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Dr. Ginzburg named



by Maria Rurikova

September 20th, 8:20pm 



Vitamins that inhibit aging were named by dietitian 

Mikhail Ginzburg in his blog on the Yandex.Zen 

platform. According to him, these are 

B vitamins.


According to the doctor, with age, the body accumulates 

homocysteine - a toxic substance that affects blood 

vessels. Vitamins B6, B9 and B12 promote the 

conversion of homocysteine to the useful 

amino acid methionine. 


They are found in large quantities -- in cereals, berries, 

cabbage, salads and fish. By consuming these foods

 in sufficient quantities, you can extend your life for 

several years, in old age, Ginzburg noted.


A lot of methionine is also found in animal protein -- but its 

excessive synthesis in the body is harmful to the elderly. 

As an alternative, the doctor advised eating soy and

 legume products, as well as taking vitamin and 

mineral complexes




 Nutritionist - told about the 

dangers ...of oil and butter

September 14th, 12 midnight



Our body needs variety, so each product carries some benefit.

 If we are talking about vegetable oils --- their benefits in the

 form of vitamins and antioxidant properties are preserved
- only when they are cold-pressed, 
nutritionist Larisa
Gabdulkhakova, told Izvestia.


"When refined, the oil loses all its useful properties, only 

omega-6 fatty acids remain in it, which are harmful to 

the body - in large quantities," she said.


However, the expert still does not recommend frying on 

cold-pressed oils: when heated, harmful substances 

are formed, which leads to inflammation in 

the body.


"Vegetable oils retain all their useful properties if they are 

not subjected to serious heat treatment. Therefore, cold-

pressed oils are recommended to be added to salads, 

porridge, ready-made soups, smoothies, protein 

shakes, coffee, tea or in a natural cocoa 

drink," Gabdulkhakova explained.


As for butter and ghee, they also contain a lot of useful 

trace elements, just like vegetable oils, but they also 

contain animal cholesterol, which stimulates brain 

function and improves bile flow.


However, the doctor drew attention to the fact, that 

there are many low-quality products on the market.


"If butter is of high quality, then it has all the useful

 substances, but there are a lot of fakes on the 

market when good butter is mixed with trans 

fats. Trans Fats do not spoil, do not oxidize 

— manufacturers are increasingly using

 them to significantly extend the shelf 

life of the product and reduce the

 cost of the product," Larisa 

Gabdulkhakova warned.


"Natural milk fat is expensive. Unscrupulous market

 participants replace it with vegetable or beef and 

do not write about it in the composition, which is 

already called a fake. As a result, the production 

cost is lower, the shelf life is longer, and the 

addition of beef fat to vegetable oils also 

complicates the analytical control 

process. There is no benefit in 

such a product and the buyer

is also deceived," the 

expert said.


According to him, olive oil is also actively faked - they sell 

hot pressed oil under the guise of the first cold one, and 

sometimes... they simply mix olive oil with ordinary 

sunflower oil.


At the same time, he noted that the amount of counterfeit 

goods on the butter market is gradually decreasing due

 to the introduced "Honest Sign"labeling system.


He also drew attention to the fact that vegetable oils are not 

subject to labeling, so only vigilance in the store, as well as 

the work of public organizations & supervisory authorities, 

can protect the buyer from purchasing counterfeit goods.


To detect fake olive oil, the expert recommends dropping

a drop on the skin and rubbing it in: good olive oil is
absorbed and does not leave any trace.





Psychologist: up to 

how many years...

men need women

September 7th,



There was no need for a woman at his age. I think this 

phrase has been heard by many at least once, when 

it was addressed in the direction of one or another 

representative of the stronger sex. So we decided 

to ask the opinion of a psychologist, up to what 

age women are still needed by men, in reality.


Such thoughts.. were prompted by another story. Just recently, 

a neighbour started complaining about his elderly father. Tom 

is almost eighty, his wife has been dead for five years, and 

the children are adults, as are their grandchildren. Oh, my 

great-grandchildren. And so they put him in the hospital.

 There, he met a middle-aged nurse and blossomed. 

He began to take care of himself, shaved, cut his 

hair, dressed.


The last straw for the children was the statement of the

father, who was thinking of getting married. Moreover, 

she is almost three decades younger. And he 

resisted --- the taste of life, they say, 

returned, and he felt a man again.


Naturally, all the relatives are hostile. She is accused of 

self-interest, she is in a state of confusion. They say - 

why does he need that woman in his old age?


And here it is necessary to understand consistently. For 

women to men. Spiritual love, physical love, family love, 

procreation love, is all there, of course. That's just 

not the end of it.


A representative of the stronger sex wants to see a muse 

next to him, a source of inspiration that will make him 

feel the value and taste of life, makes him set goals 

and go for them.


Remember that every successful man's personal story is

 inextricably linked to a smart and correct woman who 

inspired and supported him. And if such a muse was

met by an elderly father --- who inspired him with 

strength, forced him to return to life. Is this any 

worse than a suffering and lonely old man who 

has already forgotten that it is necessary to 

strive for something?


Everyone, regardless of age, wants to see such a muse next

 to them. It is such women, and just special women, that 

give a sense of the fullness of life.


And if this woman really has sincere feelings, and not a desire

 to profit and self-interest, then why not. Before you accuse

 the ladies of calculating, you should think about her real

 intentions. And not always, are they associated only

 with the thirst for profit.



Zakharova reminded -

danger of depleted uranium

for the human body

September 6th, 9:30pm



The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry,

 Maria Zakharova, recalled the toxicity and danger of 

depleted uranium for the human body.


Thus, the diplomat commented on the statement of the official

 representative of the White House, John Kirby, that the shells 

with depleted uranium transferred to the Ukrainian army...
not pose a radioactive threat.


"What is it: lies or stupidity? About the toxicity of depleted 

uranium, its special danger to the human body ...they 

wrote repeatedly," the message reads.


Zakharova noted that in places where such ammunition

 is used, a serious increase in oncological diseases 

is recorded.


She stressed that the victims of the consequences 

of the use of depleted uranium - are both military 

personnel and civilians.


On September 6, the United States announced the 

supply of depleted uranium shells for Abrams

 tanks to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.


Image: Marijuana consumers have high levels of metals in their bloodstream September 2nd, 10:13am (Prensa Latina) A study by the Columbia University School of Public Health in the United States, detected significant levels of metals in the blood and urin


Marijuana consumers have

 high levels --- of metals
their bloodstream

September 2nd, 10:13am

(Prensa Latina) 


A study by the Columbia University School of Public Health 

in the United States, detected significant levels of metals

 in the blood and urine of marijuana consumers, the

journal Environmental Health Perspectives 

published today.


The authors concluded that marijuana may be an important 

and under-recognized source of lead and cadmium 

exposure --- by comparing these parameters 

between marijuana users and non-users.


This is one of the first studies to report biomarker levels of

 metals in marijuana addicts and most likely the largest 

investigation to date, linking self-reported use with

 internal measures of metal exposure.


Because the cannabis plant is a known metal eliminator, 

it was hypothesized that smokers will have higher 

standards of metal biomarkers compared to 

other non-users, as explained by Katelyn

 McGraw, a researcher in Columbia 

Public Health’s Department of 

Environmental Health 

Sciences, and 

first author.


In the future, research on cannabis use and its contaminants,

 particularly metals, should be conducted to address public

 health concerns related to the growing number of 

consumers, stressed Tiffany R. Sanchez, 

assistant professor of environmental 

health sciences at Columbia Public 

Health, and lead author.


Marijuana is the third most widely used drug 

in the world, behind tobacco and alcohol.




Maduro recalls 18th anniversary 

of the Sandino Commitment

August 21st, 3:37pm

(Prensa Latina) 


Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recalled today

 the 18th anniversary of the historic Sandino 

Commitment, promoted by Cuba and 

Venezuela, which since then has 

made it possible... to assist 

visually impaired people 

in Latin America.


In a message posted on his account on the social network X 

(formerly Twitter), accompanied by a video of that date, the

 president recalled Commander Hugo Chavez (1954-2013) 

and the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel 

Castro (1926-2016), leading figures of that health 

agreement, undertaken by both nations.


‘It is 18 years - since the historic Sandino

 Commitment was made. Venezuela and 

Cuba, healing the sight of millions of 

people in our continent. A brother-

hood that remains firm with the 

examples of Chavez and Fidel.

Building paths of union - and 

true solidarity in the world’, 

wrote the President.


With the signing of the Sandino Commitment, signed in 2005, 

the two countries ratified their solidarity with the rest of the 

peoples of the continent, together with the will to promote

 an integral development based on the complementary 

support between Latin American and 

Caribbean governments.


The program takes its name from the town of Sandino, 

in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, where 

on August 21st, 2005, a special transmission of the 

program, Alo Presidente, conducted by Chavez,

 along with Fidel.


Since then, thanks to this initiative, more than six million

 patients in Latin America and the Caribbean --- have

 received ophthalmologic assistance through 

the Milagro Mission.


Image: ideal way to use chicory

Dr. Pavlova explained the

 ideal way to use chicory

August 19th, 3:42pm 



An endocrinologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences,

 Zukhra Pavlova, named the ideal way to use 

chicory in her Telegram channel. 


The specialist recommended drinking

this, without adding sugar and milk.


The medic clarified that for the preparation of weak chicory, 

you will need one or two teaspoons of this powder per 200 

millilitres of water. At the same time, you can use it

in this form even at night, because this product 

is not invigorating.


The expert also noted that chicory is rich in vitamins and 

minerals, including magnesium, which is useful for

 maintaining the nervous system. 


Also in this product there is inulin, which is responsible

for the stable functioning of the intestines. In addition, 

chicory can reduce cravings for sweets, 

Pavlova stressed.


Earlier, endocrinologist Pavlova warned 

about the non-obvious danger, of sugar.




The nutritionist told about 
the products accelerating 

metabolism after 40 years

August 16th, 2:30am



Endocrinologist & nutritionist Anton Polyakov, said 

that a person after the age of 40, has a decrease 

in their  metabolism, which makes it difficult to
the body slim.


In an interview with Vechernyaya Moskva --- on Tuesday, 

August 15, the doctor pointed out that an acceleration 

of the metabolism, depends, not only on the products 

consumed ---- since this is a related work of the
 whole body.


Food and drink can only have an impact on the 

mechanisms that support metabolism, but 

not directly accelerate it. 


According to the nutritionist, cocoa stimulates mitochondria,

 which provide the body's cells with energy. If they are not 

enough --- the nutrients are not converted into useful 

energy. For this reason, a person consumes more 

calories ...and experiences constant fatigue.


The growth of mitochondria... is also affected by
As noted by the endocrinologist,
it also delivers energy to the
 cells. In addition,
fish is able to improve the cell membranes --- 

so that they better perceive signals from
the outside world. 

The omega-2 found in fish, converts calories
into heat, 
and speeds up your metabolism.


According to the 360 TV channel, bitter chocolate,
garlic, cinnamon and green tea --- can
also speed up 
your metabolism.


In January, a nutritionist, a doctor of preventive integrative 

medicine, PhD Rimma Moisenko, said that the use of fresh 

pomegranate juice, will help replenish the energy supply, 

increase immunity - and improve internal processes in 

the body. The surge of energy that occurs.... after a 

glass of pomegranate juice, according to the 

expert, is due to a rise in the level of 

hemoglobin in the blood.




Doctor shares little-known

 facts ------ about vitamin D

August 9th, 2:49pm



Vitamin D plays a very important role in maintaining human 

health and is responsible for many processes in the body. 


Various myths revolve around it, and some interesting 

facts remain little known, Lyubov Stankevich, Director 

of laboratory Medicine at the LabQuest Laboratory, 

Candidate of Medical Sciences, told Izvestia, on 

August 9.


In particular, she drew attention to the fact that many people 

believe that to produce enough vitamin D, you need to be in 

the sun.


"The skin is really capable of synthesizing vitamin D. But to

 do this, you need to tan the entire surface of your skin 

every day in a bikini or without clothes at all, up to a 

slight erythema. Literally every day to slightly burn. 

Then there is hope to synthesize it through the 

skin," said Stankevich.


At the same time, the doctor noted that, firstly, it is harmful 

to the skin, and secondly, it is unlikely that you can find so

 much time for tanning. In addition, the angle at which 

sunlight falls on the skin is also important. Based on

this, according to her, the generally accepted 

opinion that with the help of tanning you can

 accumulate vitamin D is nothing more than 

a myth.


Speaking about little-known facts about vitamin D, the doctor 

noted that in the last decade it was found out that it is rather

 a hormone, since it has hormonal activity and is responsible 

for 600 biochemical reactions in the body. The receptors 

that are susceptible to it are found in all organs and

 systems throughout the body.


"This is a very powerful immunomodulator. The immune

system... is made up of different cells. Some cells are 

activated by vitamin D - and then antiviral protection

is activated and, very importantly, antitumour 

protection, that is, protection against cancer.


And other cells of the immune system are inhibited, their

activity is suppressed. And this has a therapeutic effect 

for patients with pathologically excessive activity of 

the immune system, " Stankevich said.


According to her, it is from vitamin D, and not from vitamin C, 

that protection against viral infections depends. In addition,

 it is a predictor of cardiovascular diseases, reducing the 

risk of their development.


In addition, as the doctor said, it determines the work of the 

brain. According to her, the relationship between mental 

activity and vitamin D levels occurs even during the

 intrauterine development of the child during 

pregnancy of the mother. It was found that 

pregnant women who were in the process 

of carrying a child in a state of vitamin D 

deficiency, children in adulthood have 

an increased risk of developing 



"Vitamin D, is linked to the reproductive system, not only 

of women, but also of men, since the male reproductive 

potential also depends on the right amount of it," the 

doctor added.


She also said that contrary to advertising, vitamin D should

 not be taken together with calcium, but with vitamin K2, 

which is actively involved in the absorption of calcium. 


According to her, entering the circulatory system, calcium 

should end up in bone tissue, but without vitamin K2, this 

does not happen, and the risk of calcium deposits in

 blood vessels, internal organs and soft tissues,



Your doctor will help you determine 

the exact dosage.


In June, Mariyat Mukhina, a dietitian and cosmetologist, 

pointed out the danger of an overabundance of vitamin

 D in the body. According to her, this can lead to 

chronic pyelonephritis, cardiosclerosis and

increase the risk of fractures.


Image: vape- related lung damage

Ulankina's doctor called 

shortness of breath one 

of the signs --- of vape-

related lung damage

August 6th, 3:30am



Olga Ulankina, an expert doctor at the Hemotest 

Laboratory --- told RT how vaping can affect a 

person's health.


"When vapes were first invented, they were advertised as a 

safe alternative to cigarettes. However, in fact, it turned
out --- 
that they are not so harmless, because they
contain a lot of
 toxic substances. For example,
phenols.... irritate the mucous 
membranes of
the mouth and nose, formaldehyde can lead

 to cancer, glycerin negatively affects the
nervous and 
cardiovascular systems,
and acrolein belongs to the
 list of
extremely toxic substances and
has a detrimental
effect on health," the 

doctor explained.


She added that lung damage associated with smoking 

e-cigarettes and vapes is called EVALI-e-cigarette 

and vaping use-associated lung injury.


"This disease ---  is associated with the inhalation of 

substances.. that are traditionally added to liquids

 for smoking. It is believed that the lungs perceive
them as a foreign object, and 
give an immune
response. It leads to -
 inflammation, allergic
reactions and 
a dangerous accumulation
of fluid 
in the respiratory system," 

Ulankina said.


Usually, the disease is manifested by shortness of breath, 

which increasingly occurs even with the usual physical 

exertion, the interlocutor of RT said.


"In addition, there may be other symptoms -- cough, chest 

pain, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. The most

 dangerous thing in this disease is the development of 

severe complications up to acute respiratory failure 

----- which can lead to death," the doctor warned.


In addition, according to her, vaping increases blood 

pressure, damages blood vessels and increases the 

risk of developing a myocardial infarction, or stroke.


"So.. when comparing the vessels of smokers and vapers, 

the same pathological processes are noted. If you inhale 

toxic fumes, you can also develop "popcorn disease", or

 obliterating bronchitis. This is an inflammation of the 

lungs, which is quite difficult to treat — with the use 

of hormonal drugs, up to a lung transplant," the 

doctor explained.


Other side effects, including constant smoking of 

vape with nicotine-free liquids - are considered to 

be weakened immunity and cognitive impairment.


"It is impossible to predict what kind of damage a 

particular person will have. But the fact that

 inhaling toxic fumes is unsafe can be said 

--- with confidence," the expert noted.


Earlier, Anastasia Marienko, head of the 

oncology department of the Euroonko 

clinic in St. Petersburg, told RT that 

the main factor in the occurrence 

of lung cancer --- is smoking, 

which provokes almost 90% 

of cases of the disease.




Nutritionist Ginzburg:

to prevent aging,

 you need to eat
fish every day

July 27th, 7:17pm



Daily consumption of fish slows down the aging process

 of the body. This was announced on Thursday, July 27, 

by nutritionist Mikhail Ginzburg, in an interview
with Vechernyaya Moskva.


According to the doctor, to get nutrients to support the brain,

 which over the years loses its former activity, you need to
give preference to oily sea fish.


"Such fish are a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which
 essential for the formation of cell membranes.
They  are 
also a source of iodine and vitamin D.
components ------ support the central
system," explained Ginzburg.


In addition, the expert attributed cereals, dairy 

products, vegetables, berries, fruits, as well 

as nuts and seasonings, to foods that slow 

down the aging process. The latter, in 

particular - ginger, turmeric, pepper, 

garlic and onion, can also improve 

brain function.


Earlier, on July 27th, experts in the field of nutrition, 

listed foods that affect human cognitive functions,

 which, in turn, depend on the daily diet. 


These include dark leafy greens, avocado, olive 

oil, nuts, rosemary, mint, saffron, and seafood.


fruit and porridge 

are great options 

for breakfast

July 27th, 3am



Breakfast is a very important meal that you should definitely 

not miss. However, in order for it to benefit, it is important to

 choose the right products. On July 27, Elena Tikhomirova, a 

general practitioner and dietitian at SM-Klinik, told Izvestia 

what the right breakfast should be.


First of all, she noted that eggs are an ideal product 

for breakfast, as they contain protein and fat in the 

necessary balance. Eating them in the morning 

helps the body get the necessary nutrients. In 

addition the protein contained in eggs is one 

of the most useful and easily digestible 

sources of protein for the body.


"To make breakfast even healthier, you need to add 

carbohydrates to the eggs, such as vegetables or

 a small piece of bread. Scrambled eggs.... made 

from two or three eggs, with fresh vegetables, 

or a small piece of bread are an ideal source 

of protein, fat, and the so-called complex 

carbohydrates ----- as well as vitamins 

and fibre necessary for maintaining

 health and energy throughout the 

day," said Tikhomirova.


Another good breakfast option, the 

nutritionist called cottage cheese

 with fruit.


"Cottage cheese is rich in full-fledged milk protein 

and proper milk fat, which are necessary for the 

proper functioning of our body.  And fresh fruits 

enrich this breakfast with vitamins & minerals. 

''This combination also provides the body with 

the necessary and balanced amount of 

protein, fat and carbohydrates," the 

doctor noted.


Also, according to her, a useful breakfast option

 is porridge, which can provide the body with 

energy for a long period of time.


"Cereals are sources of carbohydrates, so if you lead 

an active lifestyle, do sports, especially in the 

evening, the day before or during the day, 

then they will suit you best.''


''Ideal combinations are buckwheat porridge with milk 

and oatmeal porridge with milk or water. Also --- you 

can add nuts (not dried fruits) to the porridge --- as 

they contain useful fats, proteins and vitamins," 

Tikhomirova said.



Image: A berry that improves cognitive abilities is named July 23rd, 11:45pm (Izvestia.ru) Researchers at King's College London have found that eating blueberries has a positive effect on the brain and blood vessels of older people. The results were publis

A berry that improves 

cognitive abilities

 is named

July 23rd, 11:45pm



Researchers at King's College London have found that eating

 blueberries has a positive effect on the brain and blood

 vessels of older people. The results were published in 

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN).


It is noted that with age, susceptibility to cardiovascular and 

neurodegenerative diseases increases, while cognitive 

functions in people over 60 years of age, on the 

contrary, decrease faster.


Scientists in the study looked for ways to slow down or

 prevent these age-related changes. Observations were 

made on 61 people aged 65 to 80 years. The study 

participants were divided into two groups, one of 

which took a placebo, and the second — 

26 g of blueberry powder.


The study found that older adults who consumed blueberry 

powder daily for 12 weeks had healthier blood vessels
 performed better on cognitive tasks
compared to the
 group that
received a placebo.


According to scientists, polyphenols, one of the types of

 which — anthocyanins, are found in blueberries, can 

prevent the deterioration of health. It is at its 

expense that the berry has a blue colour. 


Anthocyanins are strong antioxidants, neutralize the action 

of free radicals, prevent the growth of tumors, and have a 

beneficial effect on the human body. Therefore, 

vegetables and fruits of bright colours are 

considered useful for the body.


Earlier, on June 27, experts listed foods in the diet that affect 

a person's cognitive functions. These include avocados and

 berries, especially grapes and blueberries, as they protect

 the brain... from the harmful effects of oxidative stress, 

prevent premature cell aging and the development 

of dementia.




India develops project --- on 

cannabis-based medicines

by Javier Arana Villasusa

July 23rd, 11:50am

(Prensa Latina) 


India is developing its first research project on the use of

 cannabis in the medical sector, which Minister Jitendra

 Singh considered today of great potential to use this 

drug for the good of humanity.


In a public-private partnership with a Canadian company,

 the initiative is being carried out by the Indian Institute 

of Integrated Medicine, in the territory of Jammu,
will contribute to the production of quality 

medicines for export to patients suffering

 from neuropathies, cancer, diabetes and 

epilepsy, the Minister of Science and 

Technology said during a tour of 

the centre.


Singh described the agreement that gave life to the project

 as historic not only for the region of Jammu and Kashmir, 

but for the whole of India for the scientific contribution, 

and highlighted the role of biotechnology in this effort.


He also commended the work of the scientists in charge 

of the research, mainly those from the Indian Institute 

of Integrated Medicine.


Singh obtained first-hand information on the cultivation 

practices in the protected area and the research work 

being carried out on the plant.


He also visited the greenhouses with climate control 

facilities to improve the varieties according to the 

desired cannabinoid content.


According to the Indian minister, there are already 

medicines in other countries derived from the 

cannabis plant for the treatment of nausea 

and vomiting, neuropathic pain and 

epilepsy, among others.






Report Warns ‘Sickness Explosion’

 in UK ----- Costing Billions
Per Year

July 19th,  2:25pm (FNA)


The UK is being gripped by a “sickness explosion”

 which is costing the economy £15 billion a year,

 experts warned.


The nation has “among the worst population health in 

Europe” --- due to high levels of obesity, excessive 

drinking, & large health inequalities, according
to a new report by health
 experts and peers,
Independent reported.


Poor health in the population, a rising number of elderly 

people and “ballooning demand” for care, are leading 

to a “health emergency”, experts said.


As a result there is a high level of “premature often 

avoidable ill health” which is damaging the 

economy and the NHS, they said.


The new report, titled A Covenant for Health, states 

that millions are becoming prematurely ill, which 

is forcing many to drop out of work.


It has been estimated.. that this cost the economy 

£15 billion in 2022/23 due to higher welfare costs

 and lower tax revenues.


The authors wrote, “It is urgent to act – the UK has among

 the worst population health in Europe, the highest levels 

of obesity, the worst excess drinking levels, very large 

health inequalities, and very many people become ill 

much earlier than they should."


“Our high level of premature, often avoidable, ill health, 

damages lives, our society, localities & our economy. 

Without resolute action it will get worse,”
they added.


The new report --- penned by former Labour Minister Lord 

Filkin, former Health Minister Lord Bethall, public health 

experts and academics from the King’s Fund think tank, 

calls for an “emergency programme for better health”.


Lord Filkin, chairman of the Covenant for Health 

Commission, said, “We have a population health 

emergency – poor population health, more older

 people, ballooning demand, and costs on the 

NHS are leading to a sickness explosion. 

There will be 16 million people living 

with obesity by 2030 and 500,000 

will die from smoking and poor 

air quality, over the next

 five years."


“The NHS alone cannot solve this. Far too many of us get

 avoidable illnesses which harm our lives and cause us 

to drop out of work. Estimates from last week’s OBR 

indicate that in 2023-24 welfare spending due to 

health inactivity, increases in ill-health among 

those in work, and tax losses, as a result of 

rising health-related inactivity and in-work

 ill-health will cost the Government more 

than £15 billion," Filkin said.


“We need to keep well to be happy, to contribute and to

 sustain our economy and our NHS. Yet Government, 

business, society, ourselves, we have all done far

 too little to prevent ill health," Filkin added.


“Yet a great deal can be done rapidly and for low cost to help 

us live healthier longer lives, as our report A Covenant for 

Health sets out. We call for bold action across society 

and by all political parties to develop an Emergency 

Programme for Better Health to help our society be

 healthier and so help make for happier lives and 

to treat fewer illnesses,” he said.


Former Health Minister Lord Bethell added, “Our leaders

 should recognise the public do support measures to 

tackle smoking, obesity, heart disease and other 

chronic illnesses and address junk food, and 

dirty air, to support healthy communities --

and to engage people in their own health.”


Richard Murray, chief executive of The King’s Fund,

 added, “The health of the nation is in bad shape."


“Whether looking at life expectancy, levels of chronic ill-

health, inequalities, mental health or the drivers of poor 

health like obesity, England’s recent record is poor and

 often compares badly to our neighbours," he said.


“Apart from the obvious fact that no-one wants to be ill or to

 die prematurely, this state of affairs weighs heavily on the 

economy and the Exchequer, whether in terms of higher 

treatment costs, increased welfare payments or the 

loss of potential staff to ill-health at a time when 

many parts of the economy are facing deep 

workforce shortages," he added.


“Tackling this problem is not just a job for the NHS – we 

cannot treat our way out of a public health crisis," 

Murray said.


“Improving the nation’s health will require urgent cross-

Government action that encompasses better quality 

housing, policies to ensure the air we breathe is 

clean, and the use of tax and regulation, to 

encourage healthy behaviours," he added.


“And beyond national Government, local councils, 

the NHS, business, and charities all have power 

to improve the health of their employees, 

citizens and beneficiaries,” he said.




The pediatrician - named the
ways to 
increase immunity
of often ill child

July 16th, 4:49pm 



Marina Voevodina, a pediatrician of the Budu online health

management service, said in an interview with Moslenta 

that it is possible to increase the immunity of a 

frequently ill child. She advised parents to 

follow their children's daily routines
closely and walk with them
in the fresh 
air more often.


"It is important --- to pay attention to cleanliness in the

 apartment. It is necessary to regularly carry out wet 

cleaning, ventilate the premises. It is advisable to 

remove things that accumulate dust: carpets, 

soft toys that the child does not use. Toys 

should be stored in special closed 

containers to avoid excess dust,"

 the doctor said.


Vaccination is one of the most important steps in the process

 of developing a child's immunity. It is not superfluous to

 purchase an air humidifier. It is also necessary to 

teach the child to observe personal hygiene — 

first of all, you need to instill in him the habit 

of washing his hands when returning home 

from the street, the specialist continued.


It is important for the child to spend enough time outside. 

After a walk --- you can clean your nose with sea water 

(special baby products). In the cold season -- you can 

reduce the walking time, but increase their number. 

On walks, children move a lot, and physical 

activity has a positive effect on human 

immunity, explained Voevodina.


"It is necessary, to carefully monitor the child's daily routine.

 A sufficient amount of rest and activity, a full sleep of about 

ten hours (the exact amount depends on the age). The diet

 should be varied, fruits and vegetables are mandatory. It

 is important to observe the normal ratio of protein, fat 

and carbohydrates," the pediatrician warned.


At the same time, the expert stressed that the effect of 

pharmacy vitamins to increase the child's immunity 

has not been proven. Vitamins, according to her, 

should be prescribed only for identified 

deficiencies, with the exception of 

vitamin D in a preventive dose.


Earlier, the pediatrician dispelled the myth 

about the benefits of wiping children 

with vodka, for fever !



Image: aspartame in the diet?

 Photo: Pheelings media / Shutterstock / Fotodom


To be or not to be aspartame in the diet?


Nutritionist Antonina Leontieva admits 

that soda with aspartame content has 

advantages. First of all, it really has 

almost no calories, which attracts 

people who want to lose weight. 


Secondly, it does not increase the level of 

glucose in the blood. However, according 

to the expert, the negative effects of 

synthetic sweeteners negate any 

benefits. So, their regular use 

leads to dysbiosis in the 

intestines ------- and to 

disorders of its work.


Sweeteners have another side to the coin. It is 

connected to the nervous system. The fact is 

that when we put aspartame or some other 

sweeteners in our mouths, signals about 

this go to the brain. Then... a whole 

cascade of reactions is triggered


Antonina Leontieva dietitian, 

nutritionist, physiotherapist:


According to Leontieva, carbon exchange occurs

 in the body, but it is not glucose that gets into

the stomach --- but a substance that is not 

embedded in it. As a result, the process

 is idle. In the long run, this can lead to 

damage, warned Leontieva.


The World Health Organization also recommended 

avoiding drinks with artificial sweeteners. 


According to the recommendation issued in May, 

sweeteners do not help either adults or children

 lose weight. Moreover, experts have found that 

the use of aspartame and other sweeteners 

leads to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular 

diseases, and generally increases 

the risk of death.


How to replace aspartame?


Antonina Leontieva and WHO experts agree that there is no 

need to replace aspartame with anything. The nutritionist 

advised not to try to find an alternative to sugar, but to 

try to get rid of this habit altogether --- or limit the 

consumption of sweets, to reasonable limits. 


She pointed out that often cravings for desserts are not due

 to the body's need for insulin, but to psychological factors,

 hormonal disorders, or a lack of essential substances, 

such as iron.





New --- targeted method of 

cancer therapy developed

July 6th, 12:11pm 



Scientists from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced

 Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 

have developed a targeted cancer therapy 

method. The findings... are published in
journal Nature Communications.


The development, is a technology of a new type of acoustic

 tweezers, which allows you to move the target object using 

an acoustic wave. Thanks to their high tissue permeability 

and powerful impact, such tweezers have become much 

more effective than optical and magnetic tweezers in

 destroying cancer cells.


Chinese specialists have created holographic acoustic 

tweezers with a phased array (PAHAT). They are 

based on a high-density planar matrix 

transducer, that generates three-

dimensional acoustic waves.


The researchers were able to precisely control the bacteria

 that destroy cancer cells, so that they reach the lesion 

site in accordance with a pre-planned plan. As a 

the technology effectively slowed down the 

growth of the tumor.




Vitamin D supplements 

recommended against 

heart attacks

by Alina Ramos Martin

June 29th, 2:50pm

(Prensa Latina) 


The risk of suffering a heart attack decreases 

when vitamin D supplements are consumed, 

a specialized source informed.


According to the journal The BMJ, this becomes more

 relevant in people over 60 years of age and 

especially in those.... who take statins or 

other drugs for cardiovascular diseases.


During five years, vitamin D was administered to 31,215 

participants in the clinical trial carried out in Australia, 

of whom 1,336 suffered a serious cardiovascular 

accident, 6,6% in the placebo group and 6% 

in those who took the supplements.


The rate of serious cardiovascular events was 9% lower

 in the vitamin D group compared to the placebo group, 

equivalent to 5,8 fewer events per 1,000 participants.


The source points out that the rate of myocardial infarction

 was 19% lower and that of coronary revascularization 11% 

lower in the vitamin D group, but there was no difference

 in the rate of strokes, between the two.


The publication notes - that cardiovascular ailments are a 

leading cause of death worldwide, and heart attacks and 

strokes are set to increase, as the population continues 

to age and chronic diseases become more prevalent.




Report: Britons’ Earlier Deaths - 

Linked to NHS Underinvestment

June 26th, 2pm (FNA)


 Britons die sooner from cancer and heart disease 

than people in many other rich countries, partly 

because of the NHS’s lack of beds, staff and 

scanners, a study found.


The UK “underperforms significantly” on tackling its 

biggest killer diseases, in part --- because the NHS
been weakened by years of underinvestment, 

according to the report from the King’s Fund 

health thinktank. 


It “performs poorly” as judged by the number of avoidable

 deaths resulting from disease and injury and also by

 fatalities --- that could have been prevented had 

patients received better or quicker treatment,

 The Guardian reported.


The comparative study of 19 well-off nations concluded 

that Britain achieves only “below average” health 

outcomes because it spends a “below average”

 amounts for every person on healthcare.



Report: Almost 25,000 Doctors, 

Nurses Trying to Leave UK

June 25th, 2:34pm (FNA)


Record numbers of British doctors, nurses and midwives 

are trying to move abroad — with Australia top of their 

list, MailOnline revealed.


Almost 25,000 applications to get the documents needed 

to secure a job overseas were made to UK healthcare 

regulators in 2022. The vast majority represent 

NHS workers. 


The toll, uncovered by our investigation, dwarfs the 10,000 

figure seen before COVID struck. Senior leaders in the 

health service on Sunday warned "the exodus is 

only just beginning" and said the stats 

should ''stun ministers into action".


Disgruntled NHS medics say the pandemic has shone a light 

on how poorly they are valued in the UK, a factor that 

helped launched a wave of strike action across the 

UK to boost their pay. But, at the same time, they
been lured by promises of up to £130,000
salaries - 
and a better work-life balance.


Australia has also launched --- a wave of "cheeky" 

tactics touting the merits of a move Down Under, 

such as deploying mobile billboards to NHS 

strike picket lines... to recruit 

disenfranchised medics. 


Yet some medics who have made the move Down Under,

have complained, that it's not exactly the dream some

are selling. British health staff wanting to apply for a

job overseas need to get documents from their UK 

regulator, as part of the application.


These prove to their potential employers they don't have

any marks on their record, their training is up to date, 

and they can be trusted with patients. 


Figures obtained by MailOnline reveal nearly 7,000 doctors 

applied for documents to support an application to work

 abroad from the British medical regulator, the General

 Medical Council (GMC), in 2022.This was up from 

6,100 in 2019. 


Separate figures for 2023, which only go up until May,

suggest this year will see an even bigger exodus, 

with almost 3,500 applying for their documents 

so far. For nurses and midwives, the figures 

are even starker. 


Nearly 16,000 similar applications were made in 2022/23 

— compared to just under 5,500 in 2018, according to 

the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).


Pristine beaches & sunny weather appear to have

convinced many o seek a job in Australia. 

Australia topped the charts for 

total applications, in both 

professional groups. 


Nearly 9,000 doctors have applied to work Down Under in 

the last five years. A 3rd of these, were made in 2022/23. 

And Australian efforts... to lure medics Down Under, 

appear to be paying off. 


Data from the Australian Medical Council, the Aussie

 equivalent of the GMC, show almost 1,000 British 

medics signed up in 2021/22, the latest data 

available, up 16 percent on the year before, 

and the biggest number of any nation. 


This is roughly equivalent to half the UK medics who

 applied to work Down Under, getting a job there. 


For nurses and midwives, 11,000 applications were made to 

Australia since 2017/18. But the number has accelerated in

 recent years, with 4,000 making an application in the last

 financial year alone. The figures also revealed that its 

not just the Aussies looking to poach highly skilled 

NHS staff.


Doctor applications to work in the United Arab Emirates have 

almost doubled from 550 in 2019 to just over 1,000 in 2022, 

lured by higher, tax-free salaries, which can come with 

perks such as subsidized accommodation and 

generous leave packages. 


Nurse and midwife applications to the US have undergone 

an even more dramatic explosion. Applications to the US

reached 6,433 last year, almost 10 times what they 

were in 2017/18. 


The data obtained by MailOnline only records applications

and, therefore ----- are not a confirmation that the health
professional in question actually got the job overseas. 


Multiple applications can be made by individual staff. For 

example, a nurse applying for jobs in both Canada and 

Australia, would be counted twice. 


However, NHS unions said the data demonstrated NHS

 workers' intention to leave, with UK medics feeling 

underpaid and overworked and prepared to vote 

with their feet.


Dr Latifa Patel, the British Medical Association's workforce

 lead, said, "These numbers show the sad reality that, with

 junior doctor pay down by 26 percent, and consultant pay

 down by 35 percent since 2008, more and more doctors 

are making the logical conclusion: this Government 

does not value them or their work and, given the 

current NHS pressures, they would be better 

off abroad."


"With a global shortage of doctors, there are plenty of

 countries willing to pay them what they are worth," 

she said, adding, "The Australian government has 

already noted its popularity as a destination: last 

week they even sent trucks with job adverts to 

picket lines, where junior doctors were 

protesting over their lost pay."


She added that it was "not unreasonable" to conclude 

that even more doctors would look to leave this year, 

leaving the NHS in a further crisis ----- if ministers

 don't act. 


"The Government needs to urgently pull its head from the 

sand and fix their pay and conditions, alongside tackling

 the wider NHS funding issues, to prevent disaster," 

she said.


Pat Cullen, the Royal College of Nursing's general 

secretary, said MailOnline's figures should prompt 

ministers into urgent action. 


''A trebling of applications to head overseas should stun

 ministers into action and end the exodus from the 

nursing workforce," she said, adding, "This trend 

can be reversed with investment in the nursing

 workforce and can start --- by coming back to 

the table to speak about fair pay."


"Failure to act will leave tens of thousands of vacant

 nursing posts, waiting lists at record levels and

 patient care at risk," she added.


NHS sources also told this website Government policy 

was driving some international recruits to abandon

 the health service.


A senior nursing leader in the Midlands, speaking on

 condition of anonymity, said international nurses

 recruited from outside Britain were looking to

 leave --- due to the costs of bringing their 

partners and children to live in the UK.


Under UK visa rules, international nurses must pay £285 

to bring their partner, £315 for one child, and £200 for 

each additional child, to Britain. 


They then have to pay an additional fee of between £247

 and £479 per family member, depending on if they want

 them to stay for under, or over, three years. 


The senior nurse leader said other nurse-hungry nations 

were offering more generous visa packages for 

dependents and this was often cited by

 international nurses as their reason

 for leaving.


Such nurses are considered prime candidates for

 international recruiters from Australia, New 

Zealand, and the US.


This is because Britain essentially does all the validation 

work for them, with the internationally-trained nurses 

able to demonstrate by working here they can work 

effectively in an English-speaking nation.


The senior nurse also warned that "the exodus is only just 

beginning", with many international nurses who were 

recruited by the NHS in the darkest days of the 

COVID pandemic, now approaching the end 

of their three-year contracts. 


Such international nurses can be recruited on special three 

to five year contracts where the NHS pays for their flights, 

initial accommodation, and registration fees in exchange

 for a guarantee they will work for the health service for

 a set period. 


They added even further woe could be on the way, with

 America now following Australia --- and ramping up 

efforts to recruit the UK's international nurses. 


While they could not offer any proof, the huge spike in 

British nurses applying to American employers does 

suggest a potential recruitment drive is ongoing. 


Responding to MailOnline's figures a Department of 

Health and Social Care spokesperson said, "There

 are record numbers of staff working in the NHS 

with over 53,600 more people... compared to a 

year ago – including over 5,400 more doctors 

and over 12,000 more nurses."


They added that Government plans to publish a plan

 to recruit and retain more NHS staff "shortly" but 

din't detail any specific measures that might 

be included. 


The spokesperson also said the Government was 

offering "fair and reasonable" pay to NHS staff.  


"Over 1 million eligible NHS staff, including nurses, 

are receiving their pay rise and one-off payments

this month ----- and we have begun work to 

implement wider measures which will 

better support the workforce, 

including improving 

opportunities for 

nursing career 


they said. 


"We have made a fair and reasonable opening pay offer to 

the BMA and stand ready to resume confidential talks 

once they agree not to call further disruptive strikes 

and show willingness to move significantly from 

their unreasonable position," the spokes

person added.


Both NHS doctors and nurses are in long-running pay dispute 

with the Government which has resulted in waves of strike

 action and the subsequent cancellation of thousands of

 appointments for ordinary Brits.


Unions argue rising inflation is making working in the NHS

 unaffordable and is exacerbating the health service's 

long running staffing issues as workers leave to 

take up better paying roles. 


However, ministers claim unions' demands for double digit 

pay rises are simply unaffordable and would have to 

come at the expense of patient services.


There are very little signs of any compromise in the future 

and, while the dispute continues, NHS waiting lists 

continue to rise to record levels and more and 

more staff apply to leave the UK. 





The nutritionist named the drink 

helping to fall asleep quicker

June 20th, 2:45am



Nutritionist Matyskina said that a drink made from milk,
honey and cinnamon..... helps you fall asleep faster.


Warm milk has a calming effect on the body, its use at night 

helps to fall asleep faster. This was announced on Monday, 

June 19, in an interview with Sputnik radio by a member 

of the community "Nutritionists of Russia" and the 

Association of Nutritionists, the nutritionist

 Ekaterina Matyskina.


According to her, recipes of the so-called "moon milk" are

 popular online. In social networks.. they claim that it will 

serve as an effective tool for improving sleep. In Russia, 

the most common version of the drink, consists of 

warm milk, honey and cinnamon.

''The basis of the drink is warm milk. Its protein component

 is really able to cause a feeling so we relax & calm down.

 Protein before going to bed is also good  ....because it is 

actively involved in the regeneration processes that are

 triggered in the body at night. Vegetable milk can also

 be used, but not any.'' 


''Banana milk is not suitable because it contains a lot of 

sugar. Rice milk is made from plain white rice, with a 

low fibre content.. and is also perceived by our body 

as a set of simple carbohydrates," the expert said.


In addition, she did not recommend drinking nut milk at night, 

as it contains a large amount of fat, which is processed for 

a long time and can put additional stress on the liver and 

gallbladder at night.


Matyskina noted that the "moon milk" should not contain

 more than one teaspoon of honey. She pointed out that 

honey contains a large amount of glucose, which 

causes a rush of energy. It should be added in 

small amounts, then the person will not feel 

the excitement of the nervous system.


The nutritionist advised.. to add spices, spices and herbs to

the milk to enhance the calming effect. For example, mint,

camomile and lavender extract, have an effective 

relaxing effect.


At the same time, the expert warned that people with health

 problems and those who adhere to a diet, should not abuse

 "moon milk". According to the expert --- it should not be 

drunk by people with diabetes, as well as those who

 are allergic to honey or herbs.


Matyskina concluded that in the absence of 

contra-indications, "moon milk" can be 

drunk no more than two or three 

times a week.




The nutritionist named ways

 to get rid of night snacking

June 15th, 6:04pm 



Nutritionist Sofia Kovanova recommends not eating fruit 

in the evening, so as not to get hungry at night. In a 

conversation with "Lenta" she named other ways

 to get rid of late-night snacks.


Nighttime snacking is a direct consequence of the 

incorrect distribution of meals throughout the day, 

says the nutritionist. If the body does not receive 

the necessary amount of protein, fat, and 

carbohydrates, it will demand food.


Kovanova is sure that biochemistry cannot be defeated 

by willpower. The diffuse neuroendocrine system is 

responsible for saturation. It regulates the cycle
 hormone production, including telling the
that it's time to eat.


Often, nighttime snacks lead to strict diets or significant

 dietary restrictions. In a state of stress and fatigue, 

it is difficult to find the strength to restrain 

yourself from eating


The acute feeling of hunger is affected not only by the

 amount of food consumed, but also by its quality, the

 nutritionist added. A balanced diet helps control 

your appetite and keep your hormones 

in balance.


To get rid of late-night snacking, you need to avoid skipping 

daytime meals, says Kovanova. In any case, the body will

 need to make up for the lack of nutrients. According to 

her, it is better to have dinner in the evening after 

work than to eat at night before going to bed.


It is necessary to reduce the amount of fast carbohydrates

 in the diet (sausages, white bread, sweets, potatoes), 

because of them the feeling of satiety passes in 

a short time


Fruit increases blood sugar levels and increases hunger. 

Therefore, it is better to eat them in the first half of 

the day, Kovanova noted.


"Drink plenty of fluids. If you drink water or a cup of tea, you

 can trick your hunger. That is why nutritionists recommend 

drinking a glass of water before a meal," she concluded.



Study:  Most UK Carers - 

Not Paid for Travel Time

Between Appointments

June 15th, 2:10pm (FNA)


 Three out of four UK care staff, who look after people 

at home are not being paid for the time it takes them 

to travel between appointments, according to 

new research.


Unison said its survey of more than 300 care workers 

across England --- revealed that employers are 

effectively breaking minimum wage laws, 

costing staff hundreds of pounds each

 month, The Independent reported.


Homecare workers spend a fifth of their working day 

travelling between people’s homes, mostly paid at 

or just above the minimum wage, but this is 

“dramatically” reduced if their employer 

does not pay travel time, added 

the union.


Unison called for travel time payment to become a

 contractual requirement, warning that vacancy 

levels across care – currently 165,000 – will 

increase, if action is not taken by

 the government.


“Both care staff and those they look after are the victims 

of this pay scandal. Vulnerable people suffer when their

 already-rationed care visits are cut short or delayed," 

General secretary Christina McAnea said, adding, 

“Unison has been highlighting this exploitation 

for over a decade. Yet - the Government has 

responded with inaction and indifference."


“These appalling working practices must be tackled 

urgently if more people are to be encouraged to 

work in a sector desperately short of staff," 

she continued.


“Disabled and elderly people receiving care support will 

want an end to the exploitation of those looking after 

them. When it does, everyone will benefit,”

 she noted.






Reduced time in deep sleep may 

raise risk of cognitive decline

by Pavel López Lazo

June 8th, 4:46pm

(Prensa Latina) 


A new study reveals a potential link between sleep apnea, 

reduced time in deep sleep, and brain biomarkers 

associated with increased risk of conditions 

like stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and 

cognitive decline.


This research involved 140 people with obstructive sleep

 apnea and primarily focused on biomarkers related to 

the health of the brain’s white matter.


Participants with severe sleep apnea displayed a higher

 volume of white matter hyperintensities (small lesions

 visible on brain scans) and reduced axonal integrity.


The study looked at sleep factors and biomarkers 

of the health of the brain’s white matter.


The biomarkers measure how well the brain’s white matter

 is preserved, which is important to connect different 

parts of the brain.


One of the biomarkers, white matter hyperintensities, are tiny

lesions visible on brain scans. White matter hyperintensities

 become more common with age or with uncontrolled high

 blood pressure. The other biomarker measures the

 integrity of the axons, which form the nerve

 fibres that connect nerve cells.


“Finding that severe sleep apnea and a reduction in slow-

wave sleep are associated with these biomarkers is

 important... since there is no treatment for these 

changes in the brain, so we need to find ways 

to prevent them from happening.... or 

getting worse.”


The study stresses that sleep disturbances are not

 definitively the cause of these brain changes, but 

the correlation warrants further investigation. 


The ultimate goal is to identify prevention strategies or 

treatments to halt or slow these detrimental changes

 in the brain. Knowing that severe sleep apnea and 

reduced slow-wave sleep are associated with 

these biomarkers is important, as there is no

 treatment for these changes in the brain, 

so it is necessary to find ways to 

prevent them from occurring 

or worsening.


The researchers found that for every 10-point decrease in the

 percentage of slow-wave sleep, there was an increase in the

 amount of white matter hyperintensities similar to the effect

 of being 2.3 years older.


People with severe sleep apnea had a higher volume of white

 matter hyperintensities than those with mild or moderate

 sleep apnea. They also had reduced axonal integrity 

in the brain.




#cognitive decline #deep sleep





UK Radiologists Warn Cancer Patients

 Face Life-Threatening Delays

 Due to Lack of Staff

June 8th, 1:18pm (FNA)


 Cancer patients in the UK face life-threatening hospital

 delays and the prospect of more gruelling treatment 

as a result of NHS staff shortages, senior 

radiologists warned.


A poll of all 60 directors of the UK’s cancer centres by the 

Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) found staff shortages 

at 97% of the centres were leading to longer waiting 

times and delays in treatment, The 

Independent reported.


The poll showed 88% were concerned about shortages

 affecting the quality of care. The RCR pointed out that 

for every four-week delay to treatment, the risk of 

death increased by about 10%.


Half of those surveyed reported “frequent delays” every

 month or most months in patients starting radiotherapy, 

while this was happening at 22% of centres most 

weeks or every week.


The RCR warned that staff shortages meant people were 

waiting longer than necessary to start chemotherapy or 

radiotherapy, while some doctors were having to make 

“difficult decisions” about who to prioritise and 

sending patients to other hospitals.


According to one head of service, prostate radiotherapy 

patients in their area were facing a 3-month minimum 

wait to receive treatment, while breast cancer 

patients had a seven- to eight-week wait.


Staff shortages also meant costly medical devices, including

 linear accelerator machines for radiation, had to be 

switched off --- owing to the lack of people able to 

operate them, the RCR said.


Its report states that the UK has a 15% shortfall of clinical

 oncologists but by 2027 this figure would rise to 25%.


Over the next five years, one in five clinical oncologists are

 expected to retire, and more than half (54%) of current

 clinical oncology vacancies have been open for 

more than a year, it adds.


Meanwhile, the proportion of more expensive locum staff
being used, has grown from 4% to 8%, in the 

past two years.


The RCR published two reports on Thursday, one looking 

specifically at cancer care and the other at the clinical 

radiology workforce.


In the second report, 80% of directors surveyed said they

 believed a shortage in the number of interventional 

radiology consultants, was causing patients to

receive more invasive treatment.


In 97% of centres, patient treatment had been delayed

 because of staff shortages over the past year, while

 in about half of centres.. shortages were causing 

delays almost every month, the RCR audit found.


About 90% of those questioned thought workforce

 shortages would affect patient safety and only 

one in four said they had enough staff to 

deliver safe and effective care.


The report says just 52% of trusts, could provide 

adequate 24/7 interventional radiology services.


The RCR warned that across the UK there were 4,745 

whole-time-equivalent radiologists working in the 

NHS and the consultant workforce had a 29% 

shortfall. It said there was a “ticking time

bomb”, adding, “Without action --- there 

will be a 40% shortfall of radiologists

 by 2027".


Most consultants who left in 2022 were under 60, with many

 experiencing burnout, according to the RCR. It said new

 community diagnostic centres set up by the NHS had 

increased the workload on already stretched staff.


Dr Katharine Halliday, the RCR president, said, “There are

 simply not enough doctors to safely treat the volume of 

patients needed, and this will only worsen as demand 

rises and more doctors leave the NHS."


“Action from the government -- is now critical. We must train 

more doctors, while doing more to retain the ones we have. 

There is no luxury of time: doctors are stretched, 

stressed, and scared for their patients,” 

she continued.


Michelle Mitchell, the chief executive of Cancer Research 

UK, stated, “Due to underfunding and poor planning from

 governments across the UK, there isn’t enough staff 

or equipment to diagnose and treat cancer in a 

timely way."


“We urge political leaders in all UK nations to act now 

to address chronic staffing issues and unacceptable 

waiting times across the NHS,” she noted --- adding 

without long-term and strategic planning matched

with sufficient investment, it would continue to 

be difficult for people to benefit quickly from 

life-saving cancer checks and treatment.


Minesh Patel, the head of policy at Macmillan Cancer Support,

 said Macmillan and the Royal College of Radiologists have

 been sounding the alarm about the devastating impact of

 staffing shortages on delays to diagnosis and treatment 

for years - but the crisis continues to be brushed aside 

by governments.


“At the heart of this crisis is a failure to recruit and retain 

enough specialist cancer professionals,” Patel added.


Lady Delyth Morgan, the chief executive of Breast Cancer

 Now, stated, “Today’s report is the starkest warning yet, 

that the government’s failure to tackle the crisis facing

 the cancer workforce, risks pushing cancer diagnosis 

and treatment to the brink of disaster.”


A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said

 there are more doctors, nurses and staff working in the 

NHS than ever before, with 50% more specialist cancer

 doctors treating patients now, compared to 2010.


“The NHS is also seeing, treating and saving record numbers

 of people with cancer but we know there is more to do. That

 is why we are seeking views on our major conditions

 strategy and the NHS will soon be publishing a 

long-term workforce plan setting out how it 

will recruit and retain even more staff,”

 the spokesperson added.




There is a proven link - between 
viewing social networks in the 

evening - and sleep disorders

May 30th, 2:30am 



A team of scientists from Duke University and Yale University 

has proven a link between viewing social networks in the

evening and sleep disorders. According to a study 

published in the journal Sleep Medicine, viewing

an hour before your normal bedtime.... delays 

bedtime... by up to three hours.


Previous research has shown that blue light emitted from

 gadgets can cause sleep problems because it interferes

 with the production of melatonin, a hormone that 

regulates circadian rhythms. Now we found out 

that sleep can also be directly affected... by 

actions within the social network.


To do this, the authors analyzed 120 million posts made by 

44 thousand Reddit users over 15 years. As with other 

social networks, you can leave comments or links to 

content on Reddit and comment on what others 

have posted.


Based on the data of regular site visitors, experts established

 a normal bedtime, which allowed us to measure the impact 

of posting on social networks before the usual bedtime.


The results showed that if the user posted messages on the

 site about an hour before the usual bedtime, then they were

 much more likely to stay for another one to three hours. 

And if they posted several times before their usual

bedtime, they went to bed..... even later.


Researchers suggest that this is due to an increase in

 dopamine levels while waiting for a response from 

other users of the site, which prevents them from 

relaxing and falling asleep.


The expert named the six most 

effective types of training 

for weight loss

May 25th, 10:12pm 



Fitness expert Amy Goodson named six types of workouts

 that are most effective in losing weight. Her words are

 quoted by the portal Eat This, Not That.


The specialist noted the benefits of swimming, basketball, 

rock climbing and cycling. She also advised to do zumba, 

because with such loads, an average of 500 to 800

 kilocalories is burned.


In addition, according to Goodson, flag football - a type of

 American football — is effective for weight loss. The 

match includes two halves of 20 minutes and 

allows you to burn up to 605 calories, 

depending on the weight of

 the athlete.




Shocking New Figures Reveal
Forced to Pay Out £4mln
Compensation, Legal Fees 

to Victims of Sex Attacks 

in Hospitals

May 22nd, 4:58pm



The NHS has paid out millions of pounds in compensation 

and legal fees over sex attacks since 2018, figures show.


The health service has paid £2,174,658 in damages as 

well as £1.5 million in claimants' legal costs. It has 

also spent £338,194 on its own legal fees, 

bringing the total bill to more than 

£4million, The Times reports. 


The revelation comes weeks after the Health Secretary Steve

 Barclay vowed to put an end to sex attacks in hospitals after

 a Mail investigation found that there had been 6,500 rapes 

and sexual assaults in three years. 


Fewer than one in five NHS Trusts offer training 

to prevent sexual harassment, a study found. 


Data obtained under the Freedom Of Information Act revealed

 that 1,571 reports of sexual misconduct have been made by

 staff and patients at 167 NHS Trusts in England and Wales

 since 2018. 


Allegations of rape, inappropriate touching and comments 

are among the incidents that have been reported, with 

the majority of alleged perpetrators men and the 

victims female.  


Surviving In Scrubs, a campaign group supporting NHS staff

 who have faced sexual harassment, said the findings 

were "not surprising". 


"Trusts seem to hold their reputations in such high regard 

that they are glossing over the issues of sexism, 

misogyny, sexual harassment and sexual 

assault. More needs to be done to 

protect and support survivors 

of these behaviours," the

 report added.


Jemima Olchawski, CEO of the Fawcett Society, a 

women's rights charity, said women are "at

 their most vulnerable" with NHS staff. 


Daisy Cooper, the Liberal Democrat health spokeswoman, 

said that all patients should feel safe but these

 "shocking findings show that this is simply

 not the case". 


Health Secretary Steve Barclay held a meeting with NHS

 chiefs in April after it was revealed that at least 2,088 

rapes and 4,451 sexual assaults were reported in 

hospitals between January 2019 and October 

2022 – a rate of 33 a week.


Image: Mediterranean diet for longer life


Association between oleic acid

 and increased life expectancy

 was found

May 15th, 4:12pm 



Scientists at Stanford School of Medicine have found a 

link between monounsaturated fatty acid intake and 

life expectancy. The results of the study...  are 

published in the journal Nature Cell Biology.


Oleic acid, which is a fat molecule characteristic of the 

Mediterranean diet, increases the number of two key 

cellular organelles and protects cell membranes 

from oxidative damage. Roundworm worms 

Caenorhabditis elegans, which were fed 

food rich in oleic acid, lived about 35%

longer compared to worms that were

 given food containing unhealthy

 trans fats (elaidic acid).


The researchers found that oleic acid contributed to 

an increase in the number of lipid droplets - cellular

 reservoirs that store fats. These organelles play a

 central role in cellular metabolism, regulating
use of fat as an energy source. 


Blocking the genes encoding proteins for lipid droplets

 restored the worms to their previous life expectancy. 

In addition, an increase in peroxisomes - organelles 

containing enzymes involved in redox processes -

was noted.


The number of lipid droplets and peroxisomes is higher in

 young animals -- and naturally decreases with age. The 

effect of monounsaturated fatty acids had a stronger 

effect on older animals - an increase in the number 

of lipid droplets in the cells of which contributed 

to an increase in life expectancy, by 33%. 


Oleic acid also reduces lipid oxidation, which damages 

cell membranes. In contrast, elaidic acid enhanced 

lipid oxidation.

Image: best night time snack a banana

The nutritionist called banana 
or lean turkey... ideal for
a night snack.

May 13th, 9:29pm



Natalia Gridina, a nutritionist at Budu, an online health

 management service, named the ideal products for a 

night snack, in an interview with Moslenta. 


"At night, of course, you want something harmful: sugar,

 cakes, or fast food. However, these products will only 

cause problems. There is a healthier alternative," 

the expert said.


 According to her, such a snack can be a portion of lean

 turkey meat. It contains tryptophan, which improves 

the quality of sleep, by affecting the production 

of melatonin.


In addition, you can also eat a piece of fish at night: 

mackerel, salmon or tuna. Thanks to OMEGA-3
its composition, the amount of serotonin 

increases, and it has a positive effect 

...on the quality of sleep, the expert 

continued. Nuts are also suitable 

as a night snack.


"Bananas... are a good source of tryptophan. If you feel hungry,

you can eat one banana. Cheese is also healthy, and it can be

eaten with a portion of crackers, which contain lots of fibre. 

In addition, dairy products (cheese, yogurt) they promote

the production of melatonin --- thanks to calcium," 

explained Gridina. 


She clarified, that it is better to use unsweetened yogurt 

without additives. If there are no contra-indications,
can add honey to it, which also contributes
to the 
production of melatonin.





High energy prices possibly 

killed more Europeans than 

COVID in winter: Report

May 12th, 3:22pm



The steep rise in energy prices across Europe following the

 bloc's anti-Russia sanctions linked to the war in Ukraine 

may have killed more Europeans in winter than the 

COVID-19 pandemic, The Economist has reported.


Electricity and gas prices rose by 69 percent and 145

 percent, respectively, last winter, The Economist 

wrote in an article published on Wednesday.


The British weekly explained that the higher energy prices

 discouraged people from heating their homes properly 

and being in the cold increases the risk of heart and 

respiratory problems.


The Economist had predicted back in November that 

expensive energy could cause between 22,000 and 

138,000 deaths in a mild winter, and more in a 

harsh one.


The prediction came true unfortunately and the surge in

 energy prices resulted in 149,000 additional deaths --

 of which 60,000 were registered as COVID death -- in 

the 28 European countries examined by the paper 

between November 2022 and February 2023.


The report said the 7.8 percent increase in the number of 

deaths compared to the same weeks of 2015 to 2019 

can be attributed to several factors, the main cause 

being the people's inability to heat their homes

 properly and getting ill ...due to the 

cold conditions.


In the meantime, the West blames Russia for the energy

 crisis in Europe, claiming Moscow weaponized energy 

supplies to European states to achieve its political 

and military objectives.


Moscow, in turn, has rejected this claim,  pointing to the

 West’s joint sanctions against the Russian nation as 

the main factor that hampered the increasing gas 

exports from Russia to Europe.


In this regard, the Russian side had invested tens of 

billions of dollars to build pipelines to transfer its

 gas to northern Europe.


Multiple media reports said the US blew up the 

Nordstream pipeline to undermine Russian 

influence in Europe and maintain US' 

hegemonic control, over its EU 

vassal states. 



[Rhondda Records adds:

Bit too political - but 

possibly true.]


Image: Cost-of-Breathing Crisis in UK

Disabled People in UK - Facing A 

‘Cost-of-Breathing’ Crisis Due
 High Energy Bills

May 9th,  2:35pm (FNA)


 Many disabled people are facing a cost-of-breathing crisis 

amid higher energy bills, a new television advert warned.


Disabled people who rely on energy to move around, speak

 and breathe risk losing their independence, health and

 wellbeing, a charity said as it revealed a quarter of

 the callers to its helpline who rely on medical 

equipment have had to switch it off to save

 money, The Independent reported.


Scope, a disability equality charity, said that while much of

 the population is looking forward to using less energy as 

the weather warms up in the summer, many disabled 

people will not have that option.


The charity’s advice lines have supported almost 38,000

 disabled people over the past year and more than a third

 (38%) of callers to its energy helpline are in energy debt 

– on average by more than £1,000.


Scope said two in five calls to its helpline have medical 

equipment and that almost a quarter of these people

 (23%) have had to switch medical equipment off

 to cut costs.


In research published last month, the charity said that, on 

average, disabled households need an additional £975 a 

month to have the same standard of living as

 non-disabled households.


The new advertising campaign will air on ITV throughout 

May and June to highlight how disabled people are 

being affected by the cost-of-living crisis.


Featuring six disabled actors, it shows disabled 

people relying on electrical equipment such as 

CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) 

machines to breathe, hoists to get in and 

out of bed, and communication devices

 to speak.


The charity said its disability energy support service 

has saved disabled people almost £2 million over 

the past year, through advice and support.


Image: respiratory disorders due to steam inhalation of potatoes


The doctor warned about the risk of

 respiratory disorders due to steam

 inhalation of potatoes

April 25th, 4am



Inhaling the steam of boiled potatoes with a cough and runny

 nose can do much more harm than good, especially in the 

case of children. In particular, this can lead to bronchial 

spasms and respiratory disorders, Olga Tatarkina, a 

pediatrician at SM-Clinic for Children, told Izvestia 

on April 25th.


"Hot steam when inhaled can cause swelling of the airway

 mucosa or provoke bronchial spasm, which will inevitably 

lead to respiratory disorders --- which are not always 

possible to cope with at home," Tatarkina warned.


She also noted that respiratory diseases are often accompanied

 by an increase in body temperature. And hot steam inhalation 

in this case can only aggravate the situation and lead to the 

development of complications, especially in children. In

 addition, inhalation of hot steam, is fraught with burns

 of the respiratory tract mucosa and skin.


According to her, such a procedure is strictly contra-indicated if 

purulent discharge from the nose or bronchi appears. It is also

 contra-indicated to breathe hot potato broth in the presence

 of repeated nosebleeds.


"Such procedures are strictly contra-indicated for people with

 diseases of the cardiovascular system, who have suffered a

 heart attack or stroke, since such inhalations can lead to 

an increase in blood pressure, sometimes quite sharp," 

Tatarkina warned.


Also, she said that there is an unobvious harm from inhaling 

the vapors of potato broth. First, it contains solanine - a 

toxic glycoside that protects the plant from damage by 

bacteria, fungi, and some types of insects. It is toxic 

to humans.


"The effect of solanine on the human body... depends on its

 amount. Small doses of the toxin do not cause significant 

harm and can only cause mild discomfort. But high 

concentrations of solanine can be extremely 

dangerous, especially if inhaled. If we talk 

about young children, even small 

concentrations of solanine 

can harm them," the 

pediatrician said.


In addition, the doctor warned that potatoes may contain traces 

of chlorprofam (a plant growth regulator that is used to restrain 

the germination of tubers during storage) and thiamethoxam 

(used to control pests, including the Colorado potato beetle).

 Also, potato tubers, as in all vegetables that grow in the 

ground, may contain nitrates, which fall into the potato 

broth, during cooking.


"In addition, potatoes can absorb harmful substances 

that accumulate in the soil, including heavy metals. 

In particular, cadmium. And cadmium, as you 

know, is the most carcinogenic element

 that can accumulate in the body," the 

doctor summed up.




Taking care of yourself

April 24th, 2:52am 



Nutritionist Jasna Vujicic named the best ways 

to prepare food. Her words are quoted by the 

Serbian newspaper, Politika.


The specialist advised to cook and stew vegetables 

or meat. Also, according to her, when cooking for
couple, all the minerals and useful properties
protein in products, are preserved.


Nutritionist urged to fry food less often, as the products 

absorb the oil --- and harm the body, during digestion.


Vujicic added that it is important to preserve the 

nutritional value of food during cooking, so you 

should use healthy fats... in moderation.





Nutritionist told about healthy

 fruits in the spring period

April 22nd, 8:42pm



Fruits in the spring are the most important source of vitamins. 

As the general practitioner and nutritionist, chief physician of 

the clinic Biogena, preventive medicine doctor Anna Kireeva

 said on Saturday, April 22nd, it is best to eat citrus fruits, 

currants, bananas and pineapple.


"Vitamin C - helps to keep iron in the blood at a sufficient level.

 It is obtained from citrus fruits, rosehip berries, strawberries, 

currants. Citrus fruits are also high in potassium. Potassium

 lowers blood pressure, which can help people suffering 

from hypertension, " the therapist said.


Oranges are useful, not only because of the vitamin C they

 contain. This fruit is also rich in folic acid, which is 

necessary for the human body for good 

functioning of the nervous and 

reproductive systems.


Fruits help prevent hypovitaminous stress. To strengthen the

 immune and endocrine systems in the spring, you should 

eat orange and green foods that contain vitamin A, such 

as oranges and apples.


The benefits of bananas are also noted, which are rich in pectin, 

potassium, fluoride, sodium and B vitamins. This high-energy

 product quickly increases blood sugar levels, which gives

 a boost of energy for physical and mental exertion.


The nutritionist emphasized that pineapple is an excellent

 source of fibre. It also contains manganese and calcium.

 Despite its low calorie content, pineapple increases the

 feeling of fullness and even helps to stabilize blood 

sugar levels.


"Pineapples are rich in the enzyme bromelain, which plays 

the role of a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, as well as

the antioxidant vitamin C, which has anti-inflammatory 

properties that help to reduce joint pain caused by 

osteoarthritis, supports the health of the 

immune system and reduces the risk of 

heart disease," added Anna Kireeva.


Earlier, on April 17th, the nutritionist called avocado and oats

 the most useful products for the prevention of diseases of 

the gastrointestinal tract. She also noted the benefits of 

flax seeds, chickpeas, raspberries and broccoli, which 

are suitable for the prevention of intestinal diseases.




Taking care of yourself

April 20th, 7:33pm



Five unusual harbingers of heart and 

vascular problems --- are named


Davis - a surgeon - described numbness and poor 

appetite as unusual symptoms of heart problems.


One of the most common unusual harbingers of problems 

with the cardiovascular system, Davis called numbness 

of the extremities. Because of the narrowing of blood 

vessels, it is more difficult to circulate blood, so the 

hands and feet begin to get cold and numb, even 

when the person is generally warm. In

 particularly severe cases, the limbs 

may turn bluish or purple, the 

doctor explained.


As the next non-obvious symptom of developing cardiovascular 

pathology, Davis identified problems with the digestive system, 

in particular, poor appetite, frequent abdominal pain, diarrhea 

and upset stomach.


Also, according to Davis, due to circulatory disorders, the hair 

follicles on the legs no longer have enough nutrients, which

 is why they die, and, as a result, the hair falls out.


In addition, ulcers on the legs are a sign of poor blood

 circulation, the surgeon noted. Usually, such wounds

 appear on the back of the lower leg, do not heal for 

a long time and can cause discomfort.


In conclusion, Davis urged to be wary of sudden memory

problems and frequent dizziness, as such problems 

occur due to chronic hypoxia of the brain --- due 

to poor blood circulation.



Taking care of yourself

April 12th, 1:34am 



The doctor named harmless snacks before going to bed.


Nutritionist Razarenova called nuts, avocado and 

eggs... the most harmless snack for the night.


Dietitian, nutritionist Alexandra Razarenova said that at night 

the human body does not need additional food intake, as it is

 in a state of rest. The correct diet involves avoiding late 

dinners -- but if a person can not cope with the feeling 

of hunger before going to bed, then they can choose

 a few harmless snacks, the expert named them,
an interview with Sputnik radio.


"Bone broth, a few pieces of beef, veal, lamb tongue, nuts: 

pecans, walnuts, almonds, Brazil, macadamia, pine nuts.

 You can take pumpkin or hemp seeds, chicken or quail 

eggs, or avocado," Razarenova said.


If a person can not cope with the evening feeling of hunger, 

then it is necessary to "choose products containing the 

"right" fats and protein components."




Pfizer vaccine released 

with side effects due to

 collusion — Russian 

Defense Ministry

April 7th, 2:16pm (TASS)


 The collusion between US officials and the Pfizer COVID
producer --- made it possible to produce
pharmaceuticals with 
serious side effects,
Chief of Russia’s Radiation, 
and Biological Protection Force,

 Igor Kirillov, said on Friday.


"According to information we have, the collusion between

 officials and the Pfizer COVID vaccine producer made it 

possible  --- to release pharmaceuticals with serious 

side effects. Meanwhile, Pfizer had real evidence 

at the time of vaccine approval, supporting the

higher risk of serious cardiovascular system 

pathologies after vaccination," Kirillov said.


This is how officials from US federal agencies, 

"later.. held key positions in pharmaceutical

companies," the Ministry of Defense said.


Image: Why pregnant women need to listen to classical music

 Why pregnant women need

to listen to classical music

April 4th, 1:56pm



The baby in the mother's stomach...  hears almost all sounds, 

so it's important for pregnant women to listen to good music.

 Classical music therapy, is especially useful.


Opera singer Irina Gold told the "Let's Watch" media platform

 why classical music is popular among pregnant women, and 

whether it is useful for the early development of the baby.


According to the expert, the healing properties of music that 

affect the spiritual and physiological state of a person have

 been known for a long time.


How does it affect you?


Scientists have long established the relationship between the 

frequency of sound vibrations and specific physiological 

processes, said the opera singer.


"Sound is a powerful information carrier that acts on the human

 brain. And it doesn't matter what we are talking about: noise 

on the street or a concert of symphony music," Gold said.


According to the singer, classical music has a positive effect on

 the child even in the period of intrauterine development. When 

the expectant mother listens to classical music, the

 physiological and emotional development of

 the fetus, is stimulated.


"These children have significantly better physical 

and intellectual performance," she added.


So, it is very useful for a pregnant 

woman to listen to Mozart's work.


"You may have heard of the Mozart Effect. It consists in the 

fact that listening to Mozart's works has a positive effect 

on the development of a child's intelligence," Irina 

Gold shared.


In general, Mozart's music works wonders. Scientists in the

 course of experiments proved that fans of the composer 

have a higher IQ coefficient. And Israeli scientists in 

2009, said that only 30 minutes of Mozart a day, is 

enough for a child in the mother's belly, to 

grow well, recover and gain strength.


It is also useful to listen to Brahms, Debussy, Schubert,

 Beethoven, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Chopin, 

Paganini, Glinka --- and other composers.


Numerous studies have confirmed that classical music 

not only creates a sense of psychological comfort, but

also develops the attention, intelligence and creativity 

of the child, and helps to reveal the inner potential.


In conclusion, Gold said that pregnant women need to focus

 primarily on their personal preferences. A woman should 

only listen to the music that she likes. Only then will 

music therapy benefit both mother and baby.


[R.R: This last piece of advice..... excludes,

surely, those who ''like'' aggressive music.]




Taking care of yourself

 March 30th, 8:49pm



Nutritionist warned about the dangers 

of out-of-season fruits and vegetables.


Nutritionist Nikulina: out-of-season fruits 

and vegetables contain large amounts

 of pesticides.


Irina Nikulina, a general practitioner, nutritionist, head of 

the Department of Integrative Health Technologies at 

the Academy of Social Technologies, in an interview 

with the Prime news agency --- warned about the 

dangers of unseasonal fruits and vegetables.


According to her, their use can do more harm than good. 

She said that unseasonal fruits contain a large amount 

of pesticides and nitrates, which are used to increase

 the shelf life.


The expert noted that these substances, when used 

excessively, adversely affect the human body. So, 

they can cause allergic reactions, as well as 

problems with the respiratory, nervous and 

endocrine systems. In addition, according 

to the doctor, pesticides and nitrates are 

associated with the development 

of cancer.


Nikulina recommended using extra caution to introduce 

out-of-season fruits and vegetables into the diet of 

children, as their detoxification process is not as

 fast and active as in adults.


The nutritionist added that the necessary dose of 

vitamins and trace elements --- can be obtained 

from frozen foods.


Earlier, nutritionist, gastroenterologist Anastasia 

Timoshchenko named products that accelerate 

aging. The nutritionist says that the love of 

sweets --- accelerates aging most of all: 

excessive sugar consumption, leads

to weight gain, insulin resistance,

and contributes to skin aging ---

it becomes less elastic  ---

wrinkles appear faster, 

and damage takes

longer to heal.




This document 'The health hazards of depleted
uranium munitions' document 2001 has quite
a detailed analysis 
of Uranium toxicity.

Basically seems to support evidence Alpha
from Depleted Uranium and
compounds lodged 
long term in 
tissues like 
lungs --- and even
term non-lethal doses,

can cause DNA damage
---- leading to cancers

and birth defects.

Press the link below:

'The health hazards of depleted uranium munitions'

Image: Researchers find Yoga essential for seniors

Researchers find Yoga 

essential for seniors

by Pavel López Lazo

March 17th, 4:41pm

(Prensa Latina) 


A regular exercise routine can improve your quality of life 

and help you maintain your independence. However, 

many older adults struggle to find a safe, low-

impact exercise that fits within their fitness

 levels. Luckily, yoga for seniors offers 

a viable solution.


According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, scientists 

studied gait speed, grip, balance, lower extremity 

strength and endurance, and multicomponent 

physical performance measures.


Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and 

Harvard Medical School, in the US, explained seniors

 have a higher burden of chronic diseases, disability 

and frailty.


In the case of frailty, it affects up to 50% of seniors 

aged over 80, so prevention and treatment is a top 

priority for public health.


According to the specialists, Yoga improved 

walking speed and lower limb strength.


Yoga is an exercise you can do all your life. It’s low-impact 

nature makes it suitable for those with joint pain, 

osteoporosis, or limited mobility. Plus, yoga 

poses can easily be modified to fit your 

comfort level and physical ability, 

making it a wonderful exercise

 for any age group.


Yoga can benefit your mind as much as your body. Studies

 showed practicing yoga causes decreased depression,

 stress, anxiety, and cortisol levels, and increase

 feelings of hope, over time.


Taking care of your mental health is important at any age. 

However, the risks associated with mental health 

struggles increase as you grow older. Those who 

suffer from heart disease, diabetes, high blood 

pressure, and stroke, have an increased risk 

of suffering from depression. In addition, 

depression can complicate the 

treatment of these conditions,

 making treatment 

more difficult.



Image: warts the best safest treatment


Myasnikov's advice on the main 

method of fighting warts

March 14th 3:42pm 



The main method of fighting warts is 

named by dermatologist Irina 

Gosteva and TV presenter 

Alexander Myasnikov.


According to them, this is cryodestruction, 

that is, surgical treatment of the affected 

skin areas with liquid nitrogen.


The doctor noted that cryodestruction is a proven 

and most inexpensive way, to get rid of this kind 

of neoplasm. Myasnikov recommends a vaccine 

against the human papillomavirus, as a 

preventive measure.


The dermatologist warned that you cannot remove warts

yourself, with the help of folk remedies. When using 

pumice stone, iodine, tea tree oil, vinegar, garlic, 

celandine tincture and salicylic acid, an

infection can be introduced into

 the wound.




Report: Over Half of UK 

Ambulance Workers See 

Patient Die Due to Delay

March 6th, 2:10pm (FNA)


 More than half of ambulance workers have seen 

a patient die because of a delay in reaching 

them after a 999 call or overcrowding in 

A&E, a new survey found.


The findings, from a survey of frontline paramedics and 

other ambulance staff, are another stark illustration of

 the patient safety risks created by the crisis in NHS

 urgent and emergency care, The Guardian reports.


“These findings are utterly terrifying,” stated Rachel 

Harrison, the national secretary of the GMB union, 

which sought the views of more than 1,200 

members working in NHS ambulance 

services in England and Wales.


It asked them if they had ever witnessed a death that had

 occurred - because of a delay involving an ambulance or

 other part of the care system. Just over half (53%) said

 they had done so and another 30% were aware of it 

happening with a colleague.


Three-quarters (76%) of those surveyed said that delays had

 an impact on patient care every day. And over half (52%) 

said they had spent an entire shift waiting outside an 

A&E to hand a patient over to hospital staff.


The findings are disclosed in a Channel 4 Dispatches

 documentary being shown this Thursday about how 

long delays..... in ambulance crews handing over 

patients to A&E staff, and thus being unable 

to respond quickly to 999 calls..... are 

affecting both patients and staff.


The programme is based on footage secretly shot 

over three months, by Daniel Waterhouse, an 

emergency medical technician with the 

East of England ambulance service, 

who has since resigned.


“The delay and dilation of care that we see - is just

 unconscionable,” Dr Adrian Boyle, the president 

of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, 

told the programme.


The RCEM, which represents A&E doctors, last week, 

issued new analyses which found that a patient dies 

every 23 minutes - as a direct result of spending at 

least 12 hours in A&E - usually because they are 

waiting for a bed in the main hospital.


“We’ve seen patients this winter who have been harmed 

because of ambulance delays,” Dr Sanjeev Nayak, a

 leading stroke doctor, told Dispatches, adding, “If 

they’re late, we cannot treat them, there’s very 

little we as doctors can do. A couple of hours’ 

delay ------- means the patient can die or 

suffer disability.”


Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan, a consultant cardiologist 

and the associate medical director of the British 

Heart Foundation, noted when a patient has had

 a heart attack it is vital that an ambulance gets

 to them as soon as possible because “minutes 

can be the difference between life and death”.





 UK: Paramedics Escalating Strikes

 by Reducing Emergency Cover

March 3rd, 9:31pm (FNA)


UK Paramedics are escalating strike action next week

by cutting back on emergency cover for "category 2" 

calls --- including heart attacks, and strokes. 


The GMB union said that over 13,000 of its members who 

are walking out over two days next week would now 

"tighten derogations" - and in many cases only

 respond to the most life-threatening calls 

known as "category 1". 




Deaths in UK attributed to long 

emergency waiting times

 by Javier Arana Villasusa

March 1st,  11:18am

(Prensa Latina)


The UK's National Health Service NHS reported 

today that long hours of admission periods in 

hospital emergency departments caused 

some 23 thousand deaths in 2022.


Workers’ unions in the sector criticized the Government’s 

handling of problems related to the NHS, claiming a

 heavy workload of its staff, discontent --- over 

working conditions and concern over wages. 

Meanwhile, authorities acknowledge staff 

shortages, but disagree that the excess 

death totals are definitely accurate, 

television in this capital city 



According to reports, the Royal College of Emergency

 Medicine sent Freedom of Information requests to 

the NHS for its latest data on accidents and 

emergency waiting times.


According to the report received, more than 1.6 million 

British patients had to wait more than 12 hours in the 

department from the time they entered.


The medical school then calculated the death rates

 linked to long waits, which last year, often made 

headlines in the country.


Addressing the issue at the NHS Recovery Forum last month, 

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said long waits in accident and

 emergency departments, are among the problems on the

 minds of all people in Britain. (sic)




Study Shows Just 10% of Britons 

Think Tory Ministers Have 

Right Policies on NHS

February 24th, 4:25pm (FNA)


 Just 10% of Britons think ministers have the right policies 

on the NHS --- though public support for the service’s

 founding principles remains strong, according 

to new polling.


The proportion of voters across the UK who believe that

 ministers are tackling the NHS’s many problems in the 

right way is lowest in England, at 8% – a record low, 

The Guardian reported.


It is higher in both Scotland (28%) and Wales (19%). However, 

across the UK as a whole just one in 10 people thinks the 

government is taking the right approach to the NHS.


The notable lack of public confidence in ministers’ handling of

 the health service emerged in a survey that pollsters Ipsos 

undertook for the Health Foundation thinktank.


“That public confidence in the government’s handling of the

 NHS has reached a new low should ring alarm bells in

 No 10,” said Tim Gardner, a senior policy fellow at 

the Health Foundation.


In a series of gloomy conclusions that reveal dwindling

 confidence in and growing public concern about the 

NHS, Ipsos also found that:


Only 33% think the NHS is providing a good service, a lot

 fewer than the 43% who said it was when the survey 

was last done in May 2022.


62% fear that the standard of NHS care will get worse over

the next year – a big jump from the 39% who said that last

year. 74% expect the already serious pressure placed 

on NHS staff --- will intensify.


However, the research also shows that 90% think the NHS

 should remain free at the point of delivery, 89% back it 

being a comprehensive service, that is available to 

everyone and 84% believe it should be mainly

 funded through taxation.


Some right-of-centre thinktanks and commentators, as well as

 the former Health Secretary Sajid Javid, have recently called 

for a rethink of how the NHS is funded and organised. 


However, Ipsos found that 82% of voters think the NHS needs 

more money in order to function better. That view is shared

 across all age groups, the four home nations and among

 both Labour (94%) and Conservative (63%) voters.


“There is no evidence voters want a radical change to the

 NHS model; they just want the current one to work
 said Gardner.


NHS bosses and experts are worried that satisfaction with the

 NHS is falling, especially as a result of long waiting times to

 see a GP, get an ambulance, receive A&E care, or mental 

health treatment, or undergo an operation.


Research published last year by the King’s Fund and Nuffield

 Trust thinktanks found that public satisfaction with the 

health service had fallen to its lowest level since 1997.


Their finding of significant dissatisfaction with the time taken

 to get an appointment with a GP is borne out by Ipsos’s new 

research, which found that 44% think it takes to long to see 

a family doctor and 43% believe that it is too hard to book

 an appointment.


“This polling shows the NHS is being let down by government

 inaction, which is contributing to reduced public confidence,

 while support for the founding principles of the NHS remains

 strong,” said Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the NHS

 Confederation, which represents care providers in England, 

Wales and Northern Ireland.


The Department of Health and Social Care said, “We are

 committed to ensuring that the NHS is here for people 

to give them the healthcare they need.... when they 

need it. That is why we are building a sustainable 

NHS, with patients at its centre – backed by up 

to £14.1bln for health and social care over the

 next two years, on top of record funding."


“Our urgent and emergency care recovery plan, seeks to

 deliver the prime minister (Rishi Sunak)’s priority, to cut

 waiting lists, whilst reducing pressure on hospitals, by 

scaling up community teams, expanding virtual wards, 

and getting 800 new ambulances on the road – on top 

of £750mln to speed up hospital discharge and free 

up beds this winter,” it added.




Unprecedented UK Nursing Union 

and Ambulance crews ---- strike

February 7th, 8:59am



Tens of thousands of nurses from the Royal College of Nursing

 Union and ambulance crews have gone on an unprecedented 

strike, calling on the NHS for increased pay as well as better 

work conditions.


They had warned during the previous strike that the next
one would be their biggest yet --- and they have kept
their promise.

 Tens of thousands of nurses from the Royal College of

 Nursing union and ambulance crews are on strike, 

this time, together.


The chanting on the picket lines is not just about inflation

 busting pay rises but about the depressing state of the 

National Health Service as well.


An ICU nurse, who has worked for the NHS for 10 years, 

explains why she thinks the system is in crisis:


''The Total underfunding, a lack of foresight, I think, 

politically, and nurses really just being taken for 

granted --- for too long.''


--- Striking ICU Nurse, 10 years with NHS


NHS healthcare staff in UK quit at record 400 a week 


New research reveals that a record number of over

400 healthcare staff in the UK have left the NHS to 

restore their work-life balance, over the past year.


And that has meant tens of thousands of trained nurses 

either leaving the profession or working for the private 

sector in recent years.


The strikers are calling for the National Health Service to be 

kept alive, a system which is now on life support, and many

 in the medical profession believe that the deeper the crisis 

gets, the stronger the likelihood that privatization will be

 foisted upon them.


From hero to zero, and claps don’t pay the bills: some of the 

chants by nurses across the country, on strike again in a 

dispute with the government over pay and patient safety. 


In the UK, the wave of industrial action across the country 

is only gaining momentum in the wake of the government’s 

controversial new anti-union legislation.


That's because while the NHS is at breaking point, private 

healthcare is flourishing, creating worries about a two tier 

system, one for the rich, who can pay their way, and 

another one, a subpar NHS, for everyone else.


''I hope that it isn't the case that we're moving towards a 

privatized system. I think it would be disastrous for all

 of us, if that was the case.''


''I think hopefully with these strikes, the public support that 

we've gained, the government will listen and see that that

 is an option. People don't want to lose the NHS.''


--- NHS Striker


Though public support for the strikers is evidently very 

strong, however, it remains to be seen which side the

 British government will take.




Survey: European Countries 

Face Continued Medicine 


January 31st  1:57pm (FNA)


 European countries are still experiencing a high incidence

 of medicine shortages, with a deteriorating burdensome

 impact on patients, according to a recent survey.


The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)

 conducted a survey with pharmacies in 29 countries, 

including EU members, Turkey, Norway, and North 

Macedonia, Anadolu news agency reported.


The survey results showed that the medicine shortages

 in most European countries worsened substantially 

compared to last year.


More than 600 drugs are scarce...  in a quarter of these

 countries, while 20% reported 200-300 drug shortages, 

it said.


Three-quarters of the countries reported that the

shortages were worse this winter, compared to 

a year ago.


The survey also showed... that the most difficult drugs to 

be obtained in pharmacies across Europe are especially,

 amoxicillin group antibiotics used in the treatment
of respiratory tract infections, cough syrups used
treating pediatric diseases, paracetamol in 
syrup form, and some blood pressure drugs.


The reason for the drug problem is a decline

 in supply --- despite a surging demand.


Seasonal infections, especially influenza and respiratory 

syncytial virus (RSV), started early and progressed 

stronger than normal, in European countries 

this year.


Experts say weaker immune systems are related to 

COVID-19 lockdowns as people were not exposed

 to some viruses during this period.


Pharmaceutical manufacturers are also unprepared for the 

high demand in the face of increasing infections, with
energy crisis in Europe and the rising raw
prices, affecting production.



The doctor explained...
most useful snack 

for elderly people

January 21st, 11:30pm



Dietitian Mikhail Ginzburg said on January 20th,

that a fermented milk drink, with muesli and 

apple, or a vegetable salad combined with 

grain bread, is the best snack for 

the elderly.


"The most healthy snack for the elderly, is one that 

contains sour-milk drinks and cereals, such as 

muesli. Also, in this snack, it is very good to 

eat an apple. There may be vegetables, 

some kind of vegetable salad, or 

vegetable slicing. Coarse bread, 

grain bread, bread with bran," 

the doctor said, in an 

interview with 

Moskva 24.


According to the nutritionist, this meal contains
that the body needs ---- dietary fibre,
probiotics, vitamins &
 complex carbohydrates.


As Ginzburg noted, nutrition enriched with
all the necessary
 elements protects the
body from the deterioration of age-

related diseases.


Earlier, on January 13th, dietitian Elena Solomatina said that

 turkey is the most useful product for the nervous system of

 the elderly. According to her, the meat of this bird is rich in

 B vitamins, the lack of which often affects older people, 

which can cause them to have an unsteady gait, 

or dizziness.




Fentanyl deaths of children

 under 14 surging – Report

by Pavel López Lazo

January 19th, 4:08pm

(Prensa Latina) 


The United States has reported an accelerated increase

 in deaths of children under 14 --- due To fentanyl 

poisoning, according to a new report from 

Families Against Fentanyl (FAF), a 

nonprofit spreading awareness 

about the deadly opioid.


Between 2019 and 2021, synthetic opioid fatalities led by

 fentanyl poisonings among U.S. children under 14 years 

old increased faster than among any other U.S. age 

group, according to an FAF analysis of Centres 

for Disease Control and Prevention data.


Infant fentanyl deaths increased twice as fast between 2019

 and 2021. Fentanyl deaths among toddlers between the 

ages of 1 and 4 more than tripled, and deaths among 

children between the ages of 5 and 14 nearly 

quadrupled, according to FAF.


In many cases, the drug is ingested without the person’s

 knowledge. People are taking pills — such as at parties 

— not knowing the pills are counterfeit and heavily 

laced with fentanyl.


Two milligrams of fentanyl, which is the size of a mosquito, 

is enough to kill an adult. The CDC said more than 100,000 

people died of a drug overdose in 2021, and more than 

65,000 of those deaths, were linked to fentanyl.


Americans 25 to 44 accounted for 53.2% of the total 

number of fentanyl deaths in the U.S. in 2021.


Fentanyl spread across the United States in recent years 

and is the latest wave of a drug crisis started with 

addictive painkillers and followed by heroin.


The Drug Enforcement Administration warned that Fentanyl

 is the deadliest narcotic nationwide and according to 

federal agents 379 million potentially deadly doses 

were intercepted in 2022.


Image: the importance of sleep for health


The clinical psychologist ---
spoke on 
the importance
of sleep --- for health

January 18th, 8:20pm



Olesya Tolstukhina, a clinical psychologist at the Doctor Next

 Medical technology company, said in a conversation with

 Izvestia on January 18th, that regular full — fledged 

sleep is an extremely important element of mental 

and physical health.


"During sleep, many processes in the nervous system 

are stabilized, as well as physical stabilization and

 regeneration in internal organs. When the sleep 

regime fails, the psyche suffers first of all, a 

prolonged lack of normal sleep can 

indicate the beginning of

psychotic states," 

she said.


According to Tolstukhina, the longer a person is without 

sleep, the more severe the consequences: the body's 

key life support systems fail.


"Severe changes in brain tissue critically reduce 

immunity, the body is depleted to the point of 

death," the expert warned.


She noted that with complaints of disturbed sleep, you 

should contact a neurologist or psychiatrist to find out 

the causes of sleep problems, as they may be 

psychological or organic.


Earlier in the day in Moscow, a 16-year-old teenager died 

from a rare form of insomnia, which refers to incurable

 hereditary diseases.


Candidate of Medical Sciences, neurologist-somnologist 

Elena Tsareva told Izvestia on January 18th about how 

to recognize the symptoms of the rarest form of 

insomnia — fatal family insomnia, which 

caused the death of a teenager.


According to her, the key signs that insomnia has a deadly

 form are the complete inability of a person to fall asleep 

and the lack of response to sleeping pills due to the

 fact that the disease changes the structure of 

the brain.




Residents of Europe advised 

to prepare for ''bad news''

January 7th, 1:36am 



Residents of Europe should prepare for bad news, due

 to the threat of spreading the omicron subvariant -

the kraken strain. This advice was given by 

Politico columnist, Carlo Martuscelli.


According to him, the XBB strain.1.5 is spreading

 rapidly, most likely because it has certain great

 advantages over the currently dominant 

omicron strains.


The journalist referred to an article by the European

Centre for Disease Prevention and Control --- which

notes that this sub-variant was first discovered on

October 22nd, 2022, in the US. At the same time,

XBB.1.5 became the "most transmissive 



"Data coming in from the US, suggests that the XBB

 virus is spreading aggressively, with the number of

 cases doubling every nine days," Martouchelli 



Earlier, New York Times columnist Apurva Mandavilli 

announced the possibility - of spreading coronavirus

even after the death of the carrier of the infection. 

According to the author, COVID-19 persists in the

corpses of infected people and spreads further, 

"like in horror films about zombies."

[Rhondda Records suggests that the
''bad news'', is that the US is trying

to scare us all out of our minds!]




US Guards Use Pepper Spray, Stun
Guns --- to Subdue Prisoners 

in Mental Health Crisis

January 3rd, 1:49pm (FNA)

 Prison guards in the US state of Pennsylvania use

 aggressive and distressing tactics to subdue

 prisoners with mental health illness, who 

may not be able to comply with orders,

 an investigation found.

According to a joint probe by WITF and NPR that

 looked at 456 incidents from 25 county jails in

 Pennsylvania, nearly 1 in 3 "use of force" 

incidents.. involved a person who was 

having a mental health crisis or who 

had a known mental illness during 

the last quarter of 2021.

In many cases, guards used weapons like stun guns

 and pepper spray... to control and subdue such

 prisoners despite the fact that their severe

 psychiatric conditions meant they may 

have been unable to follow orders — 

or even understand what was 

going on.

Most uses of force in prisons don't lead to death, but

 the practices employed by prison guards every day

 in county jails can put prisoners and staff at risk 

of injury.

“There are always going to be use-of-force incidents 

at the prison," Dauphin County Spokesman Brett 

Hambright told NPR.

And Craig Haney, a psychology professor, says some

 of those mentally ill inmates are being traumatized.

“Some mentally ill prisoners are so traumatized by the

 abuse that they never recover, some are driven to

 suicide, and others are deterred from bringing

 attention to their mental health problems 

because reporting these issues often 

results in harsher treatment," 

Cruz said.

Correctional authorities, however, claim the use of

 physical force is an important option to prevent

 violence between inmates, or violence 

against guards themselves.

Records kept by correctional officers at the 25

 Pennsylvania county jails, however, show that

 just 10% of "use of force" incidents were in 

response to a prisoner assaulting 

someone else.

Records also show one in five uses of force — 

88 incidents — involved a prisoner who was 

either attempting suicide, hurting them

selves or threatening self-harm.

Pamela Rollings-Mazza, who provides medical and

 behavioural services at about 35 county jails in

 Pennsylvania, says her team frequently sees 

people come to jail -- who are "not reality-

based" due to psychiatric illness, and 

can't understand or comply with 

basic orders.

In one of such “use of force” incidents in a jail in

 Harrisburg county in Pennsylvania, a prisoner 

with mental health proble...., Ishmail 

Thompson, was killed after a guard 

covered his head with a hood and 

put him in a restraint chair, 

strapping down his arms 

and legs.

Some 20 minutes later, an officer noticed something

 wrong with Thompson's breathing. He was rushed 

to the hospital, but 5 days later, Thompson died.

The district attorney.. declined to 

bring charges against the officer.

According to experts, prison is not an appropriate

 setting for treating serious mental illness.

Currently there are thousands of local jails across

 the US, and they depend on the local and state

 governments... that set correctional policies, 

and that fund — or fail to fund — the mental 

health services that could keep vulnerable 

people out of jail in the first place.


UK Chancellor Admits NHS

 Is on Brink of Collapse 

After 12 Years of 

Tory Rule

November 13th,  4:44pm (FNA)


 UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt on Sunday admitted 

the NHS is on the brink of collapse, after 

12 years of Tory rule.


The Chancellor warned... “we’re all going to be paying 

a bit more tax”, as he unveils his Autumn Statement 

Budget on Thursday, The Daily Mirror reported.


Reports suggest he will cut the £150,000 threshold for

45p tax to £125,000 to generate £1.3billion a year,

and cut energy bills support from £60bln in the

current six months, to just £20bln... in the 

six months afterwards.


But health leaders have demanded extra funds 

for the NHS --- amid record waiting times.


He was told by Sky News presenter Sophy Ridge that

 “Frankly this doesn't look like a health service that 

can find efficiency savings - this looks like a 

health service that is on the brink 

of collapse”.


The top Tory, a former Health Secretary and ex-

chairman of the Commons Health Select 

Committee, replied, “There are massive

 pressures in the NHS."


"Obviously --- it’s something I know very well, from

previous jobs I’ve done, and I think that doctors, 

nurses, on the frontline, are, frankly, under 

unbearable pressure --- so I do recognise 

the picture you say" he said --- adding, 

"It’s also true there is a lot of money 

going into the NHS.”


NHS England figures showed a record 43,792 people 

waited longer than 12 hours in October, from
decision to admit, to actually being

admitted on to a ward.


These ‘trolley waits’ were up a staggering 34% 

from 32,776 in September - the highest since 

records began in 2010.


Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves said, “Public 

services are already on their knees - seven 

million people are waiting for an NHS 

operation or support.”


It came as Hunt admitted he will be a “Scrooge”

 in his Autumn Statement on Thursday with

 no "rabbits out of the hat”.


He refused to deny it would mark a “return 

to austerity”, replying --- there will be 

“difficult decisions” and “we will 

be asking everyone for 



He warned he won’t be offering “motherhood and

 apple pie” or "cakeism" - an accusation he laid 

at Boris Johnson’s door.


The Chancellor... is eyeing up £33bln a year of 

spending cuts and £21bln a year of tax rises

 by 2027 in a bid to balance the books.


Echoing George Osborne’s austerity rhetoric, he 

tried to claim the nation’s finances were like a

 family budget - despite the £2.4trillion 

national debt.


“We are going to see everyone paying more tax, 

we are going to see spending cuts”, he told 

the BBC.


Speaking to Sky he added, “Families have to make

 sure that in the end, they can pay their bills. They

 don't just max out on their credit card without 

having any way of repaying those debts. It's

 just the same for countries - and we have

 to do that."


“Because if we want to put more money into the NHS,

 if we want to help people who are going to find it 

very, very difficult this winter,..then we need to 

have the resources to do that and that means 

we have to take difficult decisions even at 

moments like this,” he added.


The Chancellor will slash back the Energy Price

Guarantee - which limits average annual bills

to £2,500 - from April ---- after warning it is 

costing the same as “an entire 

second NHS”.


On Sunday, more details emerged of what that 

will cost Brits, as it is limited to only the very

 most vulnerable.


The scheme is costing about £60bln between 

October and March, but the Sunday reports

 it may cost only £20bln in the six months 



Treasury officials have discussed the average 

bill going up from £2,500 to between £2,850 

and £3,100.


That could mean a £600 rise on current bills, 

and a rise of nearly £2,000 a year since 2021.


Hunt said, “We don't want anyone, not to be able

 to afford to heat their home over this winter or

 indeed future winters."


"But in the long run, what you need is a plan that

 means we don't need to have to give very, very

 expensive support as taxpayers,” he added.


He added, “We need to recognise there's only so 

much you can ask from people on the very 

lowest incomes so that will be reflected 

in the decisions that I take.”


But he rejected striking nurses' demands for a 17% 

pay rise, which his Health Secretary blasted as

 "neither reasonable nor affordable".


Hunt said, “I think we have to recognise a difficult

 truth that if we gave everyone inflation-proof pay

 rises, inflation would stay, we wouldn't bring 

down inflation.”


Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves said “it’s a badge 

of shame”.. that nurses are staging their first ever 

nationwide strike in England, but also refused

 to commit to a 17% pay rise.


She said "I’m not going to pluck numbers out of the

 air" and "it’s up to the pay review bodies to work 

with the unions", despite the fact the pay review

 bodies have already reported back and it's up 

to the government.


Reeves said, “I don't believe that austerity 2.0 after

 the austerity that we've gone through for the last 

12 years... is the right approach.”


She said she would close tax loopholes on “big 

global multinationals” to bring in £7billion a year.


She also repeated Labour’s pledge to levy 45% 

capital gains tax on private equity fund 

managers, instead of the current 28%.





Italy eliminates sanctions 

against anti-vaccine 

health personnel

by Ana Luisa Brown

October 28th, 3:38pm 

 (Prensa Latina) 


The Italian Health Ministry announced today 

that sanctions against doctors, nurses and 

other health personnel, imposed for their 

refusal to be vaccinated against 

Covid-19  ---  will no longer
in effect.


The new Italian Health Minister, Orazio Schillaci, made 

the announcement on Friday and added that, data on

 those infected and deceased as a result of the 

disease will no longer be published on a daily 

basis, as has been the case up to now.


According to the communiqué, the health authorities

 consider it necessary to initiate a gradual return to

 normality, although they call for responsible 

behaviour, in compliance with the rules 

still in force.


The suspension of employment for non-compliance with

 the vaccination obligation is revoked ‘in view of the

 expiration of the provisions in force on December 

31st and the worrying shortage of medical

 personnel’, the document states.


Schillaci also announced the creation of a 

commission of inquiry ‘to clarify what 

happened from the administrative 

point of view’ --- regarding the 

expenses incurred... by the 

previous administration, 

to face Covid-19.


And in Wales?

Image: Hearing Discovery Reveals Ear Architecture That Turns Vibration into Sound


Hearing Discovery -- Reveals 

Ear Architecture That Turns 

Vibration into Sound

October 17th, 1:31pm (FNA)


 In what’s described as a breakthrough decades in the

 making, scientists at Oregon State Health & Science

 University (OHSU) have revealed the inner ear

 architecture that converts vibrations into 

sound, in near-atomic detail.


The ability of the ear to turn vibrations into the

 sensation of sound... is facilitated by an inner 

structure, called the mechanosensory trans-

duction complex. Despite its critical role in 

human hearing, the composition of this 

structure & mechanisms that underly 

its function... have remained poorly 



“This is the last sensory system in which that 

fundamental molecular machinery has 

remained unknown,” said senior 

author of the new study Eric 



“The molecular machinery that carries out this

 absolutely amazing process has been 

unresolved for decades.”


The team’s work involved the roundworm

 Caenorhabditis elegans, a popular model 

for scientists as the creature shares a 

similar genome and many cellular 

pathways with humans. 


The scientists spent five years ---- studying more than

60 million worms through cryo-electron microscopy, 

an emerging technique used to create 3D

 reconstructions of proteins.


This enabled the scientists to piece together the

 protein complex that turns vibrations into the 

electrical impulses our brain recognizes as 

sound. The highly detailed portrait of this

 intricate biological architecture.. was a
long time coming, according to fellow 

OHSU hearing scientist, Peter 

Barr-Gillespie, who wasn’t 

directly involved in

 the research.


“The auditory neuroscience field.. has been waiting for

 these results, for decades, and now that they are right

 here - we are ecstatic,” he said. “The results from this

 paper immediately suggest new avenues of research, 

and so will invigorate the field for years to come.”


Because hearing loss can came about through genetic

mutations that change the proteins making up the

mechanosensory transduction complex... an 

ability to now visualize the protein complex 

may present new ways to counter

 the mutations.


“It immediately suggests mechanisms by which one 

might be able to compensate for those deficits,” 

said senior author Eric Gouaux. “If a mutation 

gives rise to a defect in the transduction 

channel that causes hearing loss, it’s

 possible to design a molecule that 

fits into that space and rescues 

the defect. Or it may mean we 

can strengthen interactions,

 that have been weakened.”



Image: Are Smartwatch Health Apps to Detect Atrial Fibrillation Smart Enough? October 13th, 2:25pm (FNA) Extended cardiac monitoring in patients and the use of implantable cardiovascular electronic devices can increase detection of atrial fibrillation (



Are Smartwatch Health Apps 

to Detect Atrial Fibrillation 

Smart Enough?

October 13th,  2:25pm (FNA)


 Extended cardiac monitoring in patients and the use 

of implantable cardiovascular electronic devices can

 increase detection of atrial fibrillation (AF), but the

 devices have limitations including short battery 

life and lack of immediate feedback. 


Can new smartphone tools that can record an

 electrocardiogram (ECG) strip and make an 

automated diagnosis overcome these 

limitations and facilitate timely 



The largest study to date, in the Canadian Journal of 

Cardiology, published by Elsevier, finds that the use 

of these devices is challenging in patients with

 abnormal ECGs. Better algorithms and 

machine learning may help these tools 

provide more accurate diagnoses, 

investigators say.


"Earlier studies have validated the accuracy of the

 Apple Watch for the diagnosis of AF in a limited 

number of patients with similar clinical profiles,"

 explained lead investigator Marc Strik, MD, PhD, 

LIRYC institute, Bordeaux University Hospital, 

Bordeaux, France. "We tested the accuracy 

of the Apple Watch ECG app to detect AF 

in patients with a variety of coexisting 

ECG abnormalities."


The study included 734 consecutive hospitalized

 patients. Each patient underwent a 12-lead ECG,

 immediately followed by a 30-second Apple 

Watch recording. The smartwatch's 

automated single-lead ECG AF 

detections were classified as 

"no signs of atrial fibrillation,"

 "atrial fibrillation," or 

"inconclusive reading." 


Smartwatch recordings were given to an

 electrophysiologist who conducted a 

blinded interpretation, assigning each 

tracing a diagnosis of "AF," "absence 

of AF," or "diagnosis unclear." 


A second blinded electrophysiologist interpreted 

100 randomly selected traces to determine the 

extent to which the observers agreed.


In approximately one in every five patients --- the 

smartwatch ECG failed to produce an automatic

 diagnosis. The risk of having a false positive

 automated AF detection was higher for 

patients with premature atrial and 

ventricular contractions (PACs/

PVCs), sinus node dysfunction, 

and second- or third-degree 



 For patients in AF, the risk of having a false negative

 tracing (missed AF) was higher for patients with

 ventricular conduction abnormalities (inter-

ventricular conduction delay) or rhythms 

controlled by an implanted pacemaker.


The cardiac electrophysiologists... had a high level of 

agreement for differentiation between AF and non-AF.

 The smartphone app correctly identified 78% of the

 patients who were in AF and 81% who were not in 

AF. The electrophysiologists identified 97% of the 

patients who were in AF and 89% who were not.


Patients with PVCs were three times more likely to have

 false positive AF diagnoses from the smartwatch ECG, 

and the identification of patients with atrial 

tachycardia (AT) and atrial flutter (AFL) 

was very poor.


"These observations are not surprising, as smartwatch

 automated detection algorithms are based solely on

 cycle variability," Dr. Strik noted, explaining that 

PVCs cause short and long cycles, which 

increase cycle variability. 


"Ideally, an algorithm would better discriminate 

between PVCs and AF. Any algorithm limited to

 the analysis of cycle variability will have poor 

accuracy in detecting AT/AFL. Machine 

learning approaches may increase 

the smartwatch AF detection 

accuracy in these patients."


In an accompanying editorial, Andrés F. Miranda-

Arboleda, MD, and Adrian Baranchuk, MD, 

Division of Cardiology at Kingston Health 

Science Centre, Kingston, ON, Canada, 

observed that this is the first "real-

world" study focusing on the use 

of the Apple Watch as a 

diagnostic tool for AF.


"It is of remarkable importance because it allowed us

 to learn the performance of the Apple Watch in the

 diagnosis of AF is significantly affected by the

 presence of underlying ECG abnormalities. 

In a certain manner, the smartwatch 

algorithms for the detection of AF in 

patients with cardiovascular 

conditions are not yet smart 

enough. But they may soon 

be," Dr. Miranda-Arboleda 

and Dr. Baranchuk said.


"With the growing use of smartwatches in medicine, 

it is important to know which medical conditions 

and ECG abnormalities could impact and alter 

the detection of AF by the smartwatch... in 

order to optimize the care of our patients,"

 Dr Strik said. "Smartwatch detection of 

AF has great potential, but it is more 

challenging.... in patients with 

pre-existing cardiac disease."



British women ‘more depressed 

than men’ over cost-of-living 

crisis: Poll

October 7th,  2:30pm



Women in the UK are more worried than men about 

paying bills and household expenses and are more 

depressed than men when faced with financial 

crises, according to the findings of a survey.


The survey was conducted by YouGov, a charity and

 representative of British psychologists in the UK 

between September 6 and 7.


The results of the survey showed that 61% of women

 compared to 47% of men are more worried about 

paying their bills compared to last year.


Also, 3 out of 10 women said that financial worries

 make them feel depressed. This rate is 26% in men.


The results of the research show that women are more

 worried about meeting household expenses in the

 coming year, including paying energy bills (77%

 of women and 65% of men).


Julia Faulconbridge, official psychologist and a member 

of the clinical psychology department of the British

 Psychological Society (BPS) said: “We know 

women often shoulder more of the childcare

 and home responsibilities and are more 

likely to be in low-paid and insecure 

work, increasing their chances of 

being hit by rising prices, and 

subsequently experiencing 

greater anxiety, stress 

and worry.”


“There is a clear causal link between living in poverty

 and mental health difficulties,” she said. “We know 

that the stress of raising a family in poverty can 

have a huge impact on parents’ mental health 

and that poverty is one of the major risk 

factors for the development of mental 

and physical health problems 

in children.”


“This is magnified in a single-parent household, which

 is why we urgently need the Government to confirm

 they will support those who need it most by 

uprating benefits in line with inflation.”


The BPS is joining a range of organizations and 

politicians calling on the government to 

increase benefits in line with inflation.


The UK government has not ruled out actual

reductions in benefits, as reports suggest

payments could increase in line with 

average income increases.


The decision is expected to be made in 

November .....and implemented in April.





Physiotherapist spoke 

about the 'dangers' of

 heavily roasted coffee

 for digestion...

 September 30th, 4:21pm,



Doctor Philip Glubokov: strongly roasted 

coffee depresses digestion.


Heavily roasted coffee can depress digestion, warned 

the physiotherapist Philip Glubokov in an interview 

with the"Fifth Channel".


Glubokov referred to the opinion of scientists, about the 

different effects of roasting coffee on digestion. "There 

is evidence that coffee of different degrees of roasting

 has different effects on digestion. For example, 

strongly roasted coffee, can slightly depress 

digestion, make it slower, while coffee with 

a lighter roast will, on the contrary, speed 

up digestion," the physiotherapist said 

about the harm of the drink.


Therefore, Glubokov continued, it is not necessary to

 combine strong coffee with full meals — it is better

 to use it in between meals.


Earlier, the doctor Monica Wassermann warned 

about the dangers of coffee. According to her, 

drinking coffee can increase the risk of 

blood clots.




Endocrinologist named lard 

and pumpkin products --- to 

support the immune system

September 21st, 2022, 11:03pm



Lard, pumpkin, sunflower seeds and kefir will help

 strengthen the immune system, said Elena

 Evdokimova, an endocrinologist and a

member of the Russian Association 

of Endocrinologists and the 

European Association for 

the Study of Diabetes.

 Writes " Gazeta.Ru", 

September 21st.


According to the doctor, fat, thanks to a large amount 

of arachidonic acid, helps prevent viral diseases and 

strengthens the immune system. Kefir fungi, which 

are contained in kefir, help to normalize the 

microflora, and vitamin D, which is also 

contained in it, is a source of protein 

that is easily absorbed in the body.


"Another product with non-obvious benefits is pumpkin. 

It contains a huge amount of carotenoids and trace 

elements, which greatly strengthen the immune 

system. Many dishes made from pumpkin are 

useful: juice, mashed potatoes, cream soup, 

as well as baked pumpkin," 

says Evdokimova.


Also, peeled sunflower seeds have a beneficial effect

 on the immune system. Seeds contain a lot of fat-

soluble vitamins A, D and E, as well as a large 

number of minerals ---- that have

 immunomodulatory effects.


On the same day, hepatologist Alexandra Yakovleva

 also spoke about the benefits of using fat. 


According to the doctor, the fats present in fat

 contribute to the formation of a protective 

film on the surface of the lungs.




China creates mask with sensors

 --- capable of detecting viruses

by Aleynes Palacios Hurtado

September 21st, 11:07am

 (Prensa Latina)


 Chinese scientists have developed a face mask that

 has sensors, uses a rechargeable lithium battery 

and can detect different types of viruses, 

including SARS-CoV-2, which causes 

Covid-19, CGTN reported 

on Wednesday.


The face mask was developed by professionals at

 Shanghai’s Tongji University --- and the built-in 

system allows the wearer know if he or she

 is exposed to pathogens ...such as the 

common flu, H5N1 & H1N1 influenza.


The device sends alert signals wirelessly to cell 

phones and works best in enclosed spaces 

with poor ventilation, such as elevators.


To test its effectiveness, its creators sprayed virus-

laden liquid on it, simulating scenarios with 

people talking and coughing.


As part of its strategy to fight Covid-19, China 

maintains the mandatory use of face masks, 
to access any public place and most people

keep it on, even if they walk in the street
the open air.


Since October 10th, 2021 and until the end of October, 

2022, the government put into effect new adjustments

 to the sanitary mechanism, also coinciding with the

 week of holidays for its National Day and the

 celebration of the 20th Communist 

Party Congress.


The changes imply that all provinces require
 population to present negative results
RT-PCR test taken 48 hours before 

boarding any means of public 

transportation, that is, a
train, plane or ferry.





Pfizer Isn’t Sharing.... COVID

Vaccines with Researchers 

for Next-Gen Studies

September 8th, 12:37pm  (FNA)


Researchers studying next-generation vaccines to fight 

an evolving Covid-19 threat, are running into problems

 getting existing vaccines to use in their research.


Because Pfizer and Moderna hold the patents for the 

current vaccines, researchers would likely have to 

get the companies’ permission to use them for 

research into products like nasal or pan-

coronavirus vaccines. 


Right now, Pfizer isn’t sharing its vaccines for research

purposes, a spokesperson confirmed to STAT. 

Moderna, didn’t comment when we asked.


Some university researchers argue the posture slows

 global progress toward more effective vaccines in 

the future, especially since the United States has

 already wasted tens of millions of doses of the 

Covid-19 vaccines.


Yale University virologist and immunologist Akiko

 Iwasaki has designed a study of nasal vaccines

 against Covid-19, which - she argues - could 

provide better protection against infection

 and transmission than shots alone. 


The ideal study would be conducted on subjects that 

have already had a primary vaccine series, to 

simulate real-world scenarios. She inquired 

with Pfizer about obtaining some vaccine

 to use in her study of nasal vaccines, 

but has not received any.


“In order for us to develop a better vaccine -- we need 

a comparator. For that reason, everyone who’s doing

 research in this area is in the same boat, we don’t 

have access to do a comparison,” Iwasaki said.


California Institute of Technology professor Pamela

 Bjorkman said her lab has had similar troubles 

obtaining existing Covid-19 vaccines, that 

would otherwise be discarded, in order 

to research a vaccine candidate that

 could provide protection against a

 variety of Covid-19 variants.


“Whatever policy prevents using such vials, does a

 great disservice to global efforts to develop new 

and improved vaccines,” Bjorkman said.


When asked whether Pfizer has provided any vaccines

 for research purposes, spokesperson Sharon Castillo

 said, “We are not accepting or reviewing 

applications for possible clinical 

research that studies the 

Covid-19 vaccine.”




Image: COVID godfather prepares to start a new career chapter

COVID godfather prepares to 

start a new career chapter

September 1st, 3:08pm



Coronavirus fine-tuning takes place 

in US biolaboratories --- in Ukraine.


President Biden’s top medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci, 

dubbed Dr Evil, has announced he is stepping down 

next December to “continue the next chapter” of 

his career: “I am announcing today, that I am 

stepping down.. as director of the National 

Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases 

(NIAID) and head of the NIAID immuno-

regulation laboratory and as chief 

medical adviser to President

The departure of Fauci, 
one of the protagonists
of the 
recent world-wide “pandemic” 

is no small event.


One of America’s most prominent political

 commentators, Tucker Carlson, told Fox 

News that “for the last two years, Fauci 

recommended treatments & preventive 

measures against COVID that did

 not work.''


 ''He admitted to the New York Times, that he lied about

 collective immunity in order to sell more vaccines…

 which really weren’t even vaccines and have 

hurt tens of thousands of people.''


The report of the placebo vaccines turned out to be just

 one of the information bombs. Global Research says: 

“It’s been almost a year since the FDA (U.S. Food and

 Drug Administration) gave full approval to Pfizer’s

 COVID mRNA injection… Many will be surprised 

to learn that this particular vaccine in FDA-

approved form never actually existed and 

never will. The widely touted --- ''FDA'' 

approval by the Biden administration 

was just a sleight of hand. It was a 

bureaucratic sham.”


The U.S. government ran a drug campaign, deceiving

 citizens into giving them vaccinations --- that the

 authorities assured them were FDA-approved.

 In fact, everyone in America has been 

administered and continues to be 

administered, another version of

 the vaccine with what is known 

as an “Emergency Use 

Authorisation” (EUA). 


The FDA-approved Comirnaty vaccine has 

never been available to Americans.


Fauci lied not only about vaccines, but also about 

quarantine, about self-isolation, about masks:

“You have to wear masks when you cycle, 

you get too much life-enhancing oxygen. 

What you really need, is more carbon 

dioxide.” This Dr Evil spelled it out 

publicly. And, privately, he was 

saying that:- “the usual mask 

you buy at the drugstore is

 actually ineffective in 

protecting against

 the virus”.


When Fauci testified under oath before 

Congress, he concealed that he had 

helped create the coronavirus:


Senator RAND PAUL: ''Dr. Fauci, knowing that it is a 

crime to lie to Congress, do you want to withdraw 

your May 11 statement where you claimed that

 the NIH [National Institutes of Health], never 

funded the Wuhan enhancement research?''


FAUCHI: ''Senator Paul, I have never lied to Congress and

 I am not retracting that statement. That document 

you referred to is qualified by staff at all levels

 as ineffective…''


RAND PAUL: ''You take an animal virus and enhance its 

ability to be transmitted to humans. Are you saying 

that’s not enhancing the function?''


The Intercept... spoke to virologist, Vincent Racaniello, 

professor of microbiology & immunology at Columbia 

University. “There is no doubt,” said Ricaniello, “that

 the weight loss in the mice in the study is a gain of

 function. Tony Fauci is wrong to say it is not.”

 Fauci was yowling and wiggling his way 

through the conversation to interpret 

the term “gain of function,” and 

The Intercept reports:


''Scientists working under an NIH grant, to the

Environmental Health Alliance to study bat 

corona viruses (2014) --- combined 

genetic material from the parent 

coronavirus -- known as WIV1, 

with other viruses.'' 


They produced more potent viruses 

--- and Fauci supervised the work.


This kind of work was banned in the US, so the 

experiments were conducted abroad. And not 

just in Wuhan, but in us biolaboratories in
Ukraine. Tucker Carlson writes that:


''At some point, someone… will ask the question, 

why are all these bio-laboratories of ours, in 

Ukraine, located everywhere? Ukraine 

does not seem to be a hotbed of 

pharmaceutical research.''


In a letter to the House Oversight Committee, NIH 

spokesman Lawrence Tabak wrote that a “limited 

experiment” was conducted in Wuhan to test 

whether -- “spike proteins from natural bat 

coronaviruses circulating in China could 

bind to the human ACE2 receptor, in a 

mouse model”. The finalisation of the 

virus took place --- in Ukrainian 



In early 2020, Christian Andersen, a virologist at the

 Scripps Institute in La Jolla, California, wrote to 

Fauci about the COVID-19 virus as follows: 

“Some functions (potentially) look 

engineered.” And Nobel laureate 

in medicine, biochemist and 

virologist David Baltimore 

said he had found: 


evidence of the 

artificial origin 

of the virus”.


It can be considered established, that the coronavirus

 has been artificially bred. Why is a separate question. 

As for a vaccine against the American-created virus, 

in 2020 Fauci proclaimed that the solution to COVID 

would be remdesivir, a drug produced by the 

pharmaceutical giant. Gilead. 


“The time has come” --- declared Dr Evil. 

He only did not say what the time is for.


The Biden administration, government health agencies

 and Pfizer have launched a massive PR campaign to

 overcome “indecision on vaccines”. The media 

joined in this campaign. Fake FDA-approved 

status was used to put pressure on private 

companies to get their employees 

vaccinated. And millions of 

Americans were forced to 

vaccinate because they 

could not afford to be 



And after a while it was discovered that the mRNA

 drug didn’t work, that it was dangerous for young

 men and wasn’t a vaccine, in its classic 

definition, at all.


So the Biden administration first sanctioned the

 creation of the virus -- and then, together with 

Big Tech and Pfizer, tricked Americans into 

taking “FDA approved” vaccines against

 COVID --- that did not exist.


by Agniya Krengel, FSC


Image: Pictured - UK air pollution The toxicologist told about millions of deaths annually because of polluted air August 21st, 7:30pm (Lenta.ru) Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Corresponding Member of the Russian Ac

Pictured  - UK air pollution


The toxicologist --- told about

millions of deaths annually 

because of polluted air

August 21st, 7:30pm  



Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy 

of Natural Sciences, Corresponding Member of 

the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, 

toxicologist Mikhail Kutushov, in an 

interview with Ura.ru --- said that 

every year -- about seven million

people die, due to polluted air. 


He explained that death occurs 

due to the diseases caused by 

the environmental situation.


"Many people suffer from health problems.... 

especially if they live near large industrial 

facilities, or near busy highways. 

Approximately seven million 

people a year, die from 

polluted air.'' 


''It is believed that a third of strokes, and 

other heart diseases -- and lung cancer, 

are caused by a polluted environment. 

Diseases begin with asthma, and

 bronchitis," the specialist said.


He noted that, since human lungs work together 

with the heart, diseases begin to worsen in the 

event of air pollution. According to him, the 

main disease that can occur in humans is 

cancer. In addition, cases of asthma or 

chronic bronchitis are common, the 

toxicologist added.


Kutushov stressed that the greatest danger for

 residents --- is represented by enterprises 

located within the city limits, that work 

with toxic substances. 


He said that it is necessary to move such enterprises

 out of the city, green the city, and people should 

drink more water, as well as eat more 

vegetables and fruits.


Formerly, Shanghai, Moscow and Tehran, have 

been named as the cities with the highest 

level of nitrogen dioxide air pollution in 

the world. This is the conclusion 

reached, by the US non-profit 

organization, Health Effects 

Institute - and the research 

institute for Health Metrics 

and Evaluation.




86% of UK Towns and Cities 

Fail Air Pollution Tests
Gibbons Group


Image: Possible control of type 2 diabetes by rhodiola root say scientists by Elsy Fors Garzon August 17th, 00:11am (Prensa Latina) The extract from the roots of the Rhodiola rosea plant, known as rhodiola, could be effective in helping to control type 2


Possible control of type 2 

diabetes by rhodiola root

 say scientists

by Elsy Fors Garzon

August 17th, 00:11am

(Prensa Latina) 


The extract from the roots of the Rhodiola rosea plant, 

known as rhodiola, could be effective in helping to

 control type 2 diabetes, a scientific source 

reported today.


Experts from the University of California at Irvine, 

United States, found that “it reduced fasting 

blood sugar levels, improved response to

 insulin injections, modulated the 

composition of bacteria in the 

gastrointestinal tract and 

decreased...  several bio-