Estrogens. Why can the “most female” hormones be raised or lowered?
Estrogens are the most female hormones, although men also have them. In fact, this is not one hormone, but the collective name of sex hormones that are similar in characteristics.…

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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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The benefits of fish oil. Why is it worth giving to children?
About 10-20 years ago, every second child took fish oil. "Feeding" is a tool, because it is useful, you can call it a special tradition. But now the new generation…

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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

Panic attack: how to fight? Signs and treatment
Too intense bouts of fear are called "panic attack." This term refers to the state when panic is expressed in an external manifestation and in general well-being. It is accompanied…

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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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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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Everything is in the smoke: about the “war” around vaping
With the gradual tightening of anti-tobacco legislation in most developed countries, smokers and tobacco companies are increasingly reorienting themselves to electronic means of nicotine delivery and tobacco heating. Indicator.Ru figured…

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