Scientists warn of dangerous consequences of a popular sweetener

... been observing changes in the health of 4,000 participants of ...

science , food , health

Scientists: video gamers demonstrate excellent decision-making skills

A recent study indicates that ardent video gamers demonstrate superior sensorimotor decision-making skills and increased activity in key brain areas compared to those who do not play games – as concluded by scientists from the University of Georgia, Medical Xpress reports PHOTO: WWW.PIXABAY.COM In the study, scientists used magnetic resonance imaging for 47 participants (28 gamers and 19 non-gamers). The experiment participants had to react to the direction of movement of the points they saw ...

health , video games , technology

Climate control

... nothing to talk about: human health is more vulnerable than ever ... does the weather affect our health? Rector of BelMAPE Aleksei Chukanov ... due to the deterioration of health of meteosensitive people. In such ...

climate change , health , humans

Health Week launched in Belarus

... – Life without Drugs – will be held on Tuesday, while sports relay ... for Wednesday. These will be held under the BRSM auspices. On ...

brsm , health , sport

‘Space’ technologies for human health

... our task is to take hold.” Director of the Centre Oleg ... ) and power, and society, and health care ... The whole country was ...

Lukashenko , Rummo , medicine , technology , health

Petrishenko: high-quality medical care must be available countrywide

“Providing necessary equipment to healthcare institutions is a key priority of our state. Its attention and financing are quite effective,” Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister, Igor Petrishenko, said as he took part in an opening ceremony of a computer tomography centre at the Republican Scientific and Practical Centre for Paediatric Surgery “Last year, the country spent Br8.8bn (5 percent of GDP) on the healthcare system: the volumes increased by 30 percent. Br2bn of this went to finance the COVID- ...

health , petrishenko

Belarusian scientists to develop COVID drug this year

Yelena Kalinchenko, the Deputy Director for Scientific and Innovative Work at the Belarusian National Academy of Sciences’ Bioorganic Chemistry Institute explains that the pharmaceutical company she heads – ChemPharmSynthesis – never stops developing new products and, this year, the list of its targeted drugs for cancer treatment will expand. So far, the state spends much money to import these medicines but, by late 2022, two more drugs will be ready for further registration. Among the new ...

health , medicine , coronavirus

Scientists say lockdowns are useless and harmful

Johns Hopkins University researchers have declared the uselessness of lockdowns and the harm of self-isolation, RBC reports Photo: Scientists have analysed the impact of isolation measures – such as closing of schools and businesses, mandatory wearing of masks, and COVID-19 mortality figures – to find little evidence that forced mass lockdowns in Europe and the United States had a noticeable impact on the death rate from coronavirus infection. According to their data, mortality ...

health , COVID-19 , lockdown

Belarus starts vaccinating children against COVID

The first young patient has got a COVID vaccination jab at Minsk’s polyclinic No. 6 today Roman Pavlovets is 16 and he has officially become the first child in the country to be vaccinated against coronavirus. The boy explains his decisions, “In February, I'm going to the European Thai Boxing Championship in Turkey as part of the national team. The organisers warned that I need to get vaccinated or constantly take a PCR test. I decided it’s more convenient to get vaccinated. Moreover, the drug ...

health , vaccination , coronavirus , children

Worst fruits to eat when you have a cold

Those who have a cold should better not to eat bananas and grapes since these fruits can aggravate the course of the disease – as doctors told the Belarus 1 TV channel Photo: “Too much sugar is contained [in bananas and grapes] which contributes to the growth of pathogenic microflora. This should be avoided during a cold,” nutritionist Svetlana Kashitskaya warned TV viewers. “Another reason is that an unhealthy body may have a disturbed digestive system. [Bananas and grapes] ...

food , health , disease

1,000+ foreign citizens vaccinated in Belarus

Almost 2,500 foreign citizens have been registered for vaccination in Belarusian medical institutions – as informed by Inna Karaban, the Head of the Healthcare Ministry’s Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Prevention By now, 615 foreigners have received the first dose and 1,128 have undergone a full vaccination course. “We mostly received applications from the Russian Federation (47.7 percent) – followed by Ukraine (13.3 percent), Latvia (10.2 percent), China (5.2 percent), Lithuania (3.7 ...

health , vaccination

Drug for coronavirus treatment registered in Belarus

As informed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to the Republic of Belarus, Xie Xiaoyun, a drug to treat coronavirus patients has been registered in Belarus Photo: www. He noted that the drugs – aimed at treatment of coronavirus patients and developed jointly by our countries – had already received a license for emergency use in Belarus. "These are the first drugs for coronavirus treatment registered in Belarus,” the Ambassador ...

coronavirus , medicine , health

People’s health comes first

The Head of State ordered the allocation of additional funds to the Healthcare Ministry from the reserve fund of the President in the amount of Br140m (more than $56m). Moreover, Aleksandr Lukashenko signed a decree on the implementation of an investment project to organise the production of a domestic vaccine against COVID-19 at the premises of BelVitunipharm JSC in 2021-2023. We learned from the experts what the money will be spent on and how the development of the Belarusian drug is ...

vaccine , COVID-19 , Health , BelVitunipharm

Free face masks offered in Gomel public transport

Employees and volunteers of the Belarus Red Cross public association actively assist against rising COVID-19 cases “Around two weeks ago, not so many people wore face masks on public transport. However, their figure is much larger now. People start realising that a new coronavirus wave has come, and safety measures – including mask wearing – can help cope with it,” Artem Karpenko, from the Gomel regional organisation of the Belarus Red Cross Society, says. Passengers who have no face masks can ...

red cross , health , COVID-19

Administrative fines possible for not wearing face masks in Belarus

... face masks “Last week, we held a working meeting with heads ...

coronavirus , transport , health

Healthy lifestyle promoted

Traditional Youth. Health. Lifestyle health week – timed to the beginning ... by the Department of Public Health at the Gomel Regional Centre ... of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health Photo: www. The ... and enhance young people’s health literacy. Round table discussions, conferences ... of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Public Health, defective eyesight is a topical ... two years old should not hold a gadget in his hands ...

health , children

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