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insomnia
People who have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep may want to seek advice from a doctor and avoid long-term use of sleeping pills, medical experts advise. Good sleep hygiene and a specific kind of talk therapy may help people create good bedtime habits and figure out why they’re not sleeping well, the experts say...
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Research on the use of stem cells extracted from the umbilical cord to treat various conditions present important advances in Mexico. The company Cryo-Cell this week reported successful results in the protocols currently developed for the therapeutic care of urinary incontinence, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and osteoarthritis in newborns through the application of these cells. This principle...
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Although they are considered the safest spaces, homes are the places with the highest number of pathogenic microorganisms that are identified as responsible for 50 to 80 percent of diarrheal and respiratory diseases of Mexican families. Scientific studies of the National Laboratory for Research in Food Safety, Center for Research in Food and Development (CIAD),...
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intestinal parasite
Parasites are organisms that live by stealing the nutrients of their guests, and almost always become popular as something more evil thanks to horror movies and science fiction (ahem, Alien). But the reality is that parasitic infections are more common in humans than you imagine. For example, malaria is caused by a parasite, and this...
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, Adele: The charge to destigmatize postpartum depression has never before had so many high-profile sufferers willing to share their stories. Add Serena Williams to the list. The 23-time Grand Slam champion playing in the U.S. Open took to Instagram last month after a loss in San Jose, California, to describe her...
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glycome
When you think of sugar, you probably think of the sweet, white, crystalline table sugar that you use to make cookies or sweeten your coffee. But did you know that within our body, simple sugar molecules can be connected together to create powerful structures that have recently been found to be linked to health problems,...
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The influenza pandemic of 1918, better remembered as the Spanish flu or “Spanish influenza”, was one of the strongest epidemics in the history of humanity. Some data indicates that in Mexico there were almost half a million deaths, others indicate 300,000, and worldwide there were about 50 million deaths. The flu developed in France and then passed to Spain. Being neutral in the First World War, the Iberian country...
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Smartphone apps that remind patients to take their pills could help them stick to prescribed regimens, an Australian study suggests. Heart patients often take up to four medications a day, three times a day, and that can be overwhelming, said Dr. Karla Santo. “Our results are really encouraging, especially because the apps that we used...
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Enduring the high summer temperatures is much easier if we have air conditioning at home. Abusing its use, however, leads to an increase in electricity consumption, in addition to detrimental effects on health. The use of air conditioning can cause problems, ranging from a simple cold to legionella. On the one hand, these systems cause...
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From March to July of this year, cases of dengue grew almost 400%, going from 6 to 29, while in Zika nearly doubled, going from 14 to 27. The above statistics are according to information provided by the head of the Eighth Health Region of the Jalisco Health Secretariat based in Puerto Vallarta, Germán Acevedo...
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Children at school already mock six-year-old Yatzyri by calling her “fatty”, fuelling her mother Ana Laura Martinez’s worries about her daughter’s health if does not lose about 16 kg (35lb). As Yatzyri fidgeted with a large pink hair bow, Martinez explained that tests so far have shown no signs of the 38 kg child having...
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Laurie Wheeler, a local holistic practitioner of ‘Wellness Within,’ is excited to coordinate a local Wellness Resource Directory, called Bay of Wellness, here in Banderas Bay. The idea for a local Wellness Resource Directory came from meeting many wonderful wellness practitioners around the Bay. Each year, thousands of people from Canada, United States and elsewhere...
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