International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics
Wednesday, 27.07.2016, 22:11
Who could have imagined that in the twenty-first century, in a new millennium, humanity would be confronted with even greater global challenges and problems affecting the interests of each and every one of us. Poverty, diseases, violence, religious intolerance, threats of environmental disasters – this is the reality we are facing today. Addressing these problems is our top priority.
Lithuania's mortality rate due to drug overdoses is more than twice as high as the EU average, but the situation in Estonia is even worse, informs LETA/BNS.
Although results of a fresh study by the Estonian Institute of Economic Research published on May 20th show that alcohol consumption has declined in Estonia, data published by National Institute for Health Development show that the number of deaths as a result of alcohol consumption remains on the same level, informs LETA/BNS.
Compared with 2000, the proportion of deaths due to a heart attack has dropped in the majority of European Union member states and the most remarkable decrease was recorded in Estonia, from 32.3% in 2000 to 23.0% in 2010, or –9.3 percentage points, Eurostat said, cites LETA/BNS.
Lithuanian citizens, who 30 years ago were rushed to the site to deal with the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident, today suffer from thyroid disorders and blood diseases, a doctor Gediminas Rimdeika said on May 6th, cites LETA/BNS.
Results of the European Health Interview Survey conducted by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that, in 2014 out of the total employed Latvia population 29.4% were absent from work due to health problems. For comparison – in 2008, when previous health survey was conducted, there were 27.9% such persons.
The 2017 budget deficit could be raised to 1% to help finance reforms in the healthcare sector, Finance Minister Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Greens/Farmers) told LETA after the government meeting on April 12th.