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Fall has begun: How to differentiate Covid symptoms from a cold or allergy?

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  The doctor Pablo Scherbovsky, pulmonologist, director of the Scherbovsky Foundation explained the difference between an allergy or a cold and covid symptoms.   He affirmed that at the time these questions frequently and recurrently arise, especially by the boys who returned to classes. Scherbovsky clarified that in medicine it is important to bear in mind that one plus one is never two, since we are talking about a science that is not exact and can vary.   "I'm going to have general rules or approximations," he explained, "regardless of whether someone may have an exception." Covid versus allergy "Allergies occur at the same time, autumn or spring, and are not accompanied by fever. There is sneezing and itching of the palate, the eyes, the nose and transparent water usually falls from the nose," explained the pulmonologist.   On the contrary, "in covid the symptoms are usually general body discomfort, fever, muscle pain, back pain, joint pain, h

Did you know that eating cheese with wine has health benefits?

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  This was established by new research, suggesting that cheese and red wine may help prevent cognitive decline as people age.   In the note, the details. In the framework of this new scientific study, a question arises: Is it possible that that delicious Camembert cheese that you love, paired with a good glass of red wine, is doing you good? In this case, it appears that "responsible" consumption of wine and cheese may help protect brain function as you age.   The study authors, led by a team from Iowa State University, examined data from more than 1,500 UK adults to explore the links between diet and age-related cognitive decline.   The researchers said cheese was, by far, "the most protective food." After analyzing the data from the dietary survey and the results of the cognitive tests in the participants, they came to this conclusion after a period of 10 years of studies. Red wine was noted for its links to improving brain function, stated the research, published

How to convert dry leaves into compost or mulch for gardens?

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  Coordinator Prohuerta AMBA - Delta, belonging to the Ministry of Social Development of the Nation - INTA, tells the secrets to achieve this use.   Autumn is the ideal season to make these recipes The coordinator stated that "a good use of the dry leaves can be used as a soil cover".   And he assured: “After working the land for the autumn-winter sowing, it is important to cover the newly tilled soil;   you should never leave the land unprotected as rain can damage bare soil ”. “For this it is advisable to cover it with organic matter (“ mulch ”).   The dry leaves of autumn are a good alternative: they allow to cover the ground, let the rain pass and in a couple of months they degrade.   You can sow it and then cover it, it doesn't do anything to newly emerged plants ”, Pescio details. Another possible use of dried leaves is to improve the compost: “Compost is a fundamental element to achieve a healthy soil full of nutrients.   Generally the most common residues are thos

What is the "double mutant" strain of the coronavirus all about?

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  The Indian Consortium on SARS-CoV-2 Genomics, a grouping of ten national laboratories formed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, confirmed on Wednesday that this new mutation was detected, above all, in the western state of Maharashtra after several tests. in the sequencing of the virus genome. From the organization they expressed that "The analysis of samples from Maharashtra has revealed that, compared to December 2020, there has been an increase in the fraction of samples with the E484Q and L452R mutations."   And they added: "these mutations have been found in approximately 15-20 percent of the samples and do not coincide with any previously cataloged VOC." In the southern state of Kerala, 2,032 samples of the N440K variant have been sequenced, previously detected in 16 other countries, including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Singapore, Japan, and Australia.   This variant of SARS-CoV-2 was also found in 33% of the samples analyzed in the state of And

Gum disease could cause Alzheimer's

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  Agrowing number of scientific studies have long supported a hypothesis that at first glance seems far-fetched: Alzheimer's disease is an infection.  The scientific journal Science Advances reinforces the theory that Alzheimer's could be caused by gum disease and, therefore, researchers continue to study its specific mechanisms, according to Science Alerts. In new work led by Jan Potempa, lead author, a microbiologist at the University of Louisville, USA, researchers report the discovery of Porphyromonas gingivalis - the pathogen behind chronic periodontitis (also known as gum disease) - in the brain of patients who died from Alzheimer's. In order to arrive at this affirmation, studies were carried out in mice that caused mouth infections with the bacteria that reached the brain and this produced amyloid beta peptide (Aβ), the protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. According to the researchers, although a possible relationship to these infections was defined in p

Six species to grow in your garden now and harvest in winter

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  Autumn is already among us and it comes with a warning: it is time to get to work in the garden if we want to have vegetables on hand during the cold months.   With temperatures still pleasant to work outdoors, we tell you what five species you can grow from now on and harvest in winter. Chard   :    Beta vulgaris 'Cicla'.   -In the garden, chard is an easy crop with a staggered harvest.   Furthermore, it is the most yielding vegetable because its leaves and stalks are consumed. Sowing:    directly in the place where it is going to grow until its harvest, in line, with subsequent thinning.   If it is going to be sown in seedlings, it is necessary to separate the seedlings carefully and peel them (remove the plants from the seedbed to take them to a larger container).   On the ground, they are thinned, that is, some small plants are picked when they have two pairs of new leaves so that there is more space, and those that were removed can be consumed as a sprout in a salad. Req

Brain fog: how to identify and treat this coronavirus sequel

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  "Mental fog" due to COVID-19: these are cognitive symptoms, which may include memory loss, confusion, difficulty concentrating, dizziness and difficulty understanding everyday words. An increasing number of COVID-19 survivors say it impairs their ability to work and live normally. Specialists explain that these symptoms could be associated with a new sequel as a consequence of having contracted COVID-19, called “Mental Fog” or “Brain Fog”, in English.   On the one hand, this sequel usually presents with some symptoms such as difficulties concentrating, understanding and finding words of everyday use, memory loss, disorientation and confusion.   The crucial thing about the "mental fog" is that it affects all areas of development of the person, which becomes a limitation when studying, working and continuing to live "normally", after recovery from COVID-19. Despite not having a clear and verifiable cause of this "mental fog" certain questions ari

Cervical cancer: symptoms that require a medical consultation

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  In Argentina, more than 2000 women die from cervical cancer, the country has one of the highest incidence rates in the world.  According to Indec, in Argentina 30% of women between the ages of 25 and 65 had not had a Pap smear (PAP) in the last two years.   This study is considered the simplest to detect precancerous lesions in the cervix.   It is a practice with a simple method to detect lesions in the cervix that should be performed annually between the ages of 21 and 65.      The origin of this type of cancer resides in an abnormal growth of the cells of the cervix caused by some types of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV or HPV).   This name encompasses a group of more than 200 viruses, of which more than 40 are transmitted by direct sexual contact.   Among them there are about 12 that cause cancers. As it is a sexually transmitted virus, it is estimated that 8 out of 10 women will have it at some point in their lives.   Of that total, 5% will generate malformations in the cells tha

Not to be missed: make cheese cookies with only 4 ingredients

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  Easy to combine, easy to make and very widely accepted by all, these cheese cookies will get you out of trouble when you have to serve a healthy but also tasty snack. Now, let's get down to business!   Ingredients: 200 grams of wheat flour 170 grams of butter 120 grams of grated cheese 3 teaspoons of salt     Process: We preheat the oven to 180 degrees, butter and flour a baking sheet where we will cook the cookies. Then, we place a container over medium heat, we put the butter to melt, taking care that it does not burn. To the melted butter, we add the grated cheese so that it melts and helps us form the dough.   Remove from heat and let the mixture cool down to room temperature. Afterwards, we incorporate the flour and salt, mix the preparation with our hands to obtain a firm and consistent dough. For the next step, we will put a little flour on the counter and place the dough to stretch it with the help of a rolling pin.   We will spread the dough until it is between 0.5 cm an