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Dr. Ginzburg named
by Maria Rurikova
September 20th, 8:20pm 
Vitamins that inhibit aging were named by dietitian 
Mikhail Ginzburg in his blog on the Yandex.Zen 
platform. According to him, these are 
B vitamins.
According to the doctor, with age, the body accumulates 
homocysteine - a toxic substance that affects blood 
vessels. Vitamins B6, B9 and B12 promote the 
conversion of homocysteine to the useful 
amino acid methionine. 
They are found in large quantities -- in cereals, berries, 
cabbage, salads and fish. By consuming these foods
 in sufficient quantities, you can extend your life for 
several years, in old age, Ginzburg noted.
A lot of methionine is also found in animal protein -- but its 
excessive synthesis in the body is harmful to the elderly. 

As an alternative, the doctor advised eating soy and
 legume products, as well as taking vitamin and 
mineral complexes

 Nutritionist - told about the 
dangers ...of oil and butter
September 14th, 12 midnight
Our body needs variety, so each product carries some benefit.
 If we are talking about vegetable oils --- their benefits in the
 form of vitamins and antioxidant properties are preserved
- only when they are cold-pressed, 
nutritionist Larisa
Gabdulkhakova, told Izvestia.
"When refined, the oil loses all its useful properties, only 
omega-6 fatty acids remain in it, which are harmful to 
the body - in large quantities," she said.
However, the expert still does not recommend frying on 
cold-pressed oils: when heated, harmful substances 
are formed, which leads to inflammation in 
the body.
"Vegetable oils retain all their useful properties if they are 
not subjected to serious heat treatment. Therefore, cold-
pressed oils are recommended to be added to salads, 
porridge, ready-made soups, smoothies, protein 
shakes, coffee, tea or in a natural cocoa 
drink," Gabdulkhakova explained.
As for butter and ghee, they also contain a lot of useful 
trace elements, just like vegetable oils, but they also 
contain animal cholesterol, which stimulates brain 
function and improves bile flow.
However, the doctor drew attention to the fact, that 
there are many low-quality products on the market.
"If butter is of high quality, then it has all the useful
 substances, but there are a lot of fakes on the 
market when good butter is mixed with trans 
fats. Trans Fats do not spoil, do not oxidize 
— manufacturers are increasingly using
 them to significantly extend the shelf 
life of the product and reduce the
 cost of the product," Larisa 
Gabdulkhakova warned.
"Natural milk fat is expensive. Unscrupulous market
 participants replace it with vegetable or beef and 
do not write about it in the composition, which is 
already called a fake. As a result, the production 
cost is lower, the shelf life is longer, and the 
addition of beef fat to vegetable oils also 
complicates the analytical control 
process. There is no benefit in 
such a product and the buyer
is also deceived," the 
expert said.
According to him, olive oil is also actively faked - they sell 
hot pressed oil under the guise of the first cold one, and 
sometimes... they simply mix olive oil with ordinary 
sunflower oil.
At the same time, he noted that the amount of counterfeit 
goods on the butter market is gradually decreasing due
 to the introduced "Honest Sign"labeling system.
He also drew attention to the fact that vegetable oils are not 
subject to labeling, so only vigilance in the store, as well as 
the work of public organizations & supervisory authorities, 
can protect the buyer from purchasing counterfeit goods.
To detect fake olive oil, the expert recommends dropping
a drop on the skin and rubbing it in: good olive oil is
absorbed and does not leave any trace.

Psychologist: up to 
how many years...
men need women
September 7th,
There was no need for a woman at his age. I think this 
phrase has been heard by many at least once, when 
it was addressed in the direction of one or another 
representative of the stronger sex. So we decided 
to ask the opinion of a psychologist, up to what 
age women are still needed by men, in reality.
Such thoughts.. were prompted by another story. Just recently, 
a neighbour started complaining about his elderly father. Tom 
is almost eighty, his wife has been dead for five years, and 
the children are adults, as are their grandchildren. Oh, my 
great-grandchildren. And so they put him in the hospital.
 There, he met a middle-aged nurse and blossomed. 
He began to take care of himself, shaved, cut his 
hair, dressed.
The last straw for the children was the statement of the
father, who was thinking of getting married. Moreover, 
she is almost three decades younger. And he 
resisted --- the taste of life, they say, 
returned, and he felt a man again.
Naturally, all the relatives are hostile. She is accused of 
self-interest, she is in a state of confusion. They say - 
why does he need that woman in his old age?
And here it is necessary to understand consistently. For 
women to men. Spiritual love, physical love, family love, 
procreation love, is all there, of course. That's just 
not the end of it.
A representative of the stronger sex wants to see a muse 
next to him, a source of inspiration that will make him 
feel the value and taste of life, makes him set goals 
and go for them.
Remember that every successful man's personal story is
 inextricably linked to a smart and correct woman who 
inspired and supported him. And if such a muse was
met by an elderly father --- who inspired him with 
strength, forced him to return to life. Is this any 
worse than a suffering and lonely old man who 
has already forgotten that it is necessary to 
strive for something?
Everyone, regardless of age, wants to see such a muse next
 to them. It is such women, and just special women, that 
give a sense of the fullness of life.
And if this woman really has sincere feelings, and not a desire
 to profit and self-interest, then why not. Before you accuse
 the ladies of calculating, you should think about her real
 intentions. And not always, are they associated only
 with the thirst for profit.


Zakharova reminded -
danger of depleted uranium
for the human body
September 6th, 9:30pm
The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry,
 Maria Zakharova, recalled the toxicity and danger of 
depleted uranium for the human body.
Thus, the diplomat commented on the statement of the official
 representative of the White House, John Kirby, that the shells 
with depleted uranium transferred to the Ukrainian army...
not pose a radioactive threat.
"What is it: lies or stupidity? About the toxicity of depleted 
uranium, its special danger to the human body ...they 
wrote repeatedly," the message reads.
Zakharova noted that in places where such ammunition
 is used, a serious increase in oncological diseases 
is recorded.
She stressed that the victims of the consequences 
of the use of depleted uranium - are both military 
personnel and civilians.
On September 6, the United States announced the 
supply of depleted uranium shells for Abrams
 tanks to the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

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

Marijuana consumers have
 high levels --- of metals
their bloodstream
September 2nd, 10:13am
(Prensa Latina) 
A study by the Columbia University School of Public Health 
in the United States, detected significant levels of metals
 in the blood and urine of marijuana consumers, the
journal Environmental Health Perspectives 
published today.
The authors concluded that marijuana may be an important 
and under-recognized source of lead and cadmium 
exposure --- by comparing these parameters 
between marijuana users and non-users.
This is one of the first studies to report biomarker levels of
 metals in marijuana addicts and most likely the largest 
investigation to date, linking self-reported use with
 internal measures of metal exposure.
Because the cannabis plant is a known metal eliminator, 
it was hypothesized that smokers will have higher 
standards of metal biomarkers compared to 
other non-users, as explained by Katelyn
 McGraw, a researcher in Columbia 
Public Health’s Department of 
Environmental Health 
Sciences, and 
first author.
In the future, research on cannabis use and its contaminants,
 particularly metals, should be conducted to address public
 health concerns related to the growing number of 
consumers, stressed Tiffany R. Sanchez, 
assistant professor of environmental 
health sciences at Columbia Public 
Health, and lead author.
Marijuana is the third most widely used drug 
in the world, behind tobacco and alcohol.

Maduro recalls 18th anniversary 
of the Sandino Commitment
August 21st, 3:37pm
(Prensa Latina) 
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro recalled today
 the 18th anniversary of the historic Sandino 
Commitment, promoted by Cuba and 
Venezuela, which since then has 
made it possible... to assist 
visually impaired people 
in Latin America.
In a message posted on his account on the social network X 
(formerly Twitter), accompanied by a video of that date, the
 president recalled Commander Hugo Chavez (1954-2013) 
and the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel 
Castro (1926-2016), leading figures of that health 
agreement, undertaken by both nations.
‘It is 18 years - since the historic Sandino
 Commitment was made. Venezuela and 
Cuba, healing the sight of millions of 
people in our continent. A brother-
hood that remains firm with the 
examples of Chavez and Fidel.
Building paths of union - and 
true solidarity in the world’, 
wrote the President.
With the signing of the Sandino Commitment, signed in 2005, 
the two countries ratified their solidarity with the rest of the 
peoples of the continent, together with the will to promote
 an integral development based on the complementary 
support between Latin American and 
Caribbean governments.
The program takes its name from the town of Sandino, 
in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Rio, where 
on August 21st, 2005, a special transmission of the 
program, Alo Presidente, conducted by Chavez,
 along with Fidel.
Since then, thanks to this initiative, more than six million
 patients in Latin America and the Caribbean --- have
 received ophthalmologic assistance through 
the Milagro Mission.

ideal way to use chicory

Dr. Pavlova explained the
 ideal way to use chicory
August 19th, 3:42pm 
An endocrinologist, Candidate of Medical Sciences,
 Zukhra Pavlova, named the ideal way to use 
chicory in her Telegram channel. 
The specialist recommended drinking
this, without adding sugar and milk.
The medic clarified that for the preparation of weak chicory, 
you will need one or two teaspoons of this powder per 200 
millilitres of water. At the same time, you can use it
in this form even at night, because this product 
is not invigorating.
The expert also noted that chicory is rich in vitamins and 
minerals, including magnesium, which is useful for
 maintaining the nervous system. 
Also in this product there is inulin, which is responsible
for the stable functioning of the intestines. In addition, 
chicory can reduce cravings for sweets, 
Pavlova stressed.
Earlier, endocrinologist Pavlova warned 
about the non-obvious danger, of sugar.

The nutritionist told about 
the products accelerating 
metabolism after 40 years
August 16th, 2:30am
Endocrinologist & nutritionist Anton Polyakov, said 
that a person after the age of 40, has a decrease 
in their  metabolism, which makes it difficult to
the body slim.
In an interview with Vechernyaya Moskva --- on Tuesday, 
August 15, the doctor pointed out that an acceleration 
of the metabolism, depends, not only on the products 
consumed ---- since this is a related work of the
 whole body.
Food and drink can only have an impact on the 
mechanisms that support metabolism, but 
not directly accelerate it. 
According to the nutritionist, cocoa stimulates mitochondria,
 which provide the body's cells with energy. If they are not 
enough --- the nutrients are not converted into useful 
energy. For this reason, a person consumes more 
calories ...and experiences constant fatigue.
The growth of mitochondria... is also affected by
As noted by the endocrinologist,
it also delivers energy to the
 cells. In addition,
fish is able to improve the cell membranes --- 
so that they better perceive signals from
the outside world. 

The omega-2 found in fish, converts calories
into heat, 
and speeds up your metabolism.
According to the 360 TV channel, bitter chocolate,
garlic, cinnamon and green tea --- can
also speed up 
your metabolism.
In January, a nutritionist, a doctor of preventive integrative 
medicine, PhD Rimma Moisenko, said that the use of fresh 
pomegranate juice, will help replenish the energy supply, 
increase immunity - and improve internal processes in 
the body. The surge of energy that occurs.... after a 
glass of pomegranate juice, according to the 
expert, is due to a rise in the level of 
hemoglobin in the blood.

Doctor shares little-known
 facts ------ about vitamin D
August 9th, 2:49pm
Vitamin D plays a very important role in maintaining human 
health and is responsible for many processes in the body. 
Various myths revolve around it, and some interesting 
facts remain little known, Lyubov Stankevich, Director 
of laboratory Medicine at the LabQuest Laboratory, 
Candidate of Medical Sciences, told Izvestia, on 
August 9.
In particular, she drew attention to the fact that many people 
believe that to produce enough vitamin D, you need to be in 
the sun.
"The skin is really capable of synthesizing vitamin D. But to
 do this, you need to tan the entire surface of your skin 
every day in a bikini or without clothes at all, up to a 
slight erythema. Literally every day to slightly burn. 
Then there is hope to synthesize it through the 
skin," said Stankevich.
At the same time, the doctor noted that, firstly, it is harmful 
to the skin, and secondly, it is unlikely that you can find so
 much time for tanning. In addition, the angle at which 
sunlight falls on the skin is also important. Based on
this, according to her, the generally accepted 
opinion that with the help of tanning you can
 accumulate vitamin D is nothing more than 
a myth.
Speaking about little-known facts about vitamin D, the doctor 
noted that in the last decade it was found out that it is rather
 a hormone, since it has hormonal activity and is responsible 
for 600 biochemical reactions in the body. The receptors 
that are susceptible to it are found in all organs and
 systems throughout the body.
"This is a very powerful immunomodulator. The immune
system... is made up of different cells. Some cells are 
activated by vitamin D - and then antiviral protection
is activated and, very importantly, antitumour 
protection, that is, protection against cancer.
And other cells of the immune system are inhibited, their
activity is suppressed. And this has a therapeutic effect 
for patients with pathologically excessive activity of 
the immune system, " Stankevich said.
According to her, it is from vitamin D, and not from vitamin C, 
that protection against viral infections depends. In addition,
 it is a predictor of cardiovascular diseases, reducing the 
risk of their development.
In addition, as the doctor said, it determines the work of the 
brain. According to her, the relationship between mental 
activity and vitamin D levels occurs even during the
 intrauterine development of the child during 
pregnancy of the mother. It was found that 
pregnant women who were in the process 
of carrying a child in a state of vitamin D 
deficiency, children in adulthood have 
an increased risk of developing 
"Vitamin D, is linked to the reproductive system, not only 
of women, but also of men, since the male reproductive 
potential also depends on the right amount of it," the 
doctor added.
She also said that contrary to advertising, vitamin D should
 not be taken together with calcium, but with vitamin K2, 
which is actively involved in the absorption of calcium. 
According to her, entering the circulatory system, calcium 
should end up in bone tissue, but without vitamin K2, this 
does not happen, and the risk of calcium deposits in
 blood vessels, internal organs and soft tissues,
Your doctor will help you determine 
the exact dosage.
In June, Mariyat Mukhina, a dietitian and cosmetologist, 
pointed out the danger of an overabundance of vitamin
 D in the body. According to her, this can lead to 
chronic pyelonephritis, cardiosclerosis and
increase the risk of fractures.

vape- related lung damage

Ulankina's doctor called 
shortness of breath one 
of the signs --- of vape-
related lung damage
August 6th, 3:30am
Olga Ulankina, an expert doctor at the Hemotest 
Laboratory --- told RT how vaping can affect a 
person's health.
"When vapes were first invented, they were advertised as a 
safe alternative to cigarettes. However, in fact, it turned
out --- 
that they are not so harmless, because they
contain a lot of
 toxic substances. For example,
phenols.... irritate the mucous 
membranes of
the mouth and nose, formaldehyde can lead
 to cancer, glycerin negatively affects the
nervous and 
cardiovascular systems,
and acrolein belongs to the
 list of
extremely toxic substances and
has a detrimental
effect on health," the 
doctor explained.
She added that lung damage associated with smoking 
e-cigarettes and vapes is called EVALI-e-cigarette 
and vaping use-associated lung injury.
"This disease ---  is associated with the inhalation of 
substances.. that are traditionally added to liquids
 for smoking. It is believed that the lungs perceive
them as a foreign object, and 
give an immune
response. It leads to -
 inflammation, allergic
reactions and 
a dangerous accumulation
of fluid 
in the respiratory system," 
Ulankina said.
Usually, the disease is manifested by shortness of breath, 
which increasingly occurs even with the usual physical 
exertion, the interlocutor of RT said.
"In addition, there may be other symptoms -- cough, chest 
pain, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. The most
 dangerous thing in this disease is the development of 
severe complications up to acute respiratory failure 
----- which can lead to death," the doctor warned.
In addition, according to her, vaping increases blood 
pressure, damages blood vessels and increases the 
risk of developing a myocardial infarction, or stroke.
"So.. when comparing the vessels of smokers and vapers, 
the same pathological processes are noted. If you inhale 
toxic fumes, you can also develop "popcorn disease", or
 obliterating bronchitis. This is an inflammation of the 
lungs, which is quite difficult to treat — with the use 
of hormonal drugs, up to a lung transplant," the 
doctor explained.
Other side effects, including constant smoking of 
vape with nicotine-free liquids - are considered to 
be weakened immunity and cognitive impairment.
"It is impossible to predict what kind of damage a 
particular person will have. But the fact that
 inhaling toxic fumes is unsafe can be said 
--- with confidence," the expert noted.
Earlier, Anastasia Marienko, head of the 
oncology department of the Euroonko 
clinic in St. Petersburg, told RT that 
the main factor in the occurrence 
of lung cancer --- is smoking, 
which provokes almost 90% 
of cases of the disease.

Nutritionist Ginzburg:
to prevent aging,
 you need to eat
fish every day
July 27th, 7:17pm
Daily consumption of fish slows down the aging process
 of the body. This was announced on Thursday, July 27, 
by nutritionist Mikhail Ginzburg, in an interview
with Vechernyaya Moskva.
According to the doctor, to get nutrients to support the brain,
 which over the years loses its former activity, you need to
give preference to oily sea fish.
"Such fish are a source of omega-3 fatty acids, which
 essential for the formation of cell membranes.
They  are 
also a source of iodine and vitamin D.
components ------ support the central
system," explained Ginzburg.
In addition, the expert attributed cereals, dairy 
products, vegetables, berries, fruits, as well 
as nuts and seasonings, to foods that slow 
down the aging process. The latter, in 
particular - ginger, turmeric, pepper, 
garlic and onion, can also improve 
brain function.
Earlier, on July 27th, experts in the field of nutrition, 
listed foods that affect human cognitive functions,
 which, in turn, depend on the daily diet. 
These include dark leafy greens, avocado, olive 
oil, nuts, rosemary, mint, saffron, and seafood.


fruit and porridge 
are great options 
for breakfast
July 27th, 3am
Breakfast is a very important meal that you should definitely 
not miss. However, in order for it to benefit, it is important to
 choose the right products. On July 27, Elena Tikhomirova, a 
general practitioner and dietitian at SM-Klinik, told Izvestia 
what the right breakfast should be.
First of all, she noted that eggs are an ideal product 
for breakfast, as they contain protein and fat in the 
necessary balance. Eating them in the morning 
helps the body get the necessary nutrients. In 
addition the protein contained in eggs is one 
of the most useful and easily digestible 
sources of protein for the body.
"To make breakfast even healthier, you need to add 
carbohydrates to the eggs, such as vegetables or
 a small piece of bread. Scrambled eggs.... made 
from two or three eggs, with fresh vegetables, 
or a small piece of bread are an ideal source 
of protein, fat, and the so-called complex 
carbohydrates ----- as well as vitamins 
and fibre necessary for maintaining
 health and energy throughout the 
day," said Tikhomirova.
Another good breakfast option, the 
nutritionist called cottage cheese
 with fruit.
"Cottage cheese is rich in full-fledged milk protein 
and proper milk fat, which are necessary for the 
proper functioning of our body.  And fresh fruits 
enrich this breakfast with vitamins & minerals. 

''This combination also provides the body with 
the necessary and balanced amount of 
protein, fat and carbohydrates," the 
doctor noted.
Also, according to her, a useful breakfast option
 is porridge, which can provide the body with 
energy for a long period of time.
"Cereals are sources of carbohydrates, so if you lead 
an active lifestyle, do sports, especially in the 
evening, the day before or during the day, 
then they will suit you best.''
''Ideal combinations are buckwheat porridge with milk 
and oatmeal porridge with milk or water. Also --- you 
can add nuts (not dried fruits) to the porridge --- as 
they contain useful fats, proteins and vitamins," 
Tikhomirova said.

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

A berry that improves 
cognitive abilities
 is named
July 23rd, 11:45pm
Researchers at King's College London have found that eating
 blueberries has a positive effect on the brain and blood
 vessels of older people. The results were published in 
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN).
It is noted that with age, susceptibility to cardiovascular and 
neurodegenerative diseases increases, while cognitive 
functions in people over 60 years of age, on the 
contrary, decrease faster.
Scientists in the study looked for ways to slow down or
 prevent these age-related changes. Observations were 
made on 61 people aged 65 to 80 years. The study 
participants were divided into two groups, one of 
which took a placebo, and the second — 
26 g of blueberry powder.
The study found that older adults who consumed blueberry 
powder daily for 12 weeks had healthier blood vessels
 performed better on cognitive tasks
compared to the
 group that
received a placebo.
According to scientists, polyphenols, one of the types of
 which — anthocyanins, are found in blueberries, can 
prevent the deterioration of health. It is at its 
expense that the berry has a blue colour. 
Anthocyanins are strong antioxidants, neutralize the action 
of free radicals, prevent the growth of tumors, and have a 
beneficial effect on the human body. Therefore, 
vegetables and fruits of bright colours are 
considered useful for the body.
Earlier, on June 27, experts listed foods in the diet that affect 
a person's cognitive functions. These include avocados and
 berries, especially grapes and blueberries, as they protect
 the brain... from the harmful effects of oxidative stress, 
prevent premature cell aging and the development 
of dementia.

India develops project --- on 
cannabis-based medicines
by Javier Arana Villasusa
July 23rd, 11:50am
(Prensa Latina) 
India is developing its first research project on the use of
 cannabis in the medical sector, which Minister Jitendra
 Singh considered today of great potential to use this 
drug for the good of humanity.
In a public-private partnership with a Canadian company,
 the initiative is being carried out by the Indian Institute 
of Integrated Medicine, in the territory of Jammu,
will contribute to the production of quality 
medicines for export to patients suffering
 from neuropathies, cancer, diabetes and 
epilepsy, the Minister of Science and 
Technology said during a tour of 
the centre.
Singh described the agreement that gave life to the project
 as historic not only for the region of Jammu and Kashmir, 
but for the whole of India for the scientific contribution, 
and highlighted the role of biotechnology in this effort.
He also commended the work of the scientists in charge 
of the research, mainly those from the Indian Institute 
of Integrated Medicine.
Singh obtained first-hand information on the cultivation 
practices in the protected area and the research work 
being carried out on the plant.
He also visited the greenhouses with climate control 
facilities to improve the varieties according to the 
desired cannabinoid content.
According to the Indian minister, there are already 
medicines in other countries derived from the 
cannabis plant for the treatment of nausea 
and vomiting, neuropathic pain and 
epilepsy, among others.
Report Warns ‘Sickness Explosion’
 in UK ----- Costing Billions
Per Year
July 19th,  2:25pm (FNA)
The UK is being gripped by a “sickness explosion”
 which is costing the economy £15 billion a year,
 experts warned.
The nation has “among the worst population health in 
Europe” --- due to high levels of obesity, excessive 
drinking, & large health inequalities, according
to a new report by health
 experts and peers,
Independent reported.
Poor health in the population, a rising number of elderly 
people and “ballooning demand” for care, are leading 
to a “health emergency”, experts said.
As a result there is a high level of “premature often 
avoidable ill health” which is damaging the 
economy and the NHS, they said.
The new report, titled A Covenant for Health, states 
that millions are becoming prematurely ill, which 
is forcing many to drop out of work.
It has been estimated.. that this cost the economy 
£15 billion in 2022/23 due to higher welfare costs
 and lower tax revenues.
The authors wrote, “It is urgent to act – the UK has among
 the worst population health in Europe, the highest levels 
of obesity, the worst excess drinking levels, very large 
health inequalities, and very many people become ill 
much earlier than they should."
“Our high level of premature, often avoidable, ill health, 
damages lives, our society, localities & our economy. 
Without resolute action it will get worse,”
they added.
The new report --- penned by former Labour Minister Lord 
Filkin, former Health Minister Lord Bethall, public health 
experts and academics from the King’s Fund think tank, 
calls for an “emergency programme for better health”.
Lord Filkin, chairman of the Covenant for Health 
Commission, said, “We have a population health 
emergency – poor population health, more older
 people, ballooning demand, and costs on the 
NHS are leading to a sickness explosion. 
There will be 16 million people living 
with obesity by 2030 and 500,000 
will die from smoking and poor 
air quality, over the next
 five years."
“The NHS alone cannot solve this. Far too many of us get
 avoidable illnesses which harm our lives and cause us 
to drop out of work. Estimates from last week’s OBR 
indicate that in 2023-24 welfare spending due to 
health inactivity, increases in ill-health among 
those in work, and tax losses, as a result of 
rising health-related inactivity and in-work
 ill-health will cost the Government more 
than £15 billion," Filkin said.
“We need to keep well to be happy, to contribute and to
 sustain our economy and our NHS. Yet Government, 
business, society, ourselves, we have all done far
 too little to prevent ill health," Filkin added.
“Yet a great deal can be done rapidly and for low cost to help 
us live healthier longer lives, as our report A Covenant for 
Health sets out. We call for bold action across society 
and by all political parties to develop an Emergency 
Programme for Better Health to help our society be
 healthier and so help make for happier lives and 
to treat fewer illnesses,” he said.
Former Health Minister Lord Bethell added, “Our leaders
 should recognise the public do support measures to 
tackle smoking, obesity, heart disease and other 
chronic illnesses and address junk food, and 
dirty air, to support healthy communities --
and to engage people in their own health.”
Richard Murray, chief executive of The King’s Fund,
 added, “The health of the nation is in bad shape."
“Whether looking at life expectancy, levels of chronic ill-
health, inequalities, mental health or the drivers of poor 
health like obesity, England’s recent record is poor and
 often compares badly to our neighbours," he said.
“Apart from the obvious fact that no-one wants to be ill or to
 die prematurely, this state of affairs weighs heavily on the 
economy and the Exchequer, whether in terms of higher 
treatment costs, increased welfare payments or the 
loss of potential staff to ill-health at a time when 
many parts of the economy are facing deep 
workforce shortages," he added.
“Tackling this problem is not just a job for the NHS – we 
cannot treat our way out of a public health crisis," 
Murray said.
“Improving the nation’s health will require urgent cross-
Government action that encompasses better quality 
housing, policies to ensure the air we breathe is 
clean, and the use of tax and regulation, to 
encourage healthy behaviours," he added.
“And beyond national Government, local councils, 
the NHS, business, and charities all have power 
to improve the health of their employees, 
citizens and beneficiaries,” he said.


The pediatrician - named the
ways to 
increase immunity
of often ill child
July 16th, 4:49pm 
Marina Voevodina, a pediatrician of the Budu online health
management service, said in an interview with Moslenta 
that it is possible to increase the immunity of a 
frequently ill child. She advised parents to 
follow their children's daily routines
closely and walk with them
in the fresh 
air more often.
"It is important --- to pay attention to cleanliness in the
 apartment. It is necessary to regularly carry out wet 
cleaning, ventilate the premises. It is advisable to 
remove things that accumulate dust: carpets, 
soft toys that the child does not use. Toys 
should be stored in special closed 
containers to avoid excess dust,"
 the doctor said.
Vaccination is one of the most important steps in the process
 of developing a child's immunity. It is not superfluous to
 purchase an air humidifier. It is also necessary to 
teach the child to observe personal hygiene — 
first of all, you need to instill in him the habit 
of washing his hands when returning home 
from the street, the specialist continued.
It is important for the child to spend enough time outside. 
After a walk --- you can clean your nose with sea water 
(special baby products). In the cold season -- you can 
reduce the walking time, but increase their number. 
On walks, children move a lot, and physical 
activity has a positive effect on human 
immunity, explained Voevodina.
"It is necessary, to carefully monitor the child's daily routine.
 A sufficient amount of rest and activity, a full sleep of about 
ten hours (the exact amount depends on the age). The diet
 should be varied, fruits and vegetables are mandatory. It
 is important to observe the normal ratio of protein, fat 
and carbohydrates," the pediatrician warned.
At the same time, the expert stressed that the effect of 
pharmacy vitamins to increase the child's immunity 
has not been proven. Vitamins, according to her, 
should be prescribed only for identified 
deficiencies, with the exception of 
vitamin D in a preventive dose.
Earlier, the pediatrician dispelled the myth 
about the benefits of wiping children 
with vodka, for fever !

aspartame in the diet?

 Photo: Pheelings media / Shutterstock / Fotodom
To be or not to be aspartame in the diet?
Nutritionist Antonina Leontieva admits 
that soda with aspartame content has 
advantages. First of all, it really has 
almost no calories, which attracts 
people who want to lose weight. 
Secondly, it does not increase the level of 
glucose in the blood. However, according 
to the expert, the negative effects of 
synthetic sweeteners negate any 
benefits. So, their regular use 
leads to dysbiosis in the 
intestines ------- and to 
disorders of its work.
Sweeteners have another side to the coin. It is 
connected to the nervous system. The fact is 
that when we put aspartame or some other 
sweeteners in our mouths, signals about 
this go to the brain. Then... a whole 
cascade of reactions is triggered
Antonina Leontieva dietitian, 
nutritionist, physiotherapist:
According to Leontieva, carbon exchange occurs
 in the body, but it is not glucose that gets into
the stomach --- but a substance that is not 
embedded in it. As a result, the process
 is idle. In the long run, this can lead to 
damage, warned Leontieva.
The World Health Organization also recommended 
avoiding drinks with artificial sweeteners. 
According to the recommendation issued in May, 
sweeteners do not help either adults or children
 lose weight. Moreover, experts have found that 
the use of aspartame and other sweeteners 
leads to type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular 
diseases, and generally increases 
the risk of death.
How to replace aspartame?
Antonina Leontieva and WHO experts agree that there is no 
need to replace aspartame with anything. The nutritionist 
advised not to try to find an alternative to sugar, but to 
try to get rid of this habit altogether --- or limit the 
consumption of sweets, to reasonable limits. 
She pointed out that often cravings for desserts are not due
 to the body's need for insulin, but to psychological factors,
 hormonal disorders, or a lack of essential substances, 
such as iron.

New --- targeted method of 
cancer therapy developed
July 6th, 12:11pm 
Scientists from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced
 Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 
have developed a targeted cancer therapy 
method. The findings... are published in
journal Nature Communications.
The development, is a technology of a new type of acoustic
 tweezers, which allows you to move the target object using 
an acoustic wave. Thanks to their high tissue permeability 
and powerful impact, such tweezers have become much 
more effective than optical and magnetic tweezers in
 destroying cancer cells.
Chinese specialists have created holographic acoustic 
tweezers with a phased array (PAHAT). They are 
based on a high-density planar matrix 
transducer, that generates three-
dimensional acoustic waves.
The researchers were able to precisely control the bacteria
 that destroy cancer cells, so that they reach the lesion 
site in accordance with a pre-planned plan. As a 
the technology effectively slowed down the 
growth of the tumor.

Vitamin D supplements 
recommended against 
heart attacks
by Alina Ramos Martin
June 29th, 2:50pm
(Prensa Latina) 
The risk of suffering a heart attack decreases 
when vitamin D supplements are consumed, 
a specialized source informed.
According to the journal The BMJ, this becomes more
 relevant in people over 60 years of age and 
especially in those.... who take statins or 
other drugs for cardiovascular diseases.
During five years, vitamin D was administered to 31,215 
participants in the clinical trial carried out in Australia, 
of whom 1,336 suffered a serious cardiovascular 
accident, 6,6% in the placebo group and 6% 
in those who took the supplements.
The rate of serious cardiovascular events was 9% lower
 in the vitamin D group compared to the placebo group, 
equivalent to 5,8 fewer events per 1,000 participants.
The source points out that the rate of myocardial infarction
 was 19% lower and that of coronary revascularization 11% 
lower in the vitamin D group, but there was no difference
 in the rate of strokes, between the two.
The publication notes - that cardiovascular ailments are a 
leading cause of death worldwide, and heart attacks and 
strokes are set to increase, as the population continues 
to age and chronic diseases become more prevalent.

Report: Britons’ Earlier Deaths - 
Linked to NHS Underinvestment
June 26th, 2pm (FNA)
 Britons die sooner from cancer and heart disease 
than people in many other rich countries, partly 
because of the NHS’s lack of beds, staff and 
scanners, a study found.
The UK “underperforms significantly” on tackling its 
biggest killer diseases, in part --- because the NHS
been weakened by years of underinvestment, 
according to the report from the King’s Fund 
health thinktank. 
It “performs poorly” as judged by the number of avoidable
 deaths resulting from disease and injury and also by
 fatalities --- that could have been prevented had 
patients received better or quicker treatment,
 The Guardian reported.
The comparative study of 19 well-off nations concluded 
that Britain achieves only “below average” health 
outcomes because it spends a “below average”
 amounts for every person on healthcare.


Report: Almost 25,000 Doctors, 
Nurses Trying to Leave UK
June 25th, 2:34pm (FNA)
Record numbers of British doctors, nurses and midwives 
are trying to move abroad — with Australia top of their 
list, MailOnline revealed.
Almost 25,000 applications to get the documents needed 
to secure a job overseas were made to UK healthcare 
regulators in 2022. The vast majority represent 
NHS workers. 
The toll, uncovered by our investigation, dwarfs the 10,000 
figure seen before COVID struck. Senior leaders in the 
health service on Sunday warned "the exodus is 
only just beginning" and said the stats 
should ''stun ministers into action".
Disgruntled NHS medics say the pandemic has shone a light 
on how poorly they are valued in the UK, a factor that 
helped launched a wave of strike action across the 
UK to boost their pay. But, at the same time, they
been lured by promises of up to £130,000
salaries - 
and a better work-life balance.
Australia has also launched --- a wave of "cheeky" 
tactics touting the merits of a move Down Under, 
such as deploying mobile billboards to NHS 
strike picket lines... to recruit 
disenfranchised medics. 
Yet some medics who have made the move Down Under,
have complained, that it's not exactly the dream some
are selling. British health staff wanting to apply for a
job overseas need to get documents from their UK 
regulator, as part of the application.
These prove to their potential employers they don't have
any marks on their record, their training is up to date, 
and they can be trusted with patients. 
Figures obtained by MailOnline reveal nearly 7,000 doctors 
applied for documents to support an application to work
 abroad from the British medical regulator, the General
 Medical Council (GMC), in 2022.This was up from 
6,100 in 2019. 
Separate figures for 2023, which only go up until May,
suggest this year will see an even bigger exodus, 
with almost 3,500 applying for their documents 
so far. For nurses and midwives, the figures 
are even starker. 
Nearly 16,000 similar applications were made in 2022/23 
— compared to just under 5,500 in 2018, according to 
the UK's Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).
Pristine beaches & sunny weather appear to have
convinced many o seek a job in Australia. 
Australia topped the charts for 
total applications, in both 
professional groups. 
Nearly 9,000 doctors have applied to work Down Under in 
the last five years. A 3rd of these, were made in 2022/23. 
And Australian efforts... to lure medics Down Under, 
appear to be paying off. 
Data from the Australian Medical Council, the Aussie
 equivalent of the GMC, show almost 1,000 British 
medics signed up in 2021/22, the latest data 
available, up 16 percent on the year before, 
and the biggest number of any nation. 
This is roughly equivalent to half the UK medics who
 applied to work Down Under, getting a job there. 
For nurses and midwives, 11,000 applications were made to 
Australia since 2017/18. But the number has accelerated in
 recent years, with 4,000 making an application in the last
 financial year alone. The figures also revealed that its 
not just the Aussies looking to poach highly skilled 
NHS staff.
Doctor applications to work in the United Arab Emirates have 
almost doubled from 550 in 2019 to just over 1,000 in 2022, 
lured by higher, tax-free salaries, which can come with 
perks such as subsidized accommodation and 
generous leave packages. 
Nurse and midwife applications to the US have undergone 
an even more dramatic explosion. Applications to the US
reached 6,433 last year, almost 10 times what they 
were in 2017/18. 
The data obtained by MailOnline only records applications
and, therefore ----- are not a confirmation that the health
professional in question actually got the job overseas. 
Multiple applications can be made by individual staff. For 
example, a nurse applying for jobs in both Canada and 
Australia, would be counted twice. 
However, NHS unions said the data demonstrated NHS
 workers' intention to leave, with UK medics feeling 
underpaid and overworked and prepared to vote 
with their feet.
Dr Latifa Patel, the British Medical Association's workforce
 lead, said, "These numbers show the sad reality that, with
 junior doctor pay down by 26 percent, and consultant pay
 down by 35 percent since 2008, more and more doctors 
are making the logical conclusion: this Government 
does not value them or their work and, given the 
current NHS pressures, they would be better 
off abroad."
"With a global shortage of doctors, there are plenty of
 countries willing to pay them what they are worth," 
she said, adding, "The Australian government has 
already noted its popularity as a destination: last 
week they even sent trucks with job adverts to 
picket lines, where junior doctors were 
protesting over their lost pay."
She added that it was "not unreasonable" to conclude 
that even more doctors would look to leave this year, 
leaving the NHS in a further crisis ----- if ministers
 don't act. 
"The Government needs to urgently pull its head from the 
sand and fix their pay and conditions, alongside tackling
 the wider NHS funding issues, to prevent disaster," 
she said.
Pat Cullen, the Royal College of Nursing's general 
secretary, said MailOnline's figures should prompt 
ministers into urgent action. 
''A trebling of applications to head overseas should stun
 ministers into action and end the exodus from the 
nursing workforce," she said, adding, "This trend 
can be reversed with investment in the nursing
 workforce and can start --- by coming back to 
the table to speak about fair pay."
"Failure to act will leave tens of thousands of vacant
 nursing posts, waiting lists at record levels and
 patient care at risk," she added.
NHS sources also told this website Government policy 
was driving some international recruits to abandon
 the health service.
A senior nursing leader in the Midlands, speaking on
 condition of anonymity, said international nurses
 recruited from outside Britain were looking to
 leave --- due to the costs of bringing their 
partners and children to live in the UK.
Under UK visa rules, international nurses must pay £285 
to bring their partner, £315 for one child, and £200 for 
each additional child, to Britain. 
They then have to pay an additional fee of between £247
 and £479 per family member, depending on if they want
 them to stay for under, or over, three years. 
The senior nurse leader said other nurse-hungry nations 
were offering more generous visa packages for 
dependents and this was often cited by
 international nurses as their reason
 for leaving.
Such nurses are considered prime candidates for
 international recruiters from Australia, New 
Zealand, and the US.
This is because Britain essentially does all the validation 
work for them, with the internationally-trained nurses 
able to demonstrate by working here they can work 
effectively in an English-speaking nation.
The senior nurse also warned that "the exodus is only just 
beginning", with many international nurses who were 
recruited by the NHS in the darkest days of the 
COVID pandemic, now approaching the end 
of their three-year contracts. 
Such international nurses can be recruited on special three 
to five year contracts where the NHS pays for their flights, 
initial accommodation, and registration fees in exchange
 for a guarantee they will work for the health service for
 a set period. 
They added even further woe could be on the way, with
 America now following Australia --- and ramping up 
efforts to recruit the UK's international nurses. 
While they could not offer any proof, the huge spike in 
British nurses applying to American employers does 
suggest a potential recruitment drive is ongoing. 
Responding to MailOnline's figures a Department of 
Health and Social Care spokesperson said, "There
 are record numbers of staff working in the NHS 
with over 53,600 more people... compared to a 
year ago – including over 5,400 more doctors 
and over 12,000 more nurses."
They added that Government plans to publish a plan
 to recruit and retain more NHS staff "shortly" but 
din't detail any specific measures that might 
be included. 
The spokesperson also said the Government was 
offering "fair and reasonable" pay to NHS staff.  
"Over 1 million eligible NHS staff, including nurses, 
are receiving their pay rise and one-off payments
this month ----- and we have begun work to 
implement wider measures which will 
better support the workforce, 
including improving 
opportunities for 
nursing career 
they said. 
"We have made a fair and reasonable opening pay offer to 
the BMA and stand ready to resume confidential talks 
once they agree not to call further disruptive strikes 
and show willingness to move significantly from 
their unreasonable position," the spokes
person added.
Both NHS doctors and nurses are in long-running pay dispute 
with the Government which has resulted in waves of strike
 action and the subsequent cancellation of thousands of
 appointments for ordinary Brits.
Unions argue rising inflation is making working in the NHS
 unaffordable and is exacerbating the health service's 
long running staffing issues as workers leave to 
take up better paying roles. 
However, ministers claim unions' demands for double digit 
pay rises are simply unaffordable and would have to 
come at the expense of patient services.
There are very little signs of any compromise in the future 
and, while the dispute continues, NHS waiting lists 
continue to rise to record levels and more and 
more staff apply to leave the UK. 

The nutritionist named the drink 
helping to fall asleep quicker
June 20th, 2:45am
Nutritionist Matyskina said that a drink made from milk,
honey and cinnamon..... helps you fall asleep faster.
Warm milk has a calming effect on the body, its use at night 
helps to fall asleep faster. This was announced on Monday, 
June 19, in an interview with Sputnik radio by a member 
of the community "Nutritionists of Russia" and the 
Association of Nutritionists, the nutritionist
 Ekaterina Matyskina.
According to her, recipes of the so-called "moon milk" are
 popular online. In social networks.. they claim that it will 
serve as an effective tool for improving sleep. In Russia, 
the most common version of the drink, consists of 
warm milk, honey and cinnamon.

''The basis of the drink is warm milk. Its protein component
 is really able to cause a feeling so we relax & calm down.
 Protein before going to bed is also good  ....because it is 
actively involved in the regeneration processes that are
 triggered in the body at night. Vegetable milk can also
 be used, but not any.'' 
''Banana milk is not suitable because it contains a lot of 
sugar. Rice milk is made from plain white rice, with a 
low fibre content.. and is also perceived by our body 
as a set of simple carbohydrates," the expert said.
In addition, she did not recommend drinking nut milk at night, 
as it contains a large amount of fat, which is processed for 
a long time and can put additional stress on the liver and 
gallbladder at night.
Matyskina noted that the "moon milk" should not contain
 more than one teaspoon of honey. She pointed out that 
honey contains a large amount of glucose, which 
causes a rush of energy. It should be added in 
small amounts, then the person will not feel 
the excitement of the nervous system.
The nutritionist advised.. to add spices, spices and herbs to
the milk to enhance the calming effect. For example, mint,
camomile and lavender extract, have an effective 
relaxing effect.
At the same time, the expert warned that people with health
 problems and those who adhere to a diet, should not abuse
 "moon milk". According to the expert --- it should not be 
drunk by people with diabetes, as well as those who
 are allergic to honey or herbs.
Matyskina concluded that in the absence of 
contra-indications, "moon milk" can be 
drunk no more than two or three 
times a week.

The nutritionist named ways
 to get rid of night snacking
June 15th, 6:04pm 
Nutritionist Sofia Kovanova recommends not eating fruit 
in the evening, so as not to get hungry at night. In a 
conversation with "Lenta" she named other ways
 to get rid of late-night snacks.
Nighttime snacking is a direct consequence of the 
incorrect distribution of meals throughout the day, 
says the nutritionist. If the body does not receive 
the necessary amount of protein, fat, and 
carbohydrates, it will demand food.
Kovanova is sure that biochemistry cannot be defeated 
by willpower. The diffuse neuroendocrine system is 
responsible for saturation. It regulates the cycle
 hormone production, including telling the
that it's time to eat.
Often, nighttime snacks lead to strict diets or significant
 dietary restrictions. In a state of stress and fatigue, 
it is difficult to find the strength to restrain 
yourself from eating
The acute feeling of hunger is affected not only by the
 amount of food consumed, but also by its quality, the
 nutritionist added. A balanced diet helps control 
your appetite and keep your hormones 
in balance.
To get rid of late-night snacking, you need to avoid skipping 
daytime meals, says Kovanova. In any case, the body will
 need to make up for the lack of nutrients. According to 
her, it is better to have dinner in the evening after 
work than to eat at night before going to bed.
It is necessary to reduce the amount of fast carbohydrates
 in the diet (sausages, white bread, sweets, potatoes), 
because of them the feeling of satiety passes in 
a short time
Fruit increases blood sugar levels and increases hunger. 
Therefore, it is better to eat them in the first half of 
the day, Kovanova noted.
"Drink plenty of fluids. If you drink water or a cup of tea, you
 can trick your hunger. That is why nutritionists recommend 
drinking a glass of water before a meal," she concluded.


Study:  Most UK Carers - 
Not Paid for Travel Time
Between Appointments
June 15th, 2:10pm (FNA)
 Three out of four UK care staff, who look after people 
at home are not being paid for the time it takes them 
to travel between appointments, according to 
new research.
Unison said its survey of more than 300 care workers 
across England --- revealed that employers are 
effectively breaking minimum wage laws, 
costing staff hundreds of pounds each
 month, The Independent reported.
Homecare workers spend a fifth of their working day 
travelling between people’s homes, mostly paid at 
or just above the minimum wage, but this is 
“dramatically” reduced if their employer 
does not pay travel time, added 
the union.
Unison called for travel time payment to become a
 contractual requirement, warning that vacancy 
levels across care – currently 165,000 – will 
increase, if action is not taken by
 the government.
“Both care staff and those they look after are the victims 
of this pay scandal. Vulnerable people suffer when their
 already-rationed care visits are cut short or delayed," 
General secretary Christina McAnea said, adding, 
“Unison has been highlighting this exploitation 
for over a decade. Yet - the Government has 
responded with inaction and indifference."
“These appalling working practices must be tackled 
urgently if more people are to be encouraged to 
work in a sector desperately short of staff," 
she continued.
“Disabled and elderly people receiving care support will 
want an end to the exploitation of those looking after 
them. When it does, everyone will benefit,”
 she noted.

Reduced time in deep sleep may 
raise risk of cognitive decline
by Pavel López Lazo
June 8th, 4:46pm
(Prensa Latina) 
A new study reveals a potential link between sleep apnea, 
reduced time in deep sleep, and brain biomarkers 
associated with increased risk of conditions 
like stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and 
cognitive decline.
This research involved 140 people with obstructive sleep
 apnea and primarily focused on biomarkers related to 
the health of the brain’s white matter.
Participants with severe sleep apnea displayed a higher
 volume of white matter hyperintensities (small lesions
 visible on brain scans) and reduced axonal integrity.
The study looked at sleep factors and biomarkers 
of the health of the brain’s white matter.
The biomarkers measure how well the brain’s white matter
 is preserved, which is important to connect different 
parts of the brain.
One of the biomarkers, white matter hyperintensities, are tiny
lesions visible on brain scans. White matter hyperintensities
 become more common with age or with uncontrolled high
 blood pressure. The other biomarker measures the
 integrity of the axons, which form the nerve
 fibres that connect nerve cells.
“Finding that severe sleep apnea and a reduction in slow-
wave sleep are associated with these biomarkers is
 important... since there is no treatment for these 
changes in the brain, so we need to find ways 
to prevent them from happening.... or 
getting worse.”
The study stresses that sleep disturbances are not
 definitively the cause of these brain changes, but 
the correlation warrants further investigation. 
The ultimate goal is to identify prevention strategies or 
treatments to halt or slow these detrimental changes
 in the brain. Knowing that severe sleep apnea and 
reduced slow-wave sleep are associated with 
these biomarkers is important, as there is no
 treatment for these changes in the brain, 
so it is necessary to find ways to 
prevent them from occurring 
or worsening.
The researchers found that for every 10-point decrease in the
 percentage of slow-wave sleep, there was an increase in the
 amount of white matter hyperintensities similar to the effect
 of being 2.3 years older.
People with severe sleep apnea had a higher volume of white
 matter hyperintensities than those with mild or moderate
 sleep apnea. They also had reduced axonal integrity 
in the brain.
#cognitive decline #deep sleep

UK Radiologists Warn Cancer Patients
 Face Life-Threatening Delays
 Due to Lack of Staff
June 8th, 1:18pm (FNA)
 Cancer patients in the UK face life-threatening hospital
 delays and the prospect of more gruelling treatment 
as a result of NHS staff shortages, senior 
radiologists warned.
A poll of all 60 directors of the UK’s cancer centres by the 
Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) found staff shortages 
at 97% of the centres were leading to longer waiting 
times and delays in treatment, The 
Independent reported.
The poll showed 88% were concerned about shortages
 affecting the quality of care. The RCR pointed out that 
for every four-week delay to treatment, the risk of 
death increased by about 10%.
Half of those surveyed reported “frequent delays” every
 month or most months in patients starting radiotherapy, 
while this was happening at 22% of centres most 
weeks or every week.
The RCR warned that staff shortages meant people were 
waiting longer than necessary to start chemotherapy or 
radiotherapy, while some doctors were having to make 
“difficult decisions” about who to prioritise and 
sending patients to other hospitals.
According to one head of service, prostate radiotherapy 
patients in their area were facing a 3-month minimum 
wait to receive treatment, while breast cancer 
patients had a seven- to eight-week wait.
Staff shortages also meant costly medical devices, including
 linear accelerator machines for radiation, had to be 
switched off --- owing to the lack of people able to 
operate them, the RCR said.
Its report states that the UK has a 15% shortfall of clinical
 oncologists but by 2027 this figure would rise to 25%.
Over the next five years, one in five clinical oncologists are
 expected to retire, and more than half (54%) of current
 clinical oncology vacancies have been open for 
more than a year, it adds.
Meanwhile, the proportion of more expensive locum staff
being used, has grown from 4% to 8%, in the 
past two years.
The RCR published two reports on Thursday, one looking 
specifically at cancer care and the other at the clinical 
radiology workforce.
In the second report, 80% of directors surveyed said they
 believed a shortage in the number of interventional 
radiology consultants, was causing patients to
receive more invasive treatment.
In 97% of centres, patient treatment had been delayed
 because of staff shortages over the past year, while
 in about half of centres.. shortages were causing 
delays almost every month, the RCR audit found.
About 90% of those questioned thought workforce
 shortages would affect patient safety and only 
one in four said they had enough staff to 
deliver safe and effective care.
The report says just 52% of trusts, could provide 
adequate 24/7 interventional radiology services.
The RCR warned that across the UK there were 4,745 
whole-time-equivalent radiologists working in the 
NHS and the consultant workforce had a 29% 
shortfall. It said there was a “ticking time
bomb”, adding, “Without action --- there 
will be a 40% shortfall of radiologists
 by 2027".
Most consultants who left in 2022 were under 60, with many
 experiencing burnout, according to the RCR. It said new
 community diagnostic centres set up by the NHS had 
increased the workload on already stretched staff.
Dr Katharine Halliday, the RCR president, said, “There are
 simply not enough doctors to safely treat the volume of 
patients needed, and this will only worsen as demand 
rises and more doctors leave the NHS."
“Action from the government -- is now critical. We must train 
more doctors, while doing more to retain the ones we have. 
There is no luxury of time: doctors are stretched, 
stressed, and scared for their patients,” 
she continued.
Michelle Mitchell, the chief executive of Cancer Research 
UK, stated, “Due to underfunding and poor planning from
 governments across the UK, there isn’t enough staff 
or equipment to diagnose and treat cancer in a 
timely way."
“We urge political leaders in all UK nations to act now 
to address chronic staffing issues and unacceptable 
waiting times across the NHS,” she noted --- adding 
without long-term and strategic planning matched
with sufficient investment, it would continue to 
be difficult for people to benefit quickly from 
life-saving cancer checks and treatment.
Minesh Patel, the head of policy at Macmillan Cancer Support,
 said Macmillan and the Royal College of Radiologists have
 been sounding the alarm about the devastating impact of
 staffing shortages on delays to diagnosis and treatment 
for years - but the crisis continues to be brushed aside 
by governments.
“At the heart of this crisis is a failure to recruit and retain 
enough specialist cancer professionals,” Patel added.
Lady Delyth Morgan, the chief executive of Breast Cancer
 Now, stated, “Today’s report is the starkest warning yet, 
that the government’s failure to tackle the crisis facing
 the cancer workforce, risks pushing cancer diagnosis 
and treatment to the brink of disaster.”
A Department of Health and Social Care spokesperson said
 there are more doctors, nurses and staff working in the 
NHS than ever before, with 50% more specialist cancer
 doctors treating patients now, compared to 2010.
“The NHS is also seeing, treating and saving record numbers
 of people with cancer but we know there is more to do. That
 is why we are seeking views on our major conditions
 strategy and the NHS will soon be publishing a 
long-term workforce plan setting out how it 
will recruit and retain even more staff,”
 the spokesperson added.

There is a proven link - between 
viewing social networks in the 
evening - and sleep disorders
May 30th, 2:30am 
A team of scientists from Duke University and Yale University 
has proven a link between viewing social networks in the
evening and sleep disorders. According to a study 
published in the journal Sleep Medicine, viewing
an hour before your normal bedtime.... delays 
bedtime... by up to three hours.
Previous research has shown that blue light emitted from
 gadgets can cause sleep problems because it interferes
 with the production of melatonin, a hormone that 
regulates circadian rhythms. Now we found out 
that sleep can also be directly affected... by 
actions within the social network.
To do this, the authors analyzed 120 million posts made by 
44 thousand Reddit users over 15 years. As with other 
social networks, you can leave comments or links to 
content on Reddit and comment on what others 
have posted.
Based on the data of regular site visitors, experts established
 a normal bedtime, which allowed us to measure the impact 
of posting on social networks before the usual bedtime.
The results showed that if the user posted messages on the
 site about an hour before the usual bedtime, then they were
 much more likely to stay for another one to three hours. 
And if they posted several times before their usual
bedtime, they went to bed..... even later.
Researchers suggest that this is due to an increase in
 dopamine levels while waiting for a response from 
other users of the site, which prevents them from 
relaxing and falling asleep.


The expert named the six most 
effective types of training 
for weight loss
May 25th, 10:12pm 
Fitness expert Amy Goodson named six types of workouts
 that are most effective in losing weight. Her words are
 quoted by the portal Eat This, Not That.
The specialist noted the benefits of swimming, basketball, 
rock climbing and cycling. She also advised to do zumba, 
because with such loads, an average of 500 to 800
 kilocalories is burned.
In addition, according to Goodson, flag football - a type of
 American football — is effective for weight loss. The 
match includes two halves of 20 minutes and 
allows you to burn up to 605 calories, 
depending on the weight of
 the athlete.

Shocking New Figures Reveal
Forced to Pay Out £4mln
Compensation, Legal Fees 
to Victims of Sex Attacks 
in Hospitals
May 22nd, 4:58pm
The NHS has paid out millions of pounds in compensation 
and legal fees over sex attacks since 2018, figures show.
The health service has paid £2,174,658 in damages as 
well as £1.5 million in claimants' legal costs. It has 
also spent £338,194 on its own legal fees, 
bringing the total bill to more than 
£4million, The Times reports. 
The revelation comes weeks after the Health Secretary Steve
 Barclay vowed to put an end to sex attacks in hospitals after
 a Mail investigation found that there had been 6,500 rapes 
and sexual assaults in three years. 
Fewer than one in five NHS Trusts offer training 
to prevent sexual harassment, a study found. 
Data obtained under the Freedom Of Information Act revealed
 that 1,571 reports of sexual misconduct have been made by
 staff and patients at 167 NHS Trusts in England and Wales
 since 2018. 
Allegations of rape, inappropriate touching and comments 
are among the incidents that have been reported, with 
the majority of alleged perpetrators men and the 
victims female.  
Surviving In Scrubs, a campaign group supporting NHS staff
 who have faced sexual harassment, said the findings 
were "not surprising". 
"Trusts seem to hold their reputations in such high regard 
that they are glossing over the issues of sexism, 
misogyny, sexual harassment and sexual 
assault. More needs to be done to 
protect and support survivors 
of these behaviours," the
 report added.
Jemima Olchawski, CEO of the Fawcett Society, a 
women's rights charity, said women are "at
 their most vulnerable" with NHS staff. 
Daisy Cooper, the Liberal Democrat health spokeswoman, 
said that all patients should feel safe but these
 "shocking findings show that this is simply
 not the case". 
Health Secretary Steve Barclay held a meeting with NHS
 chiefs in April after it was revealed that at least 2,088 
rapes and 4,451 sexual assaults were reported in 
hospitals between January 2019 and October 
2022 – a rate of 33 a week.

Mediterranean diet for longer life

Association between oleic acid
 and increased life expectancy
 was found
May 15th, 4:12pm 
Scientists at Stanford School of Medicine have found a 
link between monounsaturated fatty acid intake and 
life expectancy. The results of the study...  are 
published in the journal Nature Cell Biology.
Oleic acid, which is a fat molecule characteristic of the 
Mediterranean diet, increases the number of two key 
cellular organelles and protects cell membranes 
from oxidative damage. Roundworm worms 
Caenorhabditis elegans, which were fed 
food rich in oleic acid, lived about 35%
longer compared to worms that were
 given food containing unhealthy
 trans fats (elaidic acid).
The researchers found that oleic acid contributed to 
an increase in the number of lipid droplets - cellular
 reservoirs that store fats. These organelles play a
 central role in cellular metabolism, regulating
use of fat as an energy source. 
Blocking the genes encoding proteins for lipid droplets
 restored the worms to their previous life expectancy. 
In addition, an increase in peroxisomes - organelles 
containing enzymes involved in redox processes -
was noted.
The number of lipid droplets and peroxisomes is higher in
 young animals -- and naturally decreases with age. The 
effect of monounsaturated fatty acids had a stronger 
effect on older animals - an increase in the number 
of lipid droplets in the cells of which contributed 
to an increase in life expectancy, by 33%. 
Oleic acid also reduces lipid oxidation, which damages 
cell membranes. In contrast, elaidic acid enhanced 
lipid oxidation.

best night time snack a banana

The nutritionist called banana 
or lean turkey... ideal for
a night snack.
May 13th, 9:29pm
Natalia Gridina, a nutritionist at Budu, an online health
 management service, named the ideal products for a 
night snack, in an interview with Moslenta. 
"At night, of course, you want something harmful: sugar,
 cakes, or fast food. However, these products will only 
cause problems. There is a healthier alternative," 
the expert said.
 According to her, such a snack can be a portion of lean
 turkey meat. It contains tryptophan, which improves 
the quality of sleep, by affecting the production 
of melatonin.
In addition, you can also eat a piece of fish at night: 
mackerel, salmon or tuna. Thanks to OMEGA-3
its composition, the amount of serotonin 
increases, and it has a positive effect 
...on the quality of sleep, the expert 
continued. Nuts are also suitable 
as a night snack.
"Bananas... are a good source of tryptophan. If you feel hungry,
you can eat one banana. Cheese is also healthy, and it can be
eaten with a portion of crackers, which contain lots of fibre. 
In addition, dairy products (cheese, yogurt) they promote
the production of melatonin --- thanks to calcium," 
explained Gridina. 
She clarified, that it is better to use unsweetened yogurt 
without additives. If there are no contra-indications,
can add honey to it, which also contributes
to the 
production of melatonin.

High energy prices possibly 
killed more Europeans than 
COVID in winter: Report
May 12th, 3:22pm
The steep rise in energy prices across Europe following the
 bloc's anti-Russia sanctions linked to the war in Ukraine 
may have killed more Europeans in winter than the 
COVID-19 pandemic, The Economist has reported.
Electricity and gas prices rose by 69 percent and 145
 percent, respectively, last winter, The Economist 
wrote in an article published on Wednesday.
The British weekly explained that the higher energy prices
 discouraged people from heating their homes properly 
and being in the cold increases the risk of heart and 
respiratory problems.
The Economist had predicted back in November that 
expensive energy could cause between 22,000 and 
138,000 deaths in a mild winter, and more in a 
harsh one.
The prediction came true unfortunately and the surge in
 energy prices resulted in 149,000 additional deaths --
 of which 60,000 were registered as COVID death -- in 
the 28 European countries examined by the paper 
between November 2022 and February 2023.
The report said the 7.8 percent increase in the number of 
deaths compared to the same weeks of 2015 to 2019 
can be attributed to several factors, the main cause 
being the people's inability to heat their homes
 properly and getting ill ...due to the 
cold conditions.
In the meantime, the West blames Russia for the energy
 crisis in Europe, claiming Moscow weaponized energy 
supplies to European states to achieve its political 
and military objectives.
Moscow, in turn, has rejected this claim,  pointing to the
 West’s joint sanctions against the Russian nation as 
the main factor that hampered the increasing gas 
exports from Russia to Europe.
In this regard, the Russian side had invested tens of 
billions of dollars to build pipelines to transfer its
 gas to northern Europe.
Multiple media reports said the US blew up the 
Nordstream pipeline to undermine Russian 
influence in Europe and maintain US' 
hegemonic control, over its EU 
vassal states. 
[Rhondda Records adds:
Bit too political - but 
possibly true.]

Cost-of-Breathing Crisis in UK

Disabled People in UK - Facing A 
‘Cost-of-Breathing’ Crisis Due
 High Energy Bills
May 9th,  2:35pm (FNA)
 Many disabled people are facing a cost-of-breathing crisis 
amid higher energy bills, a new television advert warned.
Disabled people who rely on energy to move around, speak
 and breathe risk losing their independence, health and
 wellbeing, a charity said as it revealed a quarter of
 the callers to its helpline who rely on medical 
equipment have had to switch it off to save
 money, The Independent reported.
Scope, a disability equality charity, said that while much of
 the population is looking forward to using less energy as 
the weather warms up in the summer, many disabled 
people will not have that option.
The charity’s advice lines have supported almost 38,000
 disabled people over the past year and more than a third
 (38%) of callers to its energy helpline are in energy debt 
– on average by more than £1,000.
Scope said two in five calls to its helpline have medical 
equipment and that almost a quarter of these people
 (23%) have had to switch medical equipment off
 to cut costs.
In research published last month, the charity said that, on 
average, disabled households need an additional £975 a 
month to have the same standard of living as
 non-disabled households.
The new advertising campaign will air on ITV throughout 
May and June to highlight how disabled people are 
being affected by the cost-of-living crisis.
Featuring six disabled actors, it shows disabled 
people relying on electrical equipment such as 
CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) 
machines to breathe, hoists to get in and 
out of bed, and communication devices
 to speak.
The charity said its disability energy support service 
has saved disabled people almost £2 million over 
the past year, through advice and support.

 respiratory disorders due to steam  inhalation of potatoes

The doctor warned about the risk of
 respiratory disorders due to steam
 inhalation of potatoes
April 25th, 4am
Inhaling the steam of boiled potatoes with a cough and runny
 nose can do much more harm than good, especially in the 
case of children. In particular, this can lead to bronchial 
spasms and respiratory disorders, Olga Tatarkina, a 
pediatrician at SM-Clinic for Children, told Izvestia 
on April 25th.
"Hot steam when inhaled can cause swelling of the airway
 mucosa or provoke bronchial spasm, which will inevitably 
lead to respiratory disorders --- which are not always 
possible to cope with at home," Tatarkina warned.
She also noted that respiratory diseases are often accompanied
 by an increase in body temperature. And hot steam inhalation 
in this case can only aggravate the situation and lead to the 
development of complications, especially in children. In
 addition, inhalation of hot steam, is fraught with burns
 of the respiratory tract mucosa and skin.
According to her, such a procedure is strictly contra-indicated if 
purulent discharge from the nose or bronchi appears. It is also
 contra-indicated to breathe hot potato broth in the presence
 of repeated nosebleeds.
"Such procedures are strictly contra-indicated for people with
 diseases of the cardiovascular system, who have suffered a
 heart attack or stroke, since such inhalations can lead to 
an increase in blood pressure, sometimes quite sharp," 
Tatarkina warned.
Also, she said that there is an unobvious harm from inhaling 
the vapors of potato broth. First, it contains solanine - a 
toxic glycoside that protects the plant from damage by 
bacteria, fungi, and some types of insects. It is toxic 
to humans.
"The effect of solanine on the human body... depends on its
 amount. Small doses of the toxin do not cause significant 
harm and can only cause mild discomfort. But high 
concentrations of solanine can be extremely 
dangerous, especially if inhaled. If we talk 
about young children, even small 
concentrations of solanine 
can harm them," the 
pediatrician said.
In addition, the doctor warned that potatoes may contain traces 
of chlorprofam (a plant growth regulator that is used to restrain 
the germination of tubers during storage) and thiamethoxam 
(used to control pests, including the Colorado potato beetle).
 Also, potato tubers, as in all vegetables that grow in the 
ground, may contain nitrates, which fall into the potato 
broth, during cooking.
"In addition, potatoes can absorb harmful substances 
that accumulate in the soil, including heavy metals. 
In particular, cadmium. And cadmium, as you 
know, is the most carcinogenic element
 that can accumulate in the body," the 
doctor summed up.

Taking care of yourself
April 24th, 2:52am 
Nutritionist Jasna Vujicic named the best ways 
to prepare food. Her words are quoted by the 
Serbian newspaper, Politika.
The specialist advised to cook and stew vegetables 
or meat. Also, according to her, when cooking for
couple, all the minerals and useful properties
protein in products, are preserved.
Nutritionist urged to fry food less often, as the products 
absorb the oil --- and harm the body, during digestion.
Vujicic added that it is important to preserve the 
nutritional value of food during cooking, so you 
should use healthy fats... in moderation.

Nutritionist told about healthy
 fruits in the spring period
April 22nd, 8:42pm
Fruits in the spring are the most important source of vitamins. 
As the general practitioner and nutritionist, chief physician of 
the clinic Biogena, preventive medicine doctor Anna Kireeva
 said on Saturday, April 22nd, it is best to eat citrus fruits, 
currants, bananas and pineapple.
"Vitamin C - helps to keep iron in the blood at a sufficient level.
 It is obtained from citrus fruits, rosehip berries, strawberries, 
currants. Citrus fruits are also high in potassium. Potassium
 lowers blood pressure, which can help people suffering 
from hypertension, " the therapist said.
Oranges are useful, not only because of the vitamin C they
 contain. This fruit is also rich in folic acid, which is 
necessary for the human body for good 
functioning of the nervous and 
reproductive systems.
Fruits help prevent hypovitaminous stress. To strengthen the
 immune and endocrine systems in the spring, you should 
eat orange and green foods that contain vitamin A, such 
as oranges and apples.
The benefits of bananas are also noted, which are rich in pectin, 
potassium, fluoride, sodium and B vitamins. This high-energy
 product quickly increases blood sugar levels, which gives
 a boost of energy for physical and mental exertion.
The nutritionist emphasized that pineapple is an excellent
 source of fibre. It also contains manganese and calcium.
 Despite its low calorie content, pineapple increases the
 feeling of fullness and even helps to stabilize blood 
sugar levels.
"Pineapples are rich in the enzyme bromelain, which plays 
the role of a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, as well as
the antioxidant vitamin C, which has anti-inflammatory 
properties that help to reduce joint pain caused by 
osteoarthritis, supports the health of the 
immune system and reduces the risk of 
heart disease," added Anna Kireeva.
Earlier, on April 17th, the nutritionist called avocado and oats
 the most useful products for the prevention of diseases of 
the gastrointestinal tract. She also noted the benefits of 
flax seeds, chickpeas, raspberries and broccoli, which 
are suitable for the prevention of intestinal diseases.

Taking care of yourself
April 20th, 7:33pm
Five unusual harbingers of heart and 
vascular problems --- are named
Davis - a surgeon - described numbness and poor 
appetite as unusual symptoms of heart problems.
One of the most common unusual harbingers of problems 
with the cardiovascular system, Davis called numbness 
of the extremities. Because of the narrowing of blood 
vessels, it is more difficult to circulate blood, so the 
hands and feet begin to get cold and numb, even 
when the person is generally warm. In
 particularly severe cases, the limbs 
may turn bluish or purple, the 
doctor explained.
As the next non-obvious symptom of developing cardiovascular 
pathology, Davis identified problems with the digestive system, 
in particular, poor appetite, frequent abdominal pain, diarrhea 
and upset stomach.
Also, according to Davis, due to circulatory disorders, the hair 
follicles on the legs no longer have enough nutrients, which
 is why they die, and, as a result, the hair falls out.
In addition, ulcers on the legs are a sign of poor blood
 circulation, the surgeon noted. Usually, such wounds
 appear on the back of the lower leg, do not heal for 
a long time and can cause discomfort.
In conclusion, Davis urged to be wary of sudden memory
problems and frequent dizziness, as such problems 
occur due to chronic hypoxia of the brain --- due 
to poor blood circulation.


Taking care of yourself
April 12th, 1:34am 
The doctor named harmless snacks before going to bed.
Nutritionist Razarenova called nuts, avocado and 
eggs... the most harmless snack for the night.
Dietitian, nutritionist Alexandra Razarenova said that at night 
the human body does not need additional food intake, as it is
 in a state of rest. The correct diet involves avoiding late 
dinners -- but if a person can not cope with the feeling 
of hunger before going to bed, then they can choose
 a few harmless snacks, the expert named them,
an interview with Sputnik radio.
"Bone broth, a few pieces of beef, veal, lamb tongue, nuts: 
pecans, walnuts, almonds, Brazil, macadamia, pine nuts.
 You can take pumpkin or hemp seeds, chicken or quail 
eggs, or avocado," Razarenova said.
If a person can not cope with the evening feeling of hunger, 
then it is necessary to "choose products containing the 
"right" fats and protein components."

Pfizer vaccine released 
with side effects due to
 collusion — Russian 
Defense Ministry
April 7th, 2:16pm (TASS)
 The collusion between US officials and the Pfizer COVID
producer --- made it possible to produce
pharmaceuticals with 
serious side effects,
Chief of Russia’s Radiation, 
and Biological Protection Force,
 Igor Kirillov, said on Friday.
"According to information we have, the collusion between
 officials and the Pfizer COVID vaccine producer made it 
possible  --- to release pharmaceuticals with serious 
side effects. Meanwhile, Pfizer had real evidence 
at the time of vaccine approval, supporting the
higher risk of serious cardiovascular system 
pathologies after vaccination," Kirillov said.
This is how officials from US federal agencies, 
"later.. held key positions in pharmaceutical
companies," the Ministry of Defense said.

Why pregnant women need to listen to classical music

 Why pregnant women need
to listen to classical music
April 4th, 1:56pm
The baby in the mother's stomach...  hears almost all sounds, 
so it's important for pregnant women to listen to good music.
 Classical music therapy, is especially useful.
Opera singer Irina Gold told the "Let's Watch" media platform
 why classical music is popular among pregnant women, and 
whether it is useful for the early development of the baby.
According to the expert, the healing properties of music that 
affect the spiritual and physiological state of a person have
 been known for a long time.
How does it affect you?
Scientists have long established the relationship between the 
frequency of sound vibrations and specific physiological 
processes, said the opera singer.
"Sound is a powerful information carrier that acts on the human
 brain. And it doesn't matter what we are talking about: noise 
on the street or a concert of symphony music," Gold said.
According to the singer, classical music has a positive effect on
 the child even in the period of intrauterine development. When 
the expectant mother listens to classical music, the
 physiological and emotional development of
 the fetus, is stimulated.
"These children have significantly better physical 
and intellectual performance," she added.
So, it is very useful for a pregnant 
woman to listen to Mozart's work.
"You may have heard of the Mozart Effect. It consists in the 
fact that listening to Mozart's works has a positive effect 
on the development of a child's intelligence," Irina 
Gold shared.
In general, Mozart's music works wonders. Scientists in the
 course of experiments proved that fans of the composer 
have a higher IQ coefficient. And Israeli scientists in 
2009, said that only 30 minutes of Mozart a day, is 
enough for a child in the mother's belly, to 
grow well, recover and gain strength.
It is also useful to listen to Brahms, Debussy, Schubert,
 Beethoven, Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Chopin, 
Paganini, Glinka --- and other composers.
Numerous studies have confirmed that classical music 
not only creates a sense of psychological comfort, but
also develops the attention, intelligence and creativity 
of the child, and helps to reveal the inner potential.
In conclusion, Gold said that pregnant women need to focus
 primarily on their personal preferences. A woman should 
only listen to the music that she likes. Only then will 
music therapy benefit both mother and baby.
[R.R: This last piece of advice..... excludes,
surely, those who ''like'' aggressive music.]

Taking care of yourself
 March 30th, 8:49pm
Nutritionist warned about the dangers 
of out-of-season fruits and vegetables.
Nutritionist Nikulina: out-of-season fruits 
and vegetables contain large amounts
 of pesticides.
Irina Nikulina, a general practitioner, nutritionist, head of 
the Department of Integrative Health Technologies at 
the Academy of Social Technologies, in an interview 
with the Prime news agency --- warned about the 
dangers of unseasonal fruits and vegetables.
According to her, their use can do more harm than good. 
She said that unseasonal fruits contain a large amount 
of pesticides and nitrates, which are used to increase
 the shelf life.
The expert noted that these substances, when used 
excessively, adversely affect the human body. So, 
they can cause allergic reactions, as well as 
problems with the respiratory, nervous and 
endocrine systems. In addition, according 
to the doctor, pesticides and nitrates are 
associated with the development 
of cancer.
Nikulina recommended using extra caution to introduce 
out-of-season fruits and vegetables into the diet of 
children, as their detoxification process is not as
 fast and active as in adults.
The nutritionist added that the necessary dose of 
vitamins and trace elements --- can be obtained 
from frozen foods.
Earlier, nutritionist, gastroenterologist Anastasia 
Timoshchenko named products that accelerate 
aging. The nutritionist says that the love of 
sweets --- accelerates aging most of all: 
excessive sugar consumption, leads
to weight gain, insulin resistance,
and contributes to skin aging ---
it becomes less elastic  ---
wrinkles appear faster, 
and damage takes
longer to heal.


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

Basically seems to support evidence Alpha
from Depleted Uranium and
compounds lodged 
long term in 
tissues like 
lungs --- and even
term non-lethal doses,
can cause DNA damage
---- leading to cancers
and birth defects.

Press the link below:

'The health hazards of depleted uranium munitions'

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 
The main method of fighting warts is 
named by dermatologist Irina 
Gosteva and TV presenter 
Alexander Myasnikov.
According to them, this is cryodestruction, 
that is, surgical treatment of the affected 
skin areas with liquid nitrogen.
The doctor noted that cryodestruction is a proven 
and most inexpensive way, to get rid of this kind 
of neoplasm. Myasnikov recommends a vaccine 
against the human papillomavirus, as a 
preventive measure.
The dermatologist warned that you cannot remove warts
yourself, with the help of folk remedies. When using 
pumice stone, iodine, tea tree oil, vinegar, garlic, 
celandine tincture and salicylic acid, an
infection can be introduced into
 the wound.

Report: Over Half of UK 
Ambulance Workers See 
Patient Die Due to Delay
March 6th, 2:10pm (FNA)
 More than half of ambulance workers have seen 
a patient die because of a delay in reaching 
them after a 999 call or overcrowding in 
A&E, a new survey found.
The findings, from a survey of frontline paramedics and 
other ambulance staff, are another stark illustration of
 the patient safety risks created by the crisis in NHS
 urgent and emergency care, The Guardian reports.
“These findings are utterly terrifying,” stated Rachel 
Harrison, the national secretary of the GMB union, 
which sought the views of more than 1,200 
members working in NHS ambulance 
services in England and Wales.
It asked them if they had ever witnessed a death that had
 occurred - because of a delay involving an ambulance or
 other part of the care system. Just over half (53%) said
 they had done so and another 30% were aware of it 
happening with a colleague.
Three-quarters (76%) of those surveyed said that delays had
 an impact on patient care every day. And over half (52%) 
said they had spent an entire shift waiting outside an 
A&E to hand a patient over to hospital staff.
The findings are disclosed in a Channel 4 Dispatches
 documentary being shown this Thursday about how 
long delays..... in ambulance crews handing over 
patients to A&E staff, and thus being unable 
to respond quickly to 999 calls..... are 
affecting both patients and staff.
The programme is based on footage secretly shot 
over three months, by Daniel Waterhouse, an 
emergency medical technician with the 
East of England ambulance service, 
who has since resigned.
“The delay and dilation of care that we see - is just
 unconscionable,” Dr Adrian Boyle, the president 
of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine, 
told the programme.
The RCEM, which represents A&E doctors, last week, 
issued new analyses which found that a patient dies 
every 23 minutes - as a direct result of spending at 
least 12 hours in A&E - usually because they are 
waiting for a bed in the main hospital.
“We’ve seen patients this winter who have been harmed 
because of ambulance delays,” Dr Sanjeev Nayak, a
 leading stroke doctor, told Dispatches, adding, “If 
they’re late, we cannot treat them, there’s very 
little we as doctors can do. A couple of hours’ 
delay ------- means the patient can die or 
suffer disability.”
Dr Sonya Babu-Narayan, a consultant cardiologist 
and the associate medical director of the British 
Heart Foundation, noted when a patient has had
 a heart attack it is vital that an ambulance gets
 to them as soon as possible because “minutes 
can be the difference between life and death”.

 UK: Paramedics Escalating Strikes
 by Reducing Emergency Cover
March 3rd, 9:31pm (FNA)
UK Paramedics are escalating strike action next week
by cutting back on emergency cover for "category 2" 
calls --- including heart attacks, and strokes. 
The GMB union said that over 13,000 of its members who 
are walking out over two days next week would now 
"tighten derogations" - and in many cases only
 respond to the most life-threatening calls 
known as "category 1". 

Deaths in UK attributed to long 
emergency waiting times
 by Javier Arana Villasusa
March 1st,  11:18am
(Prensa Latina)
The UK's National Health Service NHS reported 
today that long hours of admission periods in 
hospital emergency departments caused 
some 23 thousand deaths in 2022.
Workers’ unions in the sector criticized the Government’s 
handling of problems related to the NHS, claiming a
 heavy workload of its staff, discontent --- over 
working conditions and concern over wages. 
Meanwhile, authorities acknowledge staff 
shortages, but disagree that the excess 
death totals are definitely accurate, 
television in this capital city 
According to reports, the Royal College of Emergency
 Medicine sent Freedom of Information requests to 
the NHS for its latest data on accidents and 
emergency waiting times.
According to the report received, more than 1.6 million 
British patients had to wait more than 12 hours in the 
department from the time they entered.
The medical school then calculated the death rates
 linked to long waits, which last year, often made 
headlines in the country.
Addressing the issue at the NHS Recovery Forum last month, 
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said long waits in accident and
 emergency departments, are among the problems on the
 minds of all people in Britain. (sic)


Study Shows Just 10% of Britons 
Think Tory Ministers Have 
Right Policies on NHS
February 24th, 4:25pm (FNA)
 Just 10% of Britons think ministers have the right policies 
on the NHS --- though public support for the service’s
 founding principles remains strong, according 
to new polling.
The proportion of voters across the UK who believe that
 ministers are tackling the NHS’s many problems in the 
right way is lowest in England, at 8% – a record low, 
The Guardian reported.
It is higher in both Scotland (28%) and Wales (19%). However, 
across the UK as a whole just one in 10 people thinks the 
government is taking the right approach to the NHS.
The notable lack of public confidence in ministers’ handling of
 the health service emerged in a survey that pollsters Ipsos 
undertook for the Health Foundation thinktank.
“That public confidence in the government’s handling of the
 NHS has reached a new low should ring alarm bells in
 No 10,” said Tim Gardner, a senior policy fellow at 
the Health Foundation.
In a series of gloomy conclusions that reveal dwindling
 confidence in and growing public concern about the 
NHS, Ipsos also found that:
Only 33% think the NHS is providing a good service, a lot
 fewer than the 43% who said it was when the survey 
was last done in May 2022.
62% fear that the standard of NHS care will get worse over
the next year – a big jump from the 39% who said that last
year. 74% expect the already serious pressure placed 
on NHS staff --- will intensify.
However, the research also shows that 90% think the NHS
 should remain free at the point of delivery, 89% back it 
being a comprehensive service, that is available to 
everyone and 84% believe it should be mainly
 funded through taxation.
Some right-of-centre thinktanks and commentators, as well as
 the former Health Secretary Sajid Javid, have recently called 
for a rethink of how the NHS is funded and organised. 
However, Ipsos found that 82% of voters think the NHS needs 
more money in order to function better. That view is shared
 across all age groups, the four home nations and among
 both Labour (94%) and Conservative (63%) voters.
“There is no evidence voters want a radical change to the
 NHS model; they just want the current one to work
 said Gardner.
NHS bosses and experts are worried that satisfaction with the
 NHS is falling, especially as a result of long waiting times to
 see a GP, get an ambulance, receive A&E care, or mental 
health treatment, or undergo an operation.
Research published last year by the King’s Fund and Nuffield
 Trust thinktanks found that public satisfaction with the 
health service had fallen to its lowest level since 1997.
Their finding of significant dissatisfaction with the time taken
 to get an appointment with a GP is borne out by Ipsos’s new 
research, which found that 44% think it takes to long to see 
a family doctor and 43% believe that it is too hard to book
 an appointment.
“This polling shows the NHS is being let down by government
 inaction, which is contributing to reduced public confidence,
 while support for the founding principles of the NHS remains
 strong,” said Matthew Taylor, the chief executive of the NHS
 Confederation, which represents care providers in England, 
Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Department of Health and Social Care said, “We are
 committed to ensuring that the NHS is here for people 
to give them the healthcare they need.... when they 
need it. That is why we are building a sustainable 
NHS, with patients at its centre – backed by up 
to £14.1bln for health and social care over the
 next two years, on top of record funding."
“Our urgent and emergency care recovery plan, seeks to
 deliver the prime minister (Rishi Sunak)’s priority, to cut
 waiting lists, whilst reducing pressure on hospitals, by 
scaling up community teams, expanding virtual wards, 
and getting 800 new ambulances on the road – on top 
of £750mln to speed up hospital discharge and free 
up beds this winter,” it added.

Unprecedented UK Nursing Union 
and Ambulance crews ---- strike
February 7th, 8:59am
Tens of thousands of nurses from the Royal College of Nursing
 Union and ambulance crews have gone on an unprecedented 
strike, calling on the NHS for increased pay as well as better 
work conditions.
They had warned during the previous strike that the next
one would be their biggest yet --- and they have kept
their promise.

 Tens of thousands of nurses from the Royal College of
 Nursing union and ambulance crews are on strike, 
this time, together.
The chanting on the picket lines is not just about inflation
 busting pay rises but about the depressing state of the 
National Health Service as well.
An ICU nurse, who has worked for the NHS for 10 years, 
explains why she thinks the system is in crisis:
''The Total underfunding, a lack of foresight, I think, 
politically, and nurses really just being taken for 
granted --- for too long.''
--- Striking ICU Nurse, 10 years with NHS
NHS healthcare staff in UK quit at record 400 a week 
New research reveals that a record number of over
400 healthcare staff in the UK have left the NHS to 
restore their work-life balance, over the past year.
And that has meant tens of thousands of trained nurses 
either leaving the profession or working for the private 
sector in recent years.
The strikers are calling for the National Health Service to be 
kept alive, a system which is now on life support, and many
 in the medical profession believe that the deeper the crisis 
gets, the stronger the likelihood that privatization will be
 foisted upon them.
From hero to zero, and claps don’t pay the bills: some of the 
chants by nurses across the country, on strike again in a 
dispute with the government over pay and patient safety. 
In the UK, the wave of industrial action across the country 
is only gaining momentum in the wake of the government’s 
controversial new anti-union legislation.
That's because while the NHS is at breaking point, private 
healthcare is flourishing, creating worries about a two tier 
system, one for the rich, who can pay their way, and 
another one, a subpar NHS, for everyone else.
''I hope that it isn't the case that we're moving towards a 
privatized system. I think it would be disastrous for all
 of us, if that was the case.''
''I think hopefully with these strikes, the public support that 
we've gained, the government will listen and see that that
 is an option. People don't want to lose the NHS.''
--- NHS Striker
Though public support for the strikers is evidently very 
strong, however, it remains to be seen which side the
 British government will take.

Survey: European Countries 
Face Continued Medicine 
January 31st  1:57pm (FNA)
 European countries are still experiencing a high incidence
 of medicine shortages, with a deteriorating burdensome
 impact on patients, according to a recent survey.
The Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU)
 conducted a survey with pharmacies in 29 countries, 
including EU members, Turkey, Norway, and North 
Macedonia, Anadolu news agency reported.
The survey results showed that the medicine shortages
 in most European countries worsened substantially 
compared to last year.
More than 600 drugs are scarce...  in a quarter of these
 countries, while 20% reported 200-300 drug shortages, 
it said.
Three-quarters of the countries reported that the
shortages were worse this winter, compared to 
a year ago.
The survey also showed... that the most difficult drugs to 
be obtained in pharmacies across Europe are especially,
 amoxicillin group antibiotics used in the treatment
of respiratory tract infections, cough syrups used
treating pediatric diseases, paracetamol in 
syrup form, and some blood pressure drugs.
The reason for the drug problem is a decline
 in supply --- despite a surging demand.
Seasonal infections, especially influenza and respiratory 
syncytial virus (RSV), started early and progressed 
stronger than normal, in European countries 
this year.
Experts say weaker immune systems are related to 
COVID-19 lockdowns as people were not exposed
 to some viruses during this period.
Pharmaceutical manufacturers are also unprepared for the 
high demand in the face of increasing infections, with
energy crisis in Europe and the rising raw
prices, affecting production.


The doctor explained...
most useful snack 
for elderly people
January 21st, 11:30pm
Dietitian Mikhail Ginzburg said on January 20th,
that a fermented milk drink, with muesli and 
apple, or a vegetable salad combined with 
grain bread, is the best snack for 
the elderly.
"The most healthy snack for the elderly, is one that 
contains sour-milk drinks and cereals, such as 
muesli. Also, in this snack, it is very good to 
eat an apple. There may be vegetables, 
some kind of vegetable salad, or 
vegetable slicing. Coarse bread, 
grain bread, bread with bran," 
the doctor said, in an 
interview with 
Moskva 24.
According to the nutritionist, this meal contains
that the body needs ---- dietary fibre,
probiotics, vitamins &
 complex carbohydrates.
As Ginzburg noted, nutrition enriched with
all the necessary
 elements protects the
body from the deterioration of age-
related diseases.
Earlier, on January 13th, dietitian Elena Solomatina said that
 turkey is the most useful product for the nervous system of
 the elderly. According to her, the meat of this bird is rich in
 B vitamins, the lack of which often affects older people, 
which can cause them to have an unsteady gait, 
or dizziness.

Fentanyl deaths of children
 under 14 surging – Report
by Pavel López Lazo
January 19th, 4:08pm
(Prensa Latina) 
The United States has reported an accelerated increase
 in deaths of children under 14 --- due To fentanyl 
poisoning, according to a new report from 
Families Against Fentanyl (FAF), a 
nonprofit spreading awareness 
about the deadly opioid.
Between 2019 and 2021, synthetic opioid fatalities led by
 fentanyl poisonings among U.S. children under 14 years 
old increased faster than among any other U.S. age 
group, according to an FAF analysis of Centres 
for Disease Control and Prevention data.
Infant fentanyl deaths increased twice as fast between 2019
 and 2021. Fentanyl deaths among toddlers between the 
ages of 1 and 4 more than tripled, and deaths among 
children between the ages of 5 and 14 nearly 
quadrupled, according to FAF.
In many cases, the drug is ingested without the person’s
 knowledge. People are taking pills — such as at parties 
— not knowing the pills are counterfeit and heavily 
laced with fentanyl.
Two milligrams of fentanyl, which is the size of a mosquito, 
is enough to kill an adult. The CDC said more than 100,000 
people died of a drug overdose in 2021, and more than 
65,000 of those deaths, were linked to fentanyl.
Americans 25 to 44 accounted for 53.2% of the total 
number of fentanyl deaths in the U.S. in 2021.
Fentanyl spread across the United States in recent years 
and is the latest wave of a drug crisis started with 
addictive painkillers and followed by heroin.
The Drug Enforcement Administration warned that Fentanyl
 is the deadliest narcotic nationwide and according to 
federal agents 379 million potentially deadly doses 
were intercepted in 2022.

the importance of sleep for health

The clinical psychologist ---
spoke on 
the importance
of sleep --- for health
January 18th, 8:20pm
Olesya Tolstukhina, a clinical psychologist at the Doctor Next
 Medical technology company, said in a conversation with
 Izvestia on January 18th, that regular full — fledged 
sleep is an extremely important element of mental 
and physical health.
"During sleep, many processes in the nervous system 
are stabilized, as well as physical stabilization and
 regeneration in internal organs. When the sleep 
regime fails, the psyche suffers first of all, a 
prolonged lack of normal sleep can 
indicate the beginning of
psychotic states," 
she said.
According to Tolstukhina, the longer a person is without 
sleep, the more severe the consequences: the body's 
key life support systems fail.
"Severe changes in brain tissue critically reduce 
immunity, the body is depleted to the point of 
death," the expert warned.
She noted that with complaints of disturbed sleep, you 
should contact a neurologist or psychiatrist to find out 
the causes of sleep problems, as they may be 
psychological or organic.
Earlier in the day in Moscow, a 16-year-old teenager died 
from a rare form of insomnia, which refers to incurable
 hereditary diseases.
Candidate of Medical Sciences, neurologist-somnologist 
Elena Tsareva told Izvestia on January 18th about how 
to recognize the symptoms of the rarest form of 
insomnia — fatal family insomnia, which 
caused the death of a teenager.
According to her, the key signs that insomnia has a deadly
 form are the complete inability of a person to fall asleep 
and the lack of response to sleeping pills due to the
 fact that the disease changes the structure of 
the brain.

Residents of Europe advised 
to prepare for ''bad news''
January 7th, 1:36am 
Residents of Europe should prepare for bad news, due
 to the threat of spreading the omicron subvariant -
the kraken strain. This advice was given by 
Politico columnist, Carlo Martuscelli.
According to him, the XBB strain.1.5 is spreading
 rapidly, most likely because it has certain great
 advantages over the currently dominant 
omicron strains.
The journalist referred to an article by the European
Centre for Disease Prevention and Control --- which
notes that this sub-variant was first discovered on
October 22nd, 2022, in the US. At the same time,
XBB.1.5 became the "most transmissive 
"Data coming in from the US, suggests that the XBB
 virus is spreading aggressively, with the number of
 cases doubling every nine days," Martouchelli 
Earlier, New York Times columnist Apurva Mandavilli 
announced the possibility - of spreading coronavirus
even after the death of the carrier of the infection. 

According to the author, COVID-19 persists in the
corpses of infected people and spreads further, 
"like in horror films about zombies."

[Rhondda Records suggests that the
''bad news'', is that the US is trying
to scare us all out of our minds!]

US Guards Use Pepper Spray, Stun
Guns --- to Subdue Prisoners 
in Mental Health Crisis
January 3rd, 1:49pm (FNA)

 Prison guards in the US state of Pennsylvania use
 aggressive and distressing tactics to subdue
 prisoners with mental health illness, who 
may not be able to comply with orders,
 an investigation found.

According to a joint probe by WITF and NPR that
 looked at 456 incidents from 25 county jails in
 Pennsylvania, nearly 1 in 3 "use of force" 
incidents.. involved a person who was 
having a mental health crisis or who 
had a known mental illness during 
the last quarter of 2021.

In many cases, guards used weapons like stun guns
 and pepper spray... to control and subdue such
 prisoners despite the fact that their severe
 psychiatric conditions meant they may 
have been unable to follow orders — 
or even understand what was 
going on.

Most uses of force in prisons don't lead to death, but
 the practices employed by prison guards every day
 in county jails can put prisoners and staff at risk 
of injury.

“There are always going to be use-of-force incidents 
at the prison," Dauphin County Spokesman Brett 
Hambright told NPR.

And Craig Haney, a psychology professor, says some
 of those mentally ill inmates are being traumatized.

“Some mentally ill prisoners are so traumatized by the
 abuse that they never recover, some are driven to
 suicide, and others are deterred from bringing
 attention to their mental health problems 
because reporting these issues often 
results in harsher treatment," 
Cruz said.

Correctional authorities, however, claim the use of
 physical force is an important option to prevent
 violence between inmates, or violence 
against guards themselves.

Records kept by correctional officers at the 25
 Pennsylvania county jails, however, show that
 just 10% of "use of force" incidents were in 
response to a prisoner assaulting 
someone else.

Records also show one in five uses of force — 
88 incidents — involved a prisoner who was 
either attempting suicide, hurting them
selves or threatening self-harm.

Pamela Rollings-Mazza, who provides medical and
 behavioural services at about 35 county jails in
 Pennsylvania, says her team frequently sees 
people come to jail -- who are "not reality-
based" due to psychiatric illness, and 
can't understand or comply with 
basic orders.

In one of such “use of force” incidents in a jail in
 Harrisburg county in Pennsylvania, a prisoner 
with mental health proble...., Ishmail 
Thompson, was killed after a guard 
covered his head with a hood and 
put him in a restraint chair, 
strapping down his arms 
and legs.

Some 20 minutes later, an officer noticed something
 wrong with Thompson's breathing. He was rushed 
to the hospital, but 5 days later, Thompson died.

The district attorney.. declined to 
bring charges against the officer.

According to experts, prison is not an appropriate
 setting for treating serious mental illness.

Currently there are thousands of local jails across
 the US, and they depend on the local and state
 governments... that set correctional policies, 
and that fund — or fail to fund — the mental 
health services that could keep vulnerable 
people out of jail in the first place.


UK Chancellor Admits NHS
 Is on Brink of Collapse 
After 12 Years of 
Tory Rule
November 13th,  4:44pm (FNA)
 UK Chancellor Jeremy Hunt on Sunday admitted 
the NHS is on the brink of collapse, after 
12 years of Tory rule.
The Chancellor warned... “we’re all going to be paying 
a bit more tax”, as he unveils his Autumn Statement 
Budget on Thursday, The Daily Mirror reported.
Reports suggest he will cut the £150,000 threshold for
45p tax to £125,000 to generate £1.3billion a year,
and cut energy bills support from £60bln in the
current six months, to just £20bln... in the 
six months afterwards.
But health leaders have demanded extra funds 
for the NHS --- amid record waiting times.
He was told by Sky News presenter Sophy Ridge that
 “Frankly this doesn't look like a health service that 
can find efficiency savings - this looks like a 
health service that is on the brink 
of collapse”.
The top Tory, a former Health Secretary and ex-
chairman of the Commons Health Select 
Committee, replied, “There are massive
 pressures in the NHS."
"Obviously --- it’s something I know very well, from
previous jobs I’ve done, and I think that doctors, 
nurses, on the frontline, are, frankly, under 
unbearable pressure --- so I do recognise 
the picture you say" he said --- adding, 
"It’s also true there is a lot of money 
going into the NHS.”
NHS England figures showed a record 43,792 people 
waited longer than 12 hours in October, from
decision to admit, to actually being
admitted on to a ward.
These ‘trolley waits’ were up a staggering 34% 
from 32,776 in September - the highest since 
records began in 2010.
Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves said, “Public 
services are already on their knees - seven 
million people are waiting for an NHS 
operation or support.”
It came as Hunt admitted he will be a “Scrooge”
 in his Autumn Statement on Thursday with
 no "rabbits out of the hat”.
He refused to deny it would mark a “return 
to austerity”, replying --- there will be 
“difficult decisions” and “we will 
be asking everyone for 
He warned he won’t be offering “motherhood and
 apple pie” or "cakeism" - an accusation he laid 
at Boris Johnson’s door.
The Chancellor... is eyeing up £33bln a year of 
spending cuts and £21bln a year of tax rises
 by 2027 in a bid to balance the books.
Echoing George Osborne’s austerity rhetoric, he 
tried to claim the nation’s finances were like a
 family budget - despite the £2.4trillion 
national debt.
“We are going to see everyone paying more tax, 
we are going to see spending cuts”, he told 
the BBC.
Speaking to Sky he added, “Families have to make
 sure that in the end, they can pay their bills. They
 don't just max out on their credit card without 
having any way of repaying those debts. It's
 just the same for countries - and we have
 to do that."
“Because if we want to put more money into the NHS,
 if we want to help people who are going to find it 
very, very difficult this winter,..then we need to 
have the resources to do that and that means 
we have to take difficult decisions even at 
moments like this,” he added.
The Chancellor will slash back the Energy Price
Guarantee - which limits average annual bills
to £2,500 - from April ---- after warning it is 
costing the same as “an entire 
second NHS”.
On Sunday, more details emerged of what that 
will cost Brits, as it is limited to only the very
 most vulnerable.
The scheme is costing about £60bln between 
October and March, but the Sunday reports
 it may cost only £20bln in the six months 
Treasury officials have discussed the average 
bill going up from £2,500 to between £2,850 
and £3,100.
That could mean a £600 rise on current bills, 
and a rise of nearly £2,000 a year since 2021.
Hunt said, “We don't want anyone, not to be able
 to afford to heat their home over this winter or
 indeed future winters."
"But in the long run, what you need is a plan that
 means we don't need to have to give very, very
 expensive support as taxpayers,” he added.
He added, “We need to recognise there's only so 
much you can ask from people on the very 
lowest incomes so that will be reflected 
in the decisions that I take.”
But he rejected striking nurses' demands for a 17% 
pay rise, which his Health Secretary blasted as
 "neither reasonable nor affordable".
Hunt said, “I think we have to recognise a difficult
 truth that if we gave everyone inflation-proof pay
 rises, inflation would stay, we wouldn't bring 
down inflation.”
Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves said “it’s a badge 
of shame”.. that nurses are staging their first ever 
nationwide strike in England, but also refused
 to commit to a 17% pay rise.
She said "I’m not going to pluck numbers out of the
 air" and "it’s up to the pay review bodies to work 
with the unions", despite the fact the pay review
 bodies have already reported back and it's up 
to the government.
Reeves said, “I don't believe that austerity 2.0 after
 the austerity that we've gone through for the last 
12 years... is the right approach.”
She said she would close tax loopholes on “big 
global multinationals” to bring in £7billion a year.
She also repeated Labour’s pledge to levy 45% 
capital gains tax on private equity fund 
managers, instead of the current 28%.

Italy eliminates sanctions 
against anti-vaccine 
health personnel
by Ana Luisa Brown
October 28th, 3:38pm 
 (Prensa Latina) 
The Italian Health Ministry announced today 
that sanctions against doctors, nurses and 
other health personnel, imposed for their 
refusal to be vaccinated against 
Covid-19  ---  will no longer
in effect.
The new Italian Health Minister, Orazio Schillaci, made 
the announcement on Friday and added that, data on
 those infected and deceased as a result of the 
disease will no longer be published on a daily 
basis, as has been the case up to now.
According to the communiqué, the health authorities
 consider it necessary to initiate a gradual return to
 normality, although they call for responsible 
behaviour, in compliance with the rules 
still in force.
The suspension of employment for non-compliance with
 the vaccination obligation is revoked ‘in view of the
 expiration of the provisions in force on December 
31st and the worrying shortage of medical
 personnel’, the document states.
Schillaci also announced the creation of a 
commission of inquiry ‘to clarify what 
happened from the administrative 
point of view’ --- regarding the 
expenses incurred... by the 
previous administration, 
to face Covid-19.
And in Wales?

Hearing Discovery Reveals  Ear Architecture That Turns  Vibration into Sound

Hearing Discovery -- Reveals 
Ear Architecture That Turns 
Vibration into Sound
October 17th, 1:31pm (FNA)
 In what’s described as a breakthrough decades in the
 making, scientists at Oregon State Health & Science
 University (OHSU) have revealed the inner ear
 architecture that converts vibrations into 
sound, in near-atomic detail.
The ability of the ear to turn vibrations into the
 sensation of sound... is facilitated by an inner 
structure, called the mechanosensory trans-
duction complex. Despite its critical role in 
human hearing, the composition of this 
structure & mechanisms that underly 
its function... have remained poorly 
“This is the last sensory system in which that 
fundamental molecular machinery has 
remained unknown,” said senior 
author of the new study Eric 
“The molecular machinery that carries out this
 absolutely amazing process has been 
unresolved for decades.”
The team’s work involved the roundworm
 Caenorhabditis elegans, a popular model 
for scientists as the creature shares a 
similar genome and many cellular 
pathways with humans. 
The scientists spent five years ---- studying more than
60 million worms through cryo-electron microscopy, 
an emerging technique used to create 3D
 reconstructions of proteins.
This enabled the scientists to piece together the
 protein complex that turns vibrations into the 
electrical impulses our brain recognizes as 
sound. The highly detailed portrait of this
 intricate biological architecture.. was a
long time coming, according to fellow 
OHSU hearing scientist, Peter 
Barr-Gillespie, who wasn’t 
directly involved in
 the research.
“The auditory neuroscience field.. has been waiting for
 these results, for decades, and now that they are right
 here - we are ecstatic,” he said. “The results from this
 paper immediately suggest new avenues of research, 
and so will invigorate the field for years to come.”
Because hearing loss can came about through genetic
mutations that change the proteins making up the
mechanosensory transduction complex... an 
ability to now visualize the protein complex 
may present new ways to counter
 the mutations.
“It immediately suggests mechanisms by which one 
might be able to compensate for those deficits,” 
said senior author Eric Gouaux. “If a mutation 
gives rise to a defect in the transduction 
channel that causes hearing loss, it’s
 possible to design a molecule that 
fits into that space and rescues 
the defect. Or it may mean we 
can strengthen interactions,
 that have been weakened.”

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

Are Smartwatch Health Apps 
to Detect Atrial Fibrillation 
Smart Enough?
October 13th,  2:25pm (FNA)
 Extended cardiac monitoring in patients and the use 
of implantable cardiovascular electronic devices can
 increase detection of atrial fibrillation (AF), but the
 devices have limitations including short battery 
life and lack of immediate feedback. 
Can new smartphone tools that can record an
 electrocardiogram (ECG) strip and make an 
automated diagnosis overcome these 
limitations and facilitate timely 
The largest study to date, in the Canadian Journal of 
Cardiology, published by Elsevier, finds that the use 
of these devices is challenging in patients with
 abnormal ECGs. Better algorithms and 
machine learning may help these tools 
provide more accurate diagnoses, 
investigators say.
"Earlier studies have validated the accuracy of the
 Apple Watch for the diagnosis of AF in a limited 
number of patients with similar clinical profiles,"
 explained lead investigator Marc Strik, MD, PhD, 
LIRYC institute, Bordeaux University Hospital, 
Bordeaux, France. "We tested the accuracy 
of the Apple Watch ECG app to detect AF 
in patients with a variety of coexisting 
ECG abnormalities."
The study included 734 consecutive hospitalized
 patients. Each patient underwent a 12-lead ECG,
 immediately followed by a 30-second Apple 
Watch recording. The smartwatch's 
automated single-lead ECG AF 
detections were classified as 
"no signs of atrial fibrillation,"
 "atrial fibrillation," or 
"inconclusive reading." 
Smartwatch recordings were given to an
 electrophysiologist who conducted a 
blinded interpretation, assigning each 
tracing a diagnosis of "AF," "absence 
of AF," or "diagnosis unclear." 
A second blinded electrophysiologist interpreted 
100 randomly selected traces to determine the 
extent to which the observers agreed.
In approximately one in every five patients --- the 
smartwatch ECG failed to produce an automatic
 diagnosis. The risk of having a false positive
 automated AF detection was higher for 
patients with premature atrial and 
ventricular contractions (PACs/
PVCs), sinus node dysfunction, 
and second- or third-degree 
 For patients in AF, the risk of having a false negative
 tracing (missed AF) was higher for patients with
 ventricular conduction abnormalities (inter-
ventricular conduction delay) or rhythms 
controlled by an implanted pacemaker.
The cardiac electrophysiologists... had a high level of 
agreement for differentiation between AF and non-AF.
 The smartphone app correctly identified 78% of the
 patients who were in AF and 81% who were not in 
AF. The electrophysiologists identified 97% of the 
patients who were in AF and 89% who were not.
Patients with PVCs were three times more likely to have
 false positive AF diagnoses from the smartwatch ECG, 
and the identification of patients with atrial 
tachycardia (AT) and atrial flutter (AFL) 
was very poor.
"These observations are not surprising, as smartwatch
 automated detection algorithms are based solely on
 cycle variability," Dr. Strik noted, explaining that 
PVCs cause short and long cycles, which 
increase cycle variability. 
"Ideally, an algorithm would better discriminate 
between PVCs and AF. Any algorithm limited to
 the analysis of cycle variability will have poor 
accuracy in detecting AT/AFL. Machine 
learning approaches may increase 
the smartwatch AF detection 
accuracy in these patients."
In an accompanying editorial, Andrés F. Miranda-
Arboleda, MD, and Adrian Baranchuk, MD, 
Division of Cardiology at Kingston Health 
Science Centre, Kingston, ON, Canada, 
observed that this is the first "real-
world" study focusing on the use 
of the Apple Watch as a 
diagnostic tool for AF.
"It is of remarkable importance because it allowed us
 to learn the performance of the Apple Watch in the
 diagnosis of AF is significantly affected by the
 presence of underlying ECG abnormalities. 
In a certain manner, the smartwatch 
algorithms for the detection of AF in 
patients with cardiovascular 
conditions are not yet smart 
enough. But they may soon 
be," Dr. Miranda-Arboleda 
and Dr. Baranchuk said.
"With the growing use of smartwatches in medicine, 
it is important to know which medical conditions 
and ECG abnormalities could impact and alter 
the detection of AF by the smartwatch... in 
order to optimize the care of our patients,"
 Dr Strik said. "Smartwatch detection of 
AF has great potential, but it is more 
challenging.... in patients with 
pre-existing cardiac disease."


British women ‘more depressed 
than men’ over cost-of-living 
crisis: Poll
October 7th,  2:30pm
Women in the UK are more worried than men about 
paying bills and household expenses and are more 
depressed than men when faced with financial 
crises, according to the findings of a survey.
The survey was conducted by YouGov, a charity and
 representative of British psychologists in the UK 
between September 6 and 7.
The results of the survey showed that 61% of women
 compared to 47% of men are more worried about 
paying their bills compared to last year.
Also, 3 out of 10 women said that financial worries
 make them feel depressed. This rate is 26% in men.
The results of the research show that women are more
 worried about meeting household expenses in the
 coming year, including paying energy bills (77%
 of women and 65% of men).
Julia Faulconbridge, official psychologist and a member 
of the clinical psychology department of the British
 Psychological Society (BPS) said: “We know 
women often shoulder more of the childcare
 and home responsibilities and are more 
likely to be in low-paid and insecure 
work, increasing their chances of 
being hit by rising prices, and 
subsequently experiencing 
greater anxiety, stress 
and worry.”
“There is a clear causal link between living in poverty
 and mental health difficulties,” she said. “We know 
that the stress of raising a family in poverty can 
have a huge impact on parents’ mental health 
and that poverty is one of the major risk 
factors for the development of mental 
and physical health problems 
in children.”
“This is magnified in a single-parent household, which
 is why we urgently need the Government to confirm
 they will support those who need it most by 
uprating benefits in line with inflation.”
The BPS is joining a range of organizations and 
politicians calling on the government to 
increase benefits in line with inflation.
The UK government has not ruled out actual
reductions in benefits, as reports suggest
payments could increase in line with 
average income increases.
The decision is expected to be made in 
November .....and implemented in April.

Physiotherapist spoke 
about the 'dangers' of
 heavily roasted coffee
 for digestion...
 September 30th, 4:21pm,
Doctor Philip Glubokov: strongly roasted 
coffee depresses digestion.
Heavily roasted coffee can depress digestion, warned 
the physiotherapist Philip Glubokov in an interview 
with the"Fifth Channel".
Glubokov referred to the opinion of scientists, about the 
different effects of roasting coffee on digestion. "There 
is evidence that coffee of different degrees of roasting
 has different effects on digestion. For example, 
strongly roasted coffee, can slightly depress 
digestion, make it slower, while coffee with 
a lighter roast will, on the contrary, speed 
up digestion," the physiotherapist said 
about the harm of the drink.
Therefore, Glubokov continued, it is not necessary to
 combine strong coffee with full meals — it is better
 to use it in between meals.
Earlier, the doctor Monica Wassermann warned 
about the dangers of coffee. According to her, 
drinking coffee can increase the risk of 
blood clots.

Endocrinologist named lard 
and pumpkin products --- to 
support the immune system
September 21st, 2022, 11:03pm
Lard, pumpkin, sunflower seeds and kefir will help
 strengthen the immune system, said Elena
 Evdokimova, an endocrinologist and a
member of the Russian Association 
of Endocrinologists and the 
European Association for 
the Study of Diabetes.
 Writes " Gazeta.Ru", 
September 21st.
According to the doctor, fat, thanks to a large amount 
of arachidonic acid, helps prevent viral diseases and 
strengthens the immune system. Kefir fungi, which 
are contained in kefir, help to normalize the 
microflora, and vitamin D, which is also 
contained in it, is a source of protein 
that is easily absorbed in the body.
"Another product with non-obvious benefits is pumpkin. 
It contains a huge amount of carotenoids and trace 
elements, which greatly strengthen the immune 
system. Many dishes made from pumpkin are 
useful: juice, mashed potatoes, cream soup, 
as well as baked pumpkin," 
says Evdokimova.
Also, peeled sunflower seeds have a beneficial effect
 on the immune system. Seeds contain a lot of fat-
soluble vitamins A, D and E, as well as a large 
number of minerals ---- that have
 immunomodulatory effects.
On the same day, hepatologist Alexandra Yakovleva
 also spoke about the benefits of using fat. 
According to the doctor, the fats present in fat
 contribute to the formation of a protective 
film on the surface of the lungs.

China creates mask with sensors
 --- capable of detecting viruses
by Aleynes Palacios Hurtado
September 21st, 11:07am
 (Prensa Latina)
 Chinese scientists have developed a face mask that
 has sensors, uses a rechargeable lithium battery 
and can detect different types of viruses, 
including SARS-CoV-2, which causes 
Covid-19, CGTN reported 
on Wednesday.
The face mask was developed by professionals at
 Shanghai’s Tongji University --- and the built-in 
system allows the wearer know if he or she
 is exposed to pathogens ...such as the 
common flu, H5N1 & H1N1 influenza.
The device sends alert signals wirelessly to cell 
phones and works best in enclosed spaces 
with poor ventilation, such as elevators.
To test its effectiveness, its creators sprayed virus-
laden liquid on it, simulating scenarios with 
people talking and coughing.
As part of its strategy to fight Covid-19, China 
maintains the mandatory use of face masks, 
to access any public place and most people
keep it on, even if they walk in the street
the open air.
Since October 10th, 2021 and until the end of October, 
2022, the government put into effect new adjustments
 to the sanitary mechanism, also coinciding with the
 week of holidays for its National Day and the
 celebration of the 20th Communist 
Party Congress.
The changes imply that all provinces require
 population to present negative results
RT-PCR test taken 48 hours before 
boarding any means of public 
transportation, that is, a
train, plane or ferry.

Pfizer Isn’t Sharing.... COVID
Vaccines with Researchers 
for Next-Gen Studies
September 8th, 12:37pm  (FNA)
Researchers studying next-generation vaccines to fight 
an evolving Covid-19 threat, are running into problems
 getting existing vaccines to use in their research.
Because Pfizer and Moderna hold the patents for the 
current vaccines, researchers would likely have to 
get the companies’ permission to use them for 
research into products like nasal or pan-
coronavirus vaccines. 
Right now, Pfizer isn’t sharing its vaccines for research
purposes, a spokesperson confirmed to STAT. 
Moderna, didn’t comment when we asked.
Some university researchers argue the posture slows
 global progress toward more effective vaccines in 
the future, especially since the United States has
 already wasted tens of millions of doses of the 
Covid-19 vaccines.
Yale University virologist and immunologist Akiko
 Iwasaki has designed a study of nasal vaccines
 against Covid-19, which - she argues - could 
provide better protection against infection
 and transmission than shots alone. 
The ideal study would be conducted on subjects that 
have already had a primary vaccine series, to 
simulate real-world scenarios. She inquired 
with Pfizer about obtaining some vaccine
 to use in her study of nasal vaccines, 
but has not received any.
“In order for us to develop a better vaccine -- we need 
a comparator. For that reason, everyone who’s doing
 research in this area is in the same boat, we don’t 
have access to do a comparison,” Iwasaki said.
California Institute of Technology professor Pamela
 Bjorkman said her lab has had similar troubles 
obtaining existing Covid-19 vaccines, that 
would otherwise be discarded, in order 
to research a vaccine candidate that
 could provide protection against a
 variety of Covid-19 variants.
“Whatever policy prevents using such vials, does a
 great disservice to global efforts to develop new 
and improved vaccines,” Bjorkman said.
When asked whether Pfizer has provided any vaccines
 for research purposes, spokesperson Sharon Castillo
 said, “We are not accepting or reviewing 
applications for possible clinical 
research that studies the 
Covid-19 vaccine.”

COVID godfather prepares to  start a new career chapter

COVID godfather prepares to 
start a new career chapter
September 1st, 3:08pm
Coronavirus fine-tuning takes place 
in US biolaboratories --- in Ukraine.
President Biden’s top medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci, 
dubbed Dr Evil, has announced he is stepping down 
next December to “continue the next chapter” of 
his career: “I am announcing today, that I am 
stepping down.. as director of the National 
Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases 
(NIAID) and head of the NIAID immuno-
regulation laboratory and as chief 
medical adviser to President

The departure of Fauci, 
one of the protagonists
of the 
recent world-wide “pandemic” 
is no small event.
One of America’s most prominent political
 commentators, Tucker Carlson, told Fox 
News that “for the last two years, Fauci 
recommended treatments & preventive 
measures against COVID that did
 not work.''
 ''He admitted to the New York Times, that he lied about
 collective immunity in order to sell more vaccines…
 which really weren’t even vaccines and have 
hurt tens of thousands of people.''
The report of the placebo vaccines turned out to be just
 one of the information bombs. Global Research says: 
“It’s been almost a year since the FDA (U.S. Food and
 Drug Administration) gave full approval to Pfizer’s
 COVID mRNA injection… Many will be surprised 
to learn that this particular vaccine in FDA-
approved form never actually existed and 
never will. The widely touted --- ''FDA'' 
approval by the Biden administration 
was just a sleight of hand. It was a 
bureaucratic sham.”
The U.S. government ran a drug campaign, deceiving
 citizens into giving them vaccinations --- that the
 authorities assured them were FDA-approved.
 In fact, everyone in America has been 
administered and continues to be 
administered, another version of
 the vaccine with what is known 
as an “Emergency Use 
Authorisation” (EUA). 
The FDA-approved Comirnaty vaccine has 
never been available to Americans.
Fauci lied not only about vaccines, but also about 
quarantine, about self-isolation, about masks:
“You have to wear masks when you cycle, 
you get too much life-enhancing oxygen. 
What you really need, is more carbon 
dioxide.” This Dr Evil spelled it out 
publicly. And, privately, he was 
saying that:- “the usual mask 
you buy at the drugstore is
 actually ineffective in 
protecting against
 the virus”.
When Fauci testified under oath before 
Congress, he concealed that he had 
helped create the coronavirus:
Senator RAND PAUL: ''Dr. Fauci, knowing that it is a 
crime to lie to Congress, do you want to withdraw 
your May 11 statement where you claimed that
 the NIH [National Institutes of Health], never 
funded the Wuhan enhancement research?''
FAUCHI: ''Senator Paul, I have never lied to Congress and
 I am not retracting that statement. That document 
you referred to is qualified by staff at all levels
 as ineffective…''
RAND PAUL: ''You take an animal virus and enhance its 
ability to be transmitted to humans. Are you saying 
that’s not enhancing the function?''
The Intercept... spoke to virologist, Vincent Racaniello, 
professor of microbiology & immunology at Columbia 
University. “There is no doubt,” said Ricaniello, “that
 the weight loss in the mice in the study is a gain of
 function. Tony Fauci is wrong to say it is not.”
 Fauci was yowling and wiggling his way 
through the conversation to interpret 
the term “gain of function,” and 
The Intercept reports:
''Scientists working under an NIH grant, to the
Environmental Health Alliance to study bat 
corona viruses (2014) --- combined 
genetic material from the parent 
coronavirus -- known as WIV1, 
with other viruses.'' 
They produced more potent viruses 
--- and Fauci supervised the work.
This kind of work was banned in the US, so the 
experiments were conducted abroad. And not 
just in Wuhan, but in us biolaboratories in
Ukraine. Tucker Carlson writes that:
''At some point, someone… will ask the question, 
why are all these bio-laboratories of ours, in 
Ukraine, located everywhere? Ukraine 
does not seem to be a hotbed of 
pharmaceutical research.''
In a letter to the House Oversight Committee, NIH 
spokesman Lawrence Tabak wrote that a “limited 
experiment” was conducted in Wuhan to test 
whether -- “spike proteins from natural bat 
coronaviruses circulating in China could 
bind to the human ACE2 receptor, in a 
mouse model”. The finalisation of the 
virus took place --- in Ukrainian 
In early 2020, Christian Andersen, a virologist at the
 Scripps Institute in La Jolla, California, wrote to 
Fauci about the COVID-19 virus as follows: 
“Some functions (potentially) look 
engineered.” And Nobel laureate 
in medicine, biochemist and 
virologist David Baltimore 
said he had found: 
evidence of the 
artificial origin 
of the virus”.
It can be considered established, that the coronavirus
 has been artificially bred. Why is a separate question. 
As for a vaccine against the American-created virus, 
in 2020 Fauci proclaimed that the solution to COVID 
would be remdesivir, a drug produced by the 
pharmaceutical giant. Gilead. 
“The time has come” --- declared Dr Evil. 
He only did not say what the time is for.
The Biden administration, government health agencies
 and Pfizer have launched a massive PR campaign to
 overcome “indecision on vaccines”. The media 
joined in this campaign. Fake FDA-approved 
status was used to put pressure on private 
companies to get their employees 
vaccinated. And millions of 
Americans were forced to 
vaccinate because they 
could not afford to be 
And after a while it was discovered that the mRNA
 drug didn’t work, that it was dangerous for young
 men and wasn’t a vaccine, in its classic 
definition, at all.
So the Biden administration first sanctioned the
 creation of the virus -- and then, together with 
Big Tech and Pfizer, tricked Americans into 
taking “FDA approved” vaccines against
 COVID --- that did not exist.
by Agniya Krengel, FSC

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

Pictured  - UK air pollution
The toxicologist --- told about
millions of deaths annually 
because of polluted air
August 21st, 7:30pm  
Professor, Academician of the Russian Academy 
of Natural Sciences, Corresponding Member of 
the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, 
toxicologist Mikhail Kutushov, in an 
interview with Ura.ru --- said that 
every year -- about seven million
people die, due to polluted air. 
He explained that death occurs 
due to the diseases caused by 
the environmental situation.
"Many people suffer from health problems.... 
especially if they live near large industrial 
facilities, or near busy highways. 
Approximately seven million 
people a year, die from 
polluted air.'' 
''It is believed that a third of strokes, and 
other heart diseases -- and lung cancer, 
are caused by a polluted environment. 
Diseases begin with asthma, and
 bronchitis," the specialist said.
He noted that, since human lungs work together 
with the heart, diseases begin to worsen in the 
event of air pollution. According to him, the 
main disease that can occur in humans is 
cancer. In addition, cases of asthma or 
chronic bronchitis are common, the 
toxicologist added.
Kutushov stressed that the greatest danger for
 residents --- is represented by enterprises 
located within the city limits, that work 
with toxic substances. 
He said that it is necessary to move such enterprises
 out of the city, green the city, and people should 
drink more water, as well as eat more 
vegetables and fruits.
Formerly, Shanghai, Moscow and Tehran, have 
been named as the cities with the highest 
level of nitrogen dioxide air pollution in 
the world. This is the conclusion 
reached, by the US non-profit 
organization, Health Effects 
Institute - and the research 
institute for Health Metrics 
and Evaluation.
86% of UK Towns and Cities 
Fail Air Pollution Tests
Gibbons Group

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

Possible control of type 2 
diabetes by rhodiola root
 say scientists
by Elsy Fors Garzon
August 17th, 00:11am
(Prensa Latina) 
The extract from the roots of the Rhodiola rosea plant, 
known as rhodiola, could be effective in helping to
 control type 2 diabetes, a scientific source 
reported today.
Experts from the University of California at Irvine, 
United States, found that “it reduced fasting 
blood sugar levels, improved response to
 insulin injections, modulated the 
composition of bacteria in the 
gastrointestinal tract and 
decreased...  several bio-
markers of inflammation”.
The team used a genetically engineered mouse 
model that develops obesity, insulin resistance,
 and hyperglycemia, similar to advanced 
human type 2 diabetes.
Such a laboratory procedure – specifies the journal