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  • Expert in Health Economics Ekaterina Aleksandrova on How to Evaluate Well-Being

    University isn’t just a place for lectures and exams – it’s an environment where students acquire new skills, communicate, initiate new projects, and enjoy their free time. How do we make it comfortable and help every person realize their potential? Health economics researchers try to answer these and many other related questions. We talked about this field and its significance with Ekaterina Aleksandrova, head of the Higher School of Economics’ International Center for Health Economics, Management, and Policy and a research associate of ITMO Univesity’s Institute of International Development and Partnership.  


  • What Helps the Brain Keep Your Balance

    Do you ever find yourself struggling to keep your balance? Well, if it’s any comfort, your vestibular system was perhaps doing an even harder job making sure you stay upright and coordinating your limbs. In today’s feature, we will tell you about three more things that this system does to keep us alive, healthy, and happy! 


  • How To Look for Trustworthy Medical Information Online

    You can find lots of contradictory information about health and medicine on the web. Different doctors’ recommendations often vary, whereas research doesn’t always follow the strictest guidelines. How do you find reliable medical information if you don’t have a degree in medicine? ITMO.NEWS asked Elizaveta Babitskaya, a medical journalist and graduate of ITMO’s Science Communication Master’s program.


  • Our Mood-Boosting Strategies for the Winter Season

    As the days grow shorter and the skies – greyer, it’s only natural to find yourself feeling down a little more often than you’d like. And that is especially true in a city as northern and windswept as ours. That’s why we want to share with you some of the ways in which our team keeps their spirits up and their frowns upside down when dealing with the ol’ seasonal blues.


  • Don’t Panic: How to Keep It Together During a Pandemic

    The whole world is in a collective struggle against the coronavirus. Scientists are developing vaccines, employers are letting their staff work from home, and medical specialists are fighting for the lives of their patients. But there is another invisible battle going on, one where mental health is at stake. The experts of the popsci talk show Break It Down to Atoms (Razberem na Atomy) – Olga Vershinina, staff member of the Komarov Botanical Institute, Yulia Vymyatnina, head of the Department of Economics at European University at St. Petersburg, and Tatiana Kazantseva, senior lecturer at the St. Petersburg State University’s Department of Social Psychology – recently discussed what makes humanity so prone to panicking, why that’s dangerous, and how to stay sane in this era of uncertainty. This online discussion was organized by the Informational Center for Atomic Energy in St. Petersburg. Find the highlights below.


  • 12 Simple Tips on How to Protect Yourself and Others During the Coronavirus Outbreak

    Every day, we are being overwhelmed with the news about the fast spread of COVID-19. In such conditions, it can be hard to track down verified information and not give in to panic. That’s why, drawing on reliable sources, ITMO.NEWS decided to enlist the help of cats to once again remind everyone that the most important thing today is to keep calm and protect yourself and others. Follow these simple tips – and keep your head up!


  • KronBars: Leading the Way to a Healthier Lifestyle

    Life as a student can sometimes be quite stressful: spending your busy days in classrooms, labs and in search for internships takes its toll. But if you are a student or staff member at ITMO University, then you have a great opportunity to become a member of the Kronbars Sport Club, giving you access to over 50 sports to get your heartrate up and brighten your mood. We sat down with the club’s head Evgenii Raskin for details. 


  • Vaccines: Everything You Need to Know

    Recent years have seen an uptick in discussions concerning vaccines, their efficiency, and their safety. What are their side effects? Are there legitimate reasons to refuse them? How and why did the anti-vax movement form? The pediatrician Nikolai Komov, a proponent of evidence-based medicine and expert for Babyblog, answered these and other questions during the lecture “Vaccines: Conspiracy or Vision?” at the Mayakovsky Library.


  • First Summer School of International Project LIGHT4HEALTH

    From July 29 to August 2, 2019, the first summer school of the international project LIGHT4HEALTH will be held as part of the Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership program. The project’s consortium includes ITMO University (Russia), Thomas Jefferson University (the US), University of Wolverhampton (the UK), and three leading European schools in the field of light design: Aalborg University (Denmark), Hochschule Wismar (Germany) and KTH Royal Institute (Sweden). In line with the overall focus of LIGHT4HEALTH, the first summer school will be dedicated to harnessing the power of light to bring about a positive impact on human health.


  • Head of #Sektaspb Center on Using Research for Health and Fitness and Cooperation with Schools

    The internet abounds with headlines promising that you’ll get your beach bod in ten days if you squeeze in a certain type of exercise in your daily routine. Hundreds of websites superficially dedicated to health and beauty bombard us with articles on slimming down the right way. But all too often, this information is not supported by scientific research. ITMO.NEWS spoke with the head of #sektaspb Yulia Bardakova on how to develop a critical approach to popular guides on losing weight and caring for your body and why #Sekta, the organization her branch belongs to, has its own research department.