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Tele-med.ai: New information resource launched by Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine

Russia celebrates Medical Worker Day on the third Sunday of June. This year, most holidays are being held online, and the Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine celebrated its professional holiday online too.
Tags: Health, Russia, Telemedicine, Télé, Center for Diagnostics


Russian voters agree to extend Putin’s rule to 2036

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and DARIA LITVINOVA MOSCOW — A majority of voters approved changes to Russia’s constitution that would allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that ended Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With most of the nation’s polls closed and 20% of precincts counted, 72% voted for the constitutional amendments, according to election officials. For the first time in Russia, polls w...
Tags: Health, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Ukraine, Soccer, Moscow, Associated Press, Kremlin, St Petersburg, Altai, State Council


Americans officially banned from entering EU, at least for now

The European Union made an agreement on a list of 15 countries that could travel in its bloc from July 1st.Citizens of the United States, as well as Russia, Brazil and India, are not on it.The exclusion of the U.S. reflects concerns over its coronavirus surge. From July 1st, when its external borders will re-open, American tourists won't be welcome in Europe, decrees a new agreement from the European Union. The bloc decided on a list of 15 safe countries whose residents would be allowed to trav...
Tags: Travel, Health, Europe, Politics, Medicine, Congress, Cdc, China, Russia, India, Eu, European Union, Public Health, United States, Innovation, Epidemics


EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

By LORNE COOK BRUSSELS — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers f rom 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice b...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, La, China, Germany, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Sport, European Union, World news, Atlantic


Grigor Dimitrov positive for COVID-19, exhibition tennis event canceled

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Grigor Dimitrov has tested positive for COVID-19, leading to the cancellation of an exhibition event in Croatia where top-ranked Novak Djokovic was due to play in the final. Goran Ivanisevic, one of Djokovic’s coaches, said the news from Dimitrov was “shocking” and that “now everyone will have to be tested.” Dimitrov, ranked No. 19 and a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist, is the highest-profile current player to say he has the virus. His announcement Sunday on his Instagr...
Tags: Health, Russia, Sports, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Serbia, Novak Djokovic, Croatia, Rafael Nadal, Belgrade, Grigor Dimitrov, Adriatic, Djokovic, Zagreb Croatia, Alexander Zverev


Beijing outbreak raises virus fears for rest of the world

By KEN MORITSUGU, DAVID RISING and ROD McGUIRK BEIJING — China raised its emergency warning to its second-highest level and canceled more than 60% of the flights to Beijing on Wednesday amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital. It was a sharp pullback for the nation that declared victory over COVID-19 in March and a message to the rest of the world about how tenacious the virus really is. New infections spiked in India, Iran and U.S. states including Florida, Texas and Arizona as authoriti...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, Texas, London, News, California, La, China, Russia, Berlin, India, Americas, Uncategorized, Sport


Deep vein thrombosis common in patients with moderate to severe COVID-19

In their paper available on the medRxiv preprint server, researchers from Russia showed that patients with moderate and severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have a high incidence of deep vein thrombosis – indicating that they may necessitate an early administration of anticoagulation therapy as a part of their treatment regimen.
Tags: Health, Russia


Tech giants must open up about the coronavirus ‘infodemic’, say EU lawmakers

Platforms still aren’t doing enough to tackle disinformation related to the coronavirus crisis, the European Commission said today. In a Communication it is pressing tech platforms to produce monthly reports about their efforts in this area, asking for more detailed data on actions being taken to promote authoritative content; improve users’ awareness; and limit coronavirus disinformation and advertising related to it. It also wants to see increased cooperation from platforms towards re...
Tags: Health, Google, Social, TC, Facebook, Twitter, Europe, China, Russia, US, Social Media, Tech, Eu, European Union, United States, Commission


A drug to treat harsh complications of coronavirus infection is registered in Russia

Levilimab received state approval through a fast-track mechanism, according to Decree No. 441 of the Government of the Russian Federation of April 4, 2020, since its mechanism of action is associated with the control of the cytokine storm, which is one of the manifestations of coronavirus infection.
Tags: Health, Russia, Levilimab


World reaches 400,000 coronavirus deaths as Pope Francis urges caution

BARCELONA, Spain — The confirmed global death toll from the COVID-19 virus reached at least 400,000 fatalities on Sunday, a day after the government of Brazil broke with standard public health protocols by ceasing to publish updates of the number of deaths and infections in the hard-hit South American country. Worldwide, at least 6.9 million people have been infected by the virus, according to Johns Hopkins University, whose aggregated tally has become the main worldwide reference for monitoring...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, London, News, France, China, Russia, India, Spain, Sport, Barcelona, World news, Ap, Britain, Soccer


Global report: new clues about role of pangolins in Covid-19 as US severs ties with WHO

Experts worldwide condemn Trump’s actions; India sees worst daily rise in infections; surges in Russia and Brazil; Australia tests sewage waterCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists claim to have unearthed more clues about how the new coronavirus could have spread from bats through pangolins and into humans, as India reported its worst single-day rise in new cases, and the number of Covid-19 infections worldwide neared six million.Writing in the journal Covid-19 S...
Tags: Health, Australia, Russia, India, US, World news, Australia news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Brazil, World Health Organization, Trump, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


SpaceX ready to launch NASA astronauts, back on home turf

By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida — A SpaceX rocket is ready to boost two NASA astronauts into orbit Wednesday, the first launch of Americans from the U.S. in nearly a decade. Liftoff is set for 4:33 p.m. EDT from the same spot at Kennedy Space Center where men flew to the moon and the last space shuttle blasted off in 2011. “This is a big moment in time,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on the eve of the launch. “It’s been nine years since we’ve had this opportunity.” The launch pu...
Tags: Health, Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Ireland, International Space Station, Donald Trump, Boeing


WHO warns that 1st wave of pandemic not over; dampens hopes

By ELAINE KURTENBACH and MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS BANGKOK  — As Brazil and India struggle with surging coronavirus cases, a top health expert is warning that the world is still smack in the middle of the pandemic, dampening hopes for a speedy global economic rebound and renewed international travel. “Right now, we’re not in the second wave. We’re right in the middle of the first wave globally,” said Dr. Mike Ryan, the World Health Organization’s executive director. “We’re still very much in a phase ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, News, Australia, California, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Sport, European Union, World news, Soccer


The infection of lung stem cells may determine SARS-CoV-2 pathogenicity

A group of researchers from Russia and France has demonstrated how stem cells in the lungs can be readily infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), leading to significant defects in their regeneration capacity and more severe coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Their manuscript is currently available on the preprint server bioRxiv.
Tags: Health, France, Russia


States accused of fudging or bungling COVID-19 testing data

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Public health officials in some states are accused of bungling coronavirus infection statistics or even using a little sleight of hand to deliberately make things look better than they are.The risk is that politicians, business owners and ordinary Americans who are making decisions about lockdowns, reopenings and other day-to-day matters could be left with the impression that the virus is under more control than it actually is.In Virginia, Texas and Vermont, for example, offic...
Tags: Health, Florida, Texas, News, Vladimir Putin, Mexico, White House, Virginia, Russia, Georgia, United States, Moscow, Brazil, States, Donald Trump, Vermont


Paul Manafort released from prison due to virus concerns

By MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s onetime presidential campaign chairman who was convicted as part of the special counsel’s Russia investigation, has been released from federal prison to serve the rest of his sentence in home confinement due to concerns about the coronavirus, his lawyer said Wednesday. Manafort, 71, was released Wednesday morning from FCI Loretto, a low-security prison in Pennsylvania, according to his attorney Todd Blanche. Manafort had been serving ...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Washington, Virginia, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Justice Department, Trump, The Associated Press, Eric Tucker, Barr


Nurses Are Finally Being Recognized as the Heroes They Have Always Been

Leslie Neal-Boylan, The ConversationNurses are heroes of the COVID-19 crisis. May 12 is International Nurses Day, which commemorates the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the first “professional nurse.” The World Health Organization also named this year the “Year of the Nurse” in honor of Nightingale’s 200th birthday.To nurses everywhere, this day and this year have great significance. Nurses, who are being recognized as heroes, have long awaited recognition as health care professionals in their...
Tags: Health, News, Congress, Russia, Tennessee, World Health Organization, Red Cross, Zika, Louisa May Alcott, Florence Nightingale, Nightingale, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Clara Barton, Dorothea Dix, Leslie Neal Boylan, Solomont School of Nursing


UK becomes virus epicenter of Europe; South Korea plays baseball

By JILL LAWLESS, DAVID RISING and NICK PERRY LONDON  — Britain on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to confirm more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, and infections rose sharply again in Russia, even as other nations made great strides in containing the scourge. China marked its third week with no new reported deaths, while South Korea restarted its baseball season. In the U.S., some states took continued steps to lift the lockdown restrictions that have thrown millions out of work, even ...
Tags: Health, South Korea, Europe, Business, UK, England, London, News, France, China, Germany, Russia, Berlin, India, Uncategorized, Sport


As lockdowns ease, some countries report new coronavirus infection peaks

ROME — While millions of people took advantage of easing coronavirus lockdowns to enjoy spring weather, some of the world’s most populous countries reported worrisome new peaks in infections Sunday, including India, which saw its biggest single-day jump yet. Second in population only to China, India reported more than 2,600 new infections. In Russia, new cases exceeded 10,000 for the first time. The confirmed death toll in Britain climbed near that of Italy, the epicenter of Europe’s outbreak, e...
Tags: Health, Europe, News, Nbc, Washington, Senate, White House, China, Russia, India, America, Spain, Sport, World news, Rome, Afghanistan


Researchers demonstrate how TB bacteria import vitamin B12 molecules to grow

Researchers from Russia, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the U.S. have revealed the structure of the protein responsible for vitamin B12 import into the cells of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis. The research findings were published in Nature.
Tags: Health, Russia, Netherlands Sweden


U.S. job losses mount as Trump presses plan to reopen business

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and LORI HINNANT WASHINGTON — The ranks of America’s unemployed swelled toward Great Depression-era levels Thursday, and President Donald Trump reacted to the pressure on the economy by outlining a phased approach to reopening businesses in parts of the country where the coronavirus is being brought under control. Under the plan, outlined in a call with the nation’s governors, Trump will ease its social-distancing guidelines to allow states to start getting back to busines...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, New York, Jobs, News, Vladimir Putin, California, Washington, France, La, White House, China, Germany, Virginia, Russia


Russia's health disinformation campaign against U.S. has been going on for 10+ years — NYT

“'The difference now is the speed with which it spreads, and the denigration of the institutions that we rely on to understand the truth. I think we're in dangerous territory.'” Don't miss the New York Times investigation detailing Russia's decade-long health disinformation campaign against the United States and other Western democracies, using social media and news outlets to sow confusion and hurt institutions. Vladimir Putin's years-long campaign to spread misinformation on public health...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Youtube, White House, Russia, US, United States, New York Times, Health Care, State Department, Kremlin, Vaccines, Trump


5G Coronavirus Conspiracies

Why do so many people seem to (mistakenly) think there’s a connection between the 5G rollout and the coronavirus, despite plenty of evidence to the contrary? In this case the evidence points to this originating from a Russian disinformation campaign much like we saw leading up to the 2016 election in the USA. The 5G one in particular has been very effective in duping many people and persuading them to spread the disinformation. Such campaigns breed distrust among citizens, which plays into Ru...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Usa, Russia, Careers, Steve, Creating Reality


Coronavirus: Florida in cruise-ship standoff, New York collects its dead

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, NICOLE WINFIELD and MARK SHERMAN NEW YORK — Florida officials were locked in a standoff with two cruise ships steaming toward the coast Tuesday as more coronavirus hot spots flared around the country and embattled New York City used forklifts to load bodies onto refrigerated trucks in plain view outside overwhelmed hospitals. Across the country, Americans braced for what President Donald Trump warned could be a “hell of a bad two weeks,” with the White House projecting 100,0...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, London, News, Navy, Washington, France, La, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Berlin, New York City, Uncategorized


World virus infections top 800,000; Spain sees record deaths

By ARITZ PARRA, DAVID RISING and NICK PERRY MADRID — Spain’s coronavirus deaths jumped by a record number Tuesday as the country’s medical system strained to care for its tens of thousands of infected patients and the world total climbed to more than 800,000 case. In the United States, where the spread of the coronavirus has been accelerating, New York’s governor begged for health care reinforcements, saying up to 1 million more workers were needed. Spain and Italy are still struggling to avoid ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Japan, Florida, New York, News, Navy, California, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Spain, Sport, World news, Soccer


Why official coronavirus statistics are misleading -- and dangerous

Why is the death rate so low in Germany? How come the UK has comparatively fewer cases than elsewhere? And what's going on in Russia?
Tags: Health, UK, Germany, Russia


U.S. indicts Venezuela’s Maduro, aides on narcoterror charges

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN MIAMI — The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that it has indicted Venezuela’s socialist leader Nicolás Maduro and several key aides on charges of narcoterrorism. The department accused them of conspiring with Colombian rebels “to flood the United States with cocaine.” “We estimate that somewhere between 200 and 250 metric tons of cocaine are shipped out of Venezuela by these routes. Those 250 metric tons equates to 30 million lethal doses,” it said....
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Washington, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, European Union, World news, Colombia, Soccer, United States, Miami, Venezuela


U.S. to indict Venezuela’s Maduro, aides on money laundering, drug trafficking charges

By JOSHUA GOODMAN and JIM MUSTIAN MIAMI — The Trump administration will announce indictments against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela’s state into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups, according to four people familiar with the situation. The indictments from prosecutors in Miami and New York, which will encompass money-laundering and drug-trafficking charges, will be announced at a news confe...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, New York, News, Washington, China, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Colombia, Soccer, Miami, Venezuela, State Department


The Latest: Father of Italy's Patient No. 1 dies

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 299,000 people and killed more than 12,760. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 91,500 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.TOP OF THE HOUR:—FAA briefly halts flights to NYC-area airports.—Italy's coronavirus deaths, cases continue to rise.—U.S. approves first rapid coronavirus tes...
Tags: Health, Europe, New York, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Putin, Vladimir Putin, NYC, Washington, France, China, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, New York City


The Latest: Uzbekistan halting public transportation

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 297,000 people and killed more than 12,750. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 91,500 people have recovered so far, mostly in China.TOP OF THE HOUR:—FAA briefly halts flights to NYC-area airports.—Italy's coronavirus deaths, cases continue to rise.—U.S. approves first rapid coronavirus tes...
Tags: Health, Europe, New York, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Putin, Vladimir Putin, NYC, Washington, France, China, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, New York City



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