What you can catch when swimming and how to avoid it
As soon as warm days are set, the first most seasoned citizens open the bathing season. Well, when the heat comes, literally everyone rushes to the water. On such days,…

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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…

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Smell from the mouth
Bad breath, or halitosis, is a very common occurrence. It is enough to say that in developed countries 30–65% of the population suffers from it. Halitosis itself is not a…

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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 escape when everyone around is sick?
In the fall, the cold season begins, a little later the flu epidemic comes to us. And so it goes on all winter: coughing, sneezing, blowing their nose citizens surround…

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Smell from the mouth
Bad breath, or halitosis, is a very common occurrence. It is enough to say that in developed countries 30–65% of the population suffers from it. Halitosis itself is not a…

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How to escape when everyone around is sick?
In the fall, the cold season begins, a little later the flu epidemic comes to us. And so it goes on all winter: coughing, sneezing, blowing their nose citizens surround…

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Zika virus
Humanity throughout its existence is constantly struggling with new dangerous diseases. In the Middle Ages, a pandemic of the plague - the "black death" - in Europe claimed the lives…

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