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Mini stroke
Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)Friday July 5, 2013 6:01PM ET
In nearly 50 percent of cases the body is warning us of an impending danger - like earthquakes usually precede the eruption of a volcano. Mini stroke is a sign that another one may follow and further attacks may have more serious consequences or develop into a full stroke.
Syphilis
SyphilisFriday May 31, 2013 7:01PM ET
Syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection caused by Treponema pallidum bacteria, was once a leading cause of death and serious disability. Today it is rare because we have all kinds of antibiotics but it is far from being destroyed.
Heart problems in children
Heart problems childrenFriday May 3, 2013 6:01PM ET
Children heart has bigger power reserves than adult heart but it is more prone to a rheumatic inflammation and when it is hit it is more vulnerable than adult's. However, when various myocardial and valvular damages occur children heart heals much faster.
Optic disc drusen
optic disc drusenFriday April 5, 2013 6:01PM ET
Optic nerve drusen is a sneaky condition: it can develop for years without symptoms, sometimes is hard to diagnose and can cause a major vision complications.
Primum non nocere
Unnecessary proceduresSaturday March 2, 2013 5:01PM ET
According to CDC, 2.5 million unnecessary procedures are performed annually in the US only. Although it may seem a big number, it's just 5.2% of 48 million surgical procedures in total.
Dietary supplements
Dietary supplementsFriday February 1, 2013 5:01PM ET
People around the world are using dietary supplements for various conditions because they can buy them freely. However, the question is do we need them in the first place?
Make a deal with your will and lose weight
Lose weightFriday January 4, 2013 6:01PM ET
If you came to the point that you have to lose weight, there are just three things you should keep in mind: how much you eat, when you eat and what you eat - in that order.
The loop of obesity
ObesityFriday November 30, 2012 6:01PM ET
A statement that excessive food intake and endocrine dysfunction play a profound role in obesity is just partially true. More often obesity is the cause of endocrine dysfunction rather than the other way around.
Learn about nerves
Damaged nervesFriday November 9, 2012 5:01PM ET
Every system of the human body has tasks it has to do and they all must work in cooperation with each other and there's where nerves step in.
How to choose a good doctor
How to choose a good doctorSaturday October 13, 2012 6:01PM ET
There's no doubt that you heard the question "I have this-and-that, do you know a good doctor?" You will, of course, recommend - or not recommend - the one based on your experience but have you ever wonder what a "good doctor" means?
Diagnosis: Cancer
Diagnosing cancerFriday October 12, 2012 7:01PM ET
After first emotions are settled down, you maybe learned that cancer runs in your family. You learned that your neighbour with the same diagnosis died recently, and your friend's friend with poor diagnosis survived.
Cancer: Introduction, Part II
CancerSaturday September 22, 2012 3:24AM ET
Some tumours show tendency to spread in certain tissues, such as lung cancer, breast cancer, thyroid and prostate cancer. Such behaviour can be explained by favourable environment for metastases growth and by circulatory conditions.
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