‘Safe System’ approach could dramatically reduce road deaths while improving equity — ScienceDaily

A new approach to road safety that relies on design and engineering principles — the “Safe System” approach — could lead to dramatic reductions in vehicle-related deaths and injuries if implemented in the U.S., according to a report from a consortium of experts convened by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and […]

Map of metabolic changes after heart attack holds clues to recovery — ScienceDaily

Researchers have mapped out the changes in metabolism that occur after a heart attack, publishing their findings today in the open-access eLife journal. Their study in mice reveals certain genes and metabolic processes that could aid or hinder recovery, and might be good targets for treatments to prevent damage after a heart attack. “Although some […]

Online therapy effective against OCD symptoms in the young — ScienceDaily

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adolescents is associated with impaired education and worse general health later in life. Access to specialist treatment is often limited. According to a study from Centre for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Region Stockholm, internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be as effective as conventional CBT. […]

New findings linking brain immune system to psychosis — ScienceDaily

New research at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden suggests a link between psychosis and a genetic change that affects the brain’s immune system. The study published in Molecular Psychiatry may impact the development of modern medicines for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Psychosis affects approximately 2-3 per cent of the population and is characterized by a change […]

Covid Sweden: Entering lockdown earlier would have curbed first wave deaths by 40%, study says

Sweden could have saved thousands of lives if it imposed a lockdown last spring instead of opting against restrictions, researchers say. The Scandinavian nation defied calls to take the draconian action in the first wave, prompting fierce criticism of its ‘herd immunity’ approach.  Around 6,000 Swedes died during the first six months of the pandemic, […]

First successful implementation of new antibacterial technology — ScienceDaily

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds — a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. The new material offers great hope for combating a growing global problem. The World Health Organization describes antibiotic-resistant bacteria as one of the […]

Microneedle patch delivers antibiotics locally in the skin — ScienceDaily

MRSA skin infections are often treated with intravenous injection of antibiotics, which can cause significant side effects and promote the development of resistant bacterial strains. To solve these problems, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are developing a microneedle patch that delivers antibiotics directly into the affected skin area. New results published in Advanced Materials […]

Long-term stress in dogs linked to the owner-dog relationship — ScienceDaily

The relationship a dog has with its owner is related to its stress level. This is the conclusion of a newly published study from Linköping University, Sweden. The results, published in the journal Scientific Reports, also suggest that the link between stress and the owner’s personality traits differs between dog breeds. Researchers at Linköping University […]

Norway says AstraZeneca and J&J Covid vaccines should only be offered to volunteers for shot

Norwegian health regulators say Covid vaccines made by AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson should only be offered to people who volunteer for the shots.  The country’s Institute for Public Health recommended neither should routinely be used because of ‘serious side effects’, with both jabs linked to a tiny risk of suffering serious blood clots.  But […]

Research results challenge a decades-old mechanism of how we hear sounds — ScienceDaily

Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have made several discoveries on the functioning mechanisms of the inner hair cells of the ear, which convert sounds into nerve signals that are processed in the brain. The results, presented in the scientific journal Nature Communications, challenge the current picture of the anatomical organisation and workings of the hearing […]

The ‘acid’ jab that may beat back pain for good

A once-in-a-lifetime jab may treat back pain. In a new trial, injections of lactic acid — a syrup-like substance formed in sour milk and found naturally in our bodies — are being given to 120 patients with lower back pain caused by disc problems. The researchers say that the jab will make the discs, which […]

HEALTH NOTES: People with kidney disease are 70% more likely to develop dementia, study finds

HEALTH NOTES: People with kidney disease are 70 per cent more likely to develop dementia, study finds By Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 17:12 EDT, 8 May 2021 | Updated: 17:26 EDT, 8 May 2021 People with kidney disease are 70 per cent more likely to develop dementia, a major study has found. Swedish researchers […]

How meningitis-causing bacteria may sense fever to avoid immune killing — ScienceDaily

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered a mechanism through which meningitis-causing bacteria can evade our immune system. In laboratory tests, they found that Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae respond to increasing temperatures by producing safeguards that keep them from getting killed. This may prime their defenses against our immune system and increase their […]

Going to university does NOT protect you against dementia or heart disease, scientists confirm

Going to university and getting a degree does NOT protect you against brain shrinkage, scientists confirm Education has been linked to health advantages — including lower dementia risk  Researchers analysed the brain structure of 2,000 people at various life stages  They found university-educated people do tend to have larger brain volumes However, higher education did nothing to stave […]

Coronavirus: Covid elimination policies are best, says Oxford article

Countries that tried to keep out Covid completely rather than controlling it survived the pandemic with fewer deaths, more money and more freedom, economists say. In an article published in The Lancet medical journal, Oxford University researchers said countries with ‘zero Covid’ policies did best by their citizens. Australia and New Zealand notoriously took a […]

Designing healthy diets with computer analysis — ScienceDaily

A new mathematical model for the interaction of bacteria in the gut could help design new probiotics and specially tailored diets to prevent diseases. The research, from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, was recently published in the journal PNAS. “Intestinal bacteria have an important role to play in health and the development of diseases, […]

Covid: Denmark to SWAP unwanted AstraZeneca vaccine as Sweden offers alternatives to under-65s

Denmark is looking to swap its unwanted AstraZeneca jabs for other coronavirus vaccines owned by other countries after ditching it entirely over blood clot fears. Meanwhile, it was announced by the Swedish Health Agency on Tuesday that Swedes under 65 who have had one shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine will be given a different vaccine for their […]

But protective effects seen only among women, study finds — ScienceDaily

Taking multivitamins, omega-3, probiotics or vitamin D supplements may lessen the risk of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infection — at least among women — indicates a large population study, published online in the journal BMJ Nutrition Prevention & Health. But taking any of vitamin C, zinc, or garlic supplements wasn’t […]

Targeted chemotherapy of glioblastoma spheroids with an iontronic pump — ScienceDaily

Despite surgery and subsequent treatment with chemotherapy and radiation, the majority of patients experience recurrence of malignant brain tumours. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, and the Medical University of Graz, Austria, have shown in cells in culture that an ion pump can deliver drugs more accurately, which gives less severe adverse effects in chemotherapy. The […]

Defects in a specific cell type may cause ulcerative colitis — ScienceDaily

There are many variants of “goblet cells” in the intestines and they seem to have different functions, according to a new study from the University of Gothenburg. The study indicates that defects in goblet cells of a particular type may be a factor contributing to ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease. The entire inside of […]

Coronavirus: Just half of carers vaccinated in London borough with South Africa variant outbreak

Real name: B.1.351 When and where was it discovered?  Scientists first noticed in December 2020 that the variant, named B.1.351, was genetically different in a way that could change how it acts. It was picked up through random genetic sampling of swabs submitted by people testing positive for the virus, and was first found in […]

From Denisovans to the human immune response — ScienceDaily

Describing the genetic diversity of human populations is essential to improve our understanding of human diseases and their geographical distribution. However, the vast majority of genetic studies have been focused on populations of European ancestry, which represent only 16% of the global population. Scientists at the Institut Pasteur, Collège de France, and CNRS have looked […]

Anti-lockdown Sweden had highest rate of Covid-19 infections in Europe per capita last week

Sweden had the highest number of Covid-19 infections per capita in Europe last week.  The lockdown-averse country recorded 625 new infections per million people in the last week, vastly higher than its Scandinavian neighbours, with Finland, Norway and Denmark, recording 65, 132 and 111 cases per million respectively.   Sweden also had more patients in intensive care than […]

Another way ‘good’ cholesterol is good: Combatting inflammation — ScienceDaily

Testing how well “good” cholesterol particles reduce inflammation may help predict who is at heightened risk to develop cardiovascular disease caused by narrowed arteries, according to research published today in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation. Assessing levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, known as “good cholesterol,” are already a standard part of formulas […]

Why some of us are hungry all the time — ScienceDaily

New research shows that people who experience big dips in blood sugar levels, several hours after eating, end up feeling hungrier and consuming hundreds more calories during the day than others. A study published today in Nature Metabolism, from PREDICT, the largest ongoing nutritional research program in the world that looks at responses to food […]

Matt Hancock insists UK on track to hit July vaccination target

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF THE RARE BLOOD CLOTS LINKED TO ASTRAZENECA’S VACCINE?  Only Britons who suffer one of the below symptoms four days post-vaccination need to contact their doctor.  Shortness of breath Chest pain Swollen leg Persistent stomach pain Severe headache Blurred vision Skin bruising beyond the site of injection   Matt Hancock today warned […]

A clinical study finds a biomarker for the action of glucocorticoids that could be used for developing tests to help clinicians tailor treatments — ScienceDaily

Researchers have uncovered pathways involved in the body’s response to glucocorticoid treatments and identified a novel biomarker that could be used to monitor how these drugs work in patients, according to a clinical study published today in eLife. A more reliable indicator of an individual’s response to glucocorticoid drugs could be used to develop a […]

Moderna jab to be deployed in a fortnight, minister reveals as experts behind Valneva’s vaccine

The long-awaited Moderna coronavirus vaccine will be dished out in Britain within the next two weeks, No10’s vaccine minister revealed today.  Nadhim Zahawi said the first batch of the jab — approved by regulators in January — is set to arrive in the third week of this month, with ‘more volume’ expected in May.  Ministers […]

One in ten have long-term effects 8 months following mild COVID-19 — ScienceDaily

Eight months after mild COVID-19, one in ten people still has at least one moderate to severe symptom that is perceived as having a negative impact on their work, social or home life. The most common long-term symptoms are a loss of smell and taste and fatigue. This is according to a study published in […]

Covid-19 UK: What should I do if I’ve had the AstraZeneca jab?

Britons were once again left with a raft of questions over the safety of AstraZeneca‘s coronavirus vaccine after health chiefs today recommended it should not be given to under-30s because of its link to potentially deadly blood clots. No10’s jab advisory panel says healthy people aged 18 to 29 be offered either Pfizer or Moderna‘s […]

One in 10 people who had mild COVID-19 are STILL left with lingering symptoms EIGHT months later

One in ten people who had mild COVID-19 STILL have lingering symptoms like fatigue and loss of smell EIGHT months later Researchers compared about 300 healthcare workers who had been infected with COVID-19 to about 1,000 who hadn’t been A total of 26% of survivors had at least one symptom that lasted more than two […]

Studimi/ Ky është vendi më i lumtur në botë! Ja në cilin vend renditet Shqipëria, Kosova më e lumtur se ne

Finlanda është vendi më i lumtur në botë. Kombet Nordike dominojnë listën globale ndërsa Mbretëria e Bashkuar bie pesë vende në vendin e 18-të – ndërsa Zimbabve vjen i fundit në listë. Ndërkohë për sa i përket Shqipërisë, vendi ynë rendit i 63. ndërsa për sa i përket Kosovës renditet në vendin 31. Shumë më […]

LeBron James hits back at Zlatan Ibrahimovic criticism of political activism

Ibrahimovic in an interview on Thursday said sportspeople like four-time NBA champion James, who has been one of the NBA’s leading voices against racial injustice and police brutality, should avoid making the mistake of getting involved in political matters and instead focus on only sports. “I will never shut up about things that are wrong. […]

The week in 43 photos

Law enforcement officers investigate the scene of Tiger Woods’ rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday, February 23. The golf icon sustained serious leg injuries in the accident. Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock Members of Congress observe a moment of silence on the steps of the US Capitol on Tuesday, February 23. More than […]

GameStop fiasco helps build momentum for a stock-trading tax — and Wall Street is furious

But there is a deep divide over the wisdom of a financial transaction tax. Progressives see it as a smart way to simultaneously curb predatory trading while funding ambitious programs aimed at easing America’s inequality problem. Opponents, on the other hand, paint a financial transaction tax (FTT) as a nightmare. Wall Street, which would take […]

Opinion: Biden is right to spend big for Covid-19 relief. But who’s going to pay for it?

The spending is both necessary and affordable, yet there is a crucial question: how should the US pay for it? The Biden recovery plan covers three important needs. It spends $400 billion to fund the fight against the pandemic, through immunizations, an expanded public health workforce, and other means. It allocates around $1 trillion in […]

German firm’s super-coolers to send vaccines around the world

Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccine must be stored at a frigid minus 70 degrees Celsius (minus 94 Fahrenheit).   At first sight, they look like regular containers. But the rectangular boxes made by German company Va-Q-Tec will in fact play a key role in keeping life-saving COVID-19 vaccines ultra cool as they are shipped across the world. After […]

Birth defects linked to greater risk of cancer in later life

Credit: CC0 Public Domain People born with major birth defects face a higher risk of cancer throughout life, although the relative risk is greatest in childhood and then declines, finds a study published by The BMJ today. The researchers found a continued increased risk of cancer in people who had been born with both non-chromosomal […]

Police arrest Swedish mother suspected of locking her son up for 28 years

Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 07:31 A woman in Sweden suspected of holding her son captive inside their apartment for decades has been arrested, police said on Tuesday, with reports claiming the man was found undernourished with infected sores on his body and almost no teeth. Stockholm police spokesman Ola Osterling told AFP the man had […]

New tests identify very early changes in Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear

PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: public domain Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, together with their colleagues at the Barcelona Beta Research Centre in Spain, the University Medical Centre in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and the University of Paris, have found new forms of tau protein that become abnormal in […]

Deep learning predicts woman’s risk for breast cancer

Micrograph showing a lymph node invaded by ductal breast carcinoma, with extension of the tumour beyond the lymph node. Credit: Nephron/Wikipedia Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a deep learning model that identifies imaging biomarkers on screening mammograms to predict a patient’s risk for developing breast cancer with greater accuracy than traditional risk […]

More education may not protect against dementia

Credit: CC0 Public Domain The state of knowledge seemed clear: school education protects against dementia. Every school year is supposed to reduce the risk of developing dementia in later life by up to seven percent. Researchers at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) have shown quite some perseverance and have now refuted this causal connection. Their […]

RAS inhibitors not linked to increased risk of death from COVID-19

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Concerns have been raised that the use of a common group of medications called RAS inhibitors could facilitate SARS-CoV-2 infection, impact COVID-19 disease severity and worsen prognosis. However, in a new nationwide registry-based study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, including almost 1.4 million patients, use of RAS inhibitors was not associated […]

Sweden expects to reach virus peak in mid-December

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Swedish health officials said Thursday they expected the country to reach the peak of the second wave of COVID-19 infections the country is experiencing in the middle of December. The assessment was based on new modelling by the country’s Public Health Agency, based on reported cases up until November 6. How […]

Gut immune cells may help send multiple sclerosis into remission

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An international research team led by UCSF scientists has shown, for the first time, that gut immune cells travel to the brain during multiple sclerosis (MS) flare-ups in patients. These gut cells seem to be playing a protective role, helping drive MS symptoms back into remission. Scientists know that in MS, […]

U.S. leads wealthy nations in pregnancy-related deaths

(HealthDay)—American women are far more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than women in other wealthy countries—and a national shortage of maternity care providers bodes ill for the future. Those are some of the findings from a new report on maternal mortality by the nonprofit Commonwealth Fund, which compared the United States with 10 other […]

France defeats Sweden in UEFA Nations League 4-2

Issued on: 18/11/2020 – 07:34 Striker Olivier Giroud scored twice to move closer to France’s national team’s scoring record as the Nations League group winner beat Sweden 4-2 and relegated it on Tuesday. Giroud’s tally of 44 goals puts him seven behind France and Arsenal great Thierry Henry’s record of 51. “It always feels like […]

France beats Portugal, clinches Nations League finals spot

Issued on: 14/11/2020 – 23:02 N’Golo Kante scored just his second international goal as World Cup holders France defeated European champions Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon on Saturday to secure a place in the Nations League finals.  Chelsea midfielder Kante was quickest to react to a rebound as he netted the winner on 54 minutes that […]

Baricitinib treatment linked to reduced mortality in COVID-19 patients

This scanning electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient, emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab. Credit: NIAID-RML The rheumatoid arthritis drug baricitinib can block viral entry and reduce mortality in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19, according to translational research […]

New screening questionnaire can identify people at high risk of developing heart disease

More than 40% of middle-aged adults have silent coronary artery disease. Researchers have developed a new screening questionnaire to help identify individuals at the highest risk for coronary artery disease, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. Coronary artery disease is caused by atherosclerosis, or deposits of fats, […]

World champions France slump to 2-0 home defeat to Finland

Issued on: 12/11/2020 – 07:12 France geared up for their upcoming Nations League games with a shock 2-0 home defeat against Finland as their 12-match unbeaten streak came to an abrupt end on Wednesday. Marcus Forss and Onni Valakari scored in the first half to give Finland their first win against Les Bleus, having lost all their previous eight […]

EU hopes to distribute Covid-19 vaccine in months, cases surge in Italy

The European Union expressed hope Wednesday that it could start vaccinating people against the novel coronavirus as early as next year, as Italy recorded more than one million cases and Britain said its death toll has surpassed the 50,000 mark. The head of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Andrea Ammon, told […]

EU sees vaccinations within months as cases top 1 million in Italy

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The European Union expressed hope Wednesday that it could start vaccinating people against the novel coronavirus as early as next year, as Italy recorded more than one million cases and Britain said its death toll has surpassed the 50,000 mark. The head of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control […]

How Exercise Might Affect Immunity to Lower Cancer Risk

So, recently, a group of scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and other institutions began to wonder about white blood cells. Part of the immune system, white blood cells play a key role in our defense against cancer by noting, navigating to and often annihilating malignant cells. Researchers have known for some time that […]

Gladbach forward Marcus Thuram eyes first France cap in Finland friendly

Issued on: 11/11/2020 – 08:20 Borussia Moenchengladbach forward Marcus Thuram, son of France’s 1998 World Cup winner Lilian, is hoping to win his maiden cap on Wednesday when the world champions take on Finland in a friendly at the Stade de France. Thuram has scored three goals in 10 games for the Bundesliga club in all competitions this season, […]

Mink and the Coronavirus: What We Know

Last week, Denmark announced its intention to cull all farmed mink, some 17 million, out of fear that a mutated version of the coronavirus might diminish the effectiveness of potential vaccines. The decision has caused dismay in other countries and a debate among scientists about the validity of the concern. Six countries — Denmark, the […]

Scientists on guard over ‘mutant’ mink coronavirus

More than 15 million minks are slated to be culled in Denmark Coronavirus transmission from minks to humans does not necessarily mean the disease will become more dangerous, but scientists are on their guard in the wake of an astounding announcement from Denmark. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said Wednesday that the country will kill […]

Six countries reported coronavirus on mink farms, WHO says

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Denmark and the United States are among six countries that have reported new coronavirus cases linked to mink farms, the World Health Organization said. Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden are the other nations to have discovered SARS-CoV-2 in minks, WHO said in a statement. Denmark has imposed strict measures on […]

Italian regions latest to enter lockdown as virus grips Europe

Empty cafes in Italy as large parts of the country return to lockdown Swathes of Italy return to coronavirus lockdown Friday as the resurgent pandemic continued its march through Europe and reached record levels in the United States. Five coronavirus “red zones” in Italy’s north—plus Calabria in the country’s “toe”—will shutter non-essential businesses, affecting 16 […]

Denmark races to cut off virus mutation as England locks down

England’s 56 million people re-entered a lockdown on Thursday Denmark on Thursday raced to shut down a region where a mutated version of the coronavirus detected in minks spread to humans, as the World Health Organization warned of an “explosion” in COVID-19 infections in Europe and England entered its second lockdown. Europe has again become […]

Europe’s quiet success in COVID-19 fight

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As millions across Europe face new lockdown measures to tackle the resurging coronavirus, Finland is bucking the trend: infection rates are falling, while attitudes to restrictions remain the most positive on the continent. Although much international attention has been focused on next-door Sweden’s light-touch response to the virus, Finland has quietly […]

France back in coronavirus lockdown as US surges to daily record

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain France headed into a second lockdown on Friday as the resurgent coronavirus pandemic hit new heights in the United States with a daily record of more than 90,000 cases, just five days before the presidential election. From midnight, France’s 65 million population were largely confined to their homes, needing written statements […]

Health workers and their families account for 1 in 6 hospital COVID-19 cases

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Healthcare workers and their families account for a sixth (17%) of hospital admissions for COVID-19 in the working age population (18-65 years), finds a study from Scotland published by The BMJ today. Although hospital admission with COVID-19 in this age group was very low overall, the risk for healthcare workers and […]

Europe and US facing new round of shutdowns amid virus surge

A medical crew treat a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at the Joseph Imbert Hospital Center in Arles, southern France, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Many French doctors are urging a new nationwide lockdown, noting that 58% of the country’s intensive care units are now occupied by COVID patients and medical staff are under […]

Weight-reduction surgery for severely obese adults may prevent second heart attack, death

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain People with severe obesity (BMI >35) and a prior heart attack who undergo weight-reduction surgery may lower their risk of a second heart attack, major cardiovascular event, heart failure and death compared to people with similar medical histories who did not have weight-reduction surgery, according to new research published today in […]

Europe sounds alarm over second wave of Covid infections as WHO warns of ‘exponential’ rise

Issued on: 24/10/2020 – 16:32 The European Union’s disease control agency has joined frantic health workers to sound the alarm over a coronavirus surge across the continent, as the World Health Organization warned of an “exponential” rise in infections. Even countries that avoided severe outbreaks during Europe’s first wave of contagion in the spring have […]

Europe, WHO sound alarm over resurgent virus crisis

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain The EU’s disease control agency on Friday joined frantic health workers across Europe in sounding the alarm about the surge in coronavirus infections as the World Health Organization warned of an “exponential” rise in cases. Several countries in Europe are reporting infection rates higher than during the first wave of the […]

Schoolchildren Seem Unlikely to Fuel Coronavirus Surges, Scientists Say

The trends for older children are much harder to discern. But over all, they suggest a greater chance for infections to spread without careful measures in place. Sweden, often cited as a model for having schools operate throughout the pandemic, kept schools open for children under 16, but with small class sizes and physical distancing. […]

Diagnostic, therapeutic advance for rare neurodegenerative disorder

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Mayo Clinic researchers, along with national and global collaborators, have developed a potential test for Machado-Joseph disease, or spinocerebellar ataxia type 3 (SCA3)—a disease that has no cure. They also have clarified the role of a gene target associated with the disease. The inherited disease is linked to a mutation in […]

Rregullorja komunale për përkujdesjen dhe mbrojtjen e fëmijes (VIDEO)

Të drejtat e fëmijëve janë të mbrojtuara me ligj. Mbrotja e fëmijëve fillon nga familje, prej prindërve ose kujdestarëve. Por fëmijët mbrohen edhe me ligj të vecantë nga komunat përkatëse. Advocacy Training and Recource Center (ATRC) në bashkëpunim me Save the Children dhe Sweden Sverige dhe me financim nga Qeveria Suedeze, kanë realizuar një video […]

Nicht alkoholische Fettleber: Selbst milde Form ist mit erhöhter Mortalität assoziiert

Forscher des Karolinska Institutet in Schweden und des Massachusetts General Hospital in den USA legen in einer aktuellen Studie dar, dass bei der alkoholischen Fettlebererkrankung (NAFLD) die Mortalität mit der Schwere der Erkrankung zunimmt, aber selbst schon eine leichte NAFLD mit einer höheren Mortalität verbunden ist. Kleine klinische Studien haben gezeigt, dass bei Patienten mit […]

A Viral Theory Cited by Health Officials Draws Fire From Scientists

As the coronavirus pandemic erupted this spring, two Stanford University professors — Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Dr. Scott W. Altas — bonded over a shared concern that lockdowns were creating economic and societal devastation. Now Dr. Atlas is President Trump’s science adviser, a powerful force inside the White House. And Dr. Bhattacharya is one of […]

Mbappe goal gives France 2-1 Nations League win over Croatia

Issued on: 15/10/2020 – 03:43 France stretched their unbeaten run against Croatia to eight games after a late goal by Kylian Mbappe gave the world champions a 2-1 win in their Nations League top-tier Group 3 match on Wednesday. The result left France second in the group on 10 points from four games, behind Portugal […]

EU agrees to sanction six over Navalny poisoning, Russia threatens retaliation

Issued on: 15/10/2020 – 03:26 The EU agreed Wednesday to impose sanctions on six people and one entity over the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny with a Novichok nerve agent, diplomats told AFP. Ambassadors from the 27 EU countries approved sanctions after France and Germany proposed measures last week, saying Russia was responsible […]

COVID-19 taking huge toll in excess U.S. deaths

(HealthDay)—A pair of new studies assert that the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a disaster, causing more deaths than thought and prolonging Americans’ suffering more than any other country. The United States experienced a 20% increase over expected deaths between March and August 2020, with more than 225,500 people needlessly dying, said […]

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus

Issued on: 13/10/2020 – 18:31 Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for COVID-19, Portugal’s Football Federation said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. The 35-year-old Juventus striker will miss Wednesday’s UEFA Nations League game against Sweden but is “well, has no symptoms and is in isolation”, the federation said. The federation added […]

Even mild fatty liver disease is linked to increased mortality

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD, affects nearly one in four adults in Europe and the U.S. Earlier research has demonstrated an increased risk of death in patients with NAFLD and advanced fibrosis or cirrhosis. Now, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and Massachusetts General Hospital in the U.S. show that mortality […]

New mechanism affecting nerve impulses discovered

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have discovered a new mechanism by which substances can open a certain type of ion channel and thereby regulate nerve impulses. The study, published in the scientific journal PNAS, identifies a large group of substances that influence the coupling between the various functional parts of an […]

Study details highest-risk groups for dying of COVID-19 in Sweden

Gunnar Andersson, professor of demography, Stockholm University. Credit: Leila Zoubir/Stockholm University Being a man, having a lower income, having a lower level of education, not being married, and being born abroad in low- or middle-income countries—these are factors that, independent of one another, are related to an elevated risk of dying from COVID-19 in Sweden. […]

Pandemic has widened existing gaps in access to abortion services across Europe

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The coronavirus pandemic has widened existing gaps in access to abortion services across Europe, finds a review of country-wide policy changes in response to COVID-19, published in the journal BMJ Sexual & Reproductive Health. But enforced innovations adopted in some countries, such as telemedicine and the provision of abortion at home, […]

People With This Mutation Can’t Smell Stinky Fish

Most people carry an intact version of TAAR5, and easily recognize the fishy fragrance as mildly repulsive — an ability that might have evolved to help our ancestors avoid spoiled food. But a small number of the Icelanders in the study carried at least one “broken” copy of the gene that appeared to render them […]

Carter Williams, Who Unshackled Nursing Home Residents, Dies at 97

In journal articles, conferences, congressional hearings and meetings with regulators, Carter Catlett Williams illuminated the miseries of nursing home residents with the sympathetic and descriptive powers of a novelist. She told stories like that of Miss Cohen, whose restrictive diet prohibited the “warm, fragrant chunk of challah” she had eaten on Friday nights her whole […]

2020 Nobel medicine prize awarded to US-British trio for Hepatitis C discovery

Issued on: 05/10/2020 – 12:06 Americans Harvey J. Alter and Charles M. Rice and Briton Michael Houghton won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the Hepatitis C virus, the Nobel Committee announced Monday. The three were honoured for their “decisive contribution to the fight against blood-borne hepatitis, a major global […]

Improved decision-making skills vital to avoid spread of COVID-19 in health care facilities

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain New research from Halmstad University, Sweden, investigates the prevention of health care associated infections and gives a clue on how to avoid the spread of for instance COVID-19 in hospital settings. Ph.D.-student Luís Fernando Irgang dos Santos points out health care-professionals’ decision-making skills as key to limiting infection outbreaks. Health care […]

EU leaders meet to tackle disputes over Turkey, Belarus and budget

Issued on: 01/10/2020 – 04:50 European leaders meet on Thursday to tackle rifts that threaten their huge coronavirus recovery package and weaken their ability to respond to crises on their borders with Turkey and Belarus. The first night of the extraordinary two-day European Union summit will be dominated by the bloc’s tricky ties with Ankara, which […]

HPV vaccine effective against cervical cancer

Electron micrograph of a negatively stained human papilloma virus (HPV) which occurs in human warts. Credit: public domain Women vaccinated against HPV have a significantly lower risk of developing cervical cancer, and the positive effect is most pronounced for women vaccinated at a young age. That is according to a large study by researchers at […]

‘Snake’ Djokovic dominates French Open leaving opponent ‘suffocated’

Issued on: 29/09/2020 – 22:50 Novak Djokovic was likened to a snake devouring its prey Tuesday as his bid to become the first man in half a century to win all four Grand Slam titles twice got off to a straightforward start at Roland Garros while a ‘double bounce’ row prompted calls for video replays […]

Yemeni govt, Houthi rebels agree large prisoner exchange

Issued on: 27/09/2020 – 15:32Modified: 27/09/2020 – 15:33 The United Nations said Yemen’s warring sides agreed Sunday to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners, marking the first phase of a release plan reached earlier this year. The U.N. mission in Yemen said the internationally recognized government that was driven from the capital six years ago and […]

New scientific model can predict virus peaks of contamination in Europe

Issued on: 25/09/2020 – 17:26Modified: 25/09/2020 – 17:29 A team of researchers has revealed a pioneering model that aims to predict the rate of propagation of Covid-19 in each country in Europe. It was battle stations on September 24 when Brussels demanded European countries immediately tighten their control measures in the face of the spread of […]

France’s ‘climate changers’: Meet the budding activists fighting for a better world

Issued on: 25/09/2020 – 15:30 Reporters © France 24 Like Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, young French citizens are determined to act in order to save the planet. They’re fighting for a greener world, but also a fairer and more responsible one. It’s not just about climate marches: by denouncing advertising and staging symbolic blockades, they aim to […]

EU refuses to acknowledge Lukashenko as Belarus’s president

Issued on: 24/09/2020 – 09:32 The European Union refuses to recognise Alexander Lukashenko as Belarus president after his inauguration that lacked “democratic legitimacy” and Brussels is reviewing its relations with Minsk, the EU’s diplomatic chief said Thursday. Lukashenko’s secret inauguration on Wednesday triggered fresh condemnation in the West and new mass demonstrations in Belarus that […]

Kremlin critic Navalny discharged from Berlin hospital, full recovery ‘possible’

Issued on: 23/09/2020 – 10:44 Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who the West believes was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent, has been discharged from hospital after just over a month, the Berlin medical facility treating him said Wednesday. “Based on the patient’s progress and current condition, the treating physicians believe that complete recovery is […]

EU set to propose plan on asylum seekers, but Austria warns against quotas

Issued on: 23/09/2020 – 08:30Modified: 23/09/2020 – 08:35 Five years after Europe’s migrant crisis, Brussels will propose on Wednesday that member states share the responsibility for asylum seekers under a “compulsory solidarity mechanism”. But it could spark outrage from countries such as Austria, whose Chancellor Sebastian Kurz warned against any attempts to force EU countries to […]

Antibiotics associated with increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Micrograph showing inflammation of the large bowel in a case of inflammatory bowel disease. Colonic biopsy. Credit: Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Antibiotics use, particularly antibiotics with greater spectrum of microbial coverage, may be associated with an increased risk of new-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its subtypes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. That is according to […]