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O Tratamento do Câncer triplica o risco de Complicações Cardiovasculares

A radioterapia e a quimioterapia, geralmente, apresentam complicações cardiovasculares entre seus efeitos colaterais. O tratamento do câncer triplica o risco de complicações cardiovasculares enquanto representa a causa de morte mais frequente entre as mulheres que sobrevivem ao câncer de mama ou linfoma de acordo com a Fundação Espanhola do Coração (FEC). Assim, um efeito colateral importante e, algumas vezes, “menosprezado” de alguns tratamentos contra o câncer são problemas cardíacos ...Read full article...

Overdiagnosis and Overmedication threaten the lives of Children

Autism, attention deficit disorder, anxiety. A precipitated diagnosis and a so-called definitive conclusion for a growing child with a “strange” behaviour can lead to a boy or girl to be labelled under a category that will surely accompany him all his life, with the consequent consequences, both individual and social. Some health professionals aim to point out this operating model. These professionals include psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians, teachers, professors, among ...Read full article...

Cancer treatment multiplies by three the risk of cardiovascular complications

Radiation therapy and chemotherapy usually have cardiovascular complications among their side effects. Cancer treatment multiplies the risk of cardiovascular complications by three, while representing the most frequent cause of death among women who survive breast cancer or lymphoma, according to the Spanish Heart Foundation (FEC). Thus, an important, and sometimes “belittled” side effect of some cancer treatments are heart problems, according to the National Cancer Institute of the United ...Read full article...

Body composition: Does the scale tell you the truth?

You want to get in shape and you decide to give the gym a chance. Apart from showing off a more stylized body, you have read that strength exercise is life insurance. You overcome the first laces and laziness starts, the plan is going well, but when you get on the scale, impatient to see the fruit of so much work, what you contemplate leaves you out of play; ...Read full article...

The new poverty in Latin America

The continent will continue to be poor, perhaps even more, unless educational programs are radically transformed. A new reality demands educational systems that emphasize critical thinking rather than memorization and schools that have the means to make these efforts feasible. Why? Because technology will not wait for anyone to get up to speed and the new wealth is not money, but data. The stupidity of Latin American bureaucrats has ...Read full article...

What kind of procrastinator are you?

We are all procrastinators but we each have our style. That is why there are no strategies that work for everyone or magic solutions that can be applied in any case, although there are some recommendations that can help in the short term. To find a useful solution to the bad habit of leaving everything to the last moment, it is necessary to know what kind of procrastinator each ...Read full article...

Productivity lags behind digital innovation

In the time it will take you to read this text, almost five patents will have come to light worldwide; several industrial robots will have left the factory, ready to banish industrial paradigms, and tens of thousands of people will have made a purchase at a click. However, the probability that these advances will be translated into productivity figures, a key piece in the complex transmission belt that leads ...Read full article...

Coronavirus: Falsedades y hechos

Con tanta desinformación sobre el COVID-19, mejor conocido como el coronavirus, hay tener unas pocas cosas muy claras, y como siempre, la perspectiva ayuda mucho en tiempos de desinformación y exageración por parte de la prensa tradicional y los que buscan enriquecerse vendiendo farmacéuticos y vacunas. Empecemos 1. El CORONAVIRUS es simplemente una versión diferente de otros viruses como el SARS y el de la gripe tradicional. 2. La ...Read full article...

Eye tracking in Cars: Big Brother rides with you

The growing demand for a more digitalized experience leads companies in the sector to incorporate a greater technological offer in their cars and to sell as means of safety and convenience. According to several investigations, 76% of these companies invest in emerging technologies related to monitoring human actions and performance while driving their cars. One of the technologies that is already included in some models is ‘eye tracking’, which ...Read full article...

Childhood degradation is a global phenomenon

No country is adequately protecting the health of children or their environment and their future, according to a report published by a commission made up of more than 40 experts in children’s and adolescent health around the world. The commission was convened by the World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF and The Lancet. Ecological degradation, inequality and aggressive and pernicious publicity are the most serious threats to children. The report, ...Read full article...

Latin America facing uncertainty

The most important integration projects of the 90s had their roots in the crisis that the international economic system, designed at Bretton Woods in 1944. The detachment of agreed rules and structures in the mid-1940s favored a determined liberalization of the international economy that, among its ingredients, also had the gradual formation of new commercial blocks. The European Union, NAFTA in North America and Mercosur in South America represented ...Read full article...

Stealth Mosquitoes take over the cities

Mosquitoes that transmit diseases such as malaria, dengue or Zika virus have found a paradise in cities. Although their original habitat for laying eggs is the hollows of trees in rainforests, where there is stagnant water, these insects have adapted very well to urban environments. For them, a pot represents an ideal nest. Two researchers, one from Miami and one from Pisa, have analyzed what makes these animals so ...Read full article...

Delete your trail on the Internet

It is likely that if you type your name in Google you will find entries that you did not know existed. From web pages with personal data such as your address or your phone to photographs that at the time you did not worry about uploading to the Internet, and even accounts that you created in applications that you hardly ever used. As you browse and share information on ...Read full article...

Are you eating, drinking and breathing plastics?

A report by the Australian University of Newcastle for WWF says that you put about 5 grams of plastic in your body every week, which is the same as swallowing a credit card or a bottle cap. Whether you eat five meals a day or do intermittent fasting, eat carbohydrates or follow a ketogenic diet, microplastics are everywhere. In one week we can swallow 1,769 grams of plastic with ...Read full article...

Renewable Polluters: Alternative Energy is worse than Fossil Fuels

Renewable energies require a large number of metals and rare earth materials whose extraction produces, in the places where they are obtained, contamination of the soil far superior to that of fossil fuels. The extraction of minerals, which has propelled China’s economic miracle caused air quality to plummet. Although this so-called black gold continues to contribute more than half of the country’s energy needs, which will be the main ...Read full article...