also include quality of life aspects. Nevertheless, with the current level of evidence we do not agree with its uptake, scaling and implementation which are so prominently mentioned in the interim report.. We sincerely believe that integration of the above stated objectives in the report will contribute to the development of a Cancer Mission which strives to bring benefit to patients and European society at large.. We remain at your disposal shall you have any questions or remarks.. Yours Sincerely,. ___________________________ _________________________________. Dr. Lydie Meheus Dr. Sakari Karjalainen. Director, Anticancer Fund President, European Cancer Leagues. See more regarding the priorities of the Association of European Cancer Leagues (ECL) for Horizon Europes Cancer Mission here [3]. In case of any questions, ...
All ages and truncated (35 to 64 years) mortality rates from all neoplasms and from cancers of the lung, stomach, intestines, and breast for the six calendar quinquennia from 1960-1964 to 1985-1989 were computed from official death certification data and population estimates obtained from the World Health Organization database for total Europe (excluding former Soviet Union) and for three broad European areas: (a) member countries of the European Economic Community for the last period of the study; (b) other Western European countries; and (c) Eastern European countries. In Europe, mortality rates for all neoplasms increased for men and decreased for women. The increase in men can be largely explained by the major tobacco-related lung cancer epidemic throughout Europe. Lung cancer mortality rates rose steeply in Eastern Europe, where the truncated rates reached the highest levels ever observed, and there is no evidence of a leveling off. Stomach cancer mortality decreased in all Europe for both ...
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This document is the result of an European Consensus conference which took place in Artimino, Tuscany, Italy, in March 2001 involving 33 experts on nutrition in patients with cystic fibrosis, organised by the European Cystic Fibrosis Society, and sponsored by Axcan-Scandipharm, Baxter, Dr Falk Pharm …
European research institutions ranking based on funding and networking perfomance derived from data provided by the European Commissions directory of projects, CORDIS.
European research institutions ranking based on funding and networking perfomance derived from data provided by the European Commissions directory of projects, CORDIS.
During 2005-2006, nine measles virus (MV) genotypes were identified throughout the World Health Organization European Region. All major epidemics were associated with genotypes D4, D6, and B3. Other genotypes (B2, D5, D8, D9, G2, and H1) were only found in limited numbers of cases after importation from other continents. The genetic diversity of endemic D6 strains was low; genotypes C2 and D7, circulating in Europe until recent years, were no longer identified. The transmission chains of several indigenous MV strains may thus have been interrupted by enhanced vaccination. However, multiple importations from Africa and Asia and virus introduction into highly mobile and unvaccinated communities caused a massive spread of D4 and B3 strains throughout much of the region. Thus, despite the reduction of endemic MV circulation, importation of MV from other continents caused prolonged circulation and large outbreaks after their introduction into unvaccinated and highly mobile communities ...
Downloadable! The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the competitive performance of different European countries at sector level in the intra-EU market from 1995 to 2011, comparing food industry and agricultural sector. In particular, we aim to assess the effect of the EU enlargement (first period) and the economic crisis (second period) on the competitiveness of EU countries. The data come from the Eurostat database of international trade. The competitive performance of EU countries is measured through several trade indices, such as Export and Import Market Share, Revealed Comparative Advantage, Net Export Index, and Vollrath indices, analysing their values over the last fifteen years. Our analysis showed that, in the EU countries, agriculture and food industry do not reveal strong differences in competitive performance during the last fifteen years. Among big countries, France and Spain showed a continuous worsening competitive performance. A similar trend is found for Belgium. On the contrary, the
Five species of invasive Aedes mosquitoes have recently become established in Europe: Ae. albopictus, Ae. aegypti, Ae. japonicus japonicus, Ae. koreicus and Ae. atropalpus. These mosquitoes are a serious nuisance for people and are also competent vectors for several exotic pathogens such as dengue and chikungunya viruses. As they are a growing public health concern, methods to control these mosquitoes need to be implemented to reduce their biting and their potential for disease transmission. There is a crucial need to evaluate methods as part of an integrated invasive mosquito species control strategy in different European countries, taking into account local Aedes infestations and European regulations. This review presents the control methods available or in development against invasive Aedes mosquitoes, with a particular focus on those that can be implemented in Europe. These control methods are divided into five categories: environmental (source reduction), mechanical (trapping), biological ...
April 30, 1994 Dear subscribers, European Community allocated funds for international scientific collaboration of European scientists (program called COPERNICUS). I am one of the coordinators of the research team of 5 scientists from 5 different European countries that will work on the project: PARENTAL AGE AND OFFSPRING LONGEVITY We have room in our research group for scientists from the following countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Checkia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia We are kindly inviting the scientists from the above mentioned countries to join our research team and to send their CVs before the COPERNICUS deadline (May 2) to my E-mail address: aeiveos at glas.apc.org Thank you in advance for your kindness. Sincerely yours, Dr.Leonid A.Gavrilov, Ph.D. Member of the New York Academy of Sciences P.S.: My CV is printed below for introduction. *************************************************************************** April 24, 1994 C U R R I C U L U M V I T A E ...
Cancer-related fatigue is a symptom with great implications for the quality of life of those that experience it. It is regarded as one of the most distressing symptoms that people with cancer develop. Its aetiology is complex, and although the mechanisms underlying fatigue have not been fully clarified it is evident that it is exacerbated by treatments intended to cure or palliate the disease. Patients at risk of cancer-related fatigue need access to information that will enable them to manage it effectively. There are a growing number of materials available to patients in different European countries on this topic, but it is unclear how useful patients find these. This study was undertaken to explore this through conducting focus groups with patients in the United Kingdom and Switzerland. One focus group was conducted in each country. Findings from these determined that individuals voiced common concerns: fatigue had not been addressed in the clinical setting - individuals surmised why this ...
Horizon 2020 is the eighth framework programme funding research, technological development, and innovation. The programmes name has been modified to Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The framework programme is implemented by the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, either by various internal directorate general (DGs), such as the directorate general for research and innovation (DG RTD) or the directorate general for communications networks, content and Technology, or by executive agencies such as the Research Executive Agency (REA), the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), or the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA). The framework programmes objective is to complete the European Research Area (ERA) by coordinating national research policies and pooling research funding in some areas to avoid duplication. Horizon 2020 itself is seen as a policy instrument to implement other high-level policy initiatives of the European Union, such as Europe 2020 and Innovation ...
Horizon 2020 is the eighth framework programme funding research, technological development, and innovation. The programmes name has been modified to Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The framework programme is implemented by the European Commission, the executive body of the European Union, either by various internal directorate general (DGs), such as the directorate general for research and innovation (DG RTD) or the directorate general for communications networks, content and Technology, or by executive agencies such as the Research Executive Agency (REA), the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), or the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA). The framework programmes objective is to complete the European Research Area (ERA) by coordinating national research policies and pooling research funding in some areas to avoid duplication. Horizon 2020 itself is seen as a policy instrument to implement other high-level policy initiatives of the European Union, such as Europe 2020 and Innovation ...
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From 1941 onwards, the majority of prisoners in Neuengamme concentration camp came from countries occupied by Germany. Between 1941 and 1942, Polish prisoners were the largest group in the camp; from 1942 and 1943 on, Soviet prisoners were the majority. In total, 90 percent of the prisoners in Neuengamme concentration camp were foreigners. More than half came from Eastern and Central Europe, but there were also large groups of prisoners from France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. They were imprisoned because they resisted German occupation, because they were slave labourers serving punishment or because they had been abducted as hostages and victims of acts of retaliation. In 1941, Soviet POWs began arriving at Neuengamme, and in 1944 and 1945 larger groups of Jews from different European countries were sent to the camp ...
From 18-20 April, 38 participants from 11 different European countries gathered for the Natural Climate Buffer Study Tour through the north of the Netherlands to learn about five Dutch pioneering natural climate buffer projects and nature-based solutions to climate change adaptation in the Netherlands.. The event was organised by Eurosite in cooperation with Natuurmonumenten and the Dutch Natural Climate Buffer Coalition. The participants expressed great interest in finding project partners, learning from good practices and networking. The aim of the tour was to inspire and to unite forces to work together against the effects of global warming. For this purpose, the Netherlands have the ability of providing various examples of good practices considering their history with water management. The countrys below sea level location and the presence of several freshwater rivers makes about two third of the country a high-risk flooding area. To find out more about the natural climate buffers and their ...
Recent improvements in technology are leading to an improved understanding of the molecular and cellular events involved in the development of MM. However, translation of such knowledge into clinical practice requires the establishment of a multidisciplinary network as proposed. However, there is no organized structure for a translational process that ensures an integration of new biological data into clinical decision-making. In order to achieve this it is essential to initiate a programme of clinical validation and standardization of diagnostic and prognostic tests and the treatment programmes of different European countries. Implementation of potential new assays will be focused and accelerated moving rapidly from the laboratory bench to the clinic. ...
Food composition data are essential for calculating nutrient intake from consumption data in different European countries and age groups. The food composition database gives information on the amount of vitamins and minerals contained in different foods.
Lipari is a popular tourist spot and is the largest of the Aeolian Islands, along the north coast of Sicily. It is considered a main center of transportation and can be reached by ferry from Milazzo, which is the nearest port in Sicily.. The Aeolian islands are renowned among rich Italians, including fashion models and business tycoons, who come to this place on a vacation during the summertime. There are also many people who come from different European countries, such as Germany and Austria, to relax and enjoy amidst the calm surroundings offered by these beautiful locations.. The best time to visit Lipari is between May and September, as there is less rainfall and the temperature is mild, around 27 degrees Celsius. Winters are usually nice; rainy season begins in November and remains until March. Generally, this place experiences a Mediterranean climate and summers are dry and hot, with some respite brought about by sea breeze.. ...
In recent years, much attention has been focused on the global problem of honey bee colony losses. Among the many explanations for these losses, variability in the genetic makeup and vitality of honey bee populations might help to explain some of the variability in honey bee colony losses experienced in different regions. This has led to the innovative honey bee Genotype-Environment Interactions (GEI) experiment carried out by members of the international honey bee research association COLOSS. The results are published today in a Special Issue of the Journal of Apicultural Research.. A total of 621 colonies of 16 different genetic origins were set up in 21 apiaries in 11 different European countries managed by 15 research partners. Each location housed the local strain of bee together with two of foreign origins. The colonies were set up in the summer of 2009 and were managed and evaluated according to a standard protocol used by all participants until 2012.. IBRA Science Director Norman ...
Not only does the canister threaten to destroy Vatican City, but with the recent death of the Pope, the cardinals of the Catholic Church are all within the city for the conclave to choose the new pope. They are all about to be locked within the Sistine Chapel where, according to church law, they must remain until a new pope is chosen. They are awaiting the preferiti, the four cardinals from four different European countries who are the preferred candidates to become the new pope. While Langdon and Vittoria are trying to convince the captain of the Swiss Guard and the camerlengo, the Popes chamberlain who leads the church until the new pope is named, that the antimatter bomb is real, a phone call is received from a man who claims to be from the Illuminati. He has the four cardinals, which he will murder one by one, and then allow the bomb to destroy Vatican City, which houses not only the church hierarchy, but also its possessions and wealth. He has no demands; his only wish is the destruction ...
Validation study and pilot projects in several European countries demonstrated highest test accuracies for the detection of the 22q11 deletion syndrome. Konstanz, January 18, 2016 - PrenaTest®, Europes first NIPT, now also routinely tests for the DiGeorge syndrome, also known as 22q11 deletion syndrome. By adding this microdeletion as the most common genetic microdeletion syndrome occurring in about one out of 3,000 births, LifeCodexx now offers a non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) with one of the largest test panels available today at highest accuracy.. For validation of the examination method data from synthetic pooled DNA samples as well as from several blood samples from pregnant women, whose unborn children had a 22q11.2 microdeletion, were examined. In all cases the microdeletion was correctly detected without any false-positive or false-negative results. Starting May 2016, the results of the validation study were confirmed during pilot projects in several European countries with the aim ...
Brussels, 26 Feb 2003 ProTon Europe, a pan-European network of technology transfer offices linked to universities and public research organisations, has been launched at a kick off meeting for new members in Brussels. ProTon Europe (public research organisations transfer office network) is supported by the Commission funded Gate2Growth initiative, and aims to create a forum for the exchange of good practice in the area of technology transfer. Ernst Max Nielsen, ProTon Europes network manager, told CORDIS News that the initiative aims to add a pan-European dimension to the field of technology transfer, and to partner with existing transfer offices to develop capabilities. The exchange of best practice is the cornerstone of the programme: technology transfer is still a relatively new profession and is rapidly developing, so the sharing of experiences is vital, he said. The launch meeting in Brussels brought together the first 42 members of the network, who were selected on the basis of a call ...
With the most talented patients in mind, the Beats of Cochlea International Musical Festival of Children, Youth and Adults has been organised in Kajetany for five years. All of its participants are the best ambassadors of what has been achieved in treating hearing disorders thanks to the progress in science and medicine.. Selected winners of previous editions of Beats of Cochlea presented their musical and vocal skills at the European Parliament on 24 September 2019. It is worth adding that it is the second performance by such patients artists in front of members of the European Parliament and the European Commission. The first one took place in the previous year at a special invitation of the then Chairman of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani.. This years inaugural session of the European Research and Innovation Days in Brussels saw performance by: Lova Rose Rohrmann Heick from Denmark, Salome Daghundaridze from Georgia, Davide Santacolomba from Italy and a duo from Poland: Barbara ...
The European Health Insurance Card makes it easier for people from the European Unions 28 Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland to access health care services during temporary visits abroad.
TY - JOUR. T1 - Novel AIRE mutations and P450 cytochrome autoantibodies in Central and Eastern European patients with APECED. AU - Cihakova, Daniela. AU - Trebusak, Katarina. AU - Heino, Maarit. AU - Fadeyev, Valentin. AU - Tiulpakov, Anatoly. AU - Battelino, Tadej. AU - Tar, Attila. AU - Halsz, Zita. AU - Blmel, Peter. AU - Tawfik, Sameh. AU - Krohn, Kai. AU - Lebl, Jan. AU - Peterson, Prt. PY - 2001/9/12. Y1 - 2001/9/12. N2 - Autoimmune polyendocrinopathy-candidiasis-ectodermal dystrophy (APECED) is a rare recessive disorder that results in several autoimmune diseases due to the mutations in the AIRE (autoimmune regulator) gene. APECED patients develop several autoimmune endocrine disorders and are characterized by the high titer autoantibodies to organ-specific antigens such as the steroidogenic P450 cytochromes. So far, 38 mutations have been identified in the AIRE gene. We report here the genetic and autoantibody analysis of 27 APECED patients of Eastern and Central European origins and one ...
Western style diets and lifestyles are associated with increasing rates of obesity, diabetes and insulin resistance. Higher circulating insulin levels may modulate cell proliferation and apoptosis either directly or indirectly by increasing the bioactivity of IGF-I and decreasing the bioactivity of some of its binding proteins. The objective of this study was to determine the association of increasing levels of serum C-peptide, a biomarker of pancreatic insulin secretion, and IGF binding proteins (IGFBP) -1 and -2 with colorectal cancer risk in a case-control study nested within the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC), a large cohort involving 10 Western European countries. A total of 1,078 colorectal cancer cases were matched (age, date of blood donation, fasting status, gender, study center) to an equal number of control subjects. Relative cancer risks were estimated using conditional logistic regression models. Serum C-peptide concentration was positively ...
Two species of arbovirus vector, Culex torrentium and Culex pipiens (Diptera: Culicidae), occur in several European countries, but difficulties in their accurate identification and discrimination have hampered both detailed and large-scale distribution and abundance studies. Using a molecular identification method, we identified to species 2559 larvae of Cx. pipiens/torrentium collected from 138 sites in 13 European countries ranging from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean coast. In addition, samples of 1712 males of Cx. pipiens/torrentium collected at several sites in the Czech Republic were identified to species based on the morphology of their hypopygia. We found that the two species occur together in large areas of Europe, and that Cx. torrentium dominates in northern Europe and Cx. pipiens dominates south of the Alps. The transition in dominance occurs in central Europe, where both species are roughly equally common. There was a strong correlation between the length of the growing season at ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - European Research on Electrochemotherapy in Head and Neck Cancer (EURECA) project. T2 - Results from the treatment of mucosal cancers. AU - Plaschke, Christina Caroline. AU - Bertino, Giulia. AU - McCaul, James A.. AU - Grau, Juan J.. AU - de Bree, Remco. AU - Sersa, Gregor. AU - Occhini, Antonio. AU - Groselj, Ales. AU - Langdon, Cristobal. AU - Heuveling, Derrek A.. AU - Cemazar, Maja. AU - Strojan, Primoz. AU - Leemans, C. Rene. AU - Benazzo, Marco. AU - De Terlizzi, Francesca. AU - Wessel, Irene. AU - Gehl, Julie. PY - 2017/12/1. Y1 - 2017/12/1. N2 - Aim Electrochemotherapy is an effective local treatment for cutaneous tumours and metastases. In this prospective trial, six European institutions investigated electrochemotherapy in recurrent, mucosal head and neck tumours. Patient and methods Forty-three patients with recurrent mucosal head and neck tumours and no further curative or reasonably effective palliative treatment options were enrolled and treated with ...
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LONDON--The specter of a fatal disease that eats away brain tissue has scared up serious new money for European scientists. The European Commission today announced a $64 million research program on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), the family of neurodegenerative diseases that includes bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)--popularly known as mad cow disease--and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans.. European research ministers had approved the program in early October, but a row ensued between commission officials and the French government over whether the money should come from current European Union research funds or from the commissions internal budget. The issue of funding, in fact, is not yet settled. The commission said today it has on hand $20 million for the program, and that the remaining $44 million must come from supplementary funds for the fourth European Framework Programme, which covers all European research spending from 1994 to 1998. The additional funds, ...
To examine the reliability of a set of health-related physical fitness tests used in the European Union-funded Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA) Study on lifestyle and nutrition among adolescents. A set of physical fitness tests was performed twice in a study sample, 2 weeks apart, by the same researchers. A total of 123 adolescents (69 males and 54 females, aged 13.6±0.8 years) from 10 European cities participated in the study. Flexibility, muscular fitness, speed/agility and aerobic capacity were tested using the back-saver sit and reach, handgrip, standing broad jump, Bosco jumps (squat jump, counter movement jump and Abalakov jump), bent arm hang, 4 × 10 m shuttle run, and 20-m shuttle run tests. The ANOVA analysis showed that neither systematic bias nor sex differences were found for any of the studied tests, except for the back-saver sit and reach test, in which a borderline significant sex difference was observed (P=0.044). The Bland-Altman plots graphically
Adolescence represents an important period for the development of executive functions, which are a set of important cognitive processes including attentional control. However, very little is known regarding the associations of nutrition with components of executive functions in adolescence. Thus, the aim of this study was to investigate associations of dietary patterns and macronutrient composition with attention capacity in European adolescents. This cross-sectional study included 384 (165 boys and 219 girls) adolescents, aged 12·5-17·5 years, from five European countries in the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study. Attention capacity was examined using the d2 Test of Attention. Dietary intake was assessed through two non-consecutive 24 h recalls using a computer-based self-administered tool. Three dietary patterns (diet quality index, ideal diet score and Mediterranean diet score) and macronutrient/fibre intakes were calculated. Linear regression analysis was conducted
In 2009, EU-OSHA carried out the first Europe-wide establishment survey on health and safety at the workplace, the European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER). Following on from the initial analysis presented in the descriptive overview report in 2010, four secondary analysis projects have been carried out in 2011. This report focuses on drivers and barriers for psychosocial risks, examining the needs for support that European enterprises should be provided with to manage psychosocial risks effectively.
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or rarely with certain other species of Mycobacterium.1 Worldwide, TB causes more deaths than any other infectious disease and World Health Organization (WHO) TB data for 2015 indicated there were 10.4 million new cases and 1.8 million deaths.2. In Europe, the incidence of TB has decreased at an average rate of 5.0% per year since 2001, and Europe has the lower TB burden comparing to other continents.3,4 The same has happened in Portugal with a steady decrease of the incidence in the last years. However, Portugal had the highest incidence rate and prevalence among western European countries in 2015.5. Despite abundant epidemiological data, no studies, to the best of our knowledge, have yet examined the clinical, geographic, and epidemiologic burden of TB hospitalizations in Portugal and their changes over time, instead other European countries, like Spain,6 France and Italy.7 Our purpose was ...
Tuberculosis (TB) is a matter of concern for all countries in the World Health Organization European Region, although the epidemiological situation of the disease varies widely between countries. To mark World TB Day on 24 March 2007, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) will hold a scientific seminar at the European Parliament on 22 March (http://www.ecdc.eu.int/tbseminar) to increase awareness and share views and knowledge about the importance of TB control in Europe. Data from a newly published report from EuroTB (a collaborating centre of WHO for the surveillance of TB) on cases of the disease notified during 2005 will be presented.
The current study investigates whether eye color provides a marker of Agreeableness in North Europeans. Extrapolating from Frosts (2006) research uncovering an unusually diverse range of hair and eye color in northern Europe, we tested the hypothesis that light eyed individuals of North European descent would be less agreeable (a personality marker for competitiveness) when compared to their dark eyed counterparts, whereas there would be no such effect for people of European descent in general. The hypothesis was tested in Australia to provide consistent environmental conditions for both groups of people. Results support the hypothesis. Implications and conclusions are discussed.. ...
5%) in Albania and Iran. Regarding the availability and reimbursement of HBV diagnostics (HBV DNA and liver stiffness measurement), HBV drugs (interferon, lamivudine, tenofovir, and entecavir), HBV prophylaxis, and duration of HBeAg-positive and HBeAg-negative HBV infection, the majority of high-income and middle-income countries had no restrictions; Albania, Iran and Serbia had several restrictions in diagnostics and HBV drugs. The countries in the high-income group were also the ones with no restrictions in medical facilities, whereas the upper-middle-income countries had some restrictions. The prevalence of chronic HBV infection is much higher in southern and eastern than in western European countries. Despite the availability of European guidelines, policies for diagnostics and treatment vary significantly across European countries. Clinical Microbiology and Infection (C) 2015 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. ...
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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating disease that is still lacking an effective cure. In recent year, research advances offer hope that ALS will eventually become a preventable and treatable disease. Patients, researchers and clinicians worldwide have joined forces in various international projects to make progress towards this goal. European Network to Cure ALS (ENCALS) is a network of ALS centres in Europe that supports such collaborations. 2017 is an exciting year for the ALS community since positive clinical drug trials are promising new treatments after more than two decades. The ENCALS Meeting 2017 was hosted by the Ljubljana ALS Centre and the Slovenian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. In three days, a series of plenary lectures, thematic sessions and poster resentations brought together international researchers and clinicians to discuss the advances in research and clinical care.
European Commission - Press Release details page - European Commission - Press release Brussels, 9 August 2011 - The European Commission has decided to allocate an additional €12 million from the EUs Research Framework Programme to reinforce Europes capacity for tackling pathogens like the virulent Escherichia coli (E.coli) bacteria that recently infected close to 4,000 people in Europe
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The European Network for translational research in atrial fibrillation (EUTRAF) was granted a total amount of 12 million euros for integrated research in order to explore disease mechanisms and to develop better diagnostic means and new therapies in patients with atrial fibrillation.. ...
Oxford University researchers have estimated that the cost of dementia across 15 western European countries totalled £165 billion (€189 billion) in 2007.. Most of the cost was due to the care provided by families and friends, which accounted for over two-thirds of the total (68%), or £112 billion (€129 billion).. Over a quarter of the costs (26%) were down to social care, predominantly in residential and nursing homes, while costs to countries healthcare systems made up just 5% of the total burden. The remaining 1% was down to lost earnings due to illness and premature death.. Health and social care costs in the UK in 2007 were the third highest, per dementia patient, after Luxembourg and Sweden. Care for each UK dementia patient cost £13,200, after adjusting for price differentials between countries. The average across the 15 countries studied was £8,623, though it varied widely between individual nations.. The estimated total number of people with dementia (diagnosed and undiagnosed) ...
About us. HSR Europe started as Support Action to the EU Seventh Framework Programme, aimed to contribute to a roadmap for European Health Services Research (project acronym HSREPP, grant number 223248). It was carried out by a consortium of five major health services research institutes in Europe.. After a successful completion of the project in March 2011, the HSR Europe initiative continues to organise activities in order to provide a sustainable and permanent platform for anyone involved and interested in HSR in Europe. We do so in close collaboration with existing international HSR initiatives and associations, including the EUPHA Section on HSR.. HSR Europe office. Project coordinator: Johan Hansen, PhD. NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research. PO Box 1568, 3500 BN Utrecht. The Netherlands. E-mail: [email protected] HSREPP consortium partners. The HSREPP project was led by a consortium of five major health services research institutes in Europe, working closely in ...
Of the 48 countries in the World Health Organization (WHO) African region, South Africa (SA) had the highest per capita alcohol consumption (in terms of pure litres of alcohol) by individuals aged ,15 years in 2010.[1] SA has a particularly harmful pattern of drinking. This indicator considers the manner and circumstances in which alcohol is consumed, rather than the prevalence of drinking. The quantity of alcohol consumed per occasion, festive drinking, the proportion of drinking events that end in drunkenness, the proportion of drinkers who drink daily, and the prevalence of drinking outside of mealtimes and in public places are considered in compiling the pattern-of-drinking score.[2] The WHO classifies countries patterns of drinking on a five-point scale, where 1 indicates the least risky pattern of drinking and 5 the most risky pattern.[2] According to this scale, many Western European countries score a 1. At the other extreme, the Russian Federation and Ukraine are the only two countries ...
Background In Western European countries meat represents a mainstay of the diet. However, meat can also induce severe allergic reactions. About 0.5 to 8% of all food allergies are caused by various meat sources. Besides the observation that meat allergic patients are either sensitized to white meat (e.g., chicken, turkey) or to red meat (e.g., beef, pork, lamb), there is limited knowledge on allergic reactions caused by meat and only a few meat allergens have so far been identified. Diagnosis of meat allergy is currently still based on poorly standardized extracts with unsatisfactory sensitivity and specificity. With the final goal to develop tools for improved meat allergy diagnosis, we aimed to thoroughly characterize IgE reactive proteins of meat sources regarded as the most common causes of meat allergy in Central Europe, namely chicken, beef and pork.
A measles outbreak is affecting the Tel Aviv district, Israel, since April 2012. As of 10 September, 99 cases were confirmed, including 63 (64%) migrants of Eritrean and Sudanese origin. All genotyped cases had the African B3 genotype*. The mean age of migrant and non-migrant cases was 6.0±9.6 and 30.2±24.2 years, respectively (p<0.001). The majority of both migrant and non-migrant cases was unvaccinated. This is the second African measles B3 genotype outbreak within the World Health Organization European region in 2012.
From BioPortfolio: Most of the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) is considered a region of very low hepatitis A virus (HAV) endemicity; however, geographical di...
Because of the implant-related problems with pedicle screw-based spinal instrumentations, other types of fixation have been tried in spinal arthrodesis. One such technique is the direct trans-pedicular, trans-discal screw fixation, pioneered by Grob for spondylolisthesis. The newly developed GO-LIF procedure expands the scope of the Grob technique in several important ways and adds security by means of robotic-assisted navigation. This is the first clinical trial on the GO-LIF procedure and it will assess safety and efficacy. Multicentric prospective study with n = 40 patients to undergo single level instrumented spinal arthrodesis of the lumbar or the lumbosacral spine, based on a diagnosis of: painful disc degeneration, painful erosive osteochondrosis, segmental instability, recurrent disc herniation, spinal canal stenosis or foraminal stenosis. The primary target criteria with regards to safety are: The number, severity and cause of intra- and perioperative complications. The number of significant
BACKGROUND: Although suicide rates among prisoners are high and vary between countries, it is uncertain whether this reflects the importation of risk from the general population or is associated with incarceration rates. METHODS: We collected data on suicides and undetermined deaths in 12 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England and Wales, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, and Sweden) directly from their prison administrations for 2003-2007. These were compared with rates of suicides in the general population separately by gender using Pearsons correlations. In addition, they were compared with rates of incarceration. Linear regression was used to examine any association after adjustment for rates of incarceration. RESULTS: Data were collected on 861 suicides in prison, of which 810 were in men. In the men, crude relative rates of suicide were at least three times higher than the general population. Western European countries had similar rates of prisoner
The Cardiovascular Disease in Norway - CVDNOR - project is a collaborative project between the University of Bergen and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.. During the last decades, cardiovascular mortality has decreased substantially in Norway as in other Scandinavian and western European countries. Nevertheless, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the main causes of death and a major contributor to chronic disease in Norway. Costs to society including medications, revascularization and disability pensions remain high.. To what extent the decline in mortality is caused by a declining number of new cases, or is due to improved survival, is not known. Norway has, until 2012, been the only Nordic country without a national CVD register. This has hampered studies of incidence and survival as well as aetiologic research nationwide.. The two overall objectives of the CVDNOR project are:. ...
The aim of this study was to analyze the odds of psychological ill health in workers exposed to recent downsizing, as compared to employees in stable workplaces. In extension to previous research, we considered the exposures to both strategic and reactive downsizing in a large multi-country sample. Our findings suggest that the manner in which downsizing is undertaken makes a substantial difference as to whether the exposed workers will suffer from symptoms of depression, anxiety or emotional exhaustion. In the case of strategic downsizing, we observed no increased risk of psychological ill health. This result is well in line with an earlier study in a British chemical processing plant which implemented strategic downsizing without negative consequences for psychological health of employees; the company put a heavy emphasis on retraining and redeploying staff to maintain skill levels and minimize job losses [15]. Our earlier analysis of a smaller data set showed that the majority of redeployees ...
Heroin, often taken with other substances, is present in the majority of fatal overdoses reported in Europe, with the most recent data showing a rise in heroin-related deaths in several European countries. North America has also experienced rising levels of heroin use and considerable morbidity and mortality associated with the misuse of prescription opioids.. In Europe and North America, highly potent synthetic opioids, which mimic the effects of heroin and morphine, are also growing health threat. While representing a small share of the market, there are increasing reports of the emergence of these substances and of the harms they cause, including non-fatal intoxications and deaths. Twenty-five new synthetic opioids were detected in Europe between 2009 and 2016 (18 of these were fentanils, which are subject to particular scrutiny).. Preventing drug-related harms and offering effective treatment to those with substance use problems are central pillars of Europes response to drugs. A strong ...