Multiple Sclerosis: the disease of a thousand faces that affects more than 55,000 people in our country

Today, Monday, May 30, different cities in Spain are preparing to give visibility to a disease that advances stealthily and already affects more than 55,000 people in our country: multiple sclerosis (MS). Every year 2,000 new cases are diagnosed and 70% of these affect people between 20 and 40 years of age. Dr. Antonio Candeliere, … Read more

Gates and Slim pledge to eradicate polio

The world’s two richest men, American Bill Gates and Mexican Carlos Slim, have pooled their fortunes to wipe polio off the face of the Earth within the next six years. To achieve this, the Microsoft magnate has launched a 5.5 billion dollar plan, of which 1.8 billion will be provided by one of his foundations … Read more

Chronic diseases cause 36 million deaths per year

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) or chronic diseases cause the deaths of 36 million citizens worldwide each year, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO), with 80% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Cardiovascular diseases top the list of the deadliest diseases, causing the deaths of 17.3 million people a … Read more

World Alzheimer’s Day

Tomorrow, September 21, is World Alzheimer’s Day. This has been the date chosen by the World Health Organization and Alzheimer’s Federation International to focus on the disease, a progressive, degenerative and irreversible disorder of the brain. The purpose of this commemoration is to raise awareness of the disease and disseminate information, requesting the support and … Read more

Breast Cancer Risk, Preventive Mastectomy and Angelina Jolie

Popular actress Angelina Jolie has stirred up the world of preventive surgery this week. Through a statement to The New York Times, the interpreter informed that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy (removal of both breasts) in order to reduce the risk of breast cancer, due to her family history. The American actress was … Read more

This May is European Brain Month

The European Commission has declared this May 2013, European Brain Month. This has been decided because neuroscience research is one of the most prominent European challenges. In recent decades, great progress has been made in brain research. However, there is still much to be learned in brain research, which is why the European Commission has … Read more

April 11: World Parkinson’s Day

Between 12,000 and 150,000 people in Spain suffer from Parkinson’s disease, a chronic degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system and is characterized by symptoms such as tremor, muscle rigidity, bradykinesia, postural abnormalities and speech disturbances. Every April 11, World Parkinson’s Day is commemorated in memory of Dr. James Parkinson, the British neurologist who … Read more

Tomatoes and peppers to prevent Parkinson’s disease

Research published in the scientific journal Annals of Neurology reveals that Solanaceae, a family of flowering plants that produce foods that are an edible source of nicotine, may help prevent Parkinson’s disease. Thus, foods such as tomatoes or peppers, which contain small amounts of nicotine, could reduce the chances of developing Parkinson’s disease. At present, … Read more

Laparoscopic inguinal hernia

They explain from the Clínica Digestivo Médico Quirúrgico, specialists in Digestive System and General Surgery, that inguinal and crural hernia are frequent surgical pathologies, and surgical interventions to repair them are among the most common procedures. Surgical advances in hernia surgery techniques Although many and varied techniques have been developed since the 19th century to … Read more