Scientists have finally proven the usefulness of small doses of alcohol

10.12.2004

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In the scientific literature, as well as in a variety of popular magazines have repeatedly there were reports that the alcohol in limited quantities is not only not harmful to health, but, on the contrary, has a definite positive effect on the body. This assumption has finally received a definitive scientific evidence.

In particular, as shown by research conducted at

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Chinese peasant lived 13 years on a makeshift artificial kidney

January 29, 2013 2:42

More precisely — on the unit for hemodialysis, assembled from discarded pieces in a small bathroom farm house in the eastern part of China. Three times a week a man named Hu Sonven comes to sit on the toilet for an artificial kidney, which he built 13 years ago, independently of kitchen utensils and old medical instruments.

In 1993, when Hu Sonven was a student, he developed kidney failure. For regular cleaning of blood had to resort to dialysis in hospital. During the six years of visiting the office with dialysis Chinese

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USA: Minnesota by wandering pig to human blood

17.12.2004

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American scientists in experiments with human stem cells have achieved amazing results. In Minnesota pig born with human blood in the veins, in Nevada born lamb, liver, which is 80% composed of human cells, and mouse favorites Californian now beset by "human" thoughts.

These creatures are called

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Why dogs paws do not freeze

January 21, 2012 9:10

The heat from dog paws not go through a special organization of blood vessels: the venous vessels intercept heat from the arteries, preventing it evaporate into space.

Why do dogs run on snow or ice, do not freeze feet? Everyone knows that the hair on the pads of dogs not — and then there is no insulation from the cold. True, there is animal fat layer that freezes much more slowly, but due to the fact that the surface of pads a lot more of its volume, the heat should dissipate quite rapidly. And how

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Congestive heart failure

The result of the majority of heart disease in the absence of treatment is chronic heart failure (CHF). This condition, wherein heart is unable to pump blood in sufficient amounts, whereby the organs and tissues lack of oxygen and nutrients.

The most obvious signs of heart failure are shortness of breath and swelling. Shortness of breath occurs due to stagnation of blood in the pulmonary vessels and an increased need for oxygen. Edema are due to stagnation of blood in the venous line.

CHF develops gradually, so there are several stages of the disease. There are different principles of

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Cirrhosis

"Drank up to cirrhosis" — is a set expression. In fact, excessive alcohol consumption often leads to this serious liver disease.

Cirrhosis in Greek means "red-haired, lemon-wYELLOW. " It takes a shade in diseased human liver, which normally has russet color. Cirrhosis — a change in the structure of the liver in which normal liver cells are replaced by scar tissue.

The most common liver cirrhosis are affected men, mostly middle-aged and elderly.

Causes

Two of the most important reasons that lead to cirrhosis of the liver — Viral hepatitis (First, hepatitis B and C) and alcoholism.

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USA: Find the cause of the fear of blood

28.12.2004

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U.S. scientists from the University of Arkansas have tried to understand the causes of fear that some people experience at the sight of blood or a needle syringe. The study found that the roots of this fear — in the distant past, man.

Results of the study

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Four misconceptions about plasmapheresis

Ten years ago, plasmapheresis was considered exclusively a medical procedure and was prescribed only in certain diseases. Today, it is offered on every corner and is called "cleaning the blood." With plasmapheresis we promise to rejuvenate, get rid of "toxins" and, in general, to "clean up on a deep cellular level."

For what, in fact, need a plasmapheresis? As far as the procedure is universal? How safe? On those other questions are answered Yuri Kuzmin, anesthesiologist highest category, an expert on plasmapheresis Scandinavian Medical Center.

Misconception 1. Plasmapheresis — is cleaning the blood of toxins

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What to do when the women’s menopause?

If climacteric interfere with normal life, you need to see a doctor urgently.

The first woman to advise three specialists: a gynecologist, endocrinologist and mammolog.

You will then be assigned to a comprehensive survey: general and biochemical blood test to determine the level of hormones in the blood, bone densitometry, or radiography. Only then will select the appropriate patient treatment.

The most effective way to get rid of the climacteric syndrome — hormone replacement therapy. For an appropriate treatment "tides", for example, fade in 2-4 weeks.

Additionally women with climacteric syndrome may designate calcium supplements

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20 facts about the human heart

1. The heart of the average adult hits about 72 times a minute, 100,000 times a day, 36.5 million times per year and 2.5 billion times in a lifetime.

2. Kitchen faucet should be included in the whole head for 45 years, to pour the amount of water equal to the amount of blood pumped per heart human life expectancy.

3. The volume of blood pumped heart, can vary widely, from 5 to 30 liters per minute.

4. Every day, the heart produces enough energy to drive a car 32 km. Over a lifetime, this is equivalent to a

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