Going to the toilet: norms and deviations
The human body is a complex mechanism that functions according to its own regime. Some people have the urge to urinate 4-5 times a day. Others - rush to the…

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HPV - what is it?
HPV, or the human papillomavirus, also known as human papillomavirus, is a family of viruses that, penetrating the skin cells and mucous membranes, cause the development of warts and papillomas…

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Rotavirus: signs and treatment
Rotavirus is a virus of the genus Rotavirus that causes inflammation of the stomach and intestines, as well as the upper respiratory tract. Mostly small children fall ill, from 1.5…

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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 the cause of meningitis is hypothermia of the head? The only explanation is that if the head is frozen, the defenses may weaken and will not be able to effectively fight the infection (and meningitis is an infectious disease).

What is meningitis
Meningitis is an infectious inflammatory disease in which the soft membranes of the brain and spinal cord are affected. Both adults and children are ill with them. Meningitis can be primary, when the brain is immediately affected, and secondary, as a complication of other diseases, such as otitis media, measles, Continue reading

Immunomodulators and immunostimulants: truth and myths about magic pills

If earlier it was said that all diseases are from nerves, now weakened immunity is blamed for everything. In order to strengthen it, a large number of various means are proposed – immunomodulators (regulating the immune system) and immunostimulants (enhancing immunity). Advertising promises that as soon as you start taking these miracle pills, your immunity will strengthen and all diseases will recede. Is it so?

In fact, doctors have no consensus on the benefits of drugs that affect the immune system. But they agree on one thing: immunomodulators and immunostimulants should be taken only as directed by a doctor. These drugs are not as harmless as the advertisement claims. They can cause significant harm to health if you take them just like that, just in case. Each drug has its own indications, and they must be taken into Continue reading

The dangers of a beach holiday in winter

Sunbathing, swimming, enjoying exotic dishes, admiring the lush nature is a very tempting prospect, especially when winter, frost and snow are at home. But so that such a vacation succeeds, does not end in troubles, spoiled mood, health problems, it will not be out of place to know about the dangers that a tourist may face in hot countries.

Acclimatization
For our body, any change in conditions is severe stress. It is especially difficult for him to adapt to a hot climate after a cold winter. Still need to add new food, other water here – this also needs to adapt.

If a person is relatively healthy, he has strong immunity, then acclimatization will be quite easy. For 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…

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What you can catch in the public pool
Swimming is an affordable and popular form of mass sport. You can swim at any age, there are minimum contraindications for swimming in the pool, and the health benefits are…

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Rabies virus
Rabies is an acute infectious disease of humans and animals caused by the rabies virus - rhabdovirus. Rabies virus leads to severe damage to the nervous system - specific encephalitis…

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Is there any benefit in canned foods?
Canning as a method of procuring food for a long time was invented back in 1809 by the French chef François Uper. Such blanks immediately attracted attention and firmly entered…

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