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28.06.2017

Belarusian medication to be presented at Forum of Regions in Moscow
Belarusian medication to be presented at Forum of Regions in Moscow About a dozen of Belarusian pharmacological organizations will present their products at the fourth Forum of Region of Belarus and Russia. Russian colleagues will get acquainted with Belarusian products during the Days of Belarusian Science. These days are planned within the Forum of Regions.

21.06.2017

Belarus’ Deputy Premier about new hospital in Ostrovets
Belarus’ Deputy Premier about new hospital in Ostrovets An interdistrict medical centre will be built on the base of a new hospital in Ostrovets. It was stated by Belarus’ Deputy Prime Minister on June 21, 2017. He got acquainted with the development of infrastructure of the town. The building process is carried out according to the national investment programme. The hospital is intended for 60,000 residents. Modern diagnostics equipment and a strong laboratory base will help to provide medical service at the highest of levels. It is expected that the patients will be seen here next year.
85% of Belarusian medications cost less than 5$
85% of Belarusian medications cost less than 5$ Belarusian medication is sometimes cheaper than imported analogues up to 28 times. As many as 37% of the medication can be bought for about 1%, which is less than BYN 2. All in all, 85% of Belarusian medication cost up to 5%.
Frunzensky district of Minsk extends cooperation with Japan
Frunzensky district of Minsk extends cooperation with Japan A new vector of old friendship: the Frunzensky district of Minsk is extending its cooperation with some regions of Japan. It is, first of all, this means the development of joint projects in various fields from economy to culture.

19.06.2017

3D organs and electronic laboratories: cooperation of doctors and technology
3D organs and electronic laboratories: cooperation of doctors and technology Belarusian medical workers tend to use modern technologies today. The large-scale reconstruction of all intensive care and operation blocks in city and regional hospitals has come to an end. Tablets will soon be implemented in the work of doctors, which will help to quickly find out a patient’s anamnesis.
Helicopter platform to appear on roof of Minsk City Emergency Hospital
Helicopter platform to appear on roof of Minsk City Emergency Hospital The idea which was developed by Minsk doctors during a year may be realized soon. Emergency patients will be delivered to hospital by helicopters.
Infants in Belarus wear national oranments right from birth
Infants in Belarus wear national oranments right from birth Volunteers from the BRSM Youth Union and the movement "Kind Heart" have presented infants from Mogilev the first gifts in their life - matinee coats with Belarusian national ornaments. 10 babies were born in the city's hospital on June 16. For them, embroidery is a kind of cipher, a message from our ancestors designed to protect. The campaign to present the national ornaments is timed to Independence Day, which Belarus celebrates on July 3.

18.06.2017

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates medical workers on their professional day
Alexander Lukashenko congratulates medical workers on their professional day This day is celebrated once a year, but every minute people need help from doctors. Belarusian medical workers celebrate thei professional day on the 18th of June. Most od the specialists are at work on this day. Surgeons, GPs and paediatricians. There are 41,500 practicing doctors and nearly 126,000 nursing staff in Belarus today. They put patients back on their feet daily, and many of the patients get another chance to live.

16.06.2017

Belarusian surgeons do unique surgery for 13-year-old girl from Tbilisi
Belarusian surgeons do unique surgery for 13-year-old girl from Tbilisi Belarusian surgeons performed a unique transplantation operation for a 13-year-old patient from Georgia. A rare deadly heart disease was found in the resident of Tbilisi six years ago. Now the girl has a chance to live; her condition improves every day. This is not the first such surgery conducted by the Republican Scientific and Practical Center "Cardiology". Foreigners increasingly often come to Belarusian clinics.

14.06.2017

Changes planned in Belarus’ public health service
Changes planned in Belarus’ public health service The average lifespan of Belarusians is 74.5 years. Experts say that this figure has been reached thanks to the fact that Belarus’ health service is one of the most available in the world. Belarus is one of the not many countries where a doctor can visit you at your home. As a rule there are about 1,000 patients for one GP. Cardiovascular surgery, transpalntology and oncology have made a great step forward.

07.06.2017

New study reveals 60% of Belarusians are overweight
New study reveals 60% of Belarusians are overweight Belarusians suffer from increased blood pressure, but ignore therapy. The first results of a large-scale study conducted in Belarus during five months under the auspices of the EU, the World Health Organization and the Ministry of Health were finally published. Almost 45% of respondents suffer from increased blood pressure. At the same time, knowing about the disease, not everyone takes the necessary measures: less than half of men and 65% of women.

06.06.2017

App measuring blood pressure to be presented in Belarus
App measuring blood pressure to be presented in Belarus Belarusians will soon use a smartphone instead of a hemo manometer: photos of the hand will be enough to measure blood pressure. Using a mobile device you will also be able to determine the quality of products in stores. For example, it is possible to find out which tomato is more mature simply looking at its image.

30.05.2017

From banal to unique operations: medical tourism in Belarus
From banal to unique surgeries: medical tourism in Belarus People come to Belarus to study and for medical treatment. The export of medical services grew by 20% in three months. Belarusian doctors treated 150,000 foreigners in 2016 and it summed up to 40 million dollars. This figure is growing. It was 4 million less in 2015.
Private travel agencies planning to cooperate with Minsk Regional Clinical Hospital
Private travel agencies planning to cooperate with Minsk Regional Clinical Hospital Acquaintance with the achievements of Belarusian medicine and the level of services will help attract to Belarus those tourists who combine holidays with treatment. The Minsk Regional Clinical Hospital is the center in which leading professionals are working. Modern diagnostic equipment and the latest treatment methods allow detecting diseases as early as possible. Special rehabilitation programs are selected for patients. Unique operations underscore the high level of development of Belarusian surgery and transplantology.

29.05.2017

Belarusian doctors master new epilepsy treatment method
Belarusian doctors master new epilepsy treatment method A breakthrough in neurosurgery: Belarusian doctors have mastered a new method of treating epilepsy. This operation is done only on those patients whose illness does not respond to treatment with drugs. Doctors install a special device to stimulate the vagus nerve, which allows reducing the number of attacks to a minimum. Belarusian neurosurgeons have already conducted two similar surgeries.

28.05.2017

Belarus, Russia scientists to cooperate in personalized medicine development
Belarus, Russia scientists to cooperate in personalized medicine development Scientists from Belarus and Russia will be cooperating in the sector of personalized medicine development. The main aim of this approach is to provide every patient with medicine that is appropriate for his organism. In such cases researches are carried out on molecular and genetic levels. Such kind of treatment is certainly more effective. Joint scientific developments have already been carried out. What is more, researchers have agreed on cooperating in the sector cellular technologies.

26.05.2017

School textbooks in Belarus to be revised
School textbooks in Belarus to be revised Tasks for Centralized Testing in Belarus will be fully consistent with school curriculum already in 2017, said Alexander Lukashenko. On May 26 the President visited school No61 in Minsk. Among those invited are 300 people, including the country's best students and teachers.

23.05.2017

Syrian children to visit Belarus for health improvement
Syrian children to visit Belarus for health improvement President Lukashenko gave directions to allocate funds for the Syrian children’s rest organization.   Summer camps Zubrenok and Rodnichok near Minsk are waiting for them in August. Little citizens of the Middle Eat country will not only improve their health. A recreation program will be organized for them. The children will get acquainted with Belarusian traditions and culture.

11.05.2017

Infant mortality rate in Belarus admirable, Rostov Region health minister says
Infant mortality rate in Belarus admirable, Rostov Region health minister says The delegation of the Rostov region on May 11 is visiting a number of Minsk enterprises. The guests are also interested in the experience of Belarus in the social sphere. Meeting with the staff of the Mother and Child Center, the guests noted the high level of medicine. It was decided to make contacts between Belarusian and Rostov Region specialists permanent.

03.05.2017

Belarusian scientists develop new method for treating rheumatoid arthritis
Belarusian scientists develop new method for treating rheumatoid arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis is a rather insidious inflammatory disease that causes joint pain and deformity. The disease usually develops after 30 and, according to statistics, women suffer from this disease three times more often than men. In the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, patients are traditionally prescribed special medications. Also, to overcome the ailment, physiotherapy methods are used, including magnetotherapy, cryotherapy, and electrotherapy. 

02.05.2017

How and where to should Belarus’ Science develop?
How and where to should Belarus’ Science develop? Intellectual profits. According to the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus, every ruble put into researches brings 100 rubles of profit. The intellectual elite of Belarus are discussing the tasks set by President Lukashenko. How and where to should Belarusian science develop? Alexander Muravsky could only dream about having such an experiment carried out. It seemed something near to impossible to create photooperated color. There was simply no necessary equipment then. Today it is a reality.

01.05.2017

Treatment of Chernobyl accident consequences in Belarus
Treatment of Chernobyl accident consequences in Belarus High levels of social standards have been introduced in the Belarusian lands affected by the Chernobyl accident, said Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. Many residents of Ukraine use these standards too. First of all, medical help. The Republican Scientific and Practical Center for Radiation Medicine and Human Ecology, created some years ago in Gomel, I would even say recently, is popular among Russians from the border regions. Patients from many countries come here and be treated and share experience. Even the Japanese are turning to experience.
State Awards of Belarus given to prominent citizens
State Awards of Belarus given to prominent citizens There are a lot of energetic and talented people in Belarus. Their achievements are not left without attention. Last Friday, the awards found their heroes. President Lukashenko honored people who had distinguished themselves thanks to their labor and creative achievements in various fields. Our correspondent Alena Syrova introduces some of them. Each of the 37 persons invited the Palace of Independence to receive the State Awards had long ago proved professionalism and dedication to their favorite occupations.

30.04.2017

Extracorporal fertilization to be public funded in Belarus?
Extracorporal fertilization to be public funded in Belarus? Doctors will help women to become mothers using extracorporal fertilization for the cost of public funds. It is planned that amendments will be made to the law on assisted reproductive technology. The final decision hasn’t been made yet, but new approaches are already being discussed by specialists.

24.04.2017

Future development of electronic healthcare in Belarus
Future development of electronic healthcare in Belarus Words prefixed with electro- are used by Belarusians more and more often today. Electronic pupils’ mark books, electronic queue in hospitals, electronic recipes prescribed by doctors... The other day, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus promised to provide all ambulance doctors with portable tablets that allow learning a patient’s medical history on the way to this person.

21.04.2017

Belarusian scientists develop new antitumor drugs
Belarusian scientists develop new antitumor drugs According to statistics, fight against oncological disease is given special attention in Belarus. One of the directions is development of original antitumor drugs. Belarusian scientists achieved impressive results in this area.

13.04.2017

Michel Sidibé: Belarus has achieved significant results in HIV prevention
Michel Sidibé: Belarus has achieved significant results in HIV prevention Belarus has achieved significant results in the fight against HIV and is ready to share experience with other countries. The subject was discussed at the meeting between Alexander Lukashenko and the Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibé.

12.04.2017

Air medical service to be established in Belarus
Air medical service to be established in Belarus Time is a valuable and important, and at times an irreplaceable resource. Especially when it concerns the life of a person. So many people could have been saved during World War I, but help simply didn’t come to them. The problem was solved by establishing air medical service. Different types of planes and helicopters were designed, medical aid brigades were formed. The tasks were clear but at the same time they were difficult: emergency aid had to be rendered in bad transport conditions and patients had to be taken to hospital as quickly as possible.

07.04.2017

Belarusian doctors successfully master new technique of heart surgery for kids
Belarusian doctors successfully master new technique of heart surgery for kids Belarusian doctors have successfully mastered a new technique of heart surgery for kids. The novelty is in using allopericardium – a donor’s biological material in cryopreserved condition.  Simply put, it’s a frozen heart tissue. This method is unique and it hasn’t been described in scientific literature earlier. Thanks to this method 20 Belarusians have already received medical treatment. The youngest patient is one year old. The technique can be used for surgical treatment of all types of congenital heart defects.

05.04.2017

Belarus President decides on State Awards of Belarus for 2016
Belarus President decides on State Awards of Belarus for 2016 The State Awards found their heroes - the most outstanding people of Belarus. The corresponding decree was signed by the head of state. Among those honored with the prestigious award are famous doctors, scientists, and artists who have become famous not only in Belarus but also far beyond. In the field of medicine, the state prize was awarded to the legendary transplantologists Oleg Rummo and Yuri Ostrovsky.

03.04.2017

Valery Malashko: E-health system is key to healthcare modernization in Belarus
Valery Malashko: E-health system is key to healthcare modernization in Belarus Belarusian parliamentarians opened a new legislative season April 3. They plan to review about 30 bills during the spring session. Among them are questions of patents for inventions, a new draft law on the development of competition, laws on drinking water supply, consumer protection and social services. Innovations in Belarus' health care system have become one of the most discussed topics at the Oval Hall. It is projected that by 2022 hospitals and clinics in Belarus will work according to new standards.

27.03.2017

Genetics in Belarus: progress in medicine and agriculture
Genetics in Belarus: progress in medicine and agriculture Belarusian genetic scientists are capturing new areas of research. The developments of the National Centre for Genomic Biotechnology are successfully used in the agricultural sector. For instance, animal DNA passports were created, and the center is actively working in the medical and sports genetics sectors. Besides all that, Belarusian scientists are capturing another interesting area. They will soon be conducting genetic tests on a person’s stress tolerance.

21.03.2017

Valery Malashko: Home delivery must be discussed and parents' emotions considered
Valery Malashko: Home delivery must be discussed and parents' emotions considered Legalization of home delivery isn’t planned in Belarus. It was stated by Valery Malashko, Belarus’ Healthcare Minister on March 21, 2017 when commenting on the tragedy which happened the day before in Vitebsk.
Belarus' Healthcare Minister comments on tradegy in Vitebsk
Belarus' Healthcare Minister comments on tradegy in Vitebsk Legalization of home delivery isn’t planned in Belarus. It was stated by Valery Malashko, Belarus’ Healthcare Minister on March 21, 2017 when commenting on the tragedy which happened the day before in Vitebsk. Belarusian medicine is capable of caring for the life of a mother and a child and rendering qualified medical assistance. It is proved by the developments, which were presented at the Healthcare of Belarus Exposition 2017.
Belarus developing new drug against liver and kidney cancer
Belarus developing new drug against liver and kidney cancer Belarus is developing a new drug for the treatment of liver and kidney cancer, said Belarusian scientists in Minsk March 21. Today, these diseases are difficult to treat, and surgery does not always produce results. Therefore, doctors decided to develop a new drug. In parallel, Belarusian doctors are working to replace expensive imported drugs, which sometimes reaches tens of thousands of dollars, with their own analogs. Generics are especially useful today in the fight against cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

19.03.2017

First 3D heart surgeries performed in Belarus
First 3D heart surgeries performed in Belarus A 3D heart model was successfully used in a unique surgery in Belarus. The organ, made with a scale of 1:1 allows studying all the nuances of the patient's heart structure before the surgery. The usage of 3D models has every chance to become a regular practice in Belarus, especially in the field of pediatric cardiosurgery.

18.03.2017

Belarusian scientists develop unique equipment to combat oncology
Belarusian scientists develop unique equipment to combat oncology More than ten million people get cancer each year, according to statistics. Great importance is given to treatment for people with cancer in Belarus.

13.03.2017

New child health service center opens in Minsk
New child health service center opens in Minsk  A new child health service center with a salt therapy room, four swimming pools and new medical equipment was opened in Minsk microdistrict of Brilevichi. As many as 14,000 little patients are planned to be treated here. The new health service center is scaled to have as many as 350 appointments in one working shift. Literally, the modern building was built in a four year period. There are two pediatric departments, a dental department, a diagnostic laboratory, a hall for therapeutic exercises and a phyto bar.

01.03.2017

State awards for scientific works in Belarus should not be formal, President says The state awards for scientific works should not be formal, said February 28 Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said when visiting the centre of organ and tissue transplantation. The centre was recommended for the award of the State Prize for 2016. Among the candidates are 20 works. Most related to science and technology: the a bank of plants' genetic resources, machinery for the timber industry and even scientific historical works.

28.02.2017

Belarusian scientists model HIV treatment compounds
Belarusian scientists model HIV treatment compounds The principal researcher of the Belarusian Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry Alexander Andrianov announced that with the help of a computer, Belarusian scientists modeled chemical compounds which will be promising in the development of the HIV drug. The project manager mentioned that the compounds passed a computer pretest. The United Institute of Informatics Problems of Belarus used supercomputers during the test. Today more than 20 different medicines are used to cure HIV. However, the virus mutates and the drugs become less effective.
Belarus among top 20 developed transplantology countries
Belarus among top 20 developed transplantology countries Belarus has world standards in transplantology. Our country is among the 20 most developed countries in this field of medicine.  Belarusian doctors every year do more than 400 transplants of liver, kidney, lung, pancreas and heart, as well as undertake complex organ transplantation.  In particular, Belarus is in the top five in Europe in the field of kidney transplants.  In less than 10 years, Belarus has managed to master all the techniques from this field of surgery and develop own unique methods.

22.02.2017

Diagnosing cancer by taking a photo
Diagnosing cancer by taking a photo A beauty spot is a unique drawing on a human body. They can be of different colours and bizarre designs, many of them appear from the moment of birth and stay on your body for your entire life. But not all beauty spots are harmless. Could we possibly imagine 10 years ago, that just one photo of a beauty spot would be enough to detect melanoma? Belarusian scientists have invented a unique system which makes it possible to make a diagnosis in no time.

02.02.2017

First Belarusian-American oncology conference due in Minsk in April 2017
First Belarusian-American oncology conference due in Minsk in April 2017 A care home for patients and their relatives will be constructed in the Centre of Oncology in Borovlyany near Minsk. This is a good and convenient alternative to a hospital ward. For a small fee here you can undergo outpatient examination, which is much cheaper than inpatient treatment. However, every year patients from 25 countries come to the center. The construction of the boarding house will greatly expand the possibilities of the center in the field of medical tourism, thus attracting more foreign patients.

31.01.2017

Belarus increases fines for improper advertising of medicinal products
Belarus to increase fines for improper advertising of medicinal products Belarus plans to increase fines for the improper advertising of medicines. Penalties for legal entities will be up to 200 basic units, for entrepreneurs up to 100, but the individual may pay from 10 to 50 base units. As noted by the Ministry of Commerce, more than half of all improper advertisements are placed on the Internet. In 2016 Belarus limited access to two websites which advertised products with allegedly healing properties and two websites selling fake sick leaves.

29.01.2017

Valery Malashko appointed Belarus' Healthcare Minister
Valery Malashko appointed Belarus' Healthcare Minister Alexander Lukashenko has appointed Valery Malashko as the Minister of Health. The head of state noted that not long ago Valery Malashko was appointed the Labor and Social Security Minister. The President noted that there were a lot of candidates for the post of the Minister of Health.  Nevertheless, he had made this decision given the high authority of Valery Malashko.

26.01.2017

Full-fledged e-government to be set up in Belarus
Full-fledged e-government to be set up in Belarus The mechanism of e-government still needs to be improved in Belarus. The Council of Ministers discussed the prospects concerning the development of digital economy and the information society. Belarus Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov drew attention to the insufficient use of modern technologies by experts in different fields. The volume of the mails transmitted in digital form is less than half the total number of documents now. In regions outside of Minsk, this figure is even less than 30%.
Healthcare Ministry of Belarus to strengthen drug quality control
Healthcare Ministry of Belarus to strengthen drug quality control At the annual sum-up meeting, Belarusian medics received a task from the Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus to reduce deaths from diseases of the cardiovascular system. Vasily Zharko pointed out that according to statistics 54% of the deaths are caused by heart diseases. In the future it’s necessary to carry out a maintenance inspection of literally every Belarusian. Also, the Vice-Premier pointed out that medical science is actively developing today.Vasily Zharko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus:

13.01.2017

HIV medications to produce in Belarus
Belarus, India to produce medicines against HIV in Skidel A plant near Grodno will manufacture drugs for the treatment of HIV infection. The first stone was laid in the foundation of the new pharmaceutical plant on January, 12. The amount of investment in Belarusian-Indian project will be about $3 million. It is expected that three joint pharmaceutical plants will be opened in Belarus.

11.01.2017

Health care facilities provide information on temporary disability of citizens to tax authorities
Health care facilities to provide information on temporary disability of citizens to tax authorities Health care facilities of Belarus will provide tax authorities with information on temporary disability of citizens. This applies to people who didn’t work in 2016, because they were under medical treatment, as well as women who were followed up by a doctor during pregnancy and after childbirth. On demand, patients can receive an extract from the medical record. This information can be also available to tax authorities, but only upon a written consent of a citizen.
Alexander Sitnikov
New technologies in Belarus' traumatology Belarus, as the whole of Europe, has experienced arctic weather. Unfortunately, there injuries and frostbites affected Belarusians too. How much work did doctors have these days? The guest of the program is Alexander Sitnikov, Ph.D., candidate of science, the head of the Laboratory of Traumatology for adulthood of the Republican Scientific Practical Center for Traumatology and Orthopedics. Do you have any information about the number of victims in those January days?

02.01.2017

Gomel clinics start issuing e-prescriptions
Gomel clinics start issuing e-prescriptions Five clinics in Gomel will now issue electronic prescriptions to all patients. A switch to the new system required not only the technical work, but also training. Upon giving a prescription the doctor will enter the data into a computer database.

30.12.2016

Smoking to be banned in Belarusian eateries in 2017
Smoking to be banned in Belarusian eateries in 2017 It will be banned to smoke in Belarusian eateries in 2017. This will not affect only designated areas. Thus there will be no more rooms for smokers and non-smokers in Belarusian eateries as it was before. Owners of public catering establishments will be required to equip areas for tobacco lovers. In addition, restaurateurs will be offered to determine the dress code for their clients. It is expected that this measure will also be introduced in 2017.

29.12.2016

President Lukashenko appoints new deputy prime minister
President Lukashenko appoints new deputy prime minister Alexander Lukashenko on December 29 made a number of personnel decisions. Vasily Zharko was appointed Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus. Introducing the candidate, the head of the Presidential Administration Natalia Kochanova noted that Mr Zarko has proved a competent and proactive leader in all areas of professional activity. He has been heading the health system of Belarus for more than 10 years. During this time, the industry carried out reforms that brought Belarusian medicine to the world level.

16.12.2016

Belarusian cardiology at European level: Minsk hosting VII Cardiology Congress
Belarusian cardiology at European level: Minsk hosting VII Cardiology Congress Minsk is hosting a forum of cardiologists. Taking part in it are Belarusian doctors and those who came to Belarus from abroad. This is the 7th such meeting. These days, experts share their experience and discuss topical problems of diagnostics, treatment and prevention of circulatory system diseases. Cardiologists demonstrate developments in the field of information technology and medicines - everything to treat and overcome one of the most common ailments of our time.

07.12.2016

Polish Senate Marshal visits Republican Center for Pediatric Oncology in Borovlyany
Polish Senate Marshal visits Republican Center for Pediatric Oncology in Borovlyany Belarus and Poland intend to develop cooperation in the field of public health, said December 6 the Marshal of the Polish Senate during his visit to the National Center for Pediatric Oncology in Borovlyany. There Stanisław Karczewski got acquainted with the work of the medical staff and offices and also visited young patients. For them the Polish delegation prepared gifts.

05.12.2016

Folk medicine: How Belarusians treat illnesses in alternative ways
Folk medicine: How Belarusians treat illnesses in alternative ways A sound mind in a sound body. In the wintertime, it is very important to stay healthy. What to do in order to not get sick? Different people choose to stay healthy by different means, using both traditional and alternative medicine. Ilona Volynets has more. It is -3°С, but Vladimir is swimming as if it were not an ice-hole, but a warm sea. He has been practicing it every day for over 15 years.

30.11.2016

Belarusian Red Cross celebrates 95th anniversary
Belarusian Red Cross turns 95 More than half a million people in 2016 received assistance from the Belarusian Red Cross. This society celebrates its 95th anniversary these days. The movement brings together about 20,000 volunteers across Belarus. Their main task is to provide first aid in emergency situations as well as social, medical and psychological support to vulnerable citizens. For example, the Sisters of Charity Service provides services to more than one million each year - this is mainly help to people with serious illnesses at home or in special facilities.

24.11.2016

All eateries in Belarus may become tobacco-free
All eateries in Belarus may become tobacco-free All eateries in Belarus may become tobacco-free. More than 50% of Belarusians support the idea and are willing to bring it to public discussion. It is no that difficult to refuse from the addiction in the XXI century: it's enough to apply to a clinic. Doctors have developed a set of programs to help you quit smoking. However, almost 30% of Belarusians are tobacco-addicted.

22.11.2016

UN project Inclusive Belarus launched in Grodno
UN project Inclusive Belarus launched in Grodno Include special people in the life of the whole society is the main purpose of the UN project "Inclusive Belarus", which was launched in Grodno. Exhibitions dedicated to people with disabilities, campaigns against gender inequality, training against domestic violence will be held during the project. With the help of illustrative examples, the organizers hope to draw the attention of Belarusians to these problems. The visually impaired from Grodno offered guests play table tennis with them (with eyes closed).

16.11.2016

The surgeons at work
First heart-lung transplantation in Belarus: patient's state & doctors' commentary Belarusian surgeons have carried out the first heart-lung transplant surgery in Belarus. The life of a 32-year-old patient has been saved; he is already on the recovery. The young man with a heart failure and lung damage had been on a waiting list since March. Surgeons carried out the needed surgery at the first opportunity. The surgery took 9 hours of nonstop work.

11.11.2016

Belarusian surgeons perform unique operation to restore pregnant woman’s heart rate
Belarusian surgeons perform unique operation to restore pregnant woman’s heart rate Two hearts beat in one rhythm. Belarusian doctors performed a unique surgery. Early, in such cases, the possibility of becoming a mother is equal to zero. The pregnancy was terminated, if a woman had an arrhythmia or tachycardia. That’s what is called progress. Electrodes are getting through a patient’s veins to her heart. They make the heart rate normal. Thus, there is no threat either to the mother or to the child.

09.11.2016

Belarusian 3D printers to feature at Fair of Ideas
Belarusian 3D printers to feature at Fair of Ideas The Fair of Ideas is a project that is an additional chance to talk about yourself and your developments. The organizers of the Fair of Innovative Ideas have extended application deadlines. Everyone can present their projects. Participation in the prestigious event is free.
Belarus President signs decree on moving, storage and sale of alcoholic beverages by physical persons
Belarus President signs decree on moving, storage and sale of alcoholic beverages by individuals The President of Belarus signed the decree "On moving, storage and sale of alcoholic beverages by individuals," on November 8. The document abolishes the limit on the amount of alcohol that one individual can keep at home. There remains the maximum limit on the amount of alcohol that can be moved around the country. For this violation, one can face administrative responsibility - a fine of up to 100 basic units (one basic unit is BYN21).

07.11.2016

Vegetarians and meat eaters: who has it better?
Vegetarians and meat eaters: who has it better? Historically, Belarusians eat meat and potatoes a lot. However, vegetarian diet is growing in popularity these days. Who lives more and who has it better? Anastasia Benedisyuk has the story. The Adamovich family has a farmstead and cannot imagine their lives without meat. Even three-year-old Dasha loves it. They eat meat of all kinds every day: pork, beef, and chicken. Yulia Adamovich, Rzhavka agrotown resident:In my opinion, all men are supposed to eat meat.

04.11.2016

Mogilev clinic gets grants from Japan for new medical equipment
Mogilev clinic gets grants from Japan for new medical equipment Olga is familiar with this portable equipment, as the doctors had recently found she had problems with her thyroid gland. Now it is time for re-examination after medical treatment. Olga Kovaleva, Veino agrotown resident, Mogilev Region:I would not get to the clinic in time for the ultrasound, so this new device was very handy. The doctors healed me up and now I am in good health. The best part about this device is portability.
Better availability of drugs against HIV and TB: Minsk agreement
Better availability of drugs against HIV and TB: Minsk agreement Drugs against the spread of HIV and TB will be available in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. On November 3, representatives of health ministries from more than 10 states signed the so-called "Minsk statement." It relates to preparations to ensure basic necessities, as well as reduction in their cost. By the way, Belarus has mastered the production of 9 out of the 11 known anti-TB drugs. Luiz Loures, Assistant UN Secretary-General, Deputy Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

03.11.2016

Belarusian programmer creates prosthetic hand for his dad
Belarusian programmer creates prosthetic hand for his dad A cup of tea in the morning shared with your son guarantees good mood for the whole day. 20 years ago Sergey could not think he would be able to hold a cup of tea, as he had to do everything with just one hand. But his son did something impossible. Oleg Galtsev, inventor:I saw a news report and found out they make bionic hands in Germany, but that was extremely expensive; an alternative did not exist in Belarus.

02.11.2016

Belarusian State Medical University celebrates 95th Anniversary
Belarusian State Medical University celebrates 95th Anniversary For 95 years, the Belarusian State Medical University has been Hippocrates’ children, and it celebrates its anniversary on November 1. This holiday is a holiday for all Belarusian doctors that studied here. The President of Belarus congratulated the staff of the Belarusian State Medical University. Throughout these years, the university earned a status of a respectable center of medical education and science.
Birth rate exceeds mortality in Belarus for first time in 20 years
Birth rate exceeds mortality in Belarus for first time in 20 years State awards were presented on November 1 to the deserved people of Belarus for the many years of fruitful work and high professionalism. On behalf of the head of state the Prime Minister of Belarus Andrei Kobyakov presented the awards. The ceremony was held in the Palace of the Republic. The list of awardees includes 94 people: farmers, construction workers, employees of tax authorities as well as people of art and science. It should be noted that medics were the largest category of workers awarded.

31.10.2016

Afterlife: organ donation and transplantation in Belarus
Afterlife: organ donation and transplantation in Belarus Nowadays organ transplantation is a routine practice in Belarus. Meanwhile, the whole world is anticipating: will an Italian surgeon be able to transplant a man’s head? I don’t know what the Church thinks, but God was a practicing surgeon, too – remember Adam and Eve. Can a donor’s heart change the  life and the worldview of a recipient? Oleg Vysochinsky, Republican Scientific and Practical center “Cardiology” patient (Krivoy Rog, Ukraine)What am I waiting for? I am waiting for a new heart.

28.10.2016

Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine to appear in Minsk region
Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine to appear in Minsk region The Minsk region and the Chinese province Zhejiang agreed to build the Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Minsk region. In accordance with the agreement, the Belarusian party and the Chinese party have particular obligations. Thus, the Department of Health of the Minsk Regional Executive Committee will provide the Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine with rooms and necessary equipment. The Chinese party will send its specialists to treat Belarusians and to teach Belarusian doctors.

26.10.2016

Belarus to produce unique protein from transgenic goats' milk
Belarus to produce unique protein from transgenic goats' milk The Academy of Sciences of Belarus on October 26 opened a laboratory for extraction and purification of human lactoferrin from the milk of transgenic goats. The new site will appear in the Institute of Microbiology. Within the framework of a Belarus-Russia Union State program, Belarusian and Russian scientists have for the first time in the world created unique herds of animals. Having introduced a human protein gene into the DNA of goats the scientists got a herd of goats whose milk has more lactoferrin than in women's milk.

24.10.2016

Belarusian government guarantees quality of pharmaceutical products
Belarusian government guarantees quality of pharmaceutical products Belarusian medicines became the topic of the talk show What’s Going On. Does promotion of domestic medicines have economic character? Is it focused on health, wallet, or commercial competition?
Representative of Belarus’ Ministry of Health on imported medication
Representative of Belarus’ Ministry of Health on imported medication Belarusian medicines became the topic of the talk show What’s Going On.
Why Belarusian medicines need more advertising?
Why Belarusian medicines need more advertising? Belarusian medicines became the topic of the talk show What’s Going On. Dmitry Shevtsov, deputy of the House of Representatives of Belarus, head of Belarusian Doctors' Association: Foreign companies spend a lot of money on advertising, which is very good. Foreign companies spend huge resource to promote a pharmaceutical product and to make doctors aware of its existence. There are a lot of conferences and seminars, where doctors could learn about medicines.

21.10.2016

First laparoscopic liver surgery in Belarus
First laparoscopic liver surgery in Belarus Doctors from Vitebsk together with military surgeons from Saint Petersburg conducted a unique surgery. It’s the first time the laparoscopic surgery on liver has been performed in Belarus. The performed the surgery on the patient with cirrhosis for 4 hours. Earlier, a patient with the same diagnosis was advised to do an abdominal surgery. Laparoscopy is a minimal invasive surgery, almost without any cuts, which means that a patient has less risk to suffer from blood loss and the risk of complications after surgery reduces.

20.10.2016

Is flu vaccination necessary and will there be epidemic: Interview with Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Health
Is flu vaccination necessary and will there be epidemic: Interview with Belarusian First Deputy Minister of Health Among the threats, there are various illnesses. Sometimes it is possible to do a vaccination to protect yourself from illnesses. Sometimes it is just enough to lead a healthy way of life. We are responsible for our health. However, a healthcare system exists in Belarus, and there are a lot of questions addressed to it. Dmitry Pinevich, First Deputy Minister of Health has answered some question of the program Picture of the World on the CTV Channel.

18.10.2016

Safety on streets and at home: Are Belarusians prepared for emergencies?
Safety on streets and at home: Are Belarusians prepared for emergencies? The world has become more dangerous, or it seems like it due to mass media. We listen to the information presented by mass media on radio in our cars, we keep up with latest news with the help of computers and smartphones. All this banners, screens, sometimes a neighbor or a friend share a piece of news or two. Usually this news is really disturbing. Even without a maniac with a saw, we hear a lot of scary news about terrorist attacks, missing planes, about floods, earthquakes, and fires that destroy cities and towns. The list is endless.

14.10.2016

Mother's Day celebrated in Belarus
Belarus celebrating Mother's Day October 14 Belarus is celebrating Mother's Day. This holiday has a more than 20 years of history in Belarus and has its own traditions. Usually on this day, Belarusians congratulate their mothers and do not skimp on good words and deeds in honor of those who gives life. Belarus is one of the few countries of the former Soviet Union where the Order of Mother is presented. It is given to moms who gave birth to and raised five or more children. There are about 8,000 of such women in Belarus.

12.10.2016

Oleg Rummo about his choice of profession, Belarusian surgery and love of Belarus
Oleg Rummo about his choice of profession, Belarusian surgery and love of Belarus Oleg Rummo is a first Belarusian surgeon who performed a liver transplantation. Thus, he take the Belarusian medicine to the next level. Oleg Rummo, director of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation:I lived in a small town, and I spent a lot of time at the hospital where my mother was working. I didn’t have any extraordinary wishes to become an astronaut or a pilot, so when the time to chose a profession came I decide to enter the Minsk State Medical Institute.
Women do abortions because they are uneducated in sexual sphere, says Belarusian MP and doctor
Women do abortions because they are uneducated in sexual sphere, says Belarusian MP and doctor Should abortion be banned? It is the topic of the talk show What’s Going On on October 9. Egor Khrustalev, host of the program: As a new elected MP, have you received any instructions or have you had any talks related to the revision of the law?

11.10.2016

30% of Belarusian women do not inform men about abortion decision
30% of Belarusian women do not inform men about abortion decision Should Belarus prohibit abortion? This was the topic of the talk show What's Going On? on the RTR-Belarus on 9 October. Larisa Martynova, board member of the NGO Family and Maternity Support Center "Matulia", psychologist: We are psychologists who give pre-abortion consultations. We represent a volunteer organization which, together with health care institutions, shall amend the law. And we have experience of talks with women. In particular, the situation is associated with men.

10.10.2016

Hearing diagnosis in newborn: New technologies in Belarus' maternity hospitals
Hearing diagnosis in infants: New technologies in Belarus' maternity hospitals Belarussian maternity hospitals have successfully implemented a technology allowing checking newborns' hearing. This diagnosis can be made on the third-fifth day of life. Thus one can early find out pathology in children. About 500 kids are born in this maternity hospital monthly. All of them undergo audiological screening. Pathology is detected in only one percent of kids, but this is more valuable than gold for the parents. Most often, hearing loss requires instant intervention.

27.09.2016

Nordic walking: New healthy trend among Belarusians
Nordic walking: New healthy trend among Belarusians Sport, frankly, is not very good for health. Professional sport. Other thing is sports lifestyle. And even in a sports way of life, not everyone is recommended running and especially weightlifting. Scientists have found that the most useful and accessible kind of activity is walking. Our correspondent Anastasia Benedisyuk and the characters of our next story prove this. Inessa Zgirovskaya:My name is Inessa Zgirovskaya, 67, but the biological age is 47.

26.09.2016

International laser technology forum to start in Minsk on September 26
International laser technology forum to start in Minsk on September 26 A prestigious international laser technology forum will start in Minsk on 26 September. It will bring together leading scientists from Belarus and abroad. Representatives of 15 countries will show their developments and achievements. The conference participants will discuss the latest advances in various fields: laser physics, quantum and atomic optics. They will discuss the practical application of light-emitting diodes and laser technologies in economy, science, ecology and medicine.

23.09.2016

Belarus to create active longevity center
Belarus to create active longevity center Belarus' main demographic threats are high male mortality, obesity and lack of motivation of many citizens to lead healthy lifestyle. A meeting was held in Minsk to discuss how to save the health of the population and ensure demographic security. Today in Belarus, men's life expectancy is shorter than that of women, while the mortality rate is almost four times higher compared with the EU's average.

01.09.2016

Treatment with bees' biomagnetic field: unusual "bee house" appears in Grodno
Treatment with bees' biomagnetic field in Belarus: unusual 'bee house' appears in Grodno In any case, doctors agree on one thing: you should first of all think well and then go to the pharmacy. The design of the hives resembles a village bathhouse. Made from a frame, it has two benches and a table inside. Its function is the same - healing relaxation. The healing substance is the biomagnetic field of bees. Six hives are installed under sunbeds. Above them is netting with wooden planks - so the bees will not disturb the visitor with personal contact. They will give you pleasant buzz and slight vibration of the bench.

24.08.2016

Sergei Shchurko: Domracheva did not take doping
Sergei Shchurko: I am sure Domracheva did not take doping The Olympic Games in Rio has completed. What will it be remembered for and what is happening in world and Belarusian sport? This was the topic of discussion on August 21 in the talk show What's Going On? on the TV channel RTR-Belarus. Egor Khrustalyov: Colleagues-journalists, we can say that such a thing as absolutely pure sport is very, very debatable, because what to do with some vitamins, hypnosis, psychological support? Where is the line, where this point where pure sport begins?

23.08.2016

New Belarusian-Indian pharmaceutical plant to appear in Belarus
New Belarusian-Indian pharmaceutical plant to appear in Belarus A new pharmaceutical plant will appear in Belarus. Today in Minsk, a capsule at the site of future production facility was laid. The investment project will be implemented with the participation of Indian partners.

03.08.2016

Nearly 2.5 million Belarusians suffer from cardiovascular diseases
Nearly 2.5 million Belarusians suffer from cardiovascular diseases Nearly 2.5 million Belarusians today suffer from cardiovascular diseases. This is more than 25% of the total population. Cardiovascular diseases are the most common cause of death not only in Belarus. This trend is observed worldwide. Every year, these illnesses kill more than 17 million people. In this regard, the country's acute problem of prevention of cardiovascular disease.

29.07.2016

Belarus President wants well-thought-out anti-smoking measures
Belarus President wants well-thought-out anti-smoking measures The Belarus President urges new approaches in the fight against smoking. The head of state paid attention to this at the meeting aiming to deal with the trafficking and consumption of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Last year, Belarus' tobacco production fell by 16%. Belarus is conducting policy aiming to reduce tobacco consumption. A number of regulatory legal acts are in force to help resolve the problem. Among them is the Decree of the President on this topic adopted back in 2002. These days, there are proposals to correct it.

28.07.2016

How to deal with smoking: draft decree of Belarus President
How to deal with smoking: draft decree of Belarus President The Belarus President urges new approaches in the fight against smoking. The head of state paid attention to this at the meeting aiming to deal with the trafficking and consumption of tobacco and electronic cigarettes. Last year, Belarus' tobacco production fell by 16%. Belarus is conducting policy aiming to reduce tobacco consumption. A number of regulatory legal acts are in force to help resolve the problem. Among them is the Decree of the President on this topic adopted back in 2002. These days, there are proposals to correct it.

14.07.2016

Belarusian doctors hope to treat cancer with bio-cellular technology
Belarusian doctors hope to treat cancer with bio-cellular technology Belarusian doctors have performed a unique surgery. This fact was announced just today, exactly when it became clear that a human life is saved. Lung cancer of the last stage - such was the diagnosis for this patient four months ago. Now he is doing better and better each day. The man underwent four surgeries. The main achievement is that doctors managed to put prosthesis in the man's trachea. Doctors used a donor organ and cleared it.

06.07.2016

Belarusian GPs now using webcams to get colleagues' special advice
Belarusian GPs now using webcams to get specialists' advice Interactive medicine goes to remote corners of Belarus. Consultations with the help of video and the Internet, of course, will not replace traditional approaches but in some cases, they are able to significantly accelerate work.  Patient Lyudmila Nazarova has a complex situation and came to her doctor, GP: against the background of diabetes mellitus, an ulcer formed on her leg. Here, one cannot do without the advice of a specialist in this field. The local doctor calls her colleague using a computer and a webcam.

29.06.2016

Belarus resumes use of Priorix despite one vaccinee's death
Belarus resumes Priorix vaccines despite one vaccinee's death Belarus has resumed the use of Priorix vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. It has been used since 2014 and its purchases are pre-planned. The Belgian vaccine passed quality control in June 2016 and meets all requirements according to test results. In May, immediately after vaccination, a six-year girl died on her mother's hands in a Grodno clinic. Doctors fought for the life of the child about 40 minutes but in vain.

28.06.2016

Medicines in Belarus to become cheaper - Presidential decree
Medicines in Belarus to become cheaper - Presidential decree Medicines in Belarus will become cheaper. The Belarus President signed a decree that changed the maximum wholesale and retail markups when forming prices. Instead of USD, the base amount will be applied. This will reduce the cost of medicines by more than 2% on average. This measure will increase sales of Belarusian health care products, preserving the break-even operation of pharmacies.

23.06.2016

Dmitry Shevtsov on treatment through Internet
Dmitry Shevtsov on treatment through Internet We have another guest prior to the second day of the All-Belarusian People's Assembly - Dmitry Shevtsov, deputy of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly. Dmitry, good morning!  Yesterday, a lot has been said and on your field - health care. What thoughts do you have on the second day of the event?

21.06.2016

Oleg Rummo: Young medical staff in Belarus is promising
Oleg Rummo: Young medical staff in Belarus is promising The All-Belarusian People's Assembly will start in Minsk tomorrow on June 22. Minsk will be represented by 400 delegates at this forum. They are representatives of different walks of life: teachers, doctors, members, managers, security officers and scientists.
Belarus joins International Yoga Day
Belarus joins International Yoga Day Sanskrit lessons, mehendi and complex asanas. International Yoga Day is being celebrated in the world on June 21.  Belarus has joined the day for the second time in its history. This day brings together fans of a healthy lifestyle throughout the world. Yoga is known for gaining physical activity, ability to improve people's immunity and plasticity. Meanwhile, this is a philosophy and sport. Yoga is growing in popularity in Belarus, with events and master classes held in city parks regularly, not only during holidays.

16.06.2016

50 buckets of blood per day: Transfusion development in Belarus
50 buckets of blood per day: Transfusion development in Belarus If Alexander Pushkin lived in our days, he would survive the loss of blood after his lost duel. At the site of the duel he lost a total of about two liters of the vital fluid. In 1837, people only experimented with blood transfusion and there was a century before blood groups and rhesus factor were discovered. Today, blood transfusion is a common practice. Belarus uses 50 buckets of blood every day, while the country's year's supply is about 200,000 liters. 

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