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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Cough - wet or dry?
Wet or dry? A pulmonologist will help in choosing the protection of the bronchi. 9796.jpeg There are several types of bronchitis. And they need to be treated in different ways.…

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What can our blood tell
Each of us at least once in his life donated blood for analysis and received a piece of paper on his hands with letters, numbers and units of measure. Then…

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PCR diagnostics: Nobel and many advantages

Millions of microorganisms live in our body. And not all of them are peace-loving. How to recognize enemies invisible to the eyes, especially when it comes to pathogens of dangerous diseases? DNA level diagnostics come to the rescue. The results of the analysis can be found already 3-4 hours after treatment. For the invention of the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), which is based on the identification of the species of any living organism, the American scientist Carrie Mullys was awarded the Nobel Prize.

In the 70s of the twentieth century, enzymes were discovered that break down DNA at specific points. Researchers have the opportunity to “cut” DNA into shorter and more stable fragments.

After this, a new discovery followed: scientists “taught” DNA to copy itself and build to such sizes that it is easy to identify. In fact, this made it possible to identify any object of interest by the selected DNA fragment: here is the DNA of the common cold pathogen, this is staphylococcus, this is the herpes virus. Continue reading

How can hair talk about health problems?

Surely, each of us thinks that the condition and appearance of the hair directly depends on the way they are treated and a number of third-party factors. With a thorough study, it becomes known that, in combination with other symptoms, which we most often do not combine, hair becomes a litmus test that successfully and clearly warns of problems within the body. In this article we will discuss the most popular problems associated with hair, as well as what diseases they can signal.

1. Dull and dry hair

The very first and telling reason why hair loses its healthy shine is improper care. Also, frequent staining and the use of heating devices (curling iron, hair dryer, straightener) can lead to this. In addition, the hair loses its radiance and becomes dry in autumn and winter, when there is an acute question of a lack of vitamins and other useful substances in the body. The above symptom may indicate a lack of selenium, phosphorus and sulfur. Continue reading

How is Kalman syndrome diagnosed, or delayed puberty

Kalman syndrome (KS) is a rare genetic disease in humans. It is determined by the delay, the absence of signs of puberty in combination with the absence or violation of the sense of smell.
Diagnosis of the syndrome is often difficult, since up to adolescence in a child, symptoms may be unexpressed or absent altogether. The absence of pubertal changes that are detected by visual examination is important in diagnosing the patient’s condition. In addition, other diagnostic tests are performed to detect, first of all, decreased smell, genetic mutations or structural disorders of the endocrine glands that can cause similar symptoms.
Disease history

The most distinctive feature that usually prompts patients to seek medical attention is a partial or complete absence of puberty. Men may report symptoms such as decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, decreased muscle mass, and decreased aggressiveness. Continue reading

Professor Igor Reshetov: "Head and neck cancer is a human drama associated with facial loss" ...
Annually, about 600 thousand patients are diagnosed with head and neck cancer in the world, more than half of the cases are fatal. In Russia, more than 15 thousand people…

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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…

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What are the temperature jumps talking about?
A slightly elevated temperature, which does not decrease at all, and from time to time jumps - how to relate to it? How to treat and whether to do it…

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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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