Macrosomia: the risks of a baby being born with a «giant» size

Los bebés con macrosomía nacen por cesárea

A woman recently gave birth to a baby boy who is 59 cm tall and weighs 7.3 kg. Angerson Santos was born by caesarean section at the Padre Colombo hospital, in Parintins in the Brazilian Amazon. The world’s heaviest baby on record weighed 10.2 kg when he was born in 1955 in Italy. For comparison, … Read More

How the drugs women buy can help find out if they have ovarian cancer

Algunos hábitos de toma de medicamentos pueden ser uy perjudiciales.

Tracking what women buy, through the data on their cards, can help detect those who show early signs of cancer, indicates a team of doctors from Imperial College London. The researchers found that frequent purchases of over-the-counter pain relievers and indigestion tablets reveal an increased risk of ovarian cancer. ovarian cancer it is often diagnosed … Read More

Controversial new recommendations from pediatricians in the United States to treat childhood obesity

Uno de cada cinco niños en EEUU es obeso y, por ello, los pediatras consideran que hay que tomar más medidas para revertir esta situación.

New guidelines for US pediatricians to treat childhood obesity have sparked controversy. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends in its new guidelines that overweight children undergo intensive therapy that includes weight-loss drugs from the age of 6, while for adolescents it suggests surgery. However, some fear that this approach will come at the expense of … Read More

How to naturally boost magnesium in your body

Las semillas son fuentes ricas de magnesio.

In recent months there has been a lot of talk on social media about the importance of magnesium supplements. Many suggest that symptoms such as trouble sleeping, tight muscles, and low energy are signs that you have a magnesium deficiency and should take a magnesium supplement. It turns out that many of us probably have … Read More

WHO maintains Covid in the category of international public health emergency

Aunque la pandemia de Covid ha entrado ya en un punto de inflexión, no se deben bajar los brazos.

Last Friday, January 27, there was a meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) Emergency Committee (IHR), in which it was agreed that still Covid-19 would continue to be treated as a public health emergency of international concern. Although the Committee indicated that the Covid pandemic is currently approaching what they call «a tipping point», … Read More

E-cigarettes can cause long-term lung damage

Los estudios de los cigarrillos electrónicos fueron realizados en ratones.

E-cigarettes can cause cellular and molecular changes in the lungs, according to a study carried out in mice by Canadian scientists, who warn that these products are not inert. A team at McGill University in Montreal found that even low exposure to aerosols from a brand of e-cigarettes «very popular among youth and young adults» … Read More

Leprosy, a disease that has not been defeated

Contrario a lo que se cree, la lepra no es una enfermedad sumamente contagiosa.

In fact, leprosy should no longer exist. In the early 1990s, the World Health Organization set out to defeat it until the year 2000, based on a treatment with a combination of different drugs, the Multi Drug Treatment (MDT). Thanks to that, the contagion figures dropped remarkably. However, currently about 200,000 people fall ill with … Read More

New drug cures California man with terminal cancer

Juan Yee no quiso regresar a las quimioterapias.

A 49-year-old grandfather from Southern California had a terminal disease of follicular lymphomaa type of cancer that affects the network of vessels and glands in the body. However, after using a drug recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Juan Yee affirms that his cancer was cured. The man began to take … Read More

People with «super neurons»: why are there brains that defy the passage of time?

No todas las personas sufren un deterioro cognitivo significativo cuando envejecen.

Eternal youth -along with the vitality and intellectual acuity associated with a young brain- is a universal desire that has materialized in recurring concepts such as the Holy Grail or the philosopher’s stone. Beyond this human longing, the existence of the so-called “super-elderly” represents a challenge and an opportunity to understand the root of brain … Read More

Burnout and relaxation: The lost art of walking

La verdad es que necesitamos caminar más, por nuestra salud y por el bien del planeta.

Not long before the pandemic broke out, someone reported me to the police. He wasn’t selling drugs, or stealing a car, or making noise in the middle of the night. I wasn’t even breaking the law. My only crime was walking through a neighborhood in the United States, where walking is not usual. “People here … Read More

How the technology used in the movie «Avatar» has helped diagnose some diseases

Las películas de la saga Avatar usaron sensores para capturar el movimiento de los actores y hacerlos parecer extraterrestres. Los científicos han adaptado la tecnología para rastrear la progresión de enfermedades.

The Avatar movies used sensors to capture the movement of the actors and make them look like aliens. Scientists have adapted the technology to track disease progression. Photo: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Motion capture suits that bring characters to life in movies like Avatar are helping researchers track the onset of diseases that affect movement. The … Read More

The FDA proposes that the vaccine against Covid-19 be annual, just like the flu

La FDA espera que los calendarios anuales de inmunización puedan contribuir a un despliegue de vacunas menos complicado.

The FDA hopes that annual immunization schedules can contribute to a less complicated vaccine rollout. Photo: Zowy Voeten/Getty Images The United States health regulator proposed on Monday an annual dose of the latest vaccine against Covid-19 updated for healthy adults, similar to the immunization campaign against influenza, since it aims to simplify the vaccination strategy … Read More