Importance of blood count (CBC) for biology students

Also called a complete blood count, the blood count is a blood test that is often referred to by the acronym “CBC”. It is a biological examination making it possible to count the blood elements. It makes it possible to quantify red blood cells, platelets and white blood cells, but also to evaluate certain parameters such as the deficiency or excess of certain cells. This is also the reason why it is recommended to do blood tests. What is the role of the blood count? The CBC or blood count is that blood test that provides information to people about their general health. The...

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Improve your biology knowledge on most common STIs

Protecting yourself from STIs comes down to knowing them better. Sexually transmitted infections are transmitted mainly by skin contact during sexual intercourse of any kind (vaginal, anal, oral) or by blood transfusion. There are more than thirty of them caused by infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria or even parasites. What are the most common STIs? A large number of STIs, including chlamydia, gonorrhea, hepatitis B, the AIDS virus, syphilis, genital herpes and warts are the most common. Some of these infections, however, can last for years and are difficult to cure, others can also become fatal. Chlamydia It is a very common...

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Beware of the risk of dehydration in summer – biology facts

dehydration in summer

With the heat wave, the sun, and the uninterrupted movements during the summer period are born the great losses of water leading to weight loss. This is called dehydration. This is more common in fragile subjects such as girls and children. Pregnant and elderly women should not be excluded from this category. Dehydration has a drastic effect on these subjects and the subjects who are more rigid to them: men. And, making your arrangements could protect you from this pathology. First recommendation: drink at least 1.5 liters of water every day! Did you know that heat greatly increases our water loss? And yes, every day our...

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