"Deadly" patterns
Why do people die most often? Is it possible to predict in advance when a person will die? In order to answer these questions, there is no need at all…

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Pros and cons of alternative medicine
Alternative medicine can help with a mass of various diseases, but before you make a choice in its direction, you need to familiarize yourself with all its advantages and disadvantages.…

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Senile ailments attack young
More and more so-called diseases of aging humanity today are found in young patients. Almost in first place in terms of “rejuvenation rates” are osteochondrosis of the spine, cholelithiasis, varicose…

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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 combat contractures. Continue reading

Do medical devices equate to medicines?

In this regard, the Association of International Manufacturers of Medical Devices IMEDA expresses concern that the exclusion of most medical devices from treatment standards may entail serious difficulties in providing medical care in both Russian hospitals and outpatients. In particular, vital products for the provision of surgical care, diagnostic procedures, including determination of sugar levels, in-vitro diagnostics, etc., were excluded from some standards. The concern of the IMEDA Association is the fact that, due to the current situation, the question of confirming financing remains open: the lack of medical devices in the treatment standards may prevent the establishment of a specific quality level for each of the standards, since it will be possible to save on technology and quality.

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What causes cancer: myths and reality

Over the past few decades, the culprits of cancer have been prescribed a variety of things: bras, and mouthwash, and a number of different products. Not all of these things are simple horror stories. Moreover, new suspects are added to the list. Here are the myths surrounding our usual things, and their confirmation or debunking.

Artificial Sweeteners

Myth: Weight zealots celebrated victory in the 1950s when diet soda drinks went on sale. However, laboratory tests soon showed that the cyclamate sweetener causes bladder cancer in rats and was replaced with saccharin. It turned out to be no better – saccharin also provoked the development of cancerous tumors. Despite the fact that saccharin did not fall under the ban, the products in which it is contained must have a corresponding mark on the package. Continue reading

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