How is an allergy to cold
Winter cold affects people in different ways. Some more tightly wrapped in fur coats and scarves and easily tolerate cold. They only occasionally notice: "frost is growing." Others, those who…

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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 the baby is born, can…

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation is the action performed when the heart and breathing stop in order to bring the victim back to life. Why is it important to know the basic rules…

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How does collagen “work” and why is it needed

The term “collagen” is often pronounced when it comes to anti-aging procedures. Therefore, for many people, this substance is associated with beauty and a slowdown in old age. However, from a medical point of view, this is far from the only function of collagen. Its role in the body is more significant. So, what is the mysterious collagen substance and why do doctors advise it to drink?

Collagen: what is it and why is it needed?
Collagen is a specific fibrillar protein. It is the basis of connective tissue and is part of the skin, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels. This protein gives the tissue elasticity and strength.

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Why Omega-3,6,9 Fatty Acids

For weak babies who are often ill, doctors prescribe fish oil. Not surprising. After all, it is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. The body needs the latter for the proper functioning of almost all organs. What are fatty acids? What are women, men and children of omega-3s taken for? And what threatens the shortage of necessary substances?

Bit of theory
Media, nutritionists often remind about the need to regularly include fatty acids in the menu. Thanks to these substances, one feels better, nails are strengthened, and the beauty and silkiness of the hair are restored. But before you introduce them into your diet, you need to get to know them better. After all, Continue reading

Unusual Diseases: Elven Face Syndrome (or Williams Syndrome)

They are very cute, these kids: large bright blue eyes under swollen eyelids, a wide forehead, a small upturned nose, a large mouth with full lips, often stretched out in a smile, and a small sharp chin. So depict elves – mischievous mythical little men of German-Scandinavian and Celtic folklore. And by nature, these children are similar to elves: sociable, friendly fidgets, loving music.

Unfortunately, all of the above features are symptoms of a congenital genetic disease, and by these signs it was called “elven face syndrome”, or Williams syndrome. (John Williams is a pediatric cardiologist from New Zealand who has identified a connection between the characteristic “elven” face and the delay Continue reading

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New epidemic: tanorexia or tanning addiction
Among the many dependencies, tanorexia is not too well known. And no wonder, because this term appeared less than 20 years ago, at the beginning of our century. Tanorexia means…

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Unusual Diseases: Elven Face Syndrome (or Williams Syndrome)
They are very cute, these kids: large bright blue eyes under swollen eyelids, a wide forehead, a small upturned nose, a large mouth with full lips, often stretched out in…

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What is Klinefelter syndrome?
Klinefelter's syndrome is a genetic pathology of men, which is based on endocrine disorders caused by additional female chromosomes in the set of sex chromosomes. This is a fairly common…

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The evolution of psoriasis treatment
Psoriasis is one of the most common skin diseases that humanity has encountered in ancient times. Many famous personalities suffered from psoriasis: Winston Churchill, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Ford, Joseph Stalin,…

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