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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What to eat so as not to hurt
Our immune system constantly protects us from many different pathogenic microorganisms: viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa. But sometimes immunity weakens, and then the disease prevails. To maintain the immune system, there…

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HPV types
HPV, also known as human papillomavirus, is a family of viruses that live in the epithelial cells of the human body and under certain conditions cause their rapid division and…

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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

Human papilloma virus as the cause of anogenital warts

Anogenital warts: causes and methods of control
Warts are small (most often) growths on the skin that have a benign nature. The culprit of the appearance of warts, modern medicine considers the human papillomavirus (hereinafter HPV), which, according to the World Health Organization, infected from 60 to 70% of the total population of our planet.

But if warts, for example on the fingers, are perceived as an annoying nuisance, then anogenital * warts, they are genital warts, or Latin Condylomata acuminata, is already a serious problem. More than 40 of 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

Do adults need vaccinations?
Vaccination is often associated with childhood. And many people are confident that once they enter adulthood, vaccinations can be forgotten. And the recommendation to do revaccination (re-vaccination) is puzzling. Why…

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Dangerous meat: what can be infected?
Meat, products from it are included in the daily diet of most of us. This is the main source of protein that contains all the essential amino acids. It is…

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Shellfish on the body
So in everyday life is called molluscum contagiosum - a viral infection characterized by a rash on the skin of dense, small nodules. Causes mollusks on the body of a…

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A new attack on the infection
More than 50 thousand people die every year from bacterial infections that cannot be treated with antibiotics. The unique development of drugs based on natural viruses that can defeat any…

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