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Nitric oxide: Experimental analysis of its role in brain tissue in simulated ischemia
(Pensoft Publishers) A joint study conducted by scientists at the National Academy of Sciences in Belarus and Kazan Federal University in Russia, looks at the role of nitric oxide (NO) in brain tissue in simulated ischemia in rats. The study seeks to cast light on NO as a signalling molecule in a modeled ischemic and hemorrhagic insult. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two wheelchairs and a stroller: Overcoming barriers to parenthood in Belarus
MOZYR, Belarus – When Anya Shevko, 29, became pregnant, she had to weigh herself at a recycling centre because the local maternity clinic did not have suitable scales. Even visiting the clinic was difficult because Anya is in a wheelchair – and so is her husband, Zhenya, 36. But the couple persisted, and when their daughter was born last year, they became the first wheelchair users in Mozyr to start a family. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - November 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Zydus and Pharm Aid Ltd. enter into an exclusive agreement for vaccine technology in Russia
Through this agreement, Zydus gains access to the public and private market segments in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Russia ’s Latest War Games Are Causing Jitters in Europe
(MINSK, Belarus) — Russia and Belarus began major war games Thursday, an operation involving thousands of troops, tanks and aircraft on NATO’s eastern edge practicing how to hunt down and destroy armed spies, among other maneuvers. The Zapad (West) 2017 maneuvers, which are mainly taking place in Belarus this year, have caused concern among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries. Some NATO members, including the Baltic states and Poland, have criticized a lack of transparency about the exercises and questioned Moscow’s real intentions. Russia and Belarus say the exercises, w...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Yuras Karamanau / AP Tags: Uncategorized Baltic states Belarus Eastern Europe onetime Poland russia Source Type: news

Russia ’s Zapad Military Drills Seek to Send a Message to the World
The Zapad drills, Russia’s premier military exercises, have begun. The primary goal in these quadrennial war games is to prepare Russian troops for a major war – by some European estimates, as many as 100,000 could take part in the manoeuvres from Sept. 14-20 – with their “presumed opponents” being the U.S. and its allies. But no less important is the message these games seek to send to the world: the Russian military, nearly three decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, is once again a force to be feared. Russia’s neighbors have gotten the message, and some fear the Russians may hav...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Simon Shuster Tags: Uncategorized Belarus NATO russia Source Type: news

Belarus: “My doctors told me, ‘This is the only chance’”
Field newsBelarus: “My doctors told me, ‘This is the only chance’”August 30, 2017Yury*, 38, is celebrating a moment he thought would never arrive: he has been cured of extensively drug-resistanttuberculosis (XDR-TB). This moment is also a milestone for Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières (MSF): Yury is the first patient to complete MSF’s tuberculosis treatment program inBelarus, run in close cooperation with the Ministry of Health. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Clinton Krute Source Type: news

The dead bodies of Bobruisk, Belarus 1941-45 - Straede T.
This paper traces the massacres of Jews and Soviet prisoners of war in November 1941 in the city of Bobruisk, Eastern Belarus. Sparked by a current memorial at one of the killing sites, the author examines the historic events of the killings themselves and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

‘We have a chance to show the truth’: into the heart of Chernobyl
Three decades after the nuclear disaster, the concrete protecting the reactor is starting to crack. Yet people still live there – and a new virtual reality project will take many more inside the ‘death zone’At first they thought it was just a fire, then the chickens started to turn black. When it comes to the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, everyone has a vivid detail that is snagged in the memory; the absurdities or the obscenities. It might be the local village that, once evacuated, was claimed by a mob of pigs. Or the way milk would turn to white powder whenever the residents of Pripyat (the town built a f...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 9, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Simon Parkin Tags: Chernobyl nuclear disaster Nuclear power Virtual reality Technology Ukraine Europe World news Russia Energy Cancer Health Environment Society Source Type: news

Decades After Chernobyl, Wildlife Thriving Inside Exclusion Zone
In a wide departure from the notion that Chernobyl's exclusion zone is an inhospitable, desolate tundra, researchers have found animal populations are actually thriving in the region, no longer burdened by humanity's impact. The area has been uninhabited since the 1986 meltdown of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which killed 31 people and forced all residents to evacuate from more than 1,000 square miles. But a new study published Monday in the journal Current Biology found flourishing numbers of large wildlife, including wolves, elk, foxes and wild boar, inside the Belarusian part of the exclusion zone. "Within th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - October 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Belarus: health system review.
Authors: Richardson E, Malakhova I, Novik I, Famenka A Abstract This analysis of the Belarusian health system reviews the developments in organization and governance, health financing, healthcare provision, health reforms and health system performance since 2008. Despite considerable change since independence, Belarus retains a commitment to the principle of universal access to health care, provided free at the point of use through predominantly state-owned facilities, organized hierarchically on a territorial basis. Incremental change, rather than radical reform, has also been the hallmark of health-care policy, a...
Source: Health systems in transition - November 11, 2014 Category: Health Management Tags: Health Syst Transit Source Type: news

Belarusian Organization Calls on the EU to Expand Sanctions Against Belarus During Upcoming Review
(Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE))
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - October 14, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

July's top stories: French banks fund Belarusian hospital
This month Belarus has announced plans to seek a €115m loan from French banks to construct a new hospital in Minsk, while Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, has inaugurated neuroservices and medical specialities wards. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - August 1, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

French banks to fund new Belarusian hospital
Belarus is seeking a €115m loan from French banks to construct a new hospital in Minsk, according to the country's ambassador to France. (Source: Hospital Management)
Source: Hospital Management - July 8, 2013 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Aggressive Tx Worked for Chernobyl Cancer Patients (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Belarusian children who developed thyroid cancer in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear accident have responded well to a well-established treatment algorithm, German researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - April 26, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news