Vitiligo is a disease of the skin, with the main following feature: disappearance of melanin in certain areas of the skin and as a result – the formation of white, depigmented patches on the skin. This is presumably a result of exposure of the skin to certain drugs and chemicals, neuroendocrine, neuro-trophic factors, melanogenesis, autoimmune and inflammatory
Inside your body there is an amazing protection mechanism called the immune system. It is designed to defend you against millions of bacteria, microbes, viruses, toxins and parasites that would love to invade your body. The immune system is made up of special cells and chemicals that fight infection. The white blood cells that make
Around fifty years old, a colonoscopy should be done on regulare basis for colon cancer screening. Many patients fear the procedure, but propofole sedation greatly helps to go through the exam without discomfort. Although simple digestive endoscopies such as oesol-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and colonoscopy can be performed without sedation, they are often better tolerated under sedation.
The reasons for the appearance of cellulite are not always correctly understood. Contrary to popular belief, they are not associated with stress or overweight, but rather with a genetic factor. “Cellulite is not a disease,” doctors say. Superficial lipodystrophy (translated from Greek for lypo-fat, dis-disorder, and trophe-eating), as doctors call it, alters the appearance of
Already very popular in the USA, the gyneco-aesthetics is coming to Europe. The growing demand has nothing surprising, when you take into account that 47% of women are concerned by an aesthetic or functionnal discomfort of their intimate parts. What are the causes? Age is a fact, since signs of aging affect not only the
Every year in Switzerland, more than three thousand people die from lung cancer, the most deadly of all cancers. Men are the most affected, but in industrialized countries their tumors are decreasing, as many of them have given up tobacco. On the other hand, the number of cases increased among women who started smoking a