Secret alcoholic: find and neutralize
There is no such thing as “hidden” or “secret” alcoholism in medicine. But increasingly, psychologists and ordinary people use it in relation to people who abuse alcohol and, for various…

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What is good for the heart, good for the liver
Scientists have long traced a direct relationship between cardiovascular disease and liver dysfunction. It is the liver that is responsible for the exchange of cholesterol, which affects the state of…

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WHO authorized to declare: fever spreading rapidly
According to WHO Director-General Margaret Chen, the spread of fever is faster than efforts to combat it. Chen described the outbreak as "the largest in history." The director also noted…

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Diagnostics in the regions: figures, facts and money

Recently, in Moscow, the IMEDA Association held a meeting on the topic “Modern diagnostics and (un) health of Russians.” The event was timed to coincide with the release of the Association’s Statistical Report, which included data on the equipment and performance of diagnostic services in the regions of the Russian Federation. The figures, facts and finances were analyzed. And that’s what happened.

The IMEDA report combines the official statistics of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on resource provision and equipment of regional diagnostic services over the past 5 years (2009 – 2013); the authors analyzed these figures for how fast and how efficiently the diagnostic service is developing in the country; whether the installation of modern equipment is the only important factor in improving the quality of services; what place does Russia occupy in world ratings of the effectiveness of diagnostic services. Continue reading

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 decrease in immunity. This can be a manifestation of depression, chronic infection, swelling, allergies, in which, for example, immunostimulants can simply do harm.

Determine your immunity
“It is time to save our immunology from enthusiasts,” said Rakhim Khaitov, chief allergologist and immunologist of Russia, academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. “be within the physiological norm. Even in the fall, everyone doesn’t need to boost their immunity. If the immune system works fine, don’t touch it.”

In order to find out whether you need to strengthen your immunity, there are simple criteria: Continue reading

Stroke: now twenty years old …

Why does a stroke occur?
In addition to grief for relatives and friends of the deceased, a great loss for domestic sports, this tragedy makes us seriously think about the socio-medical aspects of what happened. It’s not even that strokes are “younger” – and nowadays there are not only young men, but even elementary school students. And in the general, perhaps, for the whole world, people’s habit of ignoring the precursors of a beginning formidable pathology.

This was recently reported by scientists from the American Medical Center Ronald Reagan. That there’s a headache – three quarters of Americans who fell into the “lens” said they were inclined to postpone treatment to a medical institution. Continue reading

What is good for the heart, good for the liver
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What is making noise in our ears?
“Ever since I retired and spent most of my time at home, in silence, I had a ringing in my ears. No matter which doctors I went to or what…

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What is making noise in our ears?
“Ever since I retired and spent most of my time at home, in silence, I had a ringing in my ears. No matter which doctors I went to or what…

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How to teach a lazy esophagus to work
Like a lump in the throat - it's about food. Why it suddenly becomes difficult to swallow, you have to keep a glass of water at the ready while eating…

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