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Within the 5th Mysterious You publication, Achoo!, children probe the secrets and techniques of affliction and sniff out what germs are, why they typically make us ill, how bodies conflict them and the way vaccines safeguard us opposed to them.
This detailed sequence explores the mysteries of the human physique utilizing a mixture of completely researched authentic info, impressive anecdotes and miraculous try-it actions.
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Researchers are developing bandage strips that change color if there’s an infection underneath. The color the bandage becomes will even tell your doctor what type of bacterium is growing there. 41 Index activities compare cold symptoms, 27 grow germs from hands, 9 grow Penicillium mold, 35 make fake mucus, 21 observe spread of particles by sneeze, 15 simulate chills from fever, 25 test apple skin as a germ barrier, 19 test throat-soothing foods, 29 AI DS , 12, 22 antibacterials, 17 antibiotics, 17, 34-–35, 36 antibodies, 23 antiseptics, 39 athlete’s foot, 8 attitude, of patient, 40 bacteria, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 24, 25, 29, 32, 34, 36, 39 flesh-eating, 11 helpful, 11 illnesses caused by, 10, 32 size of, 10, 12, 13 bandage strips, 41 blood, 22-–23, 27 body odor, 16 breath, bad, 16 breathing passages, 27, 28, 30, 31, 32 bronchitis, 32 cavities, dental, 16 Chain, Ernst, 34 chicken pox, 12 chicken soup, 37 chills, 25 colds, 12, 14, 22, 25, 26, 27, 30, 32, 36 of pets, 26 remedies for, 25, 35–37 spread of, 14– 15, 30 symptoms of, 27, 30, 31, 37 cold sores, 13, 17 coughing, 27, 28, 29, 30 cowpox, 38 diphtheria, 34, 39 disinfectants, 39 doctors, hygiene of, 14 42 ear infections, 10, 33 tubes, 33 wax, 18, 19 earaches, 32 eye infections, 17 fever, 24, 25, 37 scarlet, 34 Fleming, Alexander, 34 Florey, Howard, 34 flu, 12, 13, 14, 15, 30– 31, 32, 36 in animals, 31 Spanish, 30, 31 stomach, 31 types of, 30–31 vaccine, 39 food poisoning, 11 fungi, 8, 9 germs, spread of, 7, 8, 9, 14– 15, 17, 19, 29, 30, 33 zoo animals and, 14 glands.
Even shaking hands was illegal. When it was all over, the flu had killed nearly 40 million people worldwide — more than twice as many people as had died in World War I. The flu’s a lot like a cold. Both are caused by a virus that settles in your breathing passages. They spread the same way, through the air or by people touching germ-covered surfaces, then rubbing their nose or eyes. And both of them usually start with a sore throat. A lot of the other symptoms may be the same too: stuffed-up nose, cough, headache and feeling tired.
Ear infections, sinus infections, bacterial pneumonia — all these can be a lot harder to fight, especially when your body’s already worn out from battling the virus you got in the first place. 32 You’ve Got WHAT in You r Ears? Never stick anything in your ear. It’s a good rule, but sometimes doctors have to break it. Some kids get frequent ear infections and have lots of trouble getting rid of them. Those kids may have to have surgery to put tiny tubes in their ears. Each tube fits into a little hole a surgeon makes in the eardrum.