Medicaldig.com: 60% of child a…

May 27th, 2010
Medicaldig.com: 60% of child accidents are due to carelessness of parents or carers http://bit.ly/9O2kKQ (more...)

60% of child accidents are due to carelessness of parents or carers

May 27th, 2010
60% of accidents who have children between one and four years are the result of neglect by parents or caregivers. In addition, the “Study on childhood accidents treated at health centers in Spain”, presented by the Foundation Mapfre, indicates that 25.8% of these accidents are caused by the lack of preventive and protective measures, 12, 1% is the result of chance and 1.5% is due to the negligence of the caregiver. This work, whose main purpose is to show how accidents suffered by children 14 years and find out the causes leading to them, advised that the summer vacation period, due to increased leisure time, “will focus the Most of the accidents. ” 81.8% of surveyed primary care physicians confirm that the days of the week with the largest number of child accidents in the home are on Saturdays and Sundays, when children do not attend class. Mapfre Foundation recommends to prevent these accidents, keep chemicals and medicines out of reach of children, small (more...)

Medicaldig.com: Anal incontine…

May 27th, 2010
Medicaldig.com: Anal incontinence http://www.medicaldig.com/blog/diseases-and-advice/stomach-and-intestines/anal-incontinence/ (more...)

Anal incontinence

May 27th, 2010
Anal incontinence, or fecal incontinence, is if you have periods with leakage of stool that you can not avoid with the will. The reason could be hemorrhoids, an injury related to surgery or childbirth, a neurological disease, intestinal inflammation, weakening of the sphincter, and more. Contact your family doctor or gynecologist if you have a problem. Milder symptoms of anal incontinence may be that you can not control gas and leakage of moisture or mucus that provides patches on underwear. It is very taboo to talk about bowel habits, and many people are embarrassed and therefore reluctant to reveal their symptoms, even for its immediate surroundings. Many mistakenly believe that they alone are entitled to have leakage from the gut. Occasional problems with diarrhea and difficulty in getting to the toilet is not considered incontinence. Symptoms Incontinence from the gut is a symptom and not a disease. Symptoms can vary and can include: Difficulties in the gases. Moisture or stains (more...)

Acute pancreatitis

May 27th, 2010
Acute pancreatitis can you get if you drink too much alcohol or if you have a gallstone disease. It makes a lot of pain high up in the stomach. Sometimes the pain radiates to your back, between shoulder blades. Please contact the care of acute problems of this type. Pancreas, pancreatic, is 15-20 centimeters long gland behind the stomach, the duodenum and the spleen. It produces pancreatic juice for digestion and hormones on blood sugar balance. It is common for inflamed pancreas of alcohol to excess. Scientists believe it is because the alcohol creates an inflammation-causing chain reaction in the glandular tissue. Eventually, the inflammation can become chronic and lead to chronic pain, poor nutrition and diabetes. Pancreatic cancer can also become inflamed when there are gallstones, and this has now become the most common cause. After the gallstones are small ports in the aisles outside the gallbladder, they can temporarily block the path of pancreatic juice. Symptoms Magsmärtan (more...)

The head and neck cancer annually affects about 15,000 people

May 22nd, 2010
Each year are diagnosed in Spain between 14,000 and 15,000 people with head and neck cancer. It is estimated that currently suffer from this disease some 37,000 Spanish, making our country in a region with higher incidence, as detailed Dr. Juan Jesús Cruz, head of the University Hospital of Salamanca and president of the Spanish Group Treatment of Head and Neck Tumors. These tumors occur mainly in men, as nine out of ten cases, which explains “as a result of habits and social customs such as consumption of alcohol and snuff,” said Cruz. However, the doctor recalled that these are patients with a high prevalence of healing and survival, largely because treatments that have emerged in recent years. The disease, which affects the salivary glands, lips, oral cavity, larynx, hypopharynx, nasopharynx, nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses, particularly evident in the oral cavity (43%), followed by the pharynx (33%) and larynx ( 24%). In addition, because the symptoms are (more...)

WHO warns that measles could cause 500,000 deaths in 2012

May 22nd, 2010
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that global efforts to eradicate measles has stagnated and that cases of this highly contagious disease were detected again in some countries. According to the agency, if no appropriate measures are taken and continues to increase in outbreaks, the disease could cause half a million deaths in 2012 and “make it very difficult to meet by 2015 the Millennium Development Goal that seeks the reduction in two-thirds of child mortality worldwide. ” The alert was launched at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, where participants attributed the resurgence of the disease to the “significant decline” in funding for treatment and “a lack of political will of some governments.” The head of the Department of Immunization WHO, Peter Strebel, recalled that from 1990 to 2008, much progress in the fight against the disease. However, he noted that recently there have been outbreaks in at least 31 countries in Africa, (more...)

A team of scientists managed to create the first artificial cell

May 22nd, 2010
A group of researchers led by the discoverer of the human genome, Craig Venter, has managed to create for the first time in history an artificial cell. Cell is the first man-made, an achievement with countless applications in the future, scientists stressed. “This is the first cell constructed and we can call it synthetic because it is derived entirely from a synthetic chromosome, made in a chemically synthesized chemically, after starting with information in a computer,” Venter confirmed the journal Science, which gathers the study. The team will now go further and future use of their achievement. “It is a powerful tool for designing biologically whatever we want”, since, according to Venter, could be used to produce fuel, to design new algae that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and even to make better vaccines. The team worked with a synthetic version of the DNA of a small bacterium called Mycoplasma mycoides, transplanted to another bacterium (more...)

Work more than three hours overtime per day is bad for the heart

May 14th, 2010
The results of a study involving more than 10,000 officers in London (UK) suggest that work more than three hours overtime per day is detrimental to the heart. The research, published in the “European Heart Journal, has found that people who worked more than three hours above the normal workday of seven hours had a 60% higher risk of heart-related problems, such as death from heart disease, heart attacks and angina compared to those who meet your schedule. The relationship between working long hours and coronary disease independent of other factors, said Dr. Marianna Virtanen, working with the Finnish Institute of Health and the University of London. “Our results suggest a link between long working hours and an increased risk of heart disease, but more research is needed before we can determine with absolute certainty that overtime is a direct cause of the ills of the heart” he said. The Whitehall II study began in 1985 and recruited 10 308 workers between 35 and 55 (more...)

Winter flu

May 11th, 2010
Winter flu usually starts very suddenly with vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. The moves by itself after a few days. Make sure to be fully healthy in two days before going back to work or school. It is important that you drink a lot when you have winter vomiting disease. Contact your GP if you vomit a lot and do not get enough of liquids or if you urinate a lot less. Winter flu is a gastrointestinal disease caused by a so-called calicivirus. The disease is very contagious. A single person can infect an entire workplace or a kindergarten. The disease is the most up to date between November and April, with a peak between January and March. That is why it is called winter flu. The incubation period is 12 to 48 hours. Incubation period is the time from being infected to become ill. Symptoms of winter flu Winter flu may resemble other stomach diseases. What is different is the sudden onset. Winter flu usually starts very suddenly with vomiting, diarrhea and stomach pain. Those going (more...)
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