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Keto diet, the good and the bad

The good and bad about keto diet The ketogenic diet is is a very high-fat, moderate-protein, very low-carbohydrate meal plan in which you get 70-75 percent of your calories from fat, 15-20 percent from protein, and 5-10 percent from carbohydrates. The purpose of this diet is to get your body…

Eighteen-year-old Mexican creates “magic” bra that detects breast cancer.

The eighteen-year-old Mexican, Julián Ríos, has won $ 20,000 for getting first place in the Global Student Entrepreneurs' Awards with his project. With the collaboration of Higia a Mexican biosensor company that detects breast cancer which sponsored him, Ríos and his team were able to design «EVA», a bra that detects breast cancer…

How to prevent, detect and treat gingivitis

Gingivitis is the most frequent periodontal disease, affecting almost 100% of the population at some point in its life. Periodontal diseases affect 8 out of 10 adults. Among them, gingivitis is especially common, but it can be identified, prevented and treated in a very simple way. It´s a group of…

Pseudouridimycine: New natural antibiotic capable of destroying resistant bacteria

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, popularly known as 'superbugs', are one of the major threats to global public health. These microorganisms have once evolved to counteract the efficacy of antibiotics – usually by abusive or improper use of these drugs, in the case of their use in the treatment of diseases, such as…

Tech Tattoos

  Wearable fitness devices can track pulse rates and physical activity over time in order to achieve long-term health goals; however, more advanced technology is being developed to monitor what’s happening inside the body in real time.   Researchers are now creating wearable devices that analyze the effects of activity…

Clinical benefits and exercise prescription in primary cardiovascular prevention

Worldwide the leading causes of morbidity and mortality are diseases whose common denominator the atherosclerotic process, some of which represent the known cardiovascular risk factors such as diabetes mellitus or hypertension, and others are as a result of these ischemic heart disease or stroke. There is now enough scientific evidence…

A ‘Mini-Organ’ Delivering Real Insulin in Real Time – BioHub

The DRI BioHub is a bioengineered “mini organ” that mimics the native pancreas. It contains real insulin-producing cells that can sense blood sugar and release the precise amount of insulin needed — in real time. To the millions living with diabetes, the DRI BioHub brings the promise of natural insulin…

Music in Medicine and Medicine in Music

Sounds are the common language for anyone who has an auditory system that conducts sound waves to another transducer system so that, in the next relay, they acquire a meaning. In fact, in the brain there are areas that process various components of music, such as tone, vibration, harmony; the…

Calabadions: New Broad Spectrum Agent to Reverse Neuromuscular Blockade.

  Anesthesia   The introduction of neuromuscular blockers (NMBs) revolutionized the practice of   anesthesia. It allowed adjusting the degree of muscle relaxation independently of hypnosis   or analgesia favoring orotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation; avoided the need   to maintain too deep anesthetic planes that contributed to increasing the…

Space Medicine & Telemedicine

It is the vocation of the doctor to study, analyze and reflect on the health problems that afflict our population, as well as to deepen in the emerging areas of medicine and that it seems necessary to penetrate more decisively in their field of knowledge.   Such it the case…