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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. 
Belarusian doctors transplant parathyroid cells from living donor
Belarusian doctors transplant parathyroid cells from living donor Belarusian doctors have conducted a unique surgery. For the first time in the world, a group of Belarusian scientists has transplanted parathyroid cells from a living donor into patients.  This sensation has shocked the international community. This is the first such surgery in the world's history.
Minsk health centers to switch to electronic prescription system
Minsk health centers to switch to electronic prescription system Until the end of 2016, all Minsk's clinics are planning to switch to a system of electronic prescription.  This practice has been introduced in 15 health care institutions in Minsk. With this system, it will be possible to take into account the number of patients' visits to clinics and hospitals. At the same time, paper prescriptions will not be abandoned completely, but their number will be reduced significantly. In 2015, almost 50 sets of electronic queue systems were installed in Minsk's clinics. In 2016, about 50 more will be installed.

15.06.2016

New children's hospice opens in Minsk region
New children's hospice opens in Minsk region Passion, 1.5 years of hard work and tens of sincere thankful smiles. A building of the Belarusian Children's Hospice was opened in the Minsk region. It has all modern medical equipment, clean and comfortable rooms, additional space for rehabilitation department. This was all made possible thanks to donations of caring people and charitable organizations. The hospice at different times takes care about 150-250 children on average. All in all, about 3,000 Belarusians children suffer from incurable diseases these days.
Natalia Kochanova: Belarus has made a new step in cancer treatment
Natalia Kochanova: Belarus has made a new step in cancer treatment Cancer treatment in Belarus has reached a new level, say international experts who gathered in Minsk today. The Belarusian capital is hosting the 9th congress of oncologists and radiologists of the Commonwealth of Independent States and Eurasia. It will last 2 days. It is expected that by the end of the forum, the physicians will identify new methods of early diagnosis and effective treatment. Belarus uses a new generation of drugs to fight oncology. About 60% of drugs used to this end are produced in Belarus.
Affordability and modern equipment praised in Belarusian medicine
Affordability and modern equipment praised in Belarusian medicine From early diagnosis to effective treatment. New approaches in the fight against cancer are being discussed at this moment in Minsk by leading specialists from Belarus, the countries of near and far abroad.   The Belarusian capital is hosting the 9th congress of oncologists and radiologists of CIS and Eurasia. President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to the forum participants.

14.06.2016

Speleotherapy in Vileika: College students build salt cave
Speleotherapy in Vileika: College students build salt cave Students of Vileika State College can now improve health while receiving future profession. Future plumbers and electricians combine studies with pleasure in their own hand-built salt cave. Students and teachers with breathing problems can now deal with their illnesses no only in hospitals but also at work. The experimenters can be proud of the results of their work. This is a unique room in the Minsk region.
Belarus to create single information space of blood service
Belarus to create single information space of blood service Belarus will create a single information space of the blood service. According to doctors, it will allow efficiently managing blood inventories. Now, information systems are linked to a specific region, while the innovation will establish allow for exchanging of data electronically. On 14 June there is World Blood Donor Day, so the topic is very pressing. You are also welcome to donate your blood. In 2015, more than 91,000 donors donated over 220 tons of blood. This is the highest figure in the history of Belarus.

08.06.2016

Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions: Day 1 summary
3rd Belarus-Russia Forum of Regions: Day 1 summary Minsk continues to host the 3rd Forum of Belarusian and Russian Regions on June 8, which is the second day of the event.  It is expected that the presidents of Belarus and Russia will partake in the forum.

02.06.2016

Girl from Belarus' Grodno dies after Belgian vaccine
Girl from Belarus' Grodno dies after Belgian vaccine Shocking news came from Grodno June 1. Investigators are trying to find out the reasons for the death of the 6-year-old girl. She died in a clinic on her mother's arms after vaccination. The child's condition deteriorated soon after she was given a vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella. Medical assistance was provided but the girl could not be saved. All vaccines and syringes were confiscated from the medical center. The Minister of Health set up a departmental committee, which is working on site and is finding out the circumstances of the incident. 

31.05.2016

What places in Minsk will become smoke free?
What places in Minsk will become smoke free? Belarusian tobacco manufacturers will be obliged to use frightening cigarette packaging.  They will demonstrate the consequences of addiction. Such are the requirements of new technical regulations of the Eurasian Economic Union. Some Belarusian companies have also decided to fight smoking. They encourage employees who do not take "smoke breaks".

16.05.2016

Belarus' successes in combating heart diseases praised
Belarus' successes in combating heart diseases praised An international congress of cardiologists and physicians gathered in Minsk leading experts from 9 countries on May 13. Representatives of Belarus, Russia, Armenia, Canada, Sweden, Bosnia and Herzegovina discussed ways to reduce the number of sudden deaths from heart diseases.  Experts have noted that over the past 20 years, a number of positive changes had taken place in medicine, which has helped Belarus achieve success in minimizing deaths from heart attacks.  
Belarus named the most favorable nation for motherhood in CIS
Belarus among the most favorable countries for motherhood in FSU Belarus is CIS' leader in the ranking of countries that are the most favorable for motherhood. In the world, Belarus is 25th on this indicator among 179 countries in the world. According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, today 1.2 million families in Belarus are raising children who are younger than 18. They receive government support.

05.05.2016

Number of workplace injuries falls by more than half for last five years in Minsk
Number of workplace injuries falls by more than 50% in Minsk in 2010-2015 The number of workplace injuries has fallen by more than a half for the last five year in Minsk. The number of jobs with harmful and dangerous working conditions is reducing annualy. The rate of accidents in Minsk is one of the lowest in Belarus. However, three persons have died because of their carelessness and 30 have been critically injured since the beginning of 2016. The highest injury rate is still typical for construction and industrial fields.

26.04.2016

Alexander Lukashenko about expectations from Rio Olympics
Alexander Lukashenko about expectations from Rio Olympics April 26 the head of state answered questions from journalists visiting Chernobyl-hit areas. The Belarusian President shared his expectations regarding the performance of the national athletics team at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

25.04.2016

Oleg Rummo, head of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation
Transplantologist Oleg Rummo about Belarusian medicine and illnesses of XXI century The transplantologist Oleg Rummo is the guest at the TV program Simple Questions on World Health Day. We have an opportunity to speak with one of the most famous doctors in Belarus. It is Oleg Rummo, a transplantologist. Good evening! Oleg Rummo, head of the Republican Scientific and Practical Center of Organ and Tissue Transplantation: Good evening!

21.04.2016

Belarusians about April 21 presidential address: 'Relevant for every citizen'
Belarusians about April 21 presidential address: 'Relevant for every citizen' Not only businessmen but also ordinary citizens are actively discussing the 2016 State of the Nation Address of the President. The topics identified by the head of state are relevant to every Belarusian.   Belarusians:Of course, he touched on lots of topics. But to be honest, I am first of all worried about economic issues. There is potential for growth. To do this, we all need to work hard.
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main points
Belarus President's State of the Nation Address 2016: Main foreign political and economic points President Alexander Lukashenko on April 21 delivered the State of the Nation Address to the Belarusian people and the Belarus Parliament. The CTV offers you the main points voiced by the head of state. The President instructed the government to prepare by July 1 the state program of innovative development Alexander Lukashenko believes the National Academy of Sciences and High Technology Park are the most important components in the innovation strategy.

12.04.2016

Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born?
Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born? It turned out last Tuesday that the Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva has relations with Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is also the father of her child. Bjørndalen revealed this fact at a specially called press conference. Later, Domracheva confirmed it on her official website. All the fans support the couple. A correspondent of the CTV’s program Week makes suppositions where the star child will be born – in Norway or Belarus.

07.04.2016

All-Belarusian People's Assembly may be held within month
All-Belarusian People's Assembly may be held within month Belarus began preparing for the most important political event of the year - Belarusian People's Assembly. It will be the fifth such event in the recent history of the country. The main goal of the event is to refine the state policy for the coming years.  This important platform of ​​democracy will bring together representatives of all branches of government, industry and business, science, health and culture. The details of the upcoming People's Assembly were discussed by the Government on 6 April.

06.04.2016

Record high number of newborns in Belarus in 2015
Record high number of newborns in Belarus in 2015 Belarus has set a record in terms of the number of newborns. In 2015, their number stood at more than 119,000 kids. During the last six years, positive dynamism of fertility has been observed. The capital Minsk is ahead of all other regions of Belarus. Almost 23,000 children were born in Minsk, one-fifth of the entire number of births. Minsk is followed by the Brest and Gomel regions. The Statistics Committee notes that the number of boys is higher.

04.04.2016

Belarus’ first mobile first-aid and obstetrical station proves effectiveness
Belarus' mobile first-aid and obstetrical station proves effectiveness The first mobile first-aid and obstetrical station (FOS) was started in Krupki District and it has proven to be effective. The medical complex “on wheels” serves residents from remote villages or towns, some of which are situated 40 kilometers away from the central regional hospital.

03.04.2016

Race in support of children with autism in Minsk
Race in support of children with autism in Minsk Buildings in Minsk in the evening of April 2 turned blue. The new lighting is a sign of support for people with autism. The Belarusian capital will for the first time join the global movement. On the same day, there was held a race in support of special children.  The initiative was supported by professionals and amateurs.

31.03.2016

Eminent surgeons from Canada, Lithuania, Russia gather in Minsk 31 March
Eminent surgeons from Canada, Lithuania, Russia gather in Minsk 31 March Luminaries of world medicine gathered in Minsk for the first time 31 March. Eminent surgeons from Canada, Lithuania, Russia and Belarus arrived in the capital to present innovations in the field of cardiac and vascular surgery.  Doctors discussed vessel prosthetics and using of stem cells in the treatment of vascular diseases. In addition to lectures and master-classes doctors did not miss an opportunity to communicate with each other and discuss ways of cooperation in the field of public health.

30.03.2016

Minsk sights to be illuminated in blue to mark World Autism Awareness Day
Minsk sights to be illuminated in blue to mark World Autism Awareness Day Together with the world, Minsk landmarks will light up in blue to mark support for special people. International Autism Awareness Day will be marked on April 2. More than 20,000 buildings will turn blue on that day. Among them are the pyramids of Egypt, Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and Sydney Opera House. Minsk will join in too.

27.03.2016

Belarusians see doctor 13 times per year on average
Belarusians see doctor 13 times per year on average Belarusians go to the doctor an average of 13 times a year, reads the National Statistics Committee data.  Meanwhile, the number of practicing doctors in Belarus is growing. In 2015, there were more than 40 doctors per 10,000 population. The majority of people rate their health as moderate. Almost 30 percent can boast good health, while less than 10 percent of people say they are in bad condition.

17.03.2016

WHO plans to invest in cancer prevention in Belarus
WHO plans to invest in cancer prevention in Belarus The World Health Organization (WHO) intends to invest in programs for the prevention of cancer and heart disease in Belarus. The future projects were discussed during the visit of a WHO delegation to Minsk on March 16. Screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer, and early diagnosis of heart disease. According to WHO projections, dozens of similar projects in the health sector will help improve the quality of life.

16.03.2016

Belarus, France share experience in pharmaceutics and cosmetics
Belarus, France share experience in pharmaceutics and cosmetics Belarus and France are building bridges in the field of medicine. In particular, in pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. On March 15 experts from both countries gathered in the Belarus capital. A reliable recipe for overcoming skin diseases is needed by thousands. Worldwide, only 16% of adolescents have such ailments. By the way, pharmaceutical cooperation between the two countries started over 10 years ago. During this time, colleagues share their experience and came up with several unique products.

24.02.2016

Belarusian surgeons have operated on a girl with Larsen syndrome
Belarusian cardiac surgery enters new level Belarusian surgeons have operated on a girl with Larsen syndrome. It’s a rare cardiovascular disease. American scientist and cardiac surgeon William Novick participated in the operation. He has consulted patients from Belarus for 19 years already. The famous doctor noted the significant achievements of the Belarusian colleagues. 19 years ago William Novick came to Belarus for the first time, together with 30 experts, all the necessary medicines and even equipment. Afterwards, such necessary assistance turned into cooperation.

16.02.2016

Scientists from Belarus, USA to oppose cancer using gold nanoparticles
Scientists from Belarus, USA to oppose cancer using gold nanoparticles Scientists from Belarus and the United States will oppose the cancer with the help of gold nanoparticles. The results of a joint experimental project have been published in one of the most respected magazines in the world of science. The article holds first place in the citation index. The study itself was conducted in America, but the idea derives from Belarus completely. Scientists were working together. The method was successfully tested on laboratory mice. Special cells of neck and head cancer were grafted onto the mice. 

15.02.2016

President meets with Belarus' health minister
No flu epidemic expected in Belarus, health minister says The situation with prices in Belarusian drugstores remains under control. The Belarus President, hearing out a report from the Minister of Health, urged not to leave this topic without attention in the future. Also, Alexander Lukashenko was informed about the situation with the flu.

12.02.2016

Sofia Stasevich, Berezino resident
Oldest Minsk citizen is 115. Secrets of longevity Minsk region is a leader in the number of long-livers. There are almost 100 people in the central region of Belarus. The oldest is 115 years old now. Lonely elderly people are served by social workers and, if necessary, they can stay in dormitories and nursing homes for winter. Sofia Petrovna is more than 90 years old, but woman is still a woman. Every day she wears a beautiful dress, keeps her figure and flirts with the camera crew. As she admits, the main secret of longevity is an active life.

07.02.2016

Expert: Cancer is second most popular cause of death in Belarus
Expert: Cancer is second most popular cause of death in Belarus This week the world marked World Cancer Day. Viktor Kokhnyuk, surgery deputy director of the National Scientific-Practical Center of Oncology and Medical Radiology named after Alexandrov has given an interview to the TV program Week on the CTV. Every year, cancer is found in approximately 40,000 Belarusians. Is cancer the second most popular terrible sentence after cardiovascular diseases?

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