Author name: Tetiana Melnyk

Tetiana Melnyk
a valued healthcare journalist at Mister Blister, brings extensive medical expertise to her writing from her background as a practicing physician.

Tetiana Melnyk

A graduate of Vinnitsa National Medical University, Tetiana began her career working in hospitals and clinics across Kyiv. 


Her hands-on experience in medical research and patient care sparked a passion for communicating complex health topics clearly and accurately.


At Mister Blister, Tetiana specializes in healthcare journalism, conducting in-depth interviews with medical authorities and providing insightful analysis on legal and regulatory changes impacting Ukraine's healthcare sector. Her unique perspective as a former doctor allows her to examine health issues through a critical, knowledgeable lens.


Based just outside Kyiv, Tetiana balances her professional writing with a love for nature and rural living. Caring for her chickens and rabbits grounds her work, adding depth and authenticity to her coverage of healthcare matters affecting local communities.


Tetiana's contributions are vital to Mister Blister's mission of delivering accurate, well-researched journalism on healthcare and medicine in Ukraine.

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Famous obstetrician-gynecologist Lyudmyla Shupenyuk: “I am always on the side of women”

Liudmyla Shupeniuk is a well-known Ukrainian obstetrician-gynaecologist, TV presenter and expert on popular medical TV projects such as I’m Ashamed of My Body on STB TV channel. She was born in Chernivtsi into a family of hereditary doctors. Liudmyla followed in her parents’ footsteps and, after graduating with honours from Chernivtsi Medical University, became a […]

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Fishy Odor Syndrome (Trimethylaminuria): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Trimethylaminuria, also known as fish odor syndrome or fish malodor syndrome, is a rare metabolic disorder characterized by a strong, unpleasant body odor reminiscent of rotting fish.  A person with this condition may emit a strong, unpleasant fishy odor from their body fluids, including breath, urine, and sweat.  The smell is often so potent that […]

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Ukrainian Pharmaceutical Distributors Accused of Artificially Inflating Medicine Prices

Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine Opens Case Against Leading Distributors The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) announced on June 12, 2024 that it has opened a case against two leading pharmaceutical distributors in the country – BaDM LLC and Optima-Pharm – for anti-competitive practices and artificial pharmaceutical price inflation from 2019 to 2023.  Popular Over-the-Counter Medications […]

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Did Albert Einstein suffer from autism?

Albert Einstein’s unusual childhood: signs of autism? Developmental delays and odd behavior If a child does not speak for a long time, pediatricians and speech therapists comfort his parents with a classic example: “Albert Einstein was silent until he was seven years old.” Some sources, however, give the figure as five. But the fact remains […]

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Andrey Dromov: secrets of success of a popular TV presenter and chef

Andrei Dromov’s life and work during the war: family, volunteering, gastronomy We met with Andriy Dromov again to find out about his life after our first interview in 2021 and since the beginning of the war. Andriy Dromov, a famous Ukrainian chef and TV presenter, talked about how the events of February 24, 2022 affected […]

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Understanding and Treating Keratosis Pilaris: The Chicken Skin Condition

Have you ever noticed small, rough bumps on your arms or legs that resemble goosebumps or chicken skin?  If so, you may have keratosis pilaris (KP), a common and harmless skin condition that affects up to 50-80% of adolescents and 40% of adults.  Keratosis pilaris occurs when keratin, a protein that protects the skin, builds […]

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Sartans (Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers): Advice for New Patients

Sartans, also known as angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), are a newer class of medications used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).  These drugs work by blocking the effects of a hormone called angiotensin II, which causes blood vessels to constrict and raise blood pressure. By preventing this constriction, sartans allow blood vessels to relax […]

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Ukraine Pharmaceutical Market Sees Strong Growth in January 2024

The Ukrainian pharmaceutical market started 2024 with confident growth, according to new market analysis based on PharmXplorer data from Proxima Research. Retail pharmacy sales showed 25% value growth and 10% volume growth year-over-year compared to January 2023 results across the government controlled territory. Drivers of Expansion The market expansion came primarily from: Increased consumption of […]

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