Color blindness - types, interesting facts and a diagnostic test with pictures
Color blindness is a violation of the color perception of vision. Simply put, color blind is a person who does not distinguish between certain colors or shades. According to statistics,…

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Blood test for vitamin D. Table with the norms of indicators in women
Have you ever heard recommendations from a doctor to get tested for vitamin D? After all, its effect on the body is difficult to overestimate. Almost every person takes a…

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Teeth don't wait, like people don't be late
We are always waiting for something or someone. We are waiting for the tooth fairy to arrive, who will wave the wand and the child’s teeth will stop hurting. Well,…

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Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy – symptoms, prevention and treatment

Many pregnant women, instead of enjoying their excellent position, concentrate on diseases, sometimes extremely rare, like toxoplasmosis. In order to alleviate unnecessary anxiety and arm yourself with valuable recommendations for the prevention of toxoplasmosis, we will talk about this infection, its specifics during pregnancy, as well as discuss tests and treatment.

Toxoplasmosis during pregnancy

Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic (non-viral and non-bacterial) disease that causes the multicellular parasite Toxoplasma gonii. An extremely unpleasant infection to carry during pregnancy. The parasite lives and multiplies in the cat family, and other mammals, including humans, can be an intermediate host.

Toxoplasmosis is common in warm countries (South America, Asia), so for Russia it is considered a “forgotten” disease. However, 20% of the population of our country have the presence of antibodies-immunoglobulins in the blood, which indicates contact with this parasite in the past. Continue reading

How to get rid of heartburn – 5 effective folk remedies

Heartburn is an unpleasant burning sensation in the chest and heart area that many have experienced after eating. This feeling can be disturbing for several minutes or even hours, causing discomfort and pain. When there are no modern drugs for heartburn at hand, folk remedies that are easy to use at home can help get rid of it. About five effective methods, safe methods of their use and contraindications, we described in the article.

5 ways to get rid of heartburn

Burning in the chest appears due to changes in acidity in the stomach. For this reason, all popular ways to get rid of heartburn are aimed at lowering the level of acid, which causes unpleasant sensations. But not all remedies are equally suitable for every person. Be careful when choosing the method that is right for you to avoid allergic reactions and other side effects. Continue reading

Created material that excludes tissue rejection during transplantation

Scientists from Russia and the United States have proposed new material for regenerative medicine. The compounds in the composition of this material literally “turn off” the work of enzymes that are responsible for the inflammation reaction that occurs in immune cells in response to external stimuli. The results of the researchers’ work are published in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering.

“At the moment, researchers do not have a lot of tools to regulate the immune response in the arsenal. Continue reading

Scientists have explained how an additional component can triple the effect of a vaccine
With an increase in population and an increase in the level of migration of the world's population, the risk of major epidemics also increases. To prevent them, scientists around the…

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ESR: blood levels in women, why increased or decreased
Any pathology or dysfunction in the body is reflected in a change in the composition of the blood. That is why a blood test is one of the first patient…

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Why is folic acid needed for pregnant women?
There are a great many vitamins that the human body needs. An important element for health and development is folic acid (vitamin B9). It is she who is involved in…

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Russian scientists have revealed the work of evolutionarily new genes in tumors
A tumor is a pathological process, which is a newly formed tissue in which, due to genetic changes, cellular regulation and, accordingly, functionality are disturbed. Tumors are divided into benign…

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