Prior osteoporotic fractures put women at increased risk

UCB has presented results from a retrospective Swedish observational cohort study that assessed the risk of subsequent major osteoporotic fracture over time for women experiencing their first, second and third fragility fractures. The analysis found that the risk of subsequent fracture was highest within the first two years after the previous fracture compared to non-fracture…

Una manzana por la vida, X edición

Un año más, Bayer colabora con la Fundación Esclerosis Múltiple (FEM) en la campaña “Una manzana por la vida”, una iniciativa que pretende sensibilizar a la sociedad respecto a la esclerosis múltiple y recaudar fondos con la venta de manzanas solidarias. En concreto, la compañía ha donado 1.500€ y los empleados del centro de Sant…

World Medical Association urges release of jailed physician

The World Medical Association has called on the Iranian authorities to release immediately and unconditionally an Iranian-born Swedish resident specialist in emergency medicine, Dr. Ahmadreza Djalali, who has been sentenced to death for the charge of “corruption on earth”. The WMA says it believes Dr. Djalali is a prisoner of conscience who has undergone solitary…

Pediatric Care Doctors Attempt to Address Parental Health Issues

A national survey of more than 200 pediatric primary care physicians found that while over three-quarters addressed at least one parental health issue, such as maternal depression or parental tobacco use, during child health visits and a majority recognized the impact of such issues on children’s health, fewer felt responsible for addressing them. The findings,…

¿Qué puede hacer el internista por ti?

¿Qué es un médico internista? ¿Cuáles sus funciones principales? ¿Representan una especialidad concreta? Estas preguntas todavía resuenan en la cabeza de muchas personas y pacientes que no tienen del todo claro a qué se dedican estos profesionales médicos. Sin embargo, sus funciones resultan de especial importancia en la práctica clínica diaria, ya que son los…

Heart attacks more likely in those with low blood phosphate levels

Low phosphate in the blood is linked to the risk of heart attack and coronary artery disease, a new study in the journal PLOS One reports.  Researchers from the University of Surrey found that insufficient levels of phosphate in the blood may pose a particular danger to cardiovascular health, contradicting previous research in this area,…

OncoDNA llega a Hispanoamérica

La compañía especializada en teranóstica del cáncer (tratamiento y diagnóstico) OncoDNA avanza en la implantación de los últimos avances en medicina de precisión expandiendo su actividad en Hispanoamérica. La empresa belga, OncoDNA, de la mano de BioSequence, el único centro en España que realiza análisis genómicos avanzados para todo tipo de cáncer, ha dado un…

World Radiology Day-Light Years of Advancement at the heart of Healthcare

In light of World Radiology day, Wednesday 8 November 2017, Highgate Private Hospital highlights how imaging and diagnostics has contributed to better treatment success rates. Radiology has been at the forefront of medical technology since its inception in 1895 by Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen.  Radiographs are produced by transmitting X-rays through a patient.  The X-rays are projected…

Premio para siete trabajos de investigación

Durante el LIX Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Hematología y Hemoterapia (SEHH) y XXXIII Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Trombosis y Hemostasia (SETH), celebrado en Málaga del 26 al 28 de octubre, la Fundación Española de Trombosis y Hemostasia (FETH) ha hecho entrega de sus correspondientes premios y becas:   Premio…

FDA Demands “Stop Saying Cannabis Can CURE Cancer”

As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to protect consumers from health fraud, the agency today issued warning letters to four companies illegally selling products online that claim to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure cancer without evidence to support these outcomes. Selling these unapproved products with unsubstantiated therapeutic claims is not…

Primera jornada de enfermería especializada en radioterapia

GenesisCare organizará en el marco del Congreso Alatro una jornada de enfermería especializada en radioterapia, que se celebrará el próximo 8 de noviembre. El objetivo de la jornada es potenciar el papel de la enfermería dentro de los servicios de radioterapia en Latinoamérica. La jornada está organizada por la coordinadora de Enfermería del Área de…