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In Sweden you can roam anywhere you like, without the landowner's permission

The concept of access regardless of land ownership is called 'Allemansrätt' - 'everyman's right'. The custom dates from mediaeval times, but was only passed as law in parliament in 1974, and enshrined in the Swedish constitution in 1994. Authorities can even force landowners to remove any fence in place which has the sole purpose of obstructing public access to a recreation area.There are sensible exceptions. You cannot enter private gardens or cultivated land, nor can you camp within 70 metres ...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Japan, England, Sweden, Law, Scotland, Environment, US, Nature, Austria, Innovation, Northern Ireland, Denmark, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

French court orders life support to resume for man in vegetative state

Doctors had halted nutrition and hydration to Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old with severe brain damageA Paris appeals court has ordered the resumption of life support for a Frenchman from whom doctors had only hours earlier begun withdrawing treatment, in a wrenching case that has divided his family and country.The court ordered authorities “to take all measures” to keep alive Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old quadriplegic with severe brain damage who has been in a vegetative state for a decade, pen...
Tags: Health, Europe, France, Society, World news, Paris, Un, Vincent Lambert

A Newly Discovered Mutation May Explain Why Some Dogs Can't Breathe Well

As wonderfully cute as dog breeds like the French Bulldog look (for some people at least), it’s long been thought that these dogs’ distinctively compact skulls also make them very vulnerable to severe health and breathing issues. But new research out of Europe suggests that smushy faces are only part of the problem…Read more...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Dogs

Largest study of women with hyperemesis gravidarum launches in Europe

Women with severe sickness during pregnancy are being invited to join the largest study of the condition in Europe, led by Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London.
Tags: Health, Europe, King s College, St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

The Guardian view on abortion: protecting a human right | Editorial

Cruel laws risk lives and harm women around the world. Attempts to extend them must be resistedNo law can end abortions, however severe its restrictions and however harsh its penalties. Each day almost 70,000 unsafe abortions are carried out around the world, and they are vastly more likely to happen in countries with strict laws. What such legislation does do is force some women to continue pregnancies against their wishes, while risking the lives and wellbeing of others. Women in the US have s...
Tags: Health, Europe, Human Rights, Law, Women, Americas, US, Alabama, Georgia, UK News, World news, US news, Ireland, Chile, Italy, Northern Ireland

Routine screening for SCD among refugees could help prevent life-threatening complications

Hematologists are zeroing in on the escalating humanitarian crisis in southern Europe by assessing the burden of blood disorders among refugees and identifying strategies to facilitate more timely identification and treatment of refugees with sickle cell disease.
Tags: Health, Europe

Amsterdam Announces Plan to Ban All Polluting Cars by 2030

On Thursday, the city of Amsterdam announced its plan to replace all gasoline and diesel-powered cars and motorcycles with electric vehicles by 2030. The plan is an attempt to address unhealthy and alarming rates of air pollution in the city due to high traffic. Currently, toxic air pollution in Amsterdam exceeds European Union standards. In 2018, the Dutch health council called on the government to develop a plan to address toxic amounts of nitrogen dioxide and particle matter, specifically in...
Tags: Health, Europe, Design, News, Climate Change, Environment, European Union, Traffic, Air Pollution, Electric Vehicles, Amsterdam, Carbon Emissions, Rotterdam, Hydrogen Vehicles, Sharon Dijksma, Dijksma Amsterdam

German parents may face fine for refusing measles vaccination

Law would make vaccination mandatory for children in schools and nurseriesParents who refuse to vaccinate their children against measles in Germany could be punished with fines of up to €2,500 (£2,130), according to a draft law presented by the health minister, Jens Spahn.The law, which is set to come into effect from 1 March 2022 if it passes through parliament before the end of this year, would make vaccination against measles mandatory for all children attending nurseries and schools, as well...
Tags: Health, Europe, Law, Germany, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Jens Spahn

German parents face fine for refusing measles vaccination

Law would make vaccination mandatory for children in schools and nurseriesParents who refuse to vaccinate their children against measles in Germany could be punished with fines of up to €2,500 (£2,130), according to a draft law presented by the health minister, Jens Spahn.The law, which is set to come into effect from 1 March 2022 if it passes through parliament before the end of this year, would make vaccination against measles mandatory for all children attending nurseries and schools, as well...
Tags: Health, Europe, Law, Germany, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Jens Spahn

Russia wants to make HIV/Aids denialism illegal to halt epidemic

Denialists have been gaining attention in country where treatment rates are already lowRussia is proposing a ban on so-called HIV/Aids denialism as the country struggles to manage one of the largest epidemics in eastern Europe or central Asia.Russia’s ministry of health this week put forward legislation that would make it illegal to spread false information about HIV, targeting those who reject its existence or question the link between HIV and Aids and doctors’ ability to treat the disease. Con...
Tags: Health, Europe, Russia, Society, World news, Aids and HIV, Asia Russia

Study highlights disparity in providing mental health services across EU countries

Access to inpatient care for young people with mental health issues varies significantly across Europe, with mental health services providing up to fifty times more beds depending upon the country you live in.
Tags: Health, Europe, Eu

Driving A Tesla Increases CO2 Emissions – Sen Hassan Aid Stole Gigabytes Of Data and more Today on TTWCP Radio Show: [04-27-19]

Driving A Tesla Increases CO2 Emissions – Sen Hassan Aid Stole Gigabytes Of Data and more Today on TTWCP Radio Show: [04-27-19] document.createElement('audio'); DOWNLOAD TRANS...
Tags: Apple, Health, Amazon, Cloud, Europe, Podcast, Japan, Microsoft, Congress, California, Senate, China, Germany, US, Toronto, Tesla

UK health minister leans on social media platforms to delete anti-vax content

Social media-fuelled anti-vaxxer propaganda is the latest online harm the U.K. government is targeting. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today program this morning health secretary Matt Hancock said he will meet with representatives from social media platforms on Monday to pressure them into doing more to prevent false information about the safety of vaccinations from being amplified by their platforms. “I’m seeing them on Monday to require that they do more to take down wrong — well lies essentiall...
Tags: Health, Social, Facebook, Europe, UK, England, Instagram, Social Media, Tech, Policy, Public Health, NHS, United Kingdom, Vaccination, Social Media Platforms, BBC Radio

Soylent now sells solid snack bars

Soylent is leaving liquids behind as it journeys deeper into the packaged food business with a selection of snack sized bars. The 100 calorie bar has 5 grams of plant protein, 36 nutrients and probiotics for digestive health. Snack bars come in three flavors — chocolate brownie,  citrus berry and salted caramel. It’s the second new product launch for Soylent this year. In January the company came out with a single sized version of its pre-packaged meal replacement shakes called the “Soylent B...
Tags: Health, Food, TC, Europe, UK, Nutrition, Articles, Los Angeles, Tech, United States, Food And Drink, Soylent, Bar, Highland Europe, Crowley, Meal Replacement

Consumers get another digital home health offering as Tyto Care and Best Buy launch TytoHome

Best Buy is partnering with the Israeli technology Tyto Care to become the official retailer for the company’s all-in-one digital diagnostics kit through its physical stores in California, the Dakotas, Ohio and Minnesota and through its online store. Tyto previously sold its technology through healthcare plans, making its handheld examination device with attachments that act as a thermometer, a stethoscope, an otoscope and a tongue depressor available to families with insurance that wanted to re...
Tags: Health, TC, Asia, Europe, Minnesota, Medicine, California, Israel, Articles, Tech, Walgreens, United States, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Best-buy

Strategies to achieve greater vaccination coverage throughout Europe

In the spirit of WHO, which regards this problem as one of the ten major healthcare problems in the world - the aim of all participants is to engage with parents, political decision-makers, the media and healthcare professionals, in particular, to raise awareness and hence achieve greater vaccination coverage in general.
Tags: Health, Europe

Tackling the $190 billion physical therapy market, Sword Health raises $8 million from Khosla Ventures

The U.S. healthcare system spends roughly $190 billion every year on physical therapies prescribed to treat muscular and skeletal disorders, and Sword Health has raised $8 million in a new round of financing to slash those costs. The New York-based company was founded in Europe four years ago and recently relocated to the U.S. where spending on musculoskeletal disorders has skyrocketed to become the second most costly ailment in America, the company said. Sword Health focuses on five key patholo...
Tags: Health, TC, Europe, New York, Medicine, America, San Francisco, Tech, United States, Physical Therapy, Pain, Porto, Wearable Devices, Khosla Ventures, Chronic Pain, Bento

Europe under major threat from vector-borne diseases

Researchers presenting at ECCMID have warned that vector-borne diseases are on the rise and threatening to spread into many parts of Europe.
Tags: Health, Europe

ESMO drives collaborative action at EU level to address essential medicine shortages

Shortages of essential cancer medicines have a direct impact on patient care across Europe. To ensure that this issue remains a top priority on the EU policy agenda, ESMO -the leading European professional organization for medical oncology, collaborated with the European Parliament to organize a cross-partisan event entitled "Shortages of Inexpensive, Essential Medicines: Calling for Tangible Political Commitments in the EU".
Tags: Health, Europe, Eu, European Parliament, ESMO

Tests of Europe’s rivers and canals reveal presence of over 100 pesticides

Tests of Europe's rivers and canals have revealed more than 100 pesticides - including 24 that are not licensed for use in the EU.
Tags: Health, Europe

Pesticides and antibiotics polluting streams across Europe

Wildlife and human health are threatened say scientists as Syngenta accepts ‘undeniable demand’ for changePesticides and antibiotics are polluting streams across Europe, a study has found. Scientists say the contamination is dangerous for wildlife and may increase the development of drug-resistant microbes.More than 100 pesticides and 21 drugs were detected in the 29 waterways analysed in 10 European nations, including the UK. A quarter of the chemicals identified are banned, while half of the s...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Environment, Society, UK News, World news, Wildlife, Pesticides, Farming, Antibiotics, Syngenta

Digital Integration in Laboratory Practice Highlighted in LABVOLUTION 2019

LABVOLUTION is a product of BIOTECHNICA and saw its debut in 2015. Now, gearing up to launch its 2019 show, LABVOLUTION is Europe’s flagship lab tech trade event.
Tags: Health, Europe, Biotechnica

EU to opt against health warning for suspected carcinogen

Decision on titanium dioxide follows industry lobbying and could be illegal, critics sayA suspected carcinogen found in spray paints, sun creams and varnishes will not receive a cautionary health label, under European Union proposals seen by the Guardian.In what campaigners say is an unprecedented and potentially illegal step, the European commission has dropped a recommendation from its chemicals advisers for mandatory health warnings on all inhalable liquid forms of titanium dioxide (TiO2). Co...
Tags: Health, Europe, Cancer, Eu, European Union, Society, World news

BMW, Daimler and VW charged with collusion over emissions

EU gives car manufacturers 10 weeks to respond to findings from antitrust investigationThe European commission has charged BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen with colluding to limit the introduction of clean emissions technology, in the preliminary findings of an antitrust investigation.The car manufacturers have 10 weeks to respond and could face fines of billions of euros – up to 10% of their global annual turnover – if their explanations are rejected. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Germany, Environment, Eu, UK News, Air Pollution, Vw, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Volkswagen, BMW Daimler, Volkswagen (VW

Screen time has little effect on teenagers' wellbeing, says study

Researchers found screen use before bedtime to be unrelated to mental health problemsScreen time has little effect on the psychological wellbeing of teenagers, regardless of whether they use devices for hours a day or just before bedtime, according to a study by researchers at Oxford University.The research, based on analysis of the screen use of more than 17,000 teenagers across Ireland, the US and the UK, found use of screens before bedtime was completely unrelated to psychological wellbeing, ...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Technology, Children, Internet, US, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Ireland, Oxford University

Eating for Immune Support During Race Week With Kylee Van Horn, RDN

Whether they are traveling through Europe to compete on the World Cup or racing recreationally in local events, skiers are met with the challenge of surviving a race season that takes place during the cold and flu ridden winter months. Registered sports dietitian Kylee Van Horn of FlyNutrition, LLC shares suggestions on how to stay healthy as race day approaches. The scenario is all too familiar. You’ve managed to stay healthy while logging countless kilometers and the time has finally come ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Resources, Nutrition, Sport, Skiing, Van Horn, Sports Nutrition, EGCG, Carbondale CO, Immune System Boosting Foods, Kylee Van Horn, Pre-race Nutrition, Recipe of the Week, FlyNutrition LLC, David Neiman

On the heels of a $40 million round, TriNetX brings its services for drug trials to Europe

The market for technology and services for clinical drug trials is expected to reach $68.9 billion over the next seven years. The trials, which are necessary to bring new healthcare treatments to market, are by necessity prolonged, complicated affairs. Several companies are vying for a piece of this multi-billion dollar pie with the offer of new digital services that can scour anonymized patient records from hospitals and university research to optimize how candidates for trials are selected, an...
Tags: Health, TC, Asia, Europe, Articles, Tech, United States, Latin America, Pharmacy, Insite, Pharmaceutical, Asia Europe, Digital Services, Drug Development, Drug Discovery, Lachman

Italy may scrap vaccine certificates for young children

Move by Five Star and League senators follows intervention by Matteo Salvini Italy may scrap its requirement for parents to provide proof that their children have been vaccinated before they start nursery.The senate’s health committee is expected to pass an amendment dropping the obligation next week, sparking further controversy over the populist coalition government’s ambiguous vaccine policy. The measure would then be put to parliament. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, World news, Italy, Vaccines and immunisation, Matteo Salvini, Five Star Movement, Matteo Salvini Italy

Christian right summit in Verona draws massive protest

20,000 rally in Italy against anti-gay, anti-abortion and anti-feminist conferenceAn estimated 20,000 people have protested in Verona against a conference which has brought a global network of anti-gay, anti-abortion and anti-feminist activists to the northern Italian city.The hosting of the World Congress of Families (WCF), a US coalition that promotes the values of the Christian right, has been especially contentious in Italy as it is supported by the far-right League, a partner in the country...
Tags: Health, Europe, Religion, Women, US, Society, World news, Feminism, Italy, Christianity, LGBT rights, Abortion, Verona, Matteo Salvini, World Congress of Families WCF

Mosquito-spread diseases may endanger millions in new places due to climate change

Study finds that places where people have never had the diseases could see bad outbreaks if they aren’t preparedHalf a billion more people could be at risk from mosquito-transmitted diseases within 30 years as a result of the warming climate, according to a new study.Canada and parts of northern Europe could be newly exposed to the threat. People there could come into contact with yellow fever, Zika, dengue and chikungunya, as well as other emerging diseases. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Europe, Climate Change, Animals, Environment, Americas, World news, US news, Canada, Insects, Zika

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