HEALTH

Heart attacks
The occurrence of coronary heart disease, including such a severe manifestation as myocardial infarction, is facilitated not only by smoking, poor nutrition, and a sedentary lifestyle. In the development of…

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Gout
This disease is the result of a violation of protein metabolism, more precisely, the exchange of the so-called purine bases that are part of the nucleic acids of proteins. Translated…

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Remove adenoids or hold off?
The third tonsil. What role does it play in the body? Can adenoids affect a child's academic performance? The operation is done. Is further treatment necessary? ... A child’s mouth…

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Smoking harms your health

For a long time, people have been trying to learn how to manage their mood, stimulate working capacity, take measures to help calm down … Many people consider tobacco smoking to be one of such means.

The fact is that the nicotine alkaloid contained in tobacco has a two-phase effect on the nervous system, causing its short excitation, which is quickly replaced by a phase of inhibition, depression. The smoker, worried by an unpleasant conversation or news, tries to drag on a cigarette as soon as possible: he knows that after several puffs, nicotine will “calm his nerves”. A smoker grabs a cigarette even when he feels tired and wants to regain his former working capacity and improve his mood. He does this because a trace of the once-refreshing effect of a cigarette is tested in his memory, although it was quite short. Continue reading

How to store homemade canned food

Many are now keen on home canning. It allows you to have various vegetables, berries, fruits on the table in winter and spring, and for those who have a garden plot, it is a great opportunity to make full use of their own crop.

Home-made canned food, prepared in compliance with all sterilization rules and hermetically sealed, is well preserved at room temperature, and even better – in a cool (from 0 ° to + 15 °), but not in a damp place, otherwise the lids will rust. Do not place cans near heating radiators or a stove. Although microbes will not develop if they were destroyed by sterilization, however, high temperature accelerates various chemical processes in canned food. In particular, complex changes in sugar occur, as a result of which the syrup darkens and the taste of jam and compotes deteriorates. Sometimes fruits and vegetables are partially softened. Continue reading

First aid for frostbite

Among domestic and industrial injuries, injuries resulting from exposure to freezing temperatures occupy a special place.

Frostbite is also possible at positive (from 0 to + 5 °) air temperature, if there is a strong wind and humidity is increased.

It is customary to distinguish between general cooling when a decrease in the temperature of the whole body occurs. and local frostbite of the hands, feet, ears, nose, cheeks, knee joints.

When intoxicated, the body’s susceptibility to cold rises, and as a person loses control over his actions. Continue reading

Remove adenoids or hold off?

The third tonsil. What role does it play in the body?

Can adenoids affect a child’s academic performance?

The operation is done. Is further treatment necessary?

… A child’s mouth is always half open. He does not close it in a dream, sniffles, snores, often wakes up and gets up in the morning lethargic, with a headache. An experienced doctor, even in appearance, may suggest adenoids.

Adenoid tissue, or the third tonsil, is present only in children. It develops by about 3 to 6 months, after 12 years it begins to decrease gradually, by 16 – 20 years it becomes almost invisible, and at an older age it is already completely absent. Continue reading

Premature baby

A premature baby is considered to be a child born before the 38th week of pregnancy, having a body weight of less than 2500 grams, a body length of less than 45 centimeters.

The viability of a premature baby depends not only on body weight and term of birth, but also on how the pregnancy of the mother proceeded.

A premature baby is born more weakened if the mother suffers from cardiovascular, gynecological, endocrine, kidney diseases, has suffered infections during pregnancy, smoked, drank alcohol.

The rate of preterm birth among women smokers is twice as high as among non-smokers. Smoking causes oxygen starvation of the fetus, slows its growth in such women, a premature baby can be born. Continue reading

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Menarche
The first menstruation (it is called menarche) is an important event in the life of a girl. As a rule, it does not happen unexpectedly - older girlfriends inform. And…

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Reflux - Esophagitis
First, a little anatomy. The diaphragm (muscle-tendon septum) separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity. Through the esophageal opening of the diaphragm, the esophagus descends into the abdominal cavity…

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Premature baby
A premature baby is considered to be a child born before the 38th week of pregnancy, having a body weight of less than 2500 grams, a body length of less…

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Premature baby
A premature baby is considered to be a child born before the 38th week of pregnancy, having a body weight of less than 2500 grams, a body length of less…

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