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Gerascophobia, why we have a pathological fear of aging

Feeling some concern about aging and how it can affect us is normal, but gerascophobia or the pathological or irrational fear of aging deteriorates emotional well-being and quality of life. ...

Colors of breast milk: what each shade indicates

Breast milk is a living fluid that changes in its composition and appearance, which is why it can acquire different shades, sometimes quite noticeable. Breastfeeding experts explain to us what...

Phantom breast syndrome, how and why it appears

Some women experience a strange and uncomfortable sensation known as phantom breast syndrome after undergoing a mastectomy for breast cancer. Learn how it manifests and what solutions exist for these...

Yaupon tea, the energetic alternative to coffee

Yaupon tea, originally from the United States, is a herbal drink that contains caffeine and theobromine and can be a good alternative to coffee. We explain its main health benefits...

Spiderfish bite: how to act to avoid risks

The spider fish hides under the sand on the shore of the beach and when stepping on it inoculates a poison that causes intense pain and can be accompanied by other...

Sunning, benefits of running in the sun and how to avoid risks

Exercising outdoors improves emotional well-being, and running under the sun –sunning– by the sea has numerous health benefits and helps reduce stress. We tell you how to practice this activity...

Morning sickness without being pregnant: what is it due to?

Morning sickness is usually associated with pregnancy, but it can also be experienced for reasons related to diet, sleep, or some pathologies. These are the most common causes of this...

The color of the semen: what it reveals about your state of health

Find out what color healthy semen is and what it can reveal about your state of health if you expel red, yellow, green, bluish, gray or watery semen, and what signs...

Berberine, pros and cons of ‘natural Ozempic’ to lose weight

Berberine has been popularized on TikTok as the 'Natural Ozempic' because it is credited with similar slimming properties to this popular drug, but does it really help you lose weight? ...

Red eyes: causes of eye redness and how to avoid it

Red eyes are often due to an allergy, eyestrain, or exposure to toxins, but it can also be a sign of other, more serious problems, such as glaucoma. Know the...

Arcturus, a new variant of the coronavirus that affects children more

Arcturus is the new subvariant of omicron that mainly affects children under 12 years of age, in whom it causes conjunctivitis, among other symptoms. We discover what the most contagious...

Lactation cookies, do they increase milk production?

Lactation cookies are a hot topic on maternity and lactation blogs, but are they really useful for increasing breast milk production? Find out what science says about it, its ingredients...

Chest pain: causes when a heart attack is not a sign

Chest pain is one of the main reasons for medical consultation, but it is not always a symptom of a heart attack. Find out what other conditions can cause chest...

Sleeping in a bra: is it bad to wear a bra to bed?

Some women do without the bra, while others do not take it off even when they get into bed. But is it good to wear a bra while sleeping? ...

Anosmia, the loss of smell: causes and how to recover it

Anosmia is one of the symptoms of COVID-19, but other conditions can also cause complete loss of smell. An expert in olfactory disorders reveals why we stop smelling and how...

Silicosis, from the countertop to the lungs: consequences

Silicosis is a lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica particles present in materials such as the one used in Cosentino's Silestone countertops, which is why many workers have become...

Sausage finger or dactylitis, the condition of Carlos III

Dactylitis or sausage finger suffered by Charles III of England is a condition associated with diseases such as psoriatic arthritis that is characterized by swelling of the fingers and toes. ...

EVALI, risks of disease associated with vaping

E-cigarettes are harmful to health and can cause EVALI, a disease characterized by severe lung lesions and associated with the use of vitamin E oil in vapers. Know its symptoms...

Kraken, a variant of the coronavirus, more contagious?

The WHO considers the omicron subvariant XBB.1.5, renamed Kraken –a mythological sea monster– very contagious, cases are increasing in the US and it has already been detected in 38 countries, including...

Stiff person syndrome, Celine Dion disease

Stiff person syndrome is a rare incurable condition that prevents singer Celine Dion from continuing her career due to muscle spasms she suffers from. Know the causes, symptoms and treatment...

Why do our heads hurt when the weather changes?

Meteorological phenomena affect our body and can cause or intensify health problems such as headaches or migraines in susceptible people. We clarify why your head hurts when the weather changes. ...

Always cold feet: causes and tips to avoid it

Always having cold feet is an unpleasant feeling that many people experience, especially in winter. Find out what it is due to, when it can indicate a health problem and...

Why some poop floats and when to worry

Poop is denser than water and should sink down the toilet, but some poop floats. We explain the possible causes of floating stools and in which cases they can indicate...

Zombie pigeon virus: this is Newcastle disease

Newcastle disease causes pigeons to behave like zombies (they turn around, twist their necks...), symptoms that can affect birds all over the world. Learn about its risks and how this...

Syndactyly, the malformation that Almudena Cid hid

The gymnast Almudena Cid has recognized that she has syndactyly, a disorder in which two or more fingers or toes are joined by skin or, in extreme cases, by bone or...

Why do blood lymphocytes rise and when to worry

Lymphocytes are immune cells whose blood levels rise in response to infection or inflammation, but if the increase persists, lymphocytosis may be a sign of leukemia. Know when it is...

New variant of omicron BQ.1, why is its arrival worrying?

The incidence of COVID-19 has increased in Spain, which could be due to BQ.1, a new subvariant of omicron from BA.5, which has been detected in wastewater and is considered highly...

Morning and night erections, what are they due to?

Erections when getting up in the morning or while sleeping at night are common at all ages, but do you know what they are due to? We tell you the...

Nose hairs, should they be cut? Know your role

Nose hairs, known as whiskers, can be unsightly, which is why many decide to trim or wax them. But is this practice dangerous? Find out what the function of...

Immune debt in children: how the flu will affect them this year

During the COVID pandemic, the circulation of other respiratory viruses has decreased and the immune debt suggests that because of them we are more vulnerable to infections. Experts explain how...