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3% of children in Spain suffer from fatty liver: why cases are increasing

The incidence of fatty liver in children, a disease that did not exist at this age until a few years ago, is growing in Spain and already affects 3% of the...

A therapy against Alzheimer’s, effective in its first trial in humans

The first clinical trial in humans of a new drug against Alzheimer's obtains encouraging results by demonstrating its safety and effectiveness in improving the brain's resilience to multiple forms of pathology...

Cold and heat can affect children’s brain development

Children exposed to extreme cold or heat in the womb and during the first three years of life may suffer alterations in the white matter of the brain, according to a...

New Plan to prevent Smoking in Spain: what new features it includes

The new Comprehensive Plan for the Prevention and Control of Smoking 2024-2027 has gone ahead with the consensus of all communities. Learn about the new features it includes to prevent...

Two studies find microplastics in all semen samples analyzed

The presence of microplastics in all semen samples analyzed in two studies warns about the potential impact of the ingestion of these substances on human reproductive function and its relationship with...

The father contributes to the baby’s microbiota in the first year of life

A study in which Spanish researchers participated reveals that parents also significantly influence the intestinal microbiota of their babies, complementing the well-known maternal contribution in the first year of their child's...

Beet juice protects heart health in postmenopausal women

Daily consumption of beet juice could improve blood vessel function in postmenopausal women and reduce the risk of developing heart disease thanks to its naturally occurring nitrate content.The chances of women...

AI manages to predict dementia in patients with mild cognitive impairment

A study carried out by the Polytechnic University of Madrid reveals that artificial intelligence is key to the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's in patients with mild cognitive impairment because it allows...

Moderna’s combined flu and COVID vaccine proves effective

In its Phase 3 clinical trials, Moderna's experimental combination mRNA-1083 vaccine against influenza and the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has triggered stronger immune responses than the two vaccines alone.The pharmaceutical company Moderna has...

They reveal what time to exercise to reduce glucose levels

Spanish researchers identify the time of day when moderate to vigorous physical exercise is most effective in regulating blood sugar levels in sedentary adults who are overweight or obese.Physical activity has...

Children with autism have triple the risk of being bullied at school

A study carried out in Tarragona reveals that boys and girls with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have a significantly higher risk of suffering abuse, isolation...

Viagra May Help Prevent Dementia by Improving Blood Flow

A trial shows that Viagra penetrates the blood vessels of the brain in people with vascular dementia and improves cerebral blood flow and vascular function, which could be key in the...

Write it and throw it away: they confirm a simple method to reduce anger

A group of researchers at Nagoya University has found that writing down one's reaction to a negative incident or provocation on a piece of paper and then shredding or throwing it...

New eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma available in Spain

Roclanda is now available in Spain, a new eye drop financed by the Health Ministry indicated to reduce intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma, which is the first ROCK inhibitor...

Operation to change eye color: risks of this fashion

If you want to change the color of your eyes you can use colored contact lenses, but there are also surgical techniques to make the change permanent. We analyze what...

Drug changes the rules of the game for patients with bowel cancer

Giving the immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab before surgery instead of chemotherapy significantly increases the number of patients with bowel tumors and a certain genetic profile who remain cancer-free.If bowel cancer is detected...

ADHD is overdiagnosed in the youngest children in school

A study reveals that teachers may be confusing signs of immaturity in children their age with conditions such as ADHD and ASD and highlights the importance of considering relative age when...

The artificial sweetener xylitol linked to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke

A new study from the Cleveland Clinic reveals that consuming high amounts of the sweetener xylitol is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes.Xylitol...

Maintaining a high cognitive reserve can delay or prevent dementia

They discover that having a greater cognitive reserve throughout life can reduce the risk of cognitive decline in old age and that this brain flexibility delays the transition to dementia in...

When stopping antidepressants, 1 in 3 people experience symptoms

A review of studies shows that one in three patients experiences symptoms when stopping taking antidepressants and its authors highlight the importance of monitoring and providing professional support during treatment discontinuation.A...

Eating too much salt increases the risk of developing atopic dermatitis

They relate excess salt in the diet to atopic dermatitis and its severity and find that consuming just one additional gram of sodium per day – half a teaspoon of table...

They discover 95 regions of the genome linked to the risk of post-traumatic stress

A huge genetic study of more than 1.2 million people reveals differences in the genome linked to the risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), offering new insights for future treatment...

A ‘Trojan horse’ drug improves breast cancer survival

The drug Trastuzumab deruxtecan, which fights metastatic HER2+ breast cancer by acting like a 'Trojan horse' that enters cancer cells and destroys them, ensures that 67.6% of patients remain alive after...

They reveal why women who follow the Mediterranean diet live longer

A study in which more than 25,000 women participated shows that following the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of mortality by 23% and finds evidence of biological changes that could...

New antibiotic kills pathogenic bacteria without harming intestinal health

A new antibiotic called lolamycin fights resistant bacterial infections without harming healthy gut microbes in mice and will help develop more selective and effective treatments against difficult-to-eradicate pathogens.Antibiotics are medications intended...

They identify the genetic alteration that causes intellectual disability

They discover that a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects tens of thousands of people and causes intellectual disability is due to mutations in a certain gene, a finding that will improve the...

Cholesterol drug may help fight cancer

They discover that statins used to lower cholesterol can block pathways that contribute to the development of cancer associated with chronic inflammation and that these drugs would help prevent certain types...

Women live longer, but with more health problems than men

A study finds persistent health differences between both sexes worldwide and that, although women live longer, they endure conditions such as low back pain and headaches and depressive and musculoskeletal disorders...

Health will finance a generic drug with varenicline to quit smoking

Coinciding with World No Tobacco Day, Normon launches Varenicline Normon, a new generic that triples the chances of success in quitting smoking and which in Spain will be financed by the...

Spain approves the Smoking Prevention Plan: these are its keys

The Council of Ministers has approved the Comprehensive Tobacco Prevention Plan (PIT) 2024-2027 with the consensus of all the autonomous communities to reduce the prevalence of tobacco consumption and limit environmental...