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

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

World High Blood Pressure Day: keeping it under control is essential to avoid cardiovascular diseases

World Hypertension Day is celebrated today, May 17. The aim is to promote awareness to prevent, diagnose and correctly control high blood pressure, a pathology that is the main risk factor for cardiovascular disease. The WHO’s goal is to reduce the prevalence of hypertension by 25% by 2025. With the aim of contributing to this … 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

World Smile Day

Today is World Smile Day, a day where the smile is the main protagonist. A special date that helps us to appreciate the importance of the work of the Theodora Foundation, which organizes and pays for the visit of the Smile Doctors, hospital clowns, to hospitalized children. Theodora Foundation, which has been bringing smiles to … 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