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    Cancer will cause 1.4 million deaths this year in Europe

    For some years now, cancer has been second in the list of diseases that kill the most. Although it has greatly improved its detection, its approach and the arsenal available to deal with it, tumours continue to be one of the main threats to global health. And so it will continue to be in the near future, according to the latest forecasts. This was confirmed again on Monday by a study carried out by Italian researchers who, with the records of recent years in hand, made an estimate for 2019: over the course of this year will die of cancer about 1.4 million Europeans. The figures are almost 5% higher…

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    The deeper the sleep, the better for the brain.

    Sometimes a restful sleep refers more to the quality of sleep than to the hours. In recent weeks there has been a lot of talk about the hours we should sleep to prevent cardiac risk or Alzheimer’s, but now research published in “Science Advances” calls attention to the quality of the user. His study concludes that not all sleep is the same when it comes to cleaning the brain. The new research shows how the depth of sleep can affect our brain’s ability to efficiently cleanse waste and toxic proteins. The information could be an explanation for the links between aging, lack of sleep and increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease…

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    New Sleep Function Needed for Survival Discovered

    Why do we sleep? Why do we invest the third part of our life in closing our eyes and disconnecting? Humans, like other animals with nervous systems, spend a good part of their lives sleeping. It is considered that sleep is a very active stage for the brain in which the toxins accumulated during the day are eliminated and that, without rest, this organ loses the capacity to create memories, concentrate or respond quickly. But apart from this, the biological function of sleep is a great mystery, and all in spite of the fact that it affects almost every type of tissue in the body, from the brain to the…

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    It’s not laziness, it’s just that I’m smarter than average.

    Thinking minds don’t need to do as much physical activity, so they spend more time swirling than the average person. In other words, you may be lazy because you are smarter than the average mortal. Buy the idea, don’t you? Watch out, because that’s what research by American psychologists at Appalachian State University in North Carolina and Gulf Coast University of Florida in Fort Myers suggests. The study assumes that people with a high IQ become less bored because they have more to think about, and therefore spend long, self-absorbed moments carburating and enjoying their inner life, which results in less physical activity. The researchers reached that conclusion after analyzing…

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    Several wounded in a shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht

    Several people were injured on Monday in a gunfight in the Dutch city of Utrecht, with a population of about 344,000, according to the police, according to Reuters news agency. The city, located about 65 kilometers east of The Hague, is the capital of the province of the same name. The security forces have informed in their Twitter account that the incident took place this morning at 10.45 a.m. in the 24 de Octubre square and that the place has been cordoned off. “We are investigating the incident,” said the police on social networks, where he also added that the shooting took place on a tram. Several witnesses have said…

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    Summer, smoke and lobotomy

    Playwright Tennessee Williams lived madness up close. So were the consequences. Without going any further, his sister Rose would be forever disabled because of a lobotomy, a surgical technique that consists of climbing the brain with the help of a sharp needle and thereby remove the nerves until they jump inside. Tennessee Williams would never get over it. Perhaps, to practice exorcism with the memory and especially with the little blue devils of madness, as he called them, Tennessee Williams was inspired by this surgical technique. With it, he gave shape to a turbulent and exquisite work. Its title: Suddenly, Last Summer; a sexual metaphor where confession and guilt meet…

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    The genome of early risers protects them from depression

    Scientists call a lark the type of person who gets out of bed easily and finds the highest productivity of the day in the morning. Their chronotype – this is the technical name given to each pattern of sleep and activity – is the opposite of that of owls, who work better at night and go to bed and get up late, according to social conventions. A new study, published today in Nature Communications, reveals that those who are genetically programmed to wake up soon are less likely to suffer from mental illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia. They also say they feel better than others. It was known that…

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    Louis Vuitton goes for mass luxury and drives the Chinese crazy

    The French giant’s results are growing rapidly thanks to its commitment to bringing expensive brands closer to the general public. “To have succeeded in making Louis Vuitton, a luggage company in its origin, a global brand, rabidly young and the most successful of the group, as well as desired worldwide, has much merit. There are those who call it the McDonald’s of luxury,” says Abraham de Amézaga, a writer and journalist specializing in fashion and luxury. The growth of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH) finds no roof over its head. The French giant broke all its records in 2018. Last year it earned 46,826 million euros, 9.8% more than in…

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    The most common diseases among women

    Many diseases affect both men and women. However, some diseases have a higher incidence in female patients. Since industrialization and new forms of production, the degradation of the ecosystem has become an increasingly evident reality. The toxicity of the environment is not only leaving notable traces in natural sites and fauna, but directly in human health itself. This pollution, caused by constant production and exposure to chemical agents, puts our vulnerability to the test. In 1962, Rachel Carson already warned with her work “Silent Spring” the effects of this situation on people. It is estimated that approximately 80,000 chemical substances have been introduced into daily life, of which between 4,000…

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    False myths about sleep

    We spend a third of our lives sleeping, but we know very little about what happens to us at that decisive time for our physical and mental health. Popular culture is full of falsehoods and misinterpretations about the act of sleeping. Here are a few. The dream is one of the most important activities for the human being, in spite of the bad popular languages that try that we have a wrong idea of its transcendence. Rest is vital for us to correctly develop our physical and psychological functions. At first glance, it does not seem entirely intelligent that we spend a third of our life sleeping, but the truth…