Friend’s Health Gets Worse

My friend is receiving chemotherapy already for some weeks, but he does not seem to improve. His hair is almost all gone. I already posted here asking for ideas on how to help him to be more joyful, to give him some confort. I am reading some self-help books to see if I can be of any help. The bible never seemed a so good book to read than now.

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How to Stop Smoking

The person who smokes becomes addicted to nicotine. Considered a very powerful drug, nicotine acts on the central nervous system such as cocaine, with a difference: reaches the brain in just 7 seconds - 2 to 4 seconds faster than cocaine. It is normal, so that by quitting smoking, the first day without cigarettes are the most difficult, but the difficulty will be getting shorter every day.

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How to Avoid Kidney Stones

Kidney stones are hardened formations in the kidneys or urinary tract, resulting from the accumulation of existing crystals in the urine. His presence may go unnoticed without symptoms, but can also cause severe pain that starts in the back and radiates to the abdomen to the groin. It’s a pain that manifests itself in colic, that is, with a peak followed by pain relief. In general, these attacks may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting and require medical, hospital.

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Erythropoietin (EPO) and Patients with Chronic Renal Failure

Erythropoietin is a glycoprotein responsible for the stimulation of formation of  erythrocytes, acting as a factor stimulating hormone mitotic and differentiation and increasing the formation of erythrocytes from precursors of the cellular compartment of origin.

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Risks of Blood Transfusion

Over the past 10 years, a number of studies have found that, far from saving lives, blood transfusions can actually endanger the lives of patients. Now, a group of surgeons and anesthesiologists are questioning whether the procedure should really be taken freely as it is today.

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12 Reasons to Avoid Blood Transfusion

Experience with the treatment administered to members of Jehovah’s Witnesses religion, who reject transfusions of blood and blood products, helped to demonstrate that the human organism has a high tolerance to normovolemic anemia and often the adoption of a strict protocol for various medical and surgical treatments, you can avoid the need for blood transfusions in a substantial number of patients. The benefits of these protocols are not restricted to the economic sphere. Instead, extend the incidence and severity of complications and hospital mortality.

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New technique reduces bleeding in liver surgery

A new technique that reduces bleeding during an operation of the liver can decrease the time of surgery and eliminate the need for blood transfusions. The removal of cancerous tumors of the liver requires a complicated and dangerous surgery. Patients may lose between one and 11 gallons of blood and must remain in hospital for two weeks.

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Questions And Answers About Menopause And Climacteric

Menopause is the woman’s last period. Menopause is the stage of life that occurs in the transition from the reproductive or fertile reproductive failure due to decreased sex hormone produced by the ovaries.

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Everything You Need to Know About Urinary Tract Infection

The urinary tract infection (UTI) is a leading cause of consultation in medical practice, second only to respiratory infections. It is therefore important to define and characterize urinary infection and explain the terms used by doctors, which is covered in this first article.

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Everything You Need to Know About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis means porous bone, ie, is the progressive decalcification of the bones to become brittle. It is a disease in which there is decreased bone mass and deterioration of bone quality, which becomes more fragile. The higher the fragility, the greater the risk of a fracture. Although the occurrence is higher in women, men can also have the disease, which becomes more common with aging. Bones grow up to 20 years. Thereafter, the density increases up to 35 years and the weight loss begins gradually - or osteoporosis. The process is faster in women, especially after menopause.

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