Russian concern Shvabe presented innovations for medicine at a forum in Moscow

In the framework of the Forum of Social Innovation of the Regions, which takes place from June 19 to June 21 at the VDNKh, the holding company Shvabe demonstrates high technologies and products based on them for medicine, including telemedicine solutions. The key projects are the system for hospital wards with integrated functional units "Integro" and the hardware and software complex of remote video consulting for online broadcasting of the operation or patient's condition, consulting a doctor-physician. “Digitalization is the defining trend of modern healthcare. Telemedicine and medical devices synchronized with a smartphone are today among the most relevant areas. In particular, thanks to the newest telemedicine technologies, the qualified support of doctors is now also available to residents of remote communities in the country. Among the medical devices for the diagnosis and prevention of heart health, the holding shows the blood pressure corrector ABP-051, as well as the cardio Continue Reading


The Ministry of Health will not buy a tomograph for children's hospital, even after the death of a child

The Ministry of Health of the Novosibirsk Region refused to acquire a CT scanner at the Children's Clinical Hospital No. 3 of the city of Novosibirsk. Even after the death of a child in a medical facility, officials called spending on a medical device "inappropriate." This is reported by "Reedus". Residents of Novosibirsk have already collected over 113,000 signatures on a petition to install a tomograph. The author of the document was Jana Raine. In early 2019, the daughter of a woman died in hospital due to medical errors. Doctors could not deliver the correct diagnosis due to the lack of a computer tomograph. After the death of the girl, the Deputy Minister of Health of the Novosibirsk Region, Elena Aksenova, stated that “computed tomography for children is performed at the emergency hospital on Krasny Avenue”. Another MRI device will be placed in the branch of the same institution on Continue Reading


Why is it difficult to get a doctor in Germany?

According to a survey conducted by the Federal Association of Hospital Physicians (KBV), approximately one in three patients, regardless of whether he is insured in private or with a state insurance policy, has the opportunity to immediately sign up for a consultation with a doctor. But as practice shows, clients of public hospital funds have to wait much longer. Only 10% of patients with private insurance will receive a doctor for about three weeks, while with the public – 16% of patients. Patients with state insurance have to wait at a specialist for longer compared to a family doctor. Only 19% of survey participants were immediately able to get to a narrowly specialized doctor, and 37% – to a family doctor. 32% of respondents waited for a specialist to receive for more than three weeks. See also: German doctors do not trust their hospitals Quarterly, physicians receive a fixed budget Continue Reading


In Penza, ambulance officers went on strike because of low wages.

In Penza, nurses, medics and ambulance paramedics will strike out on May 27. They require higher wages. They appealed to the governor, the regional Ministry of Health and deputies of the Penza State Assembly with the requirement to raise salaries to the level of the average for the region, which in 2018 in the Penza region amounted to 26 thousand rubles. In their letter, published on the website Leftpenza, they complain about low wages (16-17 thousand rubles), because of which they are forced to work at one and a half to two rates, lack of staff, incomplete brigades and an overestimated number of calls. Because of this, as the authors of the letter indicate, the quality of medical care suffers. "We can no longer work at one and a half or two rates, in an attempt to provide the most basic needs of our families, ruining our health, without seeing Continue Reading


Russians will get on the "Gosuslug" constant access to their medical records

Until the end of 2024, all Russians will get round-the-clock access to their medical records: they will be available electronically through a personal account on the Gosuslugi portal, Russian Deputy Health Minister Elena Boyko told Rossiyskaya Gazeta. “Every citizen’s access to his electronic medical records must be provided before the end of 2024,” said Boyko in particular. According to her, for this it is necessary to build the work of medical information systems at the level of each region, and then complete their integration with the subsystems of the Unified State Information System in the field of health care. It is necessary that all medical organizations are connected to a single digital circuit, begin to create medical documents in digital format, store them and register, transferring information about their presence to the federal information system, the deputy minister explained. Elena Boyko added that private medical organizations will also be connected Continue Reading


We have the first place in Europe for HIV incidence

On May 16, at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on Health Protection, they discussed the issue of the incidence of HIV infection in Russia in 2018. In a measured tone, the speaker from the ministry told us that 896 thousand people living with HIV are currently registered in the Russian Federation (Ulyanovsk region 12885). In 2018, 101,345 new HIV-infected patients were identified in Russia (Ulyanovsk region -1083). The HIV incidence rate in Russia in 2018 was 69.0 cases per 100 thousand people (Ulyanovsk Region – 86.9). In 2018, 36868 HIV patients died from all causes (Ulyanovsk region – 562). 60% of them are from causes directly related to HIV infection. This was followed by data on a decrease in the incidence of HIV infection by 4.9% compared with 2017, an increase in survey coverage by 12.1%, an increase in the number of patients receiving treatment to 42.4%. It Continue Reading

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Fats can accumulate in the brain and cause depression.

Scientists have long observed a clear relationship between obesity and depression. It may seem that they are interconnected only by human complexes about their excess weight, but no – a new study proved that complex biological processes are also involved in this matter. For example, researchers at the University of Glasgow have found that depression symptoms sometimes occur when human dietary fats accumulate in a specific area of ​​the brain. In 2018, a study was conducted in which mice were given high fat foods. Subsequently, these individuals began to show symptoms of depression until antibiotics returned the state of the microflora to normal. The researchers then concluded that a high-fat diet could cultivate certain groups of intestinal bacteria that cause depression causing neurochemical changes. New research has moved away from the study of intestinal bacteria, and revealed the processes that occur in the human brain. At the very beginning of Continue Reading

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How does scorpion poison detect brain cancer?

Glioma is considered the most dangerous type of brain tumor. Not only does it react poorly to conventional chemotherapy, it also hides well from scanners, spreading across a wide range of brain tissue. It seems that in the near future the treatment of this type of cancer will become a little easier – scientists have created a new type of tumor imaging, which causes cancer cells to "glow like a Christmas tree." The most interesting thing is that based on the technology lies an amino acid contained in the scorpion venom. To make the tumor more noticeable and highlight its facets for subsequent removal, researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center used a compound called tosulehistid (BLZ-100). It is a synthetic variation of a peptide extracted from scorpion venom that easily binds to cancer cells in the brain. By adding a fluorescent dye to it, the researchers made it well visible with Continue Reading

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Modified viruses prevent death from infectious disease

Many species of life-threatening bacteria are immune to antibiotics, and because of this, about 700,000 people die each year. Of course, researchers from all over the world are trying to develop new drugs, but the process has been going on for quite a while, while they have another, less proven method of treating infections – the use of viruses that eat bacteria. Recently, an experimental and extremely risky method helped save the life of a girl, whose probability of survival was less than one percent. How was the treatment? The girl who escaped imminent death was seventeen Isabelle Carnell Holdey. Even as a child, she suffered from chronic infection with Mycobacterium abscessus and from cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease accompanied by damage to the endocrine glands and dysfunction of respiration. She underwent a lung transplantation, after which her condition worsened greatly: the infection was activated with double force, the liver Continue Reading

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Google has advocated the use of CRISPR to prevent heart disease

Have you ever wondered why some lucky people eat chips, do not play sports and, nevertheless, do not clog arteries? Perhaps this is due to the fact that they have happy genes. And here, Alphabet (the parent company of Google) is funding a start-up company that plans to use gene editing to distribute successful DNA variants using the CRISPR tool. You should already know what CRISPR is. Cardiologists involved in this movement say that DNA injection injections can "provide lifelong protection against heart disease." Google supports CRISPR Startup Verve Therapeutics raised $ 58.5 million from sponsors including Google Ventures. What makes Verve different? Most gene therapy companies are focused on rare diseases like hemophilia. But Verve believes that editing people's DNA will help eliminate the most common cause of death. Scientists know that some people have very low cholesterol levels, no matter how hard they try. They even have a Continue Reading