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Ohrid diamond – the dark horse of chestnuts?

Looking at the Ohrid diamond The need to study biologically active compounds in plants, such as phenolic compounds, flavonoids, carbohydrates, is growing in importance in scientific research. These active compounds can have a medical effect on consumer’s health. Despite the chemical composition of wild chestnut  being well-known, there is still insufficient data on the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity shown by […]

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Tracking activity with Moki bands at Mystiko Kleidi

Movement matters When children’s daily physical activity is reduced, their health is negatively impacted. Sedentary behaviour and physical activity are both important factors when examining the contribution of both behaviours to the health of children and adolescents. Children’s opportunity to be active is curtailed in a number of ways: i) commuting by car is generally favoured, ii) because of the […]

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Informed options trading prior to the FDA approval

FDA approval of new drugs, devices and vaccines New drugs, devices, and vaccines undergo rigorous testing before being made available to the public. Testing begins with pre-clinical tests on animals. Subsequently, a manufacturer can submit an investigational new drug application (IND) to the FDA. The IND will contain detailed information about the proposed drug and the proposed human clinical trials. […]

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Psychomotor Intervention Program for preschool children: A review

Children need movement When children – especially preschool children –  aren’t active every day, there can be negative consequences for their health and development. As preschool years are important for developing health-based activities, interventional programmes are particularly effective in helping develop or prevent children’s weaknesses at this age. Preschool children need daily movement and practice in learning to coordinate the […]

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Employees’ sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) and proactivity at work

What is SPS? Sensory processing sensitivity (SPS) is a personality trait whereby people exhibit high emotional reactivity and over-arousal, deep information processing, and an keen awareness to environmental subtleties. It is based on the view that individuals differ in their susceptibility to and processing of stimuli, regardless of whether the stimuli are positive or negative. SPS has attracted increasing societal […]

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Work and health: Making fit notes work for everyone

Fit notes in practice The fit note introduced optional advice that the general practitioner (GP) or hospital doctor could give to employers, stating that the individual ‘may be fit for work taking account of the following advice’, with check boxes for the doctor to use to suggest a phased return to work, amended duties, altered hours or workplace adaptations. The […]

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Educating students on lifestyle matters

Noncommunicable diseases and lifestyle choices Currently, when we talk about the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the world, we are referring to noncommunicable diseases. Among them, cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic diseases stand out, accounting for more than half of the deaths worldwide as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO, 2021). The prevention and treatment for these diseases, […]

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COVID-19 vaccination for hospital staff

One of the key priorities from a medical-technical point of view is for individuals who are both necessary workers, but also have a high occupational risk of catching COVID-19, to get vaccinated as soon as possible. At Klinikum Klagenfurt, the following areas are included in the core workforce: the central emergency room, areas of medical care for COVID-19 patients, testing […]

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Optical metamaterial waveguide for light spectral reshaping and filtering

An optical waveguide is defined as a structure that can confine and guide optical light to follow a predefined path from a transmitter to a receiver. The waveguide that we are discussing is made of silicon semiconductor material that is built over a bulk insulating substrate made of silicon dioxide material. This silicon-on-insulator structure is fabricated with a well-known, simple, […]

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Using a traffic simulator to transform the public transport system

Introduction Poor transportation systems and traffic congestion are identified as severe problems all over the world, especially in the developing countries. Afghanistan is also not an exception. Cities in such countries are mainly functionally monocentric (having one main central point), and the connection between suburbs are dependent on the central business district (CBD). This means that there are no connections […]

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