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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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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How and why should we check the water we drink and wash?
Autumn is the time for the traditional end of the summer season. And at the same time, digging wells. Until it rains. Of course, with advanced technology now any season…

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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 (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 girl: smart, educated. Great job and family. And then … pulmonary tuberculosis. He is not a thing of the past; anyone, even the most prosperous, can get sick with them.

Terrible find

On the first working day after the New Year holidays in 2015, I woke up with a slightly cold: my throat ached, the temperature was 37.5 °. I went to work, because there was no fatigue or weakness, and the season was such that the entire department also sneezed and coughed. A few days later I felt great. Everything was so insignificant that I would have forgotten about this episode, but a slight coughing remained for the third week. Many do not pay attention to this, but I am a perfectionist and decided to get rid of the “residual” bronchitis. I made a fluorogram in advance for a fee. When she took the picture, the radiologist said that it looked like pneumonia, since there is a blackout in the upper lobe of the right lung. Continue reading

How can hair talk about health problems?

Hair is an indicator of the state of our health, thanks to which you can track the harmful processes within the body in time. Earlier, we introduced you to the first part of the diseases that hair tells us about. In the current article, we will continue the selection and discover new symptoms of ailments.

1. Thin and brittle hair

A common problem for any woman. These two factors may indicate malnutrition and lack of protein. Protein performs a number of life-important processes that other elements cannot take upon themselves. Simply put, protein is a kind of brick in the construction of the body. When a significant deficiency of this component is observed in the body, the skin, nail strength and hair strength are seriously affected. To make up for the lack of protein, you need to start eating more fruits, as well as drink a course of omega-3 fatty acids.

In addition to this ailment, there is a more serious factor, due to which the hair becomes brittle. For example, such a symptom refers to Itsenko-Cushing’s disease. But here it should be remembered that others join the above symptom: insomnia, high blood pressure and constant back pain. Continue reading

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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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…

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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…

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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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