Etiqueta: health

dna bank
Who wants your DNA?

By giving away our DNA and genetic data, we are giving away the DNA and genetic data of our entire biological family. We have to think if the objective we are pursuing is worthwhile.

Why are allergies increasing more and more every day?

L’al·lèrgia és una patologia clínica que pateixen alguns individus i que es desenvolupen front a molècules inofensives (és a dir, que no són tòxiques ni infeccioses) anomenades al·lèrgens. L’al·lergen provoca una resposta immunitària de l’organisme, que és l’autèntica causant dels danys i la simptomatologia de l’al·lèrgia.

Why do our eyes turn red?

There are numerous causes for eye redness, and many of them are not serious. Begoña Domenech Amigot, professor of the Department of Optics, Pharmacology, and Anatomy of the University of Alacant, explains.

Why do stomachs growl?

It is important not to overeat food items such as legumes and vegetables, fruits such as pears or plums, dairy products such as milk or cheese, and also products like bread or cereals, with whole grains such as wheat or rye.

Scientific evidence versus pseudosciences

Good medical practice is always linked to scientific evidence. In line with this axiom, the public health administration, as the responsible party and guarantor of the right to health, is required to combat practices that violate this inalienable principle.

Divan couches and gurus

As a set of pseudoscientific ideas, clinical pseudopsychology has a peculiar characteristic: it has established an entire tradition parallel to psychology, with numerous branches and interrelated theoretical and practical developments.

The scam of pseudoscience

Pseudosciences are by-products of the prestige of science as a social enterprise and as a means of obtaining knowledge. Their character is inherently negative, given that, by definition, a pseudoscience is an intellectual fraud consisting of products, practices, or ideas unconnected with scientific rationality that

transplantaments en la literatura
A science fiction implant

Long before the first successful transplants were performed on humans, some writers had already written about them in fiction. Literature can contribute to the ethical and social debate surrounding transplants.