Amenorrhea, or "It doesn’t start with me!"
The nightmare of any woman who did not plan to get pregnant is the situation “It doesn’t start for me!”. The situation becomes even stranger if in the previous months…

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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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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 -…

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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 the accumulation of protein-carbohydrate complexes and fats in the cells, i.e. accumulated toxins slowly poison the body. Gradually, the child’s bones become deformed and internal organs become inflamed. He is degrading and dying.

The medical name for this disease is mucopolysaccharidosis type II (mucopolysaccharidosis type II) or MPS II.

What is gargoyleism

Hunter syndrome is a hereditary disease, the type of inheritance is X-linked recessive (i.e., lesion occurs only in boys). The first signs of the disease appear in 2 to 4 years. Prior to this, expressed clinical manifestations were not observed, with the exception of noisy breathing in infants due to obstruction of the upper respiratory tract, repeated rhinitis, inguinal and umbilical hernias. Continue reading

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 suffering from it are often convinced that they lack some parts of the body, or that they are generally … dead! Recently, Swedish researchers found that the culprit of a nightmare could be a seemingly innocuous remedy for herpes …

Kotar syndrome – the so-called official name for this ailment – according to doctors, is one of the varieties of depression. It is found quite rarely – at the same time all over the world it affects no more than several hundred people. The first such case was recorded in 1880 by the French neurologist Jules Cotard, in whose honor the disease subsequently got its name. 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

How and why should we check the water we drink and wash?
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Three analyzes important to the hero
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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…

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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…

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