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Los 7 bulos más extendidos sobre el asma
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Los 7 bulos más extendidos sobre el asma

Related media - Related media Son muchas las falsas creencias que todavía existen en torno al asma, sus causas, los tratamientos y el diagnóstico. Esto supone un gran obstáculo para las personas que padecen esta enfermedad, ya que les resulta más complicado conocer la forma adecuada de mantener bajo control los síntomas. El doctor Luis Manuel Entrenas Costa, jefe de Neumología del Hospital Quirónsalud Córdoba, insiste en que es importante prestar más atención a esta enfermedad, y escapar de «creencias equivocadas que no benefician a los pacientes». Te ayudamos a derribar los 7 falsos bulos más populares sobre esta enfermedad crónica. ¿Has escuchado alguno de ellos? 1. El asma solo afecta a niños, ¿qué hay de cierto? Una de las creencias más populares apunta que el asma se cura con la...
Luis Enrique convencido de ganar al Dortmund
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Luis Enrique convencido de ganar al Dortmund

Connected media - Connected media El PSG se juega este martes sus opciones en Champions en el duelo de vuelta de las semifinales ante el Borussia Dortmund. Un partido que puede decantar toda la temporada de los parisinos en la que el título europeo es el gran objetivo. El conjunto que dirige Luis Enrique llega a la cita tras su derrota por la mínima en el partido de ida en Dortmund y obligado a remontar en casa. El técnico asturiano no duda de las opciones de su equipo y se mostró contundente sobre el resultado en París.«Vamos a ganar», afirmó a la pregunta de una periodista tras la sesión de entrenamiento. Con el título liguero ya bajo el brazo y sin jornada de Ligue 1 esta semana (el encuentro contra el Niza se disputará el próximo 15 de mayo), el PSG centra todos su...
New Nutrition Guidelines Put Less Sugar and Salt on the Menu for School Meals
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New Nutrition Guidelines Put Less Sugar and Salt on the Menu for School Meals

Linked media - Connected media The Sugar Association, a trade group, said it supported limiting added sugars in a weekly menu but called applying limits to individual products like flavored dairy products “arbitrary.” The group also warned that the new standards might lead to increased use of artificial sweeteners, which is not addressed but could have its own health ramifications. Schools will need to reduce sodium in lunches by 15 percent from current levels and in breakfasts by 10 percent by the 2027-28 academic year. This was scaled back from a proposed reduction of 30 percent by the 2029-30 school year. Mr. Vilsack said the Agriculture Department was unable to more meaningfully cut salt because it was essentially handcuffed by a policy rider in a spending package Congress approv...
Best countries for surrogacy if you live in Dallas (Texas)
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Best countries for surrogacy if you live in Dallas (Texas)

Choosing surrogacy is a decision fraught with challenges for couples in Dallas (Texas). It's widely acknowledged that embarking on this life-changing journey can be a strenuous and demanding process, one that rigorously tests the resilience and determination of aspiring parents. Therefore, in addition to cultivating inner strength, love, and patience to navigate the potential challenges that may arise, it is essential to have adequate financial readiness for the entire surrogacy journey. It is understandable that surrogacy entails significant expenses, regardless of the selected destination. However, many intended parents are eager to explore avenues for potential cost savings along their surrogacy journey. This article showcases a compilation of the top destinations that offer mo...
$1 Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School
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$1 Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School

Related media - Connected media When she focused on the bequest, she realized immediately what she wanted to do, she recalled. “I wanted to fund students at Einstein so that they would receive free tuition,” she said. There was enough money to do that in perpetuity, she said. Over the years, she had interviewed dozens of prospective Einstein medical students. Tuition is more than $59,000 a year, and many graduated with crushing medical school debt. According to the school, nearly 50 percent of its students owed more than $200,000 after graduating. At most other New York City medical schools, less than 25 percent of new doctors owed that much. Almost half of Einstein’s first-year medical students are New Yorkers, and nearly 60 percent are women. About 48 percent of current medical stu...
Can You Recycle Medical Devices Like Insulin Pens, Inhalers and Covid Tests?
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Can You Recycle Medical Devices Like Insulin Pens, Inhalers and Covid Tests?

Related media - Related media “What we really need is an evolving, specialized recycling infrastructure alongside the big five — paper, glass, plastic, metal and cardboard,” said Mitch Ratcliffe, publisher of the website Earth911. “That conversation is really picking up steam in some particular categories, but not in medical equipment at all.” A few designers and companies are exploring alternatives that are more reusable or safer for the environment. Inhalers The inhalers that many people use for treatment of asthma or other respiratory ailments contain potentially recyclable materials. But those with leftover medication or propellants may also be hazardous if incinerated or compacted. The steel or aluminum canisters containing the medication should generally be returned to a pharma...
What to Know About Lead Poisoning in Children
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What to Know About Lead Poisoning in Children

Related media - Connected media How do I know if my children have high blood-lead levels? Lead exposure can go unnoticed until levels accumulate, doctors say. High levels of lead can result in stomach pain, vomiting, fatigue, learning difficulties, developmental delays and even seizures. Pediatricians recommend blood tests for infants and toddlers who live in homes built before 1978 or have other risk factors. Medicaid programs and some states require screening, but it is not typically advised for children older than 3. While officials have said there is no safe level of lead, parents do not automatically need to worry if traces of lead show up in a child’s blood test. The average blood-lead level among young U.S. children is under 1 microgram per deciliter of blood. “I don’t think t...
A Fading Weapon in the HIV Fight: Condoms
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A Fading Weapon in the HIV Fight: Condoms

Associated media - Linked media Gay and bisexual men are using condoms less than ever, and the decline has been particularly steep among those who are young or Hispanic, according to a new study. The worrisome trend points to an urgent need for better prevention strategies as the nation struggles to beat the H.I.V. epidemic, researchers said. Over the past decade, prevention medication known as PrEP has helped fuel a moderate drop in H.I.V. rates. And yet, despite persistent public health campaigns promoting the drugs, they have not been adopted in substantial numbers by Black and Hispanic men who are gay or bisexual. The use of condoms, which prevent H.I.V. as well as other sexually transmitted infections, has been declining across the board in recent years, not just among...
UnitedHealth Cyberattack Disrupts Prescription Drug Coverage
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UnitedHealth Cyberattack Disrupts Prescription Drug Coverage

Related media - Linked media Updated on Feb. 27 to include new company statements. A cyberattack on a unit affiliated with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest insurer, has disrupted drug prescription orders at thousands of pharmacies for about a week. The assault on the unit, Change Healthcare, a division of United’s Optum, was discovered last Wednesday. The attack appeared to be by a foreign country, according to two senior federal law enforcement officials, who expressed alarm at the extent of the disruption on Monday. UnitedHealth Group, the conglomerate, said in a federal filing that it had been forced to disconnect some of Change Healthcare’s vast digital network from its clients, and as of Tuesday, had not been able to restore all of those services. The company has not prov...
A Doctor’s Lifelong Quest to Solve One of Pediatric Medicine’s Greatest Mysteries
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A Doctor’s Lifelong Quest to Solve One of Pediatric Medicine’s Greatest Mysteries

Related media - Connected media At the Kawasaki Disease Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, led by Dr. Burns, caring for children affected by Kawasaki disease is always linked to the search for the cause. On a recent Wednesday morning, Dr. Kirsten Dummer, a pediatric cardiologist, was examining the heart scans of a 2-year-old who showed signs of a large aneurysm on the right side of the heart. “The biggest question from parents is: How did this happen? How did my child get this? In every patient room, that’s what they fundamentally want to know,” she said. “Year after year after year, they come back and ask us, ‘Do you guys know more yet?’” Dr. Burns, who has continued to see patients herself, said those inquiries motivated her. “If we were all Ph.D.s in the labora...