How can hair talk about health problems?
Hair is an indicator of the state of our health, thanks to which you can track the harmful processes within the body in time. Earlier, we introduced you to the…

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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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Useful tips: what to do in order not to get sick?
Autumn is the time of mass diseases (flu, colds). I think everyone wondered: what would be done so as not to get sick? But before answering this question, it’s worth…

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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 important data were the result of a study conducted by the Research Institute of Clinical and Economic Expertise and Pharmaceutical Economics of the Russian National Research Medical University named after Pirogov.

Prostate cancer (PCa) is one of the most commonly diagnosed oncological diseases in the male population of Russia. Over the past ten years, there has been an increase in the incidence and mortality rates from this disease. So, prostate cancer ranks third (11% of the total) in the structure of the primary incidence of malignant neoplasms. In the period from 2000 to 2010. a high rate of increase in the incidence of prostate cancer was noted – an average of 9.83% per year. According to 2010 data, there is a continuation of the growth trend in mortality rates from prostate cancer – compared with 2009, mortality from prostate cancer increased by 2.1%. 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 other questions for MedPulse are answered by TB doctor Leonid Potapov

– How is a modern Russian most often infected with tuberculosis?

– In the vast majority of cases, tuberculosis infection occurs in childhood. That is why already in the maternity hospital, on the 4-7th day after birth, infants are vaccinated against this disease. It is believed that they provide protection against tuberculosis for about seven years, so re-vaccinations are given to children at 6-7, and then at 14-15 years old.

– Nevertheless, in recent years, there have been more and more tuberculosis patients in our country. How can you explain this? Continue reading

Is it just one step from a workaholic to an alcoholic?

The problem of the relationship between hard work and increased alcohol consumption is not new. Even Nekrasov in the poem “To whom it is good to live in Russia” wrote: “He works to death, drinks to death.” But if the first question is “Who is to blame?” the answer is easy: stress, processing, desire to relax – then the second, “What to do?” requires a more serious conversation.

Excessive passion for work can cause the development of alcohol addiction! European scientists have identified a connection between the problem of workaholism and the possible development of alcohol dependence. In a large-scale study of Finnish scientists led by Dr. Marianna Virtanen of the Institute of Occupational Health (Helsinki), it turned out: the more time a person spends in the workplace, the more often he abuses alcohol. Continue reading

Liver cancer, or why the diagnosis is random
The peculiarity of liver cancer is that in the early stages it is almost asymptomatic and the diagnosis is often made by chance during the examination due to other problems.…

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Breast cancer, or What women are most afraid of
A high risk of oncology, and not the breast disease itself, is inherited only in 5-10% of all identified cases. Moreover, mutations in genes that increase the risk of breast…

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"The causes of hepatitis infection are drug trafficking of the 90s.
According to statistics, every 12th inhabitant of the planet is a carrier of the hepatitis virus. There are more than 500 million of them in the world, which is 12…

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Everyone can get tuberculosis
There is one simple diagnostic procedure that doctors recommend doing once every two years, but we always put it off for later and forget it. This is fluorography. Imagine a…

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