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The Electrocardiogram

The Electrocardiogram¬†is a test that measures the electrical impulses of the heart. The heart is a muscular pump which consists of four rooms. The two upper chambers are called atria and the other two are called ventricles. A natural electrical system causes the heart muscle to contract and pump blood to the lungs and to […]

August 18, 2015, ECG
Precancerous conditions that portend cancer

The vast majority of cancers are preceded by a precancerous condition (90% of cancers), but the process is often very long. The malignant evolution of precancerous conditions is not mandatory nor can specify an exact time for a malignant transformation. The duration of the evolution is variable from an organ to another, from a few […]

August 13, 2015, Cancer Oncology
What Are The Causes Of Cardiovascular Diseases?

The European Guidelines on cardiovascular disease prevention recalls two main categories of risk factors: modifiable and non-modifiable. The main modifiable risk factors are responsible for about 80% of ischemic heart disease and cerebrovascular disease, such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia (abnormal levels of cholesterol); diabetes / glucose tolerance disturbances; smoking; obesity (BMI 30); physical inactivity; microalbuminuria or […]

August 8, 2015, Lifestyle-Diet
People at high risk of developing cervical, endometrial or breast cancer

Risk factors are those that increase the likelihood that people exposed to them develop cancer. They can be dietary factors, professional, behavioral, endocrine, genetic, or drug related. The identification of high-risk population groups based on these risk factors allows doing a cancer prophylaxis through both periodic clinical and laboratory controls, screening and through the treatment […]

August 8, 2015, Cancer
Migraine – Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

A migraine is defined as a paroxysmal headache, recurrent, unilateral, associated with ocular phenomena and autonomic disorders, which start in adolescence and in most cases, can have a family character. It affects 7-10% of the adult population. The onset is most often between late teen years and the 40s. Women are 3 times more affected. […]

August 7, 2015, Brain
What Should Be In Our Plate?

Fruits, vegetables, not too much fat and less sugar … but how often and in what proportions? Here are the latest recommendations of the studies of the most important American universities.   Assaulted by a stream of information, sometimes contradictory, we do not know what’s good to eat. What should be in our plate? This […]

August 7, 2015, Lifestyle-Diet
Traveler’s diarrhea – remedies

The most common cause for traveler’s diarrhea is the bacterium E. coli. This widespread organism normally lives in our intestines and plays a role in digestion. But different types of E. coli can cause diarrhea by producing a toxin that prevents the intestines to absorb water consumed as liquids and food. Bacteria of the genus […]

August 6, 2015, Remedies
Proven Benefit of Avocado

Avocados are a rich source of essential fatty acids, but the benefits that they pose to health spring from many other important nutritional properties.   Avocado is a fruit that belongs to the family Lauracae, along with other flowering plants such as camphor, cinnamon or bay leaves. The buttery consistency of the avocado pulp and […]

August 5, 2015, Cholesterol
Heartburn – remedies for gastroesophageal heartburn

Heartburn (feeling discomfort behind the breastbone) is caused by a reflux of the acid from the stomach contents back into the esophagus. Sometimes, the symptoms are so strong that the pain is felt like a heart attack. In some cases, it can create confusion because heart pain can be felt in the same area. Other […]

August 4, 2015, Remedies
Cholesterol And Lipidic Profile

  Cholesterol is an indispensable substance for the normal functioning of the human body. 75% of the cholesterol is produced by your body and 25% comes from food intake. Cholesterol circulates in the blood bound to specific protein fractions and fulfills different roles: LDL cholesterol – “bad” cholesterol – can be deposited in the wall […]

August 4, 2015, Cholesterol