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
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
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