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Tuberculosis Through History – Most Serious Endemic Disease

photo of lungs infected by tuberculosis

By the name of tuberculosis is designated the infectious disease caused by bacilli of the Mycobacterium genus, included in the so-called Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (M. tuberculosis, M. bovis and M. africanum) and by other opportunistic mycobacterial species potentially pathogenic for humans. The author reviews the historical evolution of the disease, as well as its pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment, with special attention to pharmacological therapy.

Alcohol Kills More Than 3 Million People a Year in the World

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This Friday the World Health Organization (WHO) published a report in which it indicates that in 2016 one of every 20 deaths in the world was due to alcohol consumption. The most affected are men.

The World Health Organization (WHO) published on Friday a report on deaths caused by alcohol consumption in the world. The director general of the organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, explained that people suffer the consequences of the harmful use of alcohol, such as problems of violence, mental health and triggers diseases such as cancer and strokes.

How the Electronic Cigarettes Industry is Creating new Addicts

e cigarettes creating new addicts

They disguise themselves as a healthy option within the “harm reduction” strategy that the tobacco industry has already started with light cigarettes. They are also sold as an alternative to quit smoking for those who are already trapped by smoking. But the data demonstrate something else: electronic cigarettes, vapeadores and their latest generation versions -pod mods and smokeless tobacco- “are being used to attract new potential smokers among young people and adolescents.”

Abusing Screens Harnesses the Intelligence of Your Children

how technology screens affect children

The effect of screen abuse among the youngest is still a very new and controversial field of research. But the first studies that are being carried out to analyze their consequences should be taken as a wake-up call, because there are signs that indicate that the cognitive development of minors is impaired. The latest work, by Canadian researchers, has found a very direct correlation between the use of these devices and the intelligence of children, at a time critical for their development.