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Drug-resistant TB spreading fast in Russia

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 21:30

In a shocking discovery, scientists have found that tuberculosis strains in Russia carry mutations that not only make them resistant to antibiotics but also help them spread more effectively.

69,000 new HIV cases reported in Russia

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:15

More than 69,000 new cases of HIV were recorded in Russia last year, the country`s top public health official said.

Like India, Russia to scare smokers with grim pictures

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 18:32

Emulating India, Australia and a few European Union members, Russia will have grim images depicting the impact of smoking on health appear on all cigarette packs starting May 2013.

Russia to ban smoking indoors

Last Updated: Saturday, April 21, 2012, 18:45

Russia is undertaking this step in an effort to stamp out the habit.

Russia tests HIV vaccine

Last Updated: Monday, February 06, 2012, 18:07

Russia has successfully completed the first stage of clinical trials of an HIV vaccine.

Cholera, polio to be most dangerous infections for Russia in 2011

Last Updated: Friday, December 24, 2010, 00:00

Cholera and poliomyelitis are likely to be the most dangerous infections that will threaten Russia in 2011.

Russia unveils plan to ban public smoking by 2015

Last Updated: Monday, October 04, 2010, 00:00

Between 350,000 and 500,000 people die in Russia each year as a result of consuming tobacco.

Russia to shock smokers with giant cigarette pack warnings

Last Updated: Saturday, June 26, 2010, 00:00

Sixty-five percent of Russian men smoke and about 30 percent of women.

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