Although it is considered a pediatric infection, measles may well affect an adult. Is an adult likely to become infected? Does he need to be vaccinated against the disease? How to understand that this is exactly measles, not flu, for example? And what is the danger of measles?
How can you get infected?
The measles virus (its causative agent) is transmitted only by airborne droplets: it is released into the air by the sick during coughing, sneezing and even breathing and gets on the mucous membranes of the nose and oral cavity of others. Continue reading
The birth of a child is a great happiness in the life of a family. And of course, every mother first of all wants her child to be born healthy. Here, of course, planning of pregnancy, lifestyle, proper nutrition of a pregnant woman are very important. But, unfortunately, this is not enough. The health of the unborn child depends on genetic factors. Today, doctors have the opportunity to identify chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus in the very early stages of pregnancy. Continue reading
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