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SARS reaches Russian Federation

A Russian health official said their country has its first known case of SARS. A man in the town on border with chin have shown signs of SARS virus. Health officials sent sent lab samples to Moscow to determine whether he has the virus. However the health ministry said analysis had not yet confirmed the diagnosis. After the man's hospitalization with SARS-like symptoms, authorities in the Amur re...

Admission to Russian varsities is looking up

Admission to Russian universities has picked up after a six - year low following the amendment of the Indian Medical Council Act in March 2002. ..This was evident from a two - day exhibition on the Russian universities jointly organized by the Russian Cultural Centre and Study Abroad Education Consultants (SAEC) here during the weekend...According to the organisers, at least 235 students had appl...

Russian Miss HIV Positive Says Victims Are Treated Like Prostitutes

In a unique way to spread awareness of the dreaded HIV virus, Russia marked the World AIDS Day by crowning 24-year-old Svetlana Izambayeva from southern Siberia as Miss HIV Positive.// ..The result of the contest, which was conducted over the Internet, was announced today. Russian health officials say that the event was to showcase the fact that people with HIV are normal human beings and are no...

Russians face the death trap laid by alcoholism

Russia a country known for its lax regulations regarding booze often finds thousands in the nation drowning themselves in liquor without any person// in authority ever raising eyebrows until recently. So it comes as little surprise when recent estimates prove that over forty two thousand Russians die annually from disorders which are linked to alcoholism. However a closer scrutiny has also reveal...

Fact Sheet on Polonium-210 - The Substance That Killed Former Russian Spy

Two UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham) physicians with special expertise in radiation poisoning have compiled a fact sheet on polonium-210, the substance implicated// in the death of a former Russian spy. Benjamin C. Smith, M.D., is a nuclear engineer, and Ziad N. Kazzi, M.D., is a medical toxicologist. They are in UAB’s Department of Emergency Medicine. Kazzi, co-director of the UAB Cente...

High Rates of Latent TB Infection Found in Russian Health Workers

Testing for tuberculosis has revealed that nearly 40% of the doctors in one Russian city have latent infection, with even higher levels// in those who work in TB clinics. The research has been published in PLoS Medicine. ....TB disease is a growing problem worldwide. Russia is one country where it is particularly common. Although up to a third of the world's population are infected with the bact...

Fire at Russian Nursing Home Kills 63

A devastating fire in a nursing home in southern Russia killed at least 63 persons on Tuesday, officials say. 33 others// were injured. ..The gruesome accident took place at a coastal village called Kamyshevatskaya. Emergency workers at a town 22 miles away received the fire alert after 1 a.m. It took them one hour to reach the village. By the time the fire was completely put out, it was 5 a.m.,...

Russian Health Care Marred by Corruption

People like Karen Papiyants are at the mercy of corrupt doctors in Russia. The country has been plagued by these doctors and staff leading to a major health crisis. ......Karen Papiyants lost his leg in a car accident. He is entitled to a free treatment like any other Russian but the hospital made him go through his worst nightmare. The doctor asked him to pay $ 4,500 into their St. Petersburg h...

Russian Government Allocate Funds for HIV Vaccine Project

The Russian government will allocate one billion rubles (US$39.4 million) to develop a vaccine for HIV, Russia's chief doctor has said. ......"The government will soon issue a decree allocating one billion rubles to boost current research for a HIV vaccine," Gennady Onishchenko said Thursday. ......He said four leading Russian research institutes would take part in the three-year project, incl...
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