Medicine

International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Wednesday, 17.10.2018, 17:29

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RSU and MikroTik launch gene study initiative to improve childhood cancer treatment

RSU and MikroTik launch gene study initiative to improve childhood cancer treatment

15.10.2018

Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) in cooperation with Latvian IT company MikroTik has launched an initiative aimed at personalizing and improving treatments and the outlook for survival for childhood cancer patients.

Keyword tags: Education and Science, Health, Latvia, Medicine



Number of hospital bed places decreasing in Estonia

Number of hospital bed places decreasing in Estonia

04.10.2018

Hospital bed places numbered 6,850 in Estonia at the end of 2017, 1.2% less than at the end of 2016 and marking a continuation of the slow decline that has been happening in the number of bed places in recent years, informs LETA/BNS referring to the National Institute for Health Development.


Finnish digital prescriptions to become valid in Estonia in December

Finnish digital prescriptions to become valid in Estonia in December

03.10.2018

Finns can start using their digital prescriptions to purchase medicinal products in Estonia as soon as in December 2018, while Estonians will have the same service available in Finland next year, informs LETA/BNS.

Competition Council finds systemic problems in distribution of reimbursed medicines in Latvia

Competition Council finds systemic problems in distribution of reimbursed medicines in Latvia

28.09.2018

The Competition Council of Latvia has concluded after analyzing distribution of reimbursed medicines in Latvia that there are systemic problems on the market of reimbursed medicines that impact their availability to residents, informs LETA referring to the council's representative.


18.09.2018

Up to 120,000 people without health insurance in Estonia

Up to 120,000 working-age residents of Estonia have no health insurance over the long term, says an analysis by the Praxis Center for Policy Studies which explored a switch to a universal healthcare system as one of the options available to Estonia, reported LETA/BNS.

17.09.2018

Member of Estonia's HIV medication panel arrested on bribe-taking charges

Police in Estonia have detained Matti Maimets, chairman of the Estonian Infectious Diseases Society and head of the department for infectious diseases at Tartu University Hospital, as suspect in bribe taking on repeated occasions, informs LETA/BNS referring to the news portal of public broadcaster ERR.

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