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A matter of life and death: a big failure is not in medicine, but in its financing

For the national project “Healthcare”, the budget has planned six times less money than to provide for the apparatus of officials and state authorities, nine times less than the costs of national security and 13 times less than for defense The current situation in Russia has many different assessments, we will listen to the most authoritative. For if one of the domestic politicians is really not inclined thicken paintis Vladimir Putin. So it is considered, at least … – the analyst writes in his blog Andrey Nalgin. But even a calm and calm president described the state of affairs with the unflattering word “failure”. And this is a disturbing assessment, because it is literally about matter of life and death. Because failure ascertained in the vital primary link of Russian medicine. The Russian healthcare system in the regions is in crisis and is in dire need of modernization. This was Continue Reading

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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

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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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Question of life and death: Russians suffer from a shortage of drugs

The Ministry of Industry and Trade received a letter from the National Chamber of Pharmacy proposing to punish pharmacies and their employees for collusion with pharmaceutical manufacturers. At the same time, there is a shortage of specific drugs in Russia. This problem is not solved, but the punishment mechanism for pharmacies that impose certain drugs on people has already been thought out, writes Gazeta.ru. In the Union, "NFP" calculated that in 60% of cases, pharmacy chains offer exactly those drugs to buyers, with whose manufacturers they have signed an agreement. Since such agreements occur in a market where patient life is at stake, experts suggest banning pharmacies from entering into contracts for marketing purposes. A possible sanction for this may be a six-month suspension of a specialist certificate or certificate of accreditation of a pharmaceutical worker. While the pharmacy and pharmaceutical businesses are negotiating, the people of Russia are dying Continue Reading

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Vitamins can reduce the risk of death, but only if taken with food

Back in 2018, it was proved that most vitamin supplements have little or no benefit. Then the list of exceptions included perhaps the folic acid and vitamin B complex – studies have shown that they can really reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases such as stroke. Excessive use of supplements, according to some scientists, can be harmful at all and even cause cancer. Researchers from Tufts University told how to avoid negative consequences. They found that excessive calcium intake of more than 1000 milligrams per day may increase the risk of cancer. It is also detrimental to health is supplementation with vitamin D – if a person does not have a deficiency, increasing its amount can also lead to health problems. In addition to all this, the researchers once again found evidence that the use of food additives in no way reduces the risk of death, that is, they Continue Reading

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Preferential drugs – a matter of life and death

According to statistics, almost 13 million Russians have the right to receive medicines for free or at a discount. However, to get into the category of beneficiaries is only half the battle. Then you still need to get medication from the state. For all beneficiaries who have been waiting for a prescription for months, the news of more than 150 thousand overdue drugs worth more than 333 million rubles. discovered in warehouses of St. Petersburg, sounded like a mockery. Drugs that were purchased for beneficiaries were simply “rotten” at the warehouse, although they were often refused to those in need, claiming their absence. Stocks were discovered during a prosecutor's check, which was initiated after the appeal to the supervisory department of a resident of St. Petersburg Olga Prosyuk, whose mother has myeloma ((blood cancer). Every month she should receive the drug, the cost of which by prescription is about 1 Continue Reading

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How does poor sleep lead to heart disease and death?

According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases account for 31% of all deaths in the world. They develop with improper diet, smoking, lack of physical activity and improper sleep patterns. If scientists already know how food consumed, nicotine, and a sedentary lifestyle affect the heart and blood vessels, then the effect of an abnormal sleep pattern has not yet been studied. However, the mystery has already been solved – Harvard researchers have discovered an unexpected chemical reaction linking poor sleep with heart disease. In their study, the team decided to understand how inadequate sleep leads to the development of atherosclerosis, one of the most frequent cardiovascular diseases. In the course of this disease, fatty plaques form in the human arteries that interfere with free blood flow and lead to a decrease in the elasticity of the blood vessels and their inflammation. Subsequently, more serious problems arise, such as seizures Continue Reading