Breast cancer statistics have become increasingly worrying: every year, about 2 million women receive this diagnosis (according to 2018 statistics), and this disease is also the leading cause of death among women worldwide. However, at the bottom of these pessimistic figures, there is also a ray of hope: 70% of […]
Trans Fats: How Dangerous are They to Your Health?
Trans fats are found in many of the processed foods we find on the market, foods that people consume on a daily basis. It is important to know what these artificial compounds are, where they are hiding and what devastating effects they may have on the body. “Trans fatty acids […]
Study: Cancer, the Leading Cause of Death in Developed Countries
Cancer has become the leading cause of deaths in developed countries and could rank first in the world mortality rate in the coming decades, if current trends continue, according to Reuters. Currently, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide among middle-aged adults (40% of the total), but in […]
The First Vaccine against Chlamydia Could Help Hundreds of Millions of People
Scientists took the first step in developing the first vaccine against chlamydia infection, which successfully passed the first phase of testing. Chlamydia is the most common sexually transmitted disease worldwide, but national diagnostic programs and antibiotic treatments have so far failed to reduce the incidence of infections. Every year, globally, […]
Methylene Blue: The “Magic” Elixir against Progeria and Aging?
A recent study by the University of Maryland (UMD) in the US found that a common chemical can reverse the symptoms of progeria (the disease of premature aging) or even normal aging. According to the study, low doses of methylene blue can counteract the damage to cells made by the […]
Depression: The Disease that Condemns You to Suffer in Silence
“Am I the only one who feels absolutely nothing? Physically and mentally. I’m like an empty space”. This is the disturbing testimony of a person who acknowledges that they are suffering from depression. Also, over 350 million people worldwide are diagnosed with this disease, while many others suffer in silence, without knowing what is […]
Study Found Major Link between Pollution and Neuropsychiatric Problems
A study conducted by The University of Chicago found a causality between exposure to pollution and an increasing incidence of neuropsychiatric problems. A study that gathered data on populations in the United States and populations in Denmark concluded that poor air quality, associated with pollution, is correlated with an increased […]
Medical Atlas Written by a Nazi Doctor Is Still Used by Surgeons Today
A neurosurgeon from the United States managed to complete a surgery using information from an anatomy book written during the Third Reich. Susan Mackinnon, a surgeon from the US state of Washington, used a 20th-century anatomy book to successfully complete the surgical procedure. The atlas she used, Topographic Anatomy of […]