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 to turn to fortune-tellers. It turns out that there are scientifically and medically sound patterns associated with death. And to identify them, sometimes it’s enough to just look at the statistics …
Cold kills more often than heat
American scientists analyzed about 74 million cases of deaths that occurred in different countries from 1985 to 2012, and found that hypothermia more often causes death than abnormally high temperatures.
First, scientists collected information on weather, environmental conditions and mortality in 384 cities around the globe. For each of the settlements, a temperature was set at which people died the least. Almost everywhere, it turned out to be closer to the upper boundary of the scale than to the lower. Continue reading
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 times more than those infected with HIV and patients with all types of cancer combined. But, nevertheless, we still continue to ignore the problem of viral hepatitis in some way. What is the result of this?
Reference: More than a million people die from hepatitis every year, which also exceeds the rates of HIV and cancer. Chronic hepatitis without treatment can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer within 15-30 years. In April last year, WHO issued new guidelines for the treatment of hepatitis C. World Health Assembly delegates from 194 countries adopted a resolution to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis. Many important issues were discussed at the 50th International Congress on the Study of Liver Disease (EASL). Continue reading
Disputes about the causes and causes of schizophrenia do not subside. Scientists are inclined to believe that this mental illness causes a whole combination of factors. Recent studies have shown that bacteria living on the throat mucosa may increase the risk of developing schizophrenia, as well as vitamin deficiency – in particular, a lack of methylated form of vitamin B12.
The cause of schizophrenia is still not fully understood.
There is much debate about the causes of schizophrenia. As possible prerequisites for the development of the disease, scientists call a set of psychological, hereditary and biochemical causes. Recently, doctors have abandoned the idea of establishing the one and only reason for this mental illness and are rather considering a set of factors that make a person more predisposed to it.
Recent studies suggest that vitamin deficiency, as well as bacteria, viruses and fungi that live in the human throat may be responsible for the biochemical component of schizophrenia. Continue reading