Cross transplants between Italy and Portugal. That click that saved two lives

In technical jargon and therefore aseptic, one speaks of cross or cross-over transplants. Two distant countries, Italy and Portugal, two patients waiting for a kidney, but the one offered by a relative with infinite generosity is not compatible. All seems lost, but no: the data of both are entered into a large network with the […]

Extreme heat and stress because emotional health deteriorates in summer

crazy summer It is not just a way of expressing the desire to break away from the rules of everyday life. In fact, this is a particularly thankless time of year for people with mental health issues. Suicide rates, substance abuse and impulse control difficulties are increasing. These are not always genuine mental disorders, as […]

To live longer than steps per day, even fewer than 5,000 are enough

The more steps you take, the lower the risk of dying prematurely. And that goes for those who take fewer than the famous 10,000 steps a day recommended by the World Health Organization. This was the result of the world’s largest study on the subject, led by Maciej BanachProfessor of Cardiology at the Medical University […]

From a mosquito bacterium to the key to fighting malaria

Serendipity: the ability or luck to make unexpected discoveries by accident while searching for something else. This is exactly what happened to a group of scientists in the Spanish laboratories of the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In a study published in Science, researchers led by Dr Janneth Rodriguesscientific leader in the research and development of […]

West Nile, the number of cases in Italy rises from 6 to 25

Confirmed cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection among people in Italy have risen to 25 since early May. In the previous one there were 6 Notice of July 27, which also reported one death in Lombardy. There are 34 provinces with proven distribution of WNV belonging to 7 regions: Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, […]

Mental health and prison, what the case of Luca Delfino teaches us

The history of Luca Delfino sentenced to almost 17 years in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Antonella MultariAnd for a few days entered the Residence for Security Measures (REMS) of Genova Prà, arouses the interest of the mass media. This is even more true after the interview with his lawyer, who stated that […]

Antimicrobial resistance, WHO: Vaccines could save half a million lives a year

Vaccines save lives, not only by directly preventing life-threatening diseases, but also by curbing the potentially deadly phenomenon of antibiotic resistance. at what time? Thanks to vaccines, at least half a million deaths could be saved every year. There is one thing to appreciate learn Management by the WHO, the International Vaccine Institute, Korea and […]

In diabetes, the provision of some sort of insulin pen is at risk. AIFA Notice

The medicine Tresiba Flextouch 100 U/ml 5 pre-filled pens (aIC 042658029) is in short supply (interrupted supplies) due to a reduced production capacity of the owner. The makes known the Italian Medicines Agency (Aifa). Tresiba, informed the European Medicines Agency (Ema) is a drug that contains the following Active substance insulin degludec and is used […]