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The so-called “rare diseases “are those that affect a small group of people in connection with the general population (less than 1 per 2,000). According to the National Organization for Rare Disorders USA (NORD), there are more than seven thousand and describes five new every day in the medical literature.
These conditions are chronic, severe and are often a life-threatening for the patient. Moreover, it is estimated that over 50% are diagnosed late.
As part of World Day for Rare Diseases, Argentine specialists stressed the importance of increasing awareness of these conditions, which is crucial because some of them, such as Fairy only treatable early, but it takes twelve years to reach diagnosis.
“The vast majority of rare diseases are genetic cause. While each one of them is rare, taken together, affect a large percentage of the population and deserve to be considered when setting health policies, “said Dr. Herman Martina, Chief of Pediatric Neurology, and University Hospital Austral.
A mole is an abnormal spot very small, which grows on the skin. It is a benign lesion composed of melanocytes, cells that produce skin pigment. They may appear singly or in groups, with each mole has different growth pattern, but not all brown spots on the skin are moles.
Everyone has moles. Some are born with more and develop new ones until age 30, including up to 40. The vast majority of people have between ten and thirty spots. Some people are born with a predisposition to them, in some cases it is a family-genetic trait.
A normal mole has sharp edges, round or oval shape, is flat or rose, and often has different sizes, but usually is less than 0.63 inches in diameter. The color of the moon can vary from pink or very light brown to dark brown. As the years pass, some moles may increase in size, acquire a clearer, and pale. This change is especially noticeable in the face. They can also increase because of sun exposure. At some stages of life often, grow in number and size, as occurs during puberty and pregnancy.
In general, most moles appear during the first 30 years of life. It is very important to pay attention to those that arise after that age and make them see a dermatologist. Another crucial point is to observe any changes occurring in a preexisting mole. If it bleeds, itches, is growing too fast, so scaly or crusted, you must go to the specialist to observe and perform the clinical examination. The same applies to the case of a sore that does not heal or not heal small wounds.
Some moles can become the gateway for skin cancer. There are different types of skin cancer. Melanoma is one of them. May begin as a mole or in an area that changes its appearance. Are the least common of skin cancers, but the most aggressive and therefore the more dangerous?
The spots were examined clinically with different tools. Definitive diagnosis may be required to do a biopsy, removing a mole and examined under a microscope. If they are not examined, cells from the skin can spread to other tissues and organs.
Atypical moles or large should be examined by a dermatologist annually and / or to any change. Those with increased risk of skin cancer should regularly check their moles. Additionally, we recommend the entire population to avoid excessive sun exposure and use sunscreen with an SPF of greater than 15.
Most skin cancers develop in those parts of the body permanently exposed to sunlight, head, tips of the ears, neck, face, hands, shoulders, forearms. In men must also pay attention to the chest. In women, lesions may appear in the lower back and legs.
Syndrome Post-Holiday Stress can cause sadness, apathy, depression, and tachycardia, shortness of breath, blood, muscle aches and stomach problems and, as experts estimate, affects young adults between 25 and 40.
Patricia Hanson Gabby, director of Hem era, Centre for Studies on Stress and anxiety, said, “A syndrome is defined as a pathological condition associated with a series of concurrent symptoms, usually three or more.” Gabby of Hanson remarked, “Post-holiday stress, as his words indicate, is the stress that comes after the holidays.”
“Although it is accepted as the major disease classifications, is being given increasing importance. Some authors think that this is just a temporary situation that disappears when the person passes the process of adapting to the new situation. For example again work and daily routines in the case of adults and children for back to school, “said the expert.
Also, the specialist said that when the adjustment process fails “generated a series of physical and psychological symptoms” and added that these symptoms, if they last over time, “can affect the quality of life of the sufferer.”
“This table insomnia with marked daytime sleepiness, poor concentration, apathy regarding the tasks that must be faced and anxiety. They can also appear sadness, apathy, depression, tachycardia, shortness of breath, blood, muscle aches and stomach problems, “he added.
Hanson Gabby emphasized that the main cause of this syndrome is the change in the daily rhythm disturbance of the biological clock “and that” during the holiday pace of life suffers a significant change. ““Generally we go to bed later and so does the time to get up. There is a total mess in our habits and our routine. The power varies as well as our social activity,” he said.
The specialist said, “Back to life every day means a sharp change for our organization.” “If we add to this lack of motivation at work or activities to be undertaken to return, the subjective experience can be very negative. The combination of both situations can lead to post-holiday syndrome,” he said.
The specialist said that the most exposed population is young adults “aged between 25 and 40 years.”
“Thumbelina Robles Ortega, a researcher at the University of Granada, said that 35% of Spanish workers have post-holiday syndrome,” he said.
A year after the Foundation for Program Research (PRF) has announced the launch of the campaign to find the other 150 “were located 31% of new cases of program, a genetic condition characterized by premature aging children.
It is an international awareness campaign was developed in collaboration between the Foundation for Research on Program and GLOBALHealthPR; the international network of independent public relations world is largest in the health sector, represented by Paradigm Argentina Peel Communication.
In October 2009, 54 known cases of program children in 30 countries, but scientists believe that a statistically there are approximately 150 children who have not yet been identified.
Program, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford syndrome is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by the appearance of premature and accelerated aging in children.
The symptoms of this condition include poor growth, loss of body fat and hair, aged-looking skin, joint pain, hip dislocation, generalized atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. A child with program usually dies because of heart problems, like millions of older people.
Finding a cure may therefore be the key to preventing and treating these and other problems associated with natural aging process. PRF is the only nonprofit organization dedicated solely to finding treatments and a cure for program.
In just 12 months the campaign to find the other 150 “achieved the following results:
* we identified 17 children from 12 countries, 5 continents now know that there are children with program.
* In total 71 children know they have this disease worldwide, a 31% increase over the previous year.
“When we launched the campaign, commented that finding even one child and was successful,” said Audrey Gordon, president and CEO of PRF. Gordon said “this success is the result of a global partnership.”
“We now know that thanks to our perseverance, we can find even more children with program to offer treatments that will change your life and connect with local medical professionals and other families living in the same situation,” he added.
The Foundation for Program Research will continue its work of awareness of the disease in order to achieve more and better results through:
* Media coverage to gain greater knowledge about this disease in parts of the world where there is still no case was identified, such as Russia and China.
* Inform the media and the experts and family through pictures of children with program and explanations of this disease.
* Promote the use of tools such as Face book and Twitter by the media, doctors and families so they can follow the latest developments in research of PRF and find information about program.
“There is a close correlation between the role of the media and the identification of new cases, as happened in Brazil, where the number of children rose from 1 to 7 with the media disseminated information about nationwide “said Gordon.
The Foundation for Program Research (PRF) was established in 1999 to try to find the cause, treatment and cure for program, a premature aging disease that causes the death of children who suffer from heart attacks or stroke at 13 years of middle age. In the past ten years, research carried out in conjunction with the PRF identified the gene that causes program and to the discovery of a possible treatment for children who suffer.
After analyzing 34,670 women between 39 and 73 years who had no cardiovascular disease or cancer at baseline in 1997, the team of Dr. Susanna Larsson of the Karolin’s Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, found that participants who consumed large amounts of red meat (at least 102 grams per day) showed a 42% higher chance of suffering a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), compared with women who ate less meat (25 grams per day).
Researchers reported the findings of experience in a recent issue of the journal Stroke. They claimed that within 10 years of the work, 1,680 (4% of participants) suffered a stroke.
This is the first study in years to establish a connection, applicable to the female, between red meat consumption and the possibility of having a stroke.
“The most common was ischemic stroke, which occurs as a result of blockage of an artery that is responsible for delivering blood to the brain. Such occurred in 78% of cases. The rest belong to other accidents unspecified causes or cerebral hemorrhage, experts presented their conclusions.
On the other hand added that “no relationship was detected between the possibility of stroke and the consumption of fresh meat (the analysis is performed on processed red meat) or farm products.”
As a possible explanation, the team led by Dr. Larsson said: “Several mechanisms explain the association between processed meat and risk of stroke. However, we believe that the first point is the connection between the consumption of that food type and hypertension, major risk factors when we think of strokes. “
Moreover, the experts added: “We must not fail to consider the iron accelerates the production of free radicals that damage tissue. Finally, the processed red meat is rich in sodium, a mineral that increases blood pressure. “
A team of scientists from University College London, the National Institute for Health and Medical Research in France, and the University of Montpellier, in France analyzed the relationship between the form of food and the chance of depression.
More precisely, the association between a healthy diet and balanced and to prevent the development of this highly complex disorder that affects not only the social life of sufferers, but also “installed” in both the psyche and the body of those affected.
“Most previous work on the topic focused on the action to have certain nutrients on depression, while we take and look at food as a whole,” the investigators said the 3,486 people involved, whose average age was 57 years.
That group was divided over the five-year long investigation into two smaller biases. On the one hand, the people who ate healthy, fruits, vegetables, vegetables and fish, and those who preferred other processed foods, sugars, fried foods and dairy fat.
“We developed a questionnaire designed to assess potential alterations in mood, and established that people who chose to processed foods were 58% more likely to develop depression, compared with those following a healthy diet,” they added scientists.
“We are extremely pleased that we found a very consistent pattern of relationship between the way of feeding and the possibility of developing depression. However, further studies will be necessary to confirm definitively,” they stated.
“To which we must be very aware of is the so-called ‘masked depression’ that occurs when the mood alteration not expressed through physical symptoms such as sadness, but from physiological changes, completed the specialist.
On the other hand it is noteworthy that depression is a state of sadness or distress passenger, but a deeper problem that usually do not conform to a single cause, but many. In fact, it is assumed that the development of this disorder is due to a combination of psychological, genetic and biochemical.
Your symptoms may also vary because contrary to what many people think being depressed is not about always and inevitably to be drawn all day in bed.
Those with the disorder through various stages or moments in which usually takes possession of them has marked irritability, a deep interest in activities that used to enjoy and a great pessimism.
Public health laws passed or pending are a conceptual and methodological adequacy of public health to current social needs, and have in common the incorporation of health in all policies. This means a new strategic approach, which will require different information systems, which must also incorporate the rapid advances in the field of information technology and communication.
The aim of this study is to identify the most relevant aspects to be taken into account in information systems in public health from the perspective of technology, both in developing as well as component items.
To overcome the fragmentation of information systems in public health is essential to achieve the integration of them with each other and with health care systems and extrasanitarios, for what is necessary to advance the technical interoperability, semantic and organizational.
The development of information systems to support the new strategy will present additional difficulties because of its size and diversity of organisms intervenes.
Health Secretary Jellico, Alfonso Petersen Farad, said he was “grateful” to the local members of Congress by his call for next week appears before the Health Law Committee, to explain the alleged irregularities in the bidding for Saguaro Popular medicines.
“It is important that Members have a first-line, first hand, the different actors that are involved in each process, to have a proper approach and can make determinations as appropriate.”
Rather than go to account, will be a visit that will enrich the information available on the subject, so as not to make false speculations, the official said.
On the same theme and supply of medicines dispensed to beneficiaries of the Saguaro Popular, the secretary shall keep lawmakers about the challenges and strategies are for 2011.
After the statements by various politicians and business leaders on alleged irregularities in the bidding process for the Ministry of Health Jellico (SSJ), Petersen Farad says that this is disinformation.
“The misinformation does not pay anything positive, the most interesting is that things are objectively, and we can make better decisions that benefit the health of people, I think histrionic statements, the accusations do not pay anything for health or the country.”
After Dimes company won the tender process for distribution and supply of drugs to the Jellico Health Secretariat, the Court of the State Administrative (SAR) issued a few weeks ago ruled in favor of the company The Medic, and ordered extend the contract with it until 28 February, so it will be the sole supplier for the purchase of medicine for the Saguaro Popular.
In addition, the audit made by the Internal Comptroller of the SSJ in schools in which the company distributes drugs Medic the Saguaro Popular, was with some irregularities, so it will earn penalties, but did not say how much.