Scientists have solved the riddle of the syndrome of "alien body"
"My hand does not belong to me!" - This is not a quote from the thriller, but a description of one of the symptoms of the mysterious Cotard syndrome. People…

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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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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…

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Three analyzes important to the hero

According to surveys, men are much more careless about their health than women. The vast majority of the stronger sex (72%) does not see the point of having to worry in advance and undergo screening examinations – at least the three most important for men. Let’s see what kind of tests are these?

This test for blood testosterone, an ultrasound examination of the scrotum, as well as a PSA test – the same blood test that can detect prostate cancer in the early stages. The survey data give a complete picture of the state of the organs that are most important for men and their functions.

Testosterone Analysis

The production of male sex hormone testosterone is a constant value, unlike female sex hormones. By a certain age, testosterone levels begin to decline. This decrease can last from one month to several years, and with it the man’s well-being will worsen, as well as his character. Continue reading

Dog scent is used as a diagnostic method.

The slightest smell, for example, peanuts for some allergy sufferers, is enough to cause a life-threatening reaction in them. Who can sense danger first? Naturally, our four-legged friends. But the dog should be specially prepared for this purpose.

And it is absolutely unbelievable, but labradors at an early stage determine colon cancer much better than a laboratory blood test does. Dogs of this breed demonstrate effectiveness in more than 90% of cases.
US health officials have the following statistics: 4 out of 100 American children suffer from food allergies. In most cases, we are talking about preschool children, where this figure is much higher. The mentioned phenomenon began to develop rapidly only in recent years. Between 1997 and 2007 food allergy among Americans under the age of 18 increased by about 18 percent. Medical science is not yet in a position to unequivocally answer this question. Continue reading

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 reasons, try to hide their addiction to strong drinks as much as possible. It is clear that nobody is better from this concealment. You will reveal it earlier, you will cure it faster … So, we are looking for and neutralizing it!

Who are the “hidden” alcoholics?
These people, as a rule, do not drink strong or diluted alcohol, such as coffee with cognac. Alcohol is administered in small doses, and more often throughout the day. In my defense, from the patient you can often hear – “I drink a little bit to be in good shape all day. Otherwise, I can’t work.”

Most often, this type of alcoholism occurs in women. This is a type of “female alcoholism.” Women drink alcohol, realizing that it is indecent for them to be drunk “in public.” But alcoholism is a disease that is characterized by an irresistible craving for alcohol and people with illness cannot independently give up alcohol. Continue reading

What we do not know about hepatitis
It would seem that we already know enough about this scourge - hepatitis. And whoever is warned is armed. But it turns out that we know far from everything. Hepatologist,…

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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…

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And the stronger sex has menopause
For a long time, experts decided - to be or not to be a "male menopause." After all, if we draw an analogy with female menopause, then in women it…

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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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