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Бесплатно в нынешнем году против гриппа будут привиты 101090 жителей Марий Эл.

получат дети, посещающие детские дошкольные учреждения, ученики начальных классов, взрослые старше 60 лет, медицинские работники и другие категории.

Бесплатно в нынешнем году против гриппа будут привиты 101090 жителей Марий Эл. В первую очередь защиту от заболевания получат дети, посещающие детские дошкольные учреждения, ученики начальных классов, взрослые старше 60 лет, медицинские работники и другие категории.Как предупредили в пресс-службе Управления Роспотребнадзора по Марий Эл, руководителям предприятий и учреждений, работодателям, чьи работники не вошли в приоритетный национальный проект, необходимо уже сейчас позаботиться об их вакцинации. А для этого нужно своевременно выделить деньги на приобретение противогриппозных вакцин, создание запаса средств экстренной неспецифической профилактики ОРВИ и гриппа: оксолиновой мази, ремантадина, интерферона и других препаратов.

Поступление вакцины против гриппа в Марий Эл ожидается уже в сентябре.

В России проведут Дни мужского здоровья

Мужчины должны знать, что современные препараты позволяют значительно повысить качество и продолжительность эрекции. В рамках данной кампании планируется проведение Дней мужского здоровья в городах России. Старт Программы намечен на сентябрь 2008 года. В ходе Дней мужского здоровья будут представлены подробные результаты национального исследования сексуального поведения мужчин и женщин в России.

Writer Valentin Rasputin descends to Baikal bed

The Russian writer Valentin Rasputin today took part in the descent made by the Mir mini-submarines to the Baikal lakebed.

According to the Foundation for Lake Baikal Conservation’s press service, Rasputin submerged accompanied by the Russian Academy of Sciences’s Oceanology Institute Anatoly Sagalevich and Baikal Natural Resources Management Institute Director Arnold Tukholonov.

After completing the descent, the writer shared his impressions: “I thought I knew Baikal well. It turned out not to be so, especially in regards to its sub water life. There is amazing life there at the depth, that has not yet been fully studied or defined but most abundant. There is order there, special beauty, calm, friendliness and, most importantly, total absence of aggression. Yes, primitive organisms live there but in some respect they are higher than us!” quotes the author Gazeta.ru.
Women leaders seek wider availability of female condoms

New York, Aug 6 (PTI) Women leaders from around the world have appealed to governments and international donor agencies to provide greater access to female condoms to check the spread of HIV/AIDS.
"It is distressing that women make up half of those infected by HIV and policy makers are refusing to provide them with the tools they need to negotiate safer sex," Serra Sippel, Executive Director of the Centre for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), international secretariat for Prevention Now! said yesterday.

Other women leaders attending the 17th International AIDS Conference in Mexico city echoed her views.

With rates of HIV/AIDS infection among women climbing to more than 60 per cent in some regions, it is more important than ever that governments and international donor agencies invest in female condoms as an HIV/AIDS prevention method, they said.

"African women, including female sex workers, need the knowledge and tools necessary to empower them to take prevention into their own hands," said Bernice Heloo, President of the Society for Women and AIDS in Africa International.

She called upon the US government to increase support for purchasing and distribution of female condoms.

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has taken lead in making female condom available through its Global Female Condom Initiative with aid of country-driven female condom strategy.

But in 2007, fewer than 26 million female condoms were distributed worldwide - just one for every 100 women in Asia, Latin America and Africa between the ages of 15 and 49.

Broccoli may undo diabetes damage

Eating broccoli could reverse the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels, research suggests, reports BBC News.
A University of Warwick team believe the key is a compound found in the vegetable, called sulforaphane.
It encourages production of enzymes which protect the blood vessels, and a reduction in high levels of molecules which cause significant cell damage.
Brassica vegetables such as broccoli have previously been linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.
People with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes; both are linked to damaged blood vessels.
The Warwick team, whose work is reported in the journal Diabetes, tested the effects of sulforaphane on blood vessel cells damaged by high glucose levels (hyperglycaemia), which are associated with diabetes.
They recorded a 73% reduction of molecules in the body called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). Hyperglycaemia can cause levels of ROS to increase three-fold and such high levels can damage human cells.
The researchers also found that sulforaphane activated a protein in the body called nrf2, which protects cells and tissues from damage by activating protective antioxidant and detoxifying enzymes.
Lead researcher Professor Paul Thornalley said: "Our study suggests that compounds such as sulforaphane from broccoli may help counter processes linked to the development of vascular disease in diabetes.
"In future, it will be important to test if eating a diet rich in brassica vegetables has health benefits for diabetic patients. We expect that it will."
Dr. Iain Frame, director of research at the charity Diabetes UK, stressed that research carried out on cells in the lab was a long way from the real life situation.
However, he said: "It is encouraging to see that Professor Thornalley and his team have identified a potentially important substance that may protect and repair blood vessels from the damaging effects of diabetes.
"It also may help add some scientific weight to the argument that eating broccoli is good for you."