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Saturday, 01.11.2014, 00:04
The Greens and Farmers' Union board in Latvia decided yesterday to also take charge of the economy and health ministries, as the Greens/Farmers' patliamentary chairman, Augusts Brigmanis, told LETA.
Keyword tags: Economics, Health, Latvia, Legislation
Avoiding individual cases of Ebola outside Africa is impossible, as the people of the world are highly mobile, however, World Health Organization (WHO) experts believe that it is unlikely that there could be an epidemic outside Africa, as the head of the WHO Country Office-Latvia, Aiga Rurane, said in a press conference today, cites LETA.
Lithuania's European Commission nominee for health, social democrat Vytenis Povilas Andriukaitis participated in his confirmation hearing at the European Parliament on Tuesday and emphasised the necessity of new health incentive, informs LETA/ELTA.
Yesterday, the government of Latvia approved the Public Health Guidelines for 2014-2020 with the aim to increase the number of healthy life years by three until 2020, reports LETA.
European Commission further strengthened the protection of consumers, in particular babies and young children. It adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products; new rules apply to products in shops after April and July 2015.
Latvian residents' health indicators have improved in several areas, the Ministry of Health informed LETA.
The number of suicides in Latvia is (in proportion to population) tenth highest in the world, however, suicide attempts can, and must be, prevented, as healthcare experts stressed at an event marking the start of the psychiatric health campaign "Don't Look Away!" (Nenoversies), informs LETA.