Health

Paranoia on the rise in modern society December 15, 2014 02:52

Paranoia on the rise in modern society

Paranoia is “a fear of family and close friends”. It means being afraid of… everything. In the United Kingdom, one in three people suffer [...]
 
Being bipolar: living on an emotional roller-coaster November 17, 2014 01:10

Being bipolar: living on an emotional roller-coaster

It is a psychological disturbance characterised by recurring periods of psychic elation known as mania which alternate with periods of depression   José A. [...]
 
Abused men: invisible and also forgotten in this century November 13, 2014 02:07

Abused men: invisible and also forgotten in this century

  The media silence on men affected by domestic violence is the greatest difficulty facing a problem that has some countries showing statistics of [...]
 
 
Photodermatitis, a very real risk November 3, 2014 21:13

Photodermatitis, a very real risk

Photodermatitis is an allergy to the sun, an inflammatory reaction on sensitive skin caused by chemical substances, combined with the immune system, with ultraviolet [...]
 
In the UK there is ‘amnesia regarding mental health problems October 4, 2014 14:18

In the UK there is ‘amnesia regarding mental health problems

One in every four people experience some form of mental ill health during the course of a year. And we are not merely talking [...]
 
A childhood trapped in the net in the UK September 21, 2014 14:11

A childhood trapped in the net in the UK

The youth of today spend less time playing outdoors than previous generations – only half the time their parents did. Instead, they now prefer [...]
 
 
When the blood stops flowing… July 27, 2014 18:03

When the blood stops flowing…

The medical term in venous thombosis, it is the obstruction of a vein by a blood clot.   José A. de la Osa This [...]
 
The pleasure of drinking and staying sober July 26, 2014 22:25

The pleasure of drinking and staying sober

Alcohol consumption in Cuba and Latin America is linked to socio-cultural phenomena rather than purely commercial or hedonistic aspects.   Nicholas Valdés It is [...]
 
The burning mouth syndrome June 14, 2014 00:01

The burning mouth syndrome

This syndrome is a condition characterised by a sensation of burning, affecting the oral mucosa.   José A. de la Osa   This is [...]
 
 
Talking about… other languages June 8, 2014 00:01

Talking about… other languages

On 14 June, NATECLA (the National Association for Teaching English and Community Languages to Adults) will hold a seminar about learning languages that are [...]
 
Being obese… more than an excess? May 17, 2014 23:30

Being obese… more than an excess?

More than a simple cosmetic problem, obesity has been recognised as an illness by the World Health Organisation (WHO) since 1998.   José A. [...]
 
Ebola, closer than ever to the ‘first world’ May 11, 2014 00:01

Ebola, closer than ever to the ‘first world’

Guinea in West Africa is the latest country to be hit by an outbreak of the incurable disease.  It is estimated to kill in [...]
 
 
With the sun on your back… April 13, 2014 01:22

With the sun on your back…

If your back hurts, don’t worry, studies show that four out of five people have, or will have at some time in their lives, [...]
 
Parasites: invisible but ever-present April 6, 2014 00:01

Parasites: invisible but ever-present

Enterobius vermicularis – commonly known as the threadworm or pinworm – is a member of the nematode (roundworm) family, and is found in humans. [...]
 
Facts and lies about abortion in Europe March 16, 2014 04:02

Facts and lies about abortion in Europe

 “Women who go through abortion can face infertility, increasing chances of breast cancer or even becoming a child abuser”.    Nuria Riutord Lleonart   [...]
 
 
 

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