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Ultra-processed foods - may
 increase risk of depression
February 29th, 5:35pm
(Prensa Latina) 
 
Eating high amounts of ultra-processed foods (UPFs) —
particularly those containing artificial sweeteners —
may increase the risk of developing depression,
 according to a new study co-authored by
 researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan 
School of Public Health.
 
The study was published on September 20th ---- in JAMA 
Network Open. Harvard Chan co-authors included Dong 
Wang, the assistant professor in the Department of 
Nutrition; Olivia Okereke and Mingyang Song --- 
both associate professors in the Department 
of Epidemiology & Andrew Chan, professor 
in the Department of Immunology and
 Infectious Diseases.
 
To assess the link between UPFs such as packaged snacks
 and frozen meals — and depression, researchers collected 
data on diet and mental health from 31,712 middle-aged 
women enrolled in the Nurses Health Study II between 
2003 and 2017. Participants filled out a questionnaire 
on their dietary habits every four years. They also
reported... if they received a clinical diagnosis of 
depression &/or started taking antidepressants
during the study period.
 
The study found that participants who were in the top fifth 
of consumers of UPFs — eating 9 or more servings per
day - had a 50% higher risk of developing depression 
than those in the bottom fifth of consumers, eating 
four or fewer servings per day.
 
The researchers also identified a link ----- between artificial 
sweeteners and depression: Participants in the top fifth of
 consumers had a 26% higher risk of developing 
depression than those in the bottom fifth.
 
Chan said in a September 20 article in Forbes that people 
“may wish to limit their intake of ultra-processed foods 
wherever possible” — particularly people who already 
live with depression or other mental health conditions.
 
He noted that the study controlled for confounding factors 
such as exercise and smoking status. In addition, none 
of the study’s participants had depression at the 
outset, which was the study’s strength, Chan
 told The Guardian. 
 
“We minimized the likelihood that our findings are simply
 due to individuals with depression being more likely to
 choose ultra-processed foods,” he said, in a 
September 20 article.
 
 

losing weight   eat no more than 25 g of  dark chocolate per day

  
Those who lose weight are advised
 to eat ....no more than 25 g of 
dark chocolate per day
by Anastasia Rumyantseva
February 25th, 2am
(RT.ru)
 
Lecturer at the Russian Biotechnological University,
 (ROSBIOTECH University) Inga Belyaeva explained 
in an interview with RT -- that almost any of the 
existing diets.... involves a complete rejection
 of sweets ------ but chocolate, can be useful 
for weight loss.
 
"The main thing is to choose the right product and consume
 it in reasonable quantities. Preference should be given to
 dark chocolate, which contains a lot of natural cocoa 
and little sugar. Such a product helps to reduce the 
level of stress that occurs when following a diet: 
it stimulates the release of endorphin and 
serotonin -- and neutralizes the effect 
of cortisol --- thereby, preventing 
overeating," the expert said.
 
According to her, cocoa butter.... which is part of 
chocolate, is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids.
 
"They speed up your metabolism and fat burning. 
And even a small piece of dark chocolate can 
effectively - satisfy your hunger. The fibre in 
this product creates a long-lasting feeling 
of satiety," the expert said.
 
Modern dietetics recommends using no more
than 
25 grams of dark chocolate per day,
when 
reducing weight, Belyaeva noted.
 
"This is a quarter of a 100-gram tile, six pieces. 
This portion contains about 155 kcal. The use 
of white and milk chocolate can be harmful 
- as it does not contain at all, or contains 
very little, cocoa, but a lot of sugar, 
animal fat, and sometimes other
 additives," she concluded.
 
 
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Taking care of yourself
February 20th, 6:01pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
The doctor explained the reasons for the 
appearance of an unpleasant symptom 
of menopause
 
Hot flushes in menopause appear -- due to fluctuations 
in the level of estrogens, directly related to the work 
of neurotransmitters, explained obstetrician-
gynecologist, Ekaterina Volkova. 
 
The doctor explained the reasons.... why 
this unpleasant symptom occurs during 
menopause in her Telegram channel.
 
According to Volkova, most women learn about 
menopause by the absence of menstruation, 
and many of them - face hot flushes. The 
doctor noted, that everyone feels this
 symptom differently.
 
Hot flushes can ferl like a feeling of warmth, 
especially in the upper body and not even 
accompanied by heavy sweating. And...
they can be a real attack with sweat, 
fever and tachycardia.
 
The obstetrician-gynecologist, Ekaterina Volkova,
clarified that the occurrence of hot flushes is 
associated with a lack of estrogen.

She 
explained, that this hormone is 
important --- for the functioning 
of neurotransmitters, which 
transmit information from 
the body to the central 
nervous system. 
 
If there are no estrogens, then the information is
transmitted incorrectly. "You don't overheat, 
but in the centre you "hear" ....that it is 
time to cool down," the doctor said.
 
Earlier, Volkova named five vitamins for 
women over 40 years old. Among 
others..... she recommended 
taking vitamins A and B.
 


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 Study:
Exercise can help ease pain 
for people with cancer
February 17th, 8:16am
 (Prensa Latina) 
 
Engaging in intense exercise might not be the first thing 
that people fighting cancer think to do ---- but a new
study by Trusted Source, reports that a workout 
can help ease cancer-related pain.
 
“It may feel counterintuitive to some, but physical activity 
is an effective, non-pharmacologic option... for reducing 
many types of pain,” said Dr. Erika Rees-Punia, a study
senior author & the American Cancer Society’s senior 
principal scientist for epidemiology and behavioral 
research, in a press statement.
 
 “As our study suggests, this may include
 pain associated with cancer and 
its treatments.”
 
In the study published in the journal Cancer, Rees-Punia 
and Dr. Christopher T.V. Swain, first study author and a 
fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia, 
looked at 10,651 adults with a past cancer 
diagnosis and 51,439 adults without 
a history of cancer.
 
Participants were asked to rate their average pain level 
from 0 to 10, with 0 being no pain and 10 being the 
worst pain imaginable. They also were queried 
about their engagement in exercise.
 
The researchers reported that more physical activity 
was associated with lower pain intensity, whether 
or not individuals had a history of cancer.
 
Among those with a past cancer diagnosis, those 
exceeding the physical activity guidelines 
established by the U.S. government — 
getting 150 to 300 minutes a week 
of moderate-intensity exercise, or
75 to 150 minutes per week of 
vigorous - intensity aerobic 
physical activity ----- were 
16% less likely.. to report
moderate-to-severe pain 
compared to those who 
exercised less.
 
Less pain also was reported by those who were
 consistently active or became active as older 
adults compared to those who remained
 inactive, the researchers said.
 
“Cancer pain can be debilitating and most patients
 in palliative care, often require opioid-based pain 
medications like morphine, just to get by,” Dr. 
Ryan Peterson --- a pain medicine specialist 
and anesthesiologist at NuView Treatment 
Center, a Los Angeles-based addiction 
treatment program, told Medical 
News Today.
 
''While pharmacological interventions are good, 
I recommend non-pharmacologic therapies 
such as gradual exercise, as tolerable 
when possible ------ so as to prevent 
muscle atrophy and further pain.'' 
 
''Exercise is also known to aid in the release of 
endorphins ---- which may be helpful in pain 
alleviation and tolerance,” said Peterson,
 who was not involved in the study.
 

 
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The doctor named ways to reduce 
the daily consumption of sweets
February 5th, 2:13pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
Regular exercise and the use of sugar substitutes will help 
reduce your daily intake of sweets. This was announced 
on Monday, February 5, by the endocrinologist of 
Meditsina JSC (Academician Roitberg Clinic) 
Natalia Tananakina.
 
"It is possible to get hooked on sweets because of their
 ability to cause a person to feel pleasure and stimulate 
the pleasure centres in the brain. Giving up on this can 
be difficult because of the possible development of 
physiological dependence, as well as 
psychological habits," the doctor 
shared with RIAMO.
 
According to her, the difference in the use of natural sugar 
and sweeteners lies in their metabolic effects. The first 
product is high in calories, it increases the level of 
glucose in the blood, while the sweetener has 
zero calories. 
 
The specialist emphasized that it is impossible to
 completely switch to substitutes, since using 
them in large quantities can have a negative 
impact on health.
 
Earlier, in December, the surgeon, oncourologist Mark
Gadziyan, said that the most harmful products are 
sugar and salt. He explained - that an excess of 
salt in the body can cause blood clots to form 
in the blood vessels, as well as a decrease 
in testosterone levels and an increase 
in blood pressure. 
 
Sugar is also dangerous, as it negatively affects the 
suppression of insulin production and leads to fat 
deposition in the abdominal organs.
 
 
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High blood omega-3 levels 
linked to lower risk of 
Alzheimer’s disease
February 3rd 1:28pm
(Prensa Latina) 
 
Having high levels of omega-3 in the blood is associated 
with a lower risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease, 
according to a study co-led by the Hospital del 
Mar Research Institute and published in 
the journal Nutrients.
 
This is the study with the largest number of participants in 
this field to date, analyzing data from 260,000 people from 
the UK Biobank database. Researchers from the Fatty 
Acid Resarch Institute of the United States and
the 
CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y 
Nutrición (CIBEROBN) have participated
 in the study.
 
The authors of the study, have been able to access the
blood metabolite profile of individuals included in the 
UK database. As well as examining the associations 
by different types of omega-3, being able to work 
with such a large number of participants has 
made it possible to include younger 
population groups - than those 
traditionally studied.
 
Thus, they have divided the participants into volunteers 
aged 40 to 50 years, 50 to 60 years and over 60 years. 
They have also been able to relate this information 
to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or other 
dementias, as distinct entities.
 
As Dr. Aleix Sala-Vila, a researcher in the Cardiovascular
 Risk and Nutrition Research Group at the Hospital del 
Mar Research Institute, explains, “it has helped us to 
study whether having high levels of omega-3 at age 
50 can help prevent the onset of dementia many
 years later”.
 
The study has taken into account the age, sex, level 
of schooling of the participants and the genetic 
characteristics associated with an increased 
risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
 
The conclusions indicate that “high levels of omega-3 are 
associated with lower risk for all age groups, for men
and 
women and for both diseases, but the strongest
 associations, are found in men, in people over 
60 years of age, and for dementias other 
than Alzheimer’s disease,” explains 
the lead author of the study.
 
At the same time, the associations are also particularly 
beneficial for omega-3s other than DHA (docosa-
hexaenoic acid). This omega-3... is provided by 
oily fish, and, therefore, the study “reinforces 
the idea that there are some foods, which 
do not have to be fish, such as walnuts, 
that could be beneficial for brain
health,” says Dr. Sala-Vila.
 
 
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Report: Progress on Cancer Survival 
in UK -------- at Slowest in 50 Years
February 3rd, 10:25am (FNA)
 
 Progress on cancer survival in the UK has slowed to its 
lowest rate in 50 years, a report found ----- with experts 
blaming the impact of austerity on the nation’s health.
 
The study - by researchers at the London School of Hygiene 
and Tropical Medicine, commissioned by Cancer Research 
UK, projects there will be half a million new cancer cases 
each year in the UK by 2040, The Guardian reported.
 
The report says nearly half of all patients (49.8%) now 
survive cancer for at least 10 years. But the rate of 
progress in improving prognosis slowed markedly 
after 2010 -- rising by an average of 0.6% a year 
between 2011 and 2018. In previous decades, 
10-year survival rose by 1.5%-2.7% a year.
 
Figures from WHO’s cancer arm, the International Agency 
for Research on Cancer, have suggested global cancer 
cases will rise by more than 75% by 2050 --- due to a 
combination of factors including tobacco use, 
alcohol consumption and obesity.
 
Mark Lawler --- a professor of digital health at Queen’s
 University Belfast and the chair of Lancet Oncology’s 
European Groundshot cancer commission, said the 
slow improvement in 10-year cancer survival as 
detailed in Cancer Research UK’s study 
made for startling reading.
 
“Good health and austerity do not mix, leading to less 
resources being focused on cancer prevention and 
treatment. And the bad news is it’s not going to 
get any better soon, as the impact of COVID 
and national lockdowns has set back 
survival for certain cancers like 
bowel by almost a decade,” 
he said.
 
“Inexplicably, this is the very time that the government has
 moved away from a national cancer strategy to a major 
conditions strategy, going against international best 
practice,” he added.
 
John Ashton, a former president of the UK Faculty of 
Public Health, said public health budgets meant 
cancer prevention --- is increasingly difficult.
 
“The agenda for preventing cancer is about smoking
 cessation, healthy weight, less alcohol --- and a 
healthy diet. Public health teams don’t really 
have the resources to get upstream of the 
prevention side of cancer. [Coupled with
 pressures on GP practices and the 
wider NHS] the picture is gloomy 
from a prevention point of view
 ...from an early intervention 
point of view -- and from a 
treatment point of view,”
 he added.
 
Jon Shelton, the head of cancer intelligence at Cancer 
Research UK, said, “Cancer survival is not improving
 quickly enough. People are waiting far too long for
 diagnosis and to start treatment, with cancer 
waiting time targets consistently being 
missed. And we need to prevent 
more cancers."
 
Dr Cary Adams, the head of the Union for International
Cancer Control, said, “Despite the progress that has 
been made in the early detection of cancers and 
the treatment and care of cancer patients --- 
significant disparities in cancer treatment 
outcomes exist not only between high- 
and low-income regions of the world, 
but also within countries."
 
“Where someone lives should not determine whether they
 live. Tools exist to enable governments to prioritise 
cancer care and to ensure that everyone has 
access to affordable, quality services. This 
is not just a resource issue but a matter 
of political will,” Adams added.
 
 

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The doctor told - how 
to support immunity 
in winter
by Evgeny Odintsovo
January 5th, 8:55pm
(Gazeta.ru)
 
Doctor Turtleneck recommended eating
garlic
 and ginger in winter for immunity
 
In winter, the immune system plays a special role in
 maintaining health, as cold temperatures and 
viruses can have a negative impact on the 
body. About this in "Newspaper.En" said 
Angelina Vodolazkaya, a nutritionist 
and endocrinologist at Biogena.
 
"Without enough UV light, the active form of vitamin D3 
is no longer produced in the skin — it regulates fat 
metabolism, helping to maintain a normal weight,
 and ensures the health of the skin, hair, and 
nails," she explained.
 
The doctor has identified several products that 
support our health and mood - even in the 
cold season.
 
"Vegetables are the main suppliers of dietary fibre, 
thanks to which cholesterol is removed from the 
body and the gastrointestinal tract functions. 
One of these vegetables is spinach. It is a 
source of vitamin C, and spinach also 
contains beta-carotene and anti-
oxidants that help strengthen 
the immune system," the 
expert added.
 
The next important product needed in winter,
 is garlic.
 
"It has powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties. 
Garlic can help reduce the risk of colds and flu and 
boost the immune system. Ginger, a product that 
can be added to tea or used in the preparation 
of various dishes, also has anti-inflammatory 
properties. It lowers cholesterol levels, 
which protects us from heart disease. 
In addition, ginger, is good for the 
brain ---- it improves memory and 
concentration ---- and also helps 
in the prevention of Alzheimer's 
disease," the doctor stressed.
 
Vodolazka noted that it is important to use these products 
in combination with a varied and balanced diet in order to
 get all the necessary nutrients to maintain health and 
immunity in winter.
 
 
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How to avoid the negative health 
consequences..... of overeating
January 3rd, 8:47am (DAN) 
 
The Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer 
Rights Protection and Human Welfare has 
compiled recommendations in case of 
overeating. They include 
four main tips.
 
It is noted that to improve the functioning of the digestive
 system and relieve stress from the body... you should 
drink more water. To reduce discomfort --- you can 
perform simple physical exercises, or stretching, 
take a walk. It is useful to arrange a fasting day 
to give the stomach a break from digesting and 
assimilating food.
 
After overeating, you should return to healthy eating habits, 
in particular, eat more vegetables, fruits and protein, and
less food --- with a high content of sugar and fat.
 
 
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Report: Expired Pfizer COVID 
Antiviral Drugs Set to Cost 
Europe $2.2bln
January 1st  2024, 4:22pm (FNA)
 
 More than a billion dollars worth of Pfizer’s COVID-19
 antiviral drugs procured in Europe have been wasted,
 according to health data, as tight controls over who 
can receive the medication left millions of doses
 unused before their expiry date.
 
Paxlovid — designed to be given to patients shortly after 
they test positive for the virus — has been far easier to
 obtain in the US than in Europe, where access has 
often been restricted to the elderly, or people at 
high risk of developing severe COVID-19, The
 Financial Times reported.
 
But data from analytics group Airfinity, shows European
countries --- including the UK, France, Spain and Italy 
could have made the medication more accessible 
without using up supplies, as more than 1.5mln 
5-day courses of the pill worth about $1.1bln 
have expired despite their use dates being 
extended ------- by six to 12 months.
 
By the end of February 2024, a total of about 3.1mln
 courses are set to expire, pushing the cost to 
European health systems to about $2.2bln, 
according to Airfinity. The data does not 
include contracts that were EU-wide.
 
There have also been concerns, over how Paxlovid 
interacts with other common medications, which 
restricts how often it can be prescribed.
 
The European country with the biggest expiry rate is the 
UK, where an estimated 1mln doses worth $700mln 
were out of date - by early December, the data 
shows. Another 550,000 doses are expected
 to expire in February, with a further 
650,000 by the end of June.
 
In December 2021, at the height of the Omicron wave,
 the UK agreed to buy 2.75mln courses of Paxlovid.

 The country’s National Institute for Health and 
Care Excellence, the public health body... 
recommends the drug be used - only for 
people with serious underlying health 
conditions such as cancer and HIV 
or recipients of transplants.
 
The UK health and social care department said more 
courses had been used, without offering its own 
data. A spokesperson, said the government 
had “acted fast to secure enough stock 
of antivirals” at a time of “high 
global demand”.
 
The restrictions have been less stringent in other 
European countries... with elderly citizens and 
people with more common risk factors such 
as diabetes and obesity able to obtain the
 drug. Yet more than 200,000 Paxlovid 
courses expired before they could be
 used in Spain and about 100,000 
each went out of date in 
France and Italy.
 
Even in the US — the largest market for COVID outpatient 
treatments — demand for COVID antivirals has fallen, 
tracking the reduced burden of COVID and a drop
 in testing for the virus.
 
About 5.3mln courses were prescribed in the US this year, 
24 percent down on 2022. The US government arranged
 with Pfizer, to return 7.9mln Paxlovid courses at the 
end of 2023, at an estimated cost to the company
 of $4.2bln.
 
 
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Taking care - of yourself
 December 18th, 3:03pm
(Lenta.ru)

The doctor revealed a non-obvious sign of severe stress.
 
With chronic stress, a person can have a so-called
psychogenic cough --- said neurologist Marina 
Anikina. A non-obvious sign - of a strong 
nervous strain and its difference from 
a cough caused by a cold, she 
explained, in an interview 
with Sputnik radio.
 
After a respiratory infection, the doctor specified, two
 weeks are enough... for the cough caused by a cold 
to fade. A prolonged cough, she explained, can 
start with chronic stress and a sense of 
global danger. 
 
"First ---- the presence of a pronounced anxiety disorder
increases the likelihood that the cough is psychogenic 
in nature. Secondly, such a cough has its own 
frequency ---- it occurs during an emotional 
conversation or some kind of traumatic 
situation ---- but it is not present at 
night," Anikina explained.
 
If you have a prolonged cough, she continued, you need 
to consult with a number of specialists and undergo a 
serious examination. 
 
Anikina advised to do a chest X-ray, pass blood 
tests prescribed by the therapist, and consult 
an oto-laryngologist, an allergist, and a
gastro-enterologist.
 
 
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 Doctor Bolibok talked about ways
------- to combat whooping cough
by Anastasia Belousova
December 13th, 9:24pm
(RT.ru)
 
Allergist-immunologist Vladimir Bolibok in an interview 
with RT spoke about ways to combat whooping cough 
.....and outbreaks of diseases in schools.
 
"The most radical method is not to take your child to school.
Go to quarantine in advance. Especially if the child is often
ill. There is probably no other method that guarantees 
not to get infected," the doctor noted.
 
He also added that whooping cough
----- is a controlled infection.
 
"We need to raise the documents and see if the child has 
been vaccinated or not. According to the vaccination
 calendar, you need to repeat this vaccination. Our
 immune system is weakened. There are many 
migrant children who are not vaccinated at 
all. Accordingly, whooping cough is 
spreading. The particular danger 
is not so much the microbe 
itself but the toxin that it 
spreads," Bolibok said.
 
The doctor said that whooping cough is especially 
dangerous for children under four years of age.
 
"Mostly unvaccinated children under
the age of two --- die," he stressed.
 
 
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Russian Defense Ministry has hard proof 
US conducted pre-pandemic 
Coronavirus research
December 11th, 4:34pm (TASS) 
 
The Russian Defense Ministry has obtained documents that 
indicate the US carried out coronavirus research between 
2016 and 2020, Chief of Russia’s Nuclear, Chemical and
 Biological Protection Troops, Lieutenant-General Igor 
Kirillov, said on Monday.
 
"I would like to remind you - that it was four years ago, in 
December 2019, that the first patients infected with the 
COVID-19 virus were identified," Kirillov stated. "By a 
'curious coincidence' -- the pandemic was preceded 
by a series of research projects on the systematic
 study of coronaviruses funded by the 
US Government."
 
"Thus, since 2009, the United States Agency for
 International Development (USAID) has 
implemented the Predict Program to 
study coronavirus diseases - and 
capture their vectors," Russia’s 
military official continued. 
 
"According to the reporting documents available to us for
 the Project 'Assessing Risk of Emerging Infections from 
Insectivorous Bats in Ukraine and Georgia,' 
coronavirus studies were conducted 
in 2016-2020."
 
"The report notes '... that during the work in Ukraine, bats 
were identified that migrate up to 800 km deep into 
countries such as Hungary and Russia...'
Kirillov said.
 
According to him, it was suspicious, that scientists who
were experts in the field of bioinformatics participated
in the research on coronavirus strains, although they 
were tasked to study genomes of the 
detected disease.
 
"It is also worth noting that the research involved 
bioinformatics specialists whose work included 
editing and combining the genomes of 
identified pathogens, i.e. research 
traditionally associated with 
improving the functions of 
dangerous viruses," 
Kirillov said.
 
Russia’s senior military official also noted that the US 
medical establishment’s preparedness for the COVID
 outbreak points to an alleged deal between "various 
U.S. government agencies & so-called Big Pharma."
 
"It is, also, difficult to explain the high level of preparedness
 of US mRNA vaccine manufacturers for the pandemic of a 
new coronavirus infection," Kirillov stated. "This suggests 
collusion between various U.S. government agencies and 
so-called Big Pharma."
 
"The spread of the new coronavirus infection ---- has led to a 
significant increase in the profits of biotech companies that 
produce vaccines and drugs against coronaviruses, as well
 as increased the dependence of developing countries on 
the United States - and created the conditions for the
 continued implementation of dual-use programs," 
Kirillov said.
 
According to the latest statistics provided by Worldometer
 online stats counter --- over 699,232 million people have 
been infected worldwide with COVID-19 since 2020 
while the global death toll currently stands at 
over 6,954.100 million.
 


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The nutritionist listed the most 
useful products for the brain
December 10th, 2:45am
(Izvestia.ru)
 
Nutritionist Rusakova named foods that 
affect human cognitive functions.
 
Nuts, dairy products, and fish are the most brain-healthy 
foods. On December 9, a nutritionist, Candidate of
 Medical Sciences Daria Rusakova told Regnum
 news agency about this.
 
"If a person is concerned about the state of his brain, then 
he should focus on fish, dairy products, as well as various
 nuts and seeds," Rusakova said.
 
In addition, the doctor named products that negatively
 affect the functioning of the brain. Sausage products 
and bacon ----- are dangerous.
 
According to Rusakova, sausage products are indeed
 subjected to processing that causes a carcinogenic 
effect. Moreover, they contain excessive amounts 
of salt, cholesterol and various additives, which 
makes this product not very useful not only for 
the brain, but also for the entire body 
as a whole.
 
The doctor warned -- that excessive consumption of
cholesterol-containing products leads to disorders
of the cardiovascular system, impaired blood 
supply and brain function. In addition, 
processed red meat --- can trigger 
cancer of the gastrointestinal 
tract, liver and other organs.
 
Which foods improve mental performance:
doctors told how fish, nuts & vegetables 
slow down the aging of cells.
 
Earlier, on December 8, doctor Tikhomirova also 
listed harmful products for the brain. Among 
them, are alcohol, margarine and fast food.
 
 
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Physical exercise
improves 
sleep
quality
December 4th, 12:40pm
 (Prensa Latina) 
 
Poor sleep can reduce cognitive performance, attention
 span, judgment and the emotional state of people, but 
by opting for physical exercises the quality of sleep 
improves, a specialized source revealed toda
 
According to the journal Physiology and
Behaviour, 
cardiovascular diseases,
obesity, 
neuro-degenerative
disorders and 
depression
 - 
conspire against.....
optimal rest.
 
Scientists found that 20 minutes of moderate exercise
 can compensate for a poor night’s sleep.
 
Cognitive performance improves during a session of
moderate-intensity physical activity, regardless of
 a person’s sleep status or oxygen levels.
 
“One possible hypothesis why exercise improves cognitive
 performance is related to increased cerebral blood flow 
and oxygenation, however, our findings suggest that 
even when exercising in an environment with low 
oxygen levels, participants were still able to 
perform cognitive tasks better than when 
at rest under the same conditions,”
the 
experts argued.
 
Scientists with this study reinforced the thesis that 
movement ------- is medicine for the body and brain.
 
 
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A Healthy diet extends
your life - by ten years
November 28th, 9:30pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
An international team of scientists has found that switching
 from a typical Western diet to a healthier lifestyle can 
extend the life of the average middle-aged person 
by 10 years. The results of the research are 
published in the journal Nature Food.
 
The researchers analyzed data from 467,354 participants in 
the UK Biobank long-term study aged 40 to 69 years, which
 examines the impact of genetic predisposition and
environmental exposure on the development of 
diseases in humans. To learn more about
the
 impact of eating behaviours on life 
expectancy, researchers grouped 
people by their eating patterns
 ..tracking how they changed
 over the years.
 
Comparing people who switched from an unhealthy diet to a 
healthy one with participants who were still living the same
lifestyle, experts found that in the first case, life 
expectancy increases by an average of 
several years. 
 
In particular, middle-aged people who switched from an 
unhealthy diet to a healthy one and followed this
 regime, extended their lives by an average of 
almost ten years. Moving at a later age, 
also added extra years of life, 
but not by as much.
 
The results show that a diet associated with longevity
 involves the moderate consumption of whole grains, 
fruits, fish, and white meat; a high consumption of 
milk and dairy products, vegetables, nuts, and 
legumes; relatively low consumption of eggs, 
red meat, and sweetened beverages; and
 low consumption of refined grains and 
processed meat.
 
The strongest positive association with mortality 
was found for sweetened beverages and 
processed meat, while the strongest 
inverse association was found for 
whole grains and nuts.
 
 
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The doctor named ----- the main 
symptoms of iodine deficiency
November 25th, 9:20pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
Cardiologist Chugunnikova: main symptom of iodine
deficiency ---- the appearance of a goiter.
 
Cardiologist "Invitro-Ural" Anna Chugunnikova: one of 
the main indicators of iodine deficiency in the body
 is the occurrence of a goiter - an increase in the 
size of the thyroid gland.
 
"In most cases, in conditions of mild and moderate iodine 
deficiency, the pathology is formed imperceptibl.., with
goiter
 of a small size. In conditions of severe iodine
 deficiency ---- goiter can reach huge sizes... and
 be accompanied... by difficulty swallowing 
and breathing, discomfort in the neck, 
and a hoarseness of the voice,"
the 
specialist said.
 
A long-term lack of iodine.. leads to the development of 
pathologies caused by a violation of the production of
 thyroid hormones: a decrease in the functions of the 
nervous system: a constant feeling of fatigue, 
drowsiness..... and a decreased memory, 
performance, and attention.
 
Iodine deficiency also leads to a violation of the metabolism
 of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, impaired functioning of
 the cardiovascular system (increased or slower heart rate, 
heart failure, fluctuations in blood pressure, shortness of 
breath), and reproductive function disorders, including 
menstrual disorders, and infertility.
 
It is especially important to monitor the level of iodine for 
pregnant women, as it affects not only her health, but 
also the development of the unborn child, the 
doctor explained.
 
 
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Named: simple effective means 
--- to rid the apartment of mold
November 23rd, 4:52pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
You can fight mold in the house without using household 
chemicals. Remove black plaque by using a simple 
remedy based on vinegar. Folk recipes are
 revealed.... by "BelNovosti".
 
For the solution, you will need water and table vinegar in 
a one-to-one ratio. The concentrate is sprayed on the 
mildewed area... and then wiped with a napkin or 
brush. It is particularly noted that the product
is not suitable for surfaces made of natural 
stone and wood.
 
Tea tree oil has also proven its effectiveness. For a single 
treatment, the solution is prepared.. in the ratio of five to 
seven drops of oil, per tablespoon of water. In advanced 
cases — one teaspoon of oil per 200 millilitres of water. 
 
Before the procedure, you must first remove mold from the 
surface. This product will not only eliminate mold, but 
also fill the house with a pleasant aroma.
 
The fungus likes to settle in places where moisture 
accumulates: in cold weather, condensation often 
collects on window frames and slopes. Having 
decided to get rid of mold once and for all, 
you must first eliminate the cause of its 
appearance. It is also necessary to 
regularly ventilate the premises 
and monitor the humidity in
the 
house. 
 
Experts of the publication remind that folk remedies do 
not guarantee the complete disappearance of mold.
 
Earlier, Russians named cheap means to eliminate 
fungus --- in the bathroom. Products based on 
sodium hydrochloride, whiten the surface 
well --- and kill mold.
 


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The dentist spoke about the dangers 
of children's habit - of chewing
 pencils and pens
by Roman Polosikov
November 22nd, 11:58am
(RT.ru)
 
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At an early age... many children often begin to chew pens 
and pencils, but this habit can adversely affect not only
 the teeth and gums, but also the development of the
 jaw. This was told by the dentist Yulia 
Zhuchkovskaya in an interview 
with Gazeta.Ru.
 
"If you chew something constantly, then cracks appear on
the enamel, and the teeth become more sensitive and 
can react to cold and hot food --- or even just
to cold air," Zhuchkovskaya added.
 
Dentist Elena Dunaeva urged not to ignore toothache and
immediately contact specialists. The earlier a person
goes to the dentist, the greater the chance to avoid 
serious consequences. 
 
 
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The doctor spoke about ----- the dangers 
of low-quality snacks and canned food
November 21st, 10:02pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
Larisa Gabdulkhakova, a nutritionist, explained to Izvestia
 whether low-quality, falsified and expired canned food, 
sauces and snacks can be dangerous and whether 
there is a need to label such products.
 
Snacks are not the most healthy food, because most snacks 
contain dyes, preservatives, and harmful sweeteners, the
 expert explained. At the same time, according to her, 
there are exceptions: if the composition is "clean", 
then there is less harm to the body.
 
"There are chips made from a prepared mixture ---
(starch, 
stabilizers, flavour enhancers, colorants)
& others 
from real potatoes with natural spices.
The 
difference between these products ---- is 
huge for health," said the nutritionist.
 
But finding healthy chips or bread rolls can be quite
 problematic. In some cases --- the product list is 
printed in small print, and it is rarely possible 
to understand it.
 
The expert noted that the shelf life of the product is
 important, and it is not necessary to use products 
even with a long shelf life — such as snacks — 
after its expiration.
 
At the same time, the doctor said that poor-quality 
and expired canned food ---- can cause serious 
damage to health.
 
"If it's a jar with a lid on, then you need to look at the lid.
 If it is swollen or damaged, it is not recommended to 
buy it. It is generally better not to buy canned food 
from your hands, because they are made at home.'' 

''A person can get sick with dangerous intestinal
 infections, and pathogens can get into canned 
food. This also applies to botulism — if poorly 
preserved, the risk of getting sick, is also 
high," Gabdulkhakova explained.
 
According to the expert, it is impossible to blame stores 
for selling low-quality canned food: if there is a fake, 
claims should be made to the manufacturer.
 
"If it is improperly preserved, the technology is disrupted,
 then harmful bacteria, fungi, or toxins, can multiply in 
canned food. This is a large toxic load on the body, 
which can lead to serious health problems - and 
death. Children's fragile bodies, of course, are
the most sensitive," the doctor warns.
 
There are not so many cases of canned food poisoning, 
Gabdulkhakova added. But there is also falsification. 

At the same time, in Russia, specialists, including 
those from Roskachestvo, conduct random 
inspections of canned food.
 
Speaking about sauces, the expert noted that in 
this category of goods, there is a problem of 
low-quality products.
 
"For example, often instead of tomatoes in ketchup 
is put applesauce, sugar and dyes. Sauces.. are a 
liquid product, and the lid can  be depressurized
and it is usually 
stored on shelves in the store 
and not in their refrigerators.'' 
 
''This can lead to the development of various bacteria 
and molds in the sauce ---- which can provoke
poisoning," 
Gabdulkhakova explained.
 
 
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Mediterranean diet --- improves 
brain function in older adults
November 20th, 5:03pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
A team of researchers from the University of Barcelona and 
the University of California has found that a Mediterranean 
diet can improve brain function in older adults, reducing 
the risk of cognitive decline. The results of the study 
are published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and 
Food Research (MNFR). A brief overview is 
provided by Medical Xpress.
 
The study involved 840 undiagnosed dementia patients 
over the age of 65, who were followed up for 12 years. 
 
Blood serum and gut microbiome samples were collected 
from the subjects and then analyzed for biomarkers. By 
identifying a specific indicator associated with a group 
of products included in the Mediterranean diet, 
experts assessed its association with 
cognitive impairment.
 
The results showed that following a Mediterranean diet 
formed a long-term protective effect against cognitive 
decline in older adults. The findings are also 
consistent with previous studies.
 
In September, researchers at Flinders University concluded
 that the Mediterranean diet has a beneficial effect on the
 gut microbiome, increasing the number of beneficial 
bacteria in the gut.


 
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The doctor spoke about the benefits ---
 and harmful effects of chewing gum
November 15th, 3:55pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
Doctor-gastroenterologist, Natalia Belova, told about 
how to chew chewing gum correctly and not cause 
harm to health.
 
In a conversation with Pravda.En on Wednesday, November 
15, the specialist noted that chewing gum itself does not 
harm the body, but it should be borne in mind that its
 uncontrolled use can negatively affect health. For 
example, intense and constant chewing can 
cause overexertion of the maxillofacial 
joints, which is fraught with pain in 
the face and head. It can also
lead to tooth decay.... and
other dental problems.
 
The doctor urged to give preference to sugar-free chewing 
gums in order to minimize the risk of tooth decay. 
Chewing gum should be no longer than 20-30 
minutes, after which you need to rest the 
jaw joints for at least an hour, let the
 muscles relax.
 
The gastroenterologist also pointed out the benefits of 
chewing gum. So, for example, chewing movements
 stimulate the production of saliva, and this in turn
 contributes to the natural protection of the gums
 and teeth from bacteria and acid attacks. 
 
Chewing gum can also help reduce anxiety and stress 
levels, as well as improve memory and concentration.
 
In July, general dentist Lyudmila Shemyakina also warned 
that chewing gum with sugar can cause tooth decay and 
tooth decay. She advised choosing sugar-free chewing
 gums that contain a component such as xylitol. This 
will avoid damage to the enamel of the teeth and
the
 development of caries, writes RT.
 
In June, orthopedic dentist Vladimir Yeshidorzhiev said that
 chewing gum can remove all food residues between the 
teeth and remove plaque. He warned that... however, 
you should not try to replace the usual brushing of
 teeth with chewing gum, reports TV channel 
"360". Also, you can not use chewing gum 
on an empty stomach.
 
Earlier, gastroenterologist Alexey Bueverov warned that the
 constant use of certain chewing gums can cause diarrhea.

 The reason for this is the xylitol contained in the gum, 
which has a laxative effect on the digestive tract,
 the Moscow city news agency notes.
 
 
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The nutritionist named the vegetable 
that helps "to renew" an organism
November 9th (Lenta.ru)
 
Cabbage helps to renew the body thanks to the sulphur 
contained in it, said Margarita Koroleva, MD, dietitian. 
She spoke about the benefits of the product,
in an 
interview with Sputnik radio.
 
The specialist explained... that cabbage helps maintain the
 necessary level of the antioxidant glutathione in the cells 
— a substance that helps to remove toxins from the
body, in a timely manner.
 
 In addition, according to her, the use of this vegetable will
 avoid chronic intoxication. "If you live in a city, with a 
lot of industrial pollution --- it is important to take 
care of detoxification of the body. Glutathione 
helps us in this, and -- accordingly -- sulphur  
containing products, including cabbage," 
concluded Koroleva.
 
Gynecologist, endocrinologist Olga Kaplina
 advised: eating beets, pumpkins and other 
seasonal vegetables and root vegetables 
to maintain immunity. 
 
She pointed out that they contain lots
 of vitamins and useful substances.
 
 
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 HEALTH NEWS
by Valentina Brykalina
November 8th, 4:39pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
Nutritionist Senatova: hazelnuts, 
buckwheat and warm water, 
will help to cope with PMS
 
Expert advises eating foods
rich in magnesium
 
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A proper diet will help to cope with 
PMS symptoms, says the expert.
 
Premenstrual syndrome... is often accompanied by pain,
a bad mood, irritability and weakness. However, some 
products will help reduce the unpleasant sensations
the nutritionist Daria Senatova, told the online 
publication, Podmoskovye Segodnya.
 
''It is useful to eat foods rich in magnesium: sesame, 
hazelnuts, pine nuts, buckwheat, carrots and 
sunflower seeds. Green tea, lentils.... and
pistachios have analgesic properties," 
the specialist said.
 
According to Senatova, women are also recommended
to 
drink plenty of warm water - it helps to relax the
internal 
organs and to improve the outflow of bile.
 
Previously KP.RU reported that the main cause of PMS is
 monthly fluctuations in hormone levels, which cause a 
decrease in the production of endorphins - which are
 responsible for.... good moods. Mood swings are not 
the only sign of PMS. This condition can seriously 
affect both the psychological and physical 
condition of a woman.
 
 
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Do not eat fatty foods 
for dinner or drink soda
by Valentina Brykalina
November 2nd, 7:15pm
(Komsomolskaya Pravda)
 
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Before going to bed, it is better to 
eat light food in small quantities.
 
You should not eat red meat, dark chocolate or lard 
at night - these products are most likely to provoke
 insomnia. This was reported by endocrinologist 
Kamilya Tabeyeva.
 
''Dark chocolate contains caffeine, spicy food and 
spices.. increase the level of endorphins. This 
stimulates the nervous system and disrupts 
sleep,'' said the doctor.
 
According to the expert, it is better to exclude fatty 
foods, as well as red meat, from the evening menu: 
these products are difficult to digest and take a 
long time, which also interferes with the 
process of falling asleep.
 
Earlier, the Tsargrad TV channel reported that insomnia 
is one of the most common problems that ultimately 
adversely affects people's health. To get better 
sleep, somnologists recommend eliminating 
coffee and sugary sodas from the diet. In 
addition, it is important to sleep in the 
dark, at a comfortable temperature.
 
In order to improve your circadian rhythm and wake up 
better in the morning, you can give yourself physical 
activity -- and use the light more actively, Izvestia 
writes. For example, you can use light alarms 
that simulate dawn, or seasonal depression
 light therapy — a bright white lamp of 
10 thousand lux.
 
 
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Nutritionist tells of foods
that can provoke
blood clots
by Valentina Brykalina
November 2nd, 5:42pm
(Komsomolskaya Pravda)
 
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Doctors recommend avoiding
sweets and fast food, to 
reduce the risk of 
thrombosis
 
Poor nutrition, can lead not only to obvious problems, 
such as gastrointestinal disorders or excess weight, 
but also to serious diseases, explains dietitian 
Natalia Lazurenko.
 
''Frequent snacking instead of a full meal, the use of
 sugary carbonated drinks, or fast food... and a
 sedentary lifestyle, increases the risk of 
thrombosis,'' said the doctor.
 
Lazurenko clarified that the nutrition system determines
 the viscosity of blood. And if there is a small amount of 
water in the diet, then it provokes venous stagnation.
 
To reduce the risk of thrombosis to zero, it is necessary,
according to doctors, to move regularly, eat right, take
rest and relaxation seriously, and also increase stress
tolerance. In addition -- experts recommend reducing 
weight and using movement and nutrition to regulate 
sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure.
 
If there are reasons to suspect thrombosis, a full
 cardiological examination is necessary, after 
which the doctor will decide on the 
appointment of drugs.
 
 
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 Taking care of yourself
October 27th, 5:23pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
Cosmetologist named ways to keep
 your skin beautiful and healthy 
in winter.
 
In winter, the skin becomes dull, pale and dry due to
 temperature changes in the premises, and on the 
street, said the cosmetologist Nana Nosareva. 

To the Life edition, the doctor called ways 
to keep skin beautiful and healthy in the 
cold season.
 
In winter, the skin can peel off due to dryness, for many
during this period - wrinkles become more pronounced,
the cosmetologist warned. To prevent such changes,
it is necessary to adjust your home care, 
Nosareva assured.
 
A rich cream with ceramides, lipids and antioxidants 
will help protect the skin. For night use, it is better 
to choose a cream with an enhanced moisturizing 
effect ----- with hyaluronic acid algae extract,
the 
doctor listed.
 
In winter, alcohol lotions, alkaline soaps and even hot 
water are harmful to the skin, Nosareva said. She 
urged to wash your face with a neutral foam, 
and then wipe the skin with a 
pH-normalizing tonic.
 
Finally, the cosmetologist advised to apply skin care
 products on the face at least an hour before going 
out, and also encouraged to drink more water, 
thus moisturizing the skin in a natural way.
 
 
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The doctor listed 3 types of shoes 
----- that are dangerous to health
October 27th, 5:20pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
Orthopedic doctor and blogger Paul (last name unknown) 
from the UK ---- listed three types of shoes that are
dangerous to health. He shared the relevant 
information in his TikTok account.
 
First, the influencer with the nickname
paulthepodiatrist, called ---- flip-flops. 
 
According to him, they do not provide any support 
to the feet, and can also easily lead to a fall, 
since the shoes are held solely by 
special loops.
 
In addition, the expert also added stiletto shoes to the 
list. "A one-and-a-half-inch heel, for example, will suit
 most people. But high-heeled shoes, carry a high
 risk of injury — is it worth it? Even if you want 
to look beautiful?" He asked, indignantly.
 
In conclusion, the doctor noted that the shoes of the 
US company, Skechers, are unsafe. These items of
 clothing are too soft, which is why the leg is very 
tense while walking, the doctor said. In addition, 
according to Paul, models of this brand can 
squeeze your fingers. "They.... are also 
quite short-lived," he concluded.
 
Earlier in October, orthopedic traumatologist Sergey 
Aleksutov --- warned Russians about the danger of
unsuitable shoes --- for winter. According to the 
doctor, popular models on flat soles provoke
the appearance of --- flat feet, corns and 
fasciitis... which is accompanied by
inflammation and pain in the
heel area.
 

Doctors named berry that reduces  the risk of developing dementia

Doctors named berry that reduces 
the risk of developing dementia
October 23rd, 8:30pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
Scientists at the University of Cincinnati Medical Centre
 found that daily consumption of strawberries increases
 cognitive abilities ---- reducing the risk of developing
 dementia. The results of the study are published 
in the journal Nutrients.
 
The study involved five men and 25 women aged 50 to 65 
years with moderate cognitive impairment. Scientists
collected the necessary information ----- about the 
patients' health status and took blood samples
 from them. Then the participants were
 divided into two groups.
 
The first group ate strawberries in dried powdered form 
for breakfast.... and the second group received a 
placebo, with the same taste and smell.
 
After 12 weeks of the study ---- participants completed 
cognitive tests. Patients who consumed strawberries 
performed better than participants in the placebo 
group. The berry also improved the mental 
health of the subjects in the first group.

People have been shown --- to have
 reduced symptoms of depression.
 
Scientists suggested that the improvement in cognitive
 abilities could occur due to the fact that strawberries 
are rich in polyphenols.
 
In July, scientists from San Diego State University
 recognized strawberries as useful for improving 
cognitive abilities, as well as lowering blood 
pressure in the elderly.
 
The study examined data from 35 healthy men and women
 aged 66 to 78 years. Experts concluded --- that in the
 strawberry group.... the speed of cognitive abilities
 increased by 5.2 percent, systolic blood pressure
 decreased by 3.6 percent, and overall
 antioxidant protection - increased 
by 10.2 percent.
 
 
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Fitness trainer advised: a set
of 
exercises for the back
after 
a working day
October 20th, 11:03pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
Fitness coach Denis Chernoguzov advised a set of
 exercises that will help relieve tension from
the 
back.... after a working day. 
 
The specialist recommended starting with head tilts. 
 
"Turn your head to the right -- and start bending up and down 
five times. Next, move your head to the left side and repeat 
the up-and-down inclines," he described, noting that you
should feel the stretching of the muscles. 
 
After that, on the inhale, you need to stretch your 
head forward, and on the exhale — take it back.
 
Next, you can perform 20 forward tilts of the body. Starting
position - standing, feet shoulder-width apart, straight 
arms behind your back, in a "lock". 
 
"On the inhale, lean forward and round your back, try not to 
control the position of the hands, you should feel as if
they 
are outweighing and pulling forward, feel the
tension of 
the back muscles. On exhalation,
you should 
straighten your back and
bring your 
shoulder blades
together,"
 he said.
 
To straighten the spine, Chernoguzov suggested alternately
 pulling up the knees in a supine position. This will stretch 
your middle and lower back. To complete the complex, 
he advised the child's pose - sit on your heels, lean 
forward with a rounded back and stretch your 
arms forward.


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Doctor Gadziyan named fat 
- main killer of human body
October 14th, 12:16am
(RT.ru)
 
Fat is the main killer of the human body, said 
Mark Gadziyan, a surgeon and oncourologist.
 
"Obesity on average shortens life by 10 years. Every 
extra three kilograms that are dropped after the 
age of 60, increases the average life 
expectancy of a person -- by one 
year," Gadziyan wrote, in 
his Telegram channel.
 
According to him --- the waist size and 
body mass index should be monitored.
 
He noted that for men, a waist 
of more than 94cm, is already 
a problem.
 

Nutritionist Faerman named  oatmeal and buckwheat  porridge as most useful

  Photo: TASS/Svetlana Denisova
 
Nutritionist Faerman named 
oatmeal and buckwheat 
porridge as most useful
October 10th, 4:56pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
Oatmeal and buckwheat porridge are the most beneficial for
the human body. About what important trace elements and
vitamins are contained  in oatmeal and buckwheat, is told 
in an interview with the "Gazeta.En" nutritionist, Larisa
 Faerman, on Tuesday, October 10.
 
According to her, oatmeal contains beta-glucans that have a 
positive effect on cholesterol levels in the blood, as well as
 B vitamins, antioxidants, minerals, including iron and
 magnesium, which help to normalize digestion 
and increase the feeling of satiety.
 
"For children --- it provides the energy necessary for active 
growth and physical activity, and also contributes to the 
normal development of the nervous system due to the 
content of B vitamins," the doctor said.
 
"Cereal, is ideal for breakfast, as it provides the body with
 energy for the whole day, supports the digestive system 
& helps to control weight. Porridge is also suitable for
 children, as it is a source of iron ----- which prevents
the
 development of anemia," said the nutritionist.
 
She added that among the healthy cereals, you can 
also distinguish kenoa porridge, which is also rich
 in vegetable protein, which contains all the 
necessary amino acids.
 
Faerman called semolina.. the least useful porridge. 
She explained that semolina is a product of wheat
 processing, it is high in fast carbohydrates, 
which can cause a sharp jump in 
blood sugar.
 
At the end of August, dietitian Elena Solomatina also spoke 
about the harmfulness of semolina porridge. She noted 
that semolina has a high glycemic index & promotes 
weight gain... and the development of diabetes. 
 
According to her, semolina porridge used to be valued for its 
high caloric content, but now the level of physical activity
 has decreased --- so an increase in the amount of 
nutrients in the diet, has come to the fore.
 
At the same time, nutritionist Michael Mosley spoke about
 the dangers of instant cereals --- due to their high sugar
 content. One bowl of instant oatmeal can contain up 
to three tablespoons of sugar, and some brands 
contain a staggering 16 grams per serving, 
he noted.
 

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The therapist told - what vitamins 
are needed for those suffering 
from herpes on the lips
by Valentina Brykalina
October 5th, 7:59pm
(Komsomolskaya Pravda)
 
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If herpes occurs frequently, your doctor may prescribe 
vitamins and dietary supplements
 
A cold on the lips is a rather unpleasant, but common 
phenomenon, the cause of which is the herpes virus. 
How to protect yourself from the appearance of 
new rashes? Life.ru's general practitioner,
 Anna Sokol answers.
 
''Many people have the virus, in order to protect themselves
 from exacerbations, you need to normalize the work of the
 intestines, eat right, try to exclude alcohol, avoid stress,''
 the therapist believes.
 
The doctor clarified that in case of exacerbations, it is
 necessary to monitor the level of vitamins and trace 
elements in the body. Namely, pay attention to 
vitamin D, iron, and vitamins A and B.
 
Earlier, the Tsargrad TV channel reported that the frequent 
occurrence of a cold on the lips may indicate serious
 disorders in the body. The fact is that the virus 
constantly lives in the body, but in a normal 
state, the body is able to suppress it.
 
With a pronounced decrease in immunity, a herpetic infection
 can affect internal organs, Izvestia was told. The result may 
be damage to the facial and trigeminal nerves.
 
 
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Ukraine plans to abolish
the concept of disability
October 4th, 10:59pm
(RT.ru)
 
The Minister of Health of Ukraine, Viktor Lyashko, said 
the country plans to abolish the concept of disability 
from 2025, and instead introduce the concept of 
"assessment of loss of functionality".
 
Information about this appeared in 
A Country.ua's Telegram channel.
 
According to the minister, the problem in Ukraine, is that 
citizens are chasing disability, because it gives benefits 
and compensation.
 
"We didn't ask what a person wants ----- but we say that
we 
can give them this. This is the post-Soviet model, 
which we must abandon," said Lyashko.
 
In August, it was reported that the Armed Forces 
of Ukraine - were being tricked into attacking 
disabled people.
 
 
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Dr. Ginzburg named
aging-inhibiting 
vitamins
by Maria Rurikova
September 20th, 8:20pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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
 
 
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 Nutritionist - told about the 
dangers ...of oil and butter
September 14th, 12 midnight
(Izvestia.ru)
 
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
quickly 
absorbed and does not leave any trace.
 
 
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Psychologist: up to 
how many years...
men need women
September 7th,
(RT.ru)
 
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.


 
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Zakharova reminded -
about
danger of depleted uranium
for the human body
September 6th, 9:30pm
(RT.ru)
 
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...
do 
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.
 

  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
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 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.
 
 
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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.
 

ideal way to use chicory


Dr. Pavlova explained the
 ideal way to use chicory
August 19th, 3:42pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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.
 
 
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The nutritionist told about 
the products accelerating 
metabolism after 40 years
August 16th, 2:30am
(Izvestia.ru)
 
Endocrinologist & nutritionist Anton Polyakov, said 
that a person after the age of 40, has a decrease 
in their  metabolism, which makes it difficult to
keep 
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
pomegranates. 
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,
ginger, 
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.
 
 
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Doctor shares little-known
 facts ------ about vitamin D
August 9th, 2:49pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
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 
schizophrenia.
 
"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,
 increases.
 
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.
 

vape- related lung damage


Ulankina's doctor called 
shortness of breath one 
of the signs --- of vape-
related lung damage
August 6th, 3:30am
(RT.ru)
 
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
generally 
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.
 
 
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Nutritionist Ginzburg:
to prevent aging,
 you need to eat
fish every day
July 27th, 7:17pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
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
are
 essential for the formation of cell membranes.
They  are 
also a source of iodine and vitamin D.
These 
components ------ support the central
nervous 
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.


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fruit and porridge 
are great options 
for breakfast
July 27th, 3am
(Izvestia.ru)
 
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.
 
 

 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
(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 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
and
 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.
 
 
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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,
and 
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.
 
 
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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,
The 
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.


 
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The pediatrician - named the
ways to 
increase immunity
of often ill child
July 16th, 4:49pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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
more 
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 !
 
 

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.
 
 
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New --- targeted method of 
cancer therapy developed
July 6th, 12:11pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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
the 
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.
 
 
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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.
 
 
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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
has 
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.


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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
have 
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 
progression," 
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. 
 
 
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The nutritionist named the drink 
helping to fall asleep quicker
June 20th, 2:45am
(Izvestia.ru)
 
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.
 
 
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The nutritionist named ways
 to get rid of night snacking
June 15th, 6:04pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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
of
 hormone production, including telling the
body 
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.
 


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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.
 
 
 
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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.
 
pll/jcm/joe
 
#cognitive decline #deep sleep
 #health #RISKS #SCIENCES
 
 
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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.
 
 
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There is a proven link - between 
viewing social networks in the 
evening - and sleep disorders
May 30th, 2:30am 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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.



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The expert named the six most 
effective types of training 
for weight loss
May 25th, 10:12pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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.
 
 
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Shocking New Figures Reveal
NHS 
Forced to Pay Out £4mln
in 
Compensation, Legal Fees 
to Victims of Sex Attacks 
in Hospitals
May 22nd, 4:58pm
(FNA)
 
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.
 

Mediterranean diet for longer life

 
Association between oleic acid
 and increased life expectancy
 was found
May 15th, 4:12pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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
the 
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.


best night time snack a banana


The nutritionist called banana 
or lean turkey... ideal for
a night snack.
May 13th, 9:29pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
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
in 
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,
you 
can add honey to it, which also contributes
to the 
production of melatonin.
 
 
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High energy prices possibly 
killed more Europeans than 
COVID in winter: Report
May 12th, 3:22pm
(PressTV)
 
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.]
 

Cost-of-Breathing Crisis in UK

Disabled People in UK - Facing A 
‘Cost-of-Breathing’ Crisis Due
to
 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.
 

 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
(Izvestia.ru)
 
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.
 
 
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Taking care of yourself
April 24th, 2:52am 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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
of 
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.
 
 
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Nutritionist told about healthy
 fruits in the spring period
April 22nd, 8:42pm
(Izvestia.ru)
 
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.
 
 
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Taking care of yourself
April 20th, 7:33pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
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.


 
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Taking care of yourself
April 12th, 1:34am 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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,
in 
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."
 
 
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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
vaccine 
producer --- made it possible to produce
pharmaceuticals with 
serious side effects,
Chief of Russia’s Radiation, 
Chemical
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.
 

Why pregnant women need to listen to classical music


 Why pregnant women need
to listen to classical music
April 4th, 1:56pm
(Vesti.ru)
 
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.]
 
 
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Taking care of yourself
 March 30th, 8:49pm
(Lenta.ru)
 
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.
 

 
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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
radiation 
from Depleted Uranium and
compounds lodged 
long term in 
tissues like 
lungs --- and even
short 
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'



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.
 
 

warts the best safest treatment

 
Myasnikov's advice on the main 
method of fighting warts
March 14th 3:42pm 
(Lenta.ru)
 
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.
 
 
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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”.
 
 
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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 
commented.
 
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)
 


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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
better,”