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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Cancer Prevention: Check Your Genes
Many learned about mutation tests in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes after the statement of Angelina Jolie, who made a mastectomy. However, such a radical solution to the problem is…

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"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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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 much more serious. Encyclopedias have given way to the Internet. And it began! … The availability of medical information is growing into real epidemics of various diseases.

Cyberchondria is a disease from medical information. According to American scientists, the availability of medical information online has led to an increase in the incidence of cyberchondria in the world – a disorder consisting in the desire to make an independent diagnosis based on the symptoms of diseases described on the Internet sites. The results of a study of people’s reactions to medical information on the Internet are provided in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking. In fact, this is the same overdiagnosis. Continue reading

Cough – wet or dry? How to treat a cough in a child

There are several types of bronchitis. And they need to be treated in different ways. First, determine which cough annoys you, and, guided by the advice of Leonid Muskorenko, select the necessary procedures and drugs. In half the cases, bronchitis is the result of a “simple” runny nose. We have exactly one day in stock to cope with the causative agents of infection.

How to treat dry cough with folk remedies

Rinse your nose with sea water, use vasoconstrictor drops, apply herbal medicine. Otherwise, the infection will go down and a dry cough will appear. Missed the moment and coughed – we need more serious therapy.

Urgent measures: quickly transfer a dry cough to a wet, productive one. Continue reading

How to solve problems on the “lower floor”

The exact causes of this, as, indeed, of any other cancer, are not fully understood. But one thing is clear: colon and rectal cancer is a disease of civilization. In those parts of the world where people still earn their livelihood by hunting and fishing, where it is customary to move around not on wheels, but on their own, where the air is saturated with smells of earth and grass, not gasoline and asphalt, this ailment and rumor did not hear.

Of great importance in the development of the disease is nutrition. The “Western” diet, which is based on animal fats, refined foods and preservatives, slows down the movement of contents through the intestines. Toxins that linger in the body for a long time cause dysbiosis and liver dysfunction – ailments that often accompany colon cancer. Continue reading

Rules for preparing for gastroscopy and ultrasound
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