Unexpected medical discoveries that changed the world

Scientists are always in search of something new and unusual. It often happens that in the course of their research they make discoveries that forever change a person’s life. Some of their discoveries are related to medicine, and sometimes their preparations and methods are also used in the 21st century. Anesthesia Back in the 19th century, the American dentist Horace Wells decided to use nitrous oxide as an anesthetic for patients. He spied such a method in one performance, where during the performance a man breathed “laughing gas”, and laughed so much that he fell. The fall was difficult and the man broke his leg, but did not feel pain and continued to have fun. The doctor began to conduct experiments, and was pleased with the result. But in order to gain fame, he decided to introduce this to the public of dentists. His presentation was not very successful, and Continue Reading


Putin supported the idea to send graduates of medical schools to work on the distribution

New graduates of medical universities in Russia, it seems, are waiting for the distribution of jobs. The idea to return to the practice of the Soviet years for young representatives of this profession was supported by President Putin, instructing the government to prepare relevant proposals by December 1, 2019. The protocol of presidential instructions is published on the Kremlin website. We are talking about assignments that were the outcome of the media forum "Truth and Justice", held on 16 May. To solve the problem of an acute shortage of medical specialists on the ground due to the distribution of graduates at the forum was offered by the Director of the Research Institute of Emergency Pediatric Surgery and Traumatology Leonid Roshal. Vladimir Putin responded with a promise to discuss this topic with the government. Now, the Cabinet of Ministers, with the participation of the National Medical Chamber, will have to develop 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

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Proved: medical equipment can be hacked and give false diagnoses

Modern medical equipment that stores critical patient information, such as diagnostic results, is usually connected to the Internet. Unfortunately, all these data are poorly protected, and researchers from the Ben-Gurion University in Israel have demonstrated what this means. In particular, they were able to hack the computed tomography apparatus for diagnosing cancer and make it show a positive result. Scientists have told how such a deception can be dangerous, and what needs to be done in order to avoid this. According to researcher Kim Zetter, a malicious program can be used to break into medical equipment, which is embedded in memory via the Internet. Such a case in history has never been fixed, that researchers advise to protect the equipment before the vulnerabilities will be used by attackers. False diagnosis of cancer in a perfectly healthy person in itself seems a very terrible mistake. Besides the fact that this will Continue Reading


Bashkirian authorities intend to support medical students from low-income families

Acting head of the republic made a statement during a press approach at the Congress Hall "Toratau". Khabirov said that the Bashkirian authorities are considering the possibility of financing higher education for graduates of medical colleges in order to support students from poor families of the republic, the website Newsbash.ru reported. Many graduates of medical schools immediately go to work, summed up Radiy Habirov. Most often, these are students of poor families. They have the potential for higher education, but there are no funds to pay for tuition and accommodation. Therefore, the authorities of Bashkiria are considering a project to finance education for such students in Ufa. The acting head of the Republic of Belarus also hopes that the structure of education at the federal level will change. For example, students of nursing schools are currently enrolled in the first year of a university, although they have the knowledge included Continue Reading


As in the US, medical expenses are paid by foreigners without insurance

Last week, TUT.BY published a story about a Belarusian who was involved in an accident in the United States and did not have insurance. He underwent several surgeries, the boy spent a month in a coma. Hospital bills are likely to pay. But, according to relatives, the young man will need a long rehabilitation, which can cost a lot of money. Now they are raising funds for it. Yuras Zyankovich, a Belarusian politician and public figure who lives in the United States, a lawyer in the state of New York, explained what Belarusians in the United States should do if they are out of insurance and need help from doctors. He told why you should not be afraid of large bills from the American hospital and how to recover the costs of the hospital without the participation of the victim. one If you have ended the insurance, and you got Continue Reading


Academy of Medical Sciences has become a family business

A journalistic investigation revealed that many academicians and corresponding members push their close relatives to the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. This video was posted to the FB by Senator of the Council of Federation of the Russian Federation Anton Belyakov with the following comment: “A very painful for the RAMS (Russian Academy of Medical Sciences) journalistic investigation. I would not like to comment. However, this is not necessary … " It turned out that even such famous academic doctors as Yevgeny Chazov and Leo Bokeria participate in the “academic” frauds! Moreover, children, grandchildren, wives and husbands of academicians inherit not only academic mantles, but also quite rich nourishing posts in institutes and clinics, famous for their fathers and mothers … Moreover, for relatives and friends, respected doctors in the RAMS create special places! Thus, in the USSR there were 143 academicians and 183 members of the Academy of Medical Continue Reading


Payment for services of the NHS medical system for foreigners

Eligibility for free treatment at NHS clinics depends on the length and purpose of your stay in the UK, and not on your nationality. You may be charged for some services, such as a dentist’s treatment, but there is also an opportunity to receive financial assistance for these expenses. Any free treatment that you receive, and any financial assistance to pay for medical services, does not affect your immigration status. If you are entitled to claim free treatment, you can immediately exercise your right. The waiting period in this case is not provided. If you need to pay for treatment, because you cannot qualify for free medical care, the law does not consider this requirement of the hospital as discrimination. However, you should be informed about the prices of the medical institution, and in a form that you can understand. In other words, you are required to provide a translator Continue Reading


A doctor from New York threw his girlfriend a tea drug for medical abortion

A doctor from Rochester, New York, did not want to become a father so much that he decided to get rid of his own child without the knowledge of his mother. Brooke Fiske and Sikander Imran were in a relationship for three years at a time when a man got a new job and moved from New York to Virginia. The doctor did not have time to get used to the new place, as the girl informed him about her pregnancy. Fiske wanted a child, but the news did not at all make her beloved – he began to convince the girl to have an abortion. Expectant mother was not announced At the 17th week of pregnancy, she went to visit the father of the child to discuss future plans. He carefully prepared for the meeting and did not forget to buy a drug to stimulate childbirth, which in a Continue Reading


In Transbaikalia due to low salaries, medical assistants go to work as sellers

In Transbaikalia, people with medical education go to work in other areas because of low wages. The head of the Uletovsky district of the Trans-Baikal Territory, Sergei Savin, commenting on the Chita.Ru news agency about the difficult situation with ambulance services in the district, said that the main problem was the low salary, due to which, in particular, the paramedics in the village of Drovyanaya left to work in the shops. “It’s not even a car – we’ll find a car with a cross. Today there are three workers in Drovyanaya with medical education, with a medical assistant, but they went to work in stores, somewhere else. That is, the salary of medical workers does not satisfy them, ”said Savin. The head of the district added that in the spring he, along with the head doctor of the Uletovskiy Central Hospital, went to the Chita State Medical Academy to attract Continue Reading