Approximately one in every 50 residents of that city [Yekaterinburg] is infected, with rates for younger age groups, newborns and certain districts even higher than that.  Officials acknowledged that Sverdlovsk oblast as a whole ranks first in Russia in terms of the number of HIV infections registered per 100,000 population.


Ukraine’s Acting Minister of Health Ulana Suprun is an American-educated medical doctor.

Photo: Credit Ulana Suprun Facebook page.

The good, the bad, and the ugly side effects, according to science.


The message is: “We have had enough!”


< The eye of a 14-year-old child suffering from vitamin A deficiency. Photo: Medical Journal of Australia


An Australian scientist has proven that some so-called “picky eaters” may be following a diet that heads them toward poor eyesight and possibly even blindness. Professor Stephanie Watson recounts one case where a 14-year-old had been losing eyesight because of a diet that consisted mostly of nothing except chicken, potatoes, dry bread and Coke – had left him so malnourished he was going blind.


Now the results of a randomized trial of a novel plaque identifying toothpaste show statistically significant reductions in dental plaque and inflammation throughout the body


A visual guide to heart failure 2016/10/21 13:44:58

The WebMD website tackles a lot of important questions related to public health. For example, the site has just published a 12-part description of what heart failure is – and is not.



Tatyana G. Belikova, a curator and guide at the Soloneshnoyski Regional Museum, illuminated layers of sediment in the Denisova cave. Credit: Brendan Hoffman for The New York Times

“…the more pot people smoked, the worse they performed in memory tests.”

Not your basic clinical procedure -- a respected university urologist does the research that proves the improbable, i.e. riding certain roller coasters can help patients pass kidney stones. Perhaps even more bizarre result of the research – proof that the efficacy rate of this procedure varies widely – from 16% to 100% - depending on where you sit on the roller coaster and “if the stone is located in the upper chamber of the kidney.”


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