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 the total population. Pathology is more common in women (aged 41-60 years). It is noteworthy that there are no complaints from patients.
Among the many important issues of modern medicine, covered at the All-Russian Educational Internet-session for doctors, the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of non-alcoholic liver steatohepatitis (NASH) were discussed.
In particular, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis was the subject of an extensive report by Svetlana Dmitrievna Podymova, MD Professor, Department of Propaedeutics of Internal Diseases, Moscow State Medical University I.M.Sechenova. At present, NASH is considered an independent disease, which is characterized by an increase in the activity of liver enzymes in blood plasma and morphological changes in liver biopaths, that is, all those changes that are characteristic of patients with alcoholic steatohepatitis. The fundamental difference is that patients with NASH do not abuse alcohol. Continue reading
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