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…

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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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Stroke: now twenty years old ...
Why does a stroke occur? In addition to grief for relatives and friends of the deceased, a great loss for domestic sports, this tragedy makes us seriously think about the…

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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

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 will do. But what is still missing is the understanding that water needs analysis. We either forget about it, or just greed. Meanwhile, it’s time to think: what are we drinking?

And not only when we take water from an unverified well or well. But even when we use tap water for drinking, or we buy purified water. It is important for everyone to know that the body needs to receive clean water that is harmless in chemical composition and meets sanitary standards. In fact, any water can be a source of potential danger, and before drinking it, you need to be sure of its quality, especially if it comes from unverified sources.

What does water contain? Continue reading

Why should a healthy person take tests

Most of us, finding ourselves with a doctor with some kind of ailment, are annoyed when he, instead of prescribing pills right away, forces us to take tests and do all kinds of tests. And this is a waste of extra time, money and effort, and if you remember the queues in clinics, then nerves. In fact, why are we doing so many tests?

Elena Kuzina, a general practitioner, agreed to answer several popular reading questions.

Are there universal laboratory research methods that can detect any disease?

Each study is carried out with a specific purpose and has its own advantages and disadvantages. So, for example, x-rays and ultrasounds are able to identify anatomical pathology in humans (in the bone system, internal organs). But at the same time, functional disorders remain “behind the scenes”.

A biochemical blood test gives an idea of ​​the work of the liver, kidneys, endocrine glands, metabolic state, but is silent about infections. To identify them, serological blood tests or methods for detecting pathogens in tissues are needed. Continue reading

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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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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To know about your sores will help ... a mirror
My light, mirror, say it! Facial skin can tell everything about your health. If you started having problems - acne, dryness, redness, vascular starlets, then you should not think about…

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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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