How antibiotics work: when they are effective and useless
Some swallow antibiotics at the slightest cold, while others categorically refuse to take them even with severe pneumonia, considering them terribly harmful. Both that and other approach are absolutely incorrect.…

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Guide to how to temper properly
Regular colds, chills from the cold, fear of even the slightest draft - all this speaks of the low protective functions of the body. However, do not shrug - what…

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Influenza and SARS in allergic children. How to help a child?
Are you familiar with a situation where a child goes to kindergarten for several days and then falls ill at home for 2-3 weeks? Everything is even worse if the…

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How we age: sarcopenia

The aging process begins in the body after 25-30 years, when there are still no signs. But aging is not only wrinkles on the face and gray hair, and not even age-related ailments. One indicator of aging is a decrease in muscle mass.

What is sarcopenia
The fact that with age a person loses muscle mass, noted Hippocrates. But until recently, this fact was somehow not taken into account. And only in 1989, scientists introduced the concept of “sarcopenia”, which in Greek literally means “reduction of the body” (sarx – body, penia – decrease). Since then, the term has been used to refer to atrophic muscle changes that occur with age. Muscle mass can also decrease due to other reasons: cancer, severe renal failure, AIDS, etc. But sarcopenia is precisely age-related changes. Continue reading

Reasons to Seek Genetics

What the geneticist does
Medical genetics is a part of human genetics that studies diseases and pathologies caused by heredity. A genetic doctor studies hereditary diseases and the conditions under which a hereditary predisposition is realized. It does not cure any organ or system of the body, in its competence the identification of a disease associated with genetics, or the risk of its occurrence.

Tasks of genetics:
diagnose a disease due to heredity;
identify genetic pathologies of the fetus during pregnancy of the mother; Continue reading

Signs of rubella

Rubella is an acute viral infectious disease. Her symptoms were first described by the German physician F. Hoffmann in 1740, but the causes of the disease became known only in the 20th century, when rubella virus was isolated and studied in 1961.

Typically, rubella in children is easy, unlike adults, who are characterized by a severe course of the disease. Those who have had rubella have immunity to this virus throughout their lives.

From the moment of infection to the appearance of the first signs of rubella, 11 to 24 days, usually 16–20 days, pass. During this period, some patients may feel unwell, weak, tired, their temperature may slightly increase. Redness of the throat, eyes, runny nose, swollen lymph nodes are also possible. Continue reading

Rubella and pregnancy: what is the danger?
Despite the fact that rubella belongs to the so-called childhood infections and children under 8–9 years of age are affected by it, adults also suffer from the disease. In them,…

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Influenza and SARS in allergic children. How to help a child?
Are you familiar with a situation where a child goes to kindergarten for several days and then falls ill at home for 2-3 weeks? Everything is even worse if the…

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Violent bloating
Bloating, or, as doctors say, flatulence, is a very common phenomenon. It is caused by the accumulation of a significant amount of gas in the intestine and is manifested by…

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What is dangerous stagnation of blood in the pelvis
Lack of exercise is a real scourge of modern society. People spend a lot of time in a sitting position in offices, in front of television screens or monitors. Of…

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