Varicose veins are a health issue

According to the Ministry of Health, about 70% of the adult population have some type of varicose veins. 1   Varicose veins are dilated and tortuous veins in the legs, which present a phenomenon called reflux. These veins should carry the blood from the legs to the heart, but part of the blood flow follows in reverse (down to the feet)1.   The first aspect to be addressed when it comes to varicose veins is the demystification...

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Brittle nail syndrome affects 20% of the population

Part of the population faces a problem known as the brittle nail syndrome, which is characterized by brittle nail that can be with a roughened surface, become brittle and scaling. This problem is more common than imagined: it is present in about 20% of the population and reaches twice as many women as men. Some situations may contribute to the onset of the syndrome. The fingernail plate comprises of several layers of dead cells, which are...

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Take care of your body and your joints

Exercise is extremely important, and brings many benefits to the body. However, regardless of the selected activity, it is necessary to take some precautions to avoid joint and muscle injuries that can turn this healthy habit into a major problem.   Your joints are coated with a thin layer of protection called cartilage, which serves both to absorb impact as well as minimize friction during bone displacement. Due to constant cartilage...

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The Sun's vitamin

Vitamins are essential nutrients for the human body to function properly. Our body alone is unable to produce them, so they must be absorbed through diet, or in the case of vitamin D, through the Sun. The amount ingested or sun exposure is often not enough, however, and supplements are necessary.   Each vitamin has its role, and among the most important is vitamin D, responsible for regulating the absorption of calcium and phosphorus...

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Cow's Milk Allergy Or Intolerance? What Does My Child Have?

If your child is in the first childhood, in other words, he/she is less than 3 years old, the most likely condition is that he/she has cow's milk protein allergy (CMPA). The allergy occurs when the organism identifies some substance as a threat and starts to fight against it, generating symptoms, in this case a frequent crying, diarrhea, vomit, weight loss and occurrence of dermatitis. Cow's milk intolerance occurs after the first childhood,...

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Are intense vomits during the pregnancy usual?

During the pregnancy, nausea and vomit are considered as usual, and about 80% of the pregnant women present those symptoms. However, when the condition of nausea and vomit reach a moderate level, with condition of vomits above three episodes a day and extended periods of nausea, the use of drugs becomes fundamental. Some women present conditions of nausea and vomit considered as serious, that is, the symptoms are present up to ten times...

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Message from the President

Biolab closes deal with Teva Group for the acquisition of Actavis´s operation in Brazil  

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Overdosage Of Folic Acid During Pregnancy

Did you know that one in every 1,000 babies born in Brazil has a bad development of neural tube or spina bifida? The administration of folic acid in the right moment and ideal dosage (400 mcg) ensures the correct formation of babies. Children inherit genes from parents and they will work correctly from the ingestion of vitamins. Among various genes, there are those, which define baby’s morphology, it means, they close the spine, face...

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Osteoarthritis | Know About The Treatment

Around 15 million Brazilians have osteoarthritis (OA), according to Ministry of Health. However, what is this disease and why is it in the fourth position in the ranking of pathologies responsible for life quality loss, according to World Health Organization (WHO)? Understand more about osteoarthritis. WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS? Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as arthrosis, is a degenerative and inflammatory joint disease, with no cure yet,...

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According To Ministry Of Healthy, 40% Of Brazilians Have High Levels Of Bad Cholesterol (LDL)

Cholesterol is a fat that contributes to the functioning of the body. However, there are two types of cholesterol in the organism, which should be monitored: LDL and HDL. LDL, known as bad cholesterol, causes the accumulation of fat plaques in blood vessels. HDL, known as good cholesterol, has the function to remove bad cholesterol from blood stream and to take it to the liver, where it will be eliminated or recycled. Drugs composed of...

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