Archive for November, 2010

Protect the eyes from the dangers of sun

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Our eyes are our greatest asset. Whatever intensity from sunlight or diffuse light, clouds and mist do not filter it all UV rays, so all we must guard against its possible consequences.

eye protection

The sun rays are composed of three types of radiation: UVA, UVB, and infrared. Ultraviolet rays gild the skin but can also burn.

On less visible, and can cause problems ranging from redness to severe damage: diseases of the retina, inflammation, premature onset of cataracts. Infrared rays, which diffuse heat from the sun, heat and sometimes burn the eyelids, corneal drying and causing eyestrain. (more…)

Excess phosphorus is negative

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The human body needs minerals to live, to perform their functions but, yes, everything in proportion. Now it appears that excess phosphorus is bad for the body, it has a number of problems that may even increase mortality. The good news is that the metabolism known to control the levels of this mineral.

phosphorus

The body is a perfect machine, he knows what it’s made, has a warehouse to store the excess for those times when you need and is also able to discard what is not needed. With the match is the same. (more…)

Diseases caused by snuff

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

The snuff kills 600,000 each year to smoke, 165,000 of them children. These data present a study of The Lancet, have made us reflect on the dangers of smoking. Here review the major health diseases caused by snuff. If you still litter engage in this habit, you’re on time: leave.

snuff cause

Smoking kills, and with this would have that to be worth so that the smokers left to one side one of the habits less healthy than they exist, and that causes scores of illnesses in our agency.

On the one hand, cancer is one of the greatest dangers arising from snuff. Lung cancer or breast are two of the most developed when smoked over 95% of lung cancer cases occur among smokers. It also causes cancer of the esophagus, bladder and mouth. (more…)

Aesthetic medicine for pregnant women

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

No doubt that in the XXI century the cult of the body is one of the hallmarks of contemporary society. So when a woman gives birth and lost her slender figure wearing silhouette, opt for cosmetic medicine.

pregnant women therapy

The cult of the body is becoming one of the protagonists of the new century. Every day more women (and men) go through aesthetic clinics to polish any physical defects which are not very supportive. And of course, pregnant women also have their moment. (more…)

Doctors: how to deliver bad news

Friday, November 26th, 2010

There is no doubt that doctors have the difficult task of communicating the patient bad news. Thus, we consider them experts convey negative messages. It is therefore essential to know tactful, and the Medical College (WTO) has been to work and give the keys to physicians: how to give bad news.

doctor deliver bad news

Very few people have the ability to know things have the right touch to avoid hurting anyone’s feelings. Fortunately or unfortunately, part of the work of doctors goes this way: there are times when there is no choice but to give bad news. However, there are many ways to give bad news. (more…)

Eating insects to combat malnutrition

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

It may take more than one hand to his head: eating insects to combat malnutrition! In fact, the practice is not so strange, because in many parts of the world do on a daily basis. FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) also recommends eating insects as a good measure to combat malnutrition.

eating insects

Crickets, ants, grasshoppers, caterpillars, worms, … why not? In fact, all a matter of habit. For example, in countries like Colombia, certain types of ants are considered a delicacy, and paid a price for glass eels. In addition, there are celebrities such as Salma Hayek or Angelina Jolie, incorporating the bulk of the stars have eccentricities that insects as a food delicacy. (more…)

Fight back pain in children

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

The smallest have to care even more if it is his position, since a bad habit in the back posture in childhood can lead to problems as an adult. Thus, there are different ways to fight back pain in children.

child back pain

One of the first measures to be taken is to buy a backpack with wheels to go to school because they have to carry a lot of books every day and, if his shoulder, his back would be seriously impaired. (more…)

Whole Grains: More than fiber

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Grain products have the deserved recognition, which was obtained by its own characteristics. Thus, the grains stand out as a food that retains its germ and its natural properties of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Thus, the grains are much more than fiber.

Whole Grains

If you habituate to add to your breakfast bowl of whole grains, have a significant intake of vitamins and minerals essential to start the day with all the energy you need. For example, to children is a recommended food to accompany a hearty breakfast, because, inter alia, whole grains combat obesity. (more…)

Anticancer therapy could be an effective treatment for psoriasis

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Researchers Helia B. Schonthaler and Erwin Wagner of the National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) show in a study in mice that antibodies that block VEGF protein, which are used as anti-cancer and could be used as an effective treatment for psoriasis. The study results are published in the online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

The work, led by Schonthaler and performed mainly in the laboratory of Wagner in the CNIO, focuses on the protein vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) that plays a key role in the formation of blood vessels. The protein is present at high levels in psoriasis patches on the skin of people with the disorder. Furthermore, systemic levels of VEGF, such as the level of VEGF in the blood of patients appear to be higher with increasing severity of the disease.

According to Europa Press said Helia B. Schonthaler, “we saw an increase of VEGF with excessive formation of blood vessels in the skin of our mouse model of psoriasis. Using anti-VEGF antibody that blocks VEGF, symptoms similar to psoriasis in the skin of these mice was greatly reduced. For example, the thickness and inflammation of the skin almost to normal with a smaller number and size of blood vessels”. (more…)

Main differences between colds and flu

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Fall ill and have the characteristic symptoms of the flu is common when the weather turns cold winter. Now there are times when influenza is not what you have, but it is a simple cold. It is then the question arises on what are the main differences between the flu and colds.

colds and flu symptoms

The first thing to say is that both the flu and colds are viral processes, so they have a symptomatic treatment. In general, we can say that the cold affects the airways and produce mucus, causing fever that can last between 24 and 48 hours. (more…)

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