Health

Cancer: everything is not lost June 6, 2015 23:26

Cancer: everything is not lost

The illness which kills more people each year than HIV-AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis combined is not only a story that fills dark headlines, but [...]
 
The painful emergency we call cystitis March 31, 2015 18:01

The painful emergency we call cystitis

The term ‘cystitis’ refer to an inflammation of the bladder. It is one of the most common urinary tract infections. And we should not [...]
 
Cuba: identity and genetics March 30, 2015 19:56

Cuba: identity and genetics

Identity is defined by those characteristics which in some way or other distinguish, differentiate and mark out as particular each race of people in [...]
 
 
Dyslexia, a pending subject in the UK March 9, 2015 13:06

Dyslexia, a pending subject in the UK

Although some teachers receive training to treat students with this problem, it is not enough. Apparently the Montessori method is the answer to integrating [...]
 
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. [...]
 
 
 

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