What is not to get sick
Our immune system constantly protects us from many different pathogens: viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa. But sometimes the immune system weakens, and then the disease takes over. To maintain the immune…

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Otitis in a child: what to do
The kid has an earache. He complains or, if he still does not know how to speak, he cries, does not sleep well and does not eat well. Almost every…

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How we age: what happens to us and how to deal with it
In 20 years you don’t think about old age, but after 30 you start to feel the inexorable movement of time. Is it possible to postpone the natural aging process?…

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Hereditary diseases

Hereditary diseases are diseases caused by chromosomal and gene mutations. Some confuse hereditary diseases with congenital diseases. Indeed, congenital diseases, that is, diseases with which a child is born, may be hereditary, but they can also be caused by any damaging external influence on the embryo or fetus – an infection, ionizing radiation, a toxic substance. On the other hand, not all hereditary diseases are congenital, as some of them may occur later, even in an adult. Continue reading

Unusual Diseases: Stone Man Syndrome

The stone man’s syndrome in medicine is called progressive ossifying fibrodysplasia, or Müncheimer’s disease. This is a genetic pathology that is caused by a mutation of the gene responsible for bone formation. Its essence lies in the fact that the patient ligaments and muscles turn into bones, as a result, a person ossifies or stiffens. Hence the name – stone man syndrome.

This disease is known since the end of the XVII century, then it was first described. The disease is extremely rare. Now, according to various sources, there are 600, 800 or 2500 patients in the world. Continue reading

Unusual Diseases: Hermaphroditism

What it is?
This sexual pathology implies the presence of both male and female sexual characteristics in humans. The name she received on behalf of the son of Aphrodite and Hermes. He was so beautiful that one of the nymphs asked the gods to connect her with a young man forever, and Hermaphrodite turned into a bisexual creature. Continue reading

A runny nose with blood - what does this mean?
A runny nose in itself does not indicate severe pathology. It periodically appears in all people. This symptom indicates cold. But if blood is found in nasal discharge, this phenomenon…

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What to do if your ear hurts
One of the most unpleasant and painful pains is rightly considered the ear pain. It can completely disrupt night sleep and significantly degrade the quality of life. Therefore, the first…

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