World AIDS Day(WAD)

December 1st is World AIDS Day. AIDS is the most acute phase of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV, which attacks the immune system of the affected person, the body’s basic and fundamental defense against various infectious agents. Dr. Gerardo Ventura Serrano, specialist in Gynecology and member of Top Doctors, explains several factors to take … 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 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

A gene responsible for panic disorder

Panic is extreme fear, the terror caused by the threat of imminent danger. Panic is contagious and there are even people who suffer from it frequently. This is known as panic disorder. They feel attacks of fear constantly and suddenly. It is an anxiety disorder that has its origin in the patient’s genetics. Although factors … Read more

World No Tobacco Day

Smoking is a habit that was born more than 500 years ago and although society has evolved, it is still the main cause of preventable death in the world and more than 5 million people die from it every year. As Dr. Javier Galiana, a specialist in smoking and member of Top Doctors, explains: “Smoking … Read more

Guide dogs for dementia patients

The most recent plan to help early stage dementia patients is to train guide dogs. This involves training the animals with the patient and caregiver before symptoms become severe. In this way, the patient can continue with his daily routine. A plan to help dementia sufferers A group of students at the University of Glasgow … Read more

Chocolate helps to keep the brain healthy

Recent studies have shown that drinking two cups of chocolate a day can help older people keep their brains healthy and their brain skills sharp. Research conducted by Harvard Medical School in Boston in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging and the National Heart Institute, notes in the latest issue of the journal Neurology, … Read more

Inflammatory Bowel Disease: the evolution of new therapies for an evolving disease

The World Gastroenterology Organization proclaimed May 29, 2004 as World Digestive Health Day. Since then, every year an attempt is made to raise awareness about some of the health problems related to the Digestive System. This year it is dedicated to Inflammatory Bowel Disease, an increasingly frequent pathology in the population living in developed countries, … Read more