Does the death of the partner have an influence on the risk of atrial fibrillation?

iStock_000024649569XSmallStress can be caused by many diseases. This correlation has already been proved in acute diseases of the cardiovascular system such as myocardial infarction. The loss of the partner is considered to be one of the most stressful life experiences. Bereavement may be the cause of mental illness for example depression. Can the stress of bereavement cause of other diseases? Read full text »

Is propolis the drug of the future in the fight against rhinitis?

DAs the years go by, more and more people are struggling with allergic rhinitis. Permanent rhinorrhoea, sneezing or nasal congestion caused by inflammation of nasal mucosa are the reasons of common use of variety of pharmacological substances which are available in the drug stores. None of the groups of medicines which are currently used during treatment of rhinitis – steroids, antihistamines, antileukotrienes, immunotherapy etc., doesn’t cure it completely, so search for something more effective is still in process. Read full text »

Can Hodgkin disease be the causa of permament fatigue?

PHodgkin’s disease is a lymphatic system neoplasm, which can be developed by both – children and adults. The median age at first diagnosis is about 30 years. Permanent fatigue which is recently reported by survivors more frequently, is becoming a serious problem during extensive care of the patient. Read full text »

Bariatric surgeries as a prevention of cancer among obese patients?

Scientists from Australia noticed decreased levels of circulating cancer-associated protein biomarkers after bariatric surgery in obese patients. Many scientific studies proved that there is an association between obesity and risk of cancer development. Read full text »

The use of carnitine in oncology

DNA moleculeNeoplastic diseases are the second cause of death. Each year about 90 thousand people die because of cancer. It is estimated that this number will keep growing, becoming in the near future, the first cause of death before 65 years of age for both women and men. Tumors are a serious health and social problem of the 21st century.

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Is there a chance to improve the quality of life of adults infected with HIV?

Scientists from University of Toronto in Canada conducted a systematic review of the studies which evaluated the impact of regular training for adults infected with HIV. The article published in April 2016 has been created by using Cochrane Collaboration protocol.

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Halitosis: Mere bad breath or something more?

Woman cleaning teeth with toothbrushHalitosis is the term used to describe unpleasant smell coming out from the mouth. This medical condition applies to 50% – 65% of the world population. Despite the prevalence of the affliction is so high, the problem is ignored and treated as a taboo. In about 90% of cases the source of halitosis is located in the oral cavity. A small portion of the problem is caused by disorders that are beyond oral cavity. There is also the phenomenon of psychogenic halitosis. In a variant called pseudo-halitosis there is no unpleasant smell from the mouth, but the patient is convinced of its existence. Worth of mentioning is also the term of halitophobia, when patient experiences exaggerated fear of this disease. Read full text »

Properly controlled glycemia reduces the risk of cancer

fEpidemiologic evidence suggests that diabetes is associated with an increased risk of cancer. Many reports describe numerous mechanisms, which can be the basis for the relationship between diabetes and cancer risk. One of them is the promotion of DNA damage through oxidative stress caused by an increased mitochondrial glucose oxidation. Moreover, insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, elevated levels of free insulin‐like growth factor and chronic inflammation associated with diabetes may also explain the positive association between diabetes and cancer risk.

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Changes in body weight as a possible cause of obstetric complications

iStock_000017779437XSmallThe research conducted by scientists from the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, and the Karolinska Institutet, shows that changes in body weight between successive pregnancies may affect the risk of intrauterine fetal death and increased infant mortality. Read full text »

Interventional nutrition as a treatment for chronic pain in diabetic neuropathy

iStock_000020735338XSmallType II diabetes is a civilization disease of the 21st century. According to statistics, in 2014 the number of people with this disease was 422 million (fourfold increase in the number of patients within 35 years). It is the most common cause of disability and deaths worldwide. It is estimated that the global number of patients will exceed 777 million in 2025. Over 60% of patients report persistent pain, numbness, tingling, burning sensation, tenderness of the skin, especially in the distal parts of the limbs referred to as (poly) diabetic neuropathy.

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