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    In this thread lets discuss health issues facing Armenia. Here is a article regarding cancer that I found.
    ARMENIA FIRST IN THE RANKING OF COUNTRIES WITH MOST CASES OF CANCER-CAUSED DEATHS

    15:34, 15 Jan 2016
    Siranush Ghazanchyan

    Armenia is placed first in a ranking of countries with highest rate
    of deaths caused by cancer. The list has been compiled by the World
    Life Expectancy research center. Zimbabwe and Hungary are ranked
    second and third respectively.

    According to the study, the death rate in Armenia is 229.84 per 100
    thousand people.

    Aremnia's partners in the Eurasian Economic Union are ranked as
    follows: Kazakhstan - 14th, Russia - 15th, Belarus - 56th, Kyrgyzstan
    - 99th.

    Neigboring Georgia is placed 85th, Azerbaijan is 72nd, Turkey is 40th
    and Iran is 113th.

    The research shows that the deaths caused by cancer are in no way
    related to the level of development of the country or the weather
    conditions. The United States is ranked 43th in the list, while France
    and Germany are placed 22nd and 41th respectively.

    http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/c...rs/by-country/

    http://www.armradio.am/en/2016/01/15...caused-deaths/
    Hayastan or Bust.

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    Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
    In this thread lets discuss health issues facing Armenia. Here is a article regarding cancer that I found.
    ARMENIA FIRST IN THE RANKING OF COUNTRIES WITH MOST CASES OF CANCER-CAUSED DEATHS

    15:34, 15 Jan 2016
    Siranush Ghazanchyan

    Armenia is placed first in a ranking of countries with highest rate
    of deaths caused by cancer. The list has been compiled by the World
    Life Expectancy research center. Zimbabwe and Hungary are ranked
    second and third respectively.

    According to the study, the death rate in Armenia is 229.84 per 100
    thousand people.

    Aremnia's partners in the Eurasian Economic Union are ranked as
    follows: Kazakhstan - 14th, Russia - 15th, Belarus - 56th, Kyrgyzstan
    - 99th.

    Neigboring Georgia is placed 85th, Azerbaijan is 72nd, Turkey is 40th
    and Iran is 113th.

    The research shows that the deaths caused by cancer are in no way
    related to the level of development of the country or the weather
    conditions. The United States is ranked 43th in the list, while France
    and Germany are placed 22nd and 41th respectively.

    http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/c...rs/by-country/

    http://www.armradio.am/en/2016/01/15...caused-deaths/
    Good idea. Can this thread be about things like curbing smoking/drinking/drug use in the population along with the new developments in building oncology centers or making Armenia a center of medical tourism?

    On the cancer issue, Armenian diet is heavy in meat. This leads to colon cancer or possibly prostate cancer. Armenians also smoke and drink a lot, leading to other types of cancers. I think if you look at the top 15 countries, you can also see that they are nations with high longevity. After a certain age, cancer seems to be more common. So Armenians by living longer lives could lead to dying by the development of cancers. I think that we should really be pushing for grassroots movements to getting rid of heavy alcohol and tobacco consumption, not only in Armenia or the Diaspora, but in the world in general.

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      Re: Health

      Originally posted by HyeSocialist View Post
      Good idea. Can this thread be about things like curbing smoking/drinking/drug use in the population along with the new developments in building oncology centers or making Armenia a center of medical tourism?

      On the cancer issue, Armenian diet is heavy in meat. This leads to colon cancer or possibly prostate cancer. Armenians also smoke and drink a lot, leading to other types of cancers. I think if you look at the top 15 countries, you can also see that they are nations with high longevity. After a certain age, cancer seems to be more common. So Armenians by living longer lives could lead to dying by the development of cancers. I think that we should really be pushing for grassroots movements to getting rid of heavy alcohol and tobacco consumption, not only in Armenia or the Diaspora, but in the world in general.
      I doubt the information is accurate. In fact, I would say with some certainty it's inaccurate. The original "source" looks like an outdated website, and also some high developed countries like Denmark are at top of the list. Here's a more reputable source:
      http://www.wcrf.org/int/cancer-facts...quency-country

      Armenia ranked 28th and 29th best respectively among what seems like the most developed 50 countries in the world.

      And ArmRadio is known for copying and pasting information and creating "articles". It's ridiculous that they are government funded for that garbage. Normally I can just ignore it, but it's ridiculous that they are spreading misinformation that can be used to tarnish the image of the country, and doing it with government money.
      <<եթե զենք էլ չլինի' ես քարերով կկրվեմ>>

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        Originally posted by Mher View Post
        I doubt the information is accurate. In fact, I would say with some certainty it's inaccurate. The original "source" looks like an outdated website, and also some high developed countries like Denmark are at top of the list. Here's a more reputable source:
        http://www.wcrf.org/int/cancer-facts...quency-country

        Armenia ranked 28th and 29th best respectively among what seems like the most developed 50 countries in the world.

        And ArmRadio is known for copying and pasting information and creating "articles". It's ridiculous that they are government funded for that garbage. Normally I can just ignore it, but it's ridiculous that they are spreading misinformation that can be used to tarnish the image of the country, and doing it with government money.
        The reasoning was that if Denmark is also in the top 10 then the issue of death by cancer isn't contracting cancer at an early age and passing, but from longevity.

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          Re: Health

          If effortable one with cancer can go to Iran and be treated. Their medical is much ahead of us, and some doctors are Armenian.
          B0zkurt Hunter

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          • #6
            Re: Health

            Originally posted by HyeSocialist View Post
            The reasoning was that if Denmark is also in the top 10 then the issue of death by cancer isn't contracting cancer at an early age and passing, but from longevity.
            That is correct. As people learn to treat and control heart related diseases, they live longer and eventually become victims of cancer instead. Cancer rates rise but for a good reason (decline of heart disease). I do wonder though if this is indeed the reason for the high cancer levels in Armenia, or are there other factors in play. I think a good indicator of which factor is at play here would be longevity. If the average lifespan has significantly increased then perhaps this explanation is applicable. One of the saddest things for me was walking in Armenia's cemeteries. Most of the dead did not make it to 60. I did like the lifelike pictures on their grave stones as they seemed to tell us a bit about the people.
            Hayastan or Bust.

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            • #7
              Re: Health

              Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
              That is correct. As people learn to treat and control heart related diseases, they live longer and eventually become victims of cancer instead. Cancer rates rise but for a good reason (decline of heart disease). I do wonder though if this is indeed the reason for the high cancer levels in Armenia, or are there other factors in play. I think a good indicator of which factor is at play here would be longevity. If the average lifespan has significantly increased then perhaps this explanation is applicable. One of the saddest things for me was walking in Armenia's cemeteries. Most of the dead did not make it to 60. I did like the lifelike pictures on their grave stones as they seemed to tell us a bit about the people.
              Quality of life dropped drastically in Armenia after the fall of the Soviet Union. The chaos from 1988-1996 from what I hear was unbearable. Even today there is a lot of cultural pressure to be economically successful but the opportunity is just not there for a lot of folks. The transitioning from planned economy to market economy plus the general culture that the Soviet Union produced in the people still has a negative effect on peoples behavior (everything from alcoholism to corruption). A lot of Armenians in Armenia have a very superstitious approach to health care, from not believing heavy meat consumption leads to colon cancer to abusing alcohol and tobacco as a sign of a "lav tkha" to not believing in buying health insurance or overusing the xxxx out of antibiotics to fight off the common cold. Armenians born and raised in the West generally have a more open minded approach to health, all aspects including medicine diet and exercise. Reaching out to Hayastansis and getting them to change their ways is almost impossible.

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              • #8
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                18 DEAD OF SWINE FLU IN ARMENIA, HEALTH MINISTER SAYS

                01.20.2016 14:41 epress.am

                Speaking to reporters after a Cabinet session on Wednesday, Armenia's
                Health Minister Armen Muradyan said that the death toll in the
                country's recent outbreak of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine
                flu, has reached 18.

                Despite the rising number of fatalities, the official assured
                once again that the situation in the country is stabilizing and
                99% of recovered flu patients check out of hospitals without any
                complications.

                Muradyan also noted a reduction in ambulance calls for acute
                respiratory diseases: "7 patients with pneumonia remain in hospitals.

                Of the 124 pregnant women 94 are still under supervision, while the
                number of [hospitalized] children has decreased to 890 from 1066."

                Authorities will decide Friday whether there is a need to further
                extend the winter break at the country's kindergartens and schools,
                the minister added.

                http://www.epress.am/en/2016/01/20/1...ster-says.html
                Hayastan or Bust.

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                • #9
                  Re: Health

                  Rospotrebnadzor, the Russian Federal Service for the Oversight of Consumer Protection and Welfare, has donated mobile labs to the Health Ministries of Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as part of its support to the CIS countries in fighting infections,xRIA Novostixreports.
                  Rospotrebnadzor provides material and technical support to CIS participating states, reinforcing the capacities of the healthcare services in revealing and preventing the outbreaks of dangerous infectious diseases.
                  The mobile labs are equipped with self-containedxlife support systems, have a high level of biological safety and are used to indicate the infectious agents through accelerated and rapid diagnosis methods.
                  http://www.armradio.am/en/2016/11/07...es-to-armenia/
                  Hayastan or Bust.

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