Source SARS were raccoons and badgers?

Source SARS were raccoons and badgers?It is animal to blame for the emergence of the SARS virus, said Thursday supervisor pulmonary center of Krasnoyarsk, Professor Yuriy Tereshchenko. According to him, the virus was transmitted from raccoon dogs and badgers, which are bred in China for cooking. This harmless virus from the family of coronaviruses, by the way, his relatives cause the common cold, mutated, and there is a new threat to human strain of the virus with increased aggressiveness to the respiratory tract. The danger in the fact that the first symptoms of the disease are similar to other viral diseases include high fever, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, dry cough and shortness of breath, quickly turns into acute pulmonary insufficiency. However, Professor Tereshchenko pretty optimistic. According to him there are medications that successfully resist the virus. Читать полностью -->

South Korea announced the outbreak of "bird flu""

South Korea announced the outbreak of The Ministry of agriculture of South Korea officially announced that on one of the farms near Seoul discovered the source of the disease "avian influenza". In particular, according to an official of the Ministry, the virus was detected in chickens on this farm. Avian influenza is an infectious disease vectors which are wild migratory birds. According to some scholars, the virus avian influenza can be deadly to humans. Reuters Health (Gazety). . Читать полностью -->

"Harmless" laser eye surgery often lead to loss of vision

"Harmless" laser eye surgery often lead to loss of vision The solution of the question about the possibility of laser vision correction must be made individually for each patient. New patient guide, which was released by the American specialists from the Educational Council for ophthalmic surgery, will allow one to determine the risk associated with holding very popular LASIK surgery. Only in the United States annually, more than a million such operations, so that even a relatively small percentage of complications leads to thousands of victims. According to the results of recent studies, the risk of complications can reach five percent. The operation may even lead to the loss or significant reduction of vision. As stated in the new administration, the patient is extremely important to imagine how much test you should pass in order to be sure that the operation risk is minimal. Читать полностью -->

Contraception

ContraceptionOut of 100 women of reproductive age 36 do not use any contraceptives: 4 - because they are infertile, 7 - been sterilized, 5 - because of the pregnancy, 13 - due to the lack of a partner, 7 - other various reasons. 64 women practicing contraception.. . . . . Читать полностью -->

StAlien spawns "sleep paralysis""

 StAlien spawns You, the opportunity did not ever meet with little green men, trying to pull you aboard their spaceship? Do not worry, you are not alone. Thousands of people around the world claim that was face to face with representatives of extraterrestrial civilizations, and to suspect each of them in banal lies, generally speaking, there is no reason. However, as British scientists believe, nothing alien in a similar experience too. As shown by a study conducted by psychologists from London Goldsmiths College, people telling about their encounters with aliens from outer space have increased susceptibility to so-called "sleeping paralysis" - a special state of consciousness between sleep and reality, from which, the person is unable to move and may experience visual and auditory hallucinations, not being able to distinguish them from reality. Often in this state, the people seem bright flashes of light and terrible creatures. Asking subsequently, the question was whether what he saw and heard them actually or they "went to the roof", many people think that it really met with aliens. Читать полностью -->

life Expectancy is associated with the time of retirement

 life Expectancy is associated with the time of retirementThe life expectancy of pensioners, retired early, much shorter. In particular, the 55-year-old retirees in later after work years died more frequently than their more able-bodied colleagues. The results of scientific observations were published in the British medical journal. For 26 years, scientists have researched 3500 employees one of the leading manufacturers of engine oil. The mortality rate among those who retired at 65 or even 60 years, was significantly lower than among workers retired at 55. Moreover, the "early" retirees often died in the first 10 years after the rest. Читать полностью -->

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