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Angelina Jolie: una decisión dramática
Habitualmente,elaboramos un juicio instantáneo sobre los acontecimientos personales o ajenos: nos gustan o no nos gustan; estamos en contra o estamos de acuerdo. Los humanos somos así.
Pero esta vez, la decisión de Angelina Jolie de hacerse una la adenomastectomía bilateral, para evitar un eventual cáncer de mamas, me ha dejado tan sorprendida que tengo más preguntas que opiniones.
Angelina temía desarrollar cáncer, porque su madre lo tuvo, y murió a los 56 años de edad.
Angelina es portadora del gen BRCA1. Pero según el Instituto Nacional …
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I received some news this weekend that put me in the trauma zone. No one died or is sick, my health is good, I have a job. I just got some upsetting, disappointing news. A part of my life is not quite what it seemed and it’s thrown me for a major-ish emotional loop. Not to be vague, but the details don’t really matter. What matters is the remarkable thing I noticed when the wave hit–I did not fall apart. Don’t get me wrong, there was some kitchen-floor-based sobbing, but eventually …
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My mother has been sick on and off for a few years, and she has solid people to encourage her during her health-related problems. How about those who are suffering alone in silence without support? Here are 8 quotes to encourage you and to give you hope when sick. Share this with others who may need an encouraging word and touch today!
“An affirmation to say everyday: The healing power of God is working in me right now. Every day I get better and better in every way.” …
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Philippa Bradbourne was one of about 10,000 babies born with deformities as a result of their mothers taking thalidomide for morning sickness. Photo: Reuters
SECRET files reveal the German maker of thalidomide ignored and covered up repeated warnings that its drug could damage unborn babies.
Read the affidavit material containing confidential Grunenthal files - Part 1 Part 2
The Age has obtained excerpts of never-before-published files from the archives of pharmaceutical giant Grunenthal which detail explicit warnings the company received about its drug’s potential to harm fetuses well before it was withdrawn from sale in late 1961.
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Thirty states are reporting high levels of flu-like illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That number is a slight uptick from last week’s report.
All but two states are reporting widespread flu activity, according to the CDC. “Widespread” means that more than 50% of geographic regions in a state — counties, for example — are reporting flu activity. It addresses the spread of the flu, not its severity.
The new report uses data collected by the CDC up through January 12.
The overall number of people being treated in …
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Physical Symptoms of Depression
Depression is a physical illness complete with debilitating symptoms that cause more than just bad moods. We now know that every person is hard-wired with a pre-disposition for certain diseases. Each individual has genetic markers that tell the story of their physical health.
Depression is known to be caused by a chemical imbalance affecting the brain. Doctors are getting better at prescribing drugs that are highly effective in treating the symptoms of depression.
Here’s some common physical effects of depression:
-Increased aches and pains
-Decreased interest in sex
-Loss of appetite
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When was the last time you felt zero stress, no stress at all? Don’t know?
That’s right — the only time you have no stress is when you are lying quietly under the covers. Life comes with stress and we’re told over and over that stress is bad for us and that we should reduce our stress whenever possible (talk about stressful!). It’s easier said than done, we know. But stress is only bad when you make it so.
Worrying has evolutionary benefits; it signals a lack of confidence, knowledge or control and it …
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Once you feel that telltale tickle in your throat or the first sniffle of congestion, it’s too late. Symptoms for the flu rear their ugly head about a day to four days after you’ve been exposed to the virus. Then you’re left debating the pros and cons of various over-the-counter solutions in the cold remedy asile of the drug store.
But if you take the right precautions, you can save yourself a whole lot of Kleenex. “An ounce of prevention really is worth a pound of cure,” says Philip M. Tierno, Ph.D., clinical …
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Wheat based foods (yes, even “whole wheat”)
Before I tell you why wheat can actually speed up the aging process in your body, let’s clarify some simple biochemistry in your body…
This deals with “glycation” in your body, and substances called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs). These nasty little compounds called AGEs speed up the aging process in your body including damage over time to your organs, your joints, and of course, wrinkled skin.
So with that said, what is one of the biggest factors that increase production of AGEs inside your body? This may surprise you, but high …
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Dr. Mphu Keneiloe Ramatlapeng
Executive Vice-President, Clinton Health Access Initiative
Today is the 25th World AIDS Day — our pandemic is now old enough to have reached such a milestone. As I think back over the past 25 years, I will always remember the spring of 1996, when I was working as a clinician in Lesotho. It was the moment when we began to realize the terrible impact that HIV would have on our country. My patients were growing sicker by the day, and at times I thought there wouldn’t even be …