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30% of Mexicans have suffered an STD

About 30% of Mexicans between 18 and 30 years of age have suffered from a sexually transmitted disease. Daily, about 15% of patients with this diagnosis are detected and treated. The diseases with the highest number of infected are candidiasis, trichomoniasis, vulvovaginitis, syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, according to figures provided by the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) Read More

Address these basic pillars

How to prevent diseases due to climate changes. What to do to prevent diseases due to climate changes. 4 tips to prevent diseases due to climate changes. Read More

Alert in young people for cases of gonorrhea

In Mexico, 3 out of 10 young people between 18 and 30 have suffered from a sexually transmitted disease (STD). And is that eleven million Mexicans start their sex life at age 14. According to data from the Mexican Social Security Institute, only 15% of these patients suffer from gonorrhea, herpes, chlamydia and HIV / AIDS each day in IMSS hospitals. Read More

STIs increase in Mexico as syphilis

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) have increased in Mexico, according to the epidemiology bulletin of the Ministry of Health, which covers February 28 to March 6, 2010, particularly genital herpes, syphilis and papilloma virus. Human (HPV). Read More

How to prevent syphilis

Worldwide, sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STIs) affect one in 10 young people between 15 and 24 years old and increasingly older than 45 years old. Unfortunately, Latin America still lacks data and statistics that give a general idea of ​​the panorama. The available studies show that the incidence of these diseases varies drastically from country to country and even from one geographic area to another within each nation. Read More

Colposcopy detects vaginal cancer

Colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure performed by gynecologists to inspect the cervix for some signs of cancer, so it is usually performed as a result of an abnormal pap test result. The colposcope is an instrument that is constituted schematically by a magnifying glass of focal distance and a light source, which is introduced by the vagina of the woman, which allows to visualize its interior, its appearance or some gross anomaly. Colposcopy is performed regularly during the intermenstrual period. What is it? The patient must be placed on a gynecological examination table, with the knees bent, so that the doctor then introduces a speculum (a Read More

Learn all about organ donation

The list of patients waiting for an organ transplant is very large. However, the objective of the Mexican authorities is to make the population more aware of the importance of organ donation. Read More

Diagnosis and treatment of gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is more common in large cities, in sectors of population with low levels of education and among people of depressed socioeconomic status. Young people between 15 and 29 years old are at greater risk due to their intense sexual activity. Experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States say that there is a greater chance of developing this disease if: Read More

Students lie about sexual behavior

About 10% of young adults tested positive for sexually transmitted infections, after reporting sexual abstinence and half being virgins, reports a study published by the medical journal Pediatrics. Read More

Mental illness generates disability in young people

Schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder or alcoholism are the conditions that cause disability between 10 and 24 years. More than a billion people in the world suffer from some type of disability and at least a fifth of them must overcome important obstacles in their daily lives, says a report by the World Health Organization (WHO). In the framework of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which takes place this December 3, specialists say that the future is not hopeful, because it is expected an increase in its incidence due, above all, to the aging of the population and the increase of chronic diseases. Mental illnesses ar Read More

Gout causes kidney failure

Gout is an inflammatory disease related to the metabolism of uric acid, because it occurs when a person overproduces it or because it can not be discarded, reported Gabriela Huerta Sil, a physician attached to the Rheumatology Service of the General Hospital of Mexico. Read More

Sexually transmitted germs

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in men have the same causes as in women, with the only difference being the symptoms that mark their masculine anatomy. Prevention is easy and avoids pathologies that can cost life. Read More

Preventive injection against liver cancer

Injecting the vaccine against the hepatitis B virus is of paramount importance to avoid consequences of the infection, such as liver cancer, liver failure and cirrhosis. In the United States, children began to be vaccinated against the HBV virus since the early nineties, reducing the incidence of acute hepatitis B disease among children and adolescents by about 80% at all ages. Read More

Genital herpes, a bad for life

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) around 536 million people in the world, between 15 and 49 years of age, are infected with the genital herpes virus, which is contracted through sexual contact. The study published by the international organization indicates that each year, 20 million new cases are reported and that these are people who are infected by this virus that is transmitted for life. Read More

Hepatitis C increases by tattoos

Experts from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that tattoos made by "amateur" people increases the risk of hepatitis C. On the contrary, the studies showed that tattooing in the hands of a professional reduces the risk. Read More