Everyone knows that excess body weight is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. It is less known, however, and cause for even greater concern, that excess body weight also increases the risk of cancer.  A recent report sheds light on the link between excess body weight and cancer. 

skin cancer

Skin cancer mortality rates are higher in men than in women. This is only one finding, based on the analysis of 33 countries, that was presented at the National Cancer Research Institute’s annual conference. According to researchers, this is a clear sign that men need to be more involved in the educational and prevention campaign against […]

antibiotic resistance

Each year 700,000 people die worldwide (99,000 in the USA and 25,000 in Europe) as a result of antibiotic resistance.  These high death tolls are due to killers called super bacteria, or rather, germs that are able to resist all types of antibiotics. The most common include: Enterococcus faecium; Staphylococcus aureus; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Acinetobacter baumannii; […]

marine-based drugs

Research in medicine and pharmacology is always seeking new solutions that may come from any area of research. The sea, for example, has always been a source of livelihood for the human race, but recently a new treasure from the deep has been discovered. Recent studies have revealed the possibility of creating marine-based drugs and […]

psychological support

When we think of disease, we often limit our thoughts to the physical effects of disease on the body. We must not forget the emotional consequences that chronic diseases and long-term treatments have both for patients and caregivers and which require psychological support.  Being affected by a disease also means dealing with: the loss of […]