What causes cancer: myths and reality
Over the past few decades, the culprits of cancer have been prescribed a variety of things: bras, and mouthwash, and a number of different products. Not all of these things…

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Diagnostics in the regions: figures, facts and money
The IMEDA report combines the official statistics of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on resource provision and equipment of regional diagnostic services over the past 5 years…

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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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Fibromyalgia, or where does this pain come from? ..

The main symptom of fibromyalgia is spilled muscle pain that lasts more than three months. Experts put forward several theories about the possible causes of its occurrence. Guzel Tabeeva, professor of the First Sechenov Moscow State Medical University, answers the questions about what this disease is and how it can be fought against MedPulse readers.

– Guzel Rafkatovna, tell us more about this disease, who is most exposed to it? What is fibromyalgia?

– Little is written about this disease, there is not much information, despite the huge number of patients, therefore there are myths in this regard. One of the most common myths is that fibromyalgia is a new, previously unknown disease. It is not true. Fibromyalgia has existed for about 200-300 thousand years before other diseases existed. The second myth is that the number of cases of the disease has been growing recently. Continue reading

Heart failure: target women

According to experts, only in developed European countries, about 28 million people suffer from heart failure. Every fourth heart failure patient in Russia is under 60 years old. The survival rate of patients with heart failure is significantly lower than in patients after myocardial infarction. And with us it’s mostly women.

Some more statistics: up to 30% of patients with decompensated heart failure die within one year after discharge from the hospital.

According to studies, about 28 million people suffer from heart failure in developed European countries. In Russia, the number of patients with a diagnosed disease is 5.1 million, real indicators are much higher – about 9 million people. If all patients lived on the territory of Moscow, then they would constitute 75% of its inhabitants! At one point in their lives, one in five people is suffering from heart failure. Continue reading

Diagnostics in the regions: figures, facts and money

The IMEDA report combines the official statistics of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation on resource provision and equipment of regional diagnostic services over the past 5 years (2009 – 2013); the authors analyzed these figures for how fast and how efficiently the diagnostic service is developing in the country; whether the installation of modern equipment is the only important factor in improving the quality of services; what place does Russia occupy in world ratings of the effectiveness of diagnostic services.

The speakers tried to find answers to important questions:

At what level of development of diagnostic services is the Russian Federation? Continue reading

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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Eternal dispute - sugar or honey?
Known sweeteners are honey and sugar. They are compared, determining which product is better. Sweet additives have common characteristics and are significantly different. What is more useful: honey or sugar?…

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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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Headache: the varieties, like the treatment methods, are endless
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