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Compared with other European countries, Estonian children experience fewer internet threats

A pan-European survey shows that compared with other European countries, Estonia is the only one where children’s exposure to internet threats has decreased in the last eight years. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Multinational research network EU Kids Online has published the preliminary results of a …

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Estonian genetic data project collects 100,000 DNA samples

The Estonian government-backed project to collect the DNA samples of 100,000 Estonians has accomplished it; the next step is to collect the data from additional 50,000 individuals and develop a more personalised medicine system in the country. The ambitious project started in April 2018, with the aim of collecting genetic …

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Estonia opens the first virtual clinic suited for expats

Minudoc, launched in Estonia, is a new telemedical service that ensures a convenient doctor’s appointment is never more than a video call away. Like in many countries, access to your GP is becoming harder and harder. Oftentimes you have to wait a few days for an appointment, with some people …

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The government is to give 100,000 Estonians information about their genetic risks

The Estonian government will allocate €5 million to a development project that aims to collect the genetic data of 100,000 people and integrate it into everyday medical practice by giving people feedback of their personal genetic risks. The general purpose of the project is to boost the development of personalised …

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Estonian cancer treatment fund asks for Estonian-Americans’ help

The Hille Tänavsuu Gift of Life Cancer Treatment Foundation, an Estonian fund that helps cancer patients buy lifesaving medicine, asks for Estonian-Americans’ help to give a hundred Estonian cancer patients the chance for a longer life. The foundation wishes to celebrate the country’s centennial by helping a hundred cancer patients …

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Estonia ranks high in social justice index – but not everything is peachy

Estonia ranks 12th in this year’s Bertelsmann Foundation’s Social Justice in the EU index; however, the country ranks lowest in health-related issues, like the people’s healthy lifespan and inequality across income groups. “Across the six social justice dimensions that comprise our index, Estonia places among the top ten in three …

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Estonian and Finnish universities advance in Parkinson’s disease breakthrough

The Institute of Biotechnology of the University of Helsinki and the Tallinn University of Technology are collaborating in a research to find cure for Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson′s disease is a disorder in which nerve cells in certain areas of the brain start to degenerate – ie die – massively for …

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