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Achoo!. The Most Interesting Book You'll Ever Read about by Trudee Romanek PDF

By Trudee Romanek

Within the 5th Mysterious You e-book, Achoo!, teenagers probe the secrets and techniques of sickness and sniff out what germs are, why they usually make us ill, how bodies conflict them and the way vaccines safeguard us opposed to them.

This special sequence explores the mysteries of the human physique utilizing a mixture of completely researched actual info, impressive anecdotes and excellent try-it actions.

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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. When you have the flu, though, the symptoms are usually worse. The sore throat’s sorer, your head’s more stuffed up and the whole thing nearly always lasts longer.

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. The tube lets fluid, bacteria and other gunk drain from the middle ear more easily, to help the patient get better. Usually, in six months or so, the eardrum heals itself, squeezing out the tube in the process.

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.

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