Fasting — a rejection of food for a while. Fasting can be for one day, 3-7 days, 20 days, etc. up to 48 days. Experts disagree about the benefits and harms of long-term refusal of food. Regular short-term courses of fasting combined with properly chosen diet can dramatically improve your health. In contrast to the long-term (up to 48 days) of starvation, the body is fully prepared to short periods of abstinence from food, particularly in the "critical" moments of life — for example, in the spring, when exacerbated by various chronic diseases such as gastric language and mental

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Homosexuality (historical reference)

Pre-Christian times

The history of homosexuality has its roots in antiquity. Homosexuality love was known Neanderthals. This is evidenced by unambiguous rock paintings found by archaeologists. However, there is nothing surprising, because on the basis of Darwin's theory, we are all descended from apes, animals are not too choosy in sexual relations. An illustrative example to illustrate their morals: it is often the leader of the pack monkey to reinforce their social status, low-ranking copulate with sexually mature males. Such is the unique way of self-affirmation.

Homosexual relationships were common in many Indian tribes of North America, and

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What is it?

Each year, gonorrhea (second name — "the clap") ill from 150 to 180 million people, so this sexually transmitted disease is considered one of the most common. The first mention of gonorrhea include the II century BC. By a well-known physician Galen often come for help patients with the same complaint: pain when urinating andyellowish white discharge from the penis. Think carefully, Galen decided that the essence of an unknown disease is spontaneous leakage of semen — in Greek "Gonos" («seed») + "rheo" («the current"). So the whole world know about gonorrhea.

Only in

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Hormonal contraception

This form of contraception, by definition, experts of the World Health Organization, is the most effective to date (degree of reliability is almost 99%). It is therefore not surprising that hormonal contraceptives are more than 70 million women around the world.

The mechanism of action of any hormonal preparation is as follows:

suppress ovulation (the maturation and release of an egg); contributes to thickening the mucus in the cervix, making it impassable for sperm.

Before you start taking hormonal contraceptives, it is desirable to pass a gynecological examination and consult a physician. It is also necessary to warn doctors

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Hormones and pregnancy

It is known that during pregnancy the body is quite a lot of changes, many of which are caused by hormonal changes. How can change these parameters?

First of all, the level of Progesterone— The hormone that prepares the uterus for pregnancy, and helps keep the embryos implanted. Progesterone is produced by the corpus luteum — the structure, which is formed in situ bursting of the follicle during ovulation ("pouch", which matured egg). Progesterone support in the central nervous system dominant, a kind of "setting a pregnancy", stimulates the development of mammary glands, and also suppresses the immune system,

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Fungal diseases of the skin

Fungal diseases (fungal infections) occur during the multiplication of specific fungi in the human body. Most often affects nails and skin stop. If you suspect afungusit is best to consult a dermatologist who will be able to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment. If self-medicate or even leave disease without attention fungus can go from healthy to sick nail, then spread to nearby skin or fingernails. To avoid this, be appointed as external agents (special paints, ointments, patches) and internal antifungals.

Some fungi can affect the deeper layers of the skin and penetrate into the body, causing deep mycoses.

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The fungus skin and internal organs (deep mycosis)

Fungi can affect not only the skin and nails, but also penetrate into the body. Fungal diseases of the internal organs are called deep mycosis. The latter can involve virtually all tissues and organs, and take the form of an acute or chronic infection. In some cases, the duration of the current fungal infections calculated in months and years, and some of them give relapses throughout life.

Ill deep mycosis is not all. The body healthy enough to successfully resist these infections. The most susceptible people with deep fungal infections in immunocompromised and chronic diseases — such as

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Nail fungus and feet

Fungal diseases of the nails and feet are common. In Russia nail fungus is present in one out of five people in Moscow — one in four.


Doctors divide fungal infections of feet and nails into two groups. The first is the disease called tinea caused by the fungus Trichophyton interdigitale, the second — rubrofitii arising from the breeding of fungus Trichophyton rubrum. These fungi can infect as the nail plate and interdigital folds, and the back of the sole of the foot.

Factors contributing to infection by the fungus:

cracks, scratches in the interdigital folds due to

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The disease is very similar to the flu, Hippocrates described in 412 BC. Since then, the influenza epidemic came down on people with surprising regularity. The most difficult is the 1918 pandemic, which is popularly called "Spanish flu". In the end, it has suffered from 40% of the world population.

Influenza — it vysokokontagioznoe (infectious) virus disease respiratory system, threatening its complications. The disease affects people regardless of age. The weaker the immune system, the greater the likelihood of developing the disease and its severity.

The cause of influenza — the virus. It consists of the outer and

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Flu Attacks!

According to preliminary estimates of physicians, the number of victims of the epidemic of influenza and SARS in the fall will be, at least at the level of the previous year. Even today in the capital, according to the Moscow Health Department, the number of cases increased by 60% compared to the summer period. Recorded outbreaks of SARS and other regions of Russia.

It is not necessary to guess what type of virus attacks your body and try to remove the torment you have symptoms and seek medical advice immediately!

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