Appendicitis: is surgery always necessary?
The word "appendicitis" we hear quite often. In childhood, parents and teachers tell us about him, doctors check us for his presence or absence. And at times, one of the…

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Test yourself and your liver
The Russian Society for the Study of the Liver (ROPIP) together with several medical organizations launched on October 1, 2011. in Moscow, the “Test Yourself!” project, aimed at collecting and…

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When the janitor enzyme doesn't work
Hunter syndrome, or why an enzyme Hunter Syndrome (Gunther) is a rare, life-threatening genetic disease resulting from a deficiency of enzymes that control the removal of toxins. This leads to…

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The government wants to limit the advertising and sale of dietary supplements

The government is developing a bill to restrict the advertising of dietary supplements, which fools pensioners and forces them to buy drugs instead. So, according to opinion polls, 60% of Russians believe that “bioadditive is a medicine, or even stronger than a medicine”.

Advertising of dietary supplements (hereinafter Supplements) to food may be limited. In order to prevent the unfair dissemination of information, the Ministry of Health and Social Development has developed a bill that tightens control over the advertising of dietary supplements. This is not the first time that an activity in one way or another related to the sale of supplements that are not identifiable as a medicine or food product, the nutritional properties of which, in fact, have not been proven, is being tried to limit, reports INTERFAX. Continue reading

How much does prostate cancer cost?

The costs of treating cancer usually exceed insurance coverage … So: the economic burden of prostate cancer alone in Russia amounted to 3.7 billion rubles a year. These and other important data were the result of a study conducted by the Research Institute of Clinical and Economic Expertise and Pharmaceutical Economics of the Russian National Research Medical University named after Pirogov.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most commonly diagnosed oncological diseases in the male population of Russia. Over the past ten years, there has been an increase in the incidence and mortality rates from this disease. So, prostate cancer ranks third (11% of the total) in the structure of the primary incidence of malignant neoplasms. In the period from 2000 to 2010. a high rate of increase in the incidence of prostate cancer was noted – an average of 9.83% per year. According to 2010 data, there is a continuation of the growth trend in mortality rates from prostate cancer – compared with 2009, mortality from prostate cancer increased by 2.1%. Continue reading

Who has an extra chord in his heart

Do not be alarmed! Everyone should have a chord in their hearts. The only question is its quality. A normal chord in the heart is a fibrous tissue resembling a muscle that connects the opposite walls of the left ventricle of the heart. The extra chord in the heart is an anomaly in the structure of the human body: it has atypical attachment to the walls of the ventricle.

Until now, experts have been arguing about how much harm it does to human health. Many of them claim that it does not perform any functions in the human body and, accordingly, does not require any treatment. However, it is recommended that you visit a cardiologist regularly. After all, in any case, it creates a heart murmur that may interfere with hearing other heart complications.

What are the chords and why are they formed?

Chords can be different in their location. They are divided into several types. Continue reading

Good sleep. How to achieve this?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA) is a common respiratory illness associated with sleep disturbances, snoring, and respiratory failure in a dream for ten or more seconds. Add to this a…

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Year 2013: is tuberculosis curable?
Can tuberculosis be cured in the second decade of the 21st century? What is the most common infection today? Is the prevalence of this disease increasing or decreasing? These and…

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Why do our joints creak
The condition when the mobility of the joints is limited: they bend with difficulty and pain, is called contracture. This violation is characteristic of many ailments. What if this happened?…

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What causes the wrong ECG result?
An electrocardiogram, or ECG, is a simple test that doctors use to measure the electrical activity of the heart. This helps them identify underlying heart diseases. Sometimes non-standard ECG results…

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