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20% of Mexicans at risk of COPD

In the world, there are 210 million people who suffer from it. It is the sixth cause of death at planetary level and, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is reversible if the patient is diagnosed and receives medical attention in time, especially when the first symptoms of cough and fatigue occur excessive This is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and, in our country, more than 16 million Mexicans are at risk of suffering from it because they are active smokers. Read More

6 measures against drowning

Drowning in Mexico is estimated as the second cause of death in children under five years of age and in adolescents between eight and 15 years of age; however, young adults and the elderly are also affected. According to Manuel Ángel Correa Flores, specialist in pediatric intensive therapy, member of the National Medical Center "La Raza" of the IMSS, drownings usually occur in pools and beaches, during the holiday season, but also in sports clubs and other places where there is a presence of water, whether natural or artificial. There is also the "almost drowning", and those who have it survive more than 24 hours, but they end up dying from c Read More

Ahued rules out epidemic for H1N1 influenza

The Secretary of Health of the Federal District, Armando Ahued, said that there will be more cases of influenza until March of this year, because it is the normal season where the virus occurs. Ahued indicated that influenza AH1N1 will remain forever in the country, so it should be controlled with the vaccine and preventive hygiene measures. Given the shortage of drugs that was released a few days ago, the secretary stressed that this situation predominates in private hospitals, but the health centers of the capital have the necessary treatments to control the virus. In what cases is the virus dangerous? The official stressed that the groups Read More

Asthma grows 30% in winter

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the respiratory tract, which affects more than 5% of the population and is among the top 10 causes of health services use, according to Margarita Fernández Vega, pulmonologist at the National Institute of Diseases Respiratory (INER). Read More

How to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CPR is an acronym that means Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. It is a method that is practiced universally as part of an emergency procedure. The goal of CPR is the introduction of oxygen into the bloodstream through artificial respiration. This artificial respiration is, along with the pumping helps for oxygen to travel throughout the body. Read More

How to treat and prevent respiratory obstructions

There are different risk situations for obstruction of the airways, among which stand out: the intake of food or foreign objects; bronchoaspiration, which is when the patient breathes secretions such as blood or vomit; It can also be caused by chronic diseases such as anaphylaxis (due to allergies) or inflammatory processes. All these situations can totally or partially close the airway and prevent the proper passage of air, thus causing a respiratory arrest. Read More

George Michael is hospitalized in Vienna

British singer George Michael, 48, was hospitalized in a university clinic (AKH) in Vienna, for possible pneumonia, according to information provided by public television ORF. According to information published by EFE, the artist has to cancel his scheduled concerts in Vienna, France and England, because he also suffers from heart problems. Read More


Nosebleeds are very common and most occur due to colds or minor irritations. These hemorrhages can be alarming for some patients, but they are rarely life-threatening. Read More

Spanish flu the most lethal epidemic of the Revolution

It is well known that in 1910, Mexicans lived in a profoundly unequal society; the wealth was concentrated in a privileged minority formed by foreigners, bankers, landowners, merchants, manufacturers and officials, while the majority composed of Indians, peasants, workers and artisans received miserable salaries. In 1910, there were 15 million inhabitants, more than 7 million 600 thousand were women, 42% of the general population was under 15 years old and, on average, 76% of women and 68% of men were illiterate. Read More

Fireworks smoke harms health

The year 2010, in Mexico, has been characterized by a number of celebrations due to the commemoration of 200 years since the beginning of the Independence struggle and 100 years since the beginning of the Revolution. Read More

The first attention in case of asphyxia by object

It is common that when we are in the office, on the street, in a restaurant or at home, someone of those present is the victim of a respiratory obstruction; either by food or by some object, this is very common in children, since their curiosity leads them to put things in their mouth, although adults are not exempt. Read More

Leonora Carrington dies at 94 years old victim of pneumonia

Leonora Carrington, one of the most representative artists of the twentieth century, died in the early hours of this Thursday, May 26, 2011 in Mexico City, a little over a month after turning 94 years of age. Painter, sculptor, engraver, writer, playwright and set designer, Carrington was considered the last surviving surrealist in Mexico. Read More


When there is a total airway obstruction in children, the procedures to clear the airways are not very different from those used in adults, only that it is necessary to make adjustments and variants that are related to the size of the infants. Babies Read More