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 risks of sedentary lifestyle for the heart

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Various studies and many voices have been warning about the risks of a sedentary lifestyle for the heart. Physical inactivity brings with it many consequences that sooner or later end up deteriorating health and quality of life. The World Health Organization has pointed out on several occasions that inactivity is one of the main factors of premature...

The pH of urine, what is it?

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Urine pH reflects the body's metabolic activity. Its measure allows to make diagnoses and follow-ups of different disorders in an economic way. The urine sample serves physicians as a sentinel method to assess the health of the kidneys and other areas of the body. Among other parameters that are studied is the  hydrogen potential or pH of the urine. Since...

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 male pelvic floor

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Good male sexual, prostate, and urinary health largely depend on the good condition of the pelvic floor. This tends to weaken with age, which is why it is important to apply prevention and care measures in this area of ​​the body. The male pelvic floor is a topic that is not talked about frequently, since it...

The inertia of sleep or why you wake up clumsily and in a bad mood

Clumsiness and bad mood when getting up is common in those who suffer from sleep inertia. This is a condition in which a reduction in various cognitive and emotional abilities occurs, right after waking up. Many people feel tired when they wake up, despite having slept the hours recommended by specialists. Your mind can't think clearly and...

The gut microbiota

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The gut microbiota has a great influence on the health and well-being of a person. It is like a trace of identity, since it is different in each subject. Currently, there are man    unanswered questions in this regard, but investigations continue. Whenever we talk about the microbiota, we refer to a group of microorganisms....

The lung preservation system for a transplant

Do you know how the lungs are preserved before being transplanted? The steps that are taken? The choice of donors? Today we will answer these and many more questions. The lung preservation system for transplantation is quite delicate. As well, we know, many organs must be transplanted as soon as possible because otherwise they may be useless. However, this does...

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 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...

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