According to Bloomberg (the well-known company that performs data analysis and much more), in 2019 Spain is the healthiest country in the world. But how did they measure countries’ health? […]
I write this post to make some clarification about hematological malignancies, because there are several kinds, with similar names but distinct features. Blood cancers are unique in their kind, because, […]
Genetically engineered fungus kills 75% of malaria-infected mosquitos
Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report titled “Public Spending on Health: A Closer Look at Global Trends”. The topic is sensitive, because it concerns how much money […]
Fake news are the cancer of correct information, and they need to be fought. Both popular science and artificial intelligence can do a lot in this war.
Usually, anti-vaxxers make improper use of scientific literature to support their lies. In this post I explain you how to identify a fake-science article and how to properly interpret vaccine-related literature.
In this post, I will focus on a group of diseases that is unique in its features: prion diseases. They are caused by misfolding of prion protein (see further), and […]
Compared to few decades ago, nowadays we pay much more attention to our health. This is because, every now and then, some new findings highlight lifestyle tips that have positive […]
Artificial intelligence is becoming more and more relevant in healthcare matters. As I mentioned here, Ebola outbreak was controlled only after artificial intelligence was introduced in the campaign against the […]
In this post I will write about a very sensitive health-related issue: autism. I will summarize its features, focusing on potential causes and clarifying the autism-vaccines debate. Let’s begin with […]
Information and curiosities about vaccines. Real facts against anti-vaxxers plots
Recently, scrolling my Facebook wall, I found a post published by World Health Organization (WHO) about schistosomiasis. I didn’t know what it was, so I decided to learn more about […]
Thanks to the great improvements in genetics, including the completion of DNA sequencing and the recording of thousands of variations in the DNA sequence that can predispose to syndromes or […]
What’s a common action among Robert de Niro in “Casino”, Sharon Stone in “Basic Instinct”, Audrey Hepburn in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” and Clint Eastwood in “The Good, the Bad, and the […]
Do you fasten your seat-belt before starting your car? Do you check that the street is free before crossing it? If you answer yes to both questions, well done. But […]
Whenever an innovation is brought to life, it is important that people who will use it are informed about it, to prevent misunderstanding and confusion. Since the 1990s, genetic modified […]