The signals that our hands give us

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To prevent our hands from deteriorating, it is very important to hydrate them frequently.  For best results you can use petroleum jelly or olive oil. The same hands that caress, work, cook and do all kinds of activities may be crying out for some protection and affection. You don't have to be a fortune teller to figure...

The human being as a superorganism

The human being is composed of a physical structure, the body, and a component based on consciousness and identity. What few know is that we present thousands of living beings within us that make us superorganisms. We all know that the human being contains living beings inside his body. Intestinal microbiota or specific viruses, among others, are examples...

The obesity gene according to science

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There are genetic changes in our DNA that explain, in part, obesity. Scientists continue to study the topic to find more answers. In this article we explain what the advances are and how they affect the treatment and prevention of obesity. Historically, we could say that the history of the obesity gene dates back to 1962. The scientist in...

The newborn’s microbiota

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Today it is known that the newborn's microbiota plays a very important role in the development of its immune system. This microbiota begins to form in the uterus, but has a decisive advance after delivery, thanks, to a large extent, to breastfeeding. The microbiota of the newborn is a topic that has been gaining importance...

The neurons of Von Economo

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The neurons of Von Ecomo represent a fascinating field that is just beginning to be understood. They are present only in the most sociable and intelligent species. Apparently, higher cognitive and emotional functions depend on them. The neurons of Von Economo are attracting the attention of science more and more.   Although they were discovered since 1925, it...

The fit ball to relieve pain and strengthen the lower back

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The fit ball, also called gymnastic ball or Swiss ball, has become a sports and therapeutic tool. Find out why it is ideal for relaxing and strengthening your lower back. It is possible that, on occasion, in the gym or other sports space, you have seen huge plastic balls. They are called fit ball, that is, a fitness ball. These...

The rhythm of the heart can be disturbed by overwork

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To prevent our health from being affected by overwork, it is essential to divide the day into stages and reserve each one for a different activity: work, leisure and rest. Today's world seems to be quite hectic and demanding. The levels of tension and anxiety are latent at all times. Time seems tight, and the work is...

The lungs and their characteristics

The lungs are paired organs that allow us to breathe, they compress and dilate occupying part of the thoracic cavity. Without them it would be impossible for us to live. Breathing is living. Hence the importance of the lungs, one of the essential, most complex and sensitive organs of our body. The lungs are two soft, spongy, elastic, and...

The memory of the skin

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The existence of a memory of the skin determines a greater risk of suffering long-term skin lesions. Damage to cell DNA accumulates and is difficult to stop over time. The memory of the skin is something real, not a poetic term or the name of a novel. It is a phenomenon that dermatologists are increasingly aware of. It...

The presence of nitrites in the urine

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The presence of nitrites in the urine is indicative of a urinary infection. It is not always routinely requested, but may be used by the doctor to guide the diagnosis when in doubt. Let's see in this article how it is done. Nitrites in the urine are substances that are of diagnostic importance to guide the suspicion...

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