Posts Tagged ‘Russia’
The cost of providing medical benefits to employees is rising faster in the UK than in other European countries. We have reported previously on data which shows the cost of providing medical benefits is increasing in double digits globally. Though Europe is starting to see cost increases stabilise. According to a report from Towers Watson, the [...]
As resident foreigners, expats are usually excluded from some aspects of local life. They aren’t often allowed to vote, for example. But expats living in Russia may soon get a new privilege: the right to donate blood. According to a report on RT.com, Russia is desperate for blood donations. Moscow has the most blood on [...]
Every day you eat poison. We’re talking about dioxin, a deadly family of chemicals present in many of the meat, fish and dairy products we eat every day. While normally this exposure is limited to trace amounts, Russian health authorities fear German pigs may carry more than their fair share. According to a Reuters report they’ve [...]
Between July and August 11th, West Nile Virus infections have been reported in Albania, Greece, Israel, Romania and Russia, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). WHO attributed the apparent spike in cases to better reporting practices and hot, humid conditions favorable to mosquitos, the carriers for the virus. West Nile Virus is unusual in [...]
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