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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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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Where does non-alcoholic hepatitis come from?
The concept of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis was first introduced in 1980. And today it is recognized as very relevant in gastroenterology, since its prevalence is from 14 to 18 percent of…

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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 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

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 and dangerous. Homosexuality is just one of these features, the study of which is very intensively engaged by scientists in many countries of the world.

Genetic studies of homosexual orientation – often referred to as studies of “homosexuality genes” – have always caused fierce debate not only in academia, but in society as a whole. These studies have been going on for more than a hundred years, but especially recent finds have attracted close attention.

Hairy face – means gay?A scientific study of sexual orientation has gone through several stages. The first direction included the search for evidence of a person’s sexual orientation in such morphological characteristics of the body as the amount of facial hair, the size of the external genital organs and the ratio of shoulder width to hip width. Today, morphological studies have become more sophisticated, switched to the study of neuroanatomical structures. Continue reading

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? Why can not you “tear” the ossified joint or, conversely, leave it motionless for a long time? Readers Medpulse meets the trauma surgeon, Ph.D. Lev Ustimenko.

Contractures result from illness or after injuries. The most common non-traumatic diseases causing contractures are age-related ailments: arthritis and arthrosis. But other diseases also lead to joint stiffness: stroke, lack of blood supply and muscle inflammation, damage to peripheral nerves, and even … hysteria.

Therefore, it is impossible to cure any persistent contracture without a diagnosis! However, in parallel with the treatment of the underlying ailment, which is always selective, there are common ways to deal with contractures. Continue reading

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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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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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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Why "grapes" grew in the nose
Doctors, speaking of polypous rhinosinusitis (the disease is so correctly called), always mention a bunch of grapes. Like, polyps in the nose are very similar to her in shape. However,…

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