1. Siemens launches app to help reduce the fear of having MRI scan

    One in seven people have cancelled hospital appointments because they were scared to go, according to new research. The trend emerged from a survey asking 2,000 people about their attitudes to their health, hospitals and medical appointments.

    The poll was commissioned by Siemens to coincide with the launch of a new app which aims to take the fear factor out of MRI scans – as 42 per cent of people surveyed confessed to being afraid of the process.

    The new MRI Scan app, created by Siemens UK, has been launched to help reduce the fear of having an MRI scan.

    Developed for adults and children this interactive app aims to reduce patient fears following referral for an MRI scan, and will be available to download free of charge from iTunes and Google Play from Monday, June 29.

    Experience a 360 degree virtual MRI scan (with realistic sounds); scan items; find out more about the steps from referral to results; and have all your questions answered about the technology and process. This app is a great way to help you, or your child to experience what it’s like to have an MRI scan siemens.co.uk/mri-experience

    Reasons cited for not wanting to have an MRI scan included being anxious about claustrophobia, being unsure of the process and the length of time it takes.

    Play specialist Sarah Browne, from Oxford Children’s Hospital at the John Radcliffe Hospital, has a special interest in preparing children for MRI scans. Children are often given general anesthetics in order to have an MRI scan as it is important for the patient to remain absolutely still for the scan to be successful. With the help of play specialists preparing children beforehand there has been a notable reduction in the amount of children needing to undergo general anesthetic

    Sarah said: “The app is excellent and we can without a doubt see the huge benefits of being able to access and use it. It’s great to see the control the app gives the child – an aspect that young people often struggle with while in hospital. It really will make a really big difference”

    Siemens MRI Scan app creator, PR & Government Affairs Manager for Siemens, Laura Bennett, said: “The app is unique approach to an existing problem. Patients who understand the process of what will happen to them when having an MRI scan are less likely to be anxious.

    “The app is aimed at reducing fears so that patients will be less likely to cancel their appointment, or in the case of a child, need to undergo an anesthetic, both of which can be at a large cost to the hospital.

    Download the app now:

    Android – siemens.co.uk/android-mri-scan-app

    IOS – siemens.co.uk/apple-mri-scan-app

    For further information visit ; siemens.co.uk/mri-experience

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  2. Potash is the solution : PART 1/2

    By Alexander Polyakov is Deputy Director General for Sales and Marketing

    ○ With better fertilisers our planet can provide enough food
    ○ Potash is an irreplaceable nutrient for nature
    ○ Belarusian Potash Company is among the global leaders on the potash fertilizer market

    Potentially our planet may provide food for many more people than now. According to the latest FAO data – we are not successful: still 800 million people suffer from poor nutrition. We don’t have the right to accept it, in the high-tech era. This issue has to be addressed as soon as possible.

    Moreover, food producers in developing countries are affected most. Outdated agricultural machines, economic problems, lack of knowledge – as a result farmers cannot sustain their own food needs. Crop yields in developing countries are 10 times lower than in Europe.

    Another acute problem is the uneven distribution of food supplies. Moreover, 75 per cent of people affected by malnutrition live in rural areas in developing countries and agriculture is the only means of survival for them.

    Food security has a few dimensions: economic problems, self-sufficiency of national food systems and so on. In global understanding – it is about the physical availability of food, stability of its production, mitigating negative factors, such as seasons, weather, etc. The role of mineral fertilizers is so critical; the farmers do not only secure yields, moreover, it provides soil nutrition and prevents soil depletion. In other words, if we did not apply mineral fertilizers, we would not harvest half of the yield we harvest now.

    Supplying potash to developing countries allows increasing yields; we help to bridge the gap between prosperous nations, and those who heavily depend on agriculture. 80 per cent of our products are exported to developing countries.

    Potash is an irreplaceable nutrient for nature, it is actively absorbed by plants. Only 0.1-3 per cent of potassium present in soil is readily available to plants, so we need to apply potassium in the form of potash fertilizers.

    Potash participates in photosynthesis helping plants accumulate mass, increase proteins, fat and carbohydrates, it boosts yields, develops plant roots, increases crop winter-hardiness, renders plants more resistant to lodging.

    Importantly – potash helps plants retain water in cells. It means that plants well-supplied with potash are more resistant to drought.

    But if we are talking about areas where water availability is not a problem and even the opposite – potash works its magic when plants get plenty of water. Even floods do not remove all potash from soil, what remains helps both plants and soil recover. Potash makes plants more resistant to diseases and pests. Potash is also a quality element – it increases proteins, sugars in sugarcane, and starch in potatoes, grains and herbage. This and other properties of potash improve taste of food crops.

    It’s important for us not just to deliver to our partner what they want but in the quickest and most convenient way possible. Belaruskali owns a railcar fleet, and a 30,000 ton potash shipment – enough to meet the agricultural demand of a country such as Greece for a whole year – can reach the port of Klaipeda in less than two days (in comparison, it takes the Russian producer about 10 days to get the product to the port).

    We always select the most efficient logistical routes. We can load both the huge marine vessels (80,000 tons) to very small cargoes. We are attentive to the needs of our clients who can’t afford large ship cargoes – small farmers are among them. We offer to them a solution – container shipments. Last year we shipped 1.1 million tons in containers to 61 countries.

    To find out more visit Belorus Potash!

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  3. Potash is the solution : PART 2/2

    By Alexander Polyakov is Deputy Director General for Sales and Marketing

    ○ With better fertilisers our planet can provide enough food
    ○ Potash is an irreplaceable nutrient for nature
    ○ Belarusian Potash Company is among the global leaders on the potash fertilizer market

    Potentially our planet may provide food for many more people than now. According to the latest FAO data – we are not successful: still 800 million people suffer from poor nutrition. We don’t have the right to accept it, in the high-tech era. This issue has to be addressed as soon as possible.

    Moreover, food producers in developing countries are affected most. Outdated agricultural machines, economic problems, lack of knowledge – as a result farmers cannot sustain their own food needs. Crop yields in developing countries are 10 times lower than in Europe.

    Another acute problem is the uneven distribution of food supplies. Moreover, 75 per cent of people affected by malnutrition live in rural areas in developing countries and agriculture is the only means of survival for them.

    Food security has a few dimensions: economic problems, self-sufficiency of national food systems and so on. In global understanding – it is about the physical availability of food, stability of its production, mitigating negative factors, such as seasons, weather, etc. The role of mineral fertilizers is so critical; the farmers do not only secure yields, moreover, it provides soil nutrition and prevents soil depletion. In other words, if we did not apply mineral fertilizers, we would not harvest half of the yield we harvest now.

    Supplying potash to developing countries allows increasing yields; we help to bridge the gap between prosperous nations, and those who heavily depend on agriculture. 80 per cent of our products are exported to developing countries.

    Potash is an irreplaceable nutrient for nature, it is actively absorbed by plants. Only 0.1-3 per cent of potassium present in soil is readily available to plants, so we need to apply potassium in the form of potash fertilizers.

    Potash participates in photosynthesis helping plants accumulate mass, increase proteins, fat and carbohydrates, it boosts yields, develops plant roots, increases crop winter-hardiness, renders plants more resistant to lodging.

    Importantly – potash helps plants retain water in cells. It means that plants well-supplied with potash are more resistant to drought.

    But if we are talking about areas where water availability is not a problem and even the opposite – potash works its magic when plants get plenty of water. Even floods do not remove all potash from soil, what remains helps both plants and soil recover. Potash makes plants more resistant to diseases and pests. Potash is also a quality element – it increases proteins, sugars in sugarcane, and starch in potatoes, grains and herbage. This and other properties of potash improve taste of food crops.

    It’s important for us not just to deliver to our partner what they want but in the quickest and most convenient way possible. Belaruskali owns a railcar fleet, and a 30,000 ton potash shipment – enough to meet the agricultural demand of a country such as Greece for a whole year – can reach the port of Klaipeda in less than two days (in comparison, it takes the Russian producer about 10 days to get the product to the port).

    We always select the most efficient logistical routes. We can load both the huge marine vessels (80,000 tons) to very small cargoes. We are attentive to the needs of our clients who can’t afford large ship cargoes – small farmers are among them. We offer to them a solution – container shipments. Last year we shipped 1.1 million tons in containers to 61 countries.

    To find out more visit Belorus Potash!

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