How do we harm our immunity
Weakness in the whole body, fatigue, malaise, bad mood ... So I want to drink something "strengthening" and "tonic." But all these phenomena are far from always associated with a…

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Is homosexuality a congenital disease?
Genuine interest in science is manifested in relation to those features of human behavior that, from the point of view of public morality or religious ethics, are considered unacceptable, harmful…

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PCR diagnostics: Nobel and many advantages
Millions of microorganisms live in our body. And not all of them are peace-loving. How to recognize enemies invisible to the eyes, especially when it comes to pathogens of dangerous…

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We face a new type of addiction

The videoconference “Desomorphine-Free Advanced Regions. The Unique Experience of Four Subjects of the Russian Federation” connected the subjects in which prescription drugs of codeine-containing drugs have already been introduced – Kazan, Belgorod, Kaluga, Lipetsk and Moscow. The heads of regions insist on the introduction of a widespread ban on over-the-counter dispensing of codeine-containing medicines dispensed from pharmacies, not from June 1, 2012, but from the beginning of next year.

There is no region in Russia that would not be affected by the problem of desomorphine addiction. The low price of the drug, the ability to make it at home from codeine-containing drugs dispensed from pharmacies without a prescription, make it available. Desomorphine is a dangerous synthetic drug with high toxicity and a significant risk of overdose. It causes rapid addiction, its constant use in a very short time leads to death. Desomorphine (the slang name is “crocodile”) is included in the list of narcotic substances and is prohibited for circulation in the Russian Federation. Continue reading

The first symptoms of stomach cancer.

The first and completely natural question that pops into the mind of every healthy person: what symptoms can suspect stomach cancer at the very initial stage? And what should be done so as not to start the disease? After all, the first symptoms of stomach cancer are most often scarce and uncertain.

It should be noted immediately that stomach cancer has now receded somewhat. He no longer occupies such a stable third position in oncology. And even more so – it is cured in the initial stages of the disease. But there is a danger: not only the patients themselves, but also doctors often regard them as a manifestation of gastritis and are limited to prescribing a diet and various medications. However, by carefully analyzing complaints, you can catch a number of symptoms that make cancer suspect. At one time, these symptoms were identified by the famous domestic oncologist L. I. Savitsky in the so-called “syndrome of small signs.” It would seem that such symptoms do not represent anything special, but an experienced diagnostician can suggest the onset of the cancer process in the patient. Continue reading

How to distinguish fake from counterfeit?

The Federal Service for Supervision of Healthcare and Social Development of the Russian Federation (Roszdravnadzor) announced a number of rules that will help distinguish a fake medicine from a real one when buying. Experts advise first of all to pay attention to the quality of packaging, in particular, to the font and spelling.

If after examination there are doubts, it is necessary to require accompanying documentation for the medicine (declaration of conformity and invoice) at the pharmacy. Subsequently, by the number and date of the declaration, you can check on the website of Roszdravnadzor whether such a tool is actually registered.

Another option is to contact the manufacturer directly. The address and telephone number are usually indicated either on the packaging or in the instructions. Then, according to the source data, they will talk about the batch of the drug. Continue reading

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