Poisoning food or alcohol on vacation: what to do?
The season of picnics and vacations began, and with it the risk of food poisoning increased. In the heat, food spoils much faster, and if, in addition, you have not…

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Bitterness in mouth, heartburn and abdominal pain: how to suspect bile reflux
Problems in the biliary tract often have characteristic symptoms. Most often, the reflux of bile in the stomach and esophagus occurs during the development of gastroduodenal reflux: this condition occurs…

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What is botulism?

Botulism is an acute toxic and infectious disease in which severe damage to the human nervous system occurs. The causative agent of botulism is in the intestine of animals, birds, fish, and from there it gets back to the soil and water. Bacteria of botulism, called anaerobes, live exclusively in places where there is no air, and therefore badly washed, uncleaned, hermetically packaged food is extremely dangerous.
The main danger of botulism is that the toxin blocks the respiratory function of a person, the lack of oxygen provokes the disruption of the work of all internal organs. Botulinum toxin is the most potent biological poison in the world, it is hundreds of thousands times more dangerous than poison, for example, rattlesnake. However, it quickly loses its harmful properties during heating and boiling. Continue reading

What is enterovirus infection? How to deal with it?

Enterovirus infections are groups of diseases that arise from the introduction of an RNA-containing virus into the body, many of which are pathogenic to humans. Usually enterovirus is manifested as a general intoxication of the body and today it is quite common. How can one be protected from infection, and what to do if the infection still suffered a person?
Causes and Symptoms of Enterovirus Infections
Infecting the enterovirus can be from a sick person or from a carrier that is not sick, but is only a carrier of infection. Most often enterovirus children are ill. It is transmitted by the fecal-oral and food way, therefore, it is said that a person was poisoned while eating food. Often infection is due to infected vegetables and fruits that have been badly washed. Enterovirus gets to the fruit during irrigation with sewage, and then we are on the table. Continue reading

“Caught” tick: how to remove an insect without harm to health

Camping, unfortunately, often spoils insects – especially ticks. This year they are especially active and dangerous: ixodic ticks that live in Ukraine are carriers of tick-borne borreliosis or Lyme disease. Diseases are extremely dangerous and, if untreated, can cause disability and even lead to death. Tick-borne encephalitis in our area is an extremely rare phenomenon, but, nevertheless, it is worth being alert.
If a tick stuck: how to remove it correctly
When a tick gets on the human body and sucks, the insect injects “its” viruses and bacteria into the human blood during the day. Continue reading

Pigment spots on the skin: how to get rid of them?
Freckles and age spots also appear with such a long-awaited spring sun. In most cases, the pigmentation of the skin in the spring is caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays.…

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Vitamin D - the main medicine of the summer
Summer is a great time for healing the body with the gifts of nature, which are rich in vital vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fiber and other useful substances. Of course,…

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Dangerous meningitis: how not to miss the disease
Meningitis is one of the most dangerous diseases. Untreated meningitis (inflammatory process in the meninges) leads to disability and even death. Germs, viruses, fungi can cause inflammation in the membranes…

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