School Day of Nonviolence and Peace

The School Day of Nonviolence and Peace (DMNYP) is a non-governmental educational day that began to be celebrated in Spain in 1964 due to the Majorcan poet and pacifist Llorenç Vidal as a starting point and support for a non-violent and pacifist education that is celebrated every January 30, coinciding with the day of the … Read more

World Digestive Health Day: what does Digestive Health mean in 2016?

Next Sunday, May 29 is World Digestive Health Day. Dr. Mearin Manrique, Digestive System specialist, director of this service at Centro Medico Teknon and member of Top Doctors, talks to us about what digestive health currently means. Health and Digestive Health The concept of health has changed significantly in recent decades. For a long time … Read more

World Fibromyalgia Day: how to deal with the pain

Fibromyalgia is the second most prevalent rheumatic disease, second only to osteoarthritis. On the occasion of World Fibromyalgia Day, Dr. Mayoral Rojals, coordinator of the Teknon Pain Clinic in Barcelona and member of Top Doctors, reflects on this disease that affects between 2 and 8% of the population. The main characteristic of fibromyalgia is diffuse … Read more

Am I epileptic, doctor? No, you have epilepsy

Today marks National Epilepsy Day, a disorder caused by an imbalance in the electrical activity of neurons. It is characterized by neurological disorders that leave a predisposition in the brain to recurrent epileptic seizures (which may or may not be convulsive, depending on the type) that result in neurological and psychological consequences, with changes in … Read more

World Skin Cancer Day

Skin cancer is on the rise across Europe. It is now a major public health concern. One in three cancers diagnosed is skin cancer. In fact, there are between 2 and 3 million cases of skin cancer worldwide each year. Several epidemiological studies establish the relationship between the incidence of malignant melanoma and burns, especially … Read more

Spain is the ninth country with the highest number of smokers in the European Union

Tobacco is responsible for almost 90% of lung cancer cases. The effects of quitting smoking begin only 8 hours after the last cigarette. Smoking is an addictive, relapsing and chronic disease that affects one third of the world’s population. Dr. Esteban Calvo, a pulmonologist at the Resadur Medical Center, explains that it is the world’s … 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

Myths and taboos of sexuality

A taboo is a behavior or practice that is vetoed or frowned upon by society. Is sex taboo? On European Sexual Health Day, Dr. Mariano Rosselló Barbará, Director of the Institute of Sexual Medicine, answers this and other questions about sexuality. Surely nowadays sex is no longer taboo in most social groups but it clearly … Read more

World Day of Arterial Hypertension, the silent epidemic of the 21st century

Today is World High Blood Pressure (HBP) Day, a pathology that affects one in three adults worldwide -some one billion people- and increases the risk of suffering cerebrovascular or heart disease, such as stroke and myocardial infarction, and kidney failure. It is estimated that 17.3 million people died in 2008 from cardiovascular disease. Also known … Read more