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Do adults need vaccines?
Vaccination is often associated with childhood. And many people are confident that once they have entered adulthood, you can forget about vaccinations. And the recommendation to make revaccination (repeated vaccination) is puzzling. Why is this? Doctors say that some vaccinations definitely need to be done to adults. So why are they needed? And what vaccinations are recommended for adults? Continue reading
How antibiotics work: when they are effective and useless
Some swallow antibiotics at the slightest coryza, others categorically refuse to take them even with severe pneumonia, considering them terribly harmful. Both that and other approach is absolutely wrong.
Antibiotics really help to cope with many serious infections, but only if taken correctly. Continue reading
Stem cell use
Most recently, a large center for the harvesting and storage of stem cells has opened in Yekaterinburg. They are actively used in oncohematology, regenerative therapy (heart attack, stroke, diabetes mellitus, Crohn’s disease, autoimmune diseases, chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis), in thermal and chemical burns, and in aesthetic medicine. However, the future of the “cell factory” is still uncertain. The fact is that this area of medicine still does not have a sufficient legislative base in Russia, and scientific research is practically not funded. Continue reading