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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Headache: the varieties, like the treatment methods, are endless
- Headache is one of the most common causes of patients seeking neurological care. According to the international classification of headaches, primary forms of GB are distinguished, that is, migraine,…

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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:…

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The most common flu complication

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In the middle of the winter of this year, already a third of the regions of the Russian Federation are covered by a new influenza epidemic. Meanwhile, one in ten people who have had the flu can get pneumonia. Such bleak statistics make us take this disease seriously. Chronicles, smokers, children and the elderly have an increased chance of contracting pneumonia.

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Rules for preparing for gastroscopy and ultrasound

Are you planning a digestive exam? The exact diagnosis often depends on the correct behavior of the patient. We’ll have to starve for eight or even ten hours. For some, such limitations are a great test. The essence of the methods of gastroscopy and ultrasound of the abdominal cavity and the rules for preparing for them are told by endoscopist Maxim Punutyan.

Do not eat 8-10 hours

During gastroscopy, the doctor examines the upper sections of the gastrointestinal tract: the esophagus, stomach and duodenum using a special device – an endoscope. It is a long thin flexible tube with a diameter of about 2 cm with a lens at the end. The image is transmitted through a special fiber to the eyepiece into which the doctor is looking. In order for the gastroscopy procedure to proceed correctly, the following recommendations must be observed. 2-3 days before the study, it is necessary to abandon the use of spicy dishes and strong alcoholic drinks. It is very important that the patient should not eat or drink for 8-10 hours before gastroscopy. Continue reading

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

The main enemies of health are chickens, antibiotics and syphilis
According to doctors, in Russia there is no control over the use of antibiotics in agriculture. It's no secret that poultry is grown on antibiotics. Any chicken we eat is…

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What will tell the most popular analysis.
Urinalysis is one of the most common research methods. From time to time, we all have to take it. And get scared when the doctor suddenly demands to "retake" him.…

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Alternative medicine: how fools are made of us
In the era of the development of the Internet, you can “google” any disease: you enter the symptoms, and the search engine gives you a list of medical sites, videos,…

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Rules for preparing for gastroscopy and ultrasound
Are you planning a digestive exam? The exact diagnosis often depends on the correct behavior of the patient. We'll have to starve for eight or even ten hours. For some,…

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