What do Alexander the Great, Napoleon and Peter the Great?

MODERN neuropsychiatrist would do anything to get rid of these great people from diseases that helped them go down in history

Disease prophets

Three great conqueror, by which (at least partly) developed by Time-Western culture and modern borders of Europe, had something in common. All three nature endowed disease, which in ancient times was considered sacred — epilepsy. «The Alexander the Great had epileptic seizures, likely as a result of injuries received in battle — says neurologist Alexander Himochko. — Uncontrollable rage into which he fell from time to time, apparently, was a consequence of the disease. In epilepsy sometimes

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When people talk about kokkomikoze, it usually meant danger, yet little-known growers of the USSR, the disease of ordinary cherry. But this illness are subject to other types of cherries — magalebskaya, Pennsylvania and Japanese, as well as plum, plum, apricot.

This disease was first discovered in the cherry orchards of Sweden in 1884. Kokkomikoz now spread to the United States and Western European countries with a relatively humid climate. In the Soviet Union in recent years has developed kokkomikoz cherries in Latvia, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine and the Kaliningrad region. The disease was obnaruzhena- in 1962 in the Moscow region.


Grandma’s disease does not spare the young

Osteochondrosis — is zabolevanienie in which pathological changes are the intervertebral discs, vertebral cartilage nodes as well as in the intervertebral joints. The cause of osteoarthritis may be a spinal injury, disorders of blood circulation and lymph flow, inflammation of the vertebrae. Some modern scholars believe, not without reason, that low back pain — not a disease, and adaptive response of the spine to the wrong distribution of loads that occur during the movements.

The nature of our body is arranged so that the primary vertical load on thespine extends along the axis passing through the center of gravity

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Souvenir from vacation

Holiday or non-committal attitude, a nice time with a new friend. If the same chain of events, it should be on the alert!

Absolutely safe sex can never be!Even protected sex, in some cases, does not prevent the development of such hazardous to men's health diseases like STDs. That is, diseases or infections transmitted sexually, and their insidious complications.

Modes of transmission of STDs

Sexual transmission — the only one of the options. STDs can be transmitted by blood, saliva by kissing, when using a joint hygiene.

Thus, risk of infection from "untrusted" partner is

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8 myths about the treatment of depression

About depression in our country know so little, and the available knowledge of it is so distorted that to write about the myths even strange. Actually, all that is known about the man in the street of the disease — one big myth.

Myth 1. Depression — not a disease, so it is not necessary to treat  

Depression can be different:

Exogenous — Caused by external causes (eg, job loss or death of a loved one).

Endogenous — Caused by internal, often unconscious reasons.

Circulated myth that exogenous depression — it's normal, endogenous — a sign

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Allergies: from antiquity to the present day

With the manifestation of this mysterious disease people faced long before the emergence of the term "allergy". If you believe the ancient Egyptian chroniclers, allergic shock from lightning died in 2540 BC, Pharaoh Menes after he was bitten by a wasp. In the papyrus, which dates from about 1600 BC, there is a fairly accurate description of allergic bronchial asthma.

When they opened the

And yet the first to seriously interested in allergy, was the great physician Hippocrates. In the V century BC, he described the strange skin rashes, and the most severe indigestion, appearing in some of

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Ankylosing spondylitis or

What is it?

Ankylosing spondylitis — a chronic, progressive disease,manifested by inflammation of the joints of the spine. Long-term inflammation leads to a violation of motion in joints. As a result, spine is practically immobile.

First it diseasedescribed the Russian Neurologist Vladimir Bechterev. In his honor, ankylosing spondylitis, and got its second name — the disease Ankylosing Spondylitis.

Ankylosing spondylitis suffer mostly men aged 20-40 years, although the disease begins in the late school age, about 15 years old.


The causes of ankylosing spondylitis are uncertain. Apparently, the disease develops in people who have a specific genetic

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Diseases of the adrenal glands

The adrenal glands — small paired organs located, as the name implies, above the upper pole of the kidneys.

The main objective of the adrenal glands — production hormones that regulate all the vital processes in the body. For example, glucocorticoid hormones responsible for metabolism and energy metabolism, mineralocorticoids are involved in water and salt metabolism, androgens and estrogens — are sex hormones, epinephrine and norepinephrine — hormones of stress.

Adrenal disease may be caused by:

excessive production of ACTH by the pituitary hormone that regulates the adrenal glands (disease Cushing); excessive production of hormones by the adrenal

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Liver Disease

Liver — Digestive organ, located in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen, under the ribs. The value of the liver is huge. It neutralizes substances coming from the environment (including drugs, alcohol) or formed in the body synthesises proteins blood secretes bile, etc. In general, the liver performs more than 500 different functions, and its activity is not yet possible to reproduce artificially.

The most common liver disease — different types of hepatitis andcirrhosis. Hepatitis — An inflammation of the liver that can be acute or chronic. The diagnosis of "chronic hepatitis" is put if the liver inflammation

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Parkinson’s disease

What is it?

Parkinson's disease — is disease, associated with progressive loss of motor nerve cells (neurons) producing neurotransmitter dopamine. Because of this movement, and impaired regulation of muscle tone, manifested the characteristic tremor (trembling), general stiffness and impaired posture and movements. For the first time the disease is described by the English physician James Parkinson in 1817 in his "Essay on the Shaking Palsy."

Disease Parkinson (Parkinson's) ill about one hundredth man, centenarians sixty-year mark, and it occurs in men more often than women. Interestingly, the smokers are almost not affected by this disease, and fans of milk,

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