Meningitis: truth and myth
“Do not go without a hat, you will chill your head, you will get sick with meningitis,” the mothers of the children scare. Where did the myth come from that…

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Unusual Diseases: Water Cancer
Water cancer has nothing to do with oncology, although this disease is no less severe and dangerous. Water cancer is an old name, as well as anton fire face. Now…

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From frost to heat: what is the danger of a sharp temperature drop
Facial redness As is known from physics, in the cold, the vessels narrow and in the heat, on the contrary, expand. Thisexplains the redness of the skin. Blush all over…

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Unusual diseases: necrotic fasciitis

Necrotic fasciitis is an infection that affects the subcutaneous tissue and fascia. (Fascias are membranes of connective tissue covering all organs, vessels covering muscles, tendons.) The disease is very dangerous, and if it is launched, it can even lead to death.

Causes of necrotic fasciitis
The disease is caused by pathogenic bacteria that have come under the skin from the outside: from a wound, cut – or from the inside: along with blood flow. As a result, an infectious process develops right under the skin and tissue destruction occurs. Most often, the legs are affected, as well as the perineum and abdominal wall, but the infection can affect other parts of the body.

Various bacteria can be causative agents, but pyogenic streptococcus Streptococcus pyogenes is especially Continue reading

Diseases of exotic countries

Today, the most distant corners of the globe have become available to  tourists. It’s great to go to some exotic country, see its beauty, try unusual dishes, buy beautiful souvenirs, and then, looking at photos, remember a fascinating journey. But it happens that we bring from such trips and a variety of exotic diseases that practically do not occur in Europe, which means that it is not easy to recognize them. Their deceit lies in the fact that often they disguise themselves as a common cold or indigestion and the person does not pay much attention to them – it will pass by itself. Or goes to the district clinic, where the doctor is also not very versed in such an ailment. As a result, an untreated disease develops and can cause a lot of trouble, and sometimes end tragically. Continue reading

How to read a fluorography certificate

A fluorographic study took place, forever, all, and more than once – the Ministry of Health obliges this diagnostic procedure to be performed by all citizens once a year. Without a certificate of fluorography, you will not be admitted to the hospital for planned treatment, you will not be issued certificates of professional suitability, you will not pass a medical examination for the right to drive a car, etc.

Usually you will be given a certificate that says: “Chest organs without pathological changes,” or “Pathology in the lungs not detected,” or “Within age-related changes.” This means that the lungs are fine. If any changes are found in the image, they will still be given a certificate, but specific deviations from the norm will be indicated in it. In serious Continue reading

E. coli
Escherichia coli: benefit or harm E. coli (Escherichia coli) is an enterobacterium of the genus Escherichia living in the human body. It is widely believed that E. coli is very…

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Diseases of exotic countries
Today, the most distant corners of the globe have become available to  tourists. It's great to go to some exotic country, see its beauty, try unusual dishes, buy beautiful souvenirs,…

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How to cure a cold?
There is probably no person who would not have a cold. Runny nose, cough, headache - these symptoms are known to everyone. Of course, the peak of colds occurs in…

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First aid for a dog bite
Previously, adults warned children: “Do not touch the dog. Bite - you get 40 injections in the stomach. " These 40 injections turned out to be very tenacious - some…

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