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Many of us are familiar with this saying — sleep and weight are related and the habit of falling asleep in a timely manner can protect us from nocturnal binge eating. There is even a special technique — "Sleeping Beauty Diet", which is based on our remarkable ability to not feel hungry while sleeping. It has existed for a long time; there is a rumor that Elvis Presley himself used it.

But, in general, this technique obviously cannot be called effective: sleeping doesn’t help to lose weight, and recreation itself too does not make us much slimmer as opposed to training on a treadmill. However, a good deep sleep contributes to the maintenance of...

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If you think that male and female insomnia is the same thing, you are mistaken. Just as there are differences, and very important ones, between organisms of both sexes, there is a difference in how we sleep.

It is said, or rather proved that women suffer from insomnia twice more likely than men. Female sex need more hours in order to get enough sleep, so they often go to bed earlier than men, and if possible, wake up later, this is due to the fact that women’s sleep is much less deep and more often interrupted, so when awaken, a girl or woman can feel already exhausted.

Any person needs seven - eight...

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Working hassle, household, family troubles — sometimes fatigue and a swarm of heavy thoughts fill every minute of our lives. And to fall asleep, so we can get a little rest, becomes impossible. As a consequence of this problem on the bedside table appear sedatives. Herbal pills for insomnia today are available in virtually any pharmacy.

Sleep specialists claim that you can tell that you have serious problems only after three weeks of troubled sleep. If you are unable to have a rest for only two or three nights, do not run to the pharmacy for strong pills for insomnia. It is totally unnecessary and even dangerous to take medications that can improve sleep,...

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Usually people call a heartbeat such a state when a person begins to feel the beats of his (her) own heart. Under normal conditions, it is impossible to catch a heart, and therefore it is only natural that the appearance of such sensations is always alarming and even frightening. Palpitations can be observed in healthy people under certain circumstances, as well as in patients with severe diseases of the cardiovascular system.

So where is the line between the norm and the disease, when it is necessary to seek help and how urgently should it be done?

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What beer does to the male body? Many representatives of both sexes what to know answer to this question. Any beer commercial is always accompanied by the inscription that excessive consumption of alcohol is bad for health. But the word "excessive" has different meanings for everybody. In addition, there is an opinion that beer is useful, not addictive, because it belongs to low-alcohol beverages. Some even say that this drink contains a lot of valuable elements. Let's try to figure out: is it useful, as many people say, and what effects of beer on the male body are?

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When abusing alcohol, doing drugs and smoking, there is withdrawal syndrome. It is a certain reaction of the body and mind, which manifests itself in the form of disorders that have psychological, somatic and neurological character. Specific manifestations occur as a result of abandonment of alcohol, narcotic substances and nicotine. This condition is not critical, as there are certain techniques that help to withstand a difficult period of getting used to new life without bad habits

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What is the effect of smoking on the cardiovascular system? What problems can develop in people who do not want to say good bye to the passion for tobacco products? What's so bad in the cigarette smoke? All you need to know about nicotine dependence will be discussed in our publication.

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From osteoporosis suffer, in the main, elderly people, and this disease is a “huge fan” of the beautiful half of humanity. When a person faces this disease, he or she has no choice but to deal with it. Of course, when bones become fragile, it is necessary to take certain medications. In some cases, only drugs give us hope for healing. However, it is possible to help our bones if we adjust the diet. Proper nutrition in osteoporosis is the basis of treatment and prevention of pathology. Just before you take any action, you need to carefully examine the list of products that you can eat. But you also need to know about dishes and products that are not recommended to consume

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The fear of people before cancer is perfectly understandable and, one might say, justified. The detection of such pathology always entails, at least, serious treatment, a multitude of examinations. Every adult knows a lot of real stories about how tragically events can develop in cancer. But, perhaps, the most serious phenomenon is the obscurity.

People, often, know very little about the causes of development of oncological processes, their stages. And even those who are well informed cannot make any predictions: will this problem touch on them. It is not for nothing that cancers are often associated with the action of inexorable fate, the punishment of Destiny. 

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Gastroduodenitis is an inflammatory process that captures both the lower part of the stomach (pyloric zone) and the duodenum. Mostly adult people face this illness. Sometimes this pathology is called a variant of gastritis.

The main role in the development of gastroduodenitis plays affection by the mucous membrane of the stomach and duodenum. Causes that can cause the disease:

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Pathologies leading to damage of brain tissue and, accordingly, nervous activity are some of the most common. They often cause death, but even more often human health is not fully restored.

The concept of "minor stroke" is a particular case of stroke in general. It is used when lesions caused by stroke are insignificant. Sometimes a person suffers a minor stroke without noticing it and the presence of pathological foci is revealed much later, for example, during a planned examination. For example, in the diagnosis of MRI. But it is important to understand that even such an "inconspicuous" minor stroke is a formidable warning that your health and life are in danger! 

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After 35 years in the body, women begin to change. Some practically do not notice it, for others these symptoms become simply unbearable. Let's figure out what is premenopause and how it manifests itself. Surprisingly, even in our age of information technology, many women do not know or know too little about their own body. Therefore, sometimes completely natural changes in the female body lead them into confusion.

Most women are afraid of the onset of menopause. They are frightened by age-related changes in the body that cannot be prevented.

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Phenylketonuria is a serious disease, the detection and treatment of which became possible only with a noticeable progress of medicine in the XX century. It is a congenital metabolic disorder that leads to the defeat of the nervous system, mental retardation. However, today, many types of disease can be overcome.

Causes and types of phenylketonuria.

In the middle of the XX century it was found that it is a genetic disease. It is either transmitted from parents to children, or there is a spontaneous mutation of the genetic apparatus. In the latter case, it is customary to talk about the variant form of the disease.

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Absolutely everyone knows the term "coma", realizing that this is a dangerous condition that occurs with severe brain damage. There are different kinds or stages of coma. One of them: persistent vegetative state.

What is a vegetative state and how does it look like?

Sometimes this syndrome is called a wakeful coma. In this condition, the autonomic functions of the nervous system are preserved. In other words, the patient breathes, swallows, defecates him(her)self, he(she) has reflexes. But consciousness is absent. The patient does not respond to speech, does not fix the sight. Sometimes the reaction to pain persists.


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