Cookies and InterCure open flagship store in Vienna, Austria

Cookies and InterCure open flagship store in Vienna, Austria

InterCure Ltd. announced the successful launch of Austria’s first flagship Cookies store in Vienna’s Neubau district. Cookies’ unique CBD menu is now available in Europe for the first time at the flagship location. Pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis, including Cookies EU-GMP THC products, will be available to Austrian patients as regulations evolve. Following the two companies’…

Covid cases are on the rise

Covid cases are on the rise

This week has seen an increase in the number of Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in Austria. According to ORF, this trend is expected to continue, as the effective reproduction number was calculated at 1.2 last week.  Epidemiologists are divided on the best course of action. It is “strange” that masks are no longer required in…

A drug-resistant strain of Neisseria gonorrhoeae was recently discovered in Austria

A drug-resistant strain of Neisseria gonorrhoeae was recently discovered in Austria

Given the lack of a vaccine to prevent gonorrhoea, disease control requires early detection, effective treatment, and notification of sexual partners. Regrettably, Neisseria gonorrhoeae is now resistant to all antimicrobial classes since the introduction of antimicrobial therapy in the 1930s.  The current guidelines suggest either ceftriaxone monotherapy or a combination with azithromycin, as first-line therapy….

Will  Austria see a Covid wave this summer, and will face masks make a comeback?

Will  Austria see a Covid wave this summer, and will face masks make a comeback?

Because of the growing number of Covid-19 cases in Austria, experts and authorities are on high alert for what may happen in the coming weeks. On Wednesday, Austria recorded 6,869 fresh coronavirus infections, which is more than double the number recorded the previous week. According to the most recent forecast from the Austrian Covid commission,…

Contrast MRI or Contrast mammography: which is better for detecting breast cancer? A research paper sheds light

Contrast MRI or Contrast mammography: which is better for detecting breast cancer? A research paper sheds light

Contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) and the Contrast-enhanced MRI (CE-MRI) performed similarly in detecting breast cancer, according to a recent study published in Radiology, but CE-MRI demonstrated superior sensitivity. In breast imaging, CEM is a more accessible substitute to CE-MRI, but there is no summary comparison of studies published. Pascal A. T. Baltzer of the Medical University…

In Austria, when to get your fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine?

In Austria, when to get your fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine?

As Covid infection rates in Austria rise, politicians and health experts are debating whether a fourth dose of the vaccine should be given as soon as this summer. Austria is considering recommending a fourth dose as Covid numbers rise. Austria reported an increase in Covid-19 infection numbers, with an alarming upward trend, prompting experts and…

There were 2240 new infections and one Covid-19 death in Austria

There were 2240 new infections and one Covid-19 death in Austria

In Austria, 2240 new corona infections have been reported in the last 24 hours (as of Tuesday, 9.30 a.m.). Another person who was infected with the virus died. The number of hospital patients has slightly increased. The number of patients in normal wards increased by 19 (437 total), while the number of patients in intensive…

The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is being considered by FDA advisors this week

The Novavax COVID-19 vaccine is being considered by FDA advisors this week

On Tuesday, the FDA’s vaccine advisors will meet to decide whether to approve the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. The committee will decide as to whether the benefits of the two-dose vaccination outweigh the risks for people aged 18 and up, according to an 80-page briefing report published on Friday. An FDA inspection determined that the vaccine…

Cervical cancer: one out of every four parents is uninformed about HPV

Cervical cancer: one out of every four parents is uninformed about HPV

‘Parents are more likely to vaccinate their children against preventable diseases as a result of the pandemic, but HPV awareness must be improved if Europe is to eliminate the disease,’ says the WHO. Was COVID-19 a success in terms of educating parents about vaccine-preventable diseases? As a result of the pandemic, were they more likely…

Rumours about the dangers of the COVID vaccine circulate on social media… However, it does not always start them

Rumours about the dangers of the COVID vaccine circulate on social media… However, it does not always start them

Katie Attwell’s research is funded by the ARC and WA Health. Her research is supported by ARC DE1901000158. She assists COVID-19 Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI). Her article reflects just her views, not those of any other organisation. Anti-vaccine groups have spread the notion that vaccines cause health problems for decades. Misinformation about…

These are the Covid rules in Austria and Vienna as of June 2022

These are the Covid rules in Austria and Vienna as of June 2022

Another month means a new round of measures. Everything you need to know about Austria’s most recent coronavirus restrictions is right here. Austria is about to enter its third wave of coronavirus this summer, however this time with far fewer restrictions thanks to a Federal Government relaxation of the Covid regulations. Austrians will be able…

How the Green Pass rules in Austria will change this summer

How the Green Pass rules in Austria will change this summer

Beginning August 23rd, three vaccinations must be entered in the Green Pass to be considered fully vaccinated in Austria. Previously, proof of recovery from a Covid-19 infection and one or two vaccinations could be used to provide proof of 3G that is vaccinated, recovered or tested instead of being vaccinated three times. A Covid-19 recovery…

Austria expects the face mask to reappear in the autumn

Austria expects the face mask to reappear in the autumn

The mask-wearing mandate in Austria has been suspended temporarily, but it is expected to be reinstated after the summer. Sweden’s authorities are also bracing for a new outbreak this autumn. Lower rates of infection in Austria allow officials to relax the mask mandate, but officials warn that it will almost certainly be reinstated. With current…

Austria to invest one billion euros for health-care reforms

Austria to invest one billion euros for health-care reforms

The government of Austria proposed more than 20 steps to improve the work environment for professionals in the care sector. Minister Of health Johannes Rauch and the representatives of Austria’s People’s Party (OVP) and Green Party (Grüne) introduced the next steps in healthcare reform on Thursday (12 May). Despite the fact that the pandemic has…

Austria will ‘pause’ the mandate for Covid masks on June 1st

Austria will ‘pause’ the mandate for Covid masks on June 1st

The Federal Government has announced the next steps in dealing with the remaining coronavirus restrictions in the country. Could a relaxation of Covid measures in Austria be to blame for the rise in infections? Beginning June 1st, Austria’s federal government announced a pause in the mandatory use of FFP2 masks worn in vital trade, such…