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*Scroll down for Infographic Nearly 9% of the world’s population has experienced hypochondriasis in one or another way. This happens to be the reason for $20 billion spent for unnecessary medical examinations in the US alone each year. At the same time, another 45% are predisposed to hypochondria and only 4.5% receive some form of a treatment. No matter the…

  Better I were distract; So should my thoughts be severed from my      grief, And woes, by wrong imaginations, lose The knowledge of themselves. —Shakespeare When I was in high school, I used to live next to the town cemetery. My balcony was looking straight to the entrance. I was 14.  For good or bad, at this age, I have seen way too many funerals passing under my window. I have never felt any discomfort with this,…

Despite of the widespread notion that generic drugs are less good than their original prototypes, science and medical practice have proven this wrong. Moreover, generics are not only as good as brand name ones, but less expensive too. Why is this so? Although, generic drugs are widely used in hospitals, research suggests some patients feel uneasy about buying them. Moreover,…

If all your life you’ve held the belief that weight loss and thinness are simply a matter of willpower, good genes and just the right exercise regimen, you might be in for a surprise. Doctor Joel Young suggests that for many people food can serve as a coping mechanism, and chances are, you’ve probably already heard of “emotional eating”… but thought…

Our talented manager “Office happiness” Nelly wrote a great article about her personal experience with psychosomatic diseases. Read it and tell us what you think in the comments! Back in January when I was dedicated to my New Year’s resolution to watch one TED talk a day I found this talk by Salvatore Laconesi and I was really impressed by…

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