How to start enjoying motherhood: postpartum depression and methods to combat it
The first thing a woman hears after the birth of a child is numerous congratulations from family and friends. And the whole environment seems to impose a state of happiness…

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Polypharmacy or “The more, the better?”
What is polypharmacy? Polypharmacy is the appointment of several drugs at the same time. So the term is described in the "Small Medical Encyclopedia" M .: 1991-96. Often, the lists…

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Some DNA reading methods skip whole pages
Re-testing of genetic tests from the three largest laboratories in the United States has shown that full-exom sequencing (reading only protein-coding genes) can miss large DNA fragments. Because of this,…

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The child smokes: what to do to parents

What to do if a child smokes? Parents find it difficult to transfer such news. After all, adults understand how much the habit harms the body. I want the child to grow strong and healthy. Than to panic, it is better to immediately begin to act. As a rule, adolescents are prone to addiction. It is at this age that the child tries to prove himself and begins to violate the prohibitions of his parents. So, the child smokes what to do mom and dad.

Why do children smoke

There are many reasons why children start smoking. It is important to understand your child. If you find out the reason, it will be easier to cope with addiction.

The most common reasons why children smoke:

Trying to seem older;
like young children, teens continue to copy adults. If his role model smokes, then probably the child will reproduce this detail;
a way to “join” in a cool company, get closer to idols; Continue reading

The rate of ESR in the blood of a child. Reasons for low and high ESR

When diagnosing diseases, doctors check the rate of ESR in the blood of a child. Not many people know what ESR is and how this indicator reflects the state of human health. However, this analysis is able to find out about the presence of serious diseases in the early stages. What is ESR and why can it deviate from the norm in children? What is the norm of ESR in the blood of a child from zero to 18 years in the table.

The norm of ESR in the blood of a child:

Reasons for lower ESR
False ESR and other symptoms
ESR stands for erythrocyte sedimentation rate. As you know, blood consists of two parts: liquid – plasma and dense – red blood cells. When carrying out the analysis, a child is taken blood from a vein or from a finger, placed in a measuring tube and diluted with a special drug that blocks blood coagulation. Then they monitor the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, measuring it in millimeters per hour. This result is the ESR. Continue reading

10 reasons to see a reproductologist

When planning a pregnancy, every woman wants her to come as soon as possible and proceed without complications. But sometimes pregnancy, for some reason, does not occur for a long time. Then it makes sense to go to a doctor who deals with the problem of infertility, to a specialist in the conception and bearing of a child – a reproductologist. When is the consultation of a reproductologist really necessary? Vera Bulgakova, reproductologist with more than 10 years of experience, answers.

When should I contact a reproductologist?
Who is a reproductologist?
A doctor in this area must have a higher medical education in a general medical profile. Then he needs to receive specialization in obstetrics and gynecology (residency or internship). Only after this, the doctor will accept the right to receive additional specialization in the field of reproduction and treatment of infertility. Continue reading

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