Most smokers in the world - the Chinese

Most smokers in the world - the ChineseMost smokers in the world - the Chinese 40% of tobacco consumed in the world comes from China. These statistics became known CNN. 320 million Chinese are smokers is equal to the smoker population in all developed countries combined. According to the TV company, the majority of Chinese people know about the harmful effects of tobacco on health, but this does not affect their behavior. It is also hard to understand how the state relates to the problem area, because it has a monopoly on the production of tobacco and the tobacco industry is a major taxpayer in the country v 10% taxes it receives from it.. . Читать полностью -->

Natural methods

Natural methodsYou can avoid pregnancy if you abstain from sex during the period of the menstrual cycle when a woman can become pregnant. With this method there is no need to use drugs, and consequently no side effects, except for pregnancy, which in this case may occur in 10 - 15% of cases. The benefits of natural methods of contraception - absence of risk to health; the absence of side effects; - low cost; - involvement of men in family planning; - can be used for planning pregnancy; - possible more close marital relationship. The difficulties that will be faced - low contraceptive efficacy (9-25 pregnancies per 100 women during the 1st year of use) - contraceptive efficacy depends on the motivation and willingness of the couple to follow the instructions - the necessity of abstinence during the fertile phase, in order to avoid conception - you must maintain daily records - vaginal infections may complicate the interpretation of changes in cervical mucus - you must have a thermometer for some methods - does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS. Who should not use natural family planning methods women whose age, the number of births or health make pregnancy dangerous women with unsteady menstrual cycle (breastfeeding immediately after an abortion) women with irregular menstrual cycle women whose partner is not willing to refrain about sexual intercourse on certain days of the cycle. Varieties of natural family planning methods - calendar (rhythm) method is the least effective method basal body temperature - cervical mucus method - symptothermal method (a combination of the two above methods is the most effective.. Читать полностью -->

Electrical trauma

Electrical traumaThe lesion can occur when simultaneously touching two wires of the wiring; in most cases one pole grounded, with enough touch ungrounded pole in good contact with the earth (water, wet shoes, the soles on nails, moist soil). Severity of injury is determined by the strength and direction of the current, the duration of exposure. Common symptoms when exposed to low voltage (less than 500) are more pronounced than when exposed to a high-voltage (>1000 V); local manifestations are more pronounced when exposed to high voltage current. Symptoms. The overall impact of the current is in sharp convulsive contraction of the muscles of the legs, were in contact with the current. At high voltage and amperage - loss of consciousness, respiratory arrest, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, asystole of the heart, sometimes atrial myocardium. Читать полностью -->

meat Lovers should be afraid of stroke

meat Lovers should be afraid of strokeIn the comparative study found that high homocysteine levels are associated with a fourfold increased risk of stroke. Traditionally, the level of homocysteine is increased in the meat-lovers. I believe that homocysteine damages the vascular endothelium, contributing to the formation of lipid plaques and blood clots. Traditionally, the level of homocysteine is increased in the meat-lovers. Diet correction (emphasis on citrus, vegetables, whole cereals with a high content of folic acid) and vitamin B12 and folic acid can reduce homocysteine levels, although the clinical effect of reducing the level of homocysteine not yet assessed, reported in the March issue of the journal Stroke. [] . Читать полностью -->


BleedingIt is advisable to distinguish between external bleeding, diagnostics available for inspection, and a variety of internal bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, lung, abdominal cavity, soft tissue (intermuscular space, retroperitoneal tissue, etc). For all types of blood loss, the main threat to the life of the patient is not losing weight vector of the oxygen - hemoglobin, and hypovolemia - weight loss of circulating blood in General, but primarily its plasma, which leads to centralisation of blood circulation, zapustevanie small vessels parenchymatous organs, deep circulation, microtrombidiidae arterioles and venules. In turn, developing due to the fall in blood pressure and stasis in small vessels disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) leads to a further increase of macrothrombocytopenia. Especially often it occurs after the age of 50 years, when the depletion of the fibrinolysis system (opposing DIC-syndrome) is developing rapidly, and microtrombidiidae acquires the features of a vicious circle. One should not assume that the standard symptoms of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract (vomiting coffee grounds, melena always helps the doctor in his diagnostic search. Often the other symptoms are either absent or found after many hours of bleeding. Читать полностью -->

Society goes mad from the abundance of choice and the speed of life

Society goes mad from the abundance of choice and the speed of life"It's time to slow down!", such appeal addressed to the participants in the Oxford international TED conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design) two speaker - Carl Honore and Barry Schwartz, both authors of books on the theme of "slow life". It would seem that modern technology should make our lives more efficient, but recent studies have shown that, for example, continuous shaft emails lowers the coefficient of IQ by 10 points. Carl honorГ©, author of in Praise of slowness" he said, as I caught myself on the fact that the idea of "quick stories before bedtime" for his young son brought him almost in delight. Why one minute, and it's done! But he asked himself: why am I so happy? "This is how it came, that I'm thrilled by the fact that he was ready to shove his son one-minute forgery instead of full stories at bedtime?!". . . Читать полностью -->

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