How to teach a lazy esophagus to work
Like a lump in the throat - it's about food. Why it suddenly becomes difficult to swallow, you have to keep a glass of water at the ready while eating…

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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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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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Kotar syndrome

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 suffering from it are often convinced that they lack some parts of the body, or that they are generally … dead! Recently, Swedish researchers found that the culprit of a nightmare could be a seemingly innocuous remedy for herpes …

Kotar syndrome – the so-called official name for this ailment – according to doctors, is one of the varieties of depression. It is found quite rarely – at the same time all over the world it affects no more than several hundred people. The first such case was recorded in 1880 by the French neurologist Jules Cotard, in whose honor the disease subsequently got its name. 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?…

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Fatigue season: why spring is not enough strength
Surprisingly, the fact is that with the advent of spring, many people begin to experience inexplicable fatigue. It would seem that the long-awaited heat and the sun should help increase…

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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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Are you, by any chance, not a cyberchondrick?
Soon we will ask each other such questions. Remember, as in a well-known literary work: I read the medical encyclopedia and found all diseases except for fever. Now everything is…

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